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Coronavirus preys on what terrifies us: dying alone

Coronavirus preys on what terrifies us: dying alone

Steve Kaminski was whisked into an ambulance near his home on New York’s Upper East Side last week. He never saw his family again. Kaminski died days later of covid-19, the disease caused by the novel coronavirus. Because of fears of contagion, no visitors, including his family, were allowed to see him at Mt. Sinai…MORE

European Neanderthals ate fresh seafood, which may have given their brains a boost

European Neanderthals ate fresh seafood, which may have given their brains a boost

Some Neanderthals really enjoyed their surf and turf rather than mammoth steaks, according to a new study. The recent excavation of a cave site along Portugal’s coast revealed a wealth of fossilized remains of food, including fish, birds and mammals. It’s estimated that Neanderthals lived in the cave, known as Figueira Brava, between 86,000 and…MORE

Jacinda Ardern hosts coronavirus Facebook Live from her home

Jacinda Ardern hosts coronavirus Facebook Live from her home

New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern hosted a Facebook Live from her home on Wednesday to answer questions as the nation became one of the latest to issue self-isolation measures in a bid to tackle coronavirus. Ardern, who apologized for wearing a casual green jumper and explained that she had just put her daughter to…MORE

Coronavirus-hit countries are asking Cuba for medical help. Why is the US opposed?

Coronavirus-hit countries are asking Cuba for medical help. Why is the US opposed?

Cuba is offering to send doctors to more countries struggling with the coronavirus. But don’t accept their help, the US State Department says. As health care systems around the world are strained to the point of collapse, Cuban health care “brigades” have been invited to assist medical workers in Italy, Venezuela, Nicaragua, Suriname, Jamaica and…MORE

People are decorating their windows with hearts and messages of hope right now

People are decorating their windows with hearts and messages of hope right now

Thousands of people are practicing social distancing worldwide and under stay-at-home orders to stop the spread of coronavirus, but that’s not stopping neighbors from leaving messages of hope in the windows of their homes. It’s unclear where or when the effort started, but photos of people putting rainbows, colorful heart cutouts, teddy bears and anything…MORE

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Dave Says: Playing the lottery robs you of your future

Dave Says: Playing the lottery robs you of your future

Dear Dave, I’ve been struggling financially for the past few months, so I’ve been playing the lottery once a week. To me, the chance to win millions is worth a few dollars a month, even if things are tight. Paula   Dear Paula, You’ve told me you’re having money troubles, and at the same time…

Dave Says: Keep your dignity, and work your way out

Dave Says: Keep your dignity, and work your way out

Dear Dave, My wife and I will both turn 30 next month. We have two young children, and we make a little over $85,000 combined. The problem is we have about $70,000 in debt. Some of it is credit card debt, but nearly $50,000 is in two car loans. Her mom and dad have offered…