Coronavirus cases have spiked in Pennsylvania and New Jersey over the past month, surpassing the numbers of the pandemic's first wave in April, and yet many people have continued to meet up with friends at indoor gatherings and make plans to see family at Thanksgiving. To curb the spread, Philadelphia officials announced restrictions last Monday that closed indoor dining, gyms and museums, and ...

Federal student loan payments and interest have been paused since March due to the coronavirus pandemic, but payments are set to resume in January, according to the U.S. Department of Education. National student loan debt has reached over $1.73 trillion as of Thursday, according to the nonprofit Student Debt Crisis. The pandemic doesn't appear to be ending anytime soon, but there are ways ...

CHICAGO — Even though Rodolfo Reyes' partner died of COVID-19 complications more than six months ago, he still buys her flowers almost every day. Her remains are in a small off-white urn on the kitchen counter he turned into an altar. It is surrounded by some of her favorite red and white roses, and votive candles. "I think about her every single day, and I still can't believe she is gone ...

If your masks are beginning to feel as old as this pandemic, it's probably time to get yourself some new ones. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention advises using masks that have at least two layers of tightly woven, washable, breathable fabric, such as cotton. When you wash your masks regularly, which you're supposed to do, the fabric, as well as the fit, can begin to deteriorate. As ...