Sholeh Patrick

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Updated 2 days, 4 hours ago

Virus myths: Don’t spread the infodemic

There’s more than one virus at play right now. Thanks to the pandemic, we’re also fighting an infodemic – the vi...

Updated 6 days, 13 hours ago
Research: Sorry, now isn’t best time for junk food

I almost put off this topic for another day, then it hit me: Sitting at home and feeling anxious, comfort eating is probably becoming a universal temptation. Now’s the perfect time to explore that connection.

Updated 1 week ago
Research: 10 reasons to answer the census

An unobtrusive envelope from the federal government arrived quietly in our mailbox last week, on a particularly busy day. “No way,” I told it as I tossed it on a pile. “I don’t have time for you today.”

Updated 1 week, 6 days ago
Research: ACA repeal could leave 31 percent uninsured

Amid the coronavirus outbreak, the White House recently released a statement announcing its latest challenge to the Affordable Healthcare Act via the U.S. Supreme Court.

Updated 2 weeks, 1 day ago
Research: Celtic sense o’ justice advanced

America’s love affair with all things Irish is so deep, we invented a holiday in their honor.

Updated 2 weeks, 6 days ago
Research: Friday the 13th still a mystery

Sidewalk cracks and black cats … The superstitious best stay home tomorrow.

Updated 3 weeks, 1 day ago
Research: Beware of ghosts in today’s primary

Please get up and go vote. Your next president is calling.

Updated 3 weeks, 6 days ago
Research: She’s back and MLP is snittier than ever

From Mrs. Language Person’s long absence, one might infer that she’d done readers a favor and taken a hike. No such luck, Dear Reader.

Updated 1 month ago
Research: Let’s just call it ‘plus’ year

Leap year is counterintuitive. Every four years February gets an extra day — the 29th, a plus-one.

Updated 1 month ago
Research: See why oldest man is always smiling

The world’s oldest living man says the secret to a long, satisfying life is twofold: Smile a lot, and let go of anger.

Updated 1 month, 1 week ago
Research: NAACP: What it is — and isn’t

Competition is part of human nature. Perhaps that’s why better aspects of cultural tribalism are so often outweighed by the bad — behavior lending itself toward misinformation, unwarranted fears, discrimination a...

Updated 1 month, 1 week ago
What to do if SAD sets in

Much like every energetic kid doesn’t have AD/HD, the fact that most people feel happier on sunny days doesn’t mean they all have Seasonal Affective Disorder. But for those who do, SAD can become serious business.

Updated 1 month, 2 weeks ago
‘Location services’ a blinkin’ beacon

Is “location services” good or bad?

Updated 2 months, 1 week ago
Research: Living machines no longer sci fi

Don’t worry. These bots are itty bitty.