Danish mask study has serious flaws, experts say

Mask-wearing has remained a hot-button political issue even as more states, including those with Republican governors who long resisted such measures, are adopting mask mandates as case numbers rise across the United States. Numerous studies have found that masks, and perhaps even the mandates, reduce the risk of transmission. “Masks […]

How to Have the Best Virtual Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving is just around the corner, and unfortunately, it’s a terrible time for people to be traveling long distances to be in close contact with family and friends. As the COVID-19 infection numbers continue to climb, cities around the United States are once again entering the lockdown phases that beset […]

Texas advocacy groups will hold virtual event to recognize lives lost on Transgender Day of Remembrance

AUSTIN (KXAN) — Many will remember the year 2020 for a litany of unfortunate milestones, including that it’s reported as the deadliest for violence against transgender and gender non-conforming people in the country’s history. A report released this week by the Human Rights Campaign Foundation detailed the violent deaths of […]

Top Interior Design Trends for 2021

Saying that 2020 has been filled with more than its fair share of ups and downs is quite the understatement, but this year has also truly helped many of us reconnect with our homes. Life in quarantine has allowed us to begin the process of making our homes—no matter how […]

Best online games to play with friends as you hunker down this winter

The pandemic and social distancing recommendations may have changed your usual Thanksgiving plans with family and friends this year. But you can still play online games together, even from far away. Whether you’re looking for old-school favorites, party games, escape rooms or hard-core board game options, there’s likely a virtual option, as more people turn […]

DIY smart home-security basics – 21Oak

New Africa/Shutterstock Just a few years ago, purchasing a security system required having a professional come to your home for installation. This meant drilling holes and running wires throughout the house. The equipment may have been free, but homeowners needed to sign up for expensive multiyear subscription plans to keep […]

‘Ammonite’ Costume Designer Michael O’Connor on His Moodboard and the History of Fisherman’s Sweaters

One wouldn’t know from watching the film Ammonite, which is set in the 1840s, that costume designer Michael O’Connor had to make a case for the characters’s collection of elaborate bonnets. Inspired by British paleontologist Mary Anning’s life, Ammonite—which was released theatrically on November 13 and will be available on […]

A guide to navigating your virtual Thanksgiving

With COVID-19 cases on the rise in Minnesota, many families have decided to rethink their Thanksgiving plans and find alternatives to traditional in-person gatherings. State officials are now asking Minnesotans not to gather for Thanksgiving outside their immediate household, while the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is strongly recommending […]