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8 great ways to sink into a warm bath for a much-needed break

Here are several products that will help you formulate your own recipe for creating a space for reflecting and recharging after a hard day … Read more


The US topped 1,000 daily Covid-19 deaths and experts worry the worst of the fall surge is yet to come

The US reported more than 1,100 new Covid-19 deaths on Wednesday -- the highest daily toll recorded in more than a month. Read more


A 'building distrust' in public health agencies is 'the elephant in the room,' Fauci says

There is a "building distrust" in public health agencies as the coronavirus pandemic resurges in large parts of the United States, said Dr. Anthony Fauci, the government's leading infectious disease official, in a recent interview. Read more


Utah heart attack victim competes for medical care amid surge in Covid-19 cases

In the predawn hours of a recent Tuesday morning in a suburban Salt Lake City hospital, Laurie Terry's doctor made a disturbing discovery: Utah's record setting Covid-19 outbreak had become more dangerous than many knew. Read more


Story Next Door: Housing official Weiss at home on the farm


Go south on Highway 99W from Corvallis and turn in at the airport exit. Head past the airport and y… Read more


CDC updates its guidelines for close Covid-19 contact after prison guard gets infected

The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has updated its definition of a close contact with a Covid-19 patient to include multiple, brief exposures, after a Vermont prison worker appears to have been infected that way, CDC Director Dr. Robert Redfield said Wednesday. Read more


Covid-19 is surging in small-town America

After more than half a year of fighting the novel coronavirus, many countries, including the United States, are now experiencing a calamitous upward turn in Covid-19 cases. Last week saw consecutive days of over 50,000 cases nationwide pushing the total number of diagnosed cases over 8 million. Read more


Before you get a flu shot, get good sleep to increase its effectiveness, experts say

We all know how much better we feel after a good night's sleep. Read more


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How to recognize 15 common sleep disorders

Slumber Yard consulted several trusted health sources, such as Mayo Clinic and Healthline, to compile a list of 15 common sleep disorders a… Read more


Watch Now: How to save on your grocery bill, and more videos to improve your life

Check out some ways you can save money on your next grocery bill, what emergency supplies you should keep in your car in case severe weathe… Read more


From Wuhan to the White House: A timeline of COVID-19’s spread

The COVID-19 pandemic has taken an enormous toll on the U.S. and around the world, with a global death toll over 1 million. It has shut dow… Read more

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Outnumbered on High Court Nomination, Democrats Campaign for a Different Vote

Rather than prosecuting their case against Supreme Court nominee Amy Coney Barrett, Democrats on the Senate Judiciary Committee are refighting the war that won them seats in 2018 — banging on Republicans for trying to eliminate the Affordable Care Act. Read more

The mood-setter: Diptyque Feu de Bois (wood fire) Candle

Can't get out for a jaunt to commune with nature? Run a warm bath, dim the lights and let the nostalgic scent of Diptyque's woodsy smelling Feu de Bois candle wash over you. Read more

The dry skin solution: Bastide Huile d'Aix Bath Oil

When this oil from Provence is put in the bath, the scent blossoms to soothe your senses. It makes the water rich in vitamin E and antioxidants to pamper skin and soften dry patches. Read more