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Learning to Live in an Upended World: A Light at the End?
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Learning to Live in an Upended World: A Light at the End?

Is there a message for us in the gut-punch we received from COVID-19? Crises can present opportunities and though nobody can foretell the future, here’s a look at what months of isolation and self-reflection have wrought and what changes we might have in a post-pandemic world.

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Ask Dr. Alan: Wearing a Mask Vs Not Wearing It

I have been fastidious in keeping the virus away, but not everyone seems to care. The other day I stepped outdoors, with my mask on, to take out the trash. My long time neighbor and friend was outside with no mask on. She smiled, began chatting and walking over to me. I put my arm out and asked her to keep her distance. Her expression changed immediately, waving her arms, she turned around and walked away. Was I rude to her?

Travel News
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Travel News

After a brief halt of operations due to the global coronavirus pandemic, La Colección Resorts has begun reopening its doors to travelers across Mexico. Since June 11, resorts under the brands Live Aqua, Fiesta Americana, Grand Fiesta Americana, and The Explorean began a gradual reopening.

Sichuanese Culture-Taste Sensations
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Sichuanese Culture-Taste Sensations

Sichuan (Szechuan) is a landlocked province of approximately 81 million inhabitants in southwest China. The region occupies most of the Sichuan Basin and the easternmost part of the Tibetan Plateau. Its population speaks an unusual form of Mandarin, originating as a variation during the province’s repopulation under the Ming Dynasty.