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Kindergarten teachers were tasked with adapting a hands-on, play-based curricula in a virtual environment – a nearly impossible task even without parenting one’s own children at the same time. (Shutterstock)

Kindergarten educators with children at home struggled during the pandemic — mental health supports are needed

Kindergarten educators who taught from home during COVID-19 and who were primarily responsible for their own children self-reported poorer mental health than those without these responsibilities.
A growing number of businesses across a wide range of industries are successfully selling voyeurism to their audiences. (Shutterstock)

Selling voyeurism: How companies create value from the taboo

Voyeurism provides a glimpse into the private life of another person to give audiences a revealing and entertaining experience.
The harmful belief that Christianity ‘replaced’ Judaism is partly rooted in the erroneous view that Jesus told his followers that rules regarding ritual purity were outdated. (Wikimedia)

Jesus the faithful Jew: How misreadings of the Christian Gospels miss this and fuel anti-Judaism

Easter and Passover begin on the same weekend this year. This is an opportunity to revisit misconceptions about Jesus’s ministry and to address anti-Jewish uses of Christian scripture.
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Pandemi mengungkap dampak baik dari WFH, tapi bagi dosen perempuan, bekerja dari rumah merupakan beban

Saat bekerja dari rumah, wanita berjuang lebih dari pria untuk menemukan waktu untuk upaya berkelanjutan yang diperlukan untuk menghasilkan penelitian yang baik dan dapat diterbitkan.
Not engaging Black communities meaningfully in health and other policy-making processes has been a critical failure, reflecting a history of systemic racism, marginalization and political indifference. (Nappy.co)

Failure to include Black communities in health policy public engagement perpetuates health disparities

While policy organizations publicly claim that they want input from racialized and other marginalized communities, many fail to listen to, accept or integrate what those communities have to say.
Fit, fabric and design affect mask effectiveness. (Windsor Essex Sewing Force)

What’s next with face masks? Keep wearing them in public, wear the best mask available and pay attention to fit

We tested well-fitting cloth masks made from 16 kinds of cotton, on human participants, to see how many provided filtration comparable with a certified medical mask. Most of them did.
A Ukrainian police officer is overwhelmed by emotion after comforting people evacuated from Irpin on the outskirts of Kyiv on March 26, 2022. History shows that wars launched for nebulous reasons generally backfire on those who launch them. (AP Photo/Vadim Ghirda)

Ukraine war: The history of conflict shows how elective wars ultimately fail

It’s difficult for regimes to galvanize public opinion or maintain people’s willingness to accept the sacrifices associated with a war waged for questionable reasons.
Firefighters extinguish a fire at a destroyed apartment complex after a Russian rocket attack in Kharkiv, Ukraine’s second-largest city, on March 14, 2022. The majority of the city’s residents are Russian-speaking. (AP Photo/Pavel Dorogoy)

The Russian diaspora isn’t showing much support for Russia’s invasion of Ukraine

The Russian diaspora has mostly been careful about overtly criticizing Vladimir Putin’s invasion of Ukraine. Does that imply support, or fear of Russian retribution?
Health sciences education needs to be updated to include training in technology. (Shutterstock)

Using artificial intelligence in health sciences education requires interdisciplinary collaboration and risk assessment

There are growing applications of artificial intelligence in health sciences education. Students and practitioners need to be educated on using these technologies and made aware of their implications.
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Many of us welcome working from home, but universities show its dangers for women’s careers

When working from home, women struggled more than men to find time for the sustained effort needed to produce good, publishable research. Lack of thinking time is a problem for all knowledge workers.
A gym is in ruins following a shelling in Kyiv, Ukraine, on March 2, 2022. Russian forces have escalated their attacks on crowded cities in what Ukraine’s leader called a blatant campaign of terror. (AP Photo/Efrem Lukatsky)

Putin’s Ukraine invasion: Do declarations of war still exist?

Putin never formally declared war on Ukraine, calling the invasion a “special military operation.” Official declarations of war are increasingly a thing of the past. Here’s why that’s detrimental.
COVID-19 will not be the last infectious disease event of our time. We need to prepare for the next challenge with evidence and knowledge. (Shutterstock)

Future infectious diseases: Recent history shows we can never again be complacent about pathogens

Before COVID-19, clean water, antibiotics and vaccines had made us complacent about infectious disease. Infection control can no longer be taken for granted. We must be prepared for future pandemics.

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