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Virus Expert Says Be Ready for This to Happen Next

The public must continue to be vigilant regarding the pandemic because COVID-19 is not going away soon. We will be dealing with COVID-19 forever, much like influenza. There have been new variants of the original virus, such as Delta and Omicron and we are continuously seeing new ones emerge, such as BA.4 and BA.5 – subvariants of Omicron. The BA.4 and BA.5 subvariants do not cause a more severe infection than the original Omicron strain but are more contagious. These subvariants were first detected in South Africa late last year and have now been detected in more than a dozen countries.   These new highly contagious subvariants may soon overtake BA.2 to become the dominant strains worldwide. Recent studies have shown they are immuno-evasive, meaning they can avoid natural immunity produced by previous COVID infections and vaccinations. Read on to find out more—and to ensure your health and the health of others, don't miss these Sure Signs You've Already Had COVID . 1

Costco Just Pulled These 4 Items From Warehouses

Memorial Day and the unofficial start of summer are just around the corner, and members are loading up on supplies at Costco . However, several items will not be available because of concerns about their safety. One of the perks of being a Costco member is having a history of your purchases just a click away online. This system tracks every product purchased with your membership card while giving Costco a way to see who bought what, when, and where. This means that when a product is deemed unsafe—due to manufacturing issues, recalls, or possible contaminations—the warehouse chain can alert every member who bought it. Costco also posts information on its website , and four of the most recent items include two foods and two household items. Here's what you need to know. RELATED:  These Are Costco's Most Popular Items Right Now Costco is involved in the massive Jif peanut butter recall. In addition to other stores like Walmart, ALDI, and more, Costco revealed on its Rec

The 7 Best Workout Dresses for the Gym and Beyond

I may get some flack from the leggings lovers out there for saying this, but a workout dress is the staple of athleisure. Not only can it be stretchy, sweat-wicking, and come with features like built-in bras and shorts with pockets, but it's also appropriate to wear around the clock. With some accessory changes, the right exercise dress can take you from an early morning run straight to brunch (just change your shoes and add some fun earrings) or from a game of afternoon tennis or a pickleball match to date night (add sandals and a denim coat). If this sounds like a staple you'd love to add to your wardrobe, we've rounded up some of the best workout dresses available right now. Below you'll find versatile options you can wear no matter the occasion, in colors, prints, and styles to please everyone's taste, preferred fit, and budget. Pick up a few just in time for summer to give your athletic attire a chic update. Read on to see our top selects, and next, be sure

Panera Just Brought Back These Seasonal Items After 3 Years

After a long three years, Panera Bread has brought back a New England-style fan favorite. The lobster roll sandwich and lobster mac and cheese are back on the menu at nearly 200 participating Panera restaurants . The restaurants participating in the seasonal promotion are only located in the northeast United States, though. A Panera spokesperson said that they added the lobster items to the menu because the brand wants to keep things seasonal. Related: 8 Worst Fast-Food Burgers to Stay Away From Right Now "At Panera, we change our menu regularly to bring in the flavors of the seasons and we're thrilled to offer our East Coast guests two outstanding lobster entrees for the summer," Claes Petersson, Panera's head chef and chief innovation officer, said in a statement. The beloved traditional Vermont white cheddar macaroni and cheese is the base of the lobster mac and cheese dish—and then it's sprinkled with buttery lobster meat and seasoned bread crumbs. The

6 Best Rice Recipes to Shrink Belly Fat, Say Dietitians

Whether eaten as an entrée or a side dish, rice is an incredibly versatile grain that serves as a staple food for more than half of the world's population . Unfortunately, when thinking about weight loss-friendly meals , carbs, including rice, have taken on a bad rap. However, depending on the type and how it's prepared, rice can still be part of your weight loss plan and help you achieve your belly fat loss goals . To get some recipe inspiration, we asked our medical expert board members Tammy Lakatos Shames, RDN, CDN, CFT , and Lyssie Lakatos, RDN, CDN, CFT , also known as The Nutrition Twins , to pick out some of the best rice dishes that can help shrink belly fat. Read on to see what these registered dietitians had to say. Then, for more recipes, check out the 8 Best Protein Smoothie Recipes to Help Lose Abdominal Fat . 1 Immune Boosting Faux Fried Rice If you're a fried rice fan, then this recipe is right up your alley. While many fried rice dishes have mo

15 Vintage Summer Foods No One Eats Anymore

If you grew up in the '70s or '80s, your idea of a refreshing summer food might be very different than what people are enjoying now. But that doesn't mean those vintage recipes and retro summer foods should be forgotten! These classic meals and snacks are timeless for a reason, and we say you should bring them back this summer . From Jello molds to Fluffernutter sandwiches, sometimes a throwback comfort food is just what you need. So to make your summer a little more fun, go ahead and whip up one of these throwback treats! RELATED: 22 Meals to Melt Belly Fat in 2022 1 Root beer floats Sure, you might not be enjoying this at a diner, but that doesn't make root beer floats any less tasty. And if you don't like root beer, Coke floats are just as classic. Sign up for our newsletter! 2 Jello molds Do you have mini bundt pans or popsicle molds at home? Why not use them to make some colorful Jello treats? The gelatin dessert isn't

This Type of Food Will Increase Your Mortality Risk, Even if You're Vegetarian

A healthy, well-rounded diet is like a delicious recipe. Just like one wrong ingredient can turn a Michelin-star meal into a culinary mess, a single dietary oversight can sabotage an otherwise healthy meal plan . What makes up a healthy diet in the first place? Generally speaking, adopting a Mediterranean approach to eating that emphasizes lots of fruits, vegetables, and whole grains, as well as minimal meats and processed foods, seems to be the way to go. Ranked as the #1 overall diet for 2022 by U.S. Health News , following the general pillars of a Mediterranean diet will benefit your heart , waistline , and mind . Moreover,  recent research showed that eating less meat and more nuts, veggies, legumes, etc. (basically a Mediterranean diet) can add up to 13 years to one's lifespan! You may have noticed a recurring theme when it comes to healthy eating is cutting back on meat, especially red meat and processed meat. Many people looking to revamp their diets take things a step

Sure Signs It's COVID You Have Now, Say Doctors on the Frontlines

The BA.2.12.1 subvariant is now the dominant strain of COVID-19 in the U.S. and up to 27% more contagious than BA.2. Luckily, the surges don't necessarily mean a rise in hospitalizations and severe disease. "Until we get to that steady state, we should expect that every subsequent wave is less severe than the one before it," says Dr. Aaron Richterman, an infectious disease fellow at the University of Pennsylvania . "In general, we can expect that, over time, the overall burden of severe disease is going to go down." Here are five signs you have COVID, according to experts. Read on—and to ensure your health and the health of others, don't miss these Sure Signs You've Already Had COVID . 1 COVID-19 Is Everywhere, Again As the BA.2.12.1 subvariant continues to spread across the country, public health officials are warning if it feels like COVID, it probably is COVID. "[Cases are] up 27% from a week ago," says Chicago Department of P