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Parents Are Not Okay 

 

School is only just starting and already kids are being quarantined in mind-boggling numbers: 20,000 across the state of Mississippi, 10,000 in a single district in Tampa, Florida. They’re getting sick too, with hospitalizations of kids under 17 across the country up at least 22 percent in the past month, by the CDC’s count, and each new week sets pediatric hospitalization records for the entire pandemic. The rapid increase of COVID-19 cases among kids has shattered last year’s oft-repeated falsehood that kids don’t get COVID-19, and if they do, it’s not that bad. It was a convenient lie that was easy to believe in part because we kept most of our kids home. With remote learning not an option now, this year we’ll find out how dangerous this virus is for children in the worst way possible.

It’s enough to bring a parent to tears, except that every parent I know ran out a long time ago—I know I did. Ran out of tears, ran out of energy, ran out of patience. Through these grinding 18 months, we’ve managed our kids’ lives as best we could while abandoning our own. It was unsustainable then, it’s unsustainable now, and no matter what fresh hell this school year brings, it’ll still be unsustainable.

Parents Are Not Okay

Gen Z is made of zombies

I've Never Wanted Kids—People Told Me My Life Is Pointless'

Tags: Activism, Anxiety, Children, Choices, Education, Etiquette, Interference, Mental Health, Parental Burden, Performance, Portrait, Sacrifice, Safety, Tired

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14-Sep-2021


I Caught My Husband Cheating, but I’m Not Sure I Want Him to Stop. 

 

Q. Should I let my husband cheat? I discovered my husband is having an affair with a woman at work. I saw them talking one day and got suspicious, so I looked at his texts. Then I angrily confronted her. Surprisingly, she’s really nice. She’s about 15 years older than us. She said they had a mutual attraction and he approached her, but she wasn’t in love with him and didn’t want to break up our marriage and would stop seeing him. He says the same thing—he really loves me, it’s just sex on a lunch break or after work. He enjoyed the excitement.

I Caught My Husband Cheating, but I’m Not Sure I Want Him to Stop.

Tags: Advice, Cheating, Etiquette, Happiness, Interference, Marriage, Mental Health, Sacrifice, Sex, Woman's Rights, Women In Charge

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13-Apr-2021


Sorry, I'm Not Going to Congratulate You On Your Engagement 

 

Let it be known that I am thrilled for all of the newly-engaged. In most cases, I know (and like!) my friends' new fiancés, I've been expecting the news, and I'm pumped to party at their wedding. But I absolutely hate wishing people congratulations on their engagement, and I won't do it anymore.

By definition, "congratulations" means an expression of praise for an achievement. Congrats on your new job! Congrats on buying that house! Congrats on watching the entire backlog of Gilmore Girls in one weekend so that you can be culturally relevant this fall! Congratulations, to me, implies that you've achieved something others haven't, something you've worked hard for and earned.

Engagements aren't an achievement. Engagements are a grown-up decision made between two people who have discussed their relationship and decided that, hey, they're clearly better together than not, so why not make it official? That's a wonderful moment that deserves celebrating, but calling it an achievement implies that you've succeeded at something (i.e. landing a husband) you otherwise may not have had the drive to go forth and accomplish. Then not being engaged must mean you haven't achieved something, and, for the sake of this argument, that you're the marital equivalent of someone sleeping in their parents' basement at 30. It implies failure on the part of the un-engaged, and that's uncool.

Sorry, I'm Not Going to Congratulate You On Your Engagement

Tags: Celebration, Etiquette, Friendship, Investment, Preference, Priorities, Psychology, Sacrifice, Self-esteem, Women

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09-Mar-2021


The First U.S. Funeral Home That Turns Bodies Into Compost Is Now Open 

 

For almost a decade, Katrina Spade has been developing a new way to deal with dead bodies.

In 2011 as a graduate student in architecture, Spade began questioning what would become of her corpse after death. Unsatisfied with the options available, she spent years refining her own solution: “natural organic reduction.”

This December, after years of feasibility studies, fundraising, and legislative efforts, Spade’s company, Recompose, started turning its first customers into compost.

The First U.S. Funeral Home That Turns Bodies Into Compost Is Now Open

Tags: Business, Celebration, Death, Ecology, Environment, Humanity, Modernization, Sacrifice, Unity

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05-Feb-2021


California Cases Climb to a Record as State Curfew Begins 

 

The cases topped Friday’s record of 13,005 infections, bringing the total to almost 1.1 million. The number of deaths increased by 86 to 18,643, state data showed. The increased patient load left California’s hospitals with just 1,921 intensive-case unit beds available, near the low in July.

A 10 p.m. to 5 a.m. curfew will be imposed in most counties for a month to ease the rate of infection, affecting areas that encompass 37 million people, or 94% of the population.

