A newly identified variant of the coronavirus has led over 40 countries to impose travel restrictions against the United Kingdom, which registered a record number of daily cases on Tuesday.
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Well, first, maybe don’t start by calling them conspiracy theories. The term is occasionally useful. But to those accused of harboring them, it increasingly comes across as a pat dismissal, a way of closing off discussion.
At my house, we celebrate both Christmas and Hanukkah. The kids love it; twice the parties, more gifts and more fun. But for me, this means twice the stress and more anxiety. And while most of the severe symptoms of my mental illness are under control, it can be harder to manage my anxiety as the holidays approach.
Holidays can be a lot of things: a time for joy, gift-giving, family and mandatory carol singing. It can also be a time filled with stress, routine changes and pressure to participate in activities you might not usually partake in. It seems like all these expectations exist around what the holidays are supposed to be — but when you live with a mental illness, mental health challenges or any kind of health challenge, really, it might be more difficult or nearly impossible to make these expectations a reality.
Arlene Clark lost her son Jack exactly three years ago last week, just six days before his birthday, which fell on Christmas day. Jack passed away from sudden complications from an adenovirus, which attacked his heart and caused severe brain damage.
We know that Christmas dinner is one of those traditional meals where everyone would like to pretend that calories, like Santa, didn’t exist—and how awesome would it be if that were actually the case?
The following article originally appeared on Fatherly. Fatherly’s 2-Minute Therapy is a regular series providing simple, effective advice on how to make sure your spouse thinks you’re as awesome as your kid thinks you are.
The holiday season is supposed to be the most wonderful time of the year, but for many special needs families, it can be the most stressful — especially when it’s time to hop on a plane or hit the road. Whether it’s unfamiliar settings, noises or crowds, travel often requires planning and a lot of patience.
Special needs dads don’t get to write letters to Santa, and let’s face it — dads are hard to shop for. When asked to present a wish list, they often respond with a shrug or a few generic requests. They’re not always honest about what they’d really like.
While Black Friday weekend may get all the attention for being a bargain shopper’s Shangri-La, the days ahead are widely held to be the best in the year to buy a new car. Manufacturer’s year-end promotions are in full swing, and car dealers are eager to cut deals and clear their stocks, especially on slow-selling models and last year’s leftover inventory, to end 2015 on a high note and help meet annual sales goals.
If the only reason you haven’t broken up with him yet is because you already bought him a gift, that’s not great. (Photo: SNL Studios)
Special needs moms don’t get to write letters to Santa, and often their holiday seasons are consumed with figuring out ways to make everyone else happy. When they do offer up a wish list, they’re not always honest about what they’d really like.
This time of year gets difficult for my family because people invite us to holiday gatherings. Quite frankly I appreciate the invites when I still get them; they show me people still care about us.
“The Christmas tree is a celebration of togetherness, a joyful symbol of hope and love. While the medical reference is more than evident, Hirst does take Christmas traditions into account. Giant pills are put together to resemble snowmen while garlands of sausage links are meant to reflect Christmas as being a time of plenty.
Hanukkah is a time for celebration, lights, laughter, and food. Trying some new recipes might not only benefit your health, but your tastebuds. Yahoo Health reached out to bloggers who have fabulous healthy recipes for the Festival of Lights. You can still enjoy your jelly doughnuts, and you might even find yourself craving this apple-ginger soup recipe all winter long.
Of all the lights that illuminate the holiday season, our favorite display is the (Photos: Erik Mace for Yahoo Parenting, Courtesy of Manufacturers, Getty Images)
Thanksgiving day races, known as Turkey Trots, are popular events for families and friends to run together. “Thanksgiving is the most popular running day of the year, by far,” says exercise physiologist Tom Holland, author of Swim, Bike, Run, Eat. “I see a lot of people overdressing during Turkey Trots,” Holland says.
Before you can admire your lit Christmas tree and take in its woodsy aroma in your living room, you have to get it home from the lot. With approximately 25 to 30 million Christmas trees purchased every year, there are a lot of opportunities for damage – not only to your car, but to the car driving behind you. Illustrations by Paul Dolan | Cars.com Aside from finding a tree lot that delivers, one of my favorite tips comes from Rick Dungey, spokesman for the National Christmas Tree Association. Here are some more tips from the National Christmas Tree Association for getting your tree home without diminishing your holiday cheer.
Yahoo Parenting has done the research on a few typical kid queries so you don’t have to. This practice may have contributed to the Thursday Thanksgiving tradition.” In 1789, President George Washington declared Thursday, Nov. 26, a “Day of Publick Thanksgivin,” according to the National Archives. Then in 1863, Abraham Lincoln proclaimed a national day of Thanksgiving to be held the last Thursday of November. After Franklin D. Roosevelt moved it up a week in 1939 to extend the Christmas shopping season (seriously), Congress passed a joint resolution in 1941 declaring the federal Thanksgiving Day holiday to be held on the fourth Thursday in November forevermore.
Malls across the country are getting back in the Christmas spirit after their non-secular “glacier experience” displays — a substitute for the traditional Christmas setup — immediately fell flat with customers. Instead of the usual Christmas trees and helpful elves, Simon Malls decided to try something new this year: In seven of its malls across the country, the company installed a display called the Glacier Experience, which involved a traditional Santa in a background of what were supposed to look like North Pole glaciers. STORY: Dad Sets World Record With Christmas Lights Display But mall-goers weren’t interested in the new approach. A Change.org petition posted on Friday out of Charlotte, North Carolina, titled “Tell Southpark Mall and Simon Malls to Bring Back the Christmas Tree,” had more than 24,000 signatures by Monday morning.
“It’s time for a late-stage empire to sober up a bit and refocus on building a functioning nation-state here on the home front.”
“The response to evil abroad cannot be to throw up our hands. Failure is not inevitable.”
“The United States keeps insisting that it must do that which it cannot do.”
“When the U.S. blames others, it doesn’t recognize its mistakes, so it repeats them.”
“Nothing has been resolved, no lessons have been learned, no meaningful assessment of the war on terror has been passed.”