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Daily fireworks in many U.S. cities in recent weeks have no doubt been interfering with the sleep and peace of mind of thousands of veterans and others who suffer from PTSD. Flickr / CC by 2.0

By Arash Javanbakht

For some combat veterans, the Fourth of July is not a time to celebrate the independence of the country they love. Instead, the holiday is a terrifying ordeal. That's because the noise of fireworks – loud, sudden, and reminiscent of war – rocks their nervous system. Daily fireworks in many U.S. cities in recent weeks have no doubt been interfering with the sleep and peace of mind of thousands of veterans.

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Many of us have been spending more time at home than ever before, and chances are unless you live by yourself in the middle of nowhere, at some point unwanted noise will have infiltrated your lockdown. Oliver Rossi / Getty Images

By Greg Watts

Many of us have been spending more time at home than ever before, and chances are unless you live by yourself in the middle of nowhere, at some point unwanted noise will have infiltrated your lockdown.

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A restaurant in Chelsea serves customers seated at sidewalk tables on June 22, 2020 in New York City as the city moves into Phase 2 of re-opening following coronavirus restrictions. Jamie McCarthy / Getty Images

By Cathy Cassata

Since your social calendar has been blank for the last few months, filling it back up can feel liberating — but it can also cause anxiety.

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A new study by scientists from the Norwegian University of Science and Technology shows that those who regularly watch motivational content on Instagram are more likely to be active and enjoy sports more. Plume Creative / Getty Images

By Ann-Christin Herbe

Normally, it is easy for me to motivate myself to work out. But there are also the days when my couch seems so much more comfortable than the weight bench in the gym.

On such days, out of habit, I mostly reach for my cell phone and open Instagram to distract myself and buy a little more time. I'll go just a little later, I tell myself. Probably.

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Because of social distancing during the coronavirus pandemic, in-person sessions are less possible. Merlas / Getty Images

By Nicholas Joyce

The coronavirus has resulted in stress, anxiety and fear – symptoms that might motivate a person to see a therapist. Because of social distancing, however, in-person sessions are less possible. For many, this has raised the prospect of online therapy. For clients in need of warmth and reassurance, could this work? Studies and my experience suggests it does.

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Mike Ryan speaks at a WHO media briefing on COVID-19 on May 12, 2020. World Health Organization / YouTube

Many people are anxious to know when life will return to normal after the emergence of the new coronavirus, but a top World Health Organization (WHO) official warned that we may never be rid of the new disease.

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Managing work time is key, as remote workers tend to work longer hours compared to office workers. Sellwell / Getty Images

By Wladislaw Rivkin

As an academic who regularly worked from home in the days before coronavirus, my friends often joked about what they imagined my daily routine might be (such as enjoying a morning gin and not changing out of my pajamas). But as many people now realize, the reality is quite different. Working from home can be quite a challenge.

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A woman sits in her living room watching TV at night. rez-art / Getty Images

By Cathy Cassata

Has the pandemic got you watching reruns of your favorite TV shows, listening to your favorite songs on repeat, or reading the same book again?

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Walter street residents and neighbors gather to watch the wedding of Aaron Meyers and Amanda Mason on Walter Street in Capitol Hill in Washington D.C. on April 25, 2020. Evelyn Hockstein / For The Washington Post / Getty Images

By Jill Suttie

When the shelter-in-place orders came down in California, the first thing I thought of was my cousin's wedding—the one I was supposed to officiate. I'd been working on creating a special ceremony since the fall. But once the pandemic kicked in, everything was canceled.

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A woman practices yoga at home during the Covid-19 quarantine. LeoPatrizi / Getty Images

By Dan Gray

It's been more than 2 months since self-isolation and shuttered businesses became the norm in most of North America due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

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A woman wearing a facemask uses hand sanitizer on arrival at Los Angeles International Airport on March 12, 2020, one day before a US flight travel ban to 26 European countries due to the coronavirus. Frederic J. Brown / AFP / Getty Images

By Vivian Zayas

The effects of the coronavirus pandemic will be "imprinted on the personality of our nation for a very long time," predicted Anthony Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases.

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