Activate News October 20th, 2023 Gaza, Trump, JimJordan

Activate News October 20th, 2023 Gaza, Trump, JimJordan

Activate News for Friday, October 20th, 2023

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  • Gaza Update: Two American Hostages Released
  • Judge threatens jail for Trump’s gag order violation
  • Jim Jordan fails to win House speaker vote for third time

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FRI, OCT 20 AT 7:30 PM EDT
Event by Jay Ponti

Faces Brewing Co. Malden

Event by Faces Brewing Co.

Emerson Colonial Theatre Boston

Event by Emerson Colonial Theatre

The Square Root Roslindale

Event by The Jacklights

3 Harvard Ave,Allston,02134,US Allston

Midway Cafe Jamaica Plain

Event by Midway Cafe

The Lily Pad Cambridge

Event by Sinnet

191 Highland Ave, Somerville, MA 02143, USA Somerville

Midway Cafe Jamaica Plain

Event by Midway Cafe

Faces Brewing Co. Malden

Event by Faces Brewing Co.

The Burren Somerville

Event by 24 Hour Concerts

6 Herbal Remedies for Anxiety Relief

6 Herbal Remedies for Anxiety Relief

by Wendy Love-Edge

If you’ve ever typed “natural anxiety relief” into a search bar, you’re not alone. Millions are searching for ways to soothe their nerves naturally. In this guide, we’ll delve into the top herbal remedies for anxiety that have stood the test of time.

1. Chamomile: The Calming Herb

  • Why it’s popular: Known for its calming properties, chamomile is a favorite for those seeking a natural remedy for mild anxiety and better sleep.

  • Watch out for: Potential allergies, especially for ragweed sufferers. Overuse might lead to mild side effects.

  • How to use: Brew a relaxing chamomile tea, try a tincture, or opt for capsules.

2. Passionflower: Nature’s Sedative

  • Why it’s popular: Research supports passionflower’s efficacy in easing generalized anxiety symptoms.

  • Watch out for: Possible dizziness or sedation. Not recommended during pregnancy.

  • How to use: Teas, tinctures, and liquid extracts are readily available.

3. Skullcap: The Nerve Soother

  • Why it’s popular: This traditional herb is reputed for its ability to reduce nervous tension.

  • Watch out for: Limited scientific backing and potential for dizziness with overuse.

  • How to use: Enjoy its benefits in tea or tincture form.

4. Lavender: More Than Just a Pleasant Aroma

  • Why it’s popular: Beyond its delightful scent, lavender can be a potent ally against anxiety and sleep disturbances.

  • Watch out for: Skin reactions when used topically. Consuming internally isn’t advised except under direct supervision if a trained herbalist.

  • How to use: Explore essential oils, aromatic teas, or even capsules.

5. Valerian Root: The Ancient Relaxant

  • Why it’s popular: Used for centuries, valerian root is cherished for its potential to treat sleep and anxiety issues.

  • Watch out for: Possible side effects like vivid dreams or minor digestive upset.

  • How to use: Most prefer teas, tinctures, or capsules.

6. Cannabis: The Calming Herb

  • Why it’s Popular: Cannabis, specifically cannabidiol (CBD) – a non-psychoactive compound, has gained significant attention for its potential anti-anxiety effects. Many users report a calming sensation and reduced anxiety. Cannabis with THC can also reduce anxiety. Be mindful of strain, cannabinoids and dosage as each individual is different.

  • Watch Out For: Overconsumption can lead to increased anxiety, paranoia, and other side effects. The psychoactive compound, THC, can have varying effects on users. Legal status varies by region and country.

  • How to Use: CBD is available in oils, tinctures, capsules, and edibles. If opting for cannabis with THC, consider starting with low doses and be mindful of your tolerance.

Conclusion and Safety First:

Before embarking on your natural anxiety relief journey, remember: interactions can occur between herbs and pharmaceutical drugs. . For the safest approach, always consult with your healthcare professional before starting with herbal remedies and begin with a low and slow dosage.


TO DO THIS WEEKEND: BOSTON October 20-22nd, 2023 Head of the Charles Regatta

TO DO THIS WEEKEND: BOSTON October 20-22nd, 2023 Head of the Charles Regatta

Head of the Charles Regatta: A Fall Tradition for Ivy League Students

The Head of the Charles Regatta (HOCR) is the world’s largest rowing race, and it’s a fall tradition. Held on the third weekend of October each year, the HOCR draws over 11,000 athletes from around the world to compete on the scenic Charles River.

The HOCR has a rich history dating back to 1965, when it was founded by three Harvard University rowers. The race was originally intended to be a head race, in which boats start one at a time and race against the clock. However, due to the popularity of the race, it was later changed to a mass start format.

The HOCR is a unique event because it brings together rowers from all eight schools to compete against each other. The race is also a showcase for the best collegiate rowing teams in the country.

This weekend, the HOCR will be held on October 20-22, 2023. The race will feature over 61 events, including races for men’s and women’s crews of all levels. The HOCR is a must-see event for anyone who loves rowing or simply wants to experience a unique and exciting sporting event.

Here are some tips for attending the HOCR:

  • Arrive early. The HOCR is a popular event, so it’s important to arrive early to find a good spot to watch the race.
  • Bring a blanket and chairs. You’ll want to be comfortable as you watch the race.
  • Dress warmly. The weather can be unpredictable in October, so it’s best to dress in layers.
  • Bring sunscreen and a hat. The sun can be strong in October, so it’s important to protect yourself.
  • Bring snacks and drinks. There will be food vendors at the HOCR, but it’s always a good idea to bring your own snacks and drinks, especially if you’re planning on staying for the whole day.
  • Cheer on your school! The HOCR is a great opportunity to show your school spirit. Cheer on your classmates and alumni as they compete in the race.

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Events happening in Boston this Weekend, October 20-22nd, 2023

Weather This Weekend

      • Friday: Mostly cloudy, with a high near 65 degrees . There is a 30% chance of rain after 3pm.

      • Friday Night: Mostly cloudy, with a low around 57 degrees . There is a 70% chance of rain, mainly after 11pm. New precipitation amounts between a tenth and quarter of an inch are possible.

      • Saturday: Mostly cloudy, with a high near 62 degrees . There is a 90% chance of rain, with thunderstorms also possible after 1pm. New rainfall amounts between a half and three quarters of an inch are possible.

      • Saturday Night: Mostly cloudy, with a low around 51 degrees . There is an 80% chance of rain and possibly a thunderstorm before midnight, then a chance of rain between midnight and 3am, then a chance of showers after 3am.

      • Sunday: Mostly cloudy, with a high near 59 degrees . It will be breezy, with a west wind 16 to 21 mph, with gusts as high as 31 mph. There is a 30% chance of showers, mainly after 9am.

      • Sunday Night: Mostly cloudy, with a low around 45 degrees . It will be breezy, with a northwest wind 16 to 20 mph, with gusts as high as 30 mph. There is a 30% chance of showers before 9pm.

    ** This piece was created with the help of ai.