August 08, 2020

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When Covid-19 Hit, Many Elderly Were Left to Die
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Warnings had piled up for years that nursing homes were vulnerable. The pandemic sent them to the back of the line for equipment and care.BRUSSELS — Shirley Doyen was exhausted. The Christalain nursing home, which she ran with her brother in an affluent neighborhood in Brussels, was buckling from Covid-19. Eight residents had died in three weeks. Some staff members had only gowns and goggles from Halloween doctor costumes for protection.Nor was help coming. Ms. Doyen had begged hospitals to collect her infected residents. They refused. Sometimes she was told to administer morphine and let death come. Once she was told to pray.Then, in the early morning of April 10, it all got worse.First, a resident died at 1:20 a.m. Three hours later, another died. At 5:30 a.m., still another. The night nurse had long since given up calling ambulances.
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14 Things to See and Do in Detroit
Travel

Since the Coronavirus has halted travel for over four months, I thought I would start to share more posts about destinations here in the United States. True, we shouldn’t be doing a lot of travel at the moment but you can always use these tips for later! Today, my Creative Director Raimee of All Abroad shares her tips and advice for visiting Detroit, one of the country’s most underrated cities!Just north of Lake Erie’s western end, Detroit, Michigan, is a sprawling metropolis home to over four million people. Haunted by the echoes of its past, the city is often overlooked or ignored by domestic and international travelers alike.Having grown up in the Detroit area, I can understand why those unaware of its charm consider Detroit a blighted city, burdened by debt, crime, and a fleeing population. I assure you, though, this preconception couldn’t be more wrong.
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Shop with veterinarians: Cat food
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Our editors independently selected these items because we think you will enjoy them and might like them at these prices. If you purchase something through our links, we may earn a commission. Pricing and availability are accurate as of publish time. Learn more about Shop TODAY.Good news. Your cat needs you. They also need the right cat food, not just a separate bowl of dog food. Like dog food, there are many options on the market when it comes to cat food. “Cats are often thought of and fed as smaller dogs,” says Tim Julien, DVM, the chief medical officer at Paz Veterinary in Austin, Texas. “It turns out cats are not small dogs. Cats are obligate, or strict, carnivores and have a decreased ability to digest and use carbohydrates.”So what’s the best cat food for your obligate carnivore? We consulted experts about how to figure out which cat food is right for you and your cat, as well as compiled some of the best cat food options around.
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Does An Apple Cider Vinegar Detox Really Work? Doctors & RDs Weigh In
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Apple cider vinegar (ACV) is a relatively common kitchen ingredient with potent dermatological benefits. It has been shown to help ease dandruff, relieve food odor, and may even treat warts. The topical benefits are one thing, but do the health benefits of drinking ACV actually stack up?To understand whether drinking ACV daily (also called an apple cider vinegar detox) could actually support the body's natural detoxification systems, mbg spoke with registered dietitians and functional medicine doctors. Here's what they had to say about potential health benefits, the current state of research, side effects, and safety tips. What is an apple cider vinegar detox?  Apple cider vinegar is made from crushed and fermented apples. For centuries, the vinegar has been touted for its medicinal and therapeutic properties. In fact, the pharmaceutical use of ACV dates back to 400 B.C., when Hippocrates used it to clean wounds and help manage coughs. Today, many people believe drinking apple cider vinegar two to three times a day can help detox the body and lead to weight loss.
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Unsplash Releases Bulk Download of 2 Million High-Quality Images for Free
Photography

Free is good, right? How about 2 million images? That’s what Unsplash is promising with its “most complete high-quality open image dataset ever released.” In a blog post discussing the dataset, Unsplash said, “We’re releasing the most complete high-quality open image dataset ever, free for anyone to use to further research in machine learning, image quality, search engines, and more. While there are other open source image datasets that exist, they’re usually limited in size, expose low quality images, lack variability in the image data, or rely on mass labeling by 3rd party services. With over 200,000+ contributing global photographersFree is good, right? How about 2 million images? That’s what Unsplash is promising with its “most complete high-quality open image dataset ever released.” .
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‘We were sexually frustrated’: did it work out for people who texted an ex in lockdown?
Relationship

