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    1. CDC relaxes distance requirements in schools from 6 to 3 feet

      CDC relaxes distance requirements in schools from 6 to 3 feet

      The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on Friday relaxed physical distancing requirements for children in school, from 6 feet to 3 feet — a change aimed at allowing more students to be inside classrooms.

      The recommendations come with a few caveats. Masks remain mandatory, and teachers and other adult school staff must still adhere to the 6 feet guidelines.

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    2. How to Deal with Avoidant Personality in Romantic Relationships

      How to Deal with Avoidant Personality in Romantic Relationships

      If you try to create and sustain a romantic relationship with someone who has an avoidant personality, or the full-blown personality disorder known as Avoidant Personality Disorder, the experience can be extremely frustrating and unsatisfying unless certain conditions are met. Those conditions will be discussed later, but first, it's important to cite the symptoms of this challenging personality style. 

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    3. 15 Tips to Improve the Way People Think of You in the Office (According to a Psychologist)

      15 Tips to Improve the Way People Think of You in the Office (According to a Psychologist)

      In 1978, the expert Marilyn Loden coined the term " glass ceiling" to describe the unequal employment situation that makes it more difficult for women to climb the job market. Forty years later, the term is still in force in an environment in which even having women in managerial or senior management positions implies greater effort.

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    4. The pandemic is showing us which friendships are worth keeping

      The pandemic is showing us which friendships are worth keeping

      Before the pandemic, Sherilyn Carlton’s family was so accustomed to her friends popping by the house that her youngest child used to ask: “Mommy, who’s coming over today?”

      So Carlton, a 47-year-old corporate coach in Battle Ground, Wash., is the kind of person you might expect to have a tough time with social distancing. In the Before Times, Carlton would flit from a run with a friend to lunch or coffee with another pal; ferry her kids to and from basketball practice; and in the evening might host a writing group at her home.

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    5. Apple Reveals $100 Million Plan to Combat Racism

      Apple Reveals $100 Million Plan to Combat Racism

      has launched a new initiative to battle racism and push forward “racial equity” across the U.S. In a press release, the company revealed several new projects that will be part of its Racial Equity and Justice Initiative.

      The $100 million initiative aims to dismantle "systemic barriers" to opportunity and fighting injustices faced by communities of color.

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    6. Navigating the Intimacy Versus Isolation Development Stage

      Navigating the Intimacy Versus Isolation Development Stage

      According to Erikson’s Stages of Psychosocial Development, a theory developed by psychologist Erik Erikson in the 1950s, there are eight stages of psychosocial development: trust versus mistrust, autonomy versus shame and doubt, initiative versus guilt, industry versus inferiority, identity versus confusion, intimacy versus isolation, generativity versus stagnation and ego, and integrity versus despair. All eight stages reflect how social conflicts can impact growth and development, but intimacy versus isolation, the sixth stage, is a particularly rocky transit with far-reaching implications on our love life. It tends to occur between ages 19 and 40 as we form serious romantic relationships. And, as anyone who has tried online dating likely knows, developing intimacy in a relationship is no small task—and successfully doing so is key for both happiness and staving off effects of isolation.

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    7. State Rolls Out New COVID-19 Exposure Notification System | City of Mission Viejo

      State Rolls Out New COVID-19 Exposure Notification System | City of Mission Viejo

      California launched a voluntary smartphone tool designed to alert people if they have spent time near someone who tested positive for the coronavirus. 

      Announced earlier this week, the CA Notify app uses a new smartphone feature called “exposure notifications” that users opt-in to receive.

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    8. Kids may be resilient but are still dealing with stress and anxiety in the COVID era | SteamboatToday.com

      Kids may be resilient but are still dealing with stress and anxiety in the COVID era | SteamboatToday.com

      Kids are handling the strange new world of going to school during a pandemic well, said Lindsey Kohler, a licensed social worker and student family advocate for the Hayden School District.

      There’s some resistance to things like wearing masks, she said, but students are mostly going through the day-to-day routine without difficulty.

