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Infographic: The 100 most polluted cities in the world

Aljazeera:  Out of the world’s 100 most polluted cities, 94 are in India, China, and Pakistan…How is air quality measured? Air quality is determined by the levels of air pollutants PM2.5, PM10, ozone, nitrogen dioxide, sulfur dioxide, and carbon monoxide.Particulate matter (PM) comprises tiny particles that negatively impact health. PMs vary in size, most damaging… Continue Reading

CDC – Everyone Ages 18 and Older Can Get a Booster Shot

You may choose which COVID-19 vaccine you receive as a booster shot. “Some people may prefer the vaccine type that they originally received, and others may prefer to get a different booster. CDC’s recommendations now allow for this type of mix and match dosing for booster shots. When to get a booster: At least 6 months after… Continue Reading

RAZ Memory Cell Phone

“The phone for dementia and Alzheimer’s. The one-touch dial picture phone is relentless in its focus on simplicity. It consists of one primary screen, and one screen only. The screen includes 3 elements: Pictures and names of up to six contacts (with an option for up to twenty-four); A button to call 911; Alternative RAZ… Continue Reading

Next Big Things in Tech 2021

Fast Company: “Some of the world’s most intriguing innovations are so new that their full impact is yet to be felt. This is what we’re highlighting in the inaugural edition of Fast Company’s Next Big Things in Tech. The 65 honorees on our list, which includes global giants as well as intrepid startups, often harness… Continue Reading

Washington DC City Paper – The People Issue 2021

“Narrowing down the list of people to include in this issue is never easy, but this year the process was particularly tough, spanning multiple hours and multiple meetings. Was it because Washingtonians have suddenly become more interesting and taken on new, compelling challenges? Was it because we’ve paid more attention to those around us as… Continue Reading

Library Data Management Leads Research Out of a Digital Dark Age

Johns Hopkins University: “The Sheridan Libraries’ crucial role in the Johns Hopkins COVID-19 global map highlights the importance that libraries play in the data missions of universities. Library data management services reduce burdens on researchers, improve public access to data, foster collaborations, and maintain the long-term integrity of datasets…University libraries aren’t what they used to… Continue Reading

Amazon’s Dark Secret: It Has Failed to Protect Your Data

Wired – “Voyeurs. Sabotaged accounts. Backdoor schemes. For years, the retail giant has handled your information less carefully than it handles your packages…According to internal documents reviewed by Reveal from the Center for Investigative Reporting and WIRED, Amazon’s vast empire of customer data—its metastasizing record of what you search for, what you buy, what shows… Continue Reading

COVID-19 Vaccinations in the United States

Only 59% of Americans are fully vaccinated according to the CDC. “Overall US COVID-19 Vaccine Deliveries and Administration; Maps, charts, and data provided by CDC, updates daily by 8 pm ET. Represents all vaccine partners including jurisdictional partner clinics, retail pharmacies, long-term care facilities, dialysis centers, Federal Emergency Management Agency and Health Resources and Services… Continue Reading

EPA Releases Bold National Strategy to Transform Recycling in America

“On November 15, 2021 the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) released the 2021 National Recycling Strategy to tackle major recycling challenges facing the nation and to create a stronger, more resilient, and cost-effective municipal solid waste recycling system. The 2021 strategy is also the first time EPA’s recycling strategy will address the climate impacts of… Continue Reading

How to Host Thanksgiving With Unvaccinated Friends and Family

The New York Times – We asked the experts for guidance on staying safe and keeping the peace. ..Start by calling your unvaccinated family members and soliciting their ideas on how to gather safely, said Daniel L. Shapiro, an associate professor of psychology at Harvard Medical School and the author of “Negotiating the Nonnegotiable: How… Continue Reading