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  • A sweet story with a T&F angle (of sorts) -- https://www.houstonchronicle.com/lif...9-15331611.php

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    • Headline: What social isolation may be doing to our brains
      Richard A. Friedman is a professor of clinical psychiatry at Weill Cornell Medical College.

      Now that the country is slowly emerging from lockdown, we might consider what effect this vast experiment in social isolation has had on not just how we feel but also how we think.

      Many of my friends and patients have been telling me they feel mentally duller and unfocused β€” even those who are still busy working and, in some cases, exercising even more than usual.
      https://www.washingtonpost.com/opini...ng-our-brains/ May be behind WaPo paywall.

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      • Originally posted by tandfman View Post
        Headline: What social isolation may be doing to our brains.
        . . . wait . . . what . . . ?


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        • Another headline:Distance May Protect Us From COVID-19. But I Worry About Another Kind of Crisis

          The subject of this article is depression. https://time.com/5851867/coronavirus-mental-health/

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          • Originally posted by gh View Post
            meanwhile in Britain.....

            Boris Johnson announces single adult households will be allowed to form 'support bubbles'

            Elderly people living alone will be able to form a bubble with the household of an adult son or daughter, allowing them to visit and even hug their grandchildren.


            https://www.standard.co.uk/news/poli...-a4465431.html
            William and Kate ain't having any of that - sorry Charlie

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            • Originally posted by Tuariki View Post

              William and Kate ain't having any of that - sorry Charlie
              Had a Zoom visit with Daughter (Sacramento) and Grand son (Washington). Does that count?

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              • meanwhile in the workplace....

                A four-day work week might be exactly what the U.S. β€” and its economy β€” needs right now
                β€œThe pandemic has created a moment for businesses to take stock and consider more radical reconstructions of the workplace," experts say.


                https://www.nbcnews.com/business/bus...yU22EB8zBG0JBk

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                • Good idea....

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                  • For the last 20 years of my career I worked in an office environment where I worked four-day weeks, ten hours a day, with at least one telecommute day a week. Highly recommended, these days with mostly telecommute days! The only folks who ever had a problem with my schedule (and those of my coworkers) were the occasional paranoid management-types who didn't trust their workforce because they knew that if they were working from home they'd be f'n off, so thought we would too.




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                    • Three docs weigh in on the risks of various activities that have re-opened in different areas: https://www.aarp.org/health/healthy-...fety-tips.html

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                      • Had to buy my mother a refrigerator, all the major big box stores were out of supply within a 30 mile radius, and I was told that this was the case all over the country. Finally found a big box retailer that had an "open box" refrigerator and it was exactly the size and style she liked.

                        Friends, when a 76 year old woman has her refrigerator stall in June you learn quickly that the most essential workers are the guys making and repairing refrigerators, and the only guys more essential are the guys making and repairing air conditioning and HVAC units.
                        Last edited by user4; 06-17-2020, 05:05 PM.

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                        • Went to see a Physical Therapist for my aching neck. He wore a mask. He was from Hong Kong. I'm hard of hearing. I did not have my hearing aids in. Result: 1 hour of hearing someone say something about posture.....I think.

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                          • Originally posted by jeremyp View Post
                            Went to see a Physical Therapist for my aching neck. He wore a mask. He was from Hong Kong. I'm hard of hearing. I did not have my hearing aids in. Result: 1 hour of hearing someone say something about posture.....I think.
                            Soild forum gold!!!

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                            • On our Anniversary and Father's day went to our favorite Restaurant for pick up. Everybody going in and coming out was not wearing a mask. The drivers of the three cars outside waiting for pickup were!

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                              • Originally posted by jeremyp View Post
                                On our Anniversary and Father's day went to our favorite Restaurant for pick up. Everybody going in and coming out was not wearing a mask. The drivers of the three cars outside waiting for pickup were!
                                There are a few restaurants around here that adhere to the social distancing protocols, employees are all masked, and the clientele is masked, entering and leaving. We are supporting them. The ones that don't do that, we are studiously avoiding.

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