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His First Trip
Aug 7, 2022 11:30 AM CDT
Biden Takes His First Trip Since Infection
President goes to Delaware, his first time away from the White House since latest COVID infection
- Ending his most recent COVID-19 isolation, President Joe Biden on Sunday left the White House for the first time since becoming infected with the coronavirus last month, settling in for a reunion with first lady Jill Biden in their home state of Delaware. The president tested negative Saturday and Sunday,...
After Testing Positive, Palin
Causes a Stir at Restaurants
Jan 27, 2022 6:30 PM CST
After Testing Positive, Palin Causes a Stir at Restaurants
New York City suggests people who came in contact with her take a coronavirus test
- Restaurants like repeat customers, but they might have mixed feelings about those who have COVID-19. Sarah Palin has tested positive for the illness, which was enough to postpone the trial in her defamation lawsuit against the
New York Times
but not enough to keep her from dining out while she'...
Jul 28, 2021 9:46 AM CDT
Olympian in Quarantine Blasts 'Inhuman' Living Conditions
Dutch skateboarder Candy Jacobs decries lack of fresh air at hotel, calls it 'mentally super draining'
- An Olympic skateboarder who was put in quarantine after testing positive for COVID-19 called the conditions at the hotel "inhuman" on Wednesday. Candy Jacobs has been in isolation for eight days and missed the street event in skateboarding's debut as an Olympic sport, per the AP . She said...
They Spent 40 Days in a
Dark Cave for Science.
Some Want to Go Back
Apr 24, 2021 9:00 AM CDT
They Spent 40 Days in a Dark Cave for Science. Some Want to Go Back
Isolation study in France deprived subjects of clocks, light, contact with outside world
- Ever wonder what it would feel like to unplug from a hyperconnected world and hide away in a dark cave for 40 days? Fifteen people in France did just that, emerging Saturday from a scientific experiment to say that time seemed to pass more slowly in their cavernous underground abode,...
Mar 5, 2021 10:00 AM CST
College President Moves Into Dorm
Col. Mark Anarumo of Norwich University worried about effects of lockdown isolation on students
- The best military leaders aren't afraid to get in the trenches, and even though he's now a civilian, Dr. Mark C. Anarumo's old habits die hard. The 50-year-old retired Air Force colonel and father of four is the president of Norwich University, a private military college in...
Suicide Spiraling, Japan
Gets a 'Minister of Loneliness'
Feb 23, 2021 6:30 AM CST
Suicide Spiraling, Japan Gets a 'Minister of Loneliness'
Development follows uptick in deaths, social isolation
- Japan has appointed a minister of loneliness amidst a global pandemic and a rise in suicide. Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga tapped minister Tetsushi Sakamoto, who is also in charge of combating a declining birth rate and reviving regional economies, for the new post at a Feb. 12 press conference, reports...
Dad: Pandemic Isolation Drove
My Teen to Kill Himself
Dec 9, 2020 8:52 AM CST
Dad: Pandemic Isolation Drove My Teen to Kill Himself
Jay Smith says 16-year-old Spencer struggled with isolation, urges parents to talk to their kids
- A high school sophomore and football player took his own life Friday in Maine, and his dad is now warning other parents to keep an eye on their kids' mental health during the pandemic. Jay Smith tells WMTW that his 16-year-old son, Spencer, whom he describes as a "fun-loving...
Ellen Brings Show Back
With a Toilet Paper Joke
Apr 7, 2020 1:25 PM CDT
Ellen Brings Show Back With a Toilet Paper Joke
'This is like being in jail,' she added about quarantine
- Ellen DeGeneres has joined the ranks of talk-show hosts returning to the airwaves from their own homes. On Monday, DeGeneres did so from her glass-walled living room, expressing a hope that she could provide a pleasant distraction from the coronavirus pandemic. (See the video .) DeGeneres, whose show had suspended...
Leave Loved Ones
Apr 6, 2020 8:32 AM CDT
An 'Upsetting' Virus Sacrifice: Doctors, Nurses Leave Loved Ones
Health care workers self-isolate away from their families so they don't infect them
- Lisa Neuburger, a 37-year-old nurse in Minnesota, recently had a hospital scare that led her to believe she may have been exposed to the coronavirus. And so, to protect her family, Neuburger moved from her parents' home, where she'd been living with her 11-year-old son, and into a camper....
Michelle Obama: Isolation
Offers 'Important' Lesson
Mar 24, 2020 7:11 AM CDT
Michelle Obama: Isolation Offers 'Important' Lesson
'We just don't need a lot of the stuff that we have'
- Her show is on hiatus but Ellen DeGeneres is still interviewing celebrities, now from the comfort of her couch in Santa Barbara. Last week, she called up Adam Levine, followed by Justin Timberlake and Jessica Biel, and John Legend and Chrissy Teigen, confessing that she was "so bored,"...
