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The people who want to keep masking: ‘It’s like an invisibility cloak’ | US news | The Guardian

More than a year into the pandemic, some people prefer to keep wearing their face mask – even outdoors in public

Julia Carrie Wong in San Francisco @juliacarriew, Mon 10 May 2021 06.00 EDT

Women wear face masks and sunglasses outdoors in public. Some are reluctant to give up the face covering. Photograph: Mike Blake/Reuters

She’s been fully vaccinated for three weeks, but Francesca, a 46-year-old professor, does not plan to abandon the face mask that she’s come to view as a kind of “invisibility cloak” just yet.

“Maybe it’s because I’m a New Yorker or maybe it’s because I always feel like I have to present my best self to the world, but it has been such a relief to feel anonymous,” she said. “It’s like having a force field around me that says ‘don’t see me’.”

Source: The people who want to keep masking: ‘It’s like an invisibility cloak’ | US news | The Guardian

Motherhood and the Military | Library of Congress

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Title: Motherhood and the Military

Summary: The Motherhood in the Military panel discussion, sponsored by the Veterans History Project, explores the dual roles of mother and soldier through the personal experiences of four service connected women.

This event encourages women veterans to contribute their oral histories to the national collections of the Library of Congress.

Event Date May 06, 2021, Running Time 1 hours 4 minutes 33 seconds Online Format, video image

Citation: (2021) Motherhood and the Military. [Video] Retrieved from the Library of Congress, https://www.loc.gov/item/webcast-9783/.

Source: Motherhood and the Military | Library of Congress

Hydroponic Gardening Offers a Space-Saving Way to Grow Your Own Food | WIRED

Lia Picard Gear, 05.08.2021 07:00 AM

Today’s home kits are stylish, smart, and easier to use than ever. Here’s how to get started.

Courtesy of Rise Gardens

We all became homesteaders during the pandemic.

The inability to leave home and disruptions to the food supply chain led a lot people to plant gardens to grow their own food.

Upon flexing their green thumbs, though, many found that gardening comes with its own set of issues, from vermin to seasonal shifts.

But what if there was a way to bypass those vexations? Say hello to home hydroponics.

Source: Hydroponic Gardening Offers a Space-Saving Way to Grow Your Own Food | WIRED

Why We Feel Exhausted And Irritable And Lack Focus During The Pandemic : Shots – Health News : NPR

Updated May 7, 20215:52 AM ET, Rhitu Chatterjee Twitter

Feelings of exhaustion, irritability and mental fogginess are our bodies’ normal response to an abnormal year of pandemic life.
Wenjin Chen/Getty Images

In recent weeks, Dr. Kali Cyrus has struggled with periods of exhaustion.

“I am taking a nap in between patients,” says Cyrus, a psychiatrist at Johns Hopkins University.

“I’m going to bed earlier. It’s hard to even just get out of bed. I don’t feel like being active again.”

Exhaustion is also one of the top complaints she hears from her patients these days. They say things like, “It’s just so hard to get out of bed” or “I’ve been misplacing things more often,” she says.

Source: Why We Feel Exhausted And Irritable And Lack Focus During The Pandemic : Shots – Health News : NPR

Howard Rheingold: “Changes” — Stayin’ Alive In Technology

Apr 8, 2020 | Podcast

Photo Credit: Chris Michel

ABOUT THIS EPISODE

When Howard Rheingold was on our podcast last year, he offered a holistic view of how history weaves technology, the human mind, and society together. Given all that is happening with the coronavirus and the state of daily life right now, we decided to invite Howard back onto the podcast to ask him for his perspective on this moment in history.


Seeing as Howard was the one to coin the term “virtual community” many years ago, we asked him for his thoughts on the current profusion of online learning and online communities. He shares his predictions for how our world might change for the long-term—from conferences to learning to  human cooperation—even after this virus is long gone. Enjoy hearing from this man who is a champion of hope, community, and the belief that we’re all in this together.

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Source: Howard Rheingold: “Changes” — Stayin’ Alive In Technology