Should I Worry About the New Coronavirus?

UPDATE (February 12): China just announced that the number of new coronavirus infections surged a staggering 14,840 cases and deaths climbed by 242.

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UPDATE (February 10): The death toll from the coronavirus now exceeds 1,000 people in what the New York Times referred to as “a grim landmark.”

With total infections now at 42,767 and 33 countries reporting cases, there is growing concern from organizations like the World Health Organization that we may only be seeing the “tip of the iceberg.”

Stay up-to-date on the progression of the outbreak HERE.

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The new coronavirus that emerged from the city of Wuhan in China has caught the world’s attention due to its rapid spread. With multiple cities in China effectively shut down in an effort to quarantine the virus and international airlines suspending flights to the country, the possibility of a global pandemic is now being discussed.

On February 2, the New York Times published an article titled “Wuhan Coronavirus Looks Increasingly Like a Pandemic, Experts Say.” As the article points out, a pandemic is “an ongoing epidemic on two or more continents.” With the virus currently spread across 28 countries on 4 continents as of January 31, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the medical community is following the progression of the virus very carefully.

What are the chances that the coronavirus could have a more significant impact in the United States? As of February 3, there have been 11 confirmed cases of the virus in the U.S., which is a tiny fraction of the 20,000 cases reported worldwide. However, experts are concerned that the virus is highly transmissible and there is a high degree of uncertainty about the death rate associated with infection. For these reasons, the W.H.O. declared a public health emergency and the U.S. has taken steps to limit travel to and from China.

While the situation is developing rapidly, the low number of cases in the U.S. and the rapid, global response to the situation appear to have a reasonable chance of containing the virus. However, given the equally rapid spread of the virus and the many unknowns involved, it appears wise to stay updated and informed on the most recent developments, and the CDC should be the best place to get that information.

Social Media Engagement Ideas To Boost Your Business

Struggling on how to attract more viewers & gain more followers to your Instagram page? Say no more! I have posted a Social Media success guide specifically for Instagram below – including some helpful tips to increase popularity and your overall follower count.

Check it Out!

Click on the link to learn more about these 25 game-changing social media engagement tips to grow your business fast!

“Less stress and enjoy the best.”

From the Link:

Here I have highlighted some of my favorite tips directly from the link to give viewers a summary on how to successfully gain and maintain Instagram followers.

5 of My Favorite Ways to Boost your Social Media Engagements:

1. Make your posts and profile public: Here is where most entrepreneurs get it wrong. They create this beautiful and interesting post full of value, but only their friends can see it. Don’t waste your time on private posts. Show your masterpiece to the world.

2. Respond to comments if you want to boost your Social Media engagement: When you respond to comments, you boost your own post. That means it gets up in the news feed and more people can see it.

3. Engage in your audience’s posts: When entrepreneurs hear or read about this tip, they think LIKING is enough. No, you have to engage with liking and commenting. Let’s be honest, most entrepreneurs are lazy, that’s why they don’t have great results.

4. Connect with your audience on messenger: Go that extra mile and connect with your audience on a more personal level. Messenger is a great place to start. You can send them a text message, voice message or even go on a video call.

5. Share a story (yours or someone else’s): If you look at some of the leaders and influencers, what do you see most on their Social Media profiles? Stories, right? They are talking about their past, how they struggled, and what they did to achieve massive success.

The Hipster Test


Are you a Hipster?



Take this short questionnaire:

  1. Do you wish your dad or mom saved their clothes from the 60s/70s so you could wear them?
  2. Do you only listen to obscure bands and artists on vinyl?
  3. Do you visit a coffee shop more than three times a day?
  4. Do you wear the same brand of shoes you wore in 1996?
  5. Do you have any facial hair?
  6. Do you not shave your legs, but kind of wish you did?
  7. Do you wear a beanie?
  8. Have you eaten cauliflower or toast in the past 24 hours?
  9. Do you alternate ordering beer, cider and  kombucha?
  10. Does your 4-year-old have a half-shaved, half long-hair hair style?

If you answered yes to any of these questions, proceed.

The Art of the Aging Hipster

Too hip? Or too hip to care?



Vans on. Vans off.


Where to shop.


  • Keep it local.
  • Bring your dog.
  • Drink a smoothie at the same time.
  • Where your sunglasses inside.
  • Reintroduce yourself to people you’ve met several times before.
  • Shop only at stores containing a woman’s name
  • Talk about how you only thrift these days.


Are you woke? (quiz forthcoming)


Always look behind you. Always hold the door open for everyone even if you have to stand there for a very long time. And always remember:



Lesson: Pronouns


As part of your email signature add any/all of the following:








Pop Culture.


When in doubt, use the words you said when you were in 7th grade. If they aren’t in the vernacular at this moment, they might be next week.


Spot the difference!

Have a suggestion for a question, photo or want to nominate a Hipster of the Year? I’d love to hear from you.



Pitbulls and Bully Breeds Are The Best Family Dogs

I know, I know. Pitbulls are the best. What? Did you think I was going to tell you they’re the worst? See below: so vicious, so mean. Meanest nap time you ever saw!

But here’s the thing: being a pit bull owner comes with the responsibility of being a good breed ambassador. There is too much breed-specific legislation, prohibitive insurance policies, and negative press out there. Every dog is a good dog, and deserves a loving, stable home where they can thrive.

Turns out, they might like their kitty siblings!

They also might really like their elders, especially for cuddle puddle snuggles.

Community nap is best nap. Guaranteed. Especially on the heated floor. Land hippos unite!

So, ARE pit bulls family dogs? YOU BETCHA.

Let’s get some positive pittie videos!

Baby shark do-do-do-do…

Need more positive pitbull videos? Follow The Dodo Pittie Nation Series!

What can you do to help pitbull type dogs? Look to the Stand Up For Pits Foundation!