Amanda Bullock / February 26,2021

15 Ways You Can Make Your Community Safer

15 Ways You Can Make Your Community Safer

15 Ways You Can Make Your Community SaferIn a society where we refer to our homes as our castles, it makes sense that we also want to feel safe and secure in our residences. But as we spend more time inside looking at screens and less time outside making connections with neighbors, it also makes sense that many homeowners today feel less safe and secure than they did a few decades ago.The irony is that violent crime rates have decreased even as our feelings of danger lurking around every corner have increased. So what can you do to help assuage your fears — and actually make your community safer in the bargain?Plenty! Establishing yourself as a community and working together with your neighbors is one of the best ways to increase feelings of safety while actually reducing crime in your area.

Amanda Bullock / February 21,2021

5 Tips to Stay Calm While Playing Online Games

5 Tips to Stay Calm While Playing Online Games

Ears drumming, breath shaking, blood boiling, the impulse to smash everything in the room seems much better than going back to the game you just quit. How do you exactly deal with anger, anxiety, and other pure emotions that make you love your gaming time? Rage quitting is the epitome of how playing online games can relieve stress. It calls for the need to do a 180-degree turn for it not to become the primary cause of stress. 

But why exactly do we players love playing games especially while they are stressed? Why do they enjoy it in general?

Amanda Bullock / February 20,2021

Where Have All the Houses Gone?

Where Have All the Houses Gone?

In today’s housing market, it seems harder than ever to find a home to buy. Before the health crisis hit us a year ago, there was already a shortage of homes for sale. When many homeowners delayed their plans to sell at the same time that more buyers aimed to take advantage of record-low mortgage rates and purchase a home, housing inventory dropped even further. Experts consider this to be the biggest challenge facing an otherwise hot market while buyers continue to compete for homes. As Danielle Hale, Chief Economist at realtor.com, explains:

“With buyers active in the market and seller participation lagging, homes are selling quickly and the total number available for sale at any point in time continues to drop lower. In January as a whole, the number of for sale homes dropped below 600,000.”

Amanda Bullock / February 20,2021

Social Media Bans Are About More Than Just Free Speech

Last Monday, following over a month in exile after being dropped from Amazon Web Services, Google’s Play Store, and Apple’s App Store, the social media app Parler returned to life with a new hosting service and new content guidelines. Parler has become popular among the pro-Donald Trump right, as tech companies have increasingly cracked down on far-right content over the last year, and it now boasts 20 million users on what it calls “the world’s premier free speech platform.” Parler is just one part of a mass conservative reaction to increasing social media scrutiny of Republican commentators and politicians, culminating in Twitter’s permanent ban of President Trump. But although legal experts agree the social media bans that have led to the migration to Parler do not violate free speech, the fact that so few companies control the dissemination of speech in America should concern those across the political spectrum. 

Amanda Bullock / February 20,2021

Experts pick holes in J&K’s signing MoUs with NHPC for hydro power projects

Srinagar: On 4th of June 2018, Sunil Sharma the then Minister for Power in the PDP-BJP coalition government announced, “I am hosting (first-ever) global investor meet for harnessing the huge hydro power potential of J&K”.
Two-and-half years down the line no global investor has come and Kashmir “scandalously” remains one of the energy-deprived hotspots in the subcontinent.
Interestingly, the water res of the erstwhile state continue exclusively to be kept open for exploitation by National Hydroelectric Power Corporation (NHPC), a profitable hydropower public sector enterprise of the Government of India.
Instead of following a policy of creating its indigenous hydle power assets, the rulers have religiously followed a “guide book” of endowing the water res of Jammu and Kashmir to the NHPC.

Amanda Bullock / February 11,2021

Sustainability vs. Social Capitalism

When I attended Product Stewardship 2018 in Washington, D.C., I found much of the discussion centered around sustainability. There were many product stewards that spoke about how their businesses were trying to be more sustainable and, in general, about the goal of sustainable businesses and products.

What struck me as interesting was the conflict inherent in a non-service-based business’s goal of selling more product to more people. Without the product somehow being recycled in a service loop, it would seem to me that this is not sustainability, but social capitalism.
Yes, Sustainability Can Be a Strategy
Let’s think about this for a second: if we need more res to build more products for more people, then how do we make this sustainable? Sure, we could mine or harvest res in a more sustainable way, but the linear process itself is not sustainable.

Amanda Bullock / February 11,2021

Is Dieting Affecting Your Dating Life?

Is Dieting Affecting Your Dating Life?

A Crash Course in The Chemistry of Love and How Nutrition Impacts Human Connection
By Libby Hill, RDN, LDN
Is Dieting Affecting Your Dating Life?
Whether you’re in the dating game, in a relationship, or loving the single life and wanting to build other meaningful relationships, nutrition should be on your list of priorities! Sadly, proper nutrition can’t save you from boilerplate pickup lines on your favorite dating app, but it can help support meaningful connections when they come about.
A Crash Course in the Chemistry of Love

Amanda Bullock / January 24,2021

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Amanda Bullock / December 25,2020

Should you be worried about COVID-19 vaccine allergy?

New study explores vaccine’s side effects.

AVON, Ohio — The giving continued Saturday in Avon, where roughly 300 people received COVID-19 vaccines at a skilled nursing center.

Yet concerns remain when it comes to possible side effects of the vaccine.

A doctor in Boston became one of the latest people to have an allergic reaction to Moderna’s coronavirus vaccine.

He received it on Thursday, then used a personal EpiPen which he had on hand for a shellfish allergy.

Today his doctors say he is doing well, while hoping the news does not deter the people who need the vaccine from getting it.

RELATED: COVID-19 in Ohio: State reports 11,018 new cases in last 48 hours

“The shot was very easy. The paperwork took a lot longer,” said Donald Larsen, who took the vaccine on Saturday at St. Mary of the Woods.

Amanda Bullock / December 25,2020

Faculty-wide survey of LeBlanc, GW leadership released

A group of faculty senators charged with overseeing a faculty-wide survey of University President Thomas LeBlanc said they have already received hundreds of responses since its distribution earlier this month.
Senators Susan Kulp, Jamie Cohen-Cole, Shaista Khilji and executive committee chair Arthur Wilson said in a release that 365 faculty have completed the survey as of Monday. The survey will be open until at least Jan. 11 and was developed based on leadership surveys, Association of Governing Boards guidelines and LeBlanc’s job description, the release states.
“This survey comprises questions about the current campus climate and President LeBlanc’s leadership,” the statement reads. “The results of this survey will be communicated with the Board, President LeBlanc and the GW faculty and staff members.”