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Kind Snacks founder: Success in a tough economy requires balance, not brawn

“Shark Tank” judge and successful founder Daniel Lubetzky reflects on what makes founders great in troubled times The economic environment under COVID is volatile, which makes temperance and a measured approach tougher than ever—and all the more impressive to achieve. This year, I’m particularly interested in partnering with entrepreneurs who exemplify...

This extraordinary AI has stunned computer scientists with its writing ability

The GPT-3 program can write articles, produce code, and compose poetry. Seven years ago, my student and I at Penn State built a bot to write a Wikipedia article on Bengali Nobel laureate Rabindranath Tagore’s play “Chitra.” First it culled information about “Chitra” from the internet. Then it looked at existing Wikipedia entries to learn the structure...

Why tomorrow’s wellness programs will leave out the ‘tough love’ approach

True employee wellness is not a checklist item. It’s a daily commitment to focus on your team’s self-improvement. As the traditional workplace continues to go through a massive, potentially permanent transformation, many companies are rushing to bring the dynamics of the in-office experience into the virtual space we all now inhabit. During times of...

The U.S. should steal France’s excellent COVID map

We’re seeing red. A map is only helpful if you know what it means. Otherwise it’s just a really pretty picture.Read Full Story

Amazon’s vision for smart homes is increasingly built on stoking paranoia

From Ring to Echo, Amazon is using people’s fear of crime to sell its new slate of products. In the span of about 45 minutes on Thursday, Amazon announced 17 new products and services, including a slew of Echo speakers, Ring security devices, and Fire TV streamers.Read Full Story

Extra $300 unemployment update: Are more LWA benefits coming this week?

The Lost Wages Assistance Program is out of funding, although many states remain bogged down by technical delays. Bad news: Unemployed workers are on their own again, as the Lost Wages Assistance Program (LWA) authorized by President Trump in August is out of funding. Here’s the latest update on the extra unemployment benefits for this week:Read Full...

Two ex-Apple rock stars have raised $30m to build the next iPhone

Imran Chaudhri and Bethany Bongiorno helped create some of Apple’s biggest hits. Now their startup Humane is at work on something ambitious—and mysterious. In 2017, two of Apple’s top design and technology executives decided to leave the company to start their own venture with an ambitious vision: to create the next big computing paradigm. That startup,...

5 reasons you need to get out of your comfort zone

It’s easy to just keep doing what feels familiar—but here’s why you should sometimes resist that temptation. Especially when things are stressful, many of us resort to staying in our comfort zones—doing, saying, watching, or eating things that we already know. That’s fine, of course. It is natural to want to stick with things to which we’re accustomed....

‘Cuties’ backlash: Here’s where Netflix cancellations were highest

#CancelNetflix didn’t result in material cancellations—though subscribers in some U.S. states were more likely to unsubscribe than in other states. Earlier this month Netflix debuted Cuties, a film by French filmmaker Maïmouna Doucouré. The movie explores the life of an 11-year-old girl in Paris who is torn between her family’s conservative Muslim...

Benadryl challenge on TikTok: Why the FDA is warning of ‘serious problems’

TikTok teens are overdosing on Benadryl to induce hallucinations. But this latest social media challenge can kill them. Sometimes viral social media challenges are fun and even promote good in the world (think the Ice Bucket Challenge), but sometimes such challenges can be deadly. That’s the warning the Food and Drug Administration has put out on the...

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