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Right now we all have more than our fair share of problems, not just the pandemic, inequality, and the economy but also interpersonal issues, which can loom much larger with all of this. Here are some tips for staying emotionally balanced and getting those annoying problems solved.

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AUSTIN, Texas – Aliyah Marandiz, who grew up a member of the Baha'i faith, said that her religion influences her actions, her perspective and how she treats other people, much the same way any religion would.

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Imagine this scenario, perhaps a year or two in the future: An effective COVID-19 vaccine is routinely available and the world is moving forward. Life, however, will likely never be the same – particularly for people over 60.

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By Dec. 1, there will be an estimated 295,011 coronavirus deaths in the United States since the start of the pandemic. But nearly 66,000 of these deaths – about one in four – could have been prevented if all Americans would wear a mask in public, according to the Institute for Health Metrics…

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Acute symptoms of COVID-19, such as cough, fever and shortness of breath, are now widely known. What is not known, however, is what symptoms and complications may linger long after an initial COVID-19 infection. Early research shows the disease attacks more than just the respiratory system, …

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Families across the U.S. will be getting yet another taste of home schooling this fall, as many school districts opt for some degree of remote learning due to risks posed by the COVID-19 pandemic.

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In these days where there is high anxiety around COVID-19, getting your sleep isn't easy. But a good night's sleep is a key factor in maintaining your health and protecting your immune system.

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For the past couple of decades, we have been hyperfocused on "happiness." What it is, how to find it, who has it, how they got it, and where can I get mine? Is it meditation, visualization, diet, exercise, therapy, journaling, creating – and yes, all of these help, but right now, I don't thi…

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CHICAGO – The pandemic has everyone stuck at home, where alcohol and snacks are within easy reach. So if you find that you're drinking more, you're not alone. From March to June, the COVID Symptom Study found 20% of their almost 100,000 participants reported increased drinking since the pand…

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Are you upset over a lover who betrayed you? Furious about someone who lied about you to co-workers? Angry about money you got cheated out of in a business deal?

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PHILADELPHIA – In April of 1996 Bob Carroll and some friends held a fundraiser for their ill pal Alfred Patrone. Approximately 1,200 people showed up for a beef'n'beer and raised about $55,000 to help Patrone pay his bills while fighting cancer. The gathering helped show Patrone how many peo…

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MINNEAPOLIS – The Rev. Edrin Williams, pastor of one of the most racially diverse churches in the Twin Cities, quickly launched an emergency food distribution center when rioting after the death of George Floyd destroyed neighborhood stores. Now he's taken on another role as well: dispensing…

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I recently received a paean to my generation – the so-called "boomers" – that has been circulating on the Internet for some time now. It recalls and celebrates the freedom we enjoyed as children and the personal responsibility our parents enforced upon us – concerning the latter, much to our…

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The protesters in Portland, Ore., known as the Wall of Moms are among self-identified mothers willing to take lead positions during demonstrations. They're not the first. In recent decades, mothers across the globe have played significant roles in a variety of conflicts. Whether in oppositio…

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ORLANDO, Fla. – While many Floridians hunker down in the air conditioning to escape the summer heat, Riley Nutt is on a mission to walk from the Sunshine State's Atlantic Coast to Gulf Coast.

BALTIMORE – The view from 19 stories above St. Paul Street in midtown Baltimore affords the 85-year-old artist Raoul Middleman plenty of subject matter for his daily paintings in watercolor and gouache: The harbor and Francis Scott Key Bridge, Canton and Clinton Street, cargo cranes and rail…

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MINNEAPOLIS - As COVID-19 deaths peaked this spring, Teri Woodhull faced a tough decision on treatments for cancer - a condition that already makes her more vulnerable to the pandemic.

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OLD FRONTENAC, Minn. - The tangled deciduous woods that surround the southeastern Minnesota village of Old Frontenac are busy with sound. Especially at dawn and dusk, they echo with birdsong. Wind whooshes through live trees and rattles dead ones. At night, coyotes trade lonesome calls with …