What’s Behind “Lockdown Nostalgia”?
- Take 10 With Jeffrey Wright
Actor and activist Jeffrey Wright talks about helping frontline workers when coronavirus hit, his art and activism, and more.
- Commentary: COVID 'Immunity Passport' No More Reliable Than a Coin Flip
For most of us, a positive COVID-19 antibody test would correspond to a 50/50 chance that we actually have antibodies against the virus. Dr F. Perry Wilson explains.
- Will It Be Safe to Travel When This Is All Over? Will We Even Know?
While the coronavirus pandemic is the perfect time to start planning a trip, we still need to wait for the green light to actually go to all the wonderful destinations in the world. From safety theater to immunity passports, here’s how we’ll figure out when it’s safe to travel again and when #TravelSomeday can revert back to #TravelAnyDay.
- How Safe Will Eating in Restaurants Be When They Open Up Again?
Eating out is one of our favorite reasons to travel and it’s an ideal way to experience other cultures in between trips. With pandemic lockdowns starting to slowly ease though, what measures will restaurants be taking to protect their staff and their customers in a COVID-19 world?
- Truth vs. Fiction: Will Microwaving Your Takeout Protect You From Coronavirus?
We are looking at the different coronavirus-food rumors and letting you know the truth behind them. Should you microwave your food and exactly how long can the virus stay on surfaces? We look at these questions and more, helping you protect yourself from disease and untrue rumors.
- There’s Another Way to Take Your Kids on a Trip
As parents and caregivers, we are going to be emotionally and physically exhausted as we go through canceled schools, self-isolating, toilet paper shortages, and canceled vacations, so sometimes we need to be reminded that it’s ok to veg on the couch some days. With that said, here are some tips on how to take the kids on a virtual family getaway.
- If You Travel to Escape Your Problems, What Happens When You're Trapped in Place?
Many people travel to escape their daily lives, if even for a moment--and there's nothing necessarily wrong with this. At what point, however, does escape turn into escapism? Can there be one without the other? We discuss the psychology of travel and escapism here.
- Travelers, Take Heed: What Being Separated From the World Does to Your Well-Being
No matter where or who you are, we are all feeling the repercussions of social distancing. In this time of staying inside due to COVID-19, it's important to remember to stay connected, however possible, to the outside world--and to yourself. Here is some soup for your mental health.
- Will Your Favorite Hotel Become a Hospital in the Pandemic?
In the COVID-19 pandemic, some hotels are volunteering their rooms and services to medical workers and patients, or working with local governments and organizations to become centers for relief efforts rather than sit idly by as occupancies dwindle. Here’s how hotels are helping curb the crisis.
- Is Visiting a National Park a Bad Idea During the Coronavirus Pandemic?
It seems like a good idea to visit a National Park, National Historic Monument, or National Recreation Area. But is it safe to travel right now during the coronavirus pandemic? Here’s what you need to know if you’re planning a National Parks vacation during the COVID-19 pandemic.
- Ok, You Shouldn’t Fly—But What About a Road Trip?
Can you get coronavirus on the road? Is it safe to take a road trip if I'm socially distancing? Can take a road trip and stay safe from the Coronavirus? Here’s everything you need to know about taking a road trip and avoiding COVID-19. Here, we'll tell you if it's safe take a road trip right now.
- What Is Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19)?
The virus that causes COVID-19 is a new (novel) strain of coronavirus called SARS-CoV-2. It causes mild flu-like symptoms, but severe cases can be fatal. Learn how to spot symptoms, prevent spreading of the disease, and find out what to do if you think you have it.
- Pepper and Soap Trick Teaches Kids to Wash Hands
A pre-K teacher in Miami found a unique way to help her students learn about the best way to prevent the spread of the coronavirus.