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Bill Nye Shows How Face Masks Actually Protect You–and Why You Should Wear Them

Like many Americans of my generation, I grew up having things explained to me by Bill Nye. Flight, magnets, simple machines, volcanoes: there seemed to be nothing he and his team of young lieutenants couldn't break down in a clear, humorous, and wholly non-boring manner. He didn't ask us to come to him, but met us where we already were: watching television. The zenith of the popularity of his PBS series Bill Nye the Science Guy passed a quarter-century ago, and the world has changed a bi...
Tags: Health, Google, Facebook, Science, Instagram, College, America, Nye, Seoul, Bill Nye, Facebook Twitter, Colin Marshall, Maria Popova, 21st Century Los Angeles

CNN's Anderson Cooper and Dr. Sanjay Gupta examine...

CNN's Anderson Cooper and Dr. Sanjay Gupta examine the lessons America learned in the wake of a sobering 3 million cases of the deadly coronavirus. CDC Director Dr. Robert Redfield addresses what these insights mean as the nation looks to reopen its schools in the fall.
Tags: Health, Cdc, America, Cnn, Anderson Cooper, Sanjay Gupta, Robert Redfield

Penn Jillette: The year that shattered America's illusions

In this Big Think Live session, magician, author, and cultural critic Penn Jillette will discuss the giant upheavals of 2020 through the lens of what he knows best: illusions. Which social, personal, and governmental illusions have been shattered this year, and how (and what) should we rebuild? Jillette, one half the world's most famous magic duo with Teller, will also give tips on how to foster long-term business partnerships and sustain creativity, and how he maintains a clear, rational mind i...
Tags: Psychology, Politics, Learning, Religion, Race, America, Mindfulness, Brain, United States, Innovation, Protests, Atheism, Mind, Humanity, Personal Growth, Penn Jillette

LIVE TOMORROW| Penn Jillette: The year that shattered America's illusions

Add event to your calendar The year 2020 will go down in history as one that shook our inner and outer worlds. In this Big Think Live session, magician, author, and cultural critic Penn Jillette will discuss the giant upheavals of 2020 through the lens of what he knows best: illusions. Which social, personal, and governmental illusions have been shattered this year, and how (and what) should we rebuild? Jillette, one half the world's most famous magic duo with Teller, will also give ...
Tags: Psychology, Politics, Learning, Religion, Race, America, Mindfulness, Brain, United States, Innovation, Protests, Atheism, Mind, Humanity, Personal Growth, Penn Jillette

Is mask-shaming effective?

NYU associate professor Jennifer Jacquet writes that effective shaming can be a powerful tool for social change. Tess Wilkinson-Ryan, law and psychology professor at the University of Penn, believes shame is useless in the case of the pandemic. The politicization of the coronavirus takes our attention away from the failure of the administration. I can expect anywhere between two and five Karen tweets to come across my social media feed every day. Recently, there was the $40,000 Rolex-wearing C...
Tags: Psychology, Florida, Politics, America, Karen, Public Health, Innovation, Nevada, Costco, Joe, Social Change, Nyu, Derek, Twitter Facebook, Dunbar, North Hollywood

Trump threatens to cut federal aid if schools don’t reopen

By COLLIN BINKLEY President Donald Trump on Wednesday threatened to withhold federal funding if America’s schools don’t reopen in the fall despite the coronavirus, and he lashed out at federal health officials over reopening guidelines that he complained are impractical and expensive. As Trump increased his pressure on state and local officials, New York City announced that most of its students would return to classrooms only two or three days a week and would learn online in between. “Most scho...
Tags: Health, Twitter, New York, News, Education, Congress, Cdc, Washington, Stanford, White House, Virginia, New York City, Uncategorized, America, Sport, Soccer

Primary care is dying: Why that should scare every large employer

Primary care is on life support. COVID-19’s toll on American health care extends beyond the hospitals and medical workers besieged by infection. An equally insidious but less-visible crisis is engulfing primary care, the long-neglected foundation of our health care system. Given the role of America’s largest corporations in providing health care benefits, the C-suite should […] Find jobs at Careers by Search thousands of physician, PA, NP, and CRNA jobs now. Learn more.
Tags: Health, America, Policy, Primary Care, PA NP, Public Health & Policy, CRNA

