COVID-19 makes existing family stress worse, ongoing study finds

first_imgCOVID-19 makes existing family stress worse, ongoing study finds When the pandemic started to shut everything down last March, UO psychologist Phil Fisher’s team at the Center for Translational Neuroscience jumped into action.Fisher saw that the nation was entering into a unique period that would impact families and young children and he wanted to make sure researchers were collecting information about how exactly it was affecting households across the country.Fisher and his team’s research focuses on how different factors influence early childhood development and either help or hinder the wellbeing of a young child. He uses this research to develop programs and policy recommendations that can boost social impact for families.Within a few weeks of the COVID-19 pandemic, Fisher launched an ongoing survey to collect data about how families with young children were coping. The survey – a key part of a project known as RAPID-EC, for Rapid Assessment of Pandemic Impact on Development-Early Childhood – aims to uncover information about the needs, health and well-being of families and children during the pandemic. The project collects and analyzes data in a rapid and ongoing manner, so Fisher and the team can better understand child development over time.“From our prior research, we know that early stress isn’t good for young children and that parents can act as a buffer to help mitigate this effect,” Fisher said. “With so much changing during the pandemic, we wanted to collect high quality, scientifically rigorous data to understand how things are changing for families throughout the COVID-19 pandemic.”With funding from several philanthropic foundations, and through preestablished partnerships with a handful of family-focused online organizations, Fisher was able to reach thousands of families and collect nationally representative data in all 50 states. The survey was distributed weekly from April through July, and it has continued to get circulated every other week since then.The major takeaways from the survey may be surprising, as they reflect issues for families that are not unique to the pandemic but rather how issues that predated the pandemic have been exacerbated over the course of the last year.“The challenges that people with children are facing are not new,” Fisher said. “Many families don’t have the supports they need.”The survey reports that more families are experiencing financial stress and that inequalities that existed before COVID-19 hit have grown even deeper.“A large portion of families with children struggle to make ends meet,” Fisher said. He points to data that shows 40 percent of families are dealing with financial hardship during the pandemic and struggling to pay for things like rent, utilities and groceries.Fisher said that is a problem for children because parents can pass this stress along to young kids because they have less capacity to buffer their children from that stress. When children experience what psychologists call “toxic stress,” it can overload their biological systems and lead to changes in their brains and immune systems, inflammation, and cognitive development.The survey also shows that inequalities that existed before the pandemic have been exacerbated during COVID-19. That includes factors like race, ethnicity, economic status and special needs. Fisher said 60 percent of Black, Latinx and single-parent households in their survey are having a tough time making ends meet during the pandemic, which is an increase from 40 percent, and that growth includes a lot of Black or Latinx households that were middle or upper class before the pandemic, he said.“Our major takeaway from these surveys is that many families are not okay and kids are not okay,” Fisher said.The survey also included open-ended questions for parents to share their stories, and a large number of respondents were eager to have their voices heard. Fisher has collected more than 120,000 stories through the survey.Fisher is now focused on sharing the stories, data and takeaways from the survey with policymakers from the county level to the federal government to help inform policy changes that will help families across the country recover from the hardships they’re facing as a result of the pandemic. Some of the policy solutions that he highlights include paid parental leave, subsidies for child care and financial relief for struggling families.He explains that there are economic benefits to these kind of policy changes and that the cost of family support programs will go down if fewer families are in financial distress.“If families have enough money to pay for their basic needs, then more parents can be in the workforce, which means more money is in the economy,” Fisher said. “Our data will help show that as you focus on the intersectionality of these issues, you can end up with economic benefits that can appeal to people of all political persuasions.” /Public Release. This material comes from the originating organization and may be of a point-in-time nature, edited for clarity, style and length. View in full here. Why?Well, unlike many news organisations, we have no sponsors, no corporate or ideological interests. 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Hyundai can’t explain why the Palisade can develop an odd smell

