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Recent articles by Rachel:

Woman painstakingly recreates Kamala Harris' rainbow Pride jacket using 35,000 rhinestones

Emma Lauren Fasulo decided to make the rainbow rhinestone-studded jacket Kamala Harris wore to Pride in 2019 by hand. She needed a project to keep her busy while her husband was undergoing chemotherapy. → Read More

Feeling relieved? Sleep better? Experts explain impact of Biden's inauguration

Many are sharing on social media that they’re sleeping better and breathing easier after the inauguration of President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris. → Read More

A more contagious strain of COVID is spreading in the U.S. Should you double up on face masks?

A more contagious strain of the coronavirus is spreading throughout the U.S. Will doubling up on face masks help? → Read More

Experts call Johnson & Johnson's single-dose COVID vaccine 'very promising.' Here's what you need to know.

Johnson & Johnson's single-dose COVID-19 vaccine candidate looks promising based on early results from the ongoing trial. → Read More

COVID-19 vaccines: Experts answer commonly asked questions about availability, timeline

Yahoo Life asked experts to weigh in on some of the common questions people have about when and where they can get the COVID-19 vaccine. → Read More

Why deaths from cardiovascular disease have risen during the pandemic

A new study found that deaths from cardiovascular disease went up in some regions across the U.S. Researchers say that may be due to patients putting off going to hospitals over fears of contracting COVID-19. → Read More

Study of COVID-19 hospitalization rates may be best evidence yet for reopening schools, say researchers

A new study looked at the effects of school re-openings on the hospitalization rates of people with COVID-19 and found that it appears to be safe for schools in most counties to reopen. → Read More

Top ranked diets of 2021: What works, what doesn’t, according to experts

From the Mediterranean diet to the Flexitarian eating plan, experts weigh in on some of the best diets in 2021, ranked by U.S. News and World Report. → Read More

Get in shape with Kayla Itsines’s complete 5-Day Workout Challenge

Australian personal trainer and co-creator of the Bikini Body Guides (BBG) workout program, Kayla Itsines, created a no-equipment 5-Day Workout Challenge for Yahoo Life readers. → Read More

No time to exercise? Try Kayla Itsines's 5-minute workout — no equipment required

For Day 5 of Australian fitness trainer Kayla Itsines’s 5-Day Workout Challenge, get ready for a full-body, no equipment workout that's only 5 minutes long. → Read More

Kayla Itsines's powerhouse workout routine tones your entire body in just 15 minutes

Get ready to turn things up a notch on Day 3 of Kayla Itsines’s 5-Day Workout Challenge for Yahoo Life readers. → Read More

Get stronger in just 10 minutes with Kayla Itsines’ no-equipment workout

If your workout routine has fallen by the wayside, fitness star Kayla Itsines is here to help you get your body moving again on Day 2 of her 5-Day Workout Challenge. → Read More

Travelers with COVID-19 are selfishly endangering others. Experts call the problematic behavior 'truly reckless.'

Several people have made headlines recently for traveling despite knowing they had either tested positive for COVID-19 or had symptoms of the disease. Experts say a variety of reasons may be at play. → Read More

Everything you need to know about COVID-19 vaccines

“It’s really important that we don’t let intentional misinformation and disinformation distract people from what we know,” Yahoo Life medical contributor Dara Kass says. → Read More

COVID-19 is now leading cause of death in the U.S.: 'The death toll is quite staggering'

More than 3,000 Americans die from COVID-19 every day, surpassing the daily mortality rates for heart disease and cancer. → Read More

Why depression may lead to higher risk of cardiovascular disease

People with symptoms of depression — even if they’re mild — may have a higher risk of cardiovascular problems, according to a recent study. → Read More

'Snow days as we know them may be gone': How distance learning might cancel 'magical' ritual

Several school districts throughout the country have been rethinking snow days. Some schools are canceling them due to access to remote learning, while others say that snow days are "essential" for mental health. → Read More

Is extreme cleaning in the pandemic 'hygiene theater'? Experts weigh in on controversial debate.

Professors argue in a recent "Washington Post" opinion piece that we’re “overcleaning” surfaces during the coronavirus pandemic. But some experts say that cleaning is important for infection control. → Read More

This mother of 4 isn't letting the pandemic dampen her holiday spirit: 'Remember this is only temporary'

Angela Kim of the parenting blog Mommy Diary shares how her daily gratitude practice changed her life. → Read More

Should moms get paid for being moms? Some think so — and there's a new plan to provide a $2,400 monthly stipend.

The Marshall Plan for Moms, proposed by Girls Who Code founder Reshma Saujani in a new op-ed for The Hill, would include $2,400 monthly stipend for mothers. → Read More