The Edition: No. 276

Aug 3, 2021

How others treat me is their path.  How I react is mine. // Dr. Wayne Dyer

+ I’m worried going back to the office will mean more work.

+ You know my favorite Karen Kane faux-wrap dress?  It’s now my second-favorite.

+ A vibrant orange and arugula salad for late summer.

+ Ann Taylor’s early-fall pieces are here. This jacket is a must, so are these earrings.

+ Seven hacks to de-stress your workday.

+ If I had any trips planned, this incredible swimsuit would be on my wishlist.

+ Why do millennials have a weird relationship with drinking water?

+ Bobbi Brown is now at Ulta. Their dark-circle corrector is the best.

+ Hundreds of ways to get sh*t done, and we still can*t.

+ This fall-floral shirt comes in sizes 00-40.  So does this great work top.

+ Watching the Olympics? Then you need to listen to Blind Landing.

+ Gap has all the fall colors. This rust-colored cardigan, amazing.

Long Read. Reckoning with the theft of Native American children.

Whether you’re vaccinated, still thinking about it, or dealing with a relative who seems willing to take medical advice from everyone but their primary care provider, this thread from Nini Munoz is very educational.  The news about breakthrough cases is scary, but this explanation contains a lot of good information.

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  1. Meg says:

    I am cracking up about the water article. I was just thinking about it this weekend, when my (boomer) parents travelled across the country to visit me (elder Millennial), without bringing water bottles with them. I don’t travel down the street without my water bottle! Maybe they bought some Snapple at the airport to drink on the plane?

  2. Crystal says:

    Regarding covid vaccines/infections — It is important to understand that these first-wave vaccines were not designed or tested to prevent all covid infections; rather, they were designed to prevent *severe* covid-19 symptoms (and thus keep people alive, off respirators, and out of hospitals). (Also, at the time these vaccines were being tested, it wasn’t feasible to, say, test every vaccinated trial participant multiple times per week to determine if they’d developed low-level covid infections.) For example, the FDA Guidance for Industry on covid-19 vaccine development states: “As it is possible that a COVID-19 vaccine might be much more effective in preventing severe versus mild COVID-19, sponsors should consider powering efficacy trials for formal hypothesis testing on a severe COVID-19 endpoint. Regardless, severe COVID-19 should be evaluated as a secondary endpoint (with or without formal hypothesis testing) if not evaluated as a primary endpoint.” https://www.fda.gov/media/139638/download In other words, we need to reset out own expectations of what these vaccines are and how they are intended to help us. They are highly effective in preventing serious covid symptoms, and based on current data are also effective in *preventing covid*, but we have to understand that a 0% infection rate against all variants, without herd immunity, isn’t feasible at this point in time, and we need to continue taking appropriate distancing, masking, cleaning, and other measures.

    • Anna says:

      I’m in the Johnson and Johnson trial, and I don’t even get tested every time I go in. I think they tested before the initial injection (I ended up getting a placebo), and then when I went in for the unblinding before getting the actual vaccine. Otherwise, they just do a blood draw to test for antibodies, and I have two testing kits at home in case I do develop symptoms.

  3. Christine S. says:

    The water article was hilarious and really resonated with me. I barely remember drinking water when I was growing up – lots of milk, Capri-Suns, and juice. Now, I don’t leave my apartment without a full Camelbak of water!

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