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Science Says Baking Can Help Reduce Stress Related to the Coronavirus Pandemic

Relieve your anxiety while making something delicious. This article originally appeared on Martha Stewart. Many people are taking up new hobbies to fill their time during the COVID-19 pandemic. One of the most popular pastimes has become baking, including baking sourdough bread, whipping up a batch of homemade cookies, or making a quick bread, like the Streusel Banana Bread pictured here. Now psychologists are saying that baking—specifically, baking bread—can be good for the soul during times of national crisis. While this may not come as a shock to anyone with a serious sweet tooth, the mental health benefits associated with baking can be profound. "With baking bread, there's a lot of physicalities. Kneading of the dough and getting it into...

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How to Fix Every Possible At-Home Hair Dye Disaster

Don't panic—here’s how to undo a dodgy dye job. Each product we feature has been independently selected and reviewed by our editorial team. If you make a purchase using the links included, we may earn commission. You’re standing in front of the mirror with a pair of plastic gloves, a box of permanent dye, and a list of instructions. What could possibly go wrong?  Well, a lot of things. Even if you’re a seasoned colorist, chances are that if you’ve executed a hair color experiment, you’ve experienced a hair color fail. But don’t worry—it’s going to be OK. Once you’ve come to terms with it (post-screaming, swearing, and crying), it’s time to remedy the mistake. We teamed up with Jeremy Tardo, celebrity...

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Mother’s Day 2020: Ways to celebrate mom while sheltering in place

How to Host a Digital Dinner Party The best part? Minimal cleanup.  What Is Elderberry and Why Is Everywhere Trying to Sell It to Me Right Now? Our new normal is well, not normal at all. We’re social and physical distancing, taking safety precautions when having items delivered, and being vigilant about maintaining a strong immune system. We're self-quarantined, self-isolated, and trying to maintain our physical health, social life, and sanity while riding out a global pandemic. Group gatherings have all but disappeared, but thanks to the Internet, families and friends are discovering a new way to come together remotely. Happy hours, group hangouts, and remote work is the new normal for non-essential workers, and while staring at a screen all...

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