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Pregnant B.C. woman catches COVID-19 days before giving birth

Pregnant B.C. woman catches COVID-19 days before giving birth

Michelle Hunter had fully planned for her first child’s birth, then the pandemic hit and she tested positive for COVID-19 three days before her due date. In March, she had a prenatal check-up with her doctor in Revelstoke, shortly before her due date. She had a slight runny nose and had lost her sense of taste. COVID-19 Signage outside the Queen Victoria Hospital in Revelstoke. (Liam Harrap/Revelstoke Review) According to a study by the University of California, loss of taste and smell can be a symptom of COVID-19. The doctor sent Hunter for testing on March 20, the day after...

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Noam Chomsky: What History Shows Us About Responding to Coronavirus

Noam Chomsky: What History Shows Us About Responding to Coronavirus

Scholar Noam Chomsky says that the greatest impact in politics comes from “your constant, day-to-day activist work, the kind of things that change the social conditions, the understanding, the background under which changes can happen.” He spoke with David Barsamian about the challenges of responding to the coronavirus, the future of our relationship to technology, and history’s lessons for moving forward. * David Barsamian: Some years ago you wrote, “Among the hardest tasks that anyone can undertake and one of the most important is to look honestly in the mirror. If we allow ourselves to do so, we should have...

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50 Unique Gifts For Employees That Will Boost Morale In 2020

50 Unique Gifts For Employees That Will Boost Morale In 2020

You never know when you might need some quality gifts for employees. Those work anniversaries, appreciation days, and even officially calendared gift-giving holidays tend to sneak up on all of us. We created this list to help you find the perfect gift for any celebration on a moment’s notice. No matter the occasion, gifts for employees boost morale. They’re more than just material tokens; they’re ways to express gratitude and make employees feel valued. In one employee happiness survey, 45% of respondents even said they believe gifts reflect their value at a company. Browse the categories below to find crowd-pleasing...

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13 Welcome Porch Signs To Showcase At The Front Door

13 Welcome Porch Signs To Showcase At The Front Door

Are you looking for some porch decor inspiration? How can you make it more warm, cozy, welcoming  and maybe add a bit of personalization too? Well, with the designs we’ve collected below, you will surely grab some great ideas to spark that creativity. You can DIY some of these items yourself or snatch them up on your next shopping adventure. Check out these 13 welcome porch signs to showcase at your front door now!1. Wooden Rustic Welcome Sign These wooden rustic welcome signs come in a variety of neutral tones and sizes. They have a wonderful selection of phrases and ideas to snag...

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Desperate for concerts? This crazy protective spacesuit might be for you.

Desperate for concerts? This crazy protective spacesuit might be for you.

Although people across the country are determined to return to pre-COVID normalcy — packing beaches and parks in recent days, despite the obvious risks — it seems that concerts will remain off-limits for many months (unless you're sitting in your car). In an effort to hasten the process, Production Club, a Los Angeles design firm, has created a protective suit that would allow concertgoers to once again crowd venues. The only difference, of course, would be arenas full of fans wearing an "offshoot of a hazmat suit," according to the firm's website, that "contains two lithium-ion cell battery systems" to...

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