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Coffee prices may skyrocket as ‘severe production crisis’ looms for industry thanks to pandemic

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Jun 29, 2021 … NEWARK, N.J. — Just when it seems like the devastating impacts of the coronavirus pandemic were finally starting to wind down, new research brings bad news for coffee lovers. Researchers warn that the Covid crisis could send the price of a cup of coffee soaring amid an already-challenging time for the industry. Experts say that…

Men with erectile dysfunction enjoyed more bedroom action than ever before during pandemic

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Jun 25, 2021 … PITTSBURGH — For some people, being stuck inside during the COVID-19 pandemic meant far more opportunities for some bedroom fun with their partners. That was especially the case for one segment of the American population in particular. Middle-aged and older men who suffer from erectile dysfunction were making love more than ever before during lockdowns,…

‘Manxiety’ in 2021: Over half of men shaved their heads after a bad pandemic haircut

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Jun 25, 2021 … Survey focusing on men’s insecurities reveals that 43% have sought to ‘reset themselves’ over the past year, while 53% admit their self-confidence hit rock bottom during lockdown. NEW YORK — Getting haircuts at home during a pandemic is apparently teaching men a new lesson, bald is beautiful. Over half of men say they shaved their…

Whitney Houston’s ‘Star Spangled Banner’ tops list of music moments Americans wish they saw live

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Jun 23, 2021 … NEW YORK — As life returns to normal this summer, a new study finds people all around the world are ready to put down their headphones and see some live music again. In fact, after all these years, Americans are still crazy for Whitney Houston. Three in 10 wish they could go back in time to…

Half of young adults think one-night stands will be thing of past after pandemic ends thanks to ‘virtual intimacy’

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Jun 12, 2021 … NEW YORK — Sometimes, it can be rough being single. Now, a new study finds it can be downright unbearable during a pandemic. Nearly half of young, single Americans haven’t been physically intimate with someone since the pandemic began. As a result, more than half of young, single Americans say they’ve turned to virtual sexual intimacy…

More children battling vision problems thanks to rise in screen time during pandemic

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Jun 01, 2021 … ATLANTA, Ga. — As most children start their summer vacations, many parents are busy booking their back-to-school doctor’s checkups. Unfortunately, the last year has been anything but ordinary when it comes to health. Even if youngsters avoided COVID-19 while staying in quarantine and remote learning, a recent study reveals bad news for those upcoming visits to…

Cell phone data reveals poorer people are less able to follow stay-at-home orders during COVID-19

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Jun 01, 2021 … FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. — Individuals living in poorer and less affluent neighborhoods spent less time at home during various COVID-19 lockdown orders, according to a new international study. After analyzing mobile data on million of U.S. citizens, study authors say poorer families and households were unable to comply with pandemic safety recommendations as diligently as others due…

‘Significant Otter’ helps couples communicate better through heart-monitoring app

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May 26, 2021 … PITTSBURGH, Pa. — Want to send that special someone a message straight from your heart? Scientists have created an app that can literally tell your partner how you’re feeling without uttering a single word. Researchers from Carnegie Mellon University say the Significant Otter app can actually provide couples with a more meaningful way of communicating than…

COVID-related deaths in U.S. counties underestimated by 20%, study estimates

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May 21, 2021 … BOSTON, Mass. — To this point, doctors say COVID-19 is responsible for nearly 600,000 American deaths. Unfortunately, researchers from Boston University warn many related deaths are going unnoticed. Their findings reveal death certificates may not be properly attributing up to 20 percent of COVID-related deaths during the pandemic. Study authors used data from the National…

Half of Americans saw their favorite local store shut down because of pandemic

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May 20, 2021 … Many shoppers now swearing off big box stores after seeing beloved shops shutter NEW YORK — Few people have escaped the financial impact of the coronavirus pandemic and that’s especially true for local ‘mom and pop’ shops. A new study finds half of Americans have witnessed their favorite local businesses close down because of COVID-19.…

Are you a shopaholic? Addiction experts set clinical guidelines for ‘compulsive-buying shopping disorder’

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May 14, 2021 … ADELAIDE, Australia — Although many people would probably brand their friends (or even themselves) as “shopaholics,” is there a way to tell when the occasional spending spree becomes an actual addiction? Researchers in Australia say they’ve created a way of diagnosing people who “shop till they drop” for the first time. The new criteria can…

Netflix, Hulu exodus? 1 in 3 Americans ready to dump streaming services over lackluster shows

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May 13, 2021 … NEW YORK — Whoever said this was the “golden age of television” may want to look away when the pandemic ends. There’s no denying people are watching a lot of TV during quarantines and lockdowns. A new study reveals 70 percent of Americans say they’re watching and streaming even more TV now than at the start…