2020's been a mixed bag for the Buccaneers QB. Can he draw up a 300-yard game in Las Vegas?
2020's been a mixed bag for the Buccaneers QB. Can he draw up a 300-yard game in Las Vegas?
Chef Geoffrey Zakarian and his daughters turn English muffins into elegant little olive tapenade tartines for a swanky spin on breakfast.
The pop star credits her mother's beauty secrets as the inspiration behind her new skincare venture.
Coca-Cola fans will be very excited about this news: The Coca-Cola Insiders Club is making its triumphant return in January 2021. The monthly subscription box of goodies, which the company offered in early 2020 but paused due to COVID-19, will be back next year for a limited time.Those who sign up for the $45 subscription (which includes shipping) will get a box in the mail each month from January through March 2021, which may include sneak peeks at Coca-Cola North America's latest innovations as well as some cool swag. Of course, if you're worried about drinking too much soda, the good news is that everything in the box isn't necessarily a sugary beverage. (Related: 108 Most Popular Sodas Ranked By How Toxic They Are.)The specifics on what each box contains is meant to be a total surprise, of course, but past sends have included different Dasani water flavors and some cute Coca-Cola stickers for people who have a soft spot for the nostalgic, American brand. There are actually a lot of beverages made by Coca-Cola that you might not have realized, so the selection can be vast (but keep in mind, you'll only be getting a few drinks in each box). Still, it will be interesting to see what Coca-Cola might be rolling out to replace the 200 brands that the company has started to discontinue this year.Each shipment will also include a special virtual experience, such as a workout with an NFL legend or a cooking class with a celebrity chef.You can sign up for the Coca-Cola Insiders Club at Coke.com/insiders starting at 10 a.m. ET on Dec. 8, but know that the company makes it clear that quantities are limited.For more, check out which diet soda Coca-Cola is saying goodbye to after 60 years, and make sure to sign up for our newsletter for the latest food news.
Pod review – tonight they're going to party like it's 2020. Available onlineA strong cast from Guildhall School hit the dancefloor in a show that muses over house music, orcas and the meaning of a nightclub family
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The return of the McRib is upon us. The sandwich with a cult following is making another limited-time appearance on the McDonald's menu tomorrow, and fans are ready to sprint to their nearest location to nab one. But before you get out your wallet, let us break the even better news: you could be getting your McRib for free.McDonald's is giving away 10,000 free McRib sandwiches to those who are willing to put their clean-shaven face on display. If you've been growing a beard in quarantine, or participated in No-Shave November, it's time to get rid of that facial hair that may get in the way of fully enjoying your messy, juicy McRib. (Related: McDonald's Is Making These 8 Major Upgrades.)All you have to do to enter the sweepstakes is show your clean-shaven or baby-smooth face on a public Instagram or Twitter account, caption the image with #Shave4McRibSweepstakes, and tag @mcdonalds (the image needs to be posted to your profile, not your Stories). And if you feel like McDonald's is discriminating against those of us who don't have a beard to shave, worry not. Anyone from your mom to your cousin's roommate can enter the sweepstakes and simply show their beardless face, shaven or naturally smooth.Besides simply spreading the McRib gospel, McDonald's is also partnering with the No-Shave November organization, which raises cancer awareness. Every McRib purchased on Dec. 2 will support the fast-food chain's donation to the charity."Our bearded fans know… facial hair and the McRib just don't mix—believe me, I've tried," said Vice President of U.S. Communications, David Tovar. "With the nationwide return of the McRib, we're helping fans enjoy every delectable moment by encouraging them to shave for a chance to win a free McRib. And we're excited this year to partner with No-Shave November, a charity that knows a thing or two about facial hair."Don't forget to sign up for our newsletter to get the latest restaurant news delivered straight to your inbox.
