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The loneliness of social isolation can affect your brain and raise dementia risk in older adults

<span class="caption">In healthy older people, loneliness has a pattern of stress response similar to that of people who are under chronic stress. </span> <span class="attribution"><a class="link rapid-noclick-resp" href="https://www.gettyimages.com/detail/photo/senior-woman-looking-out-of-her-bedroom-window-at-royalty-free-image/1218053691" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Justin Paget via Getty Images">Justin Paget via Getty Images</a></span>
In healthy older people, loneliness has a pattern of stress response similar to that of people who are under chronic stress. Justin Paget via Getty Images

Physical pain is unpleasant, yet it’s vital for survival because it’s a warning that your body is in danger. It tells you to take your hand off a hot burner or to see a doctor about discomfort in your chest. Pain reminds us all that we need to take care of ourselves.

Feeling lonely is the social equivalent to feeling physical pain. It even triggers the same pathways in the brain that are involved in processing emotional responses to physical pain.

Just like feeling physical pain, feeling lonely and disconnected from others is also a signal that we need to take care of ourselves by seeking the safety and comfort of companionship. But what happens when we are unable to find companionship and the

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Teen influencer Danielle Cohn spoke openly about her abortion after becoming embroiled in controversy. Here’s how the social media star rose to prominence online.

Danielle Cohn
Danielle Cohn

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  • Influencer and musician Danielle Cohn, who boasts 18.2 million TikTok followers and 1.8 million YouTube subscribers, has become an online sensation thanks to her lip-syncing videos and controversial social media presence.

  • Since the social media star rose to prominence in 2016, fans and critics have speculated about her age and expressed concern about her sexualized social media presence.

  • Cohn made headlines in July when she made a video addressing a leaked audio clip that revealed that she had an abortion earlier this year.

  • Since posting the video, Cohn has received support from fans who “respected” her decision and transparency, but others remained concerned about her age and relationships.

  • Cohn’s mother, Jennifer Archambault, has described the situation as “painful,” and she hopes her daughter can heal out of the spotlight.

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With 18.2 million TikTok followers, 4.7 million Instagram followers,

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School to teach five-hour long lessons on same subject to help with social distancing

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Teachers will hold five-hour long lessons on the same subject at a Leicestershire school in an attempt to boost social distancing when students return in September.

The Government set out a range of measures to protect children and staff from the spread of coronavirus ahead of September when schools have been told all pupils must return to the classroom.

Under the guidance, teachers have been advised to distance from each other and older students where possible, with year groups kept in separate “bubbles”.

Manor High School in Oadby has said it will teach day-long lessons on the same subject to avoid students having to move from classroom to classroom during the day.

The school told the Times how it has drawn up a fortnightly cycle of all-day lessons with students learning Maths, English, Science, Geography and Thursday on separate days of the week.

Headteacher Liam Powell said: “The basic

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Back to school in Orange County without masks and social distancing? Many call that reckless

People gather in Laguna Beach in May to protest Gov. Gavin Newson's order temporarily closing Orange County beaches. <span class="copyright">(Luis Sinco / Los Angeles Times )</span>
People gather in Laguna Beach in May to protest Gov. Gavin Newson’s order temporarily closing Orange County beaches. (Luis Sinco / Los Angeles Times )

Recommendations approved by the Orange County Board of Education to welcome students back to campuses without increased social distancing in classrooms or the mandatory use of masks were met with a fierce backlash from educators and parents Tuesday, highlighting the larger divide in the county over the use of face coverings and other coronavirus protections.

How to reopen schools has become a major political battle, with President Trump pushing educators to get kids back into the classroom despite a surge of new COVID-19 cases and concerns that in-person instruction is simply not safe. Los Angeles, San Diego and a growing number of other communities in California are putting off reopening plans, citing the coronavirus spike and a lack of testing and contract tracing.

The debate

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Orange County education leaders want schools to reopen without masks or social distancing

Graduate Dylan Davis is congratulated by coach John Shanahan as he exits the Laguna Beach High drive-through graduation at Guyer Field. <span class="copyright">(Don Leach / Times Community News)</span>
Graduate Dylan Davis is congratulated by coach John Shanahan as he exits the Laguna Beach High drive-through graduation at Guyer Field. (Don Leach / Times Community News)

Orange County education leaders voted 4 to 1 Monday evening to approve recommendations for reopening schools in the fall that do not include the mandatory use of masks for students or increased social distancing in classrooms amid a surge in coronavirus cases.

The Board of Education did, however, leave reopening plans up to individual school districts.

Among the recommendations are daily temperature checks, frequent handwashing and use of hand sanitizer, in addition to the nightly disinfection of classrooms, offices and transportation vehicles.

The recommendations, contained in a white paper, widely support schools reopening in the fall. The document states that remote learning amid the COVID-19 pandemic has been an “utter failure” and suggests allowing parents to send their children to another district or

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Orange County votes to reopen schools without masks or increased social distancing

Graduate Dylan Davis is congratulated by coach John Shanahan as he exits the Laguna Beach High drive-through graduation at Guyer Field. <span class="copyright">(Don Leach / Times Community News)</span>
Graduate Dylan Davis is congratulated by coach John Shanahan as he exits the Laguna Beach High drive-through graduation at Guyer Field. (Don Leach / Times Community News)

Orange County education leaders voted 4 to 1 Monday evening to approve recommendations for reopening schools in the fall that do not include the mandatory use of masks for students or increased social distancing in classrooms amid a surge in coronavirus cases.

The Board of Education did, however, leave reopening plans up to individual school districts.

Among the recommendations are daily temperature checks, frequent handwashing and use of hand sanitizer, in addition to the nightly disinfection of classrooms, offices and transportation vehicles.

The recommendations, contained in a white paper, widely support schools reopening in the fall. The document states that remote learning amid the COVID-19 pandemic has been an “utter failure” and suggests allowing parents to send their children to another district or

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Social distancing won’t stop until there’s a vaccine, B.C. health officials say

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As cases of COVID-19 continue to spread around the world, Canadians seem to be increasingly concerned about their health and safety

Currently, there are more than 107,000 confirmed coronavirus cases in Canada and more than 8,700 deaths.

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July 10

2:00 p.m.: ‘Not right now’ Ontario’s premier says to American visitors

At a press conference in Woodbridge, Ont.

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Five ways to stay connected with your college classmates in the era of social distancing

As schools such as UCLA move many classes online, staying engaged with your college community will be harder than usual next semester. <span class="copyright">(Cheryl A. Guerrero / Los Angeles Times)</span>
As schools such as UCLA move many classes online, staying engaged with your college community will be harder than usual next semester. (Cheryl A. Guerrero / Los Angeles Times)

Universities’ strategies to help new students form connections usually consist of packed in-person events and fairs where representatives from student groups stand at tables, talking to hundreds of prospective members in a matter of hours.

It doesn’t take long to realize how impossible that is now, as coronavirus cases continue to rise in many states.

Whether you’re starting your last semester or about to begin your college career, the old playbook for staying involved on campus has been thrown out the window. Here are some tips for connecting with your school community while social distancing.

Start on social media

Returning students, remember the summer before your freshman year when you scoured the #(school name)(graduating year) hashtag, looking for new friends and

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