Tell us: What’s something you wish more people understood about autism?
Considering this month is an important time to learn more about autism, we thought we’d ask you, our readers and viewers: If any of you have a close connection to autism spectrum disorder (perhaps you’ve been diagnosed, or you have a friend or child with autism), is there anything you wish more people understood?
Will the U.S. men blow their chance for a World Cup spot, like they did for the 2018 event?
Nearly five years after the United States men’s national soccer team famously blew a spot in the 2018 World Cup by losing to a vastly inferior Trinidad and Tobago squad in October of 2017 in the final game of qualifying, the moment of redemption has finally arrived for the Americans.
What’s up with Hallmark Christmas movies, and why are some Boomers so obsessed with them?
As an aging millennial who has the privilege of living with my parents while I save up to buy a house in this crazy housing market, I’ve noticed something about my parents that I had no clue about, previously: They’re obsessed with Hallmark Christmas movies.
Looking ahead to the College Football Playoff? This ‘RSVP’ concept is brilliant
Attending a major sporting event can be overwhelming: You might have to fly or embark on a road trip just to get there, depending on the location of course, and consider your accommodations and where you’ll stay, eat and how you’ll get around.
‘What We Do in the Shadows’ is the spookiest (and funniest) TV show you should be watching right now
You’d probably never think that a “mockumentary”-style TV show about a group of vampires who are roommates would be enjoyable, but somehow, FX’s “What We Do in the Shadows” is the funniest TV show you’re probably not watching.
How this pioneer made NFL history as the first Mexican Hall of Famer
Throughout the years, the National Football League has worked extensively to grow the game of football in Mexico -- from playing a regular-season game each year in Mexico City, to starting up more youth programs in the country to get kids involved from a young age.
Did you lose a loved one to COVID-19? This is your chance to share that person’s story with the world
Maybe it was when the pandemic first arrived in the United States, or perhaps it only happened in recent weeks or months. But if you lost a friend or family member to COVID-19, and you’d like to memorialize that person’s legacy, we invite you to share more.
Normalizing mental health: ‘I know there’s this whole, ‘Well, pick yourself up by your bootstraps’ mentality, but it’s very old school’
The smile on full display from Simone Biles said it all: The U.S. superstar stuck the landing on her balance beam routine, her face lit up, and all at once, she embodied pure joy, a seventh Olympic medal, and likely some relief, having the weight of the world off her back, at least for a few minutes.
Changes to your menstrual cycle? Sore eyes? We asked a doctor about ‘strange’ COVID vaccine side effects
If you received your COVID-19 vaccine, you likely knew about what to expect in terms of side effects: Perhaps a mild headache, chills or body aches, a slight fever, a sore arm or maybe a bit of fatigue.
Demi Lovato’s shocking new docuseries sheds light on mental health struggles
In 2018, singer Demi Lovato almost lost her life to a drug overdose, and now, she’s stepped forward to tell the world her story. Lovato’s new docuseries “Dancing With the Devil,” which you can watch on YouTube, explores the events that led up to her near fatal overdose. The docuseries not only covers Lovato’s prior mental health issues, but how she now processes her daily struggles. AdMany of us have known someone who has had difficulty with mental health, or perhaps someone who struggles with addiction. The first two episodes of “Dancing with the Devil” are available to watch on YouTube, and you can expect to see two more episodes coming out.
5 apps to help you meditate when you need a break from this crazy world
While it would be great to have your toes in the sand on a peaceful beach, or be perched up on a mountainside with incredible views while you meditate and relax your mind, that can’t always be the case -- especially as we navigate through life during a pandemic.
6 ways to make virtual Thanksgiving entertaining for everyone
With many medical experts urging Americans to make this year’s Thanksgiving scaled down, many of us will probably only see people in our “bubble,” so holiday is going to feel a little bit different. Thanks to technology, you can still gather with your extended family.
