In Miss Juneteenth, a Mother’s Dream Deferred

In Miss Juneteenth, a Mother’s Dream Deferred

Among the many schadenfreude-themed reality TV shows popular in America in the late 2000s, beauty pageants, particularly those involving children with capped smiles and unhinged mothers, form their own genre. On shows like Toddlers and Tiaras, the entertainment factor came from the obviousness of the con played on the moms, who frequently spent more on…

News24.com | ‘The loss is just too much’

News24.com | ‘The loss is just too much’

Tshwane Metro Police officers during the memorial service of three police officers who were killed in an accident involving a suspected drunk driver. Phill Magakoe, Gallo Images Three officers died while providing backup after a vehicle driven by an alleged drunk driver was spotted driving recklessly in the Pretoria CBD.They will be buried in Limpopo…

Reading the Literature of Grief During a Pandemic

Reading the Literature of Grief During a Pandemic

In April, New York magazine’s Molly Young wrote that the ravages of the pandemic had fostered a taste for a milder kind of book. “Now is the time for books that go down like rice pudding,” she said. “Now is the time for sweet, easily digested, soul-swaddling tomes.” I have had the opposite impulse. During…

Hand sanitizers that meet CDC requirements

Hand sanitizers that meet CDC requirements

How long does it take for hand sanitizer to kill germs?Dendy Engelman, MD, a board-certified dermatologist and Mohs surgeon in New York, calls the wait time “a pretty quick process.” The CDC recommends rubbing your hands together for about 20 seconds after you apply hand sanitizer, allowing the formula to completely dry. The dry time…

Warsaw zoo tests result of hemp oil on elephants’ stress

Warsaw zoo tests result of hemp oil on elephants’ stress

Vanessa Gera, Associated Press Updated 3:31 pm CDT, Friday, August 28, 2020 Scientists take saliva samples from Fredzia, the sole male elephant in a group of three elephants at the zoo on Friday Aug. 28, 2020, in Warsaw, Poland. Scientists at Warsaw’s zoo have been taking blood, saliva and other samples from the zoo’s three elephants…