Only 10 countries globally have more cases than California, where the number of cases now exceeds those in Mexico and Germany, which have been hot spots for the pandemic.

Governor Gavin Newsom said earlier in the week that the curfew will stop nonessential work and gatherings to “flatten the curve again,” reflecting growing alarm among state officials as the third wave of coronavirus infections to hit the state gathers momentum.

California Cases Climb to a Record as State Curfew Begins

Most COVID Spreaders, You'd Never Expect: CDC

Tags: Awareness, Coronavirus, Curfew, Discipline, Etiquette, Health, Priorities, Quarantine, Sacrifice, Safety, Stepping Up, Survival, Threat, Unity, World

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21-Nov-2020


Landlords skirt COVID-19 eviction bans, using intimidation and tricks to boot tenants 

 

Cash-strapped renters nationwide say their landlords tried to skirt COVID-19 eviction moratoriums by changing locks, removing trash containers so waste piled up and – in one case – attempting to unbolt the front door right off an apartment.

They told state attorneys general that they were kicked out of their homes after landlords accused them of violating tenant rules, like smoking cigarettes inside their units or failing to take the hitches off of their mobile homes.

Like Heidi Stach, who lost her job due to the pandemic and fell behind on rent, they assumed they were protected. But Stach says her landlord found an end-run to Wisconsin’s eviction ban: Instead of starting a court process, he sent her a notice to vacate this summer because he was not renewing her lease.

Landlords skirt COVID-19 eviction bans, using intimidation and tricks to boot tenants

Tags: $, Abuse, Environment, Eviction, Home, Homeless, Inhumanity, Lifestyle, Nobody Cares, Poverty, Power, Protection, Respect, Sacrifice, Self Interest, Struggling, Tragedy

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20-Nov-2020


‘People are going to die’: Hospitals in half the states are facing a massive staffing shortage as Covid-19 surges 

 

Hospitals in at least 25 states are critically short of nurses, doctors, and other staff as coronavirus cases surge across the United States, according to the industry’s trade association and a tally conducted by STAT. The situation has gotten so bad that in some places, severely ill patients have been transferred hundreds of miles for an available bed — from Texas to Arizona, and from central Missouri to Iowa.

Many of these hospitals spent months building up stockpiles of medical equipment and protective gear in response to Covid-19, but the supplies are of little use without adequate staffing.

“Care is about more than a room with a hospital bed. It’s about medical professionals taking care of patients,” said John Henderson, chief executive of the Texas Organization of Rural & Community Hospitals (TORCH). “If you don’t have the staff to do that, people are going to die.”

‘People are going to die’: Hospitals in half the states are facing a massive staffing shortage as Covid-19 surges

Tags: Awareness, Death, Employment, Fail, Health, Illness, Interference, Lockdown, No more Heroes, Nobody Cares, Priorities, Punishment, Responsibility, Sacrifice, Safety, Social Distancing, Survival, World

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19-Nov-2020


Worker resents having to pick up slack for working moms and dads 

 

Our federal workplace, under the Cares Act, permits parents to work 75 percent of their hours (30 hours/week, any days or times) for the same pay. I’m glad not to lose my teammates and work friends, and glad they can better balance their personal lives and work, but this has translated to a heavy burden on those of us who are child-free. I’m overloaded, and the assignments just keep coming, with no legitimate-enough excuse to make my “no, thank you” stick. The constant narrative from leadership is what heroes parents are — and they are, but those of us without kids are doing so much heavy lifting, and we have families, too.

I know that even though parenthood is a choice, having kids at home during a pandemic wasn’t. As an employed, teleworking, snugly housed and safe person, I know I’m privileged. That said, my workplace feels very unequal right now. It sounds ugly out loud, but as a married woman without children, I’m losing my empathy and patience after months of being treated as though my time is therefore infinite.

Karla: As I once said in response to a child-free worker disgruntled by parents working from home with kids: One worker’s right to work-life balance does not trump another’s.

Worker resents having to pick up slack for working moms and dads

Tags: Business, Children, Choices, Employment, Environment, Exclusivity, Hypocrisy, Interference, Parental Burden, Parental Laziness, Policy, Preference, Pregnancy, Protection, Sacrifice, Supremacy

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31-Oct-2020


More and More Moms Are Renting Hotel Rooms Amid the Pandemic 

 

For many working mothers, Jill Krause’s story might sound familiar. In the midst of the pandemic, she says she became the 24/7 “default parent” that her kids would run to for their every need (and then some), while their dad worked more traditional hours. “My presence and flexibility sent out a clear signal to my four kids: ‘Mom may or may not be working, so cling away! Ask away! Tantrum away!’” she tells InStyle.

