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Whether it’s the fear of another political argument with your uncle or feeling the absence of a loved one who passed — family holiday parties can be a stressful experience. To help you tackle some of these tough situations, Leigh Miller, LCSW, a therapist and social worker at Kaiser Permanente, shares tips on how to cope with 6 difficult — but common — family stressors during the holidays.

1. Political disagreements

In some families, political discussions can lead to major family disagreements or blowouts.

How to prepare: Make the topic off limits. Miller suggests reaching out to your family before your holiday gathering to let them know you’d prefer not to talk about politics. Instead, make it clear that you’d rather hear about what’s going on in their lives.

Day-of tactics: If politics still come up, don’t participate in the conversation. You can acknowledge that you didn’t want

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Whether it’s the fear of another political argument with your uncle or feeling the absence of a loved one who passed — family holiday parties can be a stressful experience. To help you tackle some of these tough situations, Leigh Miller, LCSW, a therapist and social worker at Kaiser Permanente, shares tips on how to cope with 6 difficult — but common — family stressors during the holidays.

1. Political disagreements

In some families, political discussions can lead to major family disagreements or blowouts.

How to prepare: Make the topic off limits. Miller suggests reaching out to your family before your holiday gathering to let them know you’d prefer not to talk about politics. Instead, make it clear that you’d rather hear about what’s going on in their lives.

Day-of tactics: If politics still come up, don’t participate in the conversation. You can acknowledge that you didn’t want

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Coronavirus Live Updates : NPR

Whether it’s the fear of another political argument with your uncle or feeling the absence of a loved one who passed — family holiday parties can be a stressful experience. To help you tackle some of these tough situations, Leigh Miller, LCSW, a therapist and social worker at Kaiser Permanente, shares tips on how to cope with 6 difficult — but common — family stressors during the holidays.

1. Political disagreements

In some families, political discussions can lead to major family disagreements or blowouts.

How to prepare: Make the topic off limits. Miller suggests reaching out to your family before your holiday gathering to let them know you’d prefer not to talk about politics. Instead, make it clear that you’d rather hear about what’s going on in their lives.

Day-of tactics: If politics still come up, don’t participate in the conversation. You can acknowledge that you didn’t want

Read More
2 days ago

Stressed about seeing family for the holidays? Here are 6 tips to help you cope.

Whether it’s the fear of another political argument with your uncle or feeling the absence of a loved one who passed — family holiday parties can be a stressful experience. To help you tackle some of these tough situations, Leigh Miller, LCSW, a therapist and social worker at Kaiser Permanente, shares tips on how to cope with 6 difficult — but common — family stressors during the holidays.

1. Political disagreements

In some families, political discussions can lead to major family disagreements or blowouts.

How to prepare: Make the topic off limits. Miller suggests reaching out to your family before your holiday gathering to let them know you’d prefer not to talk about politics. Instead, make it clear that you’d rather hear about what’s going on in their lives.

Day-of tactics: If politics still come up, don’t participate in the conversation. You can acknowledge that you didn’t want

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Sara Nelson: A People-First Rescue Plan

But that won’t be possible if workers are laid off or furloughed indefinitely. Federal law requires ongoing training, licensing, and security clearances for most aviation workers—including flight attendants, pilots, and mechanics, but also airport-security workers and those who clean and service the planes and terminals. If workers are laid off, and those clearances and qualifications lapse, it could take months or even years to return to full capacity, creating a bottleneck that will cut off economic recovery for other industries long after the threat from COVID-19 has passed.

Washington is preparing to step in. But no-strings-attached corporate bailouts won’t help workers today, and they will slow down our recovery when the immediate crisis passes.

When an accident occurs in aviation, our industry, our unions, and our government work together to stop it from happening again. That’s what we need to do now—with a people-first model.

It starts with our jobs.

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U.S. Hospitals Prepare Guidelines For Who Gets Care Amid Coronavirus Surge : NPR

Medical workers stretch a patient into a newly built temporary hospital on March 16 in Rome. Doctors in Italy are making difficult decisions on who should receive care.

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Medical workers stretch a patient into a newly built temporary hospital on March 16 in Rome. Doctors in Italy are making difficult decisions on who should receive care.

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As COVID-19 spreads rapidly through the United States, many American doctors could soon be making the decisions that overwhelmed health care workers in Italy are already facing: Which patients get life-saving treatment and which ones do not?

Every accredited hospital in the U.S. is required to have some mechanism for addressing ethical issues like this — typically, an ethics committee made up of not just medical professionals, but often also social workers, pastors and patient

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Tips for weathering cold and flu season

The Seattle Times reports the current flu season got off to an earlier start than usual, and Washington state has been especially hard hit.

Symptoms of the common flu include high fever, chills, body aches, headache, tiredness, a dry cough, and sore throat. Seasonal flu symptoms usually last 3 to 5 days but can continue as long as 7 to 10 days. Some symptoms, such as a dry cough, can last longer. Seasonal flu is most severe in older people, very young children, and those with chronic health conditions.

For many people, home treatment is all that’s needed to get better. Steps to take include:

  • Drink plenty of clear liquids, including water and juice. Drink 8 ounces every 2 hours.
  • If you smoke, quit. Stay away from others who smoke. It irritates your lungs and causes a dry, hacking cough. For help to quit smoking, see our resources to quit
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Quantifying the Coming Recession – The Atlantic

State jobless filings are growing geometrically, a signal of how the national numbers will change when we have them. Last Monday, Colorado had 400 people apply for unemployment insurance. This Tuesday: 6,800. California has seen its daily filings jump from 2,000 to 80,000. Oregon went from 800 to 18,000. In Connecticut, nearly 2 percent of the state’s workers declared that they were newly jobless on a single day. Many other states are reporting the same kinds of figures.

These numbers are subject to sharp changes; things like large plant closures lead them to jump and fall and jump and fall. But for them to rise so precipitously, across all states? To stay high? That is new. The economy is not tipping into a jobs crisis. It is exploding into one. Given the trajectory of state reports, it is certain that the country will set a record for new jobless

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Holistic Nutritionists Share Their Clients Biggest Misconceptions

With the media, countless “medical” websites, and everyone self-diagnosing, there are a million misconceptions out there about nutrition, health, and weight loss.

Nutritionists hear about these falsehoods every day, and they can’t help but shake their heads at all the crazy stuff that people will believe. In this article, our goal is to debunk some of these theories and show you that nutrition and weight loss aren’t as hard as you think if you’re following the right formula. 

You need to detox all the time. 

One of the biggest crazes right now is detoxing. You’ve got detox drinks, coffee, soda, teas, juices, and more. Registered dietician nutritionist Stacie Ellis explains that the body already detoxes itself using the kidneys and skin.

Part of the reason why people feel like cleanses and detoxes work so well is that they physically feel better as a result of the detox; it has nothing

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