How To Get Sleep In Uneasy Times : Shots

You can be forgiven for forgetting—especially after his “when the looting starts, the shooting starts” tweet, sent out while cities burned—that Trump’s personal Twitter feed occasionally suggests normality. With the approach of Memorial Day last weekend, he was retweeting a series of public service announcements from the Center for Disease Control and Prevention: “STOP THE SPREAD OF GERMS … Wash your hands often …. Be mindful of social distancing this Memorial Day weekend …”

The tweets wafted through in late afternoon, evoking the languor of approaching dusk. For a moment, the illusion of a public-spirited chief executive rises up, encouraging his fellow citizens with paternal care, alert to alarms that might upset the commonwealth but eager to give reassurance. Night fell.

OBAMAGATE! screamed a tweet suddenly. It was 11 p.m. The tweet was followed violently by the next: MAKE AMERICA GREAT AGAIN!

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What George Floyd Protests Mean for the Coronavirus Pandemic

You can be forgiven for forgetting—especially after his “when the looting starts, the shooting starts” tweet, sent out while cities burned—that Trump’s personal Twitter feed occasionally suggests normality. With the approach of Memorial Day last weekend, he was retweeting a series of public service announcements from the Center for Disease Control and Prevention: “STOP THE SPREAD OF GERMS … Wash your hands often …. Be mindful of social distancing this Memorial Day weekend …”

The tweets wafted through in late afternoon, evoking the languor of approaching dusk. For a moment, the illusion of a public-spirited chief executive rises up, encouraging his fellow citizens with paternal care, alert to alarms that might upset the commonwealth but eager to give reassurance. Night fell.

OBAMAGATE! screamed a tweet suddenly. It was 11 p.m. The tweet was followed violently by the next: MAKE AMERICA GREAT AGAIN!

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Posted on 4 days ago

Should I Go For It Even If I Have No Symptoms? : Goats and Soda : NPR

You can be forgiven for forgetting—especially after his “when the looting starts, the shooting starts” tweet, sent out while cities burned—that Trump’s personal Twitter feed occasionally suggests normality. With the approach of Memorial Day last weekend, he was retweeting a series of public service announcements from the Center for Disease Control and Prevention: “STOP THE SPREAD OF GERMS … Wash your hands often …. Be mindful of social distancing this Memorial Day weekend …”

The tweets wafted through in late afternoon, evoking the languor of approaching dusk. For a moment, the illusion of a public-spirited chief executive rises up, encouraging his fellow citizens with paternal care, alert to alarms that might upset the commonwealth but eager to give reassurance. Night fell.

OBAMAGATE! screamed a tweet suddenly. It was 11 p.m. The tweet was followed violently by the next: MAKE AMERICA GREAT AGAIN!

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Posted on 4 days ago

Trump Tries to Sink Twitter, His Oldest Enabler

You can be forgiven for forgetting—especially after his “when the looting starts, the shooting starts” tweet, sent out while cities burned—that Trump’s personal Twitter feed occasionally suggests normality. With the approach of Memorial Day last weekend, he was retweeting a series of public service announcements from the Center for Disease Control and Prevention: “STOP THE SPREAD OF GERMS … Wash your hands often …. Be mindful of social distancing this Memorial Day weekend …”

The tweets wafted through in late afternoon, evoking the languor of approaching dusk. For a moment, the illusion of a public-spirited chief executive rises up, encouraging his fellow citizens with paternal care, alert to alarms that might upset the commonwealth but eager to give reassurance. Night fell.

OBAMAGATE! screamed a tweet suddenly. It was 11 p.m. The tweet was followed violently by the next: MAKE AMERICA GREAT AGAIN!

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Posted on 4 days ago

Protecting those at high risk of severe symptoms from COVID-19

COVID-19 causes a mild illness in many people. But some people may be at higher risk for having severe symptoms from COVID-19. A recent study found that 88% of hospitalized COVID-19 patients had more than one chronic condition,* and other factors can also increase your risk.

You may be at high risk if you:

  • Are 65 or older
  • Live in a long-term care facility
  • Have an ongoing serious health condition, such as:
    • Lung disease or asthma
    • Heart conditions
    • High blood pressure
    • Severe obesity
    • Diabetes
    • Kidney or liver disease
    • A weakened immune system
    • Cancer treatment
  • Smoke or vape tobacco/nicotine or marijuana (Kaiser Permanente members can get help quitting

 
If you have an ongoing health condition, here are some ways you can help keep yourself safe.

  • Stay home as much as you can.
  • Have supplies on hand, like food, household items, medical supplies, and over-the-counter and prescription medications.
  • Routinely clean and disinfect
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How to Create Written Content People Want to Read

Imagine these two all-too-common scenarios.

Scenario 1:

Your health coaching client receives a push notification on their phone. “New: You’ve Got a Newsletter from Your Health Coach!” Without even opening it, he pushes DELETE. 

Scenario 2: 

A woman is browsing the web in search of information online about mindful eating. She comes across dozens of blog posts written by nutritionists, health coaches, foodies, and doctors. Among the choices is the blog you wrote detailing your experience with mindful eating, but you don’t get a click from her—not even the title catches her attention. 

Clearly, both scenarios described above are precisely what you want to avoid after you’ve invested time and money into creating content that is meant to drive engagement and sales.  

If you feel like this is happening to you, and your digital marketing strategy has a sales component driven by content engagement, then it is time to revise

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Pride and Shame – The Atlantic

The fact that he failed is a badge of honor for the State of Israel.

But a badge of honor isn’t an insurance policy against what comes next. Criminal defendants always choose aggression or modesty; either they attack the court, or they ask for compassion. Netanyahu chose the first strategy. In a speech delivered outside the courthouse, he called on his supporters to take to the streets in protest against a judicial system he says is “controlled by the left and the media.” While senior ministers and Knesset members stood like wax dolls behind him, with masks covering their mouths, Netanyahu accused the police and prosecution of setting him up, claimed that the case against him is purely political, and declared that this was a struggle of the old liberal elite against the rule of the right. He’s experienced enough to

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Virus Hunters Investigate The Source Of The Novel Coronavirus : Goats and Soda : NPR


Michael Zamora and Ben de la Cruz/NPR
YouTube

Scientists have learned a great deal about how the novel coronavirus spreads. But one of the mysteries they’re still trying to untangle is where the virus, known as SARS-CoV-2, came from in the first place. Scientific evidence points overwhelmingly to wildlife — and to bats as the most likely origin point.

Bats are critically important for pollinating flowers and dispersing seeds. They catch bugs, the same ones that bite us and eat some of our crops. But bats also harbor some of the toughest known zoonotic diseases — those caused by germs that spread between animals and people.

The rabies virus, the Marburg virus, the Hendra and Nipah viruses all find a natural reservoir in bats, meaning those viruses can live in bats without harming them. The Ebola outbreak in West Africa was traced to a bat colony. The SARS virus

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Dear Therapist: My Father and Grandmother Are Estranged

Nicole
Baltimore


Dear Nicole,

I think you already know the answer to your question, so let me help you with the part that’s getting in the way of your acting on it. You sound clear about wanting to cultivate relationships with your extended family, but you’re struggling to embrace the fact that, as an adult, you’re free to choose how to live your life.

Children don’t have this freedom, so if a parent chooses to alienate a child from a grandparent, the child misses the opportunity to form what might be a meaningful relationship. Studies show that when kids are close with their grandparents, they’re less likely to become depressed as adults. Grandparent-grandkid relationships can be a source of comfort, learning, and fun, even with those grandparents who had a challenging relationship with their own child many years ago. Many grandparents will relate to their grandchild in a different way

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