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Puzzle Industry Faces Shortage as the World Stays Home

November 18, 2020

Jigsaw puzzle makers face a COVID-induced shortage of product, NPR reported. Prices and complications of manufacturing puzzles are causing demand to outpace supply. Meanwhile, the classic “slider puzzle” has a secret math-based solution. […]

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Yosemite Lifts Visitation Restrictions, Welcomes Public

November 15, 2020

Yosemite National Park will no longer require the use of day passes for visitors, NPR reported. The park closed in March and reopened to 50% capacity in June with a stipulation that visitors acquire day passes first, which often sold out in minutes. The park boasts a long, proud history of reverence. […]

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With Gyms Closed, Strength Training at Home Promotes Fitness

November 8, 2020

Cardio and strength training can be done from home to stay fit and happy, “Today” reported. The combination of exercise regimes gives a total-body workout without the need for expensive equipment or a gym membership. No matter your routine, warm-ups are vital. […]

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Combating the Rise of COVID-Based Child Obesity

November 6, 2020

Health experts are noticing a rise in child obesity during the pandemic, “The Washington Post” reported. Causes of the surge are multi-layered, from a lack of outdoor activity to a constant nearness to the kitchen. Dr. Julia Nordgren, who is also a trained chef, has answers. […]

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Salem Discourages Visitors This Halloween Due to Pandemic

October 29, 2020

The mayor of Salem asked tourists to stay away this Halloween due to COVID-19, The New York Post reported. The historic Massachusetts town, most famous for its witch hunt, is usually a popular Halloween destination for visitors. The Salem witch trials claimed 19 lives by hanging. […]

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German Breweries Held Mini-Oktoberfest Events at Local Taverns

October 6, 2020

Six breweries in Munich salvaged a canceled Oktoberfest this year, Vinepair reported. The annual festival would have ended Sunday, and though it was canceled in April, breweries held small events at local taverns. Oktoberfest-style beers are big worldwide. […]

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