The 20th century brought airplanes, radio, television, the internet, and plastic. Lots of plastic.
That plastic is now showing up on shorelines, forming islands in oceans, and generating mountains of translucent trash on land. Around 700 species of animals in the sea have been found to interact with plastic daily.
Companies across every ...Read more
Sweeping films, epic stories, stacked casts, and ostentatious budgets—these are some of the things that may come to mind when moviegoers imagine Best Picture-winning films. But is that perception always