      On social distancing, Kohler said the school counselor did a great job explaining what it meant at the beginning of the year, especially for the youngest ages.

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    9. Report: More Orange County children facing hunger during pandemic

      Report: More Orange County children facing hunger during pandemic

      Though the lives of Orange County’s children are improving in many ways, the county’s youngest residents continue to struggle with obesity, poverty, housing and getting enough to eat — issues that COVID-19 appears to be worsening — according to newly released data.

      The annual Report on the Conditions of Children, presented to the Orange County Board of Supervisors and published on the Health Care Agency’s website on Tuesday, Nov. 3, tracks 10-year trends and recent data in four areas of children’s lives: Good Health, Economic Well-Being, Educational Achievement, and Safe Homes and Communities.

      This is the 26th annual report on the lives of youngsters, who make up nearly one-quarter of the county’s 3.2 million residents.

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    10. Beware Of Unofficial Ballot Boxes Popping Up Throughout The State

      Beware Of Unofficial Ballot Boxes Popping Up Throughout The State

      Voters who want to return their ballot at a drop box should only use official County drop boxes (visit ocvote.com for all locations throughout the County). Official ballot drop boxes are clearly recognizable, designed to meet state standards for security, and bear the official Orange County Elections logo and Orange County seal.

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    11. New Visitation Guideines Seek to Relieve Debilitating Loneliness, Safety Concerns Remain

      New Visitation Guideines Seek to Relieve Debilitating Loneliness, Safety Concerns Remain

      Some long-term care facilities are slowly reopening to allow visits from family members, recognizing that residents have been suffering both emotionally and physically after months of isolation. The facilities have been doing so according to guidelines released recently by the state, as well as by federal authorities. Still, it can be a precarious balancing act: Allowing more people in – especially when adequate testing is lacking – can mean introducing the virus.

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    12. Children spread coronavirus to family members following exposure at child care facilities, CDC says | Fox News

      Children spread coronavirus to family members following exposure at child care facilities, CDC says | Fox News

      Children transmit coronavirus to their family members following exposure at child care facilities, according to a Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) report released Friday.
      The study looked at data collected from contact tracing during outbreaks of COVID-19 infections in three Salt Lake City, Utah, child care facilities between April and July.
      “Twelve children acquired COVID-19 in child care facilities,' the CDC report stated in its findings.

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    13. Coronavirus Patients Twice As Likely To Have Eaten In Restaurants Before Getting Ill: CDC Study

      Coronavirus Patients Twice As Likely To Have Eaten In Restaurants Before Getting Ill: CDC Study

      The study, published by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) on Friday, looked at symptomatic cases from 11 healthcare facilities in the U.S. between July 1 and 29.

      The study's final sample of 314 eligible participants included 154 people who tested positive for coronavirus and 160 control participants.

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    14. With no good options for school in the fall, how can parents decide whether to stay home or go to class?

      With no good options for school in the fall, how can parents decide whether to stay home or go to class?

      I think we can agree there are no good solutions when it comes to returning American kids to school in the age of coronavirus. Reopening in places where the virus is surging is a health gamble, and counties that choose to open schools will need a dizzying array of new procedures and smaller class sizes to mitigate risk.

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    15. Love in the time of coronavirus: Couples share how they found matches in the middle of a pandemic - CNN

      Love in the time of coronavirus: Couples share how they found matches in the middle of a pandemic - CNN

      If you asked Alec Mahon one month ago whether he believed in love, he'd probably tell you he had 'given up.'

      When coronavirus first hit in March, the freelance production manager paid about $30 for a three-month premium subscription on the dating app Hinge -- and he figured he'd just keep swiping until that ended.

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    16. Education board in California's Orange County votes to reopen schools without requiring masks | TheHill

      Education board in California's Orange County votes to reopen schools without requiring masks | TheHill

      The county Board of Education in Orange County, Calif., on Monday voted to approve school reopening recommendations that do not require masks for students or social distancing in schools.

      In a 4-1 vote, the board approved recommendations that include frequent hand-washing, daily temperature checks and nightly disinfection of facilities and vehicles, but did not include mandatory masks for students,

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