COVID Hits Minorities Hardest in Nursing Homes, Too
on September 22, 2020 at 8:24 pm
A study found that nursing homes with higher percentages of racial and ethnic minority residents reported two to four times more new COVID-19 cases and deaths compared to others for the week of May 25.
Many Metrics to Measure COVID-19, Which Are Best?
on September 22, 2020 at 8:05 pm
The metrics used to track the coronavirus pandemic typically include daily cases, hospitalizations, and deaths. Analyzing these metrics separately can show how much community spread there is or whether hospital capacity is being reached.
Trial Holds Promise for Weekly Insulin for Type 2
on September 22, 2020 at 7:06 pm
Now, new research offers some hope for those insulin avoiders -- a once-a-week insulin injection may someday replace daily shots.
Homemade Masks Do a Great Job Blocking COVID-19
on September 22, 2020 at 5:40 pm
The team tested breathability and droplet-blocking of 11 common household fabrics. The fabrics ranged from new and used garments, quilted cloths, bedsheets and dishcloths.
COVID Death Toll Hits 200,000 in the U.S.
on September 22, 2020 at 5:11 pm
Just over 6 months after the World Health Organization declared COVID-19 a pandemic, the United States has reached a grim milestone: the novel coronavirus death toll has climbed to a staggering 200,000.
Cough and cold season is arriving: Choose medicines safely
by Katsiaryna Bykov, PharmD, ScD on September 22, 2020 at 2:30 pm
Millions of Americans get coughs and colds during the winter, and many head to the drugstore to pick up one of the hundreds of common medicines available without a prescription. But those products often contain multiple active ingredients that are potentially unsafe if combined. Here's how to safely choose the right over-the-counter medication for your symptoms. The post Cough and cold season is arriving: Choose medicines safely appeared first on Harvard Health Blog.
Discrimination, high blood pressure, and health disparities in African Americans
by Chester Hedgepeth, III, MD, PhD on September 21, 2020 at 2:30 pm
It is well established that African Americans have a higher risk of hypertension compared with other racial or ethnic groups in the United States. Researchers hypothesized that systemic, sustained discrimination could be a cause of this, and examined the effects of stress, discrimination, and injustice on health outcomes over the course of a person’s life. The post Discrimination, high blood pressure, and health disparities in African Americans appeared first on Harvard Health Blog.
Shorter dream-stage sleep may be related to earlier death
by Lawrence Epstein, MD on September 18, 2020 at 10:30 am
It’s well known that getting enough sleep is critical to daily functioning and long-term health. Now, new research suggests that a lack of enough REM sleep may be related to earlier death in people at middle age or older. The post Shorter dream-stage sleep may be related to earlier death appeared first on Harvard Health Blog.
Time for flu shots — getting one is more important than ever!
by Elise Merchant, MD on September 17, 2020 at 2:30 pm
Getting a flu shot is important every year, but this winter there is added urgency due to the COVID-19 pandemic: with both diseases circulating, hospitals may face shortages of beds and equipment –– and it’s possible to have both the flu and COVID-19 at the same time. The post Time for flu shots — getting one is more important than ever! appeared first on Harvard Health Blog.
Harvard Health Ad Watch: A feel-good message about a diabetes drug
by Robert H. Shmerling, MD on September 16, 2020 at 2:30 pm
An advertisement for a medication for type 2 diabetes presents a positive message about how it can help people with the condition control their blood sugar, but as with most drug ads, that’s not the whole story. The post Harvard Health Ad Watch: A feel-good message about a diabetes drug appeared first on Harvard Health Blog.
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Homemade Coconut Milk Recipe
by Katie Wells on September 22, 2020 at 2:00 pm
I’ve been using coconut products for years and now you can find everything from coconut cream to coconut flour in your grocery store baking aisle. Coconut milk is a wonderful alternative to pasteurized cow’s milk or to rice, almond, soy, or other plant-based milk, and you can find this at most stores as well. Unfortunately, … Continue reading Homemade Coconut Milk Recipe...
376: How to Use Everyday Activities to Rewire the Brain for Calmer Kids With Brain Harmony
by Katie Wells on September 21, 2020 at 11:00 am
She’s back! If you listened to her other podcast episode, you already know how much I love Carol Garner-Houston. Her ideas have influenced me as a parent and homeschool teacher, not to mention in business. Carol is a licensed occupational therapist who has been helping adults and children for the last 25 years. She is … Continue reading 376: How to Use Everyday Activities to Rewire the Brain for Calmer Kids With Brain Harmony...