The Latest: After lockdown, cases up in Australian state

MELBOURNE, Australia — The hard-hit Australian state of Victoria has recorded 74 new coronavirus cases after announcing a record 108 new infections on Saturday.The Saturday increase resulted in state Premier Daniel Andrews announcing a lockdown of nine inner-city public housing blocks containing 3,000 people, where 27 cases have been detected.Police are guarding every entrance of the housing estates and residents are not allowed to leave their homes for any reason.Andrews said the residents will...
Tags: Health, South Korea, Hong Kong, Florida, Texas, News, Montana, China, Berlin, Americas, Disney, US, America, Ap, Beijing, Gop

Donald Trump claims 99% of coronavirus cases are 'totally harmless' as US infections surge

Donald Trump has claimed 99% of coronavirus cases are "totally harmless" after a surge of infections in the US. In a speech at the White House on America's Independence Day, the US president insisted his strategy to tackle COVID-19 was "moving along well" despite some states reporting record increases in cases. Mr Trump said the US is producing gowns, masks and surgical equipment which used to be "almost exclusively made in foreign lands, in particular China where ironically this virus ...
Tags: Health, News, White House, China, US, America, Donald Trump, Trump

A 24-year-old Covid-19 survivor is celebrating a different kind of independence this July 4th

On Saturday, as people across the country celebrate America's independence, Shakell Avery will celebrate a different kind of freedom.
Tags: Health, America, Shakell Avery

Military vets and fireworks: It's a complicated relationship

While the Fourth of July can be likened to one of America's biggest street parties — at least in pre-pandemic times — our celebration of the sacrifices made by our nation's warriors can cause intensely painful trauma reactions for some who fight our wars.
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Why is coronavirus still surging in the US? – video explainer

The US recorded a new all-time daily high of 52,000 new Covid-19 cases on 1 July, according to Johns Hopkins University figures, as Donald Trump repeated his belief the virus would ‘just disappear’.America has now had more than 2.7 million confirmed cases - more than double that of Brazil, the second most-affected country. Dr Anthony Fauci, the US’s top infectious disease expert, has said the country is ‘going in the wrong direction’, infections could more than double and the subsequent death to...
Tags: Health, US, America, US news, US politics, Infectious Diseases, Brazil, Donald Trump, Anthony Fauci, Trump, Johns Hopkins University, Ed Pilkington, Coronavirus outbreak

Minneapolis-based VC shop Bread & Butter focuses on its own backyard

While many investors say sheltering in place has broadened their appetite for funding companies located outside major hubs, one firm is doubling down on backing startups in America’s heartland. Launched in 2016 by Brett Bohl, The Syndicate Fund rebranded to Bread & Butter Ventures earlier this month (a reference to one of Minnesota’s many nicknames). Along with the rebrand, longtime Google executive and Revolution partner Mary Grove joined the team as a general partner and Stephanie Rich came ab...
Tags: Health, Google, Food, Startups, TC, Enterprise, Minnesota, Minneapolis, America, Tech, Venture Capital, Revolution, Agtech, Mary Grove, Market Analysis, Bohl

What is child care like in America right now?

Caring for children during Covid-19 has meant wrenching choices for many, but some parents hardly saw a choice at all. As infection rates rise in America, some parents are realizing that adapting to the coronavirus will mean staying nimble for months to come.
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"Sen. Rand Paul doesn’t much care what Anthony Fauci has to say. The Kentucky Republican gets his public health advice from Friedrich Hayek."

"Hayek, the Austrian-born economist and libertarian hero, died in 1992. But Paul, an ophthalmologist before he took up politics, still takes medical guidance from the 20th-century philosopher. 'Hayek had it right!' Paul proclaimed at Tuesday’s Senate health committee hearing on the coronavirus pandemic. 'Only decentralized power and decision-making based on millions of individualized situations can arrive at what risks and behaviors each individual should choose.' Paul focused his wrath on Fauci...
Tags: Psychology, Europe, Law, Kentucky, Senate, America, Optimism, Rand Paul, Anthony Fauci, Politics And Science, PAUL, Hayek, Fauci, Milbank, Dana Milbank, Friedrich Hayek

Pediatrics Group: Academic, Mental And Physical Benefits Of In-Person School Outweigh Coronavirus Risks