Tampa-based, Akemi Sue Fisher had been working from her single floor home with two yappy Yorkies, her 11-year-old daughter, and her work-from-home husband. Akemi, CEO of Amazon Consulting agency Love & Launch, was used to lots of action — early morning international calls, full days of clients and planning — anything the day brought, she conquered with high energy and zest. But when quarantine orders came down, she found herself ill-prepared for the chaos of a full house. She began to look for office space with poor results. Frustrated, she and her husband went to regroup over lunch at a new local hotel. While at the Current (with rates in the $150 per night range), they met the manager, who shared the property’s 20% occupancy rate. Her husband suggested they take a look at a room, and according, to Akemi, it was love at first sight. She struck a deal with the manager for a reduced rate on a room, and signed the lease through the end of the year. Akemi and her assistant quickly settled into their new rhythm. The suite was comfortable and the hotel a constant source of buzz — just the right recipe to feed Akemi’s extroverted personality. “My productivity has gone through the roof — I feel the energy again, and that is exactly what I needed.”

More and More Moms Are Renting Hotel Rooms Amid the Pandemic

Tags: Children, Choices, Coronavirus, Environment, Family, Freedom, Health, Mental Health, Parental Burden, Portrait, Responsibility, Sacrifice, Safety, Social Distancing, Struggling, Treatment, Unruly Child, Women In Charge

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06-Oct-2020


It's Impossible To Focus On Work When The World Is On Fire 

 

On top of the ongoing threat of the coronavirus pandemic, which is limiting the ways families and professionals can live, work and take care of each other, many people are now contending with environmental threats like wildfires and hurricanes. And that’s with everything else going on in 2020.

The understandable physical stress all this causes makes doing work, at times, impossible. Lara Hogan is a management coach based in Portland, Oregon, which in the second week of September recorded the worst air quality in the world among major cities as fires raged nearby. Towards the end of that week, Hogan was feeling lightheaded, experiencing a “weird cough,” and could not focus on her job, she said.

“It was much harder to do that work, like thinking, speaking, answering questions, normal stuff,” Hogan said. She asked herself, “Can I do a good job for the people I’m trying to support?”

It's Impossible To Focus On Work When The World Is On Fire

Tags: Anxiety, Care, Coronavirus, Death, Employment, Environment, Evolution, Health, Lifestyle, Mental Health, Opinion, Sacrifice, Safety, Social Distancing, Support, Survival

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20-Sep-2020


Depression and anxiety during and after pregnancy may harm childhood development, study finds 

 

A mother's depression and anxiety from conception through the first year of the baby's life is associated with negative developmental outcomes through adolescence, according to a study published Monday in the journal JAMA Pediatrics.

That could affect a lot of women: About 15% to 23% of women worldwide experience anxiety during pregnancy, while 15% deal with anxiety after childbirth. Depression through pregnancy is estimated to affect 10% of women, and 15% face postpartum depression. The burden is greater for women who are experiencing poverty or are teen parents, according to Postpartum Support International.

For the baby, the perinatal stage — which is defined as the time from conception through pregnancy (antenatal), birth and the first year of the baby's life (postnatal) — is "a time of unprecedented growth and sensitivity," the study said. That's when exposures and early life experiences may modify development starting from when he or she is in the womb to that critical first year as a growing child and onward.

A mother experiencing depression and anxiety before and after birth was moderately linked with her child's deficits in language and cognitive and motor development in infancy.

Depression and anxiety during and after pregnancy may harm childhood development, study finds

Tags: Children, Choices, Health, Mental Health, Parental Burden, Puberty, Reckless, Responsibility, Sacrifice, Training, Unruly Child, Vulnerable, Warning, Women In Charge, World, Youth

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15-Sep-2020


Attention Men, Intercourse Alone Brings Few Women to Orgasm 

 

Intercourse reliably brings around 95 percent of men to orgasm. What proportion of women climax that way? Substantially fewer than many, if not most men imagine.

The general—mistaken—male view is that, like men, the vast majority of women can reliably have orgasms during vaginal intercourse. That’s what most movies and TV shows present. The guy mounts the gal. He thrusts a few times. She moans in supposed ecstasy. And then it appears they both come. Actually, this is nonsense that miseducates men and frustrates many women.

In 2018, other Indiana University published a survey of a representative 1,055 American women age 18 to 94. Only 18 percent—about one in six—said they could come from intercourse alone. The rest—82 percent—said they needed direct clitoral stimulation. And 36 percent said that no matter how they climaxed, orgasms felt more satisfying when the lovemaking included gentle, extended clitoral caresses.

