Biologist Beth Cameron spent nearly two decades preparing for a biological threat like Covid-19. Most notably, in 2014, Cameron, then the Obama Administration’s director of countering biological threats, helped create a “pandemic playbook” to guide the White House in handling a pandemic. They knew one was eventually coming. “[W]e starting working on the playbook following the
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“It’s been a whirlwind, to say the least,” says Rosemary Ketchum. Ketchum, 26, became the first openly transgender elected official in West Virginia when she won a city council seat in Wheeling on June 9. She is now one of 27 out trans elected officials in America, according to the LGBTQ Victory Fund.  Ketchum’s may seem an unlikely
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We need to get better at talking with, listening to and learning from each other, says Malcolm Gladwell, host of the popular podcast “Revisionist History.” “You can’t read somebody and make sense of someone in 10 seconds. Don’t even try,” says Gladwell, whose September book, “Talking to Strangers,” analyzes the inadequacies in people’s capacity to do so. “The
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In order to adjust to shelter-in-place guidelines and lower your risk of contracting Covid-19, you might have changed your spending habits to make your quarantine life more functional and enjoyable, like maybe cutting out gym memberships but investing in online fitness classes and better Wi-Fi for your home office.  Now, as states start opening back up, it might
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Dr. Jane Goodall speaks during the ‘Dr. Jane Goodall’s MasterClass’ New York screening in New York City. John Lamparski | Getty Images Entertainment | Getty Images World-renowned anthropologist Jane Goodall has said young people should be striving towards different standards of success, besides money and fame.  Speaking to CNBC from last week’s CogX conference, Goodall
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Interviewing for a job “sucks for everyone,” according to Chamath Palihapitiya, an early Facebook executive and now part owner and executive board member of the Golden State Warriors NBA basketball team. “It’s fast-paced, pressure filled and more mistakes are made in hiring and also NOT-hiring,” Palihapitiya wrote in a Twitter thread on Wednesday. To compensate for
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Oracle CEO Safra Catz delivers a keynote address during the 2019 Oracle OpenWorld on September 17, 2019 in San Francisco, California. Oracle CEO Safra Catz kicked off day two of the 2019 Oracle OpenWorld with a keynote address. The annual convention runs through September 19. Justin Sullivan | Getty Images Oracle shares fell as much
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An increasing number of countries around the world are welcoming back international travelers for the summer, after a period of lockdown due to the coronavirus. However, with vaccines and treatments for the virus still in development, traveling safely is important. If paying up for your own private plane has crossed your mind as the dream
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As the coronavirus pandemic shut down the economy and put millions out of work this spring, national hunger relief organization Feeding America was squeezed from all sides: demand for food shot up while donations dwindled and delivery channels were choked off virtually overnight.  But its CEO, Claire Babineaux-Fontenot, knew the organization would find a way
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