Day: September 17, 2020

Marquette Men’s Basketball Coach Rides for a Cause Greater Than Himself

Photo credit: Darren Hauck
Photo credit: Darren Hauck

From Bicycling

The spring in the Lake Michigan city of Milwaukee, Wisconsin can bring varying weather, to say the least; some days require a jacket and winter gloves, while others are summer-like.

In early May, on one of those sunny days with clear skies, Steve Wojciechowski, head men’s basketball coach for Marquette University—a private Jesuit research school in Milwaukee, Wisconsin—was joined on a 34-mile bike ride by Marquette University President Michael Lovell, as well as other Marquette coaches. It was day 2 of a month-long challenge in the name of fitness and to raise money for hunger relief.

At the beginning of May, Wojciechowski committed to participate in the Calendar Club Challenge to raise money for Feeding America Eastern Wisconsin, an organization that serves 400,000 people in 35 counties, including 124,000 children and 41,000 seniors. Each day of the month, he completed either a 31-mile bike

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Amanda Kloots Celebrates What Would’ve Been Husband Nick Cordero’s 42nd Birthday 2 Months After His Death

Amanda Kloots/Instagram Amanda Kloots and Nick Cordero with son Elvis Eduardo

Amanda Kloots is paying tribute to her late husband Nick Cordero on what would have been his 42nd birthday.

The fitness instructor, 38, honored the Broadway star — who died on July 5 from coronavirus complications at the age of 41 — in an Instagram post on Thursday, writing, “My angel in heaven is celebrating his birthday today.”

“Happy 42nd Birthday baby 🎊 I bet you’re having quite the celebration up there, probably singing to everyone,” Kloots said, adding that she and their 1-year-old son Elvis Eduardo “will be singing here on earth to you ❤️.”

The mom of one also posted photos and a video taken during Cordero’s birthday celebrations in 2019.

“It could not have been a more perfect party for him,” she recalled. “He was at his favorite bar with his favorite friends in Laurel Canyon,

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Have you read something written by GPT-3? Probably not, but it’s hard to be sure

In August, a blog post about personal productivity surfaced to the top of Hacker News, a website and message board well known in Silicon Valley circles that focuses on computer science and entrepreneurship.

There was nothing terribly unique about the post. It offered simple, relatively common advice. Some readers discussed its merits in comments and offered their own thoughts on how to be more productive.

A few people, however, found the post a little suspect.

“This is either something written by GPT-3, or the human equivalent,” one person commented. “Zero substantive content, pure regurgitation.”

Another person had the same assessment: “I think this was written by GPT-3.”

It turns out that they were right. The blog post was written almost entirely by a piece of software called Generative Pre-trained Transformer 3, or GPT-3. Liam Porr, a computer science student at the University of California,Berkeley, used the new machine learning model

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Ontarians ‘blatantly ignoring’ gathering rules spark $10,000 fine, rollback of who residents can see

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September 17

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This Viral TikTok Claims a DIY Aspirin Face Mask Can Get Rid of Acne, but Is It Legit?

Photo credit: ironstealth - Getty Images
Photo credit: ironstealth – Getty Images

From Prevention

TikTok is flooded with advice on just about everything, from kitchen hacks to fashion fixes to home decor DIYs. But one user is going viral after she posted a video using an aspirin face mask to get rid of her acne.

Mallory Le, a.k.a. @tellyourdogisayhello, says in the caption of her TikTok that an aspirin mask really helped clear up her skin. “I didn’t have to go on accutane again because of this trick,” she wrote.

In the TikTok, Le breaks down how she makes the mask. She takes two tablets of aspirin, breaks them down with a little water, and spreads the goo on her face. She then leaves it on for three minutes, before rinsing it off and patting her face dry with a towel. “Do this every few days,” she wrote, showing off her clear skin.

Plenty of people

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22 products we love that have more than 10,000 reviews

The reviews and the tests don't lie.
The reviews and the tests don’t lie.

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1. An insanely good hair dryer brush

This hair dryer brush is magic.
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The Best Face Masks to Buy Online

The fashion world is stepping up in a time of need: Countless companies are now making, selling and donating non-medical grade face masks for daily protection from COVID-19.

Demand for the best face mask options has soared in recent months, in part because the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention now recommends wearing personal protective equipment (PPE) masks in public settings to help slow the spread of COVID-19. PPE masks are usually made from breathable a fabric like cotton and differ from a surgical mask and N95 respirators that experts say should be reserved for health care workers who are caring for the sick.

In times of crisis, it’s heartwarming to see companies we love and support giving back using the tools and skills they know best. Nordstrom, the largest employer of tailors in the country, has trained its alterations teams to make face masks to distribute to health care

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Your Kids Probably Aren’t Getting Enough Sleep

Back-to-school season is in full swing! One of the best and easiest ways to help set your children up for success is incorporating the right amount of healthy sleep into their routine. September 14-20 is Student Sleep Health Week, organized by the American Academy of Sleep Medicine (AASM), to highlight the importance of healthy sleep for students. As a physician specializing in sleep medicine, and a parent, I know how challenging it can be to get your children to want to sleep, but I also understand how important sleep is for their long-term health and success.

What’s keeping your children from getting enough sleep?

When children get sufficient sleep, it has a positive impact on grades, athletic performance and other daily activities. Yet, a new survey from the AASM shows that more than half of parents (57%) say that they have a child/teen who does not get enough sleep on

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How Remote Learning Has Changed The Nature Of School Bullying

Remote learning may reduce bullying in some respects, but teachers who require students to leave their cameras on may give bullies more fodder for taunting. (Photo: Imgorthand via Getty Images)
Remote learning may reduce bullying in some respects, but teachers who require students to leave their cameras on may give bullies more fodder for taunting. (Photo: Imgorthand via Getty Images)

For most kids across the country, remote learning means school looks very different this year. Nearly three-fourths of the nation’s largest school districts have chosen virtual learning as their only instructional model for the beginning of the academic year, according to a Sept. 2 update from Education Week magazine.

Classes via Zoom helps protect the health and safety of teaching staff, students and their families. Does the shift in the style of instruction keep kids safe from the threat of school bullies, too? 

There’s certainly less opportunities for bullies to do their biddings, but parents shouldn’t let their guard down entirely: Experts say that with the increase in screen time, cyberbullies may find new, covert ways to pick on their

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Vaccine trial results could come in November; thousands of health workers have died; cases in Europe up

As the race to find a coronavirus vaccine continues, the World Health Organization on Thursday announced grim reminders of COVID-19’s global impact.

The WHO said cases are surging again in Europe, with more than half of European countries seeing a 10% or greater spike in cases. COVID-19 is also disproportionately affecting healthcare workers, according to WHO data. 

Health workers make up 2-3% of the global population but account for about 14% of reported COVID-19 cases. “Thousands of health workers infected with COVID-19 have lost their lives worldwide,” the organization said.

Meanwhile, progress towards a vaccine continued Thursday: Moderna said it was moving up its trial results timeline. The company said it could have enough clinical trial results for its candidate vaccine as soon as November.

That news followed cautions from Robert Redfield, director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, on Wednesday. Redfield urged the use of face masks

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