When Washington state health officials announced how they would prioritize who receives COVID vaccinations, nursing-home residents and staff were among the first in line, a reflection of how deadly the virus has been in those settings. Assisted-living facilities and other long-term care facilities come soon after nursing homes on the priority list. But one type of care provider, adult family homes, has lagged behind. Even as Gov. Jay Inslee announced Monday that state residents age 65 and older were now eligible for vaccinations, access to the shots for those living in adult family homes was not immediately clear. Approximately 17, people work at adult homes, according to Ficker.
Above: N. The sex trade has offered good-paying jobs for many people from rural areas who were facing a life of tending rice paddies and digging up cassava roots. Allison Joyce for NPR hide caption. Mos, 26, was a "moneyboy" — a sex worker — at a gay bar in the Thai tourist hub of Pattaya. For him, it was a dream come true.
In today's market, young first-time homebuyers may find themselves tangled in a web of student debt, rising home prices, and stringent mortgage requirements. As a result, some assistance from parents has become more common. More than a quarter of homebuyers between the ages of 22 and 29 reported that cash gifts from family and friends was the source of their downpayments, according to the National Association of Realtors, while others provided loans. Having the means to help your grown children buy a house or an apartment is a blessing and a luxury. But before you sign on the dotted line, consider how best to do so.
Does uncovering the vulnerable, clumsy sides of sex make you better at it? These "social sex" companies think so. Editors' note: This story is part of our Turned On special report exploring the intersection of sex and technology.