Free N95s Will Be Available Soon

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Tuesday, January 25, 2022 11:05 AM Beginning next week, the Biden administration will make three N95 masks available for free to every adult in the United States. Head over to New York Magazine to learn more about where you can pick up your masks, what kind of N95s will be provided and everything else we know about the program. 

Apply to Be a Monarch

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Monday, January 24, 2022 10:56 AM Looking for a change of pace? The Barrow Borough Council in Cumbria, England, is in search of a new landlord and pub owner to manage the solitary pub on Piel Island, off the coast of England. The draw? Whoever manages the pub is also, technically, King or Queen of Piel Island, complete with a coronation. Head over to The New York Times for more details. 

Virgil's Final Collection

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Friday, January 21, 2022 12:28 PM Last week, Louis Vuitton debuted Virgil Abloh's final collection. Head over to Vogue to see every look from the legendary designer's last show.

A Trip Around the World

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Thursday, January 20, 2022 10:30 AM 19-year-old Zara Rutherford has become the youngest woman to fly solo around the world. Rutherford's trip took 155 days. Head over to AP to learn more about her incredible feat, and her journey that took her through California wildfires, the tiny Siberian village of Ayan and so much more.

Remembering André Leon Talley

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Wednesday, January 19, 2022 11:19 AM André Leon Talley, legendary Vogue editor and towering fashion personality, passed away this week at the age of 73. Talley has been one of the most influential and creative figures in the fashion world over the past few decades, and he leaves behind a staggering legacy. Head over to Vogue to learn more about Talley's remarkable life and influence—directly from the people who loved him.

The Journey of a COVID Test

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Tuesday, January 18, 2022 11:13 AM For a myriad of reasons, Americans across the country are experiencing significant delays in COVID test results. From shipping delays to employees having to call out sick with COVID themselves, things are disrupted at every level. Head over to WebMD to learn about the journey of a COVID test: how it gets from your nose to the lab and back, and some of the other reasons why results are taking so long right now. 

Hopping on the Wordle Train

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Friday, January 14, 2022 11:19 AM If you've been on Twitter at all over the past week or so, you've probably seen your fair share of Tweets about Wordle. But what is Wordle, what do people mean when they share green and yellow boxes, and how can you play? At its simplest, Wordle is a game that gives players six chances to guess a different five letter word every day. Head over to NPR to learn more about the game, some strategies and the social media craze behind it.

The Year's Best Reviewed Film and TV

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Thursday, January 13, 2022 11:39 AM With the weather getting colder and COVID cases rising, we might find ourselves spending more and more time indoors again this winter—which also might mean watching some more TV and movies to pass the hours. This week, Rotten Tomatoes shared its Golden Tomato Awards for 2021, featuring the highest-rated movies and TV shows on the site, full of famously hard to please critics. Head over to Rotten Tomatoes to take a look, and maybe expand your winter watchlist.

Maya Angelou on the U.S. Quarter

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Wednesday, January 12, 2022 12:15 PM This week, a new U.S. quarter featuring an image of Maya Angelou officially went into circulation, marking the first time a Black woman has ever appeared on the coin. Head over to CNN to learn more about the making and design of this historic coin, as well as the four other women who will begin to appear on quarters later this year.

COVID Tests, Blindness, and Accessibilty

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Tuesday, January 11, 2022 11:06 AM At-home COVID tests, a treasure when you can find them, make life more convenient for many of us—but for blind or low vision people, finding the tests is just the first hurdle. At-home COVID tests mostly use visual cues and include directions that you have to adhere to perfectly with no Braille guidance. Head over to The New York Times to learn more about the inaccessibility of at-home COVID tests, and what steps we can take to make the tests work for everyone.

Take a Look at the Golden Globes

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Monday, January 10, 2022 11:58 AM This year's Golden Globes were not televised or streamed anywhere—instead, they were Tweeted. Head over to the Golden Globes website for a list of this year's winners.

Making Sure Your Masks Are Authentic

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Friday, January 7, 2022 11:35 AM Because the Omicron variant of COVID-19 is so transmissible, now is a good time to ensure your masks are giving you as much protection as possible. Head over to HuffPost to learn more about what kinds of masks experts are now recommending, and how to make sure that you buy authentic, protective masks. 

Meet a Real Life Lassie

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Thursday, January 6, 2022 11:42 AM Police in New Hampshire found themselves in "a real-life Lassie situation" this week, NPR reports, after a call about a loose dog on the highway turned into the dog leading them to its owners who were seriously injured in a terrifying car accident—but survived thanks to her. Head over to NPR to meet Tinsley, the hero dog, and hear her full story. 

2021 in Movies

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Wednesday, January 5, 2022 11:07 AM With theater closures and studio backlogs, it's been a tough, weird few years for movies—but people have still been heading to the cinema when they can, and the numbers show it. Head over to Mental Floss for a roundup of 2021's highest grossing movies to help you catch up on anything you might've missed before 2022's most anticipated films make their debuts. 

Speaking Up and Saving a Stranger's Life

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Tuesday, January 4, 2022 11:34 AM When 22-year-old Nadia Popovici spotted a mole on the back of a stranger's neck, she knew right away that it was potentially cancerous. The stranger, Brian Hamilton, was an assistant equipment manager for the Vancouver Canucks, and Popovici was a pre-med student and fan at the game, seated behind Hamilton's spot on the team bench. Eventually, Popovici knew she had to take a risk and let Hamilton know, so she wrote out a note on her phone, and waved at him until she got his attention. It turns out, she saved his life. Head over to The New York Times for the full story.