Guest Column

June 2, 2020

Daniel Han is a freelance journalist, Westfield High School Graduate of 2019 and freshman studying journalism at Rutgers University. I entered Newark, N.J. on Saturday with shatter-proof goggles, a helmet and camera. As a freelance photographer, I wanted to capture the historic moment of the ...

Read more »

A recent poll on Twitter found that 44% of respondents would take a 10% pay cut in order to work from home permanently. That is interesting, but as interesting, is the fact that 56% said they would not. These statistics line up nicely with the suggested introvert/extrovert divide. Are introverts ...

Read more »

As a vascular neurologist, I’m concerned that people’s fear of catching COVID-19 is stopping them from seeking health care, even those who may be gravely ill. Having a stroke is a major emergency that requires immediate medical intervention, yet people with symptoms erroneously believe the risk of ...

Read more »

At-home fitness equipment is extremely important right now, especially because we are so sedentary; and even more so now because of COVID-19. The number of products out there can make your head spin. Here's my top ten list that can help you stay fit; focusing on cardio, strength, toning, and ...

Read more »

Why more time outdoors might be the answer that you have been searching for. Parents are being asked to juggle work responsibilities at home with caring for their children full time. It’s a lot to manage, but there is a simple solution to help cope with the stresses created by these new at-home ...

Read more »

Seasonal businesses (landscaping, ice cream shops, sports training facilities, and shore-related enterprises) are accustomed to thriving during the warmer months and struggling when the leaves turn brown. Any seasonal company that has been around for several years, understands the need to conserve ...

Read more »

Disasters make us want to talk. We talk to share information and compare notes, for the feeling of belonging, and to make sense of things. But what happens, as with the COVID-19 crisis, when everyone is dealing with the same bad event simultaneously, when we seek out listeners to hear our concerns, ...

Read more »

The $2.2 trillion coronavirus economic stimulus bill is providing a lifeline for small businesses in New Jersey and across the country in states that have been hit hard by the epidemic. The cornerstone of the legislation for business owners is a bold a $349 billion lending program for companies ...

Read more »

​After speaking with many friends today and seeing the panic across the faces across many parents across America, I realized that we're experiencing a secondary reaction to COVID-19: we are in the midst of a virtual learning epidemic. It's running its course across many of our communities and the ...

Read more »

When a family becomes stressed, everyone feels anxious. The anxiety moves easily from person to person in the family.  Anxiety that affects one, affects all. It can be contagious. Our country and our community are in the midst of a great deal of panic and anxiety with the pandemic of the ...

Read more »

If you’re a parent (or a grandparent, aunt or uncle, or godparent), chances are that what scares you most about the coronavirus is the impact the epidemic could have on the kids you love. With news of the virus’ widespread effects constantly unfolding, it’s easy to conjure up endless scenarios, ...

Read more »