You can also use a stand-alone air cleaner to remove airborne particles, but how effective they are depends on the size of the room. The bigger the room, the more air needs to be cleaned, and stand-alone cleaners are only so powerful. My home has an open floor plan, so I can’t use my air cleaner in the main living space, but it can be helpful in bedrooms or any other smaller enclosed spaces. If you consider buying an air cleaner, I worked with some colleagues at Harvard to build a tool that can be used to determine how powerful an air cleaner you need for different room sizes. … [Read more...] about If you have to be indoors with others, here’s how to make the air cleaner
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Parsell had originally planned to send her younger son to an on-site childcare center at her other son’s elementary school. Now that the school is remote for at least the first semester, she has limited options. “I tried to see if I could get my 4-year-old into the same preschool he’s at now for the fall, and they’re already full,” she says. “I have a tour at another preschool to see if I can possibly get him in there, but it’s also the cost that I’m worried about.” It could cost more than $1,500 per month for Parsell to send her son there full time—an expense compounded by the fact that Parsell recently switched jobs and took a pay cut. … [Read more...] about ‘I worry every moment’: 3 moms on parenting kids with developmental disabilities during COVID-19
It’s kind of funny watching how people react and what they say because you really have to just stand there, smile behind your face mask, and go, “Okay, have a good day.” Because there is no good answer to what they’re telling you. They’ve got conspiracy theories. They’ve got politics. They’ve got personal freedoms. They’ve all got different, strange ways they’re viewing this—and we’re the enemies because we’re the ones making them wear the mask. They don’t understand the fact that they could be bringing a virus in with them. It is not in their bubble; it’s not in their world. They don’t comprehend that they could actually transmit without even realizing it.It’s a lot of extra added anxiety for the employees. I was off a week and I actually had this horrible feeling of dread walking back into the store. The first thing I heard coming into the store were the customer complaints about the masks … [Read more...] about ‘I’ve been called the Karen of Stop & Shop’: Retail workers on enforcing mask mandates
As Apple ran up against the law of big numbers, the firm invested heavily in recurring revenue offerings—iCloud, Apple Music, Apple TV+, Arcade, etc. In Q4 2019, Apple’s services revenue was up 25% year over year to 23% of revenue. As a result, Apple has been recast as a software firm, and despite a negligible increase in earnings, it doubled its valuation and P/E multiple in just 12 months. Apple’s services business would stand as the 258th company on the Fortune 500, just beating out Bed Bath & Beyond. And on the hardware side, the company is transitioning one-off sales of its flagship iPhone into a monthly service through the iPhone Upgrade Program. Tim Cook said he believed that model would “grow disproportionately.” … [Read more...] about Big Tech was already dominant. Has coronavirus made it unstoppable?
ESOP, or employee stock option plan, is a system under which the employees of a company are generally given the right to acquire the shares of the company. Under such a scheme, the employees are granted some rights, called stock options, to get the shares of the company for free or at a concessional rate, at a predetermined price or the price to be determined on the prefixed method, as compared to the potential market rate. … [Read more...] about Exclusive | Three BharatPe senior execs leave company, blaming work culture