To Promote Vaccines, New Orleans Dances With Its Sleeves Rolled Up

Since the summer, public health officials and politicians repeatedly called for national pro-vaccination campaigns. But no meaningful federal campaign has materialized, so concerned local officials have begun to develop their own publicity. New Orleans may be best positioned to be at the forefront. Regularly battered by hurricanes, the city has an emergency management office practiced…

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The Lancet: World failing to address health needs of 630 million women and children affected by armed conflict

New estimates reveal extent of the health burden of armed conflict–affecting at least 630 million women and children worldwide in 2017, and contributing to more than 10 million deaths among children under 5 years of age over 20 years. Changing nature of war is a growing threat to humanitarian access and the provision of essential…

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Make a Finger Trap From Newspaper

If you’re not familiar with a finger trap, it’s traditionally a tube woven from bamboo that “traps” the fingers of an unsuspecting person who places them inside. While the origins of the finger trap are debatable, the simplicity and joy of one never gets old. Weaving strips of newspaper in a circular shape creates this…

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Simple Soup Recipes

If a pot of homemade soup brings to mind a big kettle of many ingredients simmering for hours, think again. There’s an easy formula for preparing vegetable soups that requires only a few ingredients and minimal cooking time, yet yields the same rich comfort that soup is intended to provide. You need about a pound…

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Making New Friends During a Pandemic

This means setting aside time to have conversations about how much friendship you’re looking for — whether a mere running buddy or a BFF — while still allowing for the relationship to evolve. Talking about the Covid-19-related precautions you’re each taking can also make any in-person meet-ups more comfortable. “I tend to overcommunicate, especially now,”…

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