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

Crisis Text Line provides a live, trained crisis counselor via a simple text for help. The first few responses will be automated until they get a counselor on the line — which typically takes less than five minutes. If you are in the US or Canada, text 741741. If you are in the UK, text […]

Adobe will pay you to help design its creativity conference

Along with staff from Adobe, the event is expected to include presentations from Ava DuVernay, Keanu Reeves, Annie Leibovitz, Tyler The Creator, Sagmeister’s Stefan Sagmeister, Creative Reaction Lab’s Antionette D. Carroll, Airbnb’s Tim Allen, and Hom Sweet Hom’s Lauren Hom. Along with the sessions and workshops, Adobe Max is often where Adobe shares what it […]

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

“We have a very long history of doing cooperative economics, economic cooperation, creating our own communal towns,” says Jessica Gordon Nembhard, author of Collective Courage: A History of African American Cooperative Economic Thought and Practice and professor of community justice at John Jay College. “More recently, we’ve been establishing community land trust, which actually give […]

‘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?

They also “say a lot about why, once the virus was established, it was so difficult to contain,” said Willis, the county’s public health officer. “You have economic factors that lead to the inability to shelter at home and the need for daily wages. Then you have the housing factors that lead to amplification and […]

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

Observe. Experience the existing journey and each touchpoint (physical and digital) through the lens of Generation N. Organize. Create a human and data-centered, cross-functional organization that prioritizes real-time shopping behaviors and consumer preferences, intentions, and values. Operationalize. Assemble executive sponsors and stakeholders responsible for touchpoints across the customer journey to assess patterns and convert insights […]

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

Archives of these webpages from Sept. 4-6, 2020, show that the WITS website did have “COVID-19” in the product description for three product codes for imports and exports dated to 2017 and 2018. The HS codes 300215 and 382200 were classified as “COVID-19 Test kits” (  here://wits.worldbank.org/trade/comtrade/en/country/ALL/year/2017/tradeflow/Imports/partner/WLD/nomen/h5/product/300215  ,  here://wits.worldbank.org/trade/comtrade/en/country/ALL/year/2018/tradeflow/Exports/partner/WLD/nomen/h5/product/300215  ,  here://wits.worldbank.org/trade/comtrade/en/country/ALL/year/2017/tradeflow/Imports/partner/WLD/nomen/h5/product/382200  ,  here://wits.worldbank.org/trade/comtrade/en/country/ALL/year/2018/tradeflow/Exports/partner/WLD/nomen/h5/product/382200  ) and the product code 902780 was described as “COVID-19 Diagnostic Test instruments and apparatus” ( here://wits.worldbank.org/trade/comtrade/en/country/ALL/year/2017/tradeflow/Imports/partner/WLD/nomen/h5/product/902780  ,  here://wits.worldbank.org/trade/comtrade/en/country/ALL/year/2018/tradeflow/Exports/partner/WLD/nomen/h5/product/902780  ).

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

No matter what your particular situation might be, caregiving may take a toll on your physical, mental and emotional well-being. The Family Caregiver Alliance encourages you to express and try to address all of your emotions, especially the tough ones. Try to identify the emotions you’re experiencing; this might include everything from fear, to guilt, […]