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A five-episode television series, Countdown: Inspiration4 Mission to Space, will be shown on Netflix in September 2021 as part of the mission documentation

Inspiration4 is the first human spacecraft to revolve around the Earth with just private people on board. The mission created awareness about the St. Jude Children's Research Hospital and raised funds to support the expansion of St. Jude's childhood cancer research programme. Inspiration4 is headed by Jared Isaacman, the CEO of Shift4 Payments, who has over a decade of expertise as a pilot, including training in military aircraft.

Isaacman arranged for the trip and its four seats by SpaceX, with two of the seats being given to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital. Hayley Arceneaux, a medical assistant at the hospital who is also a bone cancer survivor, is chosen by the hospital to go on the trip. The second ticket was given away as part of a drive titled St. Jude Mission: Inspired, which raised US$200 million for the hospital. An unidentified person won the seat from Embry–Riddle Aeronautical University. For personal reasons, he chose to donate the seat to his friend, U.S. Air Force veteran Christopher Sembroski, who was also one of the 72,000 people who entered the raffle. In a competition patterned like "Shark Tank," Shift4 Payments chose entrepreneur Sian Proctor to join them on the trip.

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The findings showed that long covid among children is less common than feared.

Long Covid symptoms rarely persist beyond 12 weeks in children and adolescents unlike adults, suggests a review. The review, published in the Pediatric Infectious Disease Journal, analysed 14 international studies involving 19,426 children and adolescents who reported persistent symptoms following Covid-19. The findings showed that long covid among children is less common than feared. The mostcommon symptoms reported four to 12 weeks after acute infection were headache, fatigue, sleep disturbance, concentration difficultiesAand abdominal pain.

"It is reassuring that there was little evidence that symptoms persisted longer than 12 weeks suggesting long Covid might be less of a concern in children and adolescents than in adults," Nigel Curtis, Professor at the Murdoch Children's Research Institute (MCRI) in Melbourne, Australia. A recent study, led by University College London and Public Health England researchers, showed that up to one in seven children and young people who caught SARS-CoV-2 may have symptoms linked to the virus about three months later.

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Children should be introduced to the kitchen at an early age, in order so as to get a glimpse of the ingredients and get a better understanding of food preparation.

In this technology savvy world, our food content and quality is also being affected and driven by various factors like taste and convenience, rather than nutritional value and quality. The choice of food is becoming "fast" rather than nutritious. This has both short-term and long-term consequences on our health. The high salt and sugar content of fast food gives rise to ailments like obesity, hypertension, diabetes, etc at a much younger age as compared to the previous generations. The high consumption of empty calories has dire consequences on our health. Advertisement-driven unhealthy food choices are overriding the healthy conventional food choices.

Our choice of food defines our body and mind. The selection should be guided by the nutrient value rather than taste buds and other conveniences. One should be informed about the nutritional value, the content of carbohydrates, fat, protein, minerals, sugar, salt in a particular preparation. Knowledge about nutritional values helps us to make an informed selection as per our bodies needs. The introduction of basic requirements like calorie needs per day, salt requirements, minerals for immunity, the strength of the body, etc should be taught in the school so kids learn early on.

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Children flourish best when allowed to spend more time with nature.

Urban lifestyles and heavy dependence on digital technology means children are spending less time with nature, which can affect their mental and physical well being. Children flourish best when allowed to spend more time with nature. Nurturing their love for nature can make them happier because it helps them create a bond of adventure, discovery and beauty with nature. It also makes them sharp thinkers and better innovators by enhancing their observation skills and fuelling their curiosity.

Ekta Ohri, founder, Litjoys, shares some life hacks on how to connect children to nature in simple ways:

At Home: Get younger children to help you to water plants, or feed birds. Let them observe the different plants in the house, or the birds that come to visit. Get them to observe not just flora and fauna but even the environment around. Let them see the shape of the clouds, sunrise, sunsets as well as the moon and stars. We might be locked at home right now, but these simple tasks are possible and very enjoyable for young children.

five children sitting on bench front of trees Let them observe the different plants in the house, or the birds that come to visit. Get them to observe not just flora and fauna but even the environment around. Photo by Piron Guillaume on Unsplash

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