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Why I Can’t Survive Without My Kindle

I try and stay away, but fail every time. It’s so easy to use, so lightweight and compact, so effortless. When I want something, I press a button and what I crave appears in seconds, like magic.

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After Sad Mother’s Day 2020, Vaccines Offer Sweet Reunions

When Leland Stein heads to his 93-year-old mother’s senior living facility for Mother’s Day, he’ll have flowers in hand, a bottle of bubbly and a year’s worth of hugs.

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Cohousing Communities Examine Shared Values, Relationships

Tensions were running high at PDX Commons, a cohousing community for adults 55 and older in Portland, Oregon. Several people wanted to keep visitors off-site until all 35 residents were vaccinated. Others wanted to open to family and friends for the first time in a year.

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Vaccination Side Effects: There’s No Need To Suffer To Benefit But Some Prefer It

If you think vaccination is an ordeal now, consider the 18th-century version. After having pus from a smallpox boil scratched into your arm, you would be subject to three weeks of fever, sweats, chills, bleeding and purging with dangerous medicines, accompanied by hymns, prayers and hell-fire sermons by dour preachers.

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Evaluating President Joe Biden’s First 100 Days in Office

In the first 100 days, new presidents try to turn campaign promises into quick legislative victories, defuse lingering crises, set themselves apart from their predecessor and set a leadership tone for the next four years, all while avoiding blunders that could destroy their momentum.

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Robin Hancock, a nature meditation guide, joined the team of 40 volunteer airport chaplains at Atlanta’s Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport to provide people with “a piece of calm in whatever storm is going on at that moment.” (Katja Ridderbusch)

Airports Step Up Mental Health Assistance As Passenger Anxiety Soars

Robin Hancock gently worked her steel tongue drum with a pair of mallets, producing a set of soothing, mystical tones. They blended with the soft sound of chirping birds and bubbling creeks pouring from a Bluetooth speaker.

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