Dictionary.com’s new definitions help create a better world

Language doesn’t just help us communicate, it is an important part of how we understand the world. The definitions that are given to words affect how we perceive them and popular phases show social attitudes and shape our understanding of the world. As social norms change, language needs to as well and the lexicographers at […]

World Suicide Prevention Day: Here’s how to help

And that’s only part of the grim picture to ponder today, on World Suicide Prevention Day. For each person who has died by suicide, many more people think about or attempt suicide, according to the CDC. In 2018, over 10 million American adults seriously thought about suicide, more than 3 million made a plan, and […]

Adobe will pay you to help design its creativity conference

As mentioned, due to COVID-19, Adobe Max will be an all-virtual event this year, but the company also made the event free to “attend.” The three days are slated to include more than 350 sessions including speakers and celebrities. The event is also expected to include musical performances and some collaborative art projects.

19 families buy nearly 97 acres of land in Georgia to create a city safe for Black people

The unrest that took hold of the country earlier this year after the killings of George Floyd and Breonna Taylor at the hands of police, and closer to home, the shooting death of Ahmaud Arbery while jogging outside Brunswick, Georgia, prompted the women to search for a new community, one they could start themselves.

‘Someone needs to help parents control their kids’ spending’

The gaming boss who gets addicted to the games ‘My chronic acne inspired me to start my own skincare company’ ‘I used to hate road cycling, now I design biking gear’ ‘I was heartbroken, I never thought I would find someone’ GoHenry now has 150 staff across its three UK offices in London, Lymington and […]

Latinos make up 75% of coronavirus cases in largely white Marin County. Will new equity efforts help?

“The story of these disparities, particularly in the Latino community, is the story about the essential frontline worker,” said Dr. Kirsten Bibbins-Domingo, chair of epidemiology and bio statistics at UCSF. “The person who is leaving their home, going to work, and then being exposed often at work and then bringing that exposure home to family […]

How COVID-19 created a new kind of consumer in just 90 days

Over the years, I learned that customers who lived digital-first lifestyles were much more intentional, impatient, and demanding. They were also more efficient in their decision-making. They didn’t go through the decision-making journey in a linear fashion like their traditional consumer counterparts. Instead, they jumped in and out of searches, read reviews, watched videos on […]

Parents urged to check if they can get back to school help – from tax credits to free meals and uniforms

Children do have to be eligible to receive it though and the requirements include being under 16, needing extra looking after or having walking difficulties, having lived in Britain for two of the past three years if over three-years-old, and be a UK resident and not subject to immigration control.

Fact check: World Bank website does not show COVID-19 testing kits were purchased in 2017 and 2018

Social media users are sharing posts claiming the World Bank’s website shows that COVID-19 testing kits were purchased in 2017 and 2018, implying prior knowledge of the outbreak. This is false: the World Bank explained the products had only been relabelled with COVID-related descriptions in April 2020. Prior to that, the products had been listed since 2017, but not in relation to the pandemic.

Caregiver self-care: Tips to help address your emotional health

It can be hard to cope at times, and some of the outlets you may have used in the past to handle stress may not be available or ideal during social distancing. Fortunately, there are several resources that may help you take care of your emotional health while also keeping safety top of mind.