Carp diem: how to look after your lockdown goldfish for lifeFancy a goldfish as an easy-to-look-after pet? There’s plenty to learn to keep them in the best of health – from getting a big enough tank to reading their body language
Tell us about your unconventional Christmas traditionsEvery family celebrates differently, and we’d like to hear how you do Christmas, from grandpa’s special green sauce to crimbo pranks, and anything in between
One of the most mysterious—and alarming—consequences of COVID-19 is the neurological damage the virus can cause. Some of those infected with the novel coronavirus have reported a wide variety of brain-based symptoms, from headaches and dizziness to delirium and depression. Doctors like Dr. Mary Fowkes, a neuropathologist at Mount Sinai Hospital in Manhattan, have discovered "significant" blood clots in the brain.The experts' question, naturally, is how and why this is happening. A new study has a possible answer. Read on, and to ensure your health and the health of others, don't miss these Sure Signs You've Already Had Coronavirus.A route to the brainOriginally, scientists theorized that the novel coronavirus attacked the brain directly. Some studies have suggested that may not be so, that COVID-19 affects certain neurons instead of the brain itself. New research published Monday in the journal Neuroscience posits a potential pathway for the virus to the brain: Through the nose.Analyzing autopsies of people who died of COVID-19, researchers in Berlin found that the virus was evident in nerve endings deep in the nasal passages, "where the throat meets the nasal cavity, and where odor receptors and perceptual cells converge," the New York Times says.From there, the virus can invade the nervous system via nasal tissue that is in close connection with the body's neurological network, the scientists posit. The virus may be "able to use the olfactory mucosa as a port of entry into the brain," said Dr. Frank Heppner, a neuropathologist at the Charité-Universitätsmedizin in Berlin and a co-author of the study.RELATED: COVID Symptoms Usually Appear in This Order, Study Finds'Long COVID' can linger in your head rent-freeSeveral studies have found that the coronavirus can have long-term neurological effects. An August study published in the Lancet found that 55% of people diagnosed with coronavirus reported neurological symptoms three months after their diagnosis, including confusion, brain fog, an inability to focus, personality changes, insomnia and loss of taste and/or smell.In July, researchers at the University College of London said the coronavirus could cause "an epidemic of brain damage," referring to a similar phenomenon that occurred after the 1918 flu pandemic, which was also caused by a coronavirus.As for yourself, do everything you can to prevent getting—and spreading—COVID-19 in the first place: Wear a face mask, get tested if you think you have coronavirus, avoid crowds (and bars, and house parties), practice social distancing, only run essential errands, wash your hands regularly, disinfect frequently touched surfaces, and to get through this pandemic at your healthiest, don't miss these 35 Places You're Most Likely to Catch COVID.
By now, you likely know that one of the first—and most unusual—signs of the unusual disease known as COVID-19 is a loss of the sense of smell (anosmia). A new study has found there may be an unusual—and thus, perfectly modern—way to measure its spread: Through Amazon reviews of a particular product.First, about that loss of smell being an indicator of coronavirus: A recent analysis of studies found that 77% of coronavirus patients reported a loss of smell when they were first tested for COVID-19 and that it was one of the earliest signs of the disease. Another study found that loss of smell was a more reliable indicator of COVID-19 than better-known symptoms such as fever and cough. Read on, and to ensure your health and the health of others, don't miss these Sure Signs You've Already Had Coronavirus.Why COVID causes loss of smellScientists aren't sure why COVID-19 causes anosmia, but some theories are shaping up. "We have been researching this data for less than a year. Still, so far, it suggests that the primary attack of the coronavirus is in the nose, in the nasal epithelium, which is the skinlike layer of cells in charge of expressing odors," says Dr. Leo Nissola, MD. "It seems like the virus assaults support cells and stem cells in the nose."He adds: "These cells maintain the balance and signal the brain. In some patients, when infected with COVID, that balance is disrupted, and that leads to a shutdown of neuronal signaling, and therefore of smell. The cells also provide support to sustain the cilia on the nose where receptors that detect odors are located. If the virus disrupts those cilia, you lose the ability to smell."A July CDC study determined that this symptom lasts eight days, on average, but some people can experience it for weeks. RELATED: This is the #1 Way You'll Get COVID, According to DoctorsAmazon reviews = diagnostic tool?And as for diagnosis via Amazon: A study of Amazon reviews of scented candles may correlate to COVID-19's spread. According to the Washington Post, a Harvard researcher looked at Amazon reviews and ratings of scented versus unscented candles from 2017 to 2020, finding that buyer satisfaction with scented candles dropped off more