Will A Mask Protect You From Covid If Nobody Else is Wearing One?

If I’m the one particular person sporting a masks in a retailer or different indoor location, am I actually protected against an infection? It’s true that masks work finest when everybody within the room is sporting one. That’s as a result of when an contaminated particular person wears a masks,…

How to Help Relieve Dry Eyes

I didn’t have to wait till my ninth decade to respect how annoying dry eyes may be. And I used to be flummoxed by the plethora of merchandise on pharmacy cabinets that promise reduction for an issue that impacts about one in 5 adults. Perhaps you, like me, are among…

How Much Water Should I Drink?

If you’ve spent any time on social media or visited an athletic occasion these days, you’ve absolutely been bombarded with encouragements to drink extra water. Celebrity influencers lug round gallon-sized water bottles as the recent new accent. Twitter bots continually remind us to make extra time to hydrate. Some reusable…

There’s a Reason Why You Overshare on Dates

Sam McRae was lately on a second date with a lady he’d met on-line. Over lunch at a Mexican restaurant, the Atlanta-based lawyer may really feel the date going off the rails. When the lady requested the place Mr. McRae’s brother lived, he gave her a detailed account of his…

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The day after my 80th birthday, which overflowed with good needs, surprises and Covid-safe celebrations, I awoke feeling fulfilled and pondering that no matter occurs going ahead, I’m OK with it. My life has been rewarding, my bucket listing is empty, my household is flourishing, and if all the pieces…

Remembering 9/11: Acts of Kindness and Losing My Shoes

Everyone who lived by means of Sept. 11 carries the emotional scars of the day, whether or not we witnessed the scenes in particular person or simply watched on tv. I nonetheless flinch when a low airplane flies overhead, and I’ll always remember the tragedy I witnessed that day. But…

Ann Patchett on Taking a Bad Fall to Find Good Luck

On a Sunday morning in the course of July, I awakened drained. Who is aware of why? Maybe, just like the canine, I had spent the evening chasing rabbits in my sleep. I gave critical consideration to skipping my morning workouts (hadn’t the rabbits been sufficient?), however then determined to…

Sometimes I Hate My Husband’s Peloton

At the height of the pandemic, my husband was embroiled in a full-blown love affair. It made him regularly unavailable, led to a number of shocking bank card statements and impinged upon household time. To quote Princess Diana, I began to really feel that there have been three of us…

How Vision Loss Can Affect the Brain

Medical observe tends to divide its purchasers — you and me — into specialties outlined by physique elements: ophthalmology, neurology, gastroenterology, psychiatry and the like. But in actual fact, the human physique doesn’t operate in silos. Rather, it really works as an built-in complete, and what goes awry in a…