Tribune News Service
Lifestyle Budget for Monday, August 19, 2019
Updated at 4:30 p.m. EDT (830 UTC).
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^Military veterans aren't traditional students, but colleges aim to ease the transition: 'It is a culture shock when you get out'<
VETERANS-COLLEGE:TB — When DePaul University student Mike Baumann talks with his classmates, hearing what stresses them out, he thinks to himself, "Wait until you're older."
Because of his age, Baumann, 32, feels out of place around other students in his undergraduate business classes. But there's another reason his perspective differs — he's a veteran.
1100 by Kate Thayer in Chicago. MOVED
^Church in a gay bar: Queer Chicagoans find ways to merge religion and identity<
RELIG-CHURCH-GAYBAR:TB — The second Tuesday of every month, Affirming Worship holds church in Atmosphere, an Andersonville gay bar. The organization, founded in March 2019 by Kelly Ravenscraft, 22, and Michael McBride, 38, works against what a traditional Christian might think of as Mass. It's a space for queer individuals in the Chicago area to discover or rediscover faith, separate from a church in which they may feel uncomfortable. It is, Ravenscraft said, a sacred space, but made so by the members within it.
1850 by Nicole Blackwood in Chicago. MOVED
^Puerto Rico's flag helped heal his pain — then lifted an island<
PUERTORICO-FLAG:MI — An artist who's been painting Puerto Rican flags across the island — with just a paint roll and a wide brush in a single day — was stirred enough curiosity to drive a little more than an hour from San Juan to Barceloneta.
Waiting in the town, in the north part of the island, was H ctor Collazo Hern ndez, who for the past two years has been carrying out his 78 pueblos y 1 bandera project — Spanish for 78 towns and one flag. His goal is to paint the Puerto Rican flag in each of the island's towns, turning abandoned buildings into tourist attractions.
1000 by Sarah Moreno in Barceloneta, Puerto Rico. MOVED
^Hemp CBD drinks won't get you high, makers say. But doctor warns caution<
^HEMP-CBD-DRINKS-DOCTORS-CAUTION:OS—<Companies see CBD beverages as a growth opportunity following the 2018 Farm Bill's elimination of hemp from marijuana's definition in the Controlled Substances Act as well as a new Florida law that made hemp legal in the state. It is defined as having a 0.3% or less concentration of the tetrahydrocannabinol, or THC, the euphoria-inducing compound in marijuana.
Still, even a small amount of THC could potentially trigger a positive drug test conducted by an employer or law enforcement. The Food and Drug Administration is looking at regulations for CBD as well as how it affects human health.
800 by Austin Fuller. MOVED
^What is blue-green algae and can it hurt you or your dog?<
^ENV-BLUE-GREEN-ALGAE:PH—< Blue-green algae, a yearly occurrence at some lakes and ponds, has emerged as a growing scourge this summer after an outbreak forced New Jersey to shut down beaches at its largest freshwater lake.
On top of that, four dogs died this month in North Carolina after swimming in the pond loaded with it.
Should you be afraid? Here are answers to some basic questions about the bacteria and its risks.
1100 (with trims) by Frank Kummer. MOVED
^Home remedies for eyestrain and discomfort<
^HEALTH-EYESTRAIN:MYO—<Eyestrain occurs when your eyes get tired from intense use, such as while driving long distances or staring at computer screens and other digital devices.
Eyestrain doesn't have serious or long-term consequences, but it can be aggravating and unpleasant. It can make you tired and reduce your ability to concentrate. It usually goes away once you rest your eyes or take other steps to reduce your eye discomfort. But in some cases, signs and symptoms of eyestrain can indicate an underlying eye condition that needs treatment.
950 From Mayo Clinic News Network. MOVED
^Social Security: Scams come in many different forms<
^SRS-SOCIALSEC:MCT—<Social Security is at the forefront of keeping your online data secure, but you play a vital role in safeguarding your personal information too.
350 by Nicole Tiggemann. MOVED
^SELF-HELP & SELF-IMPROVEMENT <
^Column: How do we respond to the sort of cruelty that calls for re-writing the Statue of Liberty's promise?<
^LIFE-STEVENS-STATUE-OF-LIBERTY:TB—<I don't know what to do with the cruelty.
I don't know whether to let it into my brain and allow it to linger and put down roots, shaping my decisions about how to vote and what causes to support, sure, but also, maybe, altering my opinion of humanity.
800 by Heidi Stevens. MOVED
by Judi Light Hopson, Emma H. Hopson and Ted Hagen.
(Not moving this week.)
^Jerry Zezima: Pooling our resources<
^ZEZIMA-HUMOR-COLUMN:MCT—<Now that we are in the dog days of summer, and the heat makes dogs pant so much that they don't even wear pants, it can safely be said that most people would give their right arms for a pool, which kind of defeats the purpose because they'd end up swimming in circles.
650 by Jerry Zezima. MOVED
^RIVENBARK-COLUMN:MCT—< (Will not move this week.)
550 by Celia Rivenbark.
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