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CNN: You’re Not the Only One Who’s Confused About the Economy. The Experts Are Baffled, Too

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From CNN: The recovery wasn’t supposed to go like this. Wall Street and Main Street alike are suffering from whiplash when it comes to the current state of the US economy. In their roles as consumers, investors and members of the workforce, ordinary Americans have the sense that the country is at an economic inflection point, but without a clear picture of what happens next, nor how to prepare. Conventional wisdom is that a recession is characterized by two metrics moving in the opposite direction for a sustained period: Economic output falls, and unemployment rises. That’s not what’s happening now — not…

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CNN: The 4-Ingredient Recipe for Getting Things Done

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From CNN: Most of us make to-do lists to keep track of all the things we need to tackle around the house, to keep our families running and to stay on top of tasks at work. But those lists can get unwieldy. If you often find it hard to check everything off your list despite the best of intentions, welcome to the club. Ayelet Fishbach, professor at the University of Chicago’s Booth School of Business, has been studying the science of motivation for her entire career, and she knows just what it takes to achieve more. Fishbach is the past president…

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Money: Dollar Scholar Asks: Will I Spend Less if I Force Myself to Use Cash?

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From Money: There is a certain type of sign — usually handmade, Sharpie-on-cardboard — that strikes fear into my heart the second I spot it behind a bar: “CASH ONLY.” As a general rule, I don’t carry much cash. Not only is it a hassle to obtain, but it’s also germy and largely unnecessary, especially when options like Cash App and tap-to-pay are available. On top of that, paying with cash kind of sucks — I can feel myself losing money in a way I can mostly ignore when I’m simply swiping a card. It’s like a wake-up call, hard evidence that I’m splurging…

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STAT: Keep Equity in Mind When Moving to Value-Based Payment

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From STAT: Value-based care champions health and justice by focusing on outcomes rather than on units of service. As this type of payment reform expands, implementing the necessary changes to enable it must operate from a frame of equity rather than equality. Working toward equality means giving different groups the same opportunities, while working towards equity means giving different groups different opportunities according to their needs. Health equity requires recognizing that systems of care are yielding different results for different populations due to underlying systemic differences, so the solutions to improving health and health care need to be different as well. The commitment to reducing care disparities for populations…

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The Better India: Indian With World’s 1st Patent for ‘Digital Vaccines’ for Kids Explains How They Work

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From The Better India: For the past 12 years, Bhargav Sri Prakash and his team at FriendsLearn — a bio and health tech startup with offices in Chennai and San Francisco — have envisioned ways to use frontier technologies for a unique cause. Machine learning-deep learning, neurocognitive computing (AI), neural networks, gamification, AR/VR (metaverse) and mobile app technology — Bhargav’s venture has harnessed these to non-invasively induce a neural response, physiological outcome, and an immune response that is building evidence to prove how to lower the risk of disease, reduce symptoms, and decrease hospitalisation for young children. “Called Digital Vaccines, they’ve…

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The Swaddle: Does ‘Laziness’ Exist? Research Says, It’s Complicated

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From The Swaddle: Lazy is an adjective of disdain. Lazy employees are bad employees; lazy people are unambitious; lazy friendship is undeserving; lazy love is a red herring. Anything and anyone lazy instantly is condemned to take on the mantle of the self-indulgent, idle figure who deserves judgment for their choice of picking languor over productivity. Sloth is sin, we’re told. But somewhere between “I’m feeling lazy to work” and “lazy Sundays,” we’ve lost sight of what laziness really is, why we demonize it, and if it exists beyond being a manifestation of our anxieties. Ask yourself what it means to be lazy. Do you…

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Penn Medicine News: Both Gun Owners and Non-Gun Owners Trust Kids’ Doctors in Gun Safety Talks

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From Penn Medicine News: New research shows that both gun-owning and non-gun-owning parents are open to discussions about gun locks and other firearm safety measures, especially when the conversation is with their child’s pediatrician. The study, led by researchers from the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania, shows a possible avenue for reducing the number of firearm injuries and deaths suffered by children in the United States. The study was published in the Journal of Applied Research on Children. “Parents appreciated a collaborative approach to decision-making and the emphasis on child safety,” said the study’s lead author, Katelin Hoskins, PhD,…

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WHYY: Some Philadelphia Parents Scramble To Find COVID-19 Vaccine Appointments for Their Young Kids

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From WHYY: Samantha Greenberg said she was overcome with emotion when she saw an Instagram post about a COVID-19 vaccine clinic for kids under 5 at the Dr. Ala Stanford Center for Health Equity in North Philadelphia. While many Americans returned to their pre-pandemic lives months ago, Greenberg — who has a 14-month-old daughter, Gemma — and other parents of young, unvaccinated children have remained more cautious. Greenberg said her family has largely avoided social gatherings, and Gemma rarely went on a playdate or inside public buildings. “We started going to the playground a couple of weeks ago,” Greenberg said….

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UCONN Today: Demolishing Schools After a Mass Shooting Reflects Our Deep-Rooted Desire for Purification Rituals

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From UCONN Today: After the recent shooting in Robb Elementary School in Uvalde, Texas, which claimed the lives of 19 children and two teachers, some local residents want the school demolished. Texas state Sen. Roland Gutierrez said that President Joe Biden has offered to help the school district secure a federal grant for the building’s demolition. This is not uncommon. In numerous similar cases, buildings were knocked down, abandoned or repurposed in the aftermath of a tragedy. After the Sandy Hook massacre of 2012 in Newtown, Connecticut, that school was destroyed and rebuilt on a different spot on the same property, at a cost of…

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The Visible Voices: Kevin Volpp Improving Health Behavioral Economics and Nudging

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From The Visible Voices: Kevin Volpp MD PhD is the founding Director of the Center for Health Incentives and Behavioral Economics (CHIBE), Division Chief of Health Policy for the Department of Medical Ethics and Policy, and the Founders President’s Distinguished Professor of Medicine at the Perelman School of Medicine and Health Care Management at the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania. He has led CHIBE since its inception turning it into an entity that involves more than 90 faculty members and trainees across the University of Pennsylvania and which was 1 of 2 original NIH Centers nationally on behavioral economics and health….

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