Coronavirus pandemic restrictions can help or hinder schoolchildren with anxiety disorders

Coronavirus pandemic restrictions can help or hinder schoolchildren with anxiety disorders

By Christine Nguyen, University of Toronto Parents fear children stuck at home for almost a year during the coronavirus pandemic, will lose critical social skills. And children with selective mutism, a severe form of anxiety, will lose even more. As schools reopen, everyone will wear masks, students

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The Financial Impact of COVID-19 Pandemic on People with Disabilities

The Financial Impact of COVID-19 Pandemic on People with Disabilities

By Olusegun Akinfenwa The COVID-19 pandemic has thrown the world into the worst precarious health and economic crisis in recent memory and widened the global inequality gap. Unfortunately, both health-wise and financially, the impacts are more telling on persons with disabilities. While it is no longer news

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How to Stay Connected and Survive the Holidays During the COVID Pandemic

How to Stay Connected and Survive the Holidays During the COVID Pandemic

By JP Kalb As we are approaching the end of December, we normally would be in the frenzy of the holidays of Hanukkah, Christmas, New Year’s, and Kwanzaa, among the big names. However, with this year being unusual due to the corona virus, the usual frenzy has

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Express gratitude- not because you will benefit from it, but others might

Express gratitude- not because you will benefit from it, but others might

By Jennifer Cheavens, The Ohio State University and David Cregg, The Ohio State University The world is currently in the midst of a pandemic where the most useful thing many of us can do is stay at home and keep away from others. Schools, restaurants, office buildings

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The secrets to cold weather entertaining

The secrets to cold weather entertaining

Upon the arrival of cold weather, people tend to move indoors and limit their time spent in the elements. For those who live in places where there are restrictions placed on indoor entertaining and gatherings, it may be challenging to find ways to spend time safely together

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Removing the Mask in Lockdown

Removing the Mask in Lockdown

By Sarah Bristol Like many people during this terrifying pandemic, I am in lockdown at home, in awe of the bravery and sacrifice of health care professionals caring for their patients in incredibly difficult circumstances. Frontline to Sideline I work in healthcare myself, but am unable to

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Social distancing and Halloween

Social distancing and Halloween

Halloween is a unique day each year when people gather together for parties, parades and of course, trick-or-treating. October 31 is a day that most children eagerly await each year because it means an opportunity to don a costume and come home with bags full of sweet

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The Secret Garden: a place of healing during COVID-19

The Secret Garden: a place of healing during COVID-19

By Tiffani Angus, Senior lecturer in Creative Writing and Publishing, Anglia Ruskin University Frances Hodgson Burnett’s 1911 children’s book The Secret Garden has once again been adapted for the screen. Critics have noted that the film about a healing garden has come just at the right time,

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Coronavirus could revolutionize work opportunities for people with disabilities

Coronavirus could revolutionize work opportunities for people with disabilities

By Lisa Schur (Professor of Labor Studies and Employment Relations, Rutgers University) and Douglas L. Kruse (Distinguished Professor, Rutgers University) Working from home has become the “new normal” for many of us during the COVID-19 pandemic. While this clearly has its downsides, one group in particular may

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