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I Went on a First Date Via Video Chat and Had a Great Time

For some, a coronavirus shelter-in-place order means being shacked up at home with a significant other, making couple TikTok videos and ordering in. For me, a single 20-something, being at home means watching those couples’ TikTok videos while cooking a pasta dinner for one. Self-isolation has made me even more aware of my single status,

Seven ways to banish coronavirus blues – including dreaming of your next holiday

Humans are simply not wired to tolerate any ­uncertainty for long. No wonder, then, that as the coronavirus situation changes by the day, we’re ­experiencing unprecedented levels of anxiety. A 2016 study at University College London found that stress is maximised when uncertainty is at its highest. In fact, the study concluded that uncertainty is

Kobe Bryant Will Be Inducted Into Basketball Hall of Fame

Update: Kobe Bean Bryant is officially a 2020 Hall of Fame inductee. The highly-anticipated Hall of Fame class was announced on April 4, and includes Bryant, Tim Duncan, Kevin Garnett, and more superstars. Although Bryant won’t be present at the August enshrinement ceremony in Massachusetts, his presence will be greatly felt. Original post: As the

Girl’s Neighborhood Birthday Party While Social Distancing

Ashleigh Burger’s ninth birthday was likely supposed to look very different from how it turned out, but thanks to her mom, Kate, neighbors and friends rallied to turn this year’s celebration into what Ashleigh called the “best b-day ever.” In a series of photos and videos posted to dad Jordan’s Facebook, Ashleigh can be seen

See Principal Tell Student She’s Valedictorian in Drive-Thru

For Michelle Floering, the secondary principal at Grand Traverse Academy in Traverse City, MI, milestones are still worth celebrating despite the fact that schools are closed and everyone is practicing social distancing. In a heartwarming video making its rounds on social media, Michelle visited 18-year-old Kaitlyn Watson at her job working a Culver’s drive-thru to

Fascinating Facts About Megan Rapinoe

2019 was a pretty big year for Megan Rapinoe. The cocaptain of the US women’s soccer team took home both the Golden Boot and Golden Ball awards at the 2019 Women’s World Cup — as well as, you know, the title — and closed out an epic year as Sports Illustrated‘s Sportsperson of the Year.

Team USA Wash With US Challenge

Much like the World Health Organization’s Safe Hands Challenge, where people are practicing hand hygiene on camera, Team USA members are sharing videos of themselves scrubbing away thoroughly while reminiscing about their favorite Olympic and Paralympic moment. It’s called the Wash With US Challenge, and it’s another way to continue highlighting the importance of washing

Who Is the Youngest Olympian Competing in Tokyo?

If you haven’t heard the name Hend Zaza before, expect to hear a lot more about her soon: after winning the West Asian Olympic Qualification Tournament, the 11-year-old table tennis player from Syria is set to become the youngest athlete to compete at the Summer Olympics in Tokyo. She’s even younger than likely Olympian Sky