Social Distancing with Mousetraps – Steve Spangler

A practical experiment with mousetraps to show the effect of social distancing.

 

2019–20 coronavirus pandemic – Wikipedia

[…] The virus spreads between people in a way similar to influenza, via respiratory droplets from coughing. The time between exposure and symptom onset is typically five days, but may range from two to fourteen days. Symptoms are most often fever, cough, and shortness of breath. Complications may include pneumonia and acute respiratory distress syndrome. There is currently no vaccine or specific antiviral treatment, but research is ongoing. Efforts are aimed at managing symptoms and supportive therapy. Recommended preventive measures include handwashing, maintaining distance from other people (particularly those who are sick), and monitoring and self-isolation for fourteen days for people who suspect they are infected. […]

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To solve problems caused by sitting, learn to squat — Quartz

Westerners have forgotten how to squat, and it’s causing health problems.

Sentences that start with the phrase “A guru once told me…” are, more often than not, eye-roll-inducing. But recently, while resting in malasana, or a deep squat, in an East London yoga class, I was struck by the second half of the instructor’s sentence: “A guru once told me that the problem with the West is they don’t squat.” […]

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Samoan measles epidemic: Unvaccinated advised to display red flags in front of their homes | News | DW | 04.12.2019

Immunization is compulsory following a state of emergency imposed last month and officials have requested unvaccinated families identify themselves.

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Are You Actually Tech-Savvy or Just Dependent? – ReadWrite

Knowing how to use smart devices doesn’t mean you’re savvy, and there’s a huge — but subtle — difference between being savvy and being dependent.

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12 Surprising Uses for Vicks VapoRub

Find out the most surprising uses of Vicks in this helpful article.

Whenever I had a cold, those were my mom’s go-to remedies. She would make me a glass of hot water, honey, and brandy and then rub Vicks on my chest. I always felt instantly better (and slightly tipsy).

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15 Glorious Hangover ‘Cures’ From Around the World – Gastro Obscura

Before you wake to a rough morning, check out some of our favorite submissions below. While we can’t guarantee that any of these “cures” will work, why not start the new year off right by trying something new? The only thing you have to lose is that pounding headache.

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Loneliness is a serious public-health problem – All the lonely people

[…] Doctors and policymakers in the rich world are increasingly worried about loneliness. Campaigns to reduce it have been launched in Britain, Denmark and Australia. In Japan the government has surveyed hikikomori, or “people who shut themselves in their homes”. Last year Vivek Murthy, a former surgeon-general of the United States, called loneliness an epidemic, likening its impact on health to obesity or smoking 15 cigarettes per day. In January Theresa May, the British prime minister, appointed a minister for loneliness.

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