The Last Victim Has Been Identified In The Florida Condo Collapse

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. — The final victim of the condo building collapse in Florida has been identified, authorities said Monday, more than a month after the middle-of-the-night catastrophe that ultimately claimed 98 lives. Estelle Hedaya, an outgoing 54-year-old with a love of travel, was the last victim identified, ending what her relatives described as a… Continue reading The Last Victim Has Been Identified In The Florida Condo Collapse

You Adopted A Pandemic Pet. Now You’re Going Back To The Office. What Next?

Melissa Alm’s dog Ivan howls as she leaves the front door and heads to work. Alm’s chihuahua-dachshund mix always had separation anxiety, but the pandemic made it worse. Staying at home all day with her dog while working remotely seemed fine at first. But Alm grew concerned when Ivan became more and more nervous whenever… Continue reading You Adopted A Pandemic Pet. Now You’re Going Back To The Office. What Next?

The Ripple Effects Of A Huge Drop In Cancer Screenings

At the height of the pandemic, routine cancer screenings declined by 90 percent. Screenings are resuming and doctors are diagnosing later-stage cancers — cancers that might have been caught earlier. NPR science correspondent Yuki Noguchi talks about whom this affects most, and about the ripple effects that missing cancer screening may have for years to… Continue reading The Ripple Effects Of A Huge Drop In Cancer Screenings

This 1983 Feminist Film Was Set In The Dystopian Future, So Basically Right Now

Jean Satterfield plays the revolutionary leader of an underground women’s army in the 1983 feminist classic Born in Flames.Argenis Apolinario/The Bronx Museum of the Arts“Lizzie Borden, the filmmaker, is not to be confused with the serial killer,” declares museum curator Jasmine Wahi, barely suppressing a laugh. To be clear: Lizzie Borden, the filmmaker, was born… Continue reading This 1983 Feminist Film Was Set In The Dystopian Future, So Basically Right Now

Get Ready For The Fireworks. How To Keep Your Pets Safe And Happy This 4th Of July

Fireworks, barbecues and activities with friends are all staples of the Fourth of July. But for pets and their owners, this holiday weekend may present some added stress. For some pets, especially dogs and cats with particularly noise-sensitive ears, the sound of fireworks can cause intense fear responses. Some pets will go to extremes to… Continue reading Get Ready For The Fireworks. How To Keep Your Pets Safe And Happy This 4th Of July

What’s Making Us Happy: A Guide For Your Weekend Watching, Listening And Reading

Netflix has a show called Sex/Life and the reason I am interested in it is that it is yet another example of Netflix’s strange positioning in the streaming wars. It’s sort of like if you took Fifty Shades of Grey but actually put sex in it, but then also overlaid a Lifetime movie on that.… Continue reading What’s Making Us Happy: A Guide For Your Weekend Watching, Listening And Reading

Yellow Crazy Ants, An Enemy To Seabirds, Have Been Wiped Out On A Remote Atoll

After more than a decade, the terrorizing reign of the yellow crazy ant is over on the Johnston Atoll National Wildlife Refuge, part of the Pacific Remote Islands Marine National Monument. The nonnative invasive insect had been threatening ground-nesting seabirds on the atoll since at least 2010, nearly wiping out the island’s red-tailed tropicbird colony… Continue reading Yellow Crazy Ants, An Enemy To Seabirds, Have Been Wiped Out On A Remote Atoll

IRS releases tool to let families opt out of advanced child tax credit

For families who want to opt out of receiving the advanced child tax credit payments that are set to start next month, the IRS now has a tool available to unenroll. The child tax credit payments, which were set up and expanded under the American Rescue Plan passed earlier this year, amount to $3,000 annually… Continue reading IRS releases tool to let families opt out of advanced child tax credit

There are 3 types of employees. Here’s the rarest one—and why psychologists say they outperform everyone else

The way you operate at work plays a crucial role in your career success. Much of that depends on how you interact (e.g., cooperate, collaborate and manage conflicts) with your colleagues, clients, bosses and people in your professional network. Social psychologists call this your reciprocation style. In his bestselling book, “Give and Take: A Revolutionary… Continue reading There are 3 types of employees. Here’s the rarest one—and why psychologists say they outperform everyone else