Dressed up for the first time in lockdown, and wearing a full face of makeup, Annabelle Richards went to meet her first love. The last time she had seen Junior St Clair was in the summer of 1992. She was 17, and on a bus bound for London. He was 20 and standing outside Ipswich bus station, bawling. “As the coach pulled away there were tears pouring down his cheeks,” Annabelle recalls, “and I cried all the way home.”In late March, after reconnecting on Facebook during lockdown, Annabelle met him for the first time in 28 years, outside an office block in Croydon, south London. “We sat on a bench two metres apart and talked nonstop for over an hour,” she says. “We were in awe of the situation. We made each other laugh, like no time had passed. After the meeting, we couldn’t stop messaging. I thought, do I still love this guy?”
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How My Anxiety and Mania Are Similar (But Also Different)
Health

“Ha,” you say. That’s an easy one. I know the answer to that. It’s like the difference between walking on pins and needles and walking on eggshells. For me, anxiety is the pins and needles, while mania produces the eggshells. Pins and needles hurt more, but eggshells are easier to break. Anxiety causes me more pain, but mania has me treading carefully on a fragile edge. I know more about anxiety than mania. My diagnosis is actually bipolar disorder type 2 with an anxiety disorder. As such, I never really experience true mania. Hypomania is about as far as I get. And believe me, that’s enough.First, let’s start by admitting that anxiety and mania have a lot in common. At least, they do in my life. Both of them make me frantic. Both of them make me obsessed with money. Both disrupt my eating habits. And both of them make me very, very twitchy.
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He's a cancer survivor and dedicated teacher. His students aren't required to wear masks.
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When classes start Thursday in Checotah, Oklahoma, Lawrence E. "Train" Lane, a government and world history teacher, will be wearing a mask emblazoned with his school's mascot. For extra protection, he will also wear a plastic face shield on top of the mask while in his classroom.Lane's students — six classes of 18 or so high schoolers whom he will teach in person, five days a week — will not have to wear face coverings. That is of concern to Lane, 72, a prostate cancer survivor who is vulnerable to complications if he catches the coronavirus."If you care anything about me and my life, you'll wear a mask," said Lane, who plans to offer extra credit to students who keep their masks on for the duration of his class period. "I would like to stay around a little longer."He anticipates some pushback. Most parents in the small rural town about 65 miles southeast of Tulsa do not support forcing students to wear masks, Lane said.
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Georgia Businessman Charged With Hoarding Face Masks and Price Gouging
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A Georgia businessman has been charged with hoarding 200,000 face masks that he bought from a foreign country and selling them for twice as much as he paid on his baby clothing website, according to the Department of Justice.The man, Milton Ayimadu, 22, allegedly bought the masks from an unnamed foreign country for $2.50 each. He sold the masks for $5.00 each through his website, babypuupu.com, which also sells baby clothing and accessories, according to a news release from the U.S. Attorney’s Office in the Northern District of Georgia.“Ayimadu allegedly saw the unprecedented Covid-19 global pandemic as an opportunity to make a profit,” U.S. Attorney Byung J. Pak said in the release. “Desperate to find personal protective equipment during the pandemic, thousands of customers unfortunately paid his inflated prices.”
