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9 Ways to Express Gratitude and Connect over Thanksgiving

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Each of us has much to be thankful for, and Thanksgiving is a great opportunity to formally express your appreciation and gratitude to those around you. There are many things you can do to show that you are thankful throughout the year, and most of these gestures do not cost a thing. Many people around the world will continue to celebrate events differently due to COVID-19 restrictions. However, that won't stop anyone from getting creative to express gratitude! 1. Spend some quality time together Make some time in your day to have a conversation with someone without any interruption. Put...

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Past Perspectives on Pandemics

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People in the press describing the COVID-19 pandemic often use the word "unprecedented." Whether it is an intentional attempt at deception, an exaggeration, or pure ignorance, this choice of words is inaccurate. While the coronavirus that causes COVID-19 is new, less than a year old, the pandemic is not unprecedented. There have been others throughout history. We have records dating back nearly 2,000 years describing pandemics, and they probably happened before that even though they have been lost to history. The existence of multiple past pandemics does not make the current one any less horrific. However, because there have been...

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Getting Over Anxiety In The Post-COVID World

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Across the globe, health authorities have warned of rising anxiety and stress levels as a result of home confinement and worry about the COVID-19 virus. In the UK, for instance, around 50% of adults admitted to feeling anxious about home confinement, and in the US, the CDC warns that this type of outbreak can be very stressful for people, causing strong, sometimes overwhelming emotions. If you are struggling to cope with isolation, fear of getting ill, or worry about health workers on the frontline, you might find the following tips useful. Stay Informed There is a fine line between being...

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10 Immune-boosting Foods To Avoid Getting Sick 😷| How To Stay Healthy

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The best way to stay healthy is to eat quality, healthy foods consistently - and the same applies to maintaining a good immune system. It takes time for your body to reach its peak, optimal health state so in cases like the COVID-19 pandemic, you would be prepared if you have been eating healthy for a while. Other than maintaining proper hygiene and washing your hands more often, here are 10 immune-boosting foods you can incorporate into your diet as you tackle this pandemic (not literally) to help your body fight off the virus as much as possible. Even if...

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How soap kills the coronavirus | Proper handwashing procedures

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Have you been washing your hands more frequently because of COVID-19? If yes, then you are not alone - we all want to be proactive and try to prevent getting sick whenever possible. However, do you know what the proper handwashing procedures are? How long do you lather and what tune helps you keep track? Lately, there are many photos circulating online of people panic-buying certain necessities. You may have even experienced this yourself at your local grocery store! Hand sanitizer does help with prevention but soap is a better alternative to having clean hands. Soap works in a way...

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