People who suspect they may have come into contact with the coronavirus are being advised to self-isolate (stay at home) for 14 days. For some people, the idea of self-isolation may seem like a dream come true. For others, the idea of being cut off from the outside world, alone or with only a few close family members, will fill them with dread – ask any parent who has had to entertain two small children at home on a wet afternoon. When people are stuck indoors for long period
Some of the HBR edit staff met virtually the other day — a screen full of faces in a scene becoming more common everywhere. We talked about the content we’re commissioning in this harrowing time of a pandemic and how we can help people. But we also talked about how we were feeling. One colleague mentioned that what she felt was grief. Heads nodded in all the panes. If we can name it, perhaps we can manage it. We turned to David Kessler for ideas on how to do that. Kessler is
While situations that can lead to stress are unavoidable, you can control how you react to these situations - and help to keep your body and mind healthy. Learn more about ways to keep stress in check with our video 6 Simple Ways To Destress Right Now.
If you follow social media for any length of time, you might feel like going to bed and pulling the covers over your head. Long-standing research shows that chronic TV watchers and news followers have elevated fears because everything they see starts to feel like it’s happening outside their front door. The coronavirus is here, and some news feeds seem to exaggerate fears. One major channel played ominous background music as the news reported restrictions: school closings, ba
Spring is usually a happy, hopeful season — think spring fever and spring break. But for some people, the season brings out the opposite feelings. Two likely culprits are seasonal allergies and reverse SAD. Seasonal Allergies: The Achoo! Effect Springtime pollen allergies may leave you both sneezy and grumpy. Several studies have now shown a link between allergies and depression. Researchers have also noted that the springtime pollen period seems to coincide with a spike in s
**AS OF MARCH 13TH @ 4:00 PM** BALTIMORE (WJZ) — Baltimore City Schools officials discussed what parents, students and staff should expect during the two-week closure of city public schools during a press conference Friday morning. Gov. Larry Hogan closed all public schools in the state from March 16 to March 27. Baltimore City Schools were previously scheduled to be closed Friday for staff professional development. All school activities including school day instruction, chil
Physical Benefits Perhaps most obviously, playgrounds are beneficial to a child’s physical health. With a playground, children can run, jump, climb, slide, and move in general, giving your child a healthy outlet for exercise. The slide allows your child to climb, strengthening their legs; the monkey bars allows them to exercise their shoulders and arms, and the jungle gym incorporates their full body into a workout. On top of all that, children run from one piece of equipment
We need to treat others with care during this time. There is no question that we are all grappling at this point in time. We are wondering how much to worry, how to avoid exposure, and how much to continue washing and sanitizing our already chafed hands. Some of us are trying to keep up with all of the latest news about the coronavirus spread while others are intentionally trying to limit exposure to media. Everywhere, however, people of all ages are talking about the coronav