Beth Skwarecki
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Beth is Lifehacker's Senior Health Editor. She has written about health and science for over a decade, including two books: Outbreak! and Genetics 101. Her Wilks score is 302.
Jul 7
3

Extreme Laundry Folding can be the new CrossFit.

Jul 7
4

30 minutes of folding laundry does not burn anywhere CLOSE to 150 calories peeps.

Jul 7
2

I kinda wish this pandemic was the plague instead of our new corona. The plague is a well understood disease and totally treatable now (as you note).

Jul 6
1

Just wanna say thank you for being such a responsibly-authoritative expert on all this. The time and energy you put into it all is very much appreciated

Jul 2
2

You still have to get the weight up in the rack position for front squats. Back when I used to front squat and clean a lot my best front squat was over 90lbs heavier than my best clean. Interestingly enough, even with less weight front squats have shown to be just as effective for quad development as heavier back Read more

Jul 1
2

I am pretty surprised you’re seeing $1/lb. Gyms have been open here for a while now and $2/lb is still the going rate with most of the available stock on Craigslist/Offer Up being crappy CAP plates that have no business selling for $1/lb in normal times. Read more

Jun 29
9

I think that most of the no-mask people don’t really have much of a problem with the mask itself. They’re really just looking to make a political statement in favor of Trump and the Fox driven narrative that the pandemic is overblown.

Jun 29
8

Yeah, and I just can’t fathom how much sheer time and effort people are willing to put in just to...not wear a mask? FFS, it takes all of 2 seconds to put on!

Jun 29
29

It’s bad enough to ignore the advice to wear masks. If you have to go around with a fake card and harass customer service people who just want to keep their jobs, you’re just an asshole that likes aggravating other people.

Jun 17
1

Curious. How could NY have been consistently under 0.85 and still have the highest number of infections and highest deaths per capita? 

Jun 16
12

It’s making the curve be flat, sure, but when the USA still has around 20000 new cases a day, it is showing that there is no change to that. It’s still 20000 new infections a day. Which not sure I need to make it apparent, but is a fuck ton.
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Jun 16
30

No. Data is DATA.

And this data says that just as many people are going to get sick and die today, tomorrow, and forever, if things don’t improve in many places in this country.

Jun 12
178

I saw someone on Twitter put it like this: we shut off the water to fix a broken pipe, but now we are turning the water back on without bothering to actually fix the pipe. Read more

Jun 12
145

This is your regular reminder that planning and organization in the leadup to this, when we all could see what was coming, likely would have mitigated the effects, at least of the shutdowns if not the disease itself. Particularly with the executive branch of the federal government, which in all but the most Read more

Jun 5
1

Funny thing about the efficacy of protesting is that that we’re still protesting—and about the same things. Read more

Sep 4
1

I do this but instead of giving myself a check mark or a sticker I cross something off. I have my running calendar printed & on the ‘fridge. Every day when I hit my miles I X out the day. I’m pretty proud that in the last month I only missed one training run. There really is something gratifying about getting to the Read more

Sep 4
5

I discovered this when I taught and gave stickers for perfect scores on the pop quizzes. I didn’t think the kids would care — I taught college freshmen, who I thought would be “too cool” for stickers — but they loved them. They saved them on their folders and at the end of the semester we gave out prizes (pieces of Read more