Attention Men, Intercourse Alone Brings Few Women to Orgasm

Tags: Advice, Instructional, NSFW, Relationships, Sacrifice, Sex, Success

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01-Sep-2020


'I am not a superwoman': Guardian readers on being childfree (or not) 
 

How things are set up makes it an utterly shit gig for women. The last time I even considered marrying was 14 years ago. I’d been dating a guy for a few months (who had three kids I’d been cooking for). One day I found myself in his bathroom cleaning the toilet. It was like being slapped awake. How did I get here? I called him into the bathroom and he laughed, genuinely delighted, and said: I knew if I let it get nasty enough you’d clean it! He was serious. It was in that moment I realized what the marriage/kids gig really was: ceaseless servitude. – Kay, North Carolina

Over the years, I have been amazed at the outright rude comments made about my choice. A nurse once told me directly that my marriage would never be a real family because I had no children. People who have traveled a traditional path often seem to feel so threatened by those who choose a different route. Why would they care about my choice, when I certainly don’t care about theirs? – Marie, Tennessee

I was eight years old when I made the decision that I was never going to have children. As a mixed-ethnicity person in a predominantly white town I had just been racially abused, and right there I made the decision I would never bring a child into this world to face that abuse. – Natalie, England

'I am not a superwoman': Guardian readers on being childfree (or not)

Family gives away 14-year-old’s belongings for taking car on joyride

Tags: Children, Choices, Crime, Environment, Fighting Back, Opinion, Parental Burden, Priorities, Punishment, Responsibility, Sacrifice, Safety, Unruly Child, Woman's Rights, Youth

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04-Aug-2020


Why a generation is choosing to be child-free 


 

We are in the middle of a mass extinction, the first caused by a single species. There are 7.8 billion of us, on a planet that scientists estimate can support 1.5 billion humans living as the average US citizen does today. And we know that the biggest contribution any individual living in affluent nations can make is to not have children. According to one study, having one fewer child prevents 58.6 tonnes of carbon emissions every year; compare that with living car-free (2.4 tonnes), avoiding a transatlantic return flight (1.6), or eating a plant-based diet (0.82). Another study said it was almost 20 times more important than any other choice an environmentally minded individual could make. Such claims have been questioned. After all, does a parent really bear the burden of their child’s emissions? Won’t our individual emissions fall as technologies and lifestyles change? Isn’t measuring our individual carbon footprint – a concept popularised by oil and gas multinational BP – giving a free pass to the handful of corporate powers responsible for almost all carbon emissions? The only thing that isn’t up for debate is that we all know that we are living in ways that can’t continue.

Coronavirus isn’t likely to give us coronababies – but a pandemic isn’t the reason that having children has shifted from an inevitability to a choice, and now, a moral question. A long time ago, “Do we have children?” became “Should we?”

The Guardian

Florida now has more coronavirus cases than New York and California leads the nation

My Kids Want to Opt Out of In-Person Instruction This Fall

Palm Springs boy, 7, in coma with ‘hole in skull’ after cruel neighbor randomly hurls a rock at him

‘Monster’ gets 70 years for repeatedly abusing Buffalo woman, son

Tags: Action, Advice, Arrest, Attack, Awareness, Books, Children, Choices, Contamination, Coronavirus, Crime, Death, Education, Environment, Etiquette, Exclusivity, Future, Health, Illness, Injury, Investment, Lifestyle, Lockdown, Mental Health, Parental Burden, Parental Crime, Politics, Population Control, Preference, Pregnancy, Priorities, Sacrifice, Safety, Saving The Environment!, Science, Statistics, Survival, Women In Charge, World

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25-Jul-2020


Texas Gov. warns the state is near another LOCKDOWN with Houston ICUs full, while Florida's daily new virus cases have risen 1,237 percent since reopening and experts predict end of year US death toll will be 250,000 

 

The governor of Texas has warned that he could reimpose a lockdown on the state if coronavirus prevention measures were not heeded, as states across the U.S. battled to get the pandemic under control.

Friday brought 63,900 new cases nationwide - a new record, according to data from Johns Hopkins University analyzed by CNN.

Bioethicist Dr Zeke Emanuel said up to 250,000 Americans could die directly from the coronavirus by the end of the year.

Texas Gov.

Catholic Church Bagged at Least $1.4 Billion in Coronavirus Aid

Covid-19 pandemic is 'getting worse' as number of cases has DOUBLED to nearly 12million in just six weeks, warns World Health Organization boss

Maskless Walmart Shopper Tells Women Filming Him: ‘Lick My Ass! Why Don’t You Burn a Monument Down?’ (WATCH)

Fire Island Drag Queens, Dancers to Promote Masks, Social Distancing After COVID-Defying Parties Went Viral

Coronavirus spikes could mean return to lockdowns, WHO warns

Tags: $, Church, Contagion, Coronavirus, Environmentalist, Health, LGBTQ, Lifestyle, Masks, Neglect, Politics, Quarantine, Religion, Sacrifice, Sad, Safety, Support, Survival, Tax, Video, World

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11-Jul-2020




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