Electoral College vs. the popular vote: Why either can outweigh the other on any given election year
Have you ever wondered why is it that one candidate can win the popular vote but another wins the electoral vote, and thus, the presidency? Four candidates in history have won a majority of the popular vote only to be denied the presidency by the Electoral College. That includes Hillary Clinton, who had the largest popular vote margin of any losing presidential candidate in U.S. history. Graphic shows scenario in which a presidential candidate can win the popular vote but lose the election. It would take a constitutional amendment to abolish the Electoral College -- an unlikely move because of how difficult it is to pass and ratify constitutional changes.
Your first cup of coffee might not be helping as much as you think. Here’s why.
Here’s what you may not know: There are prime times during your day to drink coffee to get the best effects, and those times aren't necessarily first thing in the morning. If you’re drinking coffee during that timeframe, you’re drinking it at a time when you’re already naturally at your maximum level of alertness. Drinking coffee during your natural cortisol peak can cause you to develop a tolerance to caffeine. “In other words, the same cup of morning coffee will become less effective,” Miller said. Even if coffee is the first thing you want to taste in the morning, if you’re using it for a pick-me-up, it might behoove you to try waiting a little while.
Here’s why an albatross is the rarest achievement in golf
While a birdie is 1-under par on a hole and an eagle is 2-under par, a step better than that is an albatross, which is 3-under par on a hole. In the four major tournaments, it has only happened 18 times since 1870, according to GolfLink. An albatross has happened the most times at golf’s oldest major, the British Open, which has seen an albatross occur eight times in its history. The U.S. Open and PGA Championship were the last to see three, by Nick Watney in 2012 and Joey Sindelar in 2006, respectively. Maggert has two of the 18 albatrosses at major tournaments, collecting one at the 1994 Masters and one during the 2001 British Open.
Here’s why you are going to want to start watching ‘Verzuz’ on Instagram Live right now
What started as some entertainment during the early days of the COVID-19 pandemic has turned into one of the must-see Instagram Live shows. The premise is pretty simple: two R&B singers or rappers go head-to-head in a friendly battle on Instagram Live, and thousands of people get to sit back at home and enjoy. While the performances are so much fun to watch, what really makes “Verzuz” so entertaining is the chit chat between the stars, as well as the comment section on Instagram Live. It’s pretty surreal to see comments pop in from First Lady Michelle Obama, Oprah, Mariah Carey and Viola Davis, but they were watching the same Instagram Live stream as everyone else. We don’t know who will be up next for a “Verzuz” battle, but here’s to hoping we’ll get to witness another epic night.
Families with infants, these things will help prepare you for a severe weather situation
But it’s quite another to ready yourself for a severe weather situation when you have a new baby in tow. Maybe the baby naps or hangs out in some type of rocker that you usually plug in to a wall. You’ll want to make sure you have plenty of batteries, in case your home loses power. Obviously, whether you’re a new parent or not, you’d want to make sure you have a way to charge your phone. -- And if you’re formula feeding, that’s great, too.
These 15 hit music videos from 2000 will bring on the nostalgia
There’s no better way than music, right? In no particular order, here are 15 hit music videos from the year 2000 that might have you cringing, laughing or just happily reminiscing. “Bye Bye Bye” by *NSYNC2. “Maria Maria” by Santana featuring The Product G&B15. “What a Girl Wants” by Christina AguileraThere was no way we could even come close to listing all the hits from 2000.
5 apps to help you meditate when you need a break from this crazy world
So if you’re ready to get your mind in check and focus on your mental health, check out some of these helpful meditation apps below. You’ll get all the guided meditation you need, and hopefully, your mind will grow in the process. 10% HappierThis meditation app is based on the New York Times bestseller by the same name, so you know it’s got to be good. Simple HabitIf you’re a person who is always on the go, then this meditation app was made just for you. By just taking a few minutes from your day to focus on you and your mental health can lead to a less stressful life.