(CTN News) _ According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), at least 96 million cumulative cases of COVID-19 have been reported in the United States alone. Some individuals still claim they have not been infected with COVID-19, despite the virus’ constant presence over the past two and a half years. What’s the secret to these “super-dodging” individuals? Scientists studying this question are getting closer and closer to an answer, even though the research is far from firm. Currently, they advance two theories. Asymptomatic Artifice In the first place, scientists speculate that some “super-dodgers” might have caught COVID-19 unknowingly. Often, people who are infected just think they have a cold. A lot of people don’t have any symptoms at all – no cough, no sore throat, no loss of taste or smell. Around 40 to 45 percent of those infected with the virus remained completely asymptomatic, according to one study. Because there aren’t any severe … [Read more...] about How Do COVID-19 ‘Super-Dodgers’ Work?
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Share to Twitter Share to Linkedin Allbirds are supremely comfortable shoes which have long used clever tech to provide light, flexible and highly appealing footwear. Now, the company has launched Plant Pacers, an alternative to leather. Allbirds can be understated to look at, but this unassuming quality helped catapult them to success as the go-to shoe in Silicon Valley. MORE FROM FORBES Apple's Tim Cook Launches New Initiative: 'It's About Values' By David Phelan Leading identities, as they say, from Larry Page to Andreesen Horowitz’s Ben Horowitz, Harry Potter’s Emma Watson and Barack Obama have reportedly sported a pair. Part of the reason for the popularity is the company’s commitment to sustainability. Tim Brown, a former vice-captain of the New Zealand soccer team, won a research grant from the wool industry in his country to engineer a sneaker. In 2014, things got off to a cracking start with a Kickstarter launch: as Brown … [Read more...] about Allbirds Pacers: The Secret Of The Super-Comfortable New Shoes Is Citrus Peels
Pakistan Finance Minister Miftah Ismail on Sunday stepped down from his post to make way for Ishaq Dar to take over the reins of the country's cash-strapped economy. The formal decision to put 72-year-old Dar in the driving seat of the financial affairs was taken in during a meeting between the Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif and his brother Nawaz Sharif in London on Saturday. Both the finance minister Miftah Ismail and his successor Ishaq Dar were present in the meeting, besides other leaders of Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N). Miftah handed over his resignation to the elder Sharif, who is out of politics due to conviction in corruption cases but his decisions are considered binding on the party. I worked to the best of my ability for four months, and remained loyal to the party and the country, Miftah was quoted as saying by the PML-N in a statement. Close Former premier Sharif appreciated the efforts made by Miftah for carrying out the responsibilities … [Read more...] about Pakistan Finance Minister Miftah Ismail steps down; makes way for senior PML-N leader Ishaq Dar to take over
Share to Twitter Share to Linkedin Topline The National Football League Players Association terminated the independent doctor who cleared Miami Dolphins quarterback Tua Tagovailoa to return and play again on Thursday after sustaining an apparent head injury Sunday, according to several reports, the latest in the ongoing debate over whether the Dolphins and the league properly protected Tagovailoa’s safety and if the NFL’s concussion policy is strong enough. Key Facts The union exercised its right to fire the doctor as part of its ongoing investigation into the incident, ProFootballTalk first reported Saturday afternoon. Tagovailoa, one of the sport’s brightest young stars, stumbled during Miami’s game against the Buffalo Bills after hitting his head against the ground, but returned to action and played in the team’s Thursday primetime contest against the Cincinnati Bengals, even after the players’ union launched a probe into the incident and many … [Read more...] about NFL Players’ Union Ousts Doctor Who Cleared Tagovailoa To Play
Share to Twitter Share to Linkedin Earning a college degree has become increasingly expensive, and millions of graduates (and even those who didn't graduate) continue to struggle under the weight of $1.75 trillion in total student loan debt. In the meantime, the value of some degree programs has become questionable at best, and some college degrees actually have a negative ROI according to recent stats . Then, you add in the recent scandals around colleges submitting inaccurate data to boost their rankings, and red flags abound. With all this in mind, those who hope to attend college will want to do so with a plan in mind — and a way to pay. It also makes sense for students to research the return-on-investment of various degree programs so they can have a better idea of what to expect. That said, college rankings are often considered when choosing schools, mostly because they affirm prestige and help students learn which colleges offer programs … [Read more...] about How Much Should You Trust College Rankings?