precipitously than that of unscented candles and seemed to correlate with surges of coronavirus. RELATED: COVID Symptoms Usually Appear in This Order, Study FindsApparently, more buyers complained about scented candles having no scent, or an unsatisfactory one. "Negative reviews spiked during the pandemic's first wave in the spring, dropped off during the summer and are surging again as the country shatters records for new infections," the Post reported this week.As for yourself, do everything you can to prevent getting—and spreading—COVID-19 in the first place: Wear a face mask, get tested if you think you have coronavirus, avoid crowds (and bars, and house parties), practice social distancing, only run essential errands, wash your hands regularly, disinfect frequently touched surfaces, and to get through this pandemic at your healthiest, don't miss these 35 Places You're Most Likely to Catch COVID.
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The virus that stole Christmas: meet the Santas giving this season a miss. They are used to spending Christmas up close and personal, but the criteria for playing Santa – being older and overweight – put them at significant risk of catching coronavirus
Even if holiday celebrations are more intimate this year thanks to social distancing, they can still feel special and exciting. That’s why we've put together some of the best tips to make holiday entertaining for your nearest and dearest easy.
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Over the last several months, our understanding of COVID-19 has evolved drastically. While many people make a full recovery from a coronavirus infection, there are others who suffer lingering symptoms for months on end. During a Q&A with Facebook Founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg, NIAID Director Dr. Anthony Fauci discussed the group of people health experts have dubbed long haulers. He revealed that 20 or 25 percent of people who have cleared the virus — some of who barely experienced initial symptoms — have "an unexplainable symptom complex that seems to be consistent among them without any laboratory data to indicate why they may be feeling that way." If you suspect that you battled COVID-19 earlier in the year, and might fall into the long-hauler category, and have what's called Post-COVID Viral Syndrome. Here are the symptoms per Dr. Fauci. Read on, and to protect your life and the lives of others, and don't visit any of these 35 Places You're Most Likely to Catch COVID. 1 Excessive Fatigue While fatigue is one of the initial symptoms signaling an infection, the majority of long haulers continue to experience overwhelming exhaustion long after the virus is gone, per Dr. Fauci. 2 Shortness of Breath Shortness of breath is another trademark symptom of COVID-19, per the CDC. However, if the difficulty breathing doesn't subside, it could signify long hauler syndrome. "People who are in good shape, athletes, have trouble climbing a flight of stairs," Fauci explained. 3 Sleep Disturbances Many long haulers have trouble sleeping, explains Fauci. RELATED: COVID Symptoms Usually Appear in This Order, Study Finds 4 Dysautonomia Fauci explains that a phenomenon called dysautonomia, or autonomic dysfunction, can be one symptom. "Dysautonomia refers to a group of medical conditions caused by problems with the autonomic nervous system (ANS)," reports the Cleveland Clinic. "This part of your nervous system controls involuntary body functions like your heartbeat, breathing and digestion. When the ANS doesn't work as it should, it can cause heart and blood pressure problems, trouble breathing and loss of bladder control.RELATED: 7 Side Effects of Wearing a Face Mask 5 Brain Fog Brain fog is "another unfortunate word" to describe a symptom of long term COVID. It "really means they have difficulty concentrating and focusing where you're looking at a computer screen and you just can't focus on what you're doing," he explained. 6 Organ System Dysfunction Fauci added that there is another type of long-term health damage that has been documented in COVID survivors who suffered more severe cases of the virus. "If someone goes in the hospital with COVID, they get difficulties breathing, they get intubated and put on a ventilator. They get pneumonia when they recover, because they have such damage to their lungs or sometimes to their heart or to their kidney," he explained. "It may be months and months, and maybe even longer — because we don't know yet because we've only been doing this for less than a year — where they have organ system dysfunction that is residual, maybe indefinitely." 7 You May Survive COVID, But It Doesn't Mean Your Struggles Are Over Bottom line? Some people simply don't bounce back from the virus. "The idea that you get infected, either get no symptoms or you die, and if you don't die, you're okay — I think that there are going to be a lot of things that we're going to be following that people are going to have trouble even after they recover," he concluded. RELATED: Simple Ways to Never Age, According to Experts 8 How to Avoid "Long COVID" Observe Fauci's fundamentals: Wear a face mask, social distance, avoid large crowds, don't go indoors with people you're not sheltering with, practice good hand hygiene and, to protect your life and the lives of others, don't miss the full, extended list of Sure Signs You've Already Had Coronavirus.
