Newsweek 9/3/2021

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37 期号


the archives

1963 “A culmination of the summer of revolt, a solemn, massive sacrament in which thousands of Negroes and their white friends in churches, unions and liberal circles could share the revolutionary passion born last spring in Birmingham,” Newsweek reflected about the protest in which 250,000 people gathered at the Lincoln Memorial to further civil rights and where Martin Luther King Jr. delivered his celebrated “I Have a Dream” speech. After the murder of George Floyd in May 2020, thousands gathered at the same site to protest police brutality and racial inequality as part of the Black Lives Matter movement. 1986 “More and more couples are painting a new kind of American family portrait—one with just two faces, the husband’s and the wife’s,” Newsweek reported as the U.S. birth rate plummeted to its lowest…

fighting terrorism from afar

WITHIN THE BIDEN WHITE HOUSE, AND IN corners of the U.S. military and intelligence bureaucracy, it is the phrase of the moment: “over the horizon.” The expression refers to efforts to counter terrorism from afar, without troops on the ground, and it has been in the defense lexicon dating back to the Cold War. The appeal is obvious: When dealing with threats like Al-Qaeda or like-minded terrorist groups, why bother with dangerous, forward deployed missions in unstable places like Afghanistan, Iraq, Syria or North Africa, when you can launch a Tomahawk missile from somewhere in the Arabian Sea and be done with it? “Over the horizon,” to Joe Biden, means the end of “endless wars.” You can hit the enemy from above, and from far away. Thus, we can bug out…

back to work in a covid world

THIS OCTOBER, NEWSWEEK AND the Best Practice Institute will unveil our inaugural list of “100 Most Loved Workplaces in America.” Based on the months of research that we’ve just wrapped up, here’s one thing these companies have in common: the ability to collaborate and communicate clearly with their employees. For many of these companies, though, that skill will be put to the test over the next few months like it never has before. Of course, we can thank COVID for that. Things were getting better on the pandemic front this spring and through the early summer, largely because of vaccines, until COVID threw a curve ball with the Delta variant. Despite the fact that infection rates are once again rising, many employers have still asked folks to return to work in person.…

the kids are alright

CLASSROOMS ARE OPENING THIS FALL, but don’t expect it to be anything like a return to pre-pandemic normal. These kids will be bouncing off the walls. They’ll squirm in their seats, chat while the teacher is talking, horse around in the hallways, talk back and have a harder time than usual in following rules. “There will be millions of children returning to our classrooms this fall with an over-activated stress physiology,” says Nadine Burke Harris, a former pediatrician and expert on childhood stress who is now California’s surgeon general. The last year and a half of COVID-19 craziness has had a cumulative effect on the kids, says Burke Harris. Come September, the sudden change in routine—from more than a year of home confinement and laptop learning to the social pressures of…

how to cope with the stress of school

THE PANDEMIC HAS PUT AN ENORMOUS amount of stress on families—and so will the return to in-person classes this year. To assess what this means for parents and children, Newsweek spoke with three leading experts in child psychology about the challenges many families are now facing: Jack P. Shonkoff, M.D., professor of child health and development at the Harvard School of Public Health; Scott Russo, professor of neuroscience and director of the Center for Affective Neuroscience at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai; and Nadine Burke Harris, M.D., the surgeon general of California. Here are highlights: NEWSWEEK: How can parents and teachers help children bounce back from the trauma of the pandemic? DR. NADINE BURKE HARRIS: Start by validating their experience and recognizing that this has been really hard. Help…

america’s best physical rehabilitation centers 2021

EVERY YEAR MILLIONS OF Americans will sustain a musculoskeletal injury that lasts longer than three months. More than a million people will have surgery to replace a hip or knee joint. Whatever the injury, physical therapy can cut the time and improve the quality of recovery. Finding reliable rehabilitation, though, can be challenging. That’s why Newsweek has again partnered with global market research firm Statista Inc. to rank the U.S.’ Best Physical Rehabilitation Centers. We are proud to have expanded the project this year: The facilities awarded are certified Medicare and/or Medicaid Inpatient Rehabilitation Facilities (IRF). Awards are on a state basis. This year, we included 25 U.S. states total (5 more than last year). These are the states with the most facilities. The total number of awardees varies per state due to the…