LIBOURNE, France (AP) — Jim, from Taiwan, slipped a face mask inside the greeting card he sent to Santa and marked “I (heart) u." Alina, 5, asked in her Santa letter written with an adult's help that he please use the front door when he drops in, because the back door is reserved for Grandma and Grandpa to minimize their risk of contamination. … [Read more...] about In Santa’s mailbag, a peek into children’s pandemic worries
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“Even with the sickness, I hope to see you, because I want to give you a hug and a kiss ... I would like a brother and a little sister. I have a fish and a frog" — Rosay. … [Read more...] about Excerpts of letters sent to Santa
Zoom and FaceTime calls have become a fixture at dinner tables to connect with family members who don't want to travel. Far fewer volunteers are helping at soup kitchens or community centers. A Utah health department has been delivering boxes of food to residents who are infected with the virus and can't go to the store. A New York nursing home is offering drive-up visits for families of residents struggling with celebrating the holiday alone. … [Read more...] about Empty Seats, Delivered Feasts as Virus Changes Thanksgiving
Justin Theroux -- who starred in the movie, "On the Basis of Sex," about Ginsburg's life -- shared several photos of him meeting Ginsburg, captioning his post: "I am heartbroken. I have no words for the hole that has just been blown through us.Thank you for your service Justice Ginsburg.We’ll miss you RBG.I love you Ruth. 🖤" … [Read more...] about Ruth Bader Ginsburg remembered by Hollywood: ‘Thank you for changing history’
One clue to understanding survival rates is in our DNA. According to Rothstein, anywhere from five to 10 percent of ALS cases are “familial,” meaning that a defective gene or genes get passed down through families. Other cases are considered “sporadic”—either a gene mutation that occurred in a patient with no family history, or an unknown cause. Genes may determine who gets ALS—and who survives the longest. … [Read more...] about How Did Stephen Hawking Survive ALS for Decades?