This Ridiculously Simple Change to How You Say Thank You Will Make It Much More Effective UC Berkeley’s Emiliana Simon-Thomas says “Gratitude 1-2-3” has big benefits for both you and those you thank. When most of us say thank you, we should be much more specific. That advice comes from Emiliana Simon-Thomas, Ph.D., science director…

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This Overlooked Variable Is the Key to the Pandemic It’s not R. There’s something strange about this coronavirus pandemic. Even after months of extensive research by the global scientific community, many questions remain open.Why, for instance, was there such an enormous death toll in northern Italy, but not the rest of the country? Just three…

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Grocery store prices saw the highest month-to-month jump in more than 40 years as waves of Americans stocked up on provisions and hunkered down in April. The Labor Department released its monthly consumer price report on Tuesday, and the data revealed a 2.6% spike in supermarket prices last month led by higher costs for meat and eggs. Americans paid 4.3% more for meats,…

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Positivity is a habit. You need to practice every day. Photo by Ricardo Resende on Unsplash I live in Madrid and we have been under strict quarantine since mid-March. In the beginning, the time flew by. I found my #coronainspo. I cooked new meals. I caught up on my blogging. I celebrated my health. I followed the news with…

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Melinda Gates has been concerned about a global pandemic for a long time. She thinks we will have a vaccine for COVID, but not for 18 months. Melinda Gates is the cochair of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, which has donated more than $45 billion to tackle some of the world’s toughest problems, including…

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Fitbit recently released data showing a global decrease in physical activity levels among users of its activity trackers compared to the same time last year. As we navigate the coronavirus pandemic, this is not altogether surprising. We’re getting less of the “incidental exercise” we normally get from going about our day-to-day activities, and many of our routine…

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“Did you hear? The SBA is giving away free money in the form of forgivable loans that small businesses don’t have to repay! This is a no-brainer, right?! What am I missing here?” Not so fast… Many small business owners across the country have probably heard one variation of the above quote—whether from friends, business…

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