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They wouldn’t respond to their meltdowns by holding them down or locking them away, instead of taking the time to figure out what is bothering them.
I had to learn to steer clear of high-stimulus activities because they triggered meltdowns, where I am suddenly and uncontrollably overwhelmed to the point of physically acting out, yelling at people or sobbing, often all at once.I’m autistic. I’m hoping I can wear a mask for the rest of my life.|Christine M. Condo|February 2, 2021|Washington Post
He built Giga by acquiring several firms and, when the young firm was struggling after the dot-com meltdown in 2000, he sold it for about $60 million to Forrester Research.Gideon Gartner, visionary of technology research, dies at 85|Glenn Rifkin|December 18, 2020|Washington Post
After the mortgage meltdown of the 2000s, regulators imposed so many new rules and restrictions that banks decided it was better to standardize their operations to avoid any missteps.Bankers were the villains of the last recession. They can be heroes in this one|matthewheimer|December 11, 2020|Fortune
Executives at Bank of America, like their peers at JPMorgan and Citigroup, credit government stimulus, like the $2 trillion CARES Act, for preventing a meltdown.The biggest US banks show the worst is yet to come for the economy|John Detrixhe|October 16, 2020|Quartz
The Big Five banks dubbed too big to fail, are 35 percent bigger than they were when the meltdown was triggered.Sen. Warren’s Main Street Crusade to Pressure Clinton|Eleanor Clift|January 8, 2015|DAILY BEAST
Last year, it began to recover a bit for the first time since the meltdown—it was logged at $52,100 in June 2013.
Then in 2008, the year of the meltdown, it dropped to $53,644.
The deficit is down to 2.8 percent of GDP, from a high of 10.1 percent in the wake of the meltdown.
But he had his debut as ‘supporting actor in a celebrity meltdown’ way back in 2007 with Britney Spears.Sam Lutfi Is Young Hollywood’s Most Infamous Svengali|Amy Zimmerman|October 17, 2014|DAILY BEAST
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The most serious accident that can occur at a nuclear reactor. In a meltdown, the radioactive material in the reactor becomes very hot, melting some or all of the fuel in the reactor. A meltdown may or may not be followed by the release of radioactive material to the environment. A partial meltdown, with very little external radiation, occurred at Three Mile Island (see also Three Mile Island) in 1979; a complete meltdown happened at Chernobyl in 1986.