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Everyone’s asking when the pandemic will be over. Here’s how we’ll know

Throughout each day, Cheryl Bettigole receives granular, neighborhood-level updates on the numbers we’ve all been hearing for months. The percentage of people testing positive for COVID-19. Transmission rates. Hospitalizations, deaths, and progress with vaccines—in Philadelphia and beyond. The lines on the graphs often bounce around like the stock market. Yet at some point the city’s […]

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When we think about nature vs. nurture, we’re biased

Do you think that infants know that one plus one equals two? If you said no, you’d be in good company. Many people think that, according to research by Iris Berent, professor of psychology at Northeastern. But you’d also be wrong. Studies have shown that newborns display an understanding of addition, says Berent. That suggests […]

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What It Really Means When You Dream About Cars

Dragana Gordic/Shutterstock By Elizabeth S. Mitchell/Sept. 1, 2021 1:38 pm EDT In the waking world, cars are so much more than a machine. Sure, they are basically just a means of transportation, but consider what that really means; they give you the power to get to work and back home again, and they allow you to […]

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What Does It Mean When The Right Side Of Your Chest Hurts

Indypendenz/Shutterstock By Sam Ramsden/Aug. 30, 2021 7:26 pm EDT Body pain of any form can be very concerning, and certain discomfort can actually be attributed to a variety of causes depending on where the aches are located. Chest pain, which is generally associated with muscle problems and acid reflux, is one of the most common (via […]

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What To Expect When You Book A Diabetes Screening

While most of us know that we need to schedule routine maintenance for our cars and even our heating and A/C systems before they break down rather than waiting for disaster to strike, sometimes we’re not quite as conscientious when it comes to our own health and well-being. Sure, we might undergo an annual physical […]

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What It Really Means When You Dream About Bears

If you are a hiker or camper and often have to consider how to keep your food and supplies (and self) safe from bears, then dreaming about bears could simply be a reflection of your anxieties and experiences of your everyday life, much like a student dreaming about failing a test. After all, bears are […]

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Here's when fully vaccinated people need masks

Biden attempts to ease mask confusion: ‘that’s a decision they can make’ Fox News White House correspondent Peter Doocy joins ‘Special Report’ with the details The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC) updated guidance for people fully vaccinated against coronavirus says that they no longer need to wear masks while outdoors or indoors, except […]