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Are you prepared for natural disaster in Nebraska?


Are you prepared for natural disaster in Nebraska? Image: (Brian Miner, MGN)

Recently, natural disasters have hit the U.S. hard. We know that natural disasters can happen in Nebraska – so what can we do to help prepare our families?

With September being Emergency Preparedness Month, emergency officials in Hall County say right now is the best time to start checking batteries in your smoke and carbon monoxide detectors, ensuring you have non–perishable foods in case electricity goes out during a snow or ice storm, and having important numbers written down in case your phone battery dies.


The emergency director John Rosenlund said it’s about being self–sufficient if something goes wrong…


Option B: Facing adversity, building resilience, and finding joy

You rarely read business books that break your heart but Option B definitely falls in this category. Together with Adam Grant, the psychologist and author of Originals, Sheryl Sandberg shares the intimate story of how she dealt with the sudden death of her husband. She takes the reader through every painful detail of her sorrow, painting a personal portrait of how Mark Zuckerberg and the inner circle of Facebook helped the company’s COO get back to work and reclaim her joy.

However, the authors also offer solid advice on how to find strength in the face of adversity. Drawing inspiration from their conversations with victims of rape, cancer and personal loss, Sandberg and Grant unveil how to build resilience and how to learn from painful experiences…


Schoolchildren to be given ‘resilience lessons’ in school to cope with stress of modern life

Schoolchildren will be given resilience lessons to help them cope with modern life and “online stress”.

The new lesson plans for secondary school pupils will cover topics such as cyberbullying, social media and body image.

Public Health England (PHE) said they will help children build “crucial life-skills” and improve their mental health and wellbeing.

They will be rolled out to all secondary schools in England, and taught during Personal, Social, Health and Economic (PSHE) classes.

Teachers will screen YouTube videos from popular vloggers in a bid to encourage digital-obsessed teenagers to engage with…



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