Work on Your Family Tree With These Free Online Genealogy Resources

Photo: ShutterstockWhether you come from a family that proudly displays their coat of arms in the foyer, or knows very little about where they came from, you may have some questions about your background. Being stuck at home thanks to the coronavirus pandemic means that we may have more time on our hands, but conducting…

Your State May Let You Deduct The Costs of Working From Home During the Pandemic

Illustration: Elena Scotti (Photos: Getty Images, ShutterstockWhen workplaces around the country closed abruptly due to the coronavirus outbreak, a lot of people had to get used to working from home fast. In a best-case scenario, your employer volunteered to cover the costs of a faster internet connection, or a desk chair for your temporary home…

How Will a Temporary Relocation During the Pandemic Affect Your Taxes?

Image: ShutterstockIf you relocated out of state during the coronavirus pandemic, whether to stay with family members or hunker down in a vacation home or Airbnb, you might want to find out whether your temporary change of scene will make your 2020 taxes a little more complicated.Here’s why: If you worked remotely while living in…

Should You Get a Coronavirus Test If You Protested?

People attending a protest over the police killing of George Floyd on June 3, 2020 in Washington, DCPhoto: Getty ImagesThe nationwide protests against police brutality in the wake of George Floyd’s death are unfortunately not happening in a vacuum—we’re still very much in the midst of a once-in-a-century viral pandemic spread by close contact. This…

FDA Pulls Emergency Authorization for Hydroxychloroquine as Coronavirus Treatment

A pill of hydroxychloroquine being held by a pharmacy tech.Photo: Getty ImagesThe end of the road for a potential covid-19 treatment once heralded as a “game changer” by President Trump seems to have arrived. On Monday, the Food and Drug Administration revoked its emergency use authorization of the related drugs hydroxychloroquine and chloroquine for covid-19,…

It’s hard to figure out how often people without symptoms spread COVID-19

In January, early reports out of China started to hint that people infected with the coronavirus were contagious before they started to show symptoms. That’s unusual for a respiratory virus like this one, and it worried public health experts all over the world: it’s much harder to control the spread of a disease if someone…