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Our social media timelines are filled with a lot of noise, especially when it comes to personal finance advice.

It’s either information that’s impossible to grasp, like “how to become a millionaire in 10 years,” or advice that’s so broad that it becomes difficult to translate to our own lives. 

But these 10 money experts are different. 

They rise above the generic financial advice, debunk old money rules, and tackle topics of generational wealth and entrepreneurship in Latinx and POC communities.

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Health experts say ‘herd immunity’ strategy would kill thousands

Public health experts are growing alarmed that the Trump administration is increasingly embracing scientists who argue against lockdowns and restrictions as a means to control the coronavirus pandemic.

Those scientists maintain that the costs of locking down society and closing schools and businesses outweighs their benefits in combatting the virus. In a document known as the Great Barrington Declaration, signed earlier this month, they embrace a concept known as “herd immunity,” in which a population builds up enough resistance to a pathogen that it runs out of victims to infect.

On a call with reporters on Monday, two senior White House officials cited the declaration, authored in part by an economist with close ties to Scott Atlas, the radiologist who has become one of Trump’s chief advisors on the coronavirus pandemic.

But to public health experts, allowing the virus to run its deadly and devastating course is an unacceptable option

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Is It Safe To Vote In Person During COVID-19? Experts Weigh The Risks.

Millions of Americans have already cast their ballots in the 2020 election, but many others are still figuring out their plans to vote this year.

The vote-by-mail option allows people to avoid the possibility of large crowds at the polls, where the coronavirus could spread. But lingering concerns about a potentially overloaded U.S. Postal Service and rejected absentee ballots have some people wondering if they’re better off voting in person.

(It’s worth noting that recent numbers from an NPR/PBS NewsHour/Marist poll show that fewer people are now planning to vote by mail than experts initially anticipated — but voting behavior is notoriously hard to predict.)

We asked medical experts to weigh in on the health risks involved and share some tips on what we can do to make voting in person safer.

How risky is it to vote in person during the pandemic?

Poll workers are at a greater risk of infection than the voters themselves, said&nbsp;<a href="https://publichealth.berkeley.edu/people/lee-riley/" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">Lee Riley</a>, professor and head of the infectious diseases division at the University of California, Berkeley.

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‘Not ashamed’ to admit it | Penn State students, experts on how coronavirus affects students’ mental health | University Park Campus | Penn State | Daily Collegian

Since the beginning of the coronavirus pandemic, many college students have experienced a range of emotions such as grief, loneliness and hopelessness while in isolation, impacting their mental health and wellbeing.

According to a Centers for Disease Control and Prevention study based on an online survey of 5,412 adults living in the United States between June 24 and 30, the coronavirus pandemic can be linked to mental health-related issues.

Close to 41% of respondents said they were struggling with the pandemic itself or issues related to it, like the social distancing and stay-at-home orders. These respondents reported at least one mental or behavioral health condition.

Specifically, the CDC survey showed that 75% of 18- to 24-year olds reported at least one adverse mental or behavioral health symptom.

Ben Locke, the senior director of Penn State Counseling and Psychological Services, said that around 25% of students who are reaching out to

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Experts offer advice on how to create a well-stocked first-aid kit

When a sick child is crying or you cut your finger while cooking, you don’t want to waste time wading through a cluttered drawer stuffed with loose Band-Aids, ointments and cough syrups.

Assembling a basic supply of medicines and treatments in one organized place — along with instructions for how to use them — will prepare you to care for yourself and others, particularly as the coronavirus pandemic continues and flu season approaches.

That said, you don’t need an entire pharmacy at your house.

“Never underestimate the value of warm soap and water, clean Band-Aids and basic medicines for pain, fever, nasal congestion and cold and flu,” said Alexei Wagner, an emergency medicine physician at Stanford Hospital in Palo Alto, California.

We spoke with four physicians about what should be in your home kit. The contents will vary depending on your activities and lifestyle. Here are their general suggestions for

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why some experts are concerned for LGBTQ students

Health experts say it’s critical that sexual health education is included in school curriculum specifically for LGBTQ students. (Photo: Nathalie Cruz for Yahoo Life)
Health experts say it’s critical that sexual health education is included in school curriculum specifically for LGBTQ students. (Photo: Nathalie Cruz for Yahoo Life)

Experts are concerned about the impact the coronavirus pandemic has had on the disruptions in education, particularly around sexual health for LGBTQ students.

