The difficult question with using any type of force is twofold: Is it for control or self-defense and to what degree may an officer use it? The use of force is dynamic, as officers are constantly moving back and forth between the need to both control and defend. On one hand, they must be able to control a violator without being excessive in their tactics, while on the other they are required to prevent death or great bodily harm to themselves or a third party. Even more problematic is when circumstances warrant both aspects of force within seconds of each other. This is a result of an incident being tense, evolving, and uncertain. … [Read more...] about Police Use of Force: Not Always For Public Consumption
Getting adequate, let alone good quality, sleep during pregnancy can at times seem like an uphill battle. Pregnancy can cause respiratory changes, insomnia, heartburn and restless leg syndrome due to shifting hormones. Add in fetal movement, multiple calls by Mother Nature during the night and anxiety about delivery and parenting, and things don’t feel very dreamy. This is why talking to your health-care provider can be absolutely crucial. Detected early and monitored regularly, sleep quality can be improved. … [Read more...] about Your Most Powerful Tool Against Postpartum Depression
A recent opinion piece by the Editorial Board of The New York Times entitled The Coronavirus’s Lost Generation of Students has raised concerns that the same type of slump or slide is likely to occur during the COVID-19 pandemic for many of our nation's 50 million children, regardless of learning difficulties. They cite a study by the Northwest Evaluation Association that suggests, students who do not receive sustained instruction during the coronavirus school shutdown will retain only 70 percent of their annual reading gains compared to a typical year. Deteriorating performance in math is even more dramatic. These losses can be attributed in part to missing many days of school at the onset of the pandemic when most schools were unprepared to move to online learning platforms. While some states have been able to make the transformation to distance learning quickly and effectively, many have simply discontinued schooling until the end of the school year, while others are still … [Read more...] about Will Distance Learning Produce a Coronavirus Virus Slump?
Other Tricks To Get Rid Of Hiccups Eat slowly by chewing foods properly. Try to cough out if hiccups are caused due to overeating or fast eating. Sniff pungent, bitter or sour food items like wine. Take a long deep breath and hold for 10 seconds. Then take a small one of 5 seconds. Repeat. Run up in the stairs as it helps to bring the diaphragm back to normal. Breathe in a paper bag as it increases the carbon dioxide level in the blood, making the diaphragm contact more to let more oxygen in. … [Read more...] about Natural Remedies And Simple Tricks To Stop Hiccups
Rest and take responsibility! Adding my own single best piece of advice, concussions do not discriminate. Concussions occur at epidemic levels, so everyone must have a basic level of knowledge of the injury. It’s not OK for onlookers to see a massive clash on the field, notice unusual reactions by the athlete and do nothing. The sports culture needs to shift from “it’s just a ding” to “it means everything” to take concussions seriously. … [Read more...] about The Best Advice For Handling Concussions