Filing taxes during coronavirus times.
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As people file their taxes in a year where many are going through financial hardships brought on by COVID-19, a scholar argues that cheating on one's taxes would still be morally wrong.
Visiting parents during the pandemic poses new risks.
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A mother with underlying conditions wants to hug her children even if means risking her own life with COVID-19. Should they abide by her wishes or keep their distance?
Distant relatives? Visiting mom during the pandemic may be a risk.
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Is it right to visit family members during the pandemic, even if they say they don't want you to come? Philosophy may hold the answer.
The crisis has forced many businesses to close, prompting a spike in unemployment claims.
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With so many people in need of financial support due to the coronavirus crisis, is it right to draw on unemployment when you have savings?
Tipping from a social distance at The Lucky Devil strip club in Portland, Oregon.
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Strippers, by the nature of their jobs, need to get close to others. Is there a way to do this safely during the coronavirus crisis?
A cat basks in the New Jersey sunshine amid coronavirus lockdown.
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Ownerless cats may find it harder to find food scraps with restaurants closed during the coronavirus crisis. Given social distancing rules, is it okay to go outside to feed them?
Separated families have to make tough calls over parenting during the pandemic.
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Social distancing can be especially hard when it comes to where children of divorced couples should stay – especially when one of the parents has illnesses that puts them at high risk of the coronavirus.
The roads are open, but not yet the shops.
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What are the moral considerations in making the decision to reopen society while mitigating the risk of infections spreading? We asked a philosophy scholar to walk us through the quandary.
Who should get the groceries?
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In these times of fear and uncertainty, many of us face daily decisions regarding the right thing to do. An ethicist offers guidance on how to think through them.
A few things to know before you head out for a job interview.
What makes an action 'good' or 'evil'? And are there situations under which lying for a job interview might be justified?
What can philosophers tell you about paying taxes?
Many Americans are fretting over paying their taxes. A philosopher says the moral question isn't as much about a duty toward the government, but being fair to fellow tax-paying citizens.
Catnip induces changes in cat behavior.
Catnip can induce changes in cat behavior. An expert argues that giving it to cats raises questions about human power and animal autonomy.
Each year many people cheat on their taxes.
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While people often want to cheat in certain cases if it would benefit them, they also want to think of themselves as honest. Here are three steps to stay honest while filing taxes.
How should you communicate?
From asking a partner to pick up dinner on the way home to checking in on a neighbor with health problems, we frequently face the question, 'What's the best way to communicate?'
When should you ask your doctor for opioids?
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A scholar explains why there is no one answer. Some pain is devastating, and sometimes such pain responds well to opioids. On the other hand, there is evidence that some physicians overprescribe.