"When you toss manky lettuce or moldy berries, think about this: Globally, we waste more than a third of the food we produce. That's according to the Food and Agriculture Organization. To combat that, a group of Swedish graduate students in the Food Innovation and Product Design program at Lund University have come up with a way to use produce that is about to go to waste. It may help people who have limited access to food."
Check out how these students are working on societal issues around food deserts and low access to foods
"We've experienced a national awakening on the importance of mental health. Yet despite the growing awareness of the pressures across school, home and work – and a renewed focus on mental health as a critical piece of holistic health – our next generation, particularly those 10 to 24 years old, continues to struggle." Check out this link to keep reading on the mental health of young folks "post" COVID-19.
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Arkansas passed a restrictive bill prohibiting doctors from providing gender-affirming health care to transgender children on Monday, despite warnings from major medical groups that it would hurt the young community. The bill, which bans doctors from prescribing hormone therapies or puberty blockers to transgender kids, performing transition surgeries or referring them to other doctors, passed overwhelmingly in the Arkansas legislature by a vote of 28 to 7.
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"Across the country on Thursday, teachers grappled with how to talk to their students about the mob invasion of the Capitol building a day earlier by Trump supporters insisting the president had won an election that he actually lost."
Click here to read more on how educators processed the riot on the Capitol building.
The cognitive impact of feeling perpetually overwhelmed can range from mental slowness, forgetfulness, confusion, difficulty concentrating or thinking logically, to a racing mind or an impaired ability to problem solve. When we have too many demands on our thinking over an extended period of time, cognitive fatigue can also happen, making us more prone to distractions and our thinking less agile. Any of these effects, alone, can make us less effective and leave us feeling even more overwhelmed. If you are feeling constantly overwhelmed, in this article, Rebecca Zucker offers five strategies to try.
Herbs for immunity are powerful allies in building our immune systems. This is often our best defense against upper respiratory illnesses. Check out this article that looks at herbs that are known to be beneficial to the immune system, as well as herbs that can address specific symptoms such as coughs, fevers and more!
I wish I could give you definitive, surefire advice and methods to best cope with this situation and its effects, but I can’t. What I can offer you, however, are necessary reminders and affirmations that might make getting through this difficult time marginally easier. I hope these can be of some help to you.
Read more of Sherronda J. Browns affirmations here <3
As schools across the country resume, parents and educators are debating the relative merits of at-home and in-class learning. But what do the students themselves think? Our Student Reporting Labs program teamed up with Detroit Public Television for a series of video diaries to document this very unusual school year as it unfolds. Here are students’ perspectives, in their own words, check out the video below!
“The photo does not look good,” the district’s superintendent acknowledged in a letter to parents, but said wearing masks in school could not be mandated. Check out this story about "the widely circulated photo from North Paulding High School in Dallas, Ga., showing students crowded into a packed hallway on their first day back to classes since the coronavirus outbreak shuttered schools in the spring."