Month: May 2020

Why Is the Stock Market Up?

By some estimates, nearly one in four Americans is out of work. A steady stream of bankruptcies has begun, both out loud and quietly, and many businesses have shuttered for good. The full extent of the damage wrought by the coronavirus recession will not become apparent until local economies begin to reopen. But there’s one part of the economy that appears to be going gangbusters: The U.S. stock market, at least as measured by its major indexes. Both the Dow Jones Industrial Average (which tracks shares of the nation’s 30 largest industrial companies) and the S&P 500 have rebounded, each

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The rise of Wikipedia as a source of medical information

It was just a decade ago when people talked about the website Wikipedia as, let’s be blunt, a place for lies and nonsense. As Dunder Mifflin’s Michael Scott noted in “The Office,” “Wikipedia is the best thing ever. Anyone in the world can write anything they want about any subject. So, you know you are getting the best possible information.”

But, since then, the site has transformed. Today, Wikipedia is regularly the first place many of us check for information about everything. In fact, Wikipedia’s pages on COVID-19 and the pandemic are viewed more than a million times a day,

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With an Integrated Soundbar, This New Luxury Bed Is as Smart as You Want It to Be

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Long before the pandemic forced purveyors of high-end goods to start selling everything from yachts to real estate on digital platforms, Duxiana—the Swedish luxury mattress-maker—was already planning to offer its newest bed, the Dux One, online. And considering that it was built to adapt to the rigors of modern life, there’s probably no better place for it.

The bed, which is the first product the 90-year-old company has sold online, has been in the works for about two years. Part of that time was dedicated to working with California-based audio brand Stellé to

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Celeb-Approved Beauty Brand Augustinus Bader Just Launched a Hand Cream

Augustinus Bader knows that what we need most right now is self-care. The celebrity-loved beauty brand has been providing us with new products, sales and even free hand sanitizer in just the past few months alone. Add to that list? A new hand cream sold exclusively at Violet Grey. 

Introducing Augustinus Bader’s The Hand Treatment cream. Developed by Professor Augustinus Bader, one of the world’s leading experts in stem cell research, the luxuriously rich yet fast-absorbing cream was created to help hands maintain healthy moisture during this time of constant hand-washing and hand sanitizing

According to a press release, the

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Doctors in London hospitals are using headsets from Microsoft to reduce the amount of staff coming into contact with COVID-19 patients

The Microsoft HoloLens 2 currently being deployed by doctors in London.
The Microsoft HoloLens 2 currently being deployed by doctors in London.

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  • A small number of London hospitals have given out 10 mixed-reality headsets to doctors as a way to reduce the amount of hospital staff coming into contact with COVID-19 patients.

  • The headsets, called the HoloLens, are built by Microsoft and allow doctors to share their POV with colleagues remotely, while also showing holographic projections to the doctor wearing the headset.

  • Dr. James Kinross, one of the doctors using the headsets, told Business Insider this means instead of six or seven doctors conducting a ward round, just one can

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