It Is National Nurses Week 2019

National Nurses Week recognizes the professionals Americans trust most

 

(CNN)Nurses consistently rank at the top of the country’s most trusted professionals. And this week, America celebrates them.

National Nurses Week begins on National Nurses Day, May 6, and concludes on May 12, the birthday of Florence Nightingale.
Here are some facts about the nurses that tend to you when you’re sick — and the week that celebrates them:

How many nurses are there in the US?

There are more than 4 million registered nurses in the US, says the American Nursing Association.

What degree do you need to become a nurse?

According to the American Nursing Association, a diploma in nursing was once the most common route to becoming a nurse. But now there are various paths that one can take, as outlined here.

How did Nurses Week originate?

There were several attempts to recognize nurses annually. But it wasn’t until1993 that the American Nursing Association permanently designed a National Nurses Week to “celebrate and elevate the nursing profession.”

How respected is nursing as a profession?

For more than 15 years, Americans have rated nursing as the no. 1 most-trusted profession, says Gallup. In a poll conducted last year, Gallup found that 84% of those surveyed rated the honesty and ethical standards of nurses as “very high” or “high” — above that of doctors, pharmacists and teachers.

Google Celebrates Teachers This Week

Google Doodle spotlights ‘classroom heroes’ for Teacher Appreciation Week

Remember to thank a teacher today.

Google is celebrating teachers this Monday. If you check out the search engine’s page, you’ll see a crayon-style Google Doodlesurrounded by pencils, protractors, apples, puzzle pieces and other school-related images.

“Today’s Doodle was created in partnership with the 57 2019 US State Teachers of the Year who visited Google in January for their first group meeting and explores the theme ‘A day in the life of a teacher,'” Google said in a blog post.

In honor of Teacher Appreciation Week, Google said it’s making one its largest teacher-focused grants — a $5 million Google.org grant that will unlock $10 million for teachers through DonorsChoose.org. For every dollar that’s donated to the nonprofit, Google will add 50 cents, from Monday to Tuesday, up to $1.5 million total.

Rodney Robinson, 2019 National Teacher of the Year, created the doodle.

“Google’s homepage today is a tribute to teachers, and I feel proud to see the contribution I made — alongside my 56 fellow State Teachers of the Year — up there for everyone to see,” Robinson said in a blog post.

Teacher Appreciation Week was trending on Twitter Monday morning as thousands took to social media to celebrate educators.

Even with that sort of recognition, teachers often find themselves in a tough situation, living on modest salaries while expected to run classrooms with a lack of resources and left to purchase supplies out of pocket. Over the last year, those working conditions have led to walkouts, sickouts and strikes.

Happy Cinco De Mayo

What Is Cinco de Mayo?

Performers re-enacting the Battle of Puebla as part of a Cinco de Mayo celebration in Mexico City last year.CreditEduardo Verdugo/Associated Press
Performers re-enacting the Battle of Puebla as part of a Cinco de Mayo celebration in Mexico City last year.CreditCreditEduardo Verdugo/Associated Press

 

By Claudio E. Cabrera and Louis Lucero II From New York Times

 

Saturday is Cinco de Mayo, a day often mistaken in the United States for Mexico’s Independence Day. In fact, the holiday had its origin more than 50 years after the date associated with the country’s independence. So here’s what you need to know about Cinco de Mayo, including its evolution into a major economic driver for business owners and beverage companies across the United States.

Cinco de Mayo, which isn’t widely celebrated in Mexico, commemorates an underdog victory over France in the Battle of Puebla on May 5, 1862. The victory was galvanizing for the Mexican forces — and for those supporting them from afar — but it was short-lived, as France later occupied Mexico for a few years. Still, Cinco de Mayo continued to be celebrated in Puebla and, perhaps more significantly, by Mexican-Americans north of the border.

The country’s Independence Day is Sept. 16, now a national holiday. On that day in 1810, a priest named Miguel Hidalgo implored Mexico to revolt against Spain, leading to the War for Independence, which ended in 1821.

In the early 1960s, many Mexican-American activists entrenched in the country’s growing civil rights movement used the day as a source of pride. Close to two decades later, in 1989, an ad campaign by an importer of beers like Modelo and Corona was introduced around the day. The campaign was initially targeted toward Latinos but eventually broadened with print and TV ads. This year, Corona’s website featured a ticking “Countdown to Corona de Mayo” in the hours leading up to May 5.

 

The commercialization of Cinco de Mayo (and criticism of cultural stereotypes) has taken off. The research firm Nielsen reported that in 2013 Americans bought more than $600 million worth of beer for Cinco de Mayo, more than for the Super Bowl or St. Patrick’s Day.

David Hayes-Bautista, a professor at U.C.L.A., published a book in 2012 titled “El Cinco de Mayo: An American Tradition.” In the book, he called “Cinco de Mayo” a “fake holiday recently invented by beverage companies.”

The holiday’s evolution from an earnest show of patriotism to a chiefly corporate celebration has been fitful, to say the least.

“I’m trying to get a better sense of how that became so thoroughly lost,” Dr. Hayes-Bautista said in a phone call from Puebla, the site of the 1862 battle. “It’d be like if the Fourth of July were reduced to beer and hot dogs.”

Dr. Hayes-Bautista said many Latinos specifically avoid observing the holiday, partly because of a generational forgetfulness about the holiday’s Civil War origins.

Mens Gym Ath- Leisure Clothes

Gym clothes for men: your ultimate guide

  From GQ Magazine

Dragging yourself to the gym is the first step in any fitness regime, and a capsule workout wardrobe is the first step in that process. Our guide to gym clothes for men will give you no excuse

Gym sessions are the time and place to focus on yourself, your body and forget the rest of the world. This might seem obvious, but if you are planning to or you actually do workout regularly, you’ll be in your workout kit a lot. So you should treat these clothes like the rest of your wardrobe: buy good quality and express your stylistic idiosyncrasies. At the very least, replace your thread worn, mud stained sports top you used through school with some purpose built, lean gym attire.

With ath-leisure being adopted into the mainstream and Nike and Adidas topping the biggest grossing names in the clothes business, there’s no better time to be dressing shipshape for the gym. We’ve sifted through the internet detritus to bring you GQ’s guide to the gems of the gym-wear world.

There are lots of different colours below, but, to make to make the whole process even easier, keep your gym kit to either black, white and grey or two colours of your choosing (say, navy blue and green). That way, everything will match with everything so whatever you pack will work. You’re welcome.