Health system reveals hospital gown to cover rears
DETROIT - A Detroit-based health system has unveiled a new hospital gown that aims to put the wraps on a big source of patients’ grumbles - a lack of rear coverage.
Resembling a wrap-around robe, the “Model G” gown closes the once-drafty back, using adjustable snaps on the front and along the shoulders. As well as catering to patients who appreciate a more modest look, the gown - with color-coded trim - is made from a cotton-poplin blend for improved comfort.
Cleaning house, Sisyphus-style
I’ve never been a neat person. A little chaos does not disturb me, but cleaning up after three 3-year-olds can really make you understand poor Sisyphus a little better.
For those who aren’t into Greek myths, Sisyphus is a guy who thought it would be a good idea to live a long time. So he did the logical thing and chained up Death so he wouldn’t die. Of course, no one else could either, and there were repercussions. Long story short, he eventually released Death, died, and got a nasty punishment of having to roll a big rock up a hill – but when he gets within spitting distance of the top, the rock slips from his grasp and rolls back down again. And he gets to do this for eternity.
Hannaford launches program to help feed hungry
SCARBOROUGH – Hannaford Supermarkets today announced the 2014 launch of Hannaford Helps Fight Hunger, a charitable campaign focused on helping feed individuals who do not have access to enough nutritious food.
Hannaford Helps Fight Hunger is a partnership between the supermarket and its customers in Maine, New Hampshire, Vermont, Massachusetts and New York to provide food and monetary donations to local pantries and regional food banks. Donations benefit the one in six Americans – 49 million people -- who are “food insecure,” without consistent access to all the nutritious food they need.
Fabric of community
EDDINGTON – Whether you’re a long-time quilter looking to hone your skills or you’ve never sewn a straight stitch before, the Eddington Quilt Collaborative is looking to welcome you into their ranks.
“It’s an art form. You can come at it as an art or a craft. And I look at it as painting with fabric. You have unlimited choices for design, unlimited choices for color, unlimited choices for texture,” said Susan McKay of the Eddington Quilt Collaborative.
Accentuate the positive
Man, as a parent you can complain – a lot. There’s lots to complain about: dishes, yelling, fighting siblings, more dishes, laundry, being tired, being sick (all the time!), not getting enough work done, having to work too much (or not enough). There are endless items to complain about. And if you let it, you can wrap yourself in a shell of negativity. Which I do from time to time.
But it sucks. Because, for one, it doesn’t actually help me feel better. Yeah, it’s called venting, letting off steam before you rupture – but I always end up feeling worse, not better.
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