Why we're so bad at counting the calories we eat, drink or burn

People worried about gaining weight over the holidays may try to estimate how many calories are in the foods they put on their plates. But it's not as easy as it looks.

Peggy Liu, Assistant Professor of Business Administration and Ben L. Fryrear Faculty Fellow, University of Pittsburgh • conversation
Dec. 10, 2020 ~6 min

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

Why face masks belong at your Thanksgiving gathering – 7 things you need to know about wearing them

More states are adding mask mandates as COVID-19 cases soar. If you’re traveling, shopping or seeing friends and family in person, masks are a crucial protective measure.

Jason Farley, Professor, Infectious Disease-Trained Epidemiologist and Nurse Practitioner, Johns Hopkins University School of Nursing • conversation
Nov. 19, 2020 ~8 min

Why masks belong at your Thanksgiving gathering and how to properly clean and wear them

More states are adding mask mandates as COVID-19 cases soar. If you’re traveling, shopping or seeing friends and family in person, they're a crucial protective measure.

Jason Farley, Professor, Infectious Disease-Trained Epidemiologist and Nurse Practitioner, Johns Hopkins University School of Nursing • conversation
Nov. 19, 2020 ~7 min

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

How to use COVID-19 testing and quarantining to safely travel for the holidays

Over the approachin holidays, people around the world will want to travel to see friends and family. Getting tested for the coronavirus can make this safer, but testing alone is not a perfect answer.

Claudia Finkelstein, Associate Professor of Family Medicine, Michigan State University • conversation
Oct. 23, 2020 ~8 min

Shopping online to stay safe during the pandemic? Here are 10 tips for avoiding scams

Setting up an online scam can be as simple as registering a domain name, signing up for an online payment account and copying and pasting product info from legitimate businesses.

H. Colleen Sinclair, Associate Professor of Social Psychology, Mississippi State University • conversation
Oct. 6, 2020 ~10 min

Sea level rise: three visions of a future summer holiday at the coast

Sea levels could be two metres higher by 2100. How will our relationship to the drowned coast change?

David Jarratt, Senior Lecturer in Coastal Tourism, University of Central Lancashire • conversation
July 31, 2020 ~7 min

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