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The holiday everyone needs right now is upon us: Fat Bear Week

Fat Bear Week — the one time a year where you can openly and proudly cheer for your favorite chubby bear — is back. The annual competition, held by Katmai National Park in Alaska, crowns the fattest bear in the state’s Brook River. Created six years ago, the competition features the area’s largest bears competing…MORE

How parental self-care helps kids weather pandemic stress

Parents are running on empty. As the pandemic drags on into month seven, many families are still struggling to patch together child care to help cover the basics, never mind slotting in time for parental self-care. Each new day seems to bring at least one family freak-out as tensions from too much togetherness butt up…MORE

Anger erupts in American cities after charging decision in Breonna Taylor case

A Kentucky grand jury’s decision to charge only one officer in connection with Breonna Taylor’s killing fanned the nation’s simmering outrage over racial injustice, with demonstrators taking their anger to the streets over the weekend. Police brutality protests have erupted across the country since May, when George Floyd died in the custody of Minneapolis police.…MORE

Amazon Prime Day set for October 13 and 14

Amazon said Monday that it will host its annual Prime Day sales event on October 13 and 14. Prime Day, which normally takes place in mid-July, had been postponed because of the pandemic. The event is Amazon’s version of Christmas in the summer, and sales routinely outpace Black Friday. This is the latest that Amazon…MORE

1 in 3 parents won’t get flu shots for their child during Covid-19, study finds

One-third of American parents have no plans to get their children vaccinated for the flu this year, according to the National Poll on Children’s Health released Monday, despite the very real possibility their child could also catch the deadly Covid-19. In addition, two-thirds of parents don’t believe getting a flu shot for their child is…MORE

It’s a myth that women don’t want sex as they age, study finds

It’s a myth that women lose interest in sex as they enter midlife and beyond, according to new research that followed over 3,200 women for approximately 15 years. “About a quarter of women rate sex as very important, regardless of their age,” said Dr. Holly Thomas, lead author of an abstract being presented during the…MORE


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