Tips for Utilizing Reports

SCANNING is a VITAL SKILL in today’s information-packed world. Learning to be a good scanner will help you throughout your life. These reports are designed for easy scanning. You determine what is interesting and/or useful.

Just scanning this page will help you be informed. However, deeper reading is nice as well. It is up to you.

Each item has a number of elements including a headline with link to the original that will open in the same tab/window, the domain or site it came from, the country or US state the item is relevant to (if applicable), an open/close excerpt link, a link to open the item in a new tab, excerpts and sometimes media.

Excerpts & Media Most items have excerpts and some include media like video, audio, or screenshots. You can open and close ALL of them by clicking on the link right above the first headline. Also you can open and close each individual one by clicking the open or close link below each headline. Please note that clicking on an individual excerpt with close another you may have open. Here is a shortcut link to: View this report with excerpt of each article (like Google) .

Note about Media: videos, screenshots and other media don't always fit perfectly within the report's design. This is a known issue especially on mobile devices.

Tabs Trick: Opening a link in a new tab in the background while you stay on the same page is a great way to augment your scanning. Scan the headlines and click while holding down a key (Windows: ctrl+click Mac: cmd+click) to do this. You don’t break your scanning and can then later go through the tabs you have opened at your own pace.

Saving Articles: You could of course bookmark articles but I highly recommend either of these for saving the articles you want to keep or read later: GetPocket.com or Stash. Either way organization is key.

A “PR” in front of a link means that link goes to either a press release, sponsored post or native ad – in other words something that someone was paid or compensated for in some way.

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October 16th, 2017 Menu:
Hightlights : The Arts & Entertainment : Education : Business : Food & Drink : Health : Latina

Puerto Rican Hospitals Are Still Desperate for Fuel, Generators, and Cash from vice.com : Puerto Rico

When Dr. Robert Fuller flew into the devastation inflicted by Hurricane Maria and assessed some 30 medical clinics on the island of Puerto Rico, he asked every single hospital he walked into the same question: What do you need? They all had the same answer: Fuel, a generator, and cash. It's been over two weeks since Hurricane Maria, and Puerto Rico's health system remains crippled. Access to clean water and electricity is scarce, and the risk of water-borne and mosquito-borne illnesses are growing as they fester in the deadly combination of unsanitary conditions in areas with little to no access to aid.

Rep. Gutiérrez Calls for Federal Evacuation of Puerto Rico’s Elderly, Sick and Vulnerable from latinorebels.com : Puerto Rico

On Wednesday morning, Rep. Luis Gutiérrez (D–IL) gave the following speech on the floor of the House of Representatives

The Avocado Light Is a New Low-Fat Avocado, But How Does It Taste? from bonappetit.com

Many worshippers of the smooth, green-fleshed, perpetually Instagrammable deity known colloquially as the avocado are of the belief that there is only one rule when it comes to consumption of our toast-adorning overlord: You can never eat too many. Despite its naysayers, avocado is eminently spreadable, saturated with nutrients, and can lower your cholesterol. Sushi, sandwiches, chips: Is there anything that isn't improved by avocado, we ask?There's only one problem: The FDA-approved serving size of an avocado is apparently only a third of an avocado. A day. WHAT?

Dental tourism industry exploits workers in Mexico from theconversation.com : Mexico

In 2015 and 2016, I spent four months living in Los Algodones conducting interviews and participating in local events for a doctoral research project in health sciences at Simon Fraser University. My work investigates dental travel as part of the wider phenomenon of “medical tourism” — an industry that is growing rapidly as more and more patients seek access to new or more affordable medical treatments outside of their countries of residence. My research raises concerns about exploitative industry practices in Los Algodones, Mexico. These include poor working conditions and discriminatory practices for employees in dental clinics, harassment of Indigenous street vendors and lack of access to dental care for local residents.

Hispanics in US Provide Most Care for the Elderly from laht.com

The work of caring for loved ones in the last stage of their life is something the Hispanic community in the United States provides more than any other social group, a story told in the documentary film “Cada Paso en el Camino” (Every Step of the Way). The way Mexican television personality and activist Marco Antonio Regil dealt with the long illness of his mother is included in the film promoted by the American Association of Retired Persons (AARP), which premieres this Tuesday.