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Cicadas Expected to Emerge for 1st Time in 17 Years

Hey, East Coasters: Before you start freaking out over murder hornets, don’t forget that the cicadas are coming! USA Today reports that the insects, which emerge from the ground every 17 years to mate, are expected to come out of their subterranean hiding spots this month as the weather warms in states like North Carolina, Virginia and West Virginia. Although the loud, rattling …

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D.C.-Area Restaurant to Fill Empty Seats With Mannequins When it Reopens

One of the fanciest restaurants in the Washington, D.C., area, the Inn at Little Washington, will once again be permitted to serve dine-in customers later this month. But when it reopens, it won’t be able to operate at full capacity due to social-distancing guidelines. So to make things feel a little more normal–and a lot more creepy–the Virginia eatery plans …

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Should Parents Let Young Children Use Facebook Messenger in Quarantine?

One of the biggest tech-sector beneficiaries of the pandemic has been Facebook’s Messenger Kids app, which has seen active accounts grow by more than 3.5 times since the beginning of March. “It was clear our very extroverted daughter was having a hard time not connecting with friends,” Rain Henderson tells The Wall Street Journal. “Were it not for the pandemic, we …

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