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The hits just keep on coming, don’t they? 2020 is a year where change is rapid, and people are having trouble adapting. One consequence is a spike in violence, and another is mental illness. Let’s be kind to each other as we struggle through this.
By Eoin McSweeney and Hanna Ziady , CNN Business
– Jul 29, 10:07 AM
(CNN) The British government is investing £170,000 ($221,780) in a company that throws sex parties. Killing Kittens, which organizes women-led adult parties in London and New York, said Wednesday that it has secured the investment from the UK…
Francine Hardaway #BlackLivesMatterComical. Over here we call it Fem Tech, and it’s a very popular investment category right now.
3DPrint.com | The Voice of 3D Printing / Additive Manufacturing
– Jul 27, 6:30 AM
Plant-based seafood startup Legendary Vish is commercializing 3D printed vegan salmon filets with the goal of providing a healthier and tastier alternative to existing fish substitutes. The company will be teaming up with Dutch 3D printer…
Francine Hardaway #BlackLivesMatterUltimately, I’d rather have nothing than 3D printed vegan salmon.
A masked man who was seen in a viral video smashing the windows of a south Minneapolis auto parts store during the George Floyd protests, earning him the moniker 'Umbrella Man,' is suspected to be a member of the Hell's Angels biker gang seeking to…
Francine Hardaway #BlackLivesMatterAnd that is the problem.There is no protest that isn’t corrupted.
In the hearts of New York and metro Los Angeles, Rite Aid installed facial recognition technology in largely lower-income, non-white neighborhoods, Reuters found. Among the technology the U.S. retailer used: a state-of-the-art system from a company…
Francine Hardaway #BlackLivesMatterThat is the most racist business practice I’ve heard in years. Why not everywhere?
The New York Times
– Jul 25, 7:44 AM
WASHINGTON — Step by step, blow by blow, the United States and China are dismantling decades of political, economic and social engagement, setting the stage for a new era of confrontation shaped by the views of the most hawkish voices on…
Francine Hardaway #BlackLivesMatterThis is really scaring me.What we really don’t need right now is a war.
The New York Times
– Jul 28, 9:30 AM
A newly developed blood test for Alzheimer's has diagnosed the disease as accurately as methods that are far more expensive or invasive, scientists reported on Tuesday, a significant step toward a longtime goal for patients, doctors and dementia…
Francine Hardaway #BlackLivesMatterSo do you want to know? I don’t.
Volatility has been a kiss of death for thousands of restaurants during the coronavirus pandemic. Abrupt closures, inconsistent reopenings, changes in public health guidance for operations and other state-mandated orders have pushed the food…
Francine Hardaway #BlackLivesMatterDid we have too many restaurants before Covid? I think we probably did because they went in and out of business very regularly.
Yesterday, the Mayor of Portland was gassed by the secret police of storm troopers that Donald Trump has sent to occupy the city. Welcome to a place where words matter. On Medium, smart voices and original ideas take center stage - with no ads in…
Francine Hardaway #BlackLivesMatterThis from a London-based Pakistani, the son of a Pakistani economist. It's pretty radical but it deserves to be considered.
Over a span of two days earlier this week, there were three big wins for environmental groups fighting controversial natural gas pipeline projects. On Sunday, Dominion Energy canceled the Atlantic Coast Pipeline (ACP), citing delays and rising…
Francine Hardaway #BlackLivesMatterSo much Covid news and I didn’t even know this!
I recently took a drive-through COVID-19 test at the University of North Carolina. Everything was well organized and efficient: I was swabbed for 15 uncomfortable seconds and sent home with two pages of instructions on what to do if I were to test…
Francine Hardaway #BlackLivesMatterIf you are thinking about kids and schools, here’s some good air quality information.