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Nearly a year after the first cases of COVID-19 were detected in Wuhan, China, the virus continues to rage globally and across the country. As of Monday, over 13.4 million Americans have become infected with the virus, and more than 267,000 have lost their lives as a result of it. Health experts maintain that before things get better with the introduction of the first COVID-19 vaccine, they will get worse—especially during the next few weeks as we experience the inevitable spike of cases, hospitalizations, and even deaths as a result of all the family gatherings and spike in traveling related to the Thanksgiving holiday. Read on to see where not to go, and to ensure the health of yourself and others, don't miss these Sure Signs You've Already Had Coronavirus. 1 First of All, Don't Go Anywhere Without Doing a Risk Assessment "The current surge is extremely concerning and will likely to continue to get worse," Darren Mareiniss, MD, FACEP, Emergency Medicine Physician at Einstein Medical Center in Philadelphia and expert in pandemic preparedness, tells Eat This, Not That! Health. "We have over 90,000 hospitalizations and more than 18,000 COVID-19 patients in the ICU so far with hospitals in several areas reaching capacity. We have a finite amount of medical resources and the continued strain may eventually limit patient care."That is why it is now more important than ever to listen to the voices of health experts to avoid becoming infected with the potentially deadly virus. Armed with infection data, experts are well versed on the types of places where infection is more likely. Here are 8 places where you are more likely to catch COVID during the surge, according to Dr. Mareiniss. 2 Avoid Small Indoor Gatherings Out of all potential infection spots, small gatherings have the highest risk of infection, explains Dr. Mareiniss. "Many of them typically occur indoors and without a mask," he says. 3 Avoid Break Rooms and Cafeterias Even in the hospital setting, break rooms and cafeterias are common infection spots. "We've had a number of outbreaks linked to break rooms," reveals Dr. Mareiniss. "Again, it's indoors and people take off their mask to eat." He also points to the recent Mayo Clinic outbreak, where most of the 900 cases were linked to indoor cafeterias and break rooms. 4 Avoid Family Gatherings, Weddings, and Funerals Just because you are surrounded by family, doesn't mean you are safe from becoming infected with COVID-19. While the virus doesn't discriminate between loved ones and strangers, people tend to let their guard down and feel safer around people they know. "Community spread is continuing to occur at family gatherings, weddings, and funerals," says Dr. Mareiniss. Some common characteristics are events that are indoors with attendees who are not wearing masks 5 Avoid Bars and Other Social Gatherings It isn't uncommon for young people to frequent bars and other social gatherings. And, due to the fact that many of them never show symptoms when infected with COVID-19, these social situations where masks and social distancing aren't the norm are common spots for infection, Dr. Mareiniss points out. RELATED: COVID Symptoms Usually Appear in This Order, Study Finds 6 Avoid Indoor Restaurants Restaurants, especially those with poor ventilation, are also prone to spreading the virus says Dr. Mareiniss. "Poor ventilation is a particular risk to infection," he explains. Even with masks — which most people remove while dining — you can still be infected in a poorly ventilated indoor space. "Masks simply decrease likely infection but prolonged time in a poorly ventilated area can result in infection even while wearing a mask," he points out. 7 Avoid Schools While schools might be a more controlled environment when it comes to masking and social distancing, the virus can still be spread in the educational setting, says Dr. Mareiniss. Keep in mind that many children experience absolutely no symptoms when infected with the virus, yet still have the ability to spread it to others. 