first_img RELATED TAGSHyundaiSUVNon-LuxuryNews The Rolls-Royce Boat Tail may be the most expensive new car ever “We are aware of the concern and are currently in the midst of the investigation, which includes identifying and validating a fix,” Hyundai said in a statement to The Drive. “Once a repair method is confirmed effective, a Technical Service Bulletin (TSB) will be released to provide direction to our dealer body on how to resolve the concern.”Chasing a bad smell in your own vehicle is difficult enough — while a personal vehicle could have an old Big Mac under the seat or something, what happens if the problem is the materials attached to the vehicle itself? RELATED Lorraine Complains: Subliminal smells in a car dealership — fair or foul? Chinese buyers hate new-car smell—so Ford’s eliminating it Luckily, Hyundai does have one hypothesis as to where the smell is coming from — California. That’s right, the Nappa leather used in some higher luxury trims may apparently be causing the stink, as cloth-interior models don’t have the same problem.So there’s a top tip for you: if you’re going to buy a Palisade, save your scratch, and save the stink, with cloth seats. COMMENTSSHARE YOUR THOUGHTS Trending Videos See More Videos Created with Raphaël 2.1.2Created with Raphaël 2.1.2 2020 Hyundai Palisade  Nick Tragianis / Driving advertisement First Look: 2022 Lexus NX The sport-cute’s looks have been softened, but its powertrains and infotainment offerings have been sharpened Back in TV land, while Seinfeld ended up donating his car to the streets, we’re hoping Hyundai can figure out how to turn the tides on this turmoil — perhaps with some Tide? PlayThe Rolls-Royce Boat Tail may be the most expensive new car everPlay3 common new car problems (and how to prevent them) | Maintenance Advice | Driving.caPlayFinal 5 Minivan Contenders | Driving.caPlay2021 Volvo XC90 Recharge | Ministry of Interior Affairs | Driving.caPlayThe 2022 Ford F-150 Lightning is a new take on Canada’s fave truck | Driving.caPlayBuying a used Toyota Tundra? Check these 5 things first | Used Truck Advice | Driving.caPlayCanada’s most efficient trucks in 2021 | Driving.caPlay3 ways to make night driving safer and more comfortable | Advice | Driving.caPlayDriving into the Future: Sustainability and Innovation in tomorrow’s cars | virtual panelPlayThese spy shots get us an early glimpse of some future models | ‹ Previous Next › Back when Jerry Seinfeld was a BMW man instead of a Saab-aholic – on his eponymous ’90s sitcom, we mean – he had an episode about a stink inside his vehicle that couldn’t be outwitted. Now it seems Hyundai’s in the same boat.Apparently, some owners of Hyundai’s fairly new Palisade SUV complain it gradually develops the worst “new car smell” ever — like a cross between garlic and old socks, they say.While we could probably abide with a roasted garlic air freshener, old socks is just unacceptable. Hyundai thinks so, too, but the automaker hasn’t been able to completely pin down the cause of the stench — well, not yet. We encourage all readers to share their views on our articles using Facebook commenting Visit our FAQ page for more information. Trending in Canadalast_img read more

Hidden Disabilities Sunflower Scheme launched at CoDA

first_img Google+ Hidden Disabilities Sunflower Scheme launched at CoDA DL Debate – 24/05/21 Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population grows Facebook Previous articleClasses may be held in parish halls or GAA facilitiesNext articleFour Friday night games to start Championship News Highland WhatsApp WhatsApp Google+ Facebook Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th center_img Twitter Twitter Pinterest RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR By News Highland – July 28, 2020 City of Derry Airport has introduced the Hidden Disabilities Sunflower Scheme as an aid to any passengers or visitors to the airport with a disability or impairment this is not visible. It’s the first airport in the north to launch this customer service initiative.Sunflower lanyards are now readily available at key customer points to allow anyone who would like to provide a subtle but visible sign to staff and other passengers that they may require some extra time or assistance during their airport journey.The Hidden Disability Sunflower lanyard was first launched at London Gatwick Airport in 2016 and has been adopted by many UK and international airports, as well as the NHS, and a number of supermarkets, railway stations, leisure facilities, and an increasing number of small and large businesses and organisations.”To date, the Sunflower team has supplied over one million lanyards both to businesses as well as directly to the general public.With this increased awareness, Sunflower Lanyard wearers benefit more widely from help being offered to make their daily living a little easier.The team at City of Derry Airport has also undertaken training to better understand the broad ranging spectrum of hidden disabilities and how they can provide assistance specific to each person’s individual needs.As regular Ryanair services from City of Derry Airport to Edinburgh and Liverpool and Loganair services to London Stansted and Glasgow now back in operation, there are a number of new health and safety precautions in place at the airport to ensure a safe, friendly and convenient travel experience, and as always, staff are available at all times to assist passengers through the airport journey. Harps come back to win in Waterford Homepage BannerNews Pinterest Journey home will be easier – Paul Hegarty last_img read more

