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10 surprising home remedies for acid reflux

Acid reflux or GERD (gastroesophageal reflux disease), which is a more scientific way to describe heartburn, affects 50 percent of Americans. While heartburn suggests you just ate a pizza that bothered you, GERD is when food, acid contents, bilious material…

Could coronavirus 'immunity passports' get people working again?

Germany is floating an idea that might get millions of people back to work after the first wave of the COVID-19 pandemic. The country’s public health agency, in partnership with research groups and hospitals, will conduct a massive study this…

4 things you can do for science from home

You might be surprised by how much you can do for the world from home. (Photo: Sunny studio/Shutterstock) Eventually, even Netflix will run its course. There’s only so many seasons of so many shows you can soak up from self-imposed…

Walking is the calming, restorative activity we need right now

I’ve been walking quite a bit lately — maybe you have too. It’s more like rambling, really, in the English novel sense of the word, except instead of meadows and oak trees, I’m dwarfed by western red cedars and mobbed…

6 questions to ask yourself daily for a healthier quarantine mindset

You might be under an official lockdown or shelter in place order. Or maybe you still have to go to work, but are trying to keep life as normal as you can in today’s surreal world. There’s worry, fear and…

A pandemic isn't the time to worry about being Employee of the Month

If you’re reading this at home, congratulations. You’re doing a great job at social distancing. Now get back to work. That’s probably the message — very literally — your boss is sending you right now. (Check the bottom left corner…

Tips from an introvert on how to enjoy being alone during coronavirus

As a kid, I preferred reading books, spending time with my dogs, riding my bike or being off in the woods by myself. I liked seeing my friends, but spending time with them during the school day was plenty. I…

The coronavirus is causing a dangerous shortfall in blood donations

The plea to give blood from clinics in the U.S. is falling on increasingly quarantined ears. The mass closures of schools and workplaces across the country are being blamed for a dangerous shortfall in available blood across the country. Georgia,…

Why is mindfulness beneficial for your health?

Focus on your breath. Listen to your body. Notice your emotions, but don’t judge them. These are a few of the cues routinely used to induce mindfulness, a meditative state of self-awareness and detached acceptance that promises practitioners a sense…

Why shutting down for coronavirus matters

Schools and offices are closed. There are no sports or concerts to attend. Restaurants, stores and churches are ghost towns. And there’s a cap and gown sitting on my dining room table for a graduation ceremony in May that’s unlikely…