Britney, Conservatorships and How They Work

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Thursday, June 24, 2021 11:52 AM Britney Spears' recent testimony in court regarding her conservatorship has nearly everyone talking. Spears' testimony was undeinably upsetting and difficult to listen to, but the legality behind a conservatorship, what it really means and how to end one, can be a little confusing. Head over to Reuters to learn more about how conservatorships work in the state of California (where Spears' is based), why the star wants an end to hers and what happens next.

After Chadwick Boseman's Death, a Closer Look at Colon Cancer

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Wednesday, June 23, 2021 1:15 PM Last year, actor Chadwick Boseman passed away at age 43 due to colon cancer. As a beloved actor, Boseman's death sent shockwaves around the world—and got people talking more about colorectal cancersSTAT's Nicholas St. Fleur said Boseman's death inspired him to get a colonoscopy; and then inspired an accompanying deep dive into "colorectal cancer hot spots," which are resulting in higher rates of death among young men. Colorectal cancers can be extremely preventable with early detection, and extremely deadly without, making it extra important to get checked reguarly, especially if there is family history. Take a look at St. Fleur's reporting for more. 

Stay Safe in the Heat

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Tuesday, June 22, 2021 12:27 PM Summer has officially arrived, and hot weather has come along with it. As the weather warms up it's important to keep an eye out for heat stroke and heat exhaustion, both in yourself and in the people around you. Symptoms can include heavy sweating, an elevated pulse, dizziness, confusion and more. Head over to the CDC for more information on what to look out for, and what steps to take if you or someone nearby needs help.

Juneteenth Across The Country

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Monday, June 21, 2021 12:45 PM Last Saturday was Juneteenth, and, for the first time in U.S. history, it was marked as a federal holiday. Across the country, communities commemorated this important day with festivals, memorials, fireworks, reenactments and more. Head over to Reuters for a look at how Juneteenth 2021 looked all around the U.S.

It's True, Bugs Do Bite Some People More Than Others

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Friday, June 18, 2021 12:31 PM Do you ever feel like bugs tend to bite you more (or if you're lucky, less) than everyone else? Your hunch might just be correct, and it is quite literally an inhereted inconvience. Head over to The Cut to learn about why bugs like some people better than others, and how you can prevent getting eaten alive every time you step outside.

CPR Saves Lives

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Thursday, June 17, 2021 12:32 PM Last weekend, Denmark National Team soccer player Christian Erikson collapsed on the field in the middle of a game during the UEFA European Championship due to cardiac arrest. Thankfully, Erikson has made a recovery, in large part due to the CPR provided by his teammates and medical staff on the field. CPR is something that we can all learn to help save lives, and with soccer being such a massive worldwide phenomenon, there's no better time than now for a refresh. Tottenham Hotspur, Erikson's former team, shared some information from the British Heart Foundation on how to provide CPR in an emergency. Head over to the British Heart Foundation for more. In the U.S., the Red Cross also offers information about CPR, including resources to sign up for training. 

Watch Out For Bugs

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Wednesday, June 16, 2021 2:05 PM With the warmer weather fully settled in, many of us are finding ourselves spending more time outdoors and in nature. There's no question that spending time in nature is great for our overall health, but there are some things we should look out for in the great outdoors, including bugs and critters that can potentially be dangerous. Head over to WebMD for the lowdown on what to look out for, how their bites look, what's dangerous and what is just straight up annoying.

Preparing For Hurricane Season

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Tuesday, June 15, 2021 12:41 PM It's offiically hurricane season in the United States. As a refresher, head over to the CDC for some ways you can plan ahead and prepare for the possibilites of hurricanes this year, from making sure you get up to date weather alerts to ensuring you have a safe place to shelter.

Some History For Juneteenth

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Friday, June 11, 2021 2:08 PM This coming Saturday is Juneteenth, a day that honors the emancipation of enslaved people in the United States. It honors June 19, 1865, when "General Gordon Granger rode into Galveston, Texas, and announced that enslaved people were now free," Mental Floss reports. Head over to Mental Floss to learn more about Juneteenth, including why it happened more than two years after Lincoln signed the Emancipation Proclamation, what happened after and how you can honor the holiday.

A Solar Eclipse to Remember

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Thursday, June 10, 2021 12:26 PM Early Thursday morning, much of the Northern Hemisphere was treated to a special solar eclipse known as a "ring of fire" due to the way the moon covers most of the sun from view, leaving just a gold ring around the black shadow. But don't worry if you slept through the spectacle—you can head to The New York Times for an explanation on how eclipses happen, and some stunning imagery from yesterday morning. 

What's Up With the Summer Olympics

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Wednesday, June 9, 2021 1:08 PM Believe it or not, the Olympics are scheduled to go ahead this July, reportedly featuring more than 10,000 athletes alone. So, how is the COVID-19 situation in Japan, what safety protocols are in place, and what can we expect ahead of the Olypmics? Head over to The Cut to learn some more.

A Few Facts for Pride Month

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Tuesday, June 8, 2021 12:41 PM Each year, June marks Pride, a month to celebrate and honor the LGBTQ+ community everywhere. But when did Pride begin, why is it in June, and what does the month usually entail? Head over to Mental Floss to learn 10 facts about Pride Month to help you get into the spirit this June.

COVID-19 and Booster Shots

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Monday, June 7, 2021 1:46 PM It's likely that we will need to get a booster shot for our COVID-19 vaccine at some point, but lots of questions still remain. When will the shot be needed? Why do we need it? Does everyone need one? We don't have the answer to all these questions yet, due to time, but there are some things we know for sure. Head over to The New York Times to learn what scientists know about COVID-19 boosters, and what we can expect moving forward.

Experience Vision Expo East from Home

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Friday, June 4, 2021 12:30 PM Did you know you can livestream #VisionExpo content from the comfort of your home! Vision Expo+ is an online platform where you can livestream video content directly from the show floor, source new products, and conduct live meetings. Register for free here. To catch up on everything that is happening at Vision Expo East in Orlando, read today's Digital Edition of the Vision Expo Daily.

Vision Expo East Opens Its Doors

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Friday, June 4, 2021 12:03 AM Vision Expo East opened its doors yesterday for the first time in more than a year. For all the news about what's going on in Orlando, click here to read today's Digital Edition of the Vision Expo Show Daily.