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Lifestyles

Keeping upright

YOUNGSTOWN — For the last year and a half, registered nurse Rachel Logan of Poland has researched ways older populations can prevent falling down. “My grandmother experienced a fall, and it prompted me to want to inform this population about how to stay safe in their homes,” said Logan, ...

Keeping up takes too much energy

Some people tell me that I don’t keep up with the times. Given the difficult situation we are in in this country right now, I think most of us have trouble “keeping up with the times.” Many things change daily if not hourly. When I was accused of being behind the times, they were ...

Working hard on the farm while everyone is at home

Today was such a beautiful sunny day with the temperature around 60 degrees. Everyone is home due to the coronavirus precautions. It seems so different not to set an alarm. Of course, we sleep later since no one is leaving home. The boys took advantage of the nice day and hauled a lot of ...

Homeschool hassle

BUFFALO, N.Y. — After her sixth-grade son’s school in Buffalo, New York, closed amid the coronavirus outbreak, Roxanne Ojeda-Valentin returned to campus with shopping bags to take home textbooks and weeks’ worth of assignments prepared by teachers. A single mother with a full-time job, ...

Anchoring returns thanks to COVID-19

Anchoring was all the rage in the 1980s and 1990s. Thanks to COVID-19, the term “anchoring” is enjoying a rebirth as many are moving online for school and work. As the name suggests, anchoring refers to the TV news industry, but specifically to the wardrobe choices of some male anchors. ...

Teams, toddlers and cabinets

In the early days of working from home to prevent spread of the COVID-19 disease, some Massachusetts Institute of Technology researchers talking strategy on a video chat couldn’t help but get distracted by their team leader’s kitchen cabinets. “There was absolutely nothing special about ...

Think of each other now

Fear is an expectation of danger that may be lurking and waiting to strike. Such is the coronavirus that has turned the whole world upside down. They say that the elderly or senior citizens are much more susceptible to this villain that has no friends. A lot of us are in that category. It ...

Think of each other now

Fear is an expectation of danger that may be lurking and waiting to strike. Such is the coronavirus that has turned the whole world upside down. They say that the elderly or senior citizens are much more susceptible to this villain that has no friends. A lot of us are in that category. It ...

Lovina remembers a time before toilet paper was available

It’s a rainy Wednesday evening here in Michigan — a week before you are reading this. Supper is over and the girls are washing dishes. I decided to sit here at the kitchen table and get started on this column. The girls are talking to each other, so my mind wanders over to them, making ...

Health notes

Editor’s note: These notes are prepared in advance. Contact any of the groups before attending events listed below. Many meetings are being canceled or postponed out of concern of the COVID-19 outbreak. UPDATE YOUR LISTING: To update information for 2020, resubmit your health notes by email ...

Tips for hosting your meeting out of office

Many of us have been thrust into the world of telecommuting overnight. Thanks to COVID-19, we’re trying our best to replicate the face-to-face work environment. We’re online, but it’s not the same. Like many of you, I don’t like this new normal. While occasionally working from home has ...

Family gathers to clean

Last week, my sisters Verena and Susan did a good job cleaning the windows in the upstairs bedrooms. We like to take the screens out and bring them to the basement to spray off with soap and hot water. The summer dust accumulates on them. Just before lunch time, Uncle Joe and Aunt Betty from ...

Hospital offers free colorectal cancer screening kits

WARREN — Stories about COVID-19, or the novel coronavirus, have overshadowed Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month. Trumbull Regional Medical Center doesn’t want people to lose sight of the second-leading cause of cancer death in the United States. The Steward Health Care System this month is ...

Health notes

UPDATE YOUR LISTING: To update information for 2020, resubmit your health notes by email to tmunnell@tribtoday .com Editor’s note: These notes are prepared in advance. Please contact any of the groups before attending events listed below. Many meetings are being canceled or postponed out of ...

How social media are responding to virus

Blame the platform, not the user. Critics who blame major social media platforms for enabling the spread of misdeeds and misinformation have uttered those words more than once. But today is not one of those days. This is because Facebook and friends have stepped up their response to dealing ...

Son writes home about family, life in China

My older son, Chip, has lived in China since about 2002. He married a Chinese woman and they now have two kids, a boy, Ming, 15, and a girl, Mei, 13. They live in a seven-story apartment building in a secure walled-in complex in Putian city in Fujian Province — 7,652 miles from good old ...

Senior news

FALL PREVENTION CLASS: Girard Community Center is hosting “A Matter of Balance,” an award-winning program designed to manage falls and increase activity levels, from 1 to 3 p.m. Tuesday, Thursday, and March 19, 24, 26 and 31 at the Liberty Township Building. Materials and snacks will be ...

Spring means time to clean

March! Spring is just around the corner. Our snow from last week has all melted. We took advantage of it and made ice cream in the hand-cranked ice cream freezer. I always love the taste of homemade ice cream. My husband, Joe, and son Benjamin left for work this morning at 3:40 a.m. Son ...

Organize your digital images in fewer places

We’re drowning in digital photos. They’re on our desktops, laptops, pen drives and SD cards, smartphones and iPads, the cloud (in some cases, multiple clouds) and spaces we’ve probably long forgotten. The thought of so many images of family, friends and important occasions stored in so ...

Wildlife keeps active during a mild winter

I don’t remember a winter like the one we are in. But then maybe my memory is not so good anymore. We’ve had mild temperatures with not much snow, so it has been good to get around. Let’s not celebrate too much because we have the whole month of March to go yet and March has been known ...