People shop at the reopening of the Farmer’s Market in Manhattan Beach, California on May 12, 2020.
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The US is slowly reopening, but the messages from governments are confusing. An expert offers guidance on many people's first priority – connecting with loved ones.
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A survey conducted in early April reveals that, even in lockdown, fewer than 3% of people were feeling only negative emotions.
With no place to wash hands and nowhere to physically isolate, many poor Indonesians are incredibly vulnerable as COVID-19 sweeps through the global south.
Freedom of movement for survival.
Critics say older people are being put at risk by the relaxed approach to social distancing. But they seem to be the most in favour of it, according to a new survey.
In this January 2019 photo, District of Columbia Mayor Muriel Bowser kisses her daughter after being sworn in. Will the coronavirus stop women’s careers from advancing or lead to societal changes that will make advancement easier?
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Whatever the eventual impact on women's candidacies post-pandemic, COVID-19 has the potential to shock the system, upending or reinforcing existing gender imbalances in political power.
Noting nature around you – it could be a glance outside, tending plants, or 'green' exercise – will improve your well-being, research shows. The coronavirus pandemic has made it even more important.
A researcher in a spacesuit on “Mars” outside the Mars Society Desert Research Station in Utah.
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Understanding isolation's effects on regular people, rather than those certified to have 'the right stuff,' will help prepare us for the future, whether another pandemic or interplanetary space travel.
James Stewart and Wendell Corey in Rear Window (1954)
The idea of isolation has inspired many great films over the years. Here are a few of the best.
If you secretly want lockdown to last longer so you can achieve your goals, you're not alone.
Most attacks happen without a victim even realizing it. And you're not 'safe' just because your device is in sleep mode or hibernation.
As the pandemic moves us indoors, it's time to reconsider our understanding of 'screen time' – especially since we're relying on our devices now more than ever.
With current social distancing measures, Australia's sporting bodies can't rely on physical attendance for revenue. Not turning to esports at such a time would be a missed opportunity.
Shopping for wine in Seattle, where many liquor stores are considered “essential businesses.”
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Sales of alcohol have reported jumped by around a quarter as people bulk buy wine, beers and spirits. That could lead to a range of short-term and long-term problems.
We live in the time of the 'quantified self'. This means we're constantly under pressure to use technology to 'optimise' ourselves, and may be why many people view gaming as a 'waste of time'.
Blue tits are regulars at the garden bird feeder.
Domestic gardens offer an oasis for urban wildlife, and are a sight for sore eyes during lockdown.
Take a note from older couples who know how to do it right.
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Cooped up with a partner and nowhere to go to break it up? Coronavirus social distancing... or another day in retirement? Research on older couples holds tips for everyone else on how to deal.
Specimens await testing for COVID-19 at LifeLabs in Surrey, B.C.
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With offices shut down, people staying at home and hospitals bracing for an influx of patients, many people are unsure of what's safe and what's not.
Enclosing of an anchoress (14th century).
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Some medieval Christian women locked themselves away in the name of their faith. Here are their insights into self-isolation.
‘Live your life as though your every act were to become a universal law’.
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It's hard to get societies based on individualism to act in the collective good. That's why you can't find any toilet paper.