Her Sixth-Grade Crush Grew Up

In 1979, in a middle school homeroom in Detroit, Wendy Hopkins sat next to Anthony Forbers and developed a crush. “He was the smartest kid in the classroom,” she said. “We never met outside of school, just talked in the classroom. General kids conversating.” After heading off to different high schools, they lost touch. Mr.…

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You and Me and Quarantine

This was not the wedding that Alyssa Bello and Christian Messina had imagined. Like so many other couples affected by the coronavirus, Ms. Bello said it was “an emotional roller coaster” to get to their May 30 ceremony at St. Athanasius, a Roman Catholic church in Bensonhurst, Brooklyn. The couple met in December 2015 at…

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Inhibitory interneurons in hippocampus excite the developing brain

WASHINGTON (June 12, 2020) – Brain function depends on inhibitory cells that balance or ‘brake’ excitation. These neurons allow the brain to process information and also prevent runaway seizures. A new study from the George Washington University (GW), however, reports that in some critical structures of the developing brain, the inhibitory neurons cause excitation rather…

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Burt’s Bees presents new clinical data demonstrating efficacy of natural skin care at AAD VMX 2020

DURHAM, N.C., June 12, 2020 – Burt’s Bees, a leader in science-backed natural skin care, today announced new research supporting the proven power of nature-based solutions that deliver the tolerability and efficacy that are critical for dermatologists and their patients. These studies are being shared via ePosters in the American Academy of Dermatology (AAD) Virtual…

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The Lancet Child & Adolescent Health: Experts call for more awareness of the potential impact of physical distancing on adolescent peer relationships and social development

In an opinion piece, authors say that adolescents could be more susceptible to negative effects of physical distancing during COIVD-19 as they are in a period of vulnerability where peer interaction is a vital aspect of their social development. They call for policymakers to give urgent consideration to young people when considering easing of physical…

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