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Smart public health officials understand that containment requires educating the public about how diseases spread, with an urgency that gets folks to pay attention. Enter data visualization.


When airports are screening passengers for a communicable disease, you know it’s serious. No one wants another H1N1. As of this writing, the Wuhan China outbreak of coronavirus has infected more than 800, killed 41 people, and found its way to the United States in two confirmed cases. No doubt tomorrow’s news will broadcast even larger numbers. Public health officials are stil

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Employment scams can cost a job seeker around $1,200 not to mention the hit to confidence and reputation. Here’s what to look for to avoid being the victim.


Job hunting is stressful enough, but when the job you’re hoping for turns out to be a scam, the sense of embarrassment and loss compounds things. Not to mention costing you money. The Better Business Bureau estimated employment scams resulted in a median loss of $1,200 per victim.

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When one Marie Kondo is not enough.


PKW—you know, phone, keys, wallet. It’s a little note-to-self to track down all your essentials before heading out the door. Depending on the state of your home, these things can be relatively hard to find—and unsurprisingly, I’m not the only one that needs help keeping things organized.

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Survivors of domestic violence are cautioned not to be searchable on social media. But when many hiring managers rely on that as a screening tool it can be nearly impossible to form the networks needed to get a job.


It shouldn’t require an act of bravery to update a LinkedIn profile. For domestic violence survivors, however, safety in the aftermath of an abusive relationship often depends on becoming unfindable, a status incompatible with the nature of professional networking platforms, social media activity, and career building in general. Recovery and survival, on the o

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ther hand, depend on the community, connection, and financial resources that social media platforms now facilitate.

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Mathematicians are unimpressed by engineers’ solutions.


Most traffic jams are unnecessary, and this deeply irks mathematicians who specialize in traffic flow. They reserve particular vitriol for local transport engineers. “They do not have competencies in the field of system-related increases in traffic performance,” says Alexander Krylatov, a mathematics professor at St. Petersburg University. “If engineers manage to achieve local improvements, after a while the flows rearrange and the same traffic jams appear in other places.” Burn!

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Successful companies endow a sense of “sustainability ownership” in their employees, so that everyone—from the mailroom to the boardroom—picks up the baton.


A lot of companies say they care about the environment and commit to certain goals but don’t end up doing much about it.

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Smart public health officials understand that containment requires educating the public about how diseases spread, with an urgency that gets folks to pay attention. Enter data visualization.


When airports are screening passengers for a communicable disease, you know it’s serious. No one wants another H1N1. As of this writing, the Wuhan China outbreak of coronavirus has infected more than 800, killed 41 people, and found its way to the United States in two confirmed cases. No doubt tomorrow’s news will broadcast even larger numbers. Public health officials are stil

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l working to figure out exactly how the coronavirus is spreading, but they are clear on one point: It needs to be contained. Data visualization can help them do that.

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Research suggests that if the desire for a phone builds in infancy, it can become second nature.


The Environmental Protection Agency first warned of secondhand smoke in 1991, some 30 years after scientists determined that smoking cigarettes causes cancer. Today, a growing body of research points toward a new indirect health hazard.

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More recent research has found that using the internet at work for personal purposes may also have some positive outcomes.


If you’re like most workers, you don’t spend 100% of your time at the office doing what you’re supposed to be doing.

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Advertising execs explain the significance of the commercials for the commercial.


To paraphrase the Gospel of John, in the beginning was the Commercial, and the Commercial was on the Super Bowl, and the Commercial was the Super Bowl.

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Projecting the migration patterns of people leaving coastal cities shows which cities need to prepare for a population influx.


Sea-level rise in the U.S. won’t only affect people living on the coasts—as homes flood in Florida and New Jersey, it may trigger mass migration inland, potentially making housing more expensive and jobs harder to find in other areas. A new study uses AI to map where people may go.

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Such celebs as Viola Davis, Mark Ruffalo, Conan O’Brien, and Martha Stewart have posted their ideal Facebook, Instagram, Tinder, and LinkedIn pics.


Dolly Parton may have just inspired the first “Yas Boomer!” in social media history.

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The way the public treats formerly incarcerated people must change.


The criminal justice system doesn’t work. According to a 2018 report from the Bureau of Justice Statistics, nearly 2.2 million adults were held in America’s prisons and jails at the end of 2016. That means for every 100,000 people residing in the United States, approximately 655 of them were behind bars. The situation has become so severe that if the U.S. prison population were a city, it would be the fifth-largest city in the country.

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Celebs such as Debra Messing and Don Cheadle are organizing privately online before broadcasting on public social media.


When Don Cheadle and Debra Messing talked about what they thought of a New York magazine piece about Bernie Sanders saying the 2016 primary was rigged, it wasn’t at a cocktail party. Or a premiere. Or even out in the open on social media. As Vox’s Emily Stewart writes, it was in a new type of private Twitter DM group that progressive influencers, activists, and political campaigns are increasingly using to mobilize and coordinat

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e their messaging to the rest of us.

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After making search ads look more like organic results, Google backtracks.


Google is rethinking its latest search page redesign after critics said it made advertisements look too much like regular search results.

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Way to boldly go where others have clearly gone before, Trump administration.


Back in 2018, the Trump administration first announced that it was creating a Space Force, an initiative that would break off all space-related matters under the Air Force into its own military branch.

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Big, successful companies rarely invent the next big thing—and Christensen explained why. But will this theories hold true forever?


There’s no better way to judge the importance of a business thinker than to assess the stature of the people whom he or she influenced. By that standard, Clayton Christensen, who died from complications relating to cancer treatment on January 23 in Boston, had few peers.

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Evaluating someone fairly can be tough. Here’s how you should approach the task.


