This 10-Minute Guided Meditation Will Help Mentally Transport You to a Happier Place

Yes, we should all be social distancing right now – but that doesn’t mean we can’t metaphorically lean on one another for support during these times of uncertainty. I’m finding stress relief since reaching out to Kelsey Patel, a certified reiki expert and yoga instructor. She created a guided meditation for moments when I need to catch my breath and mentally escape from the confines of my home, and it may help you out, too. … Read more

This 3-Ingredient “Experiment” Teaches Your Kids the Importance of Handwashing

View this post on Instagram A post shared by Amanda Lorenzo (@mandysmunchkins_) on Mar 10, 2020 at 1:14pm PDT My kids have had lots of questions this week, ranging from “why can’t we go to the playground?” to “can we see the coronavirus?” to “why do I have to wash my hands again?!” Although I am still trying to figure out how to explain much of this to my young kids, a quick-and-easy science experiment … Read more

Coronavirus live updates: 100% of New York workforce must stay home

The novel coronavirus pandemic has claimed the lives of more than 10,000 people worldwide, mostly in Italy and China.The new respiratory virus, known officially as COVID-19, has has reached every continent except Antarctica as well as every European country since emerging in the Chinese city of Wuhan in December.There are more than 246,000 diagnosed cases globally, according to data compiled by the Center for Systems Science and Engineering at Johns Hopkins University. Italy has the … Read more

The US isn’t using data that could save people from getting coronavirus

While we may not have seen the novel coronavirus and Covid-19 respiratory disease before, we have certainly seen the damage infectious disease threats pose. When I led the US response in West Africa to the Ebola outbreak, I saw the cost of disease firsthand. I also saw how leveraging technology and real-time data—during the Ebola crisis this was information from cellphones— enabled public health authorities to help direct limited resources to people and health systems … Read more