8 Avoid Shopping Malls Shopping is becoming increasingly popular due to the upcoming holiday season. However, like any indoor space they can be "dangerous," Dr. Mareiniss explains. "People who frequent these areas need to wear a mask and practice hand hygiene," he reminds. RELATED: 7 Side Effects of Wearing a Face Mask 9 Avoid How to Stay Safe The bottom line? "Virus aerosols can remain suspended in the air and cause transmissions in a poorly ventilated indoor space," Dr. Mareiniss concludes. While good ventilation, mask wearing, and limiting time indoors reduce the risk of infection, it's crucial to be incredibly careful during this latest surge in order to protect your health and slow the spread of the virus. Observe Fauci's fundamentals: Wear a face mask, social distance, avoid large crowds, don't go indoors with people you're not sheltering with, practice good hand hygiene and, to protect your life and the lives of others, and don't visit any of these 35 Places You're Most Likely to Catch COVID.
The latest COVID surge is well under way and expected to worsen in the coming weeks, as the impact of Thanksgiving holiday celebrations will manifest itself in an increase of infections, hospitalizations, and even death. As we enter into the holiday season with Christmas, Chanukkah, Kwanzaa and New Year's Eve ahead, it will become increasingly important to look out for the health of yourself and others. During a Q&A with Facebook Founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg, NIAID Director Dr. Anthony Fauci reveals the one piece of advice he has for avoiding the highly infectious virus over the holidays. Read on, and to ensure your health and the health of others, don't miss these Sure Signs You've Already Had Coronavirus.Dr. Fauci Recommends You Diminish Travel and Stick to Your Immediate Family UnitAdmitting that it doesn't "sit well" with the family customs of Christmas, New Year's, and Hanukkah, Fauci suggested closing your home to immediate family only and avoiding travel. "If I recommend one thing is, diminish to the extent possible travel and keep gatherings indoor to the immediate family unit, to the extent possible," he said. This includes not allowing people traveling from other states into your home, or having a friend of a friend who brings a friend over. "Try to keep the home environment as much as possible confined to the immediate family unit. That seems to be unfortunately the antithesis of the Christmas, the New Year, the Hanukkah season," he continued. "You really want to bring friends, the warmth, the fireplace, the people sitting down together. Unfortunately, that's the perfect setup for people who might have no symptoms and innocently and inadvertently come into the home and infect someone."RELATED: COVID Symptoms Usually Appear in This Order, Study FindsDr. Fauci Says: Take an Inventory of Your Personal RiskHe also offered another bit of advice — for everyone to take a serious inventory of their own personal risk. "Each family needs to do a risk benefit, determination." This would include asking questions such as "Do I have in my home, an elderly person, a person who's immunosuppressed, maybe a woman with breast cancer was on chemotherapy, a man with prostate cancer on chemotherapy, a child with an immune deficiency?" "If you do, do you really want to take the chance of exposing that person to something that might not allow them to have future Christmases and New Years and Hanukkah?" Fauci continued.RELATED: Simple Ways to Never Age, According to ExpertsHow to Stay SafeObserve Fauci's fundamentals: Wear a face mask, social distance, avoid large crowds, don't go indoors with people you're not sheltering with, practice good hand hygiene and, to protect your life and the lives of others, and don't visit any of these 35 Places You're Most Likely to Catch COVID.
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