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Meet the Hawaiian cleaner wrasse “the fish dentist”

Do you know that the fish here in Hawai‘i go to the dentist on a regular basis to have their teeth cleaned? From large sharks to young yellow tangs, they all get free dental work, but they must go to the dentist’s office. We call their office a “cleaning station,” and the dentist is a Hawaiian cleaner wrasse.

This small, colorful fish has a territory on the reef, and when it is ready for clients it darts above the reef back and forth, flashing its bright colors. Most divers have seen this fish due to its bright-yellow, blue and purple color, but few people actually know much about the cleaner wrasse. Sometimes there will be two to three cleaner wrasse above one coral outcropping and 10 to 15 much-larger fish waiting in line to have their teeth cleaned. When the larger fish want a cleaning, they remain still right above

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Businesses pivot to meet the demand for COVID-19 disinfection

MILWAUKEE – As more people are allowed back into offices, restaurants and hotels under the City of Milwaukee’s re-opening plans, the need for disinfection is greater than ever.

Pest 2 Rest Pest Control, a family-owned extermination company, is one of the many businesses that now specialize in COVID-19 disinfection.

“There is a 0.1% difference between sanitizing and disinfecting,” said Jeffery Hardy Sr., the co-owner of Pest 2 Rest. “So, sanitizing, you’re cleaning; disinfecting, you’re killing the virus. And that’s what we’re encouraging people to do.”

He also encourages clients to have a plan of action after his job is done.

Hardy’s business, as its name would suggest, started out killing bed bugs, roaches, rodents and other critters. Since March, Hardy chose to pivot like many other entrepreneurs. Now, he and his wife, Brenda, and sometimes their three kids as well, spray interiors to rid keyboards, desks and doorknobs of the

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These Face Masks Meet the CDC Requirements For Cloth Face Coverings

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As coronavirus cases continue to rise across the country, government officials are now encouraging people to keep their faces covered at all times when they’re outside — even if they don’t have access to a face mask.

While hospitals continue to deal with a shortage of face masks, the CDC says many cloth face coverings could still be effective in helping to “slow the spread of the virus and help people who may have the virus and do not know it from transmitting it to others.”

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The CDC says cloth coverings are most effective when they follow these five guidelines:

  1. Fit snugly but comfortably against the side of the face

  2. Be secured with ties or ear loops

  3. Include multiple layers of fabric

  4. Allow for breathing without restriction

  5. Be able to be laundered and machine dried without damage or change

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Meet the grandparents forced to choose between family and health

As lockdown eases, grandparents across the nation face a difficult decision - Andrew Fox
As lockdown eases, grandparents across the nation face a difficult decision – Andrew Fox

We knew already, if we were fortunate, that the grandparent relationship was special.

I knew it 18 years ago when my father-in-law (who sadly died eight years ago) cradled our newborn and spoke to him in a voice I’d never heard before. I knew it when my mother-in-law saw genius in the way our son drank water from his bottle.

I knew it from the way my mother pealed with laughter as she recounted instances of my children’s verve – and nerve – on their gallery and restaurant visits.
Since March, for their own safety, these women, tactile and adoring, have been carefully distant. There has been no hanging out with grandma. Rather, there has been stilted exchanges via video call and awkward waves from the end of the drive.

During lockdown, our youngest, 13, all

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