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How to Navigate a School Reopening

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Christina Warner feels fairly confident that, for now, the school her 7-year-old daughter attends has proper protocols in place to deal with coronavirus this upcoming school year.

The Catholic school in Canton, Mich., is planning for smaller classes to allow for social distancing and has rules about face masks. Plus, transmission is low in the area.

“But I don’t know how long it’s going to last,” says Warner, adding that she’s comfortable switching back to virtual schooling if that’s what’s deemed necessary by the school or state.

Warner’s uncertainty about what will happen this school year is playing out in homes across the country, as some school systems are opening as planned and others are opening virtually, at least at first.

Sixty-two percent of Americans are “not too confident” or “not confident at all” that schools will be able

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The Herbal Mutual Aid Network Creates Free Tinctures for Black Organizers

In late May, artist and organizer Yves B. Golden and artist and herbalist Remy Maelen launched the Herbal Mutual Aid Network (H.M.A.N), a grassroots community care organization that transforms donated plants from farmers, wellness brands, and fellow herbalists into free herbal medicine to support the physical and emotional health of Black folks across the country. H.M.A.N. has now shipped over 600 specially curated “care boxes” to individuals and served over 1,000 others through bulk distribution to Black-led community organizations, free herbal clinics, and frontline organizers—and they’re just getting started. Here, Maelen outlines how plant medicine supports frontline organizers, the importance of peer-to-peer care, and H.M.AN.’S next chapter.

How did the idea for the Herbal Mutual Aid Network come about?

Yves and I gravitated toward each other right after George Floyd’s murder. We were both posting similar things on social media: calls for accountability within wellness. She knew that I

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ENDO Ethos Hemp Store Opens In Huntington

HUNTINGTON, NY — ENDO Ethos, a hemp CBD retailer, is open for business in Huntington Village. CBD, which stands for Cannabidiol, is commonly used for stress and anxiety, pain, sleep and inflammation.

Husband and wife owners Clark and Chrissy Ruggeri held the soft opening of their second ENDO Ethos location on Aug. 1. The 289 Main St. location is in the heart of the village and is a larger space than their flagship Northport shop. The couple signed their lease in November — before the coronavirus outbreak. The pandemic’s harsh impact on merchants made them consider backing out on the lease, Chrissy said. Ultimately, they felt their products would benefit customers at a time some need them most.

“We decided there’s no better time than now, as people are struggling with stress and anxiety, and trying to boost their health naturally,” Chrissy told Patch. “Now we’re trying to build some

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Hillsborough Board Votes To Delay School Reopening 4 More Weeks

HILLSBOROUGH COUNTY, FL — Following a five-hour special board meeting Thursday in which a panel of seven medical experts were queried, the Hillsborough County School Board voted 5-2 to delay the reopening of schools for four more weeks.

Board member Karen Perez made the motion and board member Lynn Gray seconded it. School board members Melissa Snively and Cindy Stuart voted against the motion.

That mean that on Aug. 24, the first day of school in Hillsborough County, all public school students will begin school online. Brick-and-mortar school openings will be delayed for four weeks although the school board will reassess the situation at its meeting on Sept. 8.

This vote goes against Florida Education Commissioner Richard Corcoran’s July 6 executive order mandating that all Florida school districts reopen schools five days a week by the end of August in order to receive state funding.

But after listening to medical

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‘We have the best plan, bar none, over any province,’ Ford boasts of Ontario back-to-school plan

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August 6

3:45 p.m.: Ontario’s top doctor wants to see less than 50 daily COVID-19 cases next week

Dr. David Williams,

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How Music Could Become a Crucial Part of Your Sleep Hygiene

In the midst of a pandemic, sleep has never been more important—or more elusive. Studies have shown that a full night’s sleep is one of the best defenses in protecting your immune system. But since the spread of COVID-19 began, people around the world are going to bed later and sleeping worse; tales of terrifying and vivid dreams have flooded social media.

