This easy terrarium setup will keep your leopard gecko healthy and happy

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Yes, there are cat people and there are dog people. But we must not forget about our leopard gecko fam.

These low-maintenance reptiles hail from Afghanistan, Pakistan, India and Iran. But it’s their perky personalities and tiny size that makes them endearing to humans and children. Your leopard gecko doesn’t require a lot of care, but setting up a nurturing terrarium from the start will keep your lizard happy and healthy.

To get started you’ll need a tank and a few climate-controlling items. You’ll want to stick a heat mat in a bottom corner, on the outside of the tank. This will help regulate the gecko’s body temperature.

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Stock futures edge lower, steadying after rally

Stock futures opened slightly lower Monday evening following another strong session of gains.

Stocks earlier powered higher for a fifth straight session, with the Nasdaq Composite rising to a record high. Big tech stocks led advances, and Amazon (AMZN) rocketed above $3,000 per share for the first time ever. Other tech names including Apple, Microsoft, Netflix, Nvidia and Adobe also rose to record levels.

The jump came after economic data Monday morning showed a much stronger than expected rebound in US service sector activity in June, underscoring a recovery in the industries hardest hit by the pandemic. Airlines and cruise stocks rose during the regular session, but pared some gains as overnight trading kicked off.

Earlier in the day, an editorial in China’s state-run media outlet the Securities Journal suggested the country should prioritize fostering a “healthy” bull market after the pandemic, sending global equities higher and

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D-backs’ MadBum back on mound, tries to stay healthy in camp

PHOENIX (AP) — Arizona’s new pitching addition Madison Bumgarner was having a little fun on the mound during his first summer workout on Saturday, dropping down sidearm and firing a fastball that buzzed catcher Stephen Vogt, who quickly spun out of harm’s way.

Both players were laughing. For a few moments, the carefree vibe of baseball was apparent.

But just like everyone in baseball’s delicate restart, the Diamondbacks are ramping up for a strange season while trying their best to stay healthy. The team previously revealed that three players on the 40-man roster had tested positive for COVID-19. Manager Torey Lovullo said Saturday another player on the 60-man roster tested positive. The team hasn’t released any names of the affected players.

”If you’re not worried about your health, you’re not taking care of yourself like you should and taking precautions like you should,” Bumgarner said. ”It’s going to be interesting.

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‘We are turning away perfectly healthy donors’

According to the Food and Drug Administration, not all blood is equal.

Even in a time of crisis, amid a global pandemic, gay and bisexual men in America cannot immediately donate blood in the same way their heterosexual counterparts can.

The restriction was born out of the HIV/AIDS crisis of the 1980s. The FDA implemented, in 1983, a lifetime ban on blood donations from all men who had sex with men after 1977, “to reduce the transmission of HIV by blood and blood products.”

That policy was upheld through 2015, when the FDA acknowledged the improved testing technology of the time and revised the guidelines from a lifetime ban to a 12-month deferral period. Meaning, gay and bisexual men had to abstain from having sex with other men for at least 12 months before being allowed to give blood.

On April 2 of this year, the FDA revised the deferral … Read More