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all the rage

It’s All the Rage

I have spent a lot of time online during the coronavirus pandemic. With stay-at-home orders and social distancing requirements, it’s nearly impossible to conduct any sort of person-on-the-street interviews IRL. Similarly hampered from socializing, folks have taken to social media more than usual. This is where I find out what’s …

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one family's 2020 story

One Family’s 2020 Story

In April, Dr. Kevin Carr, a hospitalist at Adfinitas Health, wasn’t surprised he was feeling a little worn out. The Washington County hospital where he worked hadn’t been particularly hard hit by the COVID-19 crisis—only around five to seven COVID-19 patients had presented by mid-April. But doctors and medical staff …

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How we get self-care wrong

How We Get Self-Care Wrong

If one more person tells me I need to “fill my cup” in the interest of self-care, I’m going to hotbox them in a meat locker. With lots and lots of aged meats. Stop telling me to get a massage. I don’t want a facial or a pedicure. I might …

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Mike Haynie

6 Questions with Mike Haynie

Mike Haynie is the CEO of the Maryland Center for Hospitality Training. When the coronavirus shut down the hospitality industry, he partnered with Dupont Laboratories for a training program called Back to Work Safely. Now, Haynie, who has spent a career in the hotel industry, is prepared to go global …

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5 Signs of Burnout

Burnout is one of those road hazards in life that we often never see coming. We work long hours, take on extreme workloads and put enormous pressure on ourselves to excel, and (*surprise*) this makes us perfect candidates for burnout.  A recent Gallup study of roughly 7,500 full-time employees reported that …

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Fruit picking fun

Fruit Picking Fun 5 Places to Get DIY About Your Pie

Get outside, they tell us. The safest activities to do during this pandemic summer are the ones in the open air, under sunny skies or starry nights. When your family has exhausted the trails and parks, drive-in theaters and sandy beaches, another fun outdoor activity awaits—fruit picking. Here are five …

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What to Do July 23-26

Weekend Plans, What to Do July 23-26

Anytime Fun: Local Love Baltimore Restaurant Week Starting on Friday and running through Aug. 2, Baltimore Restaurant Week returns! More than ever, it’s important to get out and support your favorite restaurants, the places that add flavor and personality to our city. With pandemic restrictions, there will be no indoor …

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Restart: Darryl Patterson

Restart: Darryl Patterson

As the world moves toward recovery from the coronavirus pandemic, we asked people in our community about a time they started over or started again.  How did they recover and re-energize themselves in those situations? Over the next several weeks, we will share the stories of their #restart. Darryl Patterson, …

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Restart: Mary Hastler

Restart: Mary Hastler

As the world moves toward recovery from the coronavirus pandemic, we asked people in our community about a time they started over or started again.  How did they recover and re-energize themselves in those situations? Over the next several weeks, we will share the stories of their #restart. Mary Hastler, …

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