It might sound obvious, but it’s worth stating: Every time you evaluate something, you’re comparing it to something else. Sometimes, that comparison is overt—a product that is being sold for 25% off feels like a good deal because you are paying less for it than you would have paid for it at the regular price. Sometimes, that comparison is tacit—a product might feel like a good deal, because you’re aware of other products that are more expensive.

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CDC says risk to Americans still “low.”


The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention confirmed a second case of coronavirus in the U.S.—this one afflicting a woman in Chicago—and expects to find more cases in the coming days. Here’s everything you need to know:

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Four social-impact startups reveal how they manage privacy laws and concerns—even if they’re not required to.


Privacy headlines often focus on big tech behemoths—and for good reason. Last year alone, the Federal Trade Commission settled a $5 billion civil penalty against Facebook and a $170 million fine for alleged violations of the Children’s Privacy Law against Google and YouTube. These companies have contributed to waves of identity theft, social stigma, and barriers to housing and jobs for the victims of their data breaches.

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Because sometimes, you just want the old web back.


In Web 1.0, the internet was known for its static, clunky websites and the rise of widely available information. The user-generated content and constant chatter we know (and get overwhelmed by) today wasn’t a thing until Web 2.0 took over about 10 years later, in the early aughts. But in the years leading up to the new millennium, one element of living online did allow people to engage: the chat room.

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Gwenyth Paltrow’s company joins the New York Times, Vox Media, and BuzzFeed on a screen near you.


In the trailer for the new Netflix show The Goop Lab, which launches on the streamer today, we see star and company founder Gwyneth Paltrow laughing with colleagues in the Goop offices. As footage of Goop head of content Elise Loehnen meditating and getting facial acupuncture rolls, she says, “What we try to do at Goop is to explore ideas that may seem out there or too scary.”

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With no screen and no spying, Pentagram designed the Yoto player to do less, not more.




Finding a kid-friendly device like an e-reader or audio player is a pain point for a lot of modern parents. Kids’ content, like educational podcasts, shows, or audio books, are often part of bigger catalogs when using a platform like Amazon Prime or Google Play. So the parent either has to cue up the content themselves, or hand the operation over to their kid, who has to navigate a large library of options. And even if parental controls are set up for those platforms, the ph

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ysical controls and interfaces aren’t designed for clumsy hands or developing brains.

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Who’s up for an orgasm workshop? Does your energy need healing? Then Netflix and Paltrow have just the docuseries for you.


Since its launch in 2008, Gwyneth Paltrow’s lifestyle brand, Goop, has grown from a homespun newsletter into a multipronged empire.

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Some of the best features of Google’s mapping app are among the hardest to find—until you know where to look.


Google Maps is great for just getting around. But don’t be fooled: the app is much more than a glorified Garmin. Maps has all sorts of powerful features and timesaving shortcuts that aren’t obvious, but are just waiting to be discovered. So grab your compass and get ready: It’s time to explore some of its most useful off-the-beaten-path options.

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From complete kits to compostable wipes, clean is going green.


Cleaning your house can be dirty business. Researchers at the University of Washington tested a variety of popular household products (such as air fresheners, all-purpose cleaners, soaps, laundry and dish detergents, and the like) for toxic ingredients. Surprise! They found a whopping 133 volatile organic compounds (VOCs) in the products—even in those labeled “green,” “natural,” or “organic.” What’s the use of cleaning your house with a bunch of chemicals that

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mar the planet and compromise your health? There are a few brands that are looking to change that. Made with non-toxic ingredients, wrapped in zero-waste packaging, and offering a powerful clean that’s better for you and the planet, these cleaning supplies are the change we didn’t know we needed to make at home. 

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Humanity is officially on the brink.


Scientists and a group of prominent former world leaders want you know that global affairs are VERY BAD. Each year, the Bulletin of Atomic Scientists sets its Doomsday Clock, gauging whether recent world events are hurling humanity toward apocalypse.

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The tents are used in emergencies around the world, but as extreme weather becomes more common, they needed to be able to withstand a wide variety of conditions.




For the last two decades, UNICEF’s temporary schools and health clinics for children in emergency camps have been housed in the same basic tent: A simple, large, multipurpose space that provides basic protection from the elements but isn’t particularly comfortable. Already, on hot days, children sometimes sit outside the tents because it’s too warm to be inside. As climate change makes e

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xtreme weather more common, from brutal heat waves to heavy storms, the agency realized that it needed to rethink the tent’s design.

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The layoffs impact 14% of the genetic testing company’s staff.


Consumer genetic testing company 23andMe is laying off 100 people (or 14% of its staff) due to declining sales, reports CNBC.

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Tyler Perry may not have a writers room, but could he at least get a continuity editor?


Tyler Perry is one of Hollywood’s most prolific showrunners—and he won’t let you forget it either.

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“Being cyber aware is a very important thing.”


By Davos standards, it was one of the quieter moments during this week’s annual meeting of the World Economic Forum—an event marked by bold proclamations, big personalities, and even bigger bank accounts. At a panel discussion about the future of work, Fast Company editor-in-chief Stephanie Mehta asked four executives from HCL Technologies what skill or trade employees will need to succeed in the workplace in 2030.

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Not just for Trekkies. Captain Picard’s sensible and thoughtful approach to collaboration is an example of emotional intelligence worth emulating.


I’m not normally one for karma or fate, but I have to believe that Jan. 23, 2020 is going to be one of those historical days for me–right behind (certainly not equal to, that would be wrong!) the birth of each of my children. This is the day when a man who has shaped my understanding of true leadership comes back. I’m talking about the premiere of “Star Trek: Picard” on CBS All Access.

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