(CNN) — As states grapple with how to safely start the upcoming school year, the American Academy of Pediatrics is pushing for students to be physically present in classrooms rather than continue in remote learning for the sake of their well-being. The group, which represents and guides pediatricians across the country, updated its back-to-school recommendations to say evidence shows the academic, mental and physical benefits of in-person learning outweigh the risks from the coronavirus. “The AA...
Tags: Health, Education, Virginia, US, California News, America, Cnn, Connecticut, Anthony Fauci, Rhode Island, South, Department Of Education, Fauci, AAP, Academy of Pediatrics, Pediatrics Group

Antidepressants linked to increased suicide and self-harm in teens

Australian researchers note a link between rising antidepressant usage and rising suicide rates in youth. Their research pushes back on psychiatry talking points that SSRIs decrease suicide risk. The top method for self-harm and suicide in younger age groups is overdosing antidepressants. In 1947, Dr Howard Rusk published an article in the NY Times. The doctor is advocating for better public education on issues of mental health. Considered to be the founder of rehabilitation medicine, Rusk was...
Tags: Psychology, Australia, Youth, US, America, Mental Health, Depression, Psychiatry, Medical Research, Innovation, New South Wales, Adelaide, Fda, OECD, Perth, Derek

How $20 billion health care behemoth Blue Shield of California sees startups

In the two years since Jeff Semenchuk took the reins in the newly created position of chief innovation officer for Blue Shield of California, the nonprofit health insurer with $20 billion in revenues has stepped up its investments in startup companies. As one of California’s largest insurance providers with more than four million members, Blue Shield plays an outsized role in technology adoption among physicians, hospital networks and patients. With that in mind, and with the acceleration of ent...
Tags: Health, Startups, TC, California, America, Tech, Fundraising, Healthcare, Venture Capital, Health Insurance, Blue Shield, Healthtech, Yaro, Blue Shield of California, Extra Crunch, Semenchuk

What’s to blame for the obesity epidemic? [PODCAST]

“Obesity is a topic that literally hits home for me.  For the past two years, the website WalletHub has voted the McAllen-Edinburg-Mission TX metroplex as the ‘fattest city in America.’  As a health care provider, this is deeply disturbing because it puts my community at high risk for a wide variety of health problems, including but […] Find jobs at Careers by Search thousands of physician, PA, NP, and CRNA jobs now. Learn more.
Tags: Health, Podcast, Obesity, America, WalletHub, Gastroenterology, PA NP, CRNA, McAllen Edinburg Mission TX

A CDC study shows a third of America has reported ...

A CDC study shows a third of America has reported experiencing signs of anxiety and depression during the coronavirus pandemic. CNN's Sanjay Gupta reports.
Tags: Health, Cdc, America, Cnn, Sanjay Gupta

"Now, in America, there's quite, I'll say, narrow-minded thinking. Black people, white people — we are same... human, brother, sisters..."

"We should emphasize oneness — sameness — emphasize that. All these strong feelings of differences, that's shortsighted — narrow-minded."Said the Dalai Lama, rejecting what he called "old thinking," quoted at "The Dalai Lama on the coronavirus, Donald Trump, and 'old thinking' in America" (NBC). [Author: [email protected] (Ann Althouse)]
Tags: Psychology, Law, America, Dalai Lama, Donald Trump, Race Consciousness, Ann Althouse, Diversity Politics, Said the Dalai Lama

Unpacking the nCino and GoHealth IPO filings

It’s IPO season in the United States, despite market volatility in recent months and historical blockers like an impending election. Given the public market’s return to form since March lows — paticularly the outperformance of the Nasdaq index and other tech shares — some venture-backed companies are trying to get out while the new offerings are welcome. The Exchange is a daily look at startups and the private markets for Extra Crunch subscribers; use code EXCHANGE to get full access and take 2...
Tags: Travel, Health, TC, New York, America, IPOs, United States, SaaS, Silicon Valley, North Carolina, Illinois, Nasdaq, Crunchbase, Wilmington North Carolina, Vroom, Wellington Management