How to Optimize Your Life With a Simple Block Schedule
by Katie Wells on September 18, 2020 at 8:02 pm
Let’s see if any of these questions ring a bell: Are you instantly overwhelmed by the sheer number of items on your to-do list? Are to-dos and appointments slipping through the cracks? Are you a mom wearing many hats, always struggling to keep yourself pointed in the right direction? Do you have a fair amount … Continue reading How to Optimize Your Life With a Simple Block Schedule...
375: How to Breathe the Right Way (& Why It Matters!) With Max Gomez From Breathwrk
by Katie Wells on September 17, 2020 at 11:00 am
It wasn’t one of the first health hacks I tried, but it’s impossible to ignore the stress-reducing benefits of using the breath to calm the body. Max Gomez is my guest today, and he’s the co-founder and CEO of Breathwrk, a wellness company dedicated to teaching people breathing exercises for stress reduction, anti-anxiety, and more … Continue reading 375: How to Breathe the Right Way (& Why It Matters!) With Max Gomez From Breathwrk...
Maca Root Benefits for Hormones, Fertility & More
by Katie Wells on September 16, 2020 at 1:02 pm
I love using herbs and spices to support the body in healing itself. Maca root is a favorite because it’s so supportive of the body’s production of hormones. Since hormones rule a lot of the body’s processes, maca is a great natural supplement for female hormone support. Maca: A Root for Almost Anything Maca root … Continue reading Maca Root Benefits for Hormones, Fertility & More...
ColourPop Sandstone Collection for Fall 2020
by Christine on September 22, 2020 at 10:58 pm
Release Date + About the Launch INTRODUCING THE SANDSTONE COLLECTION ☀️ Our first EVER 18 pan palette inspired by red rock and earthy fall tones 🍂 Products in the Launch Editor's Note: Some indigenous people have pointed out that the use of indigenous patterns/symbols is cultural appropriation (see here and here) on the packaging for this collection, which certainly brings to mind when MAC's Vibe Tribe released and similar concerns were raised. For some greater context, Pueblo, which is used as a shade name, can be used to refer to permanent, indigenous settlements or to refer to Pueblo peoples (or Continue Reading…
Dior New Look (599) Eyeshadow Palette Review & Swatches
by Christine on September 22, 2020 at 9:00 pm
Dior New Look (599) 5 Couleurs Couture Eyeshadow Palette ($65.00 for 0.24 oz.) is a new, smokier neutral color story that had one matte eyeshadow with the rest having some degree of shimmer. There was one more sparkly shade, which was sheerer (though buildable and not as chunky), but the other four shades were pigmented, smooth, and blendable with good longevity. New Look #1 is a medium-dark, taupe-brown with subtle, warm undertones and a smooth, metallic sheen. It had nearly opaque color payoff in a single layer, which applied evenly to bare skin and blended out with ease. The texture Continue Reading…
Rare Beauty Strengthen & Heroic Lip Souffles Reviews & Swatches
by Christine on September 22, 2020 at 7:00 pm
Rare Beauty Strengthen Lip Souffle Matte Cream Lipstick ($20.00 for 0.13 oz.) is a medium-dark, reddened-plum with subtle, warm undertones and a satin finish. It had semi-opaque color coverage that could be built up to full coverage with a second layer. In this formula, some of the deeper, more red-based shades have actually ended up the sheerer shades, which is unusual. It had a very smooth, velvety glide that spread readily across my lips and was easy to work with and maneuver along the edges of my lips. While thin and very lightweight, it didn't cling to my lips. This Continue Reading…
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Best Cruelty Free Makeup To Wear With A Mask
by Claudia Materdomini on September 8, 2020 at 10:06 pm
What is the best cruelty free makeup to wear during quarantine or with a mask? Claudia shares her drugstore and clean beauty favorites! The post Best Cruelty Free Makeup To Wear With A Mask appeared first on My Beauty Bunny - Cruelty Free Lifestyle Blog.
