'Constructive arguing' can help keep the peace at your Thanksgiving table

Talking with people who hold different political views doesn't have to be an exercise in futile rage. Here are some tips to help you peacefully and fruitfully discuss spicy topics.

James M. Honeycutt, Lecturer in Executive Education, The University of Texas at Dallas and Distinguished Professor Emeritus of Communication Studies from Louisiana State University, University of Texas at Dallas • conversation
Nov. 25, 2020 ~6 min

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1 in 3 parents say Thanksgiving outweighs COVID risks

A new poll reveals how American families are trying to balance getting together with family and the risks of spreading or catching COVID-19.

Beata Mostafavi-Michigan • futurity
Nov. 24, 2020 ~9 min

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'Let's Eat!' Thanksgiving Dinner Idioms

VOA Learning English • voa
Nov. 21, 2020 ~6 min

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Keeping indoor air clean can reduce the chance of spreading coronavirus

Being indoors with other people is a recipe for spreading the coronavirus. But removing airborne particles through proper ventilation and air filtration can reduce some of that risk.

Shelly Miller, Professor of Mechanical Engineering, University of Colorado Boulder • conversation
Nov. 20, 2020 ~7 min

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Returning the 'three sisters' – corn, beans and squash – to Native American farms nourishes people, land and cultures

For centuries Native Americans intercropped corn, beans and squash because the plants thrived together. A new initiative is measuring health and social benefits from reuniting the "three sisters."

Christina Gish Hill, Associate Professor of Anthropology, Iowa State University • conversation
Nov. 20, 2020 ~9 min

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While spending holidays at home, here are a dozen more things you can do to help stop COVID-19

Inaction over the next few months could cost tens of thousands of lives. Here are things you should do now to stay safe and to stop the spread of the coronavirus.

Pamela M. Aaltonen, Professor Emerita; Immediate Past President, APHA, Purdue University • conversation
Nov. 19, 2020 ~7 min

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As CDC warns against Thanksgiving travel, here are a dozen more things you can do to help stop COVID-19

Inaction over the next few months could cost tens of thousands of lives. Here are things you should do now to stay safe and to stop the spread of the coronavirus.

Pamela M. Aaltonen, Professor Emerita; Immediate Past President, APHA, Purdue University • conversation
Nov. 19, 2020 ~6 min

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Ways to stay positive during this year’s holiday season

Harvard psychiatric epidemiologist Karestan Koenen said acknowledging that this Thanksgiving will be hard is a first step toward a meaningful holiday.

Alvin Powell • harvard
Nov. 18, 2020 ~6 min

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Can college students go home for Thanksgiving safely?

Is it possible to have a safe Thanksgiving with college students coming home? An expert runs down the risks and ways to mitigate them.

Patti Verbanas-Rutgers • futurity
Nov. 17, 2020 ~7 min

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How to host a safe holiday meal during coronavirus – an epidemiologist explains her personal plans

COVID-19 and holiday family gatherings are not a good pair. But taking the right precautions before, during and after the family gets together can greatly reduce coronavirus risk this holiday season.

Melissa Hawkins, Professor of Public Health, Director of Public Health Scholars Program, American University • conversation
Nov. 10, 2020 ~7 min

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