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Somewhere Good

Naj Austin, founder and CEO of subscription-based physical and digital community Ethel’s Club, is building Somewhere Good to be a one-stop shop for people of color. Beyond being a place for people of color to connect, it’s also about creating a safe space for folks to be their authentic selves. …

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NFL Coaches Refusing Masks

The NFL has issued another strong warning to coaches who won’t wear masks on the sideline during games, threatening suspensions and forfeiture of draft picks as punishment for failing to comply with COVID-19 game-day protocols, according to a league memo obtained Wednesday by ESPN’s Adam Schefter. It marks the second …

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Google Publishers Showcase

Google News Showcase is an initiative teased by the company in June. On Thursday, Google announced it is rolling out in certain markets along with a $1 billion financial commitment to partnering publishers. Google News Showcase has two basic aspects: significant content-licensing payments to news publishers and new “packaged” content …

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Growing Old is Optional

Age is just a number.  In fact, even the word “old” means less and less these days as many of us stay healthy and active well past the traditional retirement age of 65.  Is 80 the new 40?  Or, is 100 a better benchmark age for enjoying life and achieving …

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Google Unveils 5G Pixel

  Google is the latest company to move its annual product launch online — the company just unveiled all its long-rumored 2020 products including two new phones, a smart speaker, and a new Chromecast. The speaker and Chromecast have gotten much more powerful, but the phones are a modest follow-up …

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Scanning for the Ages

  One of the best gifts you can give is a book or album of family photos. First, you have to organize and select your best images. Most of your family’s history is going to be slides, prints, and negatives going back as much as 150 years – all photos …

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Underground Lakes on Mars

  In 2018, scientists working on the European Space Agency’s Mars Express project reported Mars may have a liquid water reservoir under its barren surface. The evidence was interesting but not completely convincing. Now, Mars Express has confirmed the detection of that original underground lake and discovered three more. Naturally, …

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Truffle Found in Congo

Fungi play a significant role in the diets and nutrition of diverse vertebrates. Many fungi, particularly truffle-like species, have evolved close associations with animals that help to disperse their spores. These animal-fungus associations are frequently overlooked, but they are an important part of functional ecosystems and imperative for the dispersal …

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Blueberry Compound

Pterostilbene, a resveratrol-related polyphenolic compound found in blueberries, has strong immunosuppressive properties, according to a study published in The FASEB Journal. Yashiro et al. evaluated the effect of pterostilbene, a polyphenol found in blueberries, on immune regulation. Image credit: Free-Photos. Polyphenols are natural products that are consumed by humans as …

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Google Local Services Europe

Google’s Local Services Ads (LSAs) program is now rolling out in Europe. It will initially be available for 16 home services categories (not professional services) in 10 countries: Germany, UK, France, Austria, Belgium, Ireland, Italy, Netherlands, Switzerland and Spain. 16 home services verticals. The featured home services verticals include Appliance …

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