2 Republicans opposed by Trump win in North Carolina, Kentucky

By CHRISTINA A. CASSIDY, PIPER HUDSPETH BLACKBURN and ALAN FRAM LOUISVILLE, Ky.  — Voters rebuffed President Donald Trump and nominated two Republicans he opposed to House seats from North Carolina and Kentucky on Tuesday. Calls in higher-profile races in Kentucky and New York faced days of delay as swamped officials count mountains of mail-in ballots. In western North Carolina, GOP voters picked 24-year-old investor Madison Cawthorn, who uses a wheelchair following an accident, over Trump-backe...
Tags: Health, Politics, New York, News, Minneapolis, Congress, Navy, Washington, Kentucky, Senate, Virginia, New York City, Uncategorized, America, Atlanta, Georgia

Proactive care is the linchpin for saving America’s health care system

Even before the pandemic, the U.S. health care system needed a significant overhaul. For too long, we have operated in a reactive mode, prioritizing treating illness over ensuring health and wellness. In the post-COVID-19 era, stakes are even higher. Our health care system faces an unprecedented demand surge from millions who put their own care […] Find jobs at Careers by Search thousands of physician, PA, NP, and CRNA jobs now. Learn more.
Tags: Health, America, Policy, PA NP, Public Health & Policy, CRNA

‘Just make it home’: The unwritten rules blacks learn to navigate racism in America

Speak in short sentences. Be clear. Direct but not rude. Stay calm, even if you're shaking inside. Never put your hands in your pockets. Make sure people can always see your hands. Try not to hunch your shoulders. Listen to their directions.
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America is having a moment ... will you be part of it?

In his new podcast on how to oppose racism, CNN anchor Don Lemon talks about how to do more than oppose racism, but how to become actively antiracist. It's time to learn (and unlearn) what we know about racism.
Tags: Health, America, Cnn, Don Lemon

Supreme Court Denies Certiorari to 10 Second Amendment Cases

Opinion U.S. Supreme Court Image NRA-ILA Arizona -( In an unexpected move, the Supreme Court has voted to deny certiorari (refuse to hear) ten Second Amendment cases which have been held at the court, some of which have been waiting for years. Much speculation has been written about the cases, with the expectation the Supreme Court would hear at least one of them in order to clarify splits that have occurred in the circuit courts on the issues of carrying firearms outside the h...
Tags: Health, Guns, Supreme Court, California, Court, US, America, Department Of Defense, Chicago, United States, Arizona, Rhode Island, Rogers, Second Amendment, Wilson, Fed

WNBA plans to play 2020 season in Florida starting late July

By DOUG FEINBERG NEW YORK (AP) — The WNBA on Monday announced plans to play a reduced season, with a 22-game schedule that would begin in late July without fans in attendance because of the coronavirus pandemic. The league is still finalizing a partnership with IMG Academy in Florida to play all the games at the facility in Bradenton or other nearby locations. Players and team officials for the league’s 12 teams would be housed at IMG and hold training camps there. “There’s a lot to do between n...
Tags: Health, Business, Florida, New York, Sports, America, Sport, Ap, Soccer, Jackson, WNBA, Sparks, Cal, IMG, Tampa St Petersburg, BRADENTON

A physician awakens to racism in America

Until recently, I didn’t really understand the meaning behind the Black Lives Matter movement.  I was one of those people who felt, “of course black lives matter, all lives matter.”  I mean, that’s exactly why I became a doctor in the first place.  To help people. All people.  I would venture to say that with my rose-colored glasses and […] Find jobs at Careers by Search thousands of physician, PA, NP, and CRNA jobs now. Learn more.
Tags: Health, America, Policy, PA NP, Public Health & Policy, CRNA

Do antidepressants create more mental illness than they cure?

Many antidepressants show no better efficacy than placebo or talk therapy in long-term usage. Proselytizing pharmaceutical interventions has been part of a concerted effort since the 1970s. Journalist Robert Whitaker discusses the impact of pathologizing children, moral therapy, and more. Doctors wrote a record number of prescriptions for Zoloft in March, causing the FDA to add this SSRI to its drug shortage list. Zoloft prescriptions then dropped in April—4.5 million, down from 4.9 million—ye...
Tags: Psychology, Nigeria, US, America, Mental Health, Depression, Anxiety, Harvard, Innovation, World Health Organization, Fda, Psychotherapy, Robert, Derek, Boston Globe, American Medical Association

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