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How the pandemic has been a real a buzz kill for office happy hour bonding, culture

Add one more tradition to the growing list of things the pandemic has put a stop to: happy hour.Co-workers gathering at the end of the day for a drink or two has long been a routine of work life, while some ad agencies and other creative enterprises are even known to stock their own bars…

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As the Pandemic Continues, College Students Return to a Different Campus

Young people from across the country weigh in on how Covid is impacting their college experience. September 21, 2021 EDITOR’S NOTE:&nbspThis story was produced for Student Nation, a program of The Nation Fund for Independent Journalism dedicated to highlighting the best of student journalism. For more Student Nation, check out our archive or learn more…

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Did the pandemic give you ‘cave syndrome’?

This story originally featured on Mel Magazine. After Mark got his second Pfizer shot at the end of April, he was excited to celebrate with his fully vaccinated friends. But when the 34-year-old in Chicago finally went out to a bar, he felt a type of anxiety he had never experienced before. “It wasn’t a panic attack or…

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Pandemic tech left out public health experts. Here’s why that needs to change.

Susan Landau, a Tufts University professor in cybersecurity and computer science, is the author of People Count, a book on how and why contact tracing apps were built. She also published an essay in Science last week arguing that new technology to support public health should be thoroughly vetted for ways that it might add…

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Free speech in a pandemic: Congress wrestles with drawing a line

Washington When Twitter recently banned a former New York Times journalist dubbed “the pandemic’s wrongest man,” many of his critics cheered. But others, including some who oppose his views, raised concerns about a world in which private corporations – taking their cues from mainstream media and government officials – can silence dissenters in today’s digital public…

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Amid the pandemic Canadians have launched lucrative side hustles

While the pandemic has been terrible by all accounts, a small silver lining is that Canadians have been launching successful side-hustle businesses.Author of the article: StackCommercePublishing date: Sep 04, 2021  •  1 minute ago  •  2 minute readPhoto by Christian Wiediger /UnsplashThis article was created by StackCommerce. Postmedia may earn an affiliate commission from purchases made…

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Hit hard by pandemic, Hispanic voters could be key to California recall

As California speeds toward its second gubernatorial recall election in history on Sept. 14, the outcome may hinge on its largest ethnic group. Latinos, for years a loyal voting bloc for Democrats, have suffered disproportionately from pandemic job losses and deaths. As the largest group of parents in the state, they have been widely affected…

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Pandemic Brought Big Drop in Breast Cancer Screenings

By Robert PreidtHealthDay ReporterTUESDAY, Aug. 31, 2021 (HealthDay News) — Many parts of the United States saw a significant drop in breast cancer screening of older low-income women during the COVID-19 pandemic, new research shows.The analysis of data from 32 community health centers that serve low-income people found that breast cancer screening for 50- to…

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Because Of The Pandemic, Some Quinceañeras Are Celebrating 17th Birthdays This Year

Because Of The Pandemic, Some Quinceañeras Are Celebrating 17th Birthdays This Year Quinceañeras are an important tradition in many Latino cultures, but COVID-19 restrictions canceled party plans. Those delays are bringing a new twist to these celebrations. August 31, 20216:42 PM ET Because Of The Pandemic, Some Quinceañeras Are Celebrating 17th Birthdays This Year Download…

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Tax Billionaires’ Pandemic Profits

EDITOR’S NOTE:&nbspEach week we cross-post an excerpt from Katrina vanden Heuvel’s column at the WashingtonPost.com. Read the full text of Katrina’s column here. As Democrats begin the push to invest $3.5 trillion to combat climate change, expand Medicare, ensure child care for working families and more, the age-old question is being repeated in Congress and…