As someone who spent a good chunk of my career as a user experience designer, I can definitely say that the user experience for reducing garbage sucks. It is too much for one person, let alone one family, to handle. Too much to think about, too much to remember, too many options, too much work, and too many plastic bins in the kitchen. There is only one conclusion I can come to: The companies that manufacture everything cluttering up my garbage need to do something about it. I don’t want to have to think about whether things are recyclable. I don’t want to have a separate bin for paper and one for plastic and one for compost and another for clothes. I don’t want to think about which polymers can go in the recycling bin. I want everything to be able to go into a recycling bin or to not exist. … [Read more...] about How America’s least sustainable city learned to love recycling
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But in the same way that Google has altered its typical search results, it has also been showing “Top News” from only vetted sources for any searches related to the coronavirus. These searches also include a link to the CDC’s website at the top of the results. Google says that YouTube’s Top News results only come from publishers that have submitted their YouTube channels to Google News and adhere to Google News’ content policies. … [Read more...] about Google and YouTube aren’t entrusting COVID-19 to an algorithm
Buying directly from a designer, as opposed to through a big multi-brand chain or behemoth, means the profit (if any) goes directly to the designer, and their employees. Buying from an independent multi-brand boutique is a way to keep this part of the ecosystem alive. Stand-alone stores with a singular point of view are often the key to finding and nurturing new talent. … [Read more...] about Coronavirus pandemic | Should we still go shopping (online)?
But, while there is no body or life hack to make you impervious to the touch of disease, we do know that sleep is key to helping our bodies stay healthy. “Sleep is an essential part of protection from and response to any infection,” said Douglas Kirsch, a neurologist and former president of the American Academy of Sleep Medicine. But still, he hears you: “Sleep is hard when anxiety levels are high, such as in the case of a pandemic.” … [Read more...] about Coronavirus pandemic | How to get more sleep tonight
I was born and raised in Cosenza, a small town in Calabria. My father was an avid traveller and reader, and mine was an upper-class privileged family. I’m conscious I’ve been a privileged child in terms of exposure to art and culture. My father would take me in winter for the opening of the season at the Teatro dell’Opera in Rome or at La Scala in Milan, and in summer at Arena Verona. He helped me develop a love for music, art and for other cultures and countries. … [Read more...] about Meet Francesca Marino, the Italian journalist who called Pakistan’s bluff on Balakot