There are some things you do need to do to prepare for this total solar eclipse, and you can read everything you need to know about it here. But there are also things you don't need to worry about. Like the apocalypse.
"Doggy Glasses, Doomsday Omens and Other Eclipse Myths — Debunked" is from the August 11, 2017 Speaking of Science section of The Washington Post. It was written by Sarah Kaplan and narrated by Jenny Hoops.