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Here’s How to Better Maintain Your Health During the Time of COVID
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Here’s How to Better Maintain Your Health During the Time of COVID

Are you trying to better maintain your health? It's a lofty -- but great -- goal to have. Better maintaining your health in the present ensures that your vitality is bolstered in the future. There are countless ways to maintain your health, but it's important to start in this year, in particular. After all, the global pandemic has resulted in many people staying at home to protect their health. While we might be safe from the virus, however, many people have had their health impacted in other ways. Health problems during COVID-19 There are a few common health issues that have cropped up as a side effect of social distancing because of COVID-19. Most people are being encouraged to stay in their homes, limit their social interactions, and work from home if possible. This is essenti...
How to Make the Best of Long Term Marriage Breakup
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How to Make the Best of Long Term Marriage Breakup

Marriage, for many people, becomes the joy of their lives and gives it the ultimate meaning. To find a partner to love and hold, cherish through good times and bad, all while sharing your hopes and fears can be a transcendental experience unlike any other. Whether you're with your "soul mate" or perfect compatible partner, marriage ranks up near the top of "to do" lists in most people's overall lives. The vast majority of couples take vows that include "till death do us part," so ending a long marriage is not usually in the cards. Otherwise, why would anyone get married? Unfortunately, approximately 40-50% of marriages also end in divorce, meaning that for many people splitting up is just as common as getting hitched. Divorce has not always been legal around the world and, therefore, h...
Information About Local Businesses and When You Can Expect Things to Return to Normal
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Information About Local Businesses and When You Can Expect Things to Return to Normal

There are over 30.2 million small local businesses in the US, and COVID 19 has caused many of them to be shuttered. The same question is on everyone’s mind “when will things get back to normal?” More information about local businesses has been researched in the last two months than any other time. Consumers are searching for information about local businesses hoping to find the services that they need and what the plan is moving forward. Unfortunately, for many businesses, reopening may take a while, but for other businesses, it has been business as usual. What Information About Local Businesses Are You Looking For? Whether you are a happy camper or an unhappy camper when you are looking for information about local businesses really depends on which type of business you are inqui...
Arizona Neighborhood Being Specifically Designed For People With Disabilities
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Arizona Neighborhood Being Specifically Designed For People With Disabilities

In the world, some 10% of the global population are living with disabilities. That's approximately 650 million people. What people not living with disabilities take for granted is the relative ease of everyday life. For people with disabilities, many of these tasks take much more effort and support is lacking. One in every 700 babies is born with Down syndrome, about 6,000 children every year. Early life with this genetic condition is difficult, but growing older and becoming independent adults can be especially daunting. Parents of children with special needs continue to have concerns as their children get older and begin to seek more independence. In answer to this, a real estate developer in Arizona has planned to build the first ever entire neighborhood designed for adult residen...
What Happens to Frozen Embryos Following Divorce: Arizona’s New Law
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What Happens to Frozen Embryos Following Divorce: Arizona’s New Law

Many couples across the United States have chosen to store their frozen embryos in fertility clinics as a result of in vitro fertilization. IVF is a very popular choice for many, as about 85% to 90% of infertility cases are treated with drug therapy or surgical procedures. But, what happens to those frozen embryos if the couple ends up getting divorced? The State of Arizona has come up with a solution. According to Buzzfeed, Arizona is the first state to pass a law that would give the embryo to the divorced person who wants to develop it to birth. Researchers say marriages only have about a 50% chance of lasting, which means a solution was much needed. Unfortunately, not everyone feels the same. Gary Marchant, a law professor at Arizona State University, spoke with Buzzfeed about how th...
Arizona Arts Programs Threatened By Trump’s Proposed Budget Cuts
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Arizona Arts Programs Threatened By Trump’s Proposed Budget Cuts

In 2011, a University of London study discovered that when subjects looked at a beautiful painting, blood flow to the "joy response" portion of the brain increased by 10%. When you experience art that touches you in some way -- be it sculpture, dance, theater, music, or any other kind -- the brain reacts as if you're looking at a loved one. But if Trump's proposed cuts to arts funding go through, that elation may be much harder to come by in Arizona. In the budget blueprint that was released on March 16, Trump outlined his plans for cuts to federal funding. The blueprint eliminates the National Endowment for the Arts, the National Endowment for the Humanities, the Institute of Museum and Library Services, and the Corporation for Public Broadcasting. This means that arts, culture, and ev...
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Atlanta Colleges are Fighting the Pasty White Complexion of Silicon Valley

The STEM fields -- science, technology, engineering, and math -- are now at the heart of the American economy, yet Black Americans only make up 2% of the technology workforce. But in 2015, the lack of diversity in the STEM fields has become a headline issue, with the #ILookLikeanEngineer hashtag becoming a major trending topic on Twitter. Even though Silicon Valley STEM workers remain mostly white and mostly male, two historically Black Atlanta colleges are shaking things up for the better. Clark Atlanta University's new president, Ronald Johnson, recently completed his first 100 days on the job, and he says he's already making the STEM fields a priority. "Our faculty has taken the giant step in reviewing the curriculum and refocusing it on a set of competencies [that students] ne...
Major Storm Rips Through Phoenix Leaving Thousands Without Power
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Major Storm Rips Through Phoenix Leaving Thousands Without Power

The city of Phoenix is still in recovery mode after a massive storm decimated the surrounding area last Tuesday, leaving tens of thousands without power for more than a day. According to the Seattle Post-Intelligencer, a severe monsoon swept through central Phoenix, Tempe, and Scottsdale just after sundown on Sept. 1. Winds of up to 65 MPH were recorded while flooding reached a whopping one-and-a-half inches, making travel almost impossible. The Arizona Public Service Co., which provides power to a majority of those affected, said in a statement that it first focused on clearing downed lines and restoring service to essential facilities such as schools and hospitals. Despite the power company's efforts, several schools were closed the day after the storm. Even a local foodbank, St. Mary...
Arizona State Parks Make Camping Easy With New Classes
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Arizona State Parks Make Camping Easy With New Classes

Americans love going camping, and even spent a total of 516.6 million days doing so back in 2013. However, not everyone knows how to go camping, or even has the equipment to do so. Camping isn't much fun if you can't properly pitch a tent, build a fire, or cook outdoors. Luckily, the Arizona Family Campout program can help. Arizona State Parks' new program introduces families who have no -- or next to no -- experience camping with the great outdoors. It's so basic, a tent isn't even needed. For just $70, trained coordinators from Arizona State Parks will teach a family of four campers (an additional five dollars per person for larger groups) how to set up a tent, build a fire, cook, shoot archery, mountain bike, hike, fish, and geocache. Everything is provided, too -- tents, sleeping m...
Tucson Hospitals Switching Electronic Health Records System as Nation Grows More Dissatisfied With Software
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Tucson Hospitals Switching Electronic Health Records System as Nation Grows More Dissatisfied With Software

Hospitals in Tucson are getting rid of their $115 million electronic health records system as clinicians across the nation grow more and more dissatisfied with electronic health record systems. The Arizona Daily Star reports that Banner Health announced two hospitals will not keep the Epic system, because the electronic health records system was one of the key reasons for struggle in 2014. Instead, Banner will transition both Banner-University Medical Center Tucson and Banner-University Medical Center South to a system called Cerner. The investment in Epic turned out to be so expensive that the University of Arizona Health Network -- which Banner acquired in March -- experienced unprecedented operating losses in the 2014 fiscal year, including about $32 million in unbudgeted costs...