Real Madrid captain Sergio Ramos to head towards China?

first_imgReal Madrid had to refuse an offer from China after they were reluctant in paying the transfer fee for Sergio RamosAdvertisement bb2NBA Finals | Brooklyn Vsare9Wingsuit rodeo📽Sindre E7fcv5( IG: @_aubreyfisher @imraino ) ph05Would you ever consider trying this?😱gowtdCan your students do this? 🌚zgRoller skating! Powered by Firework Real Madrid captain Sergio Ramos has received a lucrative offer from China and wants to go there. However, club President Florentina Perez is reluctant to leave him and as things stand, Sergio Ramos will not be heading towards China.Advertisement Real Madrid had to refuse an offer from China after they were reluctant in paying the transfer fee for Sergio RamosSergio Ramos, 33, told the Real Madrid President through his agent that he received a “very good offer” from an unnamed Chinese club and wanted to try his luck there. The Spaniard is contracted with Madrid up to 2021 and cannot leave unless the club offers a transfer fee. However, rules and regulations in China meant they couldn’t offer so.“They came to see me at the office and they told me that they had a very good offer from China but that the rules there do not allow them to pay the transfer. I told Ramos that it was impossible for Real Madrid to let their captain go for free,” said PEREZ.Advertisement Sergio Ramos is Real Madrid’s longest-serving player after he joined the club from Sevilla in 2005. He has won the La Liga and Champions League four times with them since joining.Given how important Sergio Ramos is to Real Madrid, club President Florentina Perez made a wise decision to not let him go free.Advertisement Also Read:Florentino Perez : Karim Benzema is the best centre forward in the world! Advertisementlast_img read more

Leafs tweak roster at BC Hockey January deadline; host defending KIJHL champion Nitros

first_imgThe Leafs get another shot at defending KIJHL Champion Kimberley when the Nitros visit the NDCC Arena Friday. Kimberley, leading the Kootenay Conference with 59 points with a 29-4-1-0 record, trails Kelowna Chiefs for the overall lead in the league by six points. The Dynamiters have won both games against the Kootenay Conference Division leaders this season .Nelson, entering the weekend as one of the hottest teams in the KIJHL riding a five-game winning streak, completes its two-game home stand Saturday against Grand Forks Border Bruins. During the recent hot streak Nelson has outscored its opponents 28-11.No word from the Leafs camp which goalie — Caiden Kreitz or Hunter Young — will start. Both have been stellar between the pipes for Nelson, dropping only four games between the pair.Moves bring roster to 23 playersTo make room for Gates and Grobowsky, Nelson sent defenceman Tyson Soobotin to Castlegar Rebels.Morey said the Leafs wantedto find Soobotin a place to play and be in a good organization.Nelson did not request compensation in the deal.Injury listNelson is getting healthy after a troubling December when management had difficulty dressing a full lineup without the assistance of affiliate players.Morey reports Scott Lancaster is out for the remainder of the season with an upper body injury while forward Logan Wullum is nursing an upper body injury and could be out of the lineup for another week or two. The Nelson Leafs are hoping a few tweaks to the lineup at the BC Hockey January 10 roster deadline will make all the difference in the Green and White’s attempt at a long run in the Kootenay International Junior Hockey League.Leaf General Manager Lance Morey said Nelson added, speed, size and toughness with the acquisition of defenceman Andrew Gates and forward Shawn Grobowsky to the roster prior to the deadline.Gates, 6’2”, 205-pounds, came to Nelson from Chicago Cougars of the U.S. Premier Hockey League while the 5’9”, 170-pound Grobowsky was acquired from the Golden Rockets of the Eddie Mountain Division.Morey said Gates has been in Nelson training with the team. Leaf management hope to have the Illinois native carded and in the lineup Friday when Nelson hosts defending KIJHL Champion Kimberley Dynamiters at 7 p.m. in the NDCC Arena.Meanwhile, Grobowsky has been on the Leafs radar for some time as Morey said Nelson attempted to land the speedy forward during the offseason.However, Grobowsky, with four goals and six assists in 30 games this season with the Rockets, decided to sign with the Kootenay Conference rival to play with his brother.Bring on the Nitroslast_img read more

