Coronavirus Testing in the U.S.: What You Need to Know

When and how to get tested, plus the latest on the testing shortages you’ve tried to get tested for coronavirus in the United States but have been turned away, you’re not the only one. As the country grapples with the rapid spread of the coronavirus, tests have been frustratingly hard to come by. But testing is now starting to ramp up. Experts say testing as…

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Gaming for the planet: how green tech can help us care

Recent reports on the state of our natural world have drawn stark attention to the unfolding environmental crisis. So our search for young changemakers, to trail-blaze solutions for a more sustainable future, is more critical than ever. Natalie Kyriacou, founder and Chief Executive Officer of the environmentally focused social enterprise My Green World, is a Young Champion of the Earth changemaker. She is on a…

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Combine Walking and Weightlifting to Maintain a Healthy Weight

Even if you walk daily, you might control your weight better by practicing weightlifting at least twice per week, according to new research. In a study published in the journal Obesity, people who did the recommended amount of aerobic exercise (150 minutes or more per week of an activity like walking) were 28% less likely to be obese. Those who did the recommended amount of muscle-strengthening exercise (two or more sessions of weightlifting…

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6 Ways to Prevent Constant Hunger When Losing Weight

Whether you’re facing nagging cravings or extreme discomfort that makes it difficult to think clearly, constant hunger can become a major distraction when you’re trying to lose weight. “Hunger is one of the main reasons people have trouble losing weight and maintaining weight loss,” says Dr. Angela Fitch, associate director of the Massachusetts General Hospital Weight Center. When you eat less, your body slows your metabolism (making it harder to shed pounds) and also makes…

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What to Do If You Think You Have Coronavirus

A comprehensive and expert-backed guide for suspicious symptoms In normal times, when the air does not hang heavy with a near-apocalyptic level of dread, waking up with a little tickle in the back of your throat is often resolved with a cup of tea and a cough drop. But these are not normal times — and even the most unflappable are susceptible to the concern…

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Is this the right fitness book for you? | The 4-Hour Body review

The 4-Hour Body review- In the 4-Hour Body, Tim Ferriss chronicles his eclectic experiences at hacking his body: weight loss & muscle gain, perfect abs and perfect baseball swing, tripling his testosterone, holding his breath for three minutes and more. Ferriss covers diet, sleep (suggesting six 20-minute naps a day as opposed to 8 straight hours of sleep), exercise, sex, and the perks of medical…

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How much ‘normal’ risk does Covid represent?

An article by Nick Triggle on BBC Online raises the issue of whether many deaths from COVID-19 would have occurred anyway as part of the ‘normal’ risks faced by people, particularly the elderly and those with chronic health problems who are the main victims of COVID. To provide some background, I’ve had a look at how much ‘normal’ risk COVID seems to represent. It’s always useful to…

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How to talk to children about the coronavirus

Every news outlet seems to be talking nonstop about the new coronavirus, which is causing an illness called COVID-19. Many parents understandably are sharing concerns, too — at least among friends and families. Even at school, children are hearing about this new virus and registering that some adults seem worried. Given all the discussion about this coronavirus, your children might have heard about it and…

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How the Pandemic Will Reshape the Energy Transition

The economy tanks. This time, will it be different for cleantech? We discuss on this week’s Energy Gang podcast. This week we’re looking at how the coronavirus could accelerate or decelerate the energy transition. We’re facing an oil shock amid a pandemic, supply chains are still in disarray, economic gears are grinding to a near halt, and countries are scrambling to put stimulus packages in place….

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