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Manchester City’s Erling Haaland (l) and Chelsea’s Kalidou Koulibaly challenge for the ball during the English Premier League soccer match in London, January 5 2023. AP/Kirsty Wigglesworth

Fantasy football can negatively affect your wellbeing, but research shows it doesn’t have to

Participating in fantasy sports should be a fun hobby, and for the most part, it is. But when your virtual soccer team takes over your life, it might be time to reassess.
Innovative ideas spring from many sources, research finds. Yuichiro Chino/Moment via Getty Images

Nobel prizes most often go to researchers who defy specialization – winners are creative thinkers who synthesize innovations from varied fields and even hobbies

Some of the most innovative people in the world earn Nobel Prizes. Scholars of creativity identify what they have in common and what regular people can learn and emulate from their examples.
To adapt to changing consumer habits during COVID-19, small retailers in Canada have offered services like home delivery and curbside pickup. They may need to continue those practices in the post-pandemic era. (Maarten van den Heuvel/Unsplash)

Dress pants optional: How retailers are dealing with changing consumer habits

The COVID-19 pandemic offers small retailers an opportunity to engage customers who are changing their habits.
Keeping busy during the pandemic by taking on a new hobby or tackling a home renovation project can help us get through challenging times. (Shutterstock)

7 ways meaningful activities can help us get through the coronavirus pandemic

The coronavirus pandemic has been a stressful and challenging time. But staying busy can help by creating a diversion, helping us to build community and strengthening our sense of self.

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