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Hotels see panic buttons as a #MeToo solution for workers. Seattle’s guest ban? Not so fast.

“Through company policy or legislation pushed by local officials, panic buttons have become increasingly widespread at hotels across the country” writes Julia Jacobs for seattletimes.com. Four months after Chicago mandated panic buttons, some small hotels are struggling to pay for the technology, said Alderman Michelle Harris.While the hotel trade group fights these rules, it has embraced panic buttons as worth a significant financial investment.Melara said she was cleaning a bathtub in a hotel room when she turned to see a guest staring at her.Chicago officials estimated that a hotel security…

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How to manage a panic attack

“A notebook can be a valuable tool for dealing with the onset of a panic attack” writes Megan Nolan for theguardian.com. Telling someone who suffers panic attacks to relax can suggest you need a week by the beach.When it comes to panic attacks, knowledge is power.Studies show that commuters in general suffer heightened levels of anxiety, but rush-hour journeys can be especially difficult if you get panic attacks.When you feel an attack coming on, it is a good idea to limit the stimuli you are experiencing as much as you…

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How to spot internet alien panic from a light-year away

“Perhaps you’ve heard: Alien panic is sweeping the internet” writes Miriam Kramer for mashable.com. Effectively, all of this alien panic coverage was stirred up from one quote from one researcher.Here are just a few things to think about the next time you’re trying to spot an alien panic (or aliens) on the internet: This is the big one.NASA is the master of inducing alien panic with obvious timing. Source: mashable.com Share This:

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Feeling tense about the midterms and the markets? Here’s why you shouldn’t be

“Take health care” writes Jill Cornfield for cnbc.com. “But health care is also a fantastic high-growth sector.”However, if we see a red sweep of any substance it’s quite possible we could see real gyrations in the health-care market,” Crowell said.There’s no point in trying to do anything before the election, aside from seeing market outcomes as potential opportunities. Source: cnbc.com Share This:

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STUDY: Anxiety, Panic Attacks On Rise…

“Diagnosis and treatment of anxiety rose among American college students by 5.6 percent, followed by depression (3.2%), and panic attacks (2.8%)” writes View Ben’s Article for studyfinds.org. The study’s authors found significant increases in eight of the 12 mental health conditions they studied, with the biggest increases in those diagnosed with anxiety, depression, and panic attacks.Anxiety is now the most common mental health condition for American university students, affecting 15 percent of our student bodies overall.SILVER SPRING, Md. — Numerous studies have focused on the stress and mental health challenges…

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Panic has yet to peak in this stock market meltdown — here’s why Wall Street thinks the crash has only just begun

“When it comes to severe stock market pullbacks, investor fear usually has to be stretched to its absolute limit before the bleeding can stop” writes Joe Ciolli for businessinsider.com. Dennis Debusschere, the head of portfolio strategy at Evercore ISI, also thinks the stock market has further to fall — albeit for a different reason.In a client note last week, Debusschere lowered his earnings-per-share forecast for the S&P 500 to $170 for full-year 2019.He concurs that there’s still pent-up selling pressure waiting to be unleashed upon the market — at least…

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NFL Panic Index: Just how bad is the Eagles’ Super Bowl hangover?

“For three quarters and some change, they played like the best defense in the league against an explosive Saints offense” writes Oct Edt for sbnation.com. Panic index: In the NFL, teams can rebound from two straight losses, even two hard-to-swallow ones, without breaking a sweat.They have easily the best defense in the league this year. Source: sbnation.com Share This:

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Parents urged not to panic ‘yet’ about massive French and German decline in Scottish schools

“Parents should not panic “yet” about a massive decline in French and German tuition in Scottish schools, according to a think tank report that called for a fresh approach to modern languages” writes Scottish Political Editor for telegraph.co.uk. While there has been a huge decline in French and German exam entries, it said there has been a large percentage rise in Spanish and Chinese. Source: telegraph.co.uk Share This:

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My portfolio just lost $75,000 in 12 days — here’s why I’m not worried at all

“Some years the stock market is up, some years it’s down” writes Ramit Sethi for businessinsider.com. But the big picture here is that as long as you’ve diversified your investments, the stock market returns, on average, approximately 8% after inflation.This study by University of Michigan Professor H. Nejat Seyhu shows that overall your return in stock market is consistent and improves the longer you stay in it.But here are three reasons why I kept my investment portfolio untouched — and why you should stay disciplined, whether your portfolio is worth…

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