About to Get Their Minds Blown
Mar 17, 2020 11:05 AM CDT
Contestants About to Get Their Minds Blown
They went into house in Germany at the beginning of February, before coronavirus pandemic
- One way to very effectively practice social distancing amid the coronavirus pandemic: Go on a reality show that involves being sequestered inside a house for months. As Deutsche Welle reports, the contestants on Germany's
knew about the virus when they went into the house on Feb. 6,...
Lonely Can Be
as Bad for Your
Health as Smoking
Aug 7, 2017 9:30 AM CDT
How Being Lonely Can Be as Bad for Your Health as Smoking
And social isolation and loneliness may carry even more mortality risk than obesity
- Being lonely won't just make you feel sad—it may also endanger your life. In fact, researchers now say that people steeped in social isolation (including those who live by themselves) and a lack of connection with others can suffer just as much of a mortality risk as someone...
for Decades in
in case you missed it
Jan 23, 2016 12:43 PM CST
Woman Isolated for Decades in Siberia Emerges
70-year-old Agafia Lykova used a satellite phone to get help from the 'mainland'
- In 2013,
told a fascinating story : the tale of a family of six who lived deep in the Siberian wilderness for 40 years with zero contact from other humans—and no awareness of WWII—until geologists found them in 1978. Now, the last surviving member of that family has...
6 Humans Step Into
One-Year Isolation Dome
Aug 31, 2015 6:19 AM CDT
6 Humans Step Into One-Year Isolation Dome
It's part of NASA's preparation to send humans to Mars
- As NASA prepares to send a crew to Mars sometime in the 2030s, they've just shut six people inside an isolation dome in Hawaii for a year—the longest such experiment in the US, reports AFP . It's part of a larger look at travel logistics in a program...
'Special Threat Group'
Inmates in Utah Won't Eat
Aug 4, 2015 6:43 AM CDT
'Special Threat Group' Inmates in Utah Won't Eat
They say they're kept in their cells all but 3 hours a week
- The maximum-security Utah State Prison sits about 20 miles outside of Salt Lake City, in Draper, Utah. Within its walls, in the Uinta 2 housing unit, live what's referred to as the Special Threat Group, or STG. These inmates, who have been branded violent, say they're kept in...
Why This Family Is
150 Days Into Quarantine
in case you missed it
Nov 2, 2014 6:55 AM CST
Why This Family Is 150 Days Into Quarantine
Daughter has a rare disorder exacerbated by even minor illnesses
- Talk these days of quarantines revolves around Ebola, but one South Carolina family has voluntarily blocked themselves off from the outside world—not to protect others, but to protect their 4-year-old daughter, Eliza, who suffers from the most severe form of a rare genetic disorder called Sanfilippo syndrome . The metabolic...
With Cell Phones
Jan 19, 2014 1:35 PM CST
Sociable With Cell Phones
Rutgers study compares new and old public behavior
- The modern American spends too much time staring at screens and not enough socializing—right? That's what popular books like
have argued, but Rutgers professor Keith Hampton put that theory to the test by filming people in public spaces, the
New York Times Magazine
Judge: OK to
Aug 20, 2013 6:44 AM CDT
Judge: OK to Force-Feed Calif. Inmates
Backs officials' request as 129 remain on hunger strike
- As a prison hunger strike continues in California, a federal judge has given officials the go-ahead to force-feed inmates. The procedure is allowed if a prison's medical chief finds that an inmate is "at risk of near-term death or great bodily injury" or can't make his or...
Jul 30, 2013 10:27 AM CDT
Celebs Back Calif. Prisoners' Hunger Strike
Jay Leno, Bonnie Raitt, others sign letter to governor
- California prisoners have been hunger striking since July 8 to protest the state's use of solitary confinement, and now they have a cohort of celebrities and other big names on their side. In a letter to Gov. Jerry Brown sent yesterday, Gloria Steinem, Jesse Jackson, Bonnie Raitt, Jay Leno,...
What's World War II?
Siberian Family Lived
Isolated for 40 Years
in case you missed it
Feb 2, 2013 7:40 AM CST
What's World War II? Siberian Family Lived Isolated for 40 Years
Smithsonian recounts tale of geologists finding them in 1978
has a fascinating story about a family of six that lived deep in the Siberian wilderness for 40 years with zero contact from other humans until geologists found them in 1978. Meaning they missed, among other things, all of World War II. The father, who belonged to a...
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