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Obesity plays role in severe illness among kids
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Black and Hispanic children are disproportionately affected by COVID-19, according to two Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reports published Friday.The CDC reports come just days after President Donald Trump told Fox News that children are "almost immune" to the coronavirus, an assertion proven to be untrue.Full coverage of the coronavirus outbreakAs of July 31, more than 338,000 children in the United States have been diagnosed with COVID-19, according to the American Academy of Pediatrics. That represents about 8 percent of the nearly 5 million cases reported so far in the U.S.And pediatric cases appear to be rising. One of the CDC reports released Friday found that between March 21 and July 25, "weekly hospitalization rates steadily increased among children." Overall, Black and Hispanic children were most likely to require hospitalization.
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Mitch McConnell to Republicans: Avoid Trump
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Trump isn't gonna like this. Ana Kasparian and Jayar Jackson discuss on The Young Turks. Keep Hope (and TYT) Alive: http://tyt.com/go Read more here: https://www.latimes.com/politics/story/2020-08-07/trump-losing-his-grip-on-gop-wields-less-influence-as-crises-mount "Less than three months before election day, evidence is mounting that President Trump is losing political influence in Washington and facing the early onset of “lame duck” status as Republican leaders in Congress increasingly appear willing to defy or rebuff him. In recent days, GOP lawmakers who once saluted — or at least didn’t publicly oppose — Trump initiatives have thrown cold water on some of his ideas and proposals — rejecting his suggestion to delay the Nov. 3 election, repudiating his unsubstantiated claims that mail-in-voting leads to mass fraud, eliminating funds for a new FBI headquarters across from his hotel, and snubbing his calls for a payroll tax cut. Although the nation is in a deep economic slump, with more than 31 million Americans seeking jobless benefits, Trump has shown little interest in twisting arms in Congress to negotiate another coronavirus financial relief package that would extend unemployment benefits and help school districts struggling during the pandemic."* Hosts: Ana Kasparian, Jayar Jackson Cast: Ana Kasparian, Jayar Jackson
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Which Look Is Right for You? Fujifilm Film Simulations Compared
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Fujifilm has long been celebrated as the manufacturer of some of the world’s most-used film emulsions. Fujifilm wisely brought this analog legacy with them when they made the transition to digital. Many of these are available in digital form as film simulations across Fujifilm’s X-series and GFX-series cameras. Some say these film simulations are the special sauce that makes Fujifilm cameras so endearing. They each have unique characteristics and were created to emulate the look of the Fujifilm emulsions with which they share their name. Fujifilm X-series and GFX-series cameras give the ability to apply these film simulations to your images in-camera. You can also “re-process” your images in-camera using different film simulations. Better yet, you can even see the effects of each one in real-time through the EVF or the rear LCD while photographing. Our latest original infographic explores the various Fujifilm Film Simulations and how they compare to one another.
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Blind date: ‘We were both flirting with the waiter’
Relationship

