The FDA Calls Time on Juuls

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Friday, July 1, 2022 8:46 AM Last week, the FDA ordered Juul Labs to stop selling e-cigarettes and vaping products on the U.S. market. Head over to WebMD for more on this decision, the FDA's reasoning and what it means for those who use e-cigarettes. 

Get Ready for Those Fourth of July Sales

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Thursday, June 30, 2022 11:49 AM Fourth of July means many things, including sales. If you're in the mood to shop, head over to HuffPost for a round up of some great sales hitting the shelves this long weekend. 

An Update on Monkeypox

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Wednesday, June 29, 2022 10:08 AM The global Monkeypox outbreak continues, but the World Health Organization has announced that it does not constitute a global emergency yet. Head over to WebMD for the latest. 

Why Mosquitoes Love (Or Hate) You

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Tuesday, June 28, 2022 11:00 AM Have you noticed you get bitten by mosquitoes more, or less, often than your friends and family? It might not just be luck—it turns out mosquitoes have their preferences, too. Head over to Mental Floss to learn more. 

Keeping Calm During Fireworks Season

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Monday, June 27, 2022 10:57 AM With the Fourth of July coming up and summer in full swing, it's likely you're going to be hearing fireworks very soon, if you haven't started already. While lots of people enjoy the show, many others can't stand the loud noise, and it can be especially disruptive when children and pets are involved. Head over to Wirecutter for some tips and tricks on blocking out fireworks noise and keeping calm this summer.

COVID Tests for Blind and Low Vision Americans

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Friday, June 24, 2022 11:20 AM Last week, the Biden administration announced a series of new at-home COVID tests with more accessibility for people who are blind or visually impaired. These tests will be available through covidtests.gov, and require access to a Bluetooth-enabled smartphone and an iOS or Android app. Head over to CNN to learn more. 

Meet Trumpet, Best in Show

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Thursday, June 23, 2022 10:49 AM Wednesday night, Trumpet the bloodhound won Best in Show at the annual Westminster Dog Show. Head over to The New York Times to learn more about Trumpet the champion, and for a recap of what you might've missed from the competition. 

Parents Get in Line to Vaccinate Their Babies

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Wednesday, June 22, 2022 10:46 AM Following approval from the FDA and other regulators last week, the U.S. has begun offering COVID-19 vaccines to children as young as six months. Head over to Reuters to learn more about some of the first children and babies to get vaccinated against COVID-19, what their parents have to say and what we can expect to change as more and more vaccines roll out.

Get Ready for Wimbledon With These Fun Facts

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Tuesday, June 21, 2022 11:23 AM The Wimbledon tennis tournament is less than a week away, scheduled to begin on June 27. Head over to Mental Floss for some fun facts about the famous tournament that you can use to impress your friends while watching—or just to expand your own knowledge about Wimbledon. 

Opal Lee, Grandmother of Juneteenth

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Monday, June 20, 2022 11:00 AM This year, Juneteenth was honored as a federal holiday all across the United States. In large part, this is thanks to Opal Lee, a 95-year-old woman from Texas who has fought tirelessly for years to have the holiday recognized on a federal level. Head over to D Magazine to learn more about Lee, her extraordinary life, her role in making Juneteenth a federal holiday and her never-ending fight for justice. 

Gearing Up for the World Cup

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Friday, June 17, 2022 1:34 PM Last week, FIFA announced host cities for the 2026 FIFA World Cup, which will take place in the U.S., Canada and Mexico. Host cities include New York, Los Angeles, Mexico City, Toronto and more. Head over to the FIFA website for a look at what is shaping up to be a very fun and busy summer in a few years' time.

Historic Flooding Hits Yellowstone

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Thursday, June 16, 2022 11:13 AM This week, Yellowstone National Park was hit by historic flooding. The park and nearby communities have been heavily impacted, with some homes being totally destroyed. Head over to NPR for a look at the aftermath of these floods, and for an update on when the park will reopen. 

A New Name for Monkeypox

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Wednesday, June 15, 2022 10:07 AM This week, the World Health Organization's general director Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus announced that WHO will officially rename the monkeypox virus as worries rise about the name being discriminatory and stigmatizing. Head over to Bloomberg to learn more.

Justin Bieber and Ramsay Hunt Syndrome

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Tuesday, June 14, 2022 11:24 AM Last week, Justin Bieber announced that he is postponing his upcoming tour dates due to a rare form of facial paralysis: Ramsay Hunt syndrome. Head over to WebMD to learn more about the rare syndrome, which can affect anyone who has had chickenpox. 

Jennifer Hudson Gets Her EGOT

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Monday, June 13, 2022 2:25 PM This weekend, Jennifer Hudson became our newest EGOT winner, meaning she has won an Emmy, a Grammy, an Oscar and a Tony. There are only 17 EGOT winners in the world. Head over to The New York Times to learn more about Hudson's incredible accomplishment.