While under-compensated, the work of caregivers can be every bit as important to survival as the work of physicians. Science supports this claim. The buffering hypothesis shows how in stressful situations — like a health crisis — the knowledge that someone else is there to help saves us from feeling overwhelmed. Social support, defined as behaviors that communicate to an individual that she or he is valued and cared for by others, helps build self-esteem and reduces symptoms and pain. … [Read more...] about Does anyone care about professional caregivers?
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Editor’s note: The deadline for Californians to have a Real ID cards to board domestic flights is Oct. 1, and the state Department of Motor Vehicles is sure to be busy throughout the year. Freelance writer David Ferry and his wife recently went through the process and give the lowdown on what you need to know. … [Read more...] about How to get your Real ID without messing up. (Yes, you need it — and soon)
"The biggest problem right now is the shortage and rising cost of the paper bags that were supposed to be the inexpensive alternative to plastic for consumers who neglect to bring their own reusable bag," said Calvin. "Come Sunday, there will be some stores without paper bags. The only choices for a customer who forgot a cloth bag will be to buy a reusable bag on site, which might cost $1 or more, or carry out their purchases in their arms, which makes a convenience store an inconvenience store." … [Read more...] about Here’s what you need to know about the New York plastic bag ban
"Connecticut has already initiated an infrastructure improvement project to install a traffic control signal system, implement Positive Train Control and construct passing sidings at four locations along the line, with investments totaling approximately $90 million and various parts of this project due to be complete in December 2020 and mid-2021. But we need to do more to ensure that the state's investment is fully leveraged. We must have a commitment to finish the work started by the DOT. Upgrading existing rail equipment, acquiring new needed equipment, and expanding service to better help our residents get where they need to go must be part of the conversation and development to generate the economic development and job growth we all know our communities can support, " said Senator George Logan (R-17), co-chair of the Waterbury Rail Line Caucus. … [Read more...] about Waterbury Rail Line Needs Help, State Officials Say
“My office was recently approached by a federal whistleblower who’s deeply concerned about @HHSGov’s handling of the #coronavirusus. Members of this person’s team were deployed to assist Americans who were exposed to #COVID2019. They did so WITHOUT proper training & hazmat gear,” he said on Twitter. … [Read more...] about Did government missteps worsen California’s coronavirus danger? Here’s what we know