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Everything you need to know about Shark Week 2020

We hope you’re not afraid of sharks, because the annual week of shark obsession has arrived. The Discovery Channel’s popular Shark Week series has officially begun. With more than 20 hours of shark programming this week, here’s a sample of what you can sink your teeth into: Sunday (August 9) “Air Jaws: Ultimate Breach Off”…MORE

A retirement community shoots for 1,006 cards for a woman turning 106

106 cards for 106 years of life. That was the goal set by Our Lady of the Valley Retirement Community for Venus Tucker, a resident who’s turning 106 years on August 13. Tucker is the oldest resident at the Roanoke, Virginia, community. And the facility had to resort to celebrating this way since the pandemic…MORE

Couple restores antique sewing machine to make face masks

After sitting idle for several decades, a nearly 100-year-old sewing machine has been put to good use during the Covid-19 pandemic. Giselle Williams’ hairstyling and knitting businesses came to a standstill during the coronavirus lockdown. Mask shortages in their community of Arvada, Colorado, prompted her to put her time and talents toward sewing masks. In…MORE

Remains recovered from New Orleans hotel, almost 10 months after collapse

Remains recovered from New Orleans hotel, almost 10 months after collapse

The remains of a construction worker have been recovered from the collapsed Hard Rock hotel in New Orleans, Mayor LaToya Cantrell said Saturday, 10 months after the disaster. Quinnyon Wimberly, 36, was one of three construction workers killed in October, though only one body was recovered at the time. Wimberly’s family was at the wreckage…MORE

Researchers created a test to determine which masks are the least effective

Researchers created a test to determine which masks are the least effective

Schools are reopening, amusement parks are welcoming back visitors, and outdoor dining is the new way to eat out. But despite the signs that life is returning back to normal, the coronavirus pandemic has gone nowhere. That’s why a group of researchers at Duke University created a simple technique to analyze the effectiveness of various…MORE

Why Michelle Obama opening up about depression is a big deal for Black women

Why Michelle Obama opening up about depression is a big deal for Black women

Michelle Obama recently revealed that because of the pandemic and racial injustice in the US, she has been experiencing low-grade depression. For the former first lady — perhaps the most well-known Black woman in the world — to be so candid about her mental health is hugely significant, two psychiatrists told CNN. “It allows other…MORE

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