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    1. How to Keep Housebound Kids Busy During a Pandemic

      How to Keep Housebound Kids Busy During a Pandemic

      If you and the kids are staying home to avoid the coronavirus, the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) offers this advice to help you make the best of the situation.

      Make a plan. Talk to your children about daily structure, dealing with stress, and when you'll take breaks from remote work and schoolwork.

      Ask teachers about online and offline educational activities for your kids. School districts may be able to help connect low-income families to free Wi-Fi or devices.

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    2. Coronavirus: L.A. imposes more restrictions; death toll rises

      Mayor Eric Garcetti on Sunday said Los Angeles residents need to do a better job of following orders to practice social distancing, announcing the closure of city golf courses, group sports facilities and beach parking lots in Venice.

      The weekend was marked by growing alarm from public officials as many people, rather than staying close to home, packed beaches, parks, and hiking and bike trails.

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    3. An expert guide to social distancing – and what to do if friends and family aren't onboard | US news | The Guardian

      An expert guide to social distancing – and what to do if friends and family aren't onboard | US news | The Guardian

      Officials around the world say that “social distancing” is the key to slowing the spread of coronavirus. But does that mean you can have friends over, and what do you do if you live with someone who’s throwing caution to the wind? We asked three experts for their thoughts.

      What are the safest ways to socialize right now?
      Dr Thomas Chin-Chia Tsai: “Avoid situations where there are crowds. That doesn’t mean that people have to go into self-isolation, unless they have actual symptoms and need to self-quarantine. It’s OK to go for a walk outside. You can still get takeout from restaurants. If you’re asymptomatic, you can still maintain your family relationships as you otherwise would – just avoid larger groups. It’s still just about decreasing the frequency of interactions.”

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    4. Dollar General stores, others set specific hours for older shoppers for their protection | Fox News

      Dollar General stores, others set specific hours for older shoppers for their protection | Fox News

      'Dollar General is strongly encouraging that the first hour of operations each day be dedicated solely for the shopping needs of senior customers, who are one of the groups most vulnerable to the COVID-19 coronavirus,' a company statement said. 'General wants to provide these at-risk customers with the ability to purchase the items they need and want at the beginning of each day to avoid busier and more crowded shopping periods.'

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    5. Facing a wave of sex-abuse claims, Boy Scouts of America files for bankruptcy

      Facing a wave of sex-abuse claims, Boy Scouts of America files for bankruptcy

      The Boy Scouts of America, an iconic presence in the nation’s experience for more than a century, filed for bankruptcy protection early Tuesday, succumbing to financial pressures that included a surge in legal costs over its handling of sexual abuse allegations. Founded in 1910, the Boy Scouts have long maintained internal files at their headquarters in Texas detailing decades of allegations involving nearly 8,000 “perpetrators,” according to an expert hired by the organization.

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    6. Boy Scouts Of America Files For Bankruptcy Amid Hundreds Of Sex Abuse Lawsuits

      Boy Scouts Of America Files For Bankruptcy Amid Hundreds Of Sex Abuse Lawsuits

      February 18, 2020 Boy Scouts Of America Files For Bankruptcy Amid Hundreds Of Sex Abuse Lawsuits 'The Boy Scouts have fallen under their own weight of these abuse allegations,' said an attorney. Aaron Homer 'The Boy Scouts have fallen under their own weight of these abuse allegations,' said an attorney.

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    7. Why is making friends as an adult so hard? |

      Why is making friends as an adult so hard? |

      Making friends as an adult may seem harder than it used to be, but why? The honest answer: we can be set in our ways. We have our established friends and routines, so it can be hard to deviate from what we already know to meet new people. We may also start to find ourselves in different phases of life from those around us.

      Regardless of where we are in life, it can feel intimidating to be vulnerable and put ourselves out there. If you’re struggling to cultivate new adult friendships here on campus, you’re not alone. Here are some tips for making (and keeping) friends as an adult.

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    8. Extroverts vs introverts and their relationships with others

      Extroverts vs introverts and their relationships with others

      The world is made up of billions of people, each different from the next, built up of two alternative personality types, the introvert, and extrovert. The standard introverted personality type tends to gain energy from oneself while the extroverted personality gains their energy from others. With different tendencies and contrasting views on the world, the relationships between these two alternate versions of people differ to a great extent.

