Democrats and Republicans struck a deal with the Administration for “Phase 3.5” of the coronavirus response that will provide additional funding for the depleted Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) as well as Emergency Economic Injury Disaster (EIDL) Grants.
The proposal passed the Senate on April 22 and is expected to pass the House as we go to press. In spite of this infusion of cash into the PPP, lawmakers may have to revisit the issue, as the additional funding is estimated to be depleted in a matter of days.
The Paycheck Protection Program Increase Act of 2020 will provide an additional $310 billion for the PPP as well as an additional $10 billion for the Emergency Economic Injury Disaster (EIDL) grants.
If you have a dog or cat, you’ve probably seen their ears moving toward an interesting or startling sound. For professional equestrians, watching the ears of their horse allows them to gauge their shifting attention. Humans still have these same muscles, and even more interesting is their relationship to our brain and how we pay attention. …
Tai Chi is not just for increasing balance; it may also help improve cognitive performance. In a recent randomized controlled trial, study participants who practiced a form of Tai Chi twice a week for six months improved their scores on the Montreal Cognitive Assessment (MoCA) when compared to a control group (Fuzhong et al, 2023)….
The majority of people are familiar with earthquakes, but there is another phenomenon that is not nearly as predictable, and louder—skyquakes. Skyquakes are enigmatic sounds, typically described as a very loud boom or trumpet-sounding noise that has no apparent cause and seems to come from the sky. Their sound is like distant, but very loud, thunder with…