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Mask rules spark political games and a nasty environment in the House

Rules instituted by Democrats requiring lawmakers to wear masks at the Capitol are being routinely ignored by Republicans, underscoring the scorched-earth environment in the House when it comes to the coronavirus.Republicans and Democrats for much of the pandemic have strongly disagreed over what rules should be instituted to keep the Capitol — and the public…


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If you purchase an independently reviewed product or service through a link on our website, we may receive an affiliate commission. The pandemic changed so many things about our lives. But the good news is that much of it will go back to normal once we finally put all this behind us. Of course, there…

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Big tech data centers spark worry over scarce Western water

In this Tuesday, Oct. 5, 2021, photo, The Dalles Mayor Richard Mays looks at the view of his town and the Columbia River from his hilltop home in The Dalles, Oregon. Mays helped negotiate a proposal by Google to build new data centers in the town. The data centers require a lot of water to…


4 Ways to Spark Creativity When You’re Feeling Stressed

Thanks to the ongoing stress of the pandemic, it’s no wonder many of us have been feeling more tired and uninspired than creative recently. When we understand how the brain functions when we’re under threat or dealing with potentially frightening challenges, it becomes easier to design specific strategies to alleviate the fears that arise both…