Inside Julieta’s Camera Bag – Bag No. 182

ATTENTION – Send us your camera bags! If you want to participate, please read the rules of participation at the end of the post. Stay Sharp & Keep Shooting! Inside Julieta’s Camera bag! (Bag No182) “Hi!! My name is Julieta. A photographer/artist based in Santa Monica, CA. I’m self-taught with a great passion for all…

Open Heart Surgery After a Down Syndrome Diagnosis

Open Heart Surgery After a Down Syndrome Diagnosis Hearing that your baby’s heart does not appear to be functioning well is scary, learning that your child has Down Syndrome can be terrifying, but nothing compares to handing your child to a team of surgeons when your child needs open heart surgery after a Down Syndrome…

Feeling miserable, I see no way out.

I guess I just want to rant. ​ I feel like I will never feel joy about anything anymore. I don't feel excited about anything. Every day is the same, every week is the same, every month is the same. I struggled with unemployment for a while now and it's gotten even worse with the…

Weekly Health Quiz: Masks, Infants and Obesity

1 Which of the following statements is factually accurate? Masks of all kinds effectively block viruses Only N95 masks can block viruses such as SARS-CoV-2 Surgical masks provide the highest level of protection against viruses such as SARS-CoV-2 No medical or cloth mask can block exhalation or prevent inhalation of aerosolized (airborne) viruses No medical…

Can a Healthy Nose Help Protect You From COVID?

You may have considered the microbiome of your gut an important part of your immune system, but have you thought about the bacteria living in your nose as friend or foe? In recent years, with advances in laboratory technology and testing, the important role of microbiota in support of your immune system is becoming clearer….

Reclaiming the stories that algorithms tell

Algorithms tell stories about who people are. The first story an algorithm told about me was that my life was in danger. It was 7:53 pm on a clear Monday evening in September of 1981, at the Columbia Hospital for Women in Washington DC. I was exactly one minute old. The medical team scored me—as…

WATCH: Video Busts ‘Myths’ About Face Masks And COVID-19

On Thursday, YouTube channel “It’s Okay To Be Smart” released a video in which host and writer Joe Hanson “debunks” a series of myths related to mask-wearing. “Bottom line – masks work. They are safe for almost everyone to wear, and the more people that wear them along with adhering to physical distancing and other…

4 Chore Systems For Your Kids That Might Actually Work

Most parents will tell you that if you don’t lay the ground rules early, getting kids to help with chores can be a constant battle. At SAHM, we’re big believers in chore systems, and pocket money as well, just as long as kids actually earn it. We’ve been talking about this a bit of late…

54 – The Changing Traveler Experience: 2019 vs 2020

In this episode of Suite Spot, Ryan Embree reflects on some of the post-pandemic effects of our everyday lives when it comes to travel. Ryan recounts the significant changes to the traveler experience of a hotel stay in summer 2019 versus summer 2020. He talks about how hoteliers have adapted their websites, social media, and…