Wednesday News: Hogwarts honors Orlando victims, “girl” books, women & concussions, and Tumblog
Hogwarts held the most heartbreaking memorial for the Orlando shooting – After discovering that one of the victims of the Orlando massacre worked at the Harry Potter park in Florida, employees held a moving vigil, which was chronicled in photos at the above link and caught on video here. CNN has provided brief bios of all those killed in the horrific attack on Pulse, and vigils are being held across the US to honor them. – Hello Giggles, Hollywood Life, CNN, NPR
Book publishing goes wild for ‘Girls’ – So apparently “girls” is the new it word in publishing. Not women, mind you, but girls. Hmmm.
Among recent or upcoming Girl/Girls novels (everything from historical fiction to murder mysteries) flirting for readers’ attention: The Girls by Emma Cline; Vinegar Girl by Anne Tyler; Local Girls by Caroline Zancan; The Second Girl by David Swinson; All the Missing Girls by Megan Miranda; The Girl In the Ice by Robert Bryndza; Girl In the Afternoon by Serena Burdick; The Girls In the Garden by Lisa Jewell; The Girl Before by Rena Olsen; Little Girl Gone by Gerry Schmitt; Sarong Party Girls by Cheryl Lu-Lien Tan; Radio Girls by Sarah-Jane Stratford; The Lost Girls by Heather Young; Girl In the Blue Coat by Monica Hesse; The Girl In the Red Coat by Kate Hamer; If I Was Your Girl by Meredith Russo; Nowhere Girl by Susan Strecker; The Girl From the Savoy by Hazel Gaynor; Beware That Girl by Teresa Toten; Girls on Fire by Robin Wasserman; The Crow Girl by Erik Axl Sund; Girl In the Shadows by Gwenda Bond; Girl Against the Universe by Paula Stokes; and Girl About Town by Adam Shankman and Laura L. Sullivan. – USA Today
Beyond the NFL: A New Plan to Treat Brain Injuries For Women Escaping Abuse – A very interesting article on the way technology and research that has focused primarily on studying concussive injuries in male athletes are being adapted to the millions of women and children who are subject to the same types of injuries due to physical abuse. It’s not as simple as merely diagnosing and treating those who may be suffering from such injuries. especially since so many are afraid to seek treatment or confide their circumstances, assuming they even know they have suffered a traumatic head injury.
Hirsch Handmaker, CEO of the CACTIS Foundation, believes that accounting for TBI in victims of domestic violence could result in as many as 20 million women being diagnosed—every year. “The intriguing part and the challenging part is that since no one has ever really looked at this population in an organized and methodical way from the point of assessment, there are a lot of unknowns,” he said. For the past year he and his team have been brainstorming the best way to adapt the standard assessments used on athletes to the radically different circumstances of women and children who have been victims of violence. . . .
To deal with these differences, Handmaker said the team is designing studies that are different from past concussion assessments. For example, when dealing with sports injuries, physicians normally begin with an assumption that their patients do not have a concussion. But in domestic violence cases, he said, “we want to start from the position of assuming that there has been [a TBI] and assess them using some tools that we’ve developed over the years.” The tools include a neurocognitive assessment that examines how the person sees, thinks, and interprets data. Doctors will also test for balance and issues with vision. They practice running postconcussion tests on athletes so that they have a good sense of how to do it with respect and sensitivity when it comes to women and children. YES! Magazine
Amazon Launches Tumblog: The Story (by Kindle) – Nate Hoffelder describes Amazon’s new Tumblr-based venture as “a true literary magazine.” Whether or not you agree, it’s clear Amazon is reaching into as many genres as possible as both a retailer and a publisher.
Launched in early March, The Story (by Kindle) was created for those who love to read. Amazon describes it as “a publication for the Kindle community and passionate readers everywhere,” adding that they “hope you enjoy these stories and share them with your friends and fellow book lovers.” – The Digital Reader