Dr. James Ascough Psychologist

How A Psychologist Elicits Emotions That Create Progress In Therapy | Dr. James Ascough

Therapy can be a very effective method of addressing psychological problems, but one size shoe — or in this case, technique — does not fit all. Psychologist Dr. James Ascough, a longtime student of autonomic nervous system arousal, noticed this dilemma when clients would discuss problems and situations, but would not show much in the way of feelings or arousal of any kind, ultimately resulting in what he believed to be a disappointing lack of growth and progress in the sessions.

Reagan Flowers C-STEM

STEM Is For Everyone: How One Woman Is Creating New Learning Opportunities For Kids Everywhere | Reagan Flowers

As kids grow older, their interest in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) tends to weaken due to lack of accessibility to resources that can help keep their curiosity growing. Dr. Reagan Flowers made it her personal mission to give minority and impoverished students access to resources so they can begin to obtain complete mastery of STEM by embracing communication and engaging in interactive projects that stimulate curiosity, and help foster interest towards entering these fields.

automation

The Ultimate Impact of Intelligent Automation Will Not Just Be Measured by Its Efficiency, but Also by How It Will Uplift Humanity | Dr. Asish Banerjee

From robot-assisted surgery to email spam filters, there is much we gain from artificial intelligence. However, people are often wary of systems that they don’t fully understand. Dr. Ashis Banerjee, an associate professor of industrial and systems engineering and mechanical engineering at the University of Washington, has made it his mission to educate people about the ways in which automation can contribute to the betterment of humankind.

Brooke and Jeff McKeever Ultra Light Therapy

Healing With Light: How Light Therapy Is Revolutionizing The Way We Treat Pain | UltraRed Light Therapy

Brooke and Jeff McKeever founded UltraRed Light Therapy, a wellness clinic specializing in treating its clients with pulsating light, also known as Phototherapy. Both Brooke and Jeff have experienced the extensive benefits of light therapy after they separately experienced life-altering injuries that left them in constant pain.

Stephanie Bird Neuroscientist

How a Neuroscientist Is Bringing Awareness of Professional Ethics to STEM | Stephanie J. Bird

STEM workers hold the power to create vital and innovative changes not just for their industries, but society as a whole. However, ethics and conduct hold equal weight, and improper professionalism can have sizeable impacts. That’s why consultants like Dr. Stephanie Bird have worked to ensure young STEM up-and-comers are trained to handle both their work, and the ethical responsibility that comes with it.

Alyce Knaflich Aura Home Women Vets

A Look Into One Woman Veteran’s Efforts To Give Housing And Support To Homeless Veterans | Alyce Knaflich

Despite their valiant efforts serving, many veterans come home to more struggles in the form of financial insecurities, culture shock, and homelessness. Wanting to help her fellow women service members recover, retired Army Staff Sergeant Alyce Knaflich has created the resources necessary in order to provide that stability so desperately needed.

With Ketanji Brown Jackson’s Supreme Court Confirmation Comes New Firsts And Perspectives

With the confirmation of the newest Supreme Court justice, Ketanji Brown Jackson, the court now has its first black female member. That kind of groundbreaking inclusion could help to bring new perspectives and results to an ever-changing America.

‘The Eagle And Me’: The Civil Rights Anthem The World Forgot About | Charles Prentiss

The artwork created during the Civil Rights Movement in America has been used as a tool for understanding the deep and dark history that Black people have endured in this country. Chuck Prentiss is a Broadway musical expert who recently rediscovered what he believes to be the nation’s first Civil Rights song, and wants the rest of the world to hear it too.

How One Foundation Is Working To Empower And Assist Families Coping With Serious Childhood Illness | Chris Hope Foundation

When a child gets a life threatening illness, it can become extremely hard for the family to manage taking care of their kid without letting the financial strain of treatment get to them. The Chris Hope Foundation works with these families to alleviate that stress so they can focus on what’s most important, their child’s health.

CDC Claims Covid-19 Delta Variant Is As Transmissible As Chickenpox

The US Centers For Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) released an internal document this week that claims the Delta variant of the coronavirus is as contagious as chickenpox and could cause severe illness. 

The variant was already more likely to impact vaccinated Americans as well, which is why the report went on to explain that the CDC will be reversing their current mask guidelines for vaccinated Americans and will likely enforce all citizens to wear masks in public again. 

Previously the CDC said it was okay for vaccinated individuals to be unmasked indoors. Data has proven that the vaccines are still highly effective in preventing serious illness, hospitalization and death in vaccinated people against the variants. 

The report claimed that the Delta variant is more transmissible than the viruses caused by MERS, SARS, Ebola, the common cold, flu, and smallpox. 

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CDC director Rochelle Walensky told the New York Times that new research was showing vaccinated people infected with the Delta variant carried a majority of the virus in their nose and throats. 

Officials in general have been warning Americans about major increases in new Covid-19 infections all throughout the nation; particularly among unvaccinated individuals.

Vaccine hesitancy is prominent throughout the entire country, fueled largely by a slew of misinformation that has been spreading about Covid-19 since the Trump administration. Federal employees in Washington are either to get vaccinated or be subject to multiple Covid tests a week, these types of requirements will likely appear throughout multiple industries as the pandemic continues. 

The Biden Administration recently called on state and local government leaders to offer $100 stimulus payments for newly vaccinated Americans; which would be funded by the $350 billion federal aid grant approved of under the American Rescue Plan Act.