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    9. 8 Key Lessons To Learn From A Failing Marriage

      8 Key Lessons To Learn From A Failing Marriage

      There are many signs that a relationship is on its way out, people just don’t catch them fast enough to save their marriages. This is bad news since research reveals what everyone who has been through a divorce already knows – divorce triggers psychological distress and a decline in life satisfaction.

      What are the signs that your relationship is unhappy? What can you do about a failed marriage? Is there anything you can learn from it? You will learn all of these in this article.

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    10. Love, Dating, Marriage are financial events too…

      Love, Dating, Marriage are financial events too…

      When a couple is dating, expenses go up. It becomes more difficult to keep within a strict budget when you have to spend to buy gifts for a girlfriend and eat out in expensive restaurants. Needless to focus on how expensive weddings/marriages can often be. But do you know that getting married also confers significant tax benefits on a couple? In the US for instance, the Internal Revenue Service allows couples filing taxes to claim a larger tax exemption.

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    11. ‘Soulmates do not exist’: the surprising rise of wedding therapy

      ‘Soulmates do not exist’: the surprising rise of wedding therapy

      When Thomas and Jenny approached a couples therapist before their wedding, they weren’t expecting it to become a long-term commitment. “Initially we decided to see a counsellor due to some trust issues in our relationship,” he says. “We found premarital therapy incredibly helpful, because it gave us a safe space to communicate with each other without fear of repercussion. It became an important part of the relationship – even when things were going well.”

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    12. Suicide rates in Orange County are on the rise

      Suicide rates in Orange County are on the rise

      The suicide rate in Orange County has dramatically increased during the 21st century. Between 2014 and 2018, approximately 330 suicides per year were recorded by the Orange County Health Agency (HCA), amounting to 1,648 suicides in the five year period.

      Suicide is one of the leading causes of death in America. Since 1999, rates of suicides have increased in all ethnic backgrounds, races, and genders. In response, the Center for Disease Control and Prevention advised local governments to continue with the identification and support for people who are in danger.

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    13. Forgive (and Maybe Forget) for a Healthier Life

      Forgive (and Maybe Forget) for a Healthier Life

      Forgiveness is called "the F word" by some therapists.

      That’s because many people look on forgiveness as an imposition or a burden -- a necessity they feel pressured to do.

      While forgiving isn't easy for many, it is a skill that can be learned. Misconceptions abound about what it means to forgive and forgiving has more to do with the forgiver than the forgiven.

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    14. One in Four People Have a Fake Social Media Profile Somewhere

      One in Four People Have a Fake Social Media Profile Somewhere

      Besides bogus social media profiles, a recent survey also found that many people admit to lying on housing applications, resumes and dating profiles.

      Can you really trust anyone? Background checks aren't quite the norm yet even in all forms of business, but they're getting there. And based on how much people admit they'll lie to get a residence, a job, or a date, maybe that's a good thing.

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    15. Social Media plan: 3 Big Challenges + Templates to Solve Them

      Social Media plan: 3 Big Challenges + Templates to Solve Them

      If you’re responsible for managing a day-to-day social media plan, you know how hard it can be to juggle everything. Chances are at some point you’ve found yourself in this scenario:

      You’ve built a strategy you’re so proud of, it can’t fail. You’ve found the perfect publishing tool and have all your posts scheduled for just the right time. Your community management is on point and engagement is through the roof. You’re tracking every metric and measuring the success of your strategy.

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    16. 10 Ways to Strengthen Father and Son Relationships

      10 Ways to Strengthen Father and Son Relationships

      The father-son relationship can be complex. Fathers and sons with widely different interests can find it hard to relate to one another. Sometimes dads and sons feel competitive against one another. Sometimes their male tendencies to not communicate feelings are compounded as both want a better father-son relationship but neither one quite knows how to go about it.

      As I have watched my own relationships with my sons, thought about my relationship with my own father, and observed many fathers and sons interact with one another over the years, I have identified some key elements to creating and building a strong father-son relationship.

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    17. 10 Signs of a Healthy Relationship

      10 Signs of a Healthy Relationship

      Healthy relationships are ones that bring out the best in you. Even though no relationship is perfect, healthy relationships make you feel good almost all of the time and generally bring you up and not down. Here are some characteristics and behaviors of a healthy relationship. Keep in mind that with all of these behaviors, there’s a threshold for when it becomes unhealthy. For instance, loyalty is great, but at a certain point it can be unhealthy if you are being loyal to a partner who continuously disrespects you. At the end of the day, the below characteristics in a healthy relationship make you feel confident and supported.

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