Connacht U17 Football Final – Roscommon 2-8 Galway 1-8

first_imgRoscommon overcame Galway by three points today in the first ever Connacht u17 Final in the Connacht GAA Centre of excellence. The victors led by 2-4 – 1-4 at the interval thanks to late first half goals from Paul Carey and Peter Gilhooley. The Galway goal came from Jack Keady just before half time and the Tribesmen got within a point of their opponents 5 minutes into the second half courtesy of points by Matthew Tierney and Oisin McDonagh. That was as close as Galway got however as a more physical Roscommon side, inspired by Shane Cunnane’s three second half points, ran out winners by 2-8 to 1-8.print WhatsApp Facebook Twitter Emaillast_img read more

Man killed while crossing street

first_imgA sport-utility vehicle struck and killed an unidentified man in his 60s this morning as he was crossing the street near the Sepulveda Pass, authorities said. The man, who will not be identified until his family is notified, tried to cross the street against a red light shortly before 9 a.m. and was struck, said Sgt. Roy Ballesteros of the Los Angeles police West Traffic division. The man was pronounced dead at the scene. The collision occurred near Skirball Center Drive and Sepulveda Boulevard. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORE11 theater productions to see in Southern California this week, Dec. 27-Jan. 2160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more

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first_img20190726 MLYou are here: The post 20190726 ML appeared first on Marketing Land.From our sponsors: 20190726 ML Related postsLytics now integrates with Google Marketing Platform to enable customer data-informed campaigns14th December 2019The California Consumer Privacy Act goes live in a few short weeks — Are you ready?14th December 2019ML 2019121313th December 2019Global email benchmark report finds email isn’t dead – it’s essential13th December 20192019 benchmark report: brand vs. non-brand traffic in Google Shopping12th December 2019Keep your LinkedIn advertising strategy focused in 202012th December 2019 HomeDigital Marketing20190726 ML Posted on 26th July 2019Digital Marketing FacebookshareTwittertweetGoogle+sharelast_img read more