What were you hoping for? A break from the enduring monotony of lockdown. Anything to get me out of the house for an evening.First impressions? Friendly, cool outfit, early.What did you talk about? Our jobs, how mad we have gone during lockdown, what constitutes a fair amount of alcohol to order when someone else is paying.Any awkward moments? When we tried to get the restaurant staff to come to a bar with us. We very nearly succeeded.Good table manners? Impeccable.Best thing about Zac? Really good fun, up for anything and ambitious about ordering booze.Would you introduce him to your friends? London friends: definitely. Non-London friends: I think he might be a bit edgy for them.Describe Zac in three words Cool, fun, enthusiastic.
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This Spiced Fish Dish With Healthier Fries Is The Perfect Summer Dinner
Health

Growing up in the Dominican Republic meant that on the weekends my family would go to the beach. Usually, lunch would be blackened fish with yuca fries. Garlicky, crispy, and so tasty!Since then, this simple yet utterly delicious meal always brings back memories of those carefree days spent on the beach with my family. Today, that same crispy blackened fish, seasoned with garlic and oregano, is a staple at our home in Canada.Yuca is the root of the cassava plant. It has a rough barklike skin that must be peeled before cooking. Once cooked, its texture is similar to that of potatoes, and it has a mildly sweet flavor. It's also delicious when mashed. You can find it in the produce section of most grocery stores.The marinade infuses the fish with a zesty flavor, and once the fish is served with fried onions and crispy yuca fries, then you are in for a true taste of a Dominican classic.
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Marquita Bradshaw WINS In HUGE Democratic Primary in Tennessee
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Marquita Bradshaw scored a victory on Thursday! Ana Kasparian and Jayar Jackson discuss on The Young Turks. Keep Hope (and TYT) Alive: http://tyt.com/go Read more here: https://www.nbcnews.com/politics/2020-election/marquita-bradshaw-scores-upset-win-tennessee-democratic-senate-primary-n1236096 "NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Memphis environmentalist, Black activist and single mom Marquita Bradshaw won the Democratic primary for an open U.S. Senate seat in Tennessee on Thursday. Bradshaw defeated Nashville attorney and former Army helicopter pilot James Mackler, who had snagged an endorsement from the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee and others. Bradshaw will face former U.S. Ambassador to Japan Bill Hagerty, who defeated Nashville trauma surgeon Manny Sethi in the Republican primary. Bradshaw and Hagerty are seeking to succeed Republican Sen. Lamar Alexander, who is retiring. Republicans have held both Senate seats in Tennessee since 1994." Hosts: Ana Kasparian, Jayar Jackson Cast: Ana Kasparian, Jayar Jackson
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Salmonella outbreak linked to onions expands to 43 states
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A salmonella outbreak caused by onions is expanding and has infected 640 people from 43 states. At least 85 of them have been hospitalized, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said. "If you don't know where your onions are from, don't eat, serve, or sell them or any food prepared with them," the CDC said Friday. The Food and Drug Administration has warned consumers not to eat onions from Thomson International Inc. The advice applies to red, white, yellow, and sweet onions. Some of the onions were sold at stores including Walmart, Kroger, Fred Meyer, Publix, Giant Eagle, Food Lion, and H-E-B, under a variety of brand names, the CDC said. Several companies have recalled onions and foods made with recalled onions like chicken salad, macaroni salad, fajita stir-fry, pizza and diced raw onions, including Taylor Farms and Giant Eagle.
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Rave Under the Kosciuszko Bridge: Are Illicit Parties Endangering N.Y.C.?
Health

On a humid Saturday night, under a segment of the Kosciuszko Bridge, which connects Brooklyn and Queens, hundreds of people at an illicit gathering danced and swayed to the thumps of hip hop and electronic music. Some wore masks. Many did not.Many were attending their first party in months, since the pandemic had forced many venues to close.“People were just enjoying themselves,” said one of the attendees, Jimmy Escobar, 30, of Brooklyn. “People got locked up for so long, and they finally got to go out.”New Yorkers, by and large, have adhered to rules mandating social distancing and mask wearing. The diligence has helped keep the coronavirus under control in the city even as outbreaks have raged across the country, primarily in the South and the West.
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CNBC FREAK OUT After Bernie Sanders Proposes New Tax Bill
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These CNBC hosts are total hacks. Ana Kasparian and Jayar Jackson discuss on The Young Turks. Keep Hope (and TYT) Alive: http://tyt.com/go Read more here: https://twitter.com/CaseStudyQB/status/1291721347475877890?s=20 Hosts: Ana Kasparian, Jayar Jackson Cast: Ana Kasparian, Jayar Jackson
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A Look at the Most Under-Appreciated Genre in the Photo Industry
Photography

“No experience necessary as full two-week training will be given.” It’s a line I would often see when browsing photography jobs. It was never written in ads for commercial work, and it was certainly never linked to wedding gigs or portrait shoots. This line, at least it seemed, was only reserved for real estate photography. So, if a total novice can go from having no clue to being a real estate photographer in only a matter of weeks, it means it must be easy, right?The short answer to that question is, no, real estate photography isn’t easy. The amount of times people see my street, travel, and portraits photos, and then ask me to shoot their interior is uncountable. Without hesitation, I tell them, “Hell no”! Unless, of course, they want nobody to rent or purchase their property, then I’m your guy! That’s not to put myself down. I’m just aware of the skill behind quality real estate photos. I don’t have that skill, because it takes way longer than two weeks to ascertain it.
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Seattle protesters sue over police crowd control measures
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Demonstrators say they are being 'priced out' of their First Amendment right; attorneys Andrew Stoltmann and Brian Claypool weigh in.
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