Share to Twitter Share to Linkedin Although my sons have grown up in L.A., their first visit to Disneyland was just last year. There were two reasons for the delay: (1) scared as a mouse of massive crowds and hour-long lines; (2) I convinced myself Disneyland was too fancy – Leo, Hal, and Zev should grow up with more modest theme park experiences. Both orders were amply filled by nearby Knott’s Berry Farm. Knott’s is Southern California’s original theme park, built around a popular Depression-era chicken dinner restaurant. Walter Knott was a farmer with a penchant for innovation – he invented the boysenberry (named after his buddy Rudolph Boysen) – and assembled an Old West-themed amusement park around the restaurant so visitors would have something to do while they waited in line for Mrs. Knott’s fried chicken. When Walter invited his friend Walt Disney DIS to visit, Walt was impressed with how guests interacted with a mannequin in a ghost town … [Read more...] about Don’t Stack New Credentials, Staple Them
Share to Twitter Share to Linkedin Charlie Morton won’t be retiring after all. The veteran right-handed starter has signed a new, $20 million contract to remain in the rotation of the Atlanta Braves for 2023 and perhaps 2024 – if a club option, worth another $20 million, is exercised. There is no buyout included. The deal, announced before the start of the crucial Mets-Braves weekend series Friday, was a surprise. Morton, 38, has had an erratic season and had openly flirted with retirement. In fact, the front office had reportedly been considering how to re-invest his $20 million in getting a potential rotation replacement – preferably someone younger. Although he is a two-time All-Star, Morton has struggled this season, posting an uncharacteristic 4.29 earned run average in 167 2/3 innings heading into his last start Sunday. He has a 9-6 record but 200+ strikeouts – joining with rookie Spencer Strider to become the first Braves tandem at that … [Read more...] about Charlie Morton Re-Ups With Braves, Inking $20 Million Deal For 2023
Share to Twitter Share to Linkedin The heart of leaderships is relationships. If you can’t connect with others, you can’t lead them. This is why the core of a strong onboarding program for new team members must be relationship building. This is best accomplished by curating different ways for different people to interact and connect. HATCH Experience At the most recent Hatch Experience I joined an eclectic group for a long weekend of exploring and leveraging creativity for the better. As Hatch founder Yarrow Kraner explained to me, A key component of HATCH is the integration of technology, innovation, and spontaneous creativity with more typically "business-centric" realms as a way of exploding people's perceived limitations and illustrating just how interconnected all of our worlds are... in business... in community... in mission... throughout our lives. Kraner curated this by assembling some of “ the world’s top creative minds with tomorrow’s … [Read more...] about Curating Relationship Building To Accelerate Onboarding
Share to Twitter Share to Linkedin Arguably, the key to organizational innovation is that elusive “out of the box” thinking that generates truly creative ideas and solutions. While many hard-core business types may have a hard time thinking of themselves as terribly creative, the LinkedIn Learning blog post “Why Creativity is the Most Important Skill in the World” offers a more inclusive definition of creativity—“problem-solving with relevance and novelty”—courtesy of creativity expert Stefan Mumaw. Indeed, the first step of enhancing creativity may be simply recognizing that creativity isn’t just for artsy types. The WeWork article “Creativity is the skill of the future-and it’s not just for creative teams” asserts, “In the workplace, creativity happens any time an employee thinks of a novel way to solve a problem—whether it’s improving the customer experience in some way or streamlining a cumbersome internal process. Thought of in this way, it’s clear that … [Read more...] about Forget Traditional Brainstorming— Instead, Try This Technique To Spur New Levels Of Team Creativity
Share to Twitter Share to Linkedin There is no one-size-fits-all approach for bringing employees back to the office. Employers will need to figure out what works best for their employees, culture, and business needs. The biggest mistake companies make is forcing employees back to the office without first finding out what their workers want. This leads to increased resignations and unhappy employees. New research from Microsoft found that 50% of leaders will require employees to return to in-person work full-time in the next year. This same research revealed that 52% of employees are considering changing to a full-time remote or hybrid job. The reality is that employees have been working from home for more than two years now. They’ve built out a personalized and comfortable office environment, and created a routine around working from home. Employees will undoubtedly be reluctant to return to the office. In fact, most of their teams are more spread out than … [Read more...] about 3 Things To Consider When Trying To Bring Your Employees Back In-Office