Tag: quarantine

Betty White reveals how she plans to spend her 99th birthday in quarantine

Betty White is getting ready to celebrate her birthday!

The legendary actor and comedian will turn 99 on Jan. 17, and it sounds like she will be having a relaxing, low-key day.

“You probably didn’t ask, but I’ll tell you anyway,” White told “Entertainment Tonight.” “What am I doing for my birthday? Running a mile each morning has been curtailed by COVID, so I am working on getting ‘The Pet Set’ re-released, and feeding the two ducks who come to visit me every day.”

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Why we hunger for a connection to the wild during quarantine

In the time of quarantine, one woman tells of her children's attachment to a screech owl. Another places a bird feeder outside her elderly mother's bedroom so she can be soothed by sparrows, chickadees and doves. <span class="copyright">(Lisa Kogawa / For The Times)</span>
In the time of quarantine, one woman tells of her children’s attachment to a screech owl. Another places a bird feeder outside her elderly mother’s bedroom so she can be soothed by sparrows, chickadees and doves. (Lisa Kogawa / For The Times)

While growing up, Alan Rabinowitz stuttered so badly that he could barely communicate with other people. For a while he gave up trying. But when he was 5 years old, his father took him to the Bronx Zoo, where he was drawn to a solitary jaguar. After a while, the jaguar moved toward him and sat down. And

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84% More Attuned to Their Pets’ Health Amid Quarantine

Quarantining during the coronavirus pandemic has given people more time to bond with their pets. In fact, a majority of pet owners plan to make changes to the way they care for their pets thanks to what they learned during the crisis.

A survey by veterinary care provider Banfield Pet Hospital — which operates more than 1,000 veterinary hospitals across the U.S. and Puerto Rico — shed light on the impact the coronavirus has had on the relationship between remote workers and their pets. With workers who normally go to the office staying home, many have gained more insight into

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Are you paying more attention to your dog or cat during coronavirus quarantine? You’re not alone, survey shows

If Fido wasn’t already a part of the family, he sure is now: The bond between pets and their owners has become stronger during this coronavirus quarantine, according to a new survey.

How much stronger? Many people are worried about leaving their pets at home when it’s time to return to the workplace.

The Banfield Pet Hospital in Portland, Oregon, the largest general veterinary practice in the USA, released a survey Tuesday that showed 84% of pet owners have become more conscious of their pet’s health and 67% plan to change how they care for their pets. The hospital surveyed

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How we’re finding calm during quarantine

Flattening the curve by self-isolating at home is a small sacrifice during the coronavirus pandemic, but it’s not without its challenges. How does one ward off loneliness in the absence of community? What can we do to keep anxiety at bay during such an emotionally fraught time? How do we fill the hours stretching out before us, and use this time to make connections, pursue long-neglected hobbies and discover new ones, and inject a little positivity and calm into our everyday lives?

Introducing The Unwind, a new, recurring feature in which Yahoo staffers share the ways we’re finding moments

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