Hannah Smothers

Senior Staff Writer

Culture

Students Share How They Made Their Remote Classrooms Actually Cool

Try to create a dedicated space, get near a window and consider an under-desk spinning machine.
Hannah Smothers
8.27.20
Culture

How to Finesse Any Deadline

Will they know you're lying? Thanks to technology, it might not matter.
Hannah Smothers
8.21.20
healthcare

How Long Are We Really Going to Be Working From Home?

With the future still wildly uncertain, employers' plans for returning to the office are constantly changing. We asked readers what they've heard about when they will supposedly be back.
Hannah Smothers
7.23.20
Fitness

What's It's Like Being Back at the Gym

Gyms in reopened states planned to enforce protocols like mask wearing, equipment sanitising and social distancing. Here's how gym-goers are handling and feeling about the new rules.
Hannah Smothers
7.10.20

Wearing a Mask Is Simply Good Manners

You wouldn’t sneeze into someone’s face or wipe your boogers on an airplane seat. It would be rude. So why wouldn’t you wear a mask?
Hannah Smothers
7.8.20
Sports

Over 150 College Athletes Contracted Coronavirus After Being Pressured to Practice

As universities bring unpaid players back to "voluntary" workouts during the pandemic, at least 39 schools report confirmed cases of the virus.
Hannah Smothers
6.29.20
Health

The WHO Is Sending Mixed Messages About Asymptomatic Spread – Here Are the Facts

First of all, it's important to know the difference between "asymptomatic" and "pre-symptomatic"/
Hannah Smothers
6.11.20
Health

Never Mind Whether Shaming Is Good or Bad; Does It Work?

Before you post new photos of a crowded park or yell at a stranger to mask up, read this.
Hannah Smothers
5.22.20
Fitness

Can't Find Dumbbells or Hair Clippers to Buy Online? These Resellers Are the Reason

Profiteers are monitoring hot ticket quarantine items with software so they can buy up restocked products before everyone else has a chance.
Hannah Smothers
4.24.20
relationships

People Tell Us How Going on Video Chat First Dates Worked Out

"Typically, the night’s over, and you either go home together or go home alone. Now, it's more nebulous; no one wants to be the first to say we should call it."
Hannah Smothers
4.16.20
Health

Spring Breakers Viciously Defend Themselves Online After COVID-19 Outbreak

After 44 spring breakers from the University of Texas tested positive, angry students (and at least one parent) ignited a backlash involving legal threats and a lecture from Matthew McConaughey.
Hannah Smothers
4.14.20
Sex

Sex Toy Sales Are Skyrocketing During the Coronavirus Pandemic

Honing a rockin' collection of vibrators is a near-perfect quarantine activity.
Hannah Smothers
4.4.20
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