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9 Things to Know About Getting Your Flu Shot During the COVID-19 Pandemic

As if the COVID-19 pandemic wasn’t enough, we also have flu season—and getting your flu shot—on the horizon. This year’s flu season, like last year’s, will probably be a little different than those in the past. But you still need to get your flu vaccine.The flu may seem like a relatively minor illness, and for…

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What You Need To Know About This Week’s Elections In Canada And Germany

It’s a big election week for liberal democracies. On this installment of the FiveThirtyEight Politics podcast, we turn our focus abroad, to Canada and Germany, to see how other democracies’ electoral systems work and what cleavages their politics are facing. Galen Druke is FiveThirtyEight’s podcast producer and reporter. @galendruke K

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The Best Tips We Have Learned About Migraine Self-Care During the Pandemic

For migraine sufferers, self-care during the pandemic has been a particular concern. Stress can be a significant trigger for many, and for some people, the lockdowns and social distancing measures may have made it harder to keep your stress in check. At the same time, having to slow down and stay home may have helped…

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SZA Sings About ‘The Anonymous Ones’ In New Dear Evan Hansen Song

SZA/YouTube Tomorrow (September 24), the film adaptation of hit musical Dear Evan Hansen will finally hit theaters, and with it comes a brand-new song written specifically for the movie. That’s fairly common for Hollywood treatments of Broadway shows. But what makes Dear Evan Hansen’s new tune, “The Anonymous Ones,” special is who co-wrote it (and…

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Everything You Need to Know About COVID-19 Testing At Home

Our society has a pattern of thriving on instant gratification. Whether it’s rushing our online orders to receive them faster or searching for a quick diagnosis on WebMD every time our head hurts, patience is currently at an all-time low. With over 40 million cases of coronavirus in the U.S. alone since the start of…

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HomePod Mini Is About to Become an Apple TV’s Best Friend

photoschmidt/Shutterstock.comIf you use Apple HomeKit as your go-to smart home service, iOS 15 and iPadOS 15 bring with them plenty of new features that’ll make your smart home better, including the ability to use a HomePod Mini as a speaker for Apple TV. What Did HomeKit Get With iOS 15? With the latest version of…

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Should You Tell Work About Your Breast Cancer?

If you have breast cancer, does your boss really need to know? How about your co-workers?It’s your call. And it depends on what’s best for you.If you’ll need time off during treatment or reasonable accommodations, like being able to work from home, it may help to tell your boss or HR team. Co-workers you’re close…

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All the Buzz About Bee Venom (and More)

For around 3,000 years, people have sought out bee venom for its numerous health benefits when coupled with acupuncture, or even from a purposeful sting. While it may sound like a nightmare for some (particularly those with allergies), evidence increasingly suggests that a range of bee-derived substances can help address medical conditions that lack highly…

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Everything We Know About Sex Education Season 4

It was a long wait between the second and third seasons of Netflix’s Sex Education. Between Isaac deleting Otis’s heartfelt message on Maeve’s answering machine and Otis growing a hideous senior year mustache, three hundred years passed. The (in reality) nineteen months between seasons came as a result of pandemic production delays. The team wasn’t…

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7 Questions About Biologics People With Spinal Inflammation Should Ask Their Doctors

Learning about your treatment options is one major aspect of managing a chronic condition that causes spinal inflammation, such as ankylosing spondylitis. It can also be really frustrating since you may need to try several treatments before finding something that helps relieve your symptoms.You might be interested in taking biologics, a type of medication that…