Why Fitness Bands Will Continue To Thrive In The Smartwatch Era

first_imgdavid nield How Wearables Will Take Health Monitoring to th… The Key to Mass Adoption of Wearables Tags:#Fitbit#fitness tracker#jawbone#smartwatch#smartwatches#Sony#wearable The wearable you can wear all the time.It’s getting more and more difficult to tell the difference between a fitness tracker and a smartwatch. In September, Pebble added activity monitoring features to its devices, while both of the new trackers Fitbit launched in January can tell you what time it is.Then there’s the upcoming Apple Watch, which is first and foremost a smartwatch but comes with a slew of health and fitness features too. Is there any real distinction between these product categories any more? Or are we headed for a future where every wrist-worn wearable can track activities, display smartphone notifications, and show the time as well?See also: Fitness Trackers Are Still Waiting For Their “iPod Moment”Against this rising trend, bands that simply measure steps, heart rate and sleep may seem increasingly irrelevant. But they’re not, and here’s why.Less Is MoreSmartwatches have already won a loyal fanbase, attracting users drawn by the appeal of checking texts, previewing calls and snoozing emails from their wrists. But for some people, a flurry of alerts in such close proximity can be even more distracting than a smartphone.In that regard, the stripped-down feature set of a fitness tracker is a benefit, not a drawback. These devices keep an eye on our health and fitness without any flashing lights or loud pings (though admittedly many of them buzz every once in a while). They’re useful in a passive, unobtrusive way. Let’s hope the manufacturers remember that for the sake of people already up to their eyeballs in notifications and alerts. Lightweight And InvisibleIn most cases, the more discreet and invisible a wearable device is, the better (as Google Glass has discovered). Fitness trackers are about as discreet as wearables come right now, and in the future it’s not difficult to imagine them becoming as thin as a rubber band—indeed, you can clip trackers like the Jawbone Move and the Misfit Flash can onto clothing or drop them in a pocket, and no one’s any the wiser that you’ve got one on.If you find yourself heading to the pool, taking part in team sports, going out in bad weather or climbing a rock face, a thin and sturdy strap is preferable to a delicate bit of gadgetry costing several hundred dollars (not even considering the tethered phone). For those who find Android Wear, the Pebble and the Apple Watch too flashy and too delicate, the fitness band still has a role to play.The Battery Doesn’t Give UpWhen I first got my hands on my Jawbone UP24, it lasted a week between charges; a subsequent firmware upgrade has boosted that to a fortnight. With no display to illuminate and continuing improvements in power efficiency, these lightweight bands can go a long, long time on a single charge, an issue smartwatches still struggle with.See also: Apple Watch Battery Supposedly Lasts Only A Few Hours Under Heavy UseWhether it’s getting off the grid, going on vacation or being away from a power socket for a prolonged period of time, longevity is important in all kinds of scenarios. Wearables are built to be worn around the clock, not removed for prolonged periods of charging or dropped in a drawer when they run out of juice—and here again, the humble fitness tracker has the edge.They’re CheapNot everyone wants to pledge a few hundred dollars to see if step-tracking can make a difference to their lives. The aforementioned Jawbone Move and Misfit Shine will set you back $50, while Xiaomi is trying to shift its band at the rock-bottom price of $17. As sensors and components get cheaper, that price could fall further.Of course there are more expensive fitness trackers around, but $50 is a much lower ticket price to join the wearable revolution than the $350 base price of an Apple Watch. That low outlay is appealing for users (whether buying for themselves or others), but also for businesses who want to keep an eye on their employees as part of a wellness campaign.Oh, and one final point: opting for a fitness tracker means you can wear a normal watch, too.Sony, Jawbone and Fitbit are among the big players who still have a faceless fitness tracker in their product lineups, so these devices are going to be around for a while yet. Smartwatches may be grabbing headlines, but their wearable forerunners are still going to play an important role for —whether that’s providing a cheaper entry point for newcomers or offering an alternative for those who want health monitoring without the bells and whistles.Header image courtesy of Fitbitcenter_img You Think Your Employees WANT to Wear That Devi… Related Posts 4 Ways Big Data & VR Are Changing Professi…last_img read more

Vermont ~ Sales and Use Tax: Airbnb to Collect Meals and Rooms Tax; Amnesty Offered for Hosts on Other Platforms

first_imgCCH Tax Day ReportThe Vermont Department of Taxes announced in a press release that, beginning October 1, 2016, pursuant to an agreement with the department, Airbnb will collect and remit meals and rooms tax on payments for lodging offered by its hosts. Hosts on Airbnb will not be responsible for any back taxes they have failed to collect. For Airbnb hosts who have registered to collect the tax, the October 25, 2016 return will be the last return they will have to file unless they also rent their property using other platforms. Hosts using other platforms should continue to collect and remit the tax on those rentals.In addition to the tax collection agreement the department has made with Airbnb, the department is offering a voluntary come-forward (amnesty) program for hosts using other short-term rental platforms. Until November 1, 2016, a host who comes forward to voluntarily register with the department to collect and remit meals and rooms tax going forward will not be liable for any back meals and rooms taxes owed.The press release is available on the department’s website at Additional information on short-term rentals is available at Release, Vermont Department of Taxes, September 15, 2016; Short-Term Rentals, Vermont Department of Taxes, September 2016last_img read more