To combat sleeplessness, people are turning to all sorts of techniques, including anti-insomnia medication, aromatherapies, electronic curfews, sleep coaches and meditation. But another unlikely sedative has also seen a spike in usage around bedtime: music. While sleep music used to be confined to the fringes of culture—whether at avant-garde all-night concerts or New Age meditation sessions—the field has crept into the mainstream over the past decade. Ambient artists are collaborating with music therapists; apps are churning out hours of new content; sleep streams have surged in popularity on

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Why We Buy In to the Big Business of Sleep

In a small room without windows, I am instructed to breathe in sync with a colorful bar on a screen in front of me. Six counts in. Six counts out. Electrodes tie me to a machine whirring on the table. My hands and feet are bare, wiped clean and placed atop silver boards. My finger is pinched by an oximeter, my left arm squeezed by a blood-pressure cuff. Across from me, a woman with a high ponytail, scrublike attire and soft eyes smiles encouragingly. She is not a doctor, and this is not a lab. The air smells like lavender and another fruity scent I later learn is cassis. My chair is made of woven reeds, topped with a thick cushion and a pillow for lumbar support. The windowless room feels more cozy than claustrophobic; this is not torture but a luxury. I am, in fact, in a five-star resort

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Jim James Would Love to Be At Your Open Mic Night When All This Is Over

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Photo credit: Courtesy

From Esquire

“You can’t make a living now, as a musician, without touring,” says Jim James, bleakly. It’s a reality that’s almost killed the My Morning Jacket frontman on three separate occasions throughout the band’s 20 year (and live show-heavy) tenure. Most recently, James spent the majority of the sessions for his outfit’s excellent 2015 LP, The Waterfall, flat on his back, bedridden with a herniated disc.

“It’s been a real challenge for me,” he continues. “I didn’t know how to say no for too long. It put me in the hospital. You just feel this pressure. It was really illustrated profoundly in the Grateful Dead documentary, watching Jerry Garcia having to carry that whole production, turning to heroin to numb the pain. In hindsight, anybody would say, ‘Gee, I wish we would have talked to him more and gotten more of a balance.’ I try

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An emergency medicine physician projects that if schools open in the fall, they’ll close by the end of October with COVID-19 outbreaks

The principal Pam Rasmussen taking the temperature of arriving students as part of coronavirus guidelines for summer-school sessions in Monterey Park, California, on July 9.
The principal Pam Rasmussen taking the temperature of arriving students as part of coronavirus guidelines for summer-school sessions in Monterey Park, California, on July 9.

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  • The fall semester is quickly approaching for numerous US school districts, but lawmakers, school board members, and parents are still debating how and whether schools should reopen during the coronavirus pandemic.

  • Matt Lambert, an emergency medicine physician and former chief medical information officer for New York City Health and Hospitals, told Business Insider that schools could reopen with strict health safety precautions but that the prevalence of the virus could challenge their ability to stay open.

  • Lambert said it could be difficult identifying and separating coronavirus cases and flu cases because of the similarity between symptoms and increased exposure to others.

  • “When the flu comes back around October, it’s going to create some challenges intermingling with the coronavirus, because

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An emergency medicine physician projects that if schools open up in the fall, they’ll be closed by the end of October due to COVID-19 outbreaks

Principal Pam Rasmussen (L) takes the temperature of arriving students as per coronavirus guidelines during summer school sessions in Monterey Park, California on July 9, 2020.
Principal Pam Rasmussen (L) takes the temperature of arriving students as per coronavirus guidelines during summer school sessions in Monterey Park, California on July 9, 2020.

FREDERIC J. BROWN/AFP via Getty Images

  • As the fall semester quickly approaches for a number of school districts across the US, lawmakers, school boards members, and parents have been debating whether or not schools should reopen amid the coronavirus pandemic.

  • Matt Lambert, an emergency medicine physician and former chief medical information officer for New York City Health and Hospitals, told Business Insider that schools could reopen with strict health safety precautions, but the prevalence of the virus could challenge if they are able to stay open.

  • Lambert said it could be difficult identifying and separating potential coronavirus cases and flu cases due to the similarity between symptoms and increased exposure to others.

  • “When the flu comes back around October, it’s going to create some

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