My Interview with Leaping Bunny
by chiefbunny on August 20, 2020 at 7:41 pm
The Leaping Bunny interview with My Beauty Bunny is here! I interviewed Kim Paschen, the Program Manager for Leaping Bunny to find out more about how they certify brands, and what their stance is on China and post-market testing. Whether you're a cruelty free consumer or a brand who is wondering how to get certified with Leaping Bunny, this should help! The post My Interview with Leaping Bunny appeared first on My Beauty Bunny - Cruelty Free Lifestyle Blog.
Self Care: Cruelty Free Quarantine Skincare Tips!
by Claudia Materdomini on August 18, 2020 at 8:30 pm
No matter your skin type, we've got some tips for skin self-care during quarantine! Now is the time to protect your skin from blue light and go harder on those retinol and exfoliation products. Here are some cruelty free skincare recommendations. The post Self Care: Cruelty Free Quarantine Skincare Tips! appeared first on My Beauty Bunny - Cruelty Free Lifestyle Blog.
Checking In: The Hask Mask in a Tub, New (Old) MAC Eyeliners, and Baking a Sprinkle Cake
by Karen on September 22, 2020 at 4:51 pm
Hey, guys. Happy Tuesday! Has the universe ever sent you a gentle reminder that perhaps you should probably get back to doing what you love? I got one of those nudges to start baking again (it’s been months) because I made this kick-butt cake a few days ago… Granted it was from a mix, but still! Of course I had to share it with you… 😁 It’s the Sprinkle Party Snack Cake Mix With Frosting by a brand called Baked. I picked it up randomly at Cost Plus World Market a few weeks ago because it was on sale and…I liked how the box looked! I could whip up a cake from scratch, but eh, baking requires attention, precision and, well…heart. I haven’t had much leftover soul to invest in baking sweets lately, but then I found this cake mix. Not only did it make things easy, but the cake actually tastes homemade. Highly recommended! The mix includes a packet of dry ingredients for a butter-based vanilla cake with rainbow sprinkles, and another packet for plain with vanilla frosting. The instructions are pretty detailed, too, which makes it easy to not mess up. Continue reading "Checking In: The Hask Mask in a Tub, New (Old) MAC Eyeliners, and Baking a Sprinkle Cake" on Makeup and Beauty Blog.
Makeup and Beauty Blog Monday Poll, Vol. 644
by Karen on September 21, 2020 at 2:18 pm
So…what is the Monday Poll? Excellent question! It isn’t, contrary to its name, an actual poll, like with little clicky buttons. It’s just a list of five more or less random questions I’ve been posting on this blog every Monday morning for the past quadrillion years (since 2007). I love reading your answers, and it helps me get my week off to a good start. 🌻 1. What are you most excited about at this current moment? LOL, don’t laugh, but I can’t wait to go out to eat at an actual restaurant again and not have to wear a hazmat suit. Who knows when it’ll be, but I’m so looking forward to it. Ooh! — I hope it’ll be sushi. The flavors are totally out of my everyday wheelhouse. 2. What beauty item are you most excited about right now? The old-school MAC eyeliners. I’ve been having a moment with Teddy, Prunella, Powersurge and Costa Riche. I think I’m going to use them all in single eyeshadow looks this week… Got the wheels in my mind a-turning… 3. Where do you feel most at home? Our current home here in Novato. Continue reading "Makeup and Beauty Blog Monday Poll, Vol. 644" on Makeup and Beauty Blog.
Sundays With Tabs the Cat, Makeup and Beauty Blog Mascot, Vol. 625
by Karen on September 21, 2020 at 1:34 pm
Once upon a time, our Rosie pose was sweet as pie. Then came that fateful day when I took her for a walk outside… Now I live with a beast! I’m not surprised. Back when Tabs was my main squeeze, and he was the most refined and elegant of all the kitties I’ve known, the act of taking him outside also unleashed something primitive in him. His tail would whip a little faster; his tum would sway a little more aggressively; and, was it just me, or did his teeth look a little bit sharper too? Something about going outside fires up the felines, and Rosie isn’t immune to it… Rosie: Birth of a Monster Ever since I started taking her outside for walks in the morning, she’s been feistier, more demanding and, dare I say it, diva-esque? It’s gotten to the point where she waits at the door expectantly and will mewl at the door when she hears us working in the yard. Continue reading "Sundays With Tabs the Cat, Makeup and Beauty Blog Mascot, Vol. 625" on Makeup and Beauty Blog.