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Gyms, pets and takeout: How the pandemic has shifted daily life

By Caitlin Gilbert and Lindsey Bever

11 Mar 2023 · 7 min read

Editor's Note

The Post reports on the state of life in the U.S., three years into the pandemic, examining changes to work, home life, and exercise habits.

Ever since the World Health Organization declared a global pandemic, life in the United States has changed in big and small ways. Some of the changes - like toilet paper shortages and social distancing - were temporary. Other shifts have had more staying power, and some new trends are just beginning to emerge.

The Washington Post looked at the state of work, home life and play to find out how we're living now, three years into pandemic life.

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