“I fear that this vital aspect of curriculum will be dismissed or not taught (during this pandemic),” says Becca Mui, Education Manager at Gay, Lesbian and Straight Education Network (GLSEN). “In the absence of comprehensive, LBGTQ inclusive sexuality education, LGBTQ youth often have to teach themselves and seek information online….(and) we don’t know the accuracy, or developmental appropriateness of the information they’re finding.”

Doctors and health experts say it’s critical that sexual health education is included in school curriculum specifically for LGBTQ students.

“A foundation for LGBTQ+-inclusive Sex Education is being able to talk about bodies without assigning gender identity that might not

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‘Who are the so-called experts making these decisions?’

One of this weekend’s biggest talking points was the revelation that up to a quarter of patients currently in hospital with Covid-19 caught the virus after being admitted. This has put the spotlight on healthcare-acquired infections and Covid security in hospitals, and has prompted scientists to say it is “too early and too hasty to reach for more restrictive measures”. This comes ahead of an expected announcement from Boris Johnson on the new three-tier “Local Covid Alert Level” system today.

Elsewhere, Harry Brennan reported on the people left behind by online banking, and Telegraph readers offered their own experiences and advice for navigating the often-inaccessible systems.

In a world exclusive, The Telegraph revealed the details of “Project Big Picture”, a radical set of proposals from Man Utd and Liverpool designed to reshape the finances of Premier League football. Readers shared their thoughts on the plan, and put forward their own

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Is President Trump still contagious? Experts say it’s impossible to know

NEW YORK (AP) — President Donald Trump said Thursday he doesn’t think he’s contagious anymore, but medical experts say that’s impossible to know a week after his diagnosis with COVID-19.

Most people with COVID-19 can stop isolating and be around others about 10 days after they first showed symptoms, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. That’s provided their symptoms have improved, they have not had a fever for 24 hours and are no longer on any medication to reduce a high temperature. But there’s no way to know for certain that someone is no longer contagious so soon after falling ill, experts say.

“At this point, there’s no diagnostic test that tells you whether a person that’s infected remains infectious,” said Dr. Benjamin Pinsky, who leads Stanford University’s virology labs. “There is absolutely a chain of unknowns.”

According to Trump’s latest medical update, he completed his COVID-19

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Story Tips From Johns Hopkins Experts On COVID-19

Biomedical Engineers Lead Efforts to Make PPE

Newswise — Johns Hopkins Medicine biomedical engineering student Christopher Shallal developed an initiative to keep health care teams safe by galvanizing community members to use 3D printers to make face shields. His mentors on the project were Elizabeth Logsdon, Ph.D., and Warren Grayson, Ph.D.

Shallal led the 3D Printing Hopkins Volunteer Network, which included students and staff members at Johns Hopkins campuses in Baltimore and members of the community. The team provided instructions and materials to volunteers who used their 3D printers to make reusable face shields that can be sterilized and provided to Johns Hopkins health care professionals working on the front lines of the pandemic.

To manage the 3D printers at Johns Hopkins, Shallal also organized undergraduate and graduate biomedical engineering students who remained in Baltimore during the pandemic to provide logistic support, and to produce shields and distribute them quickly.

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Do Hair Dryers Damage Your Hair? Experts Explain

After learning about the heat damage that often comes along with using hot tools, your straightener, curler, and blow-dryer can start to look like a collection of menacing threats to the health of your hair. To make hairstyling less scary and more fun, hair experts are setting the record straight and answering an age-old beauty question: do hair dryers damage your hair?

The short answer is, well, yes. Putting any type of heat on your hair will lead to little holes in the protective layer of your hair—or by it’s technical name cuticle damage. “If direct heat is put onto the hair, that targeted heat can be too much for the hair to handle,” says Ro Johnson Wilkerson, PhD, principal scientist and senior manager of scientific communications in beauty care at Procter & Gamble. “As a result, the outer surface of your hair can be destroyed.” Once the cuticles

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