In my home, we use both air cleaners and our heating system to filter the air. If you have central heating, make sure your furnace filter has a minimum efficiency reporting value (MERV) of at least 11. This value describes how effective a filter is at removing airborne particles and contaminants from the recirculated air. The standard on most furnaces is a MERV 8 filter, and many furnaces are not capable of running with a more efficient filter, so make sure to check your filter and ask a technician before replacing it. But a MERV 8 filter is better than no filtration at all. … [Read more...] about If you have to be indoors with others, here’s how to make the air cleaner
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Standing up against the Four Pushing back against this growth is difficult—there is little that individuals or even companies can do when firms become this powerful. This is the role of government. But big tech has public opinion on their side, hundreds of lobbyists, and they move faster than regulators can keep up. Laws written by the light of coal power don’t work against digitized monopolies. Traditional antitrust principles focus on consumer harm through the prism of prices. Low prices are good, high prices are bad. It’s not a framework well suited to companies that don’t charge consumers, like Google or Facebook, or that relentlessly lower prices, like Amazon (and Apple with Apple TV+), but that nonetheless limit competition and cause consumer harm in other ways besides high prices. Nor does the current mainstream antitrust framework account for the ability of these firms to consolidate markets and outcompete competitors through their unique access to … [Read more...] about Big Tech was already dominant. Has coronavirus made it unstoppable?
According to the Alibaba Group's official website, the Alibaba digital economy generated RMB7,053 billion (US$1 trillion) in gross merchandise value (GMV) in the 12 months ended March 31, 2020. This mainly included GMV of RMB6,589 billion (US$945 billion) transacted through China retail marketplaces, as well as GMV transacted through international retail marketplaces and local consumer services. … [Read more...] about Ban on mobile apps: A brief look at firms behind the 43 apps that are banned
Fear of any public criticism causes corporate paralysis for any meaningful action Everything that companies say today is subject to scrutiny, but the inclination to say nothing—rather than risk saying something objectionable—is not a strategy. Every corporate stance may bring criticism, but companies need to rethink the way they view criticism by acknowledging that smoke is not always fire when it comes to reputational impact, and accepting that some criticism is worth weathering in the short term to fight for what is right and gain reputational value in the long term. … [Read more...] about 10 lessons from CEOs on how to manage corporate reputation in a new era of activism
Play some classic verbal party games. You can make up your own rules or play an online game like those from Brightful Meeting Games, which offers games such as Would You Rather, Spot My Lie (like two truths and a lie), and a word guessing challenge. Simply sign up for the service, pick a game, and drop a link in whatever video chat tool you’re using to connect with friends and family. Some makers of games that are easy to play online are rolling out special content for Thanksgiving. Take a look at virtual party games from Jackbox Games and the mobile multiplayer fashion role-playing game Love Nikki—Dress Up Queen. … [Read more...] about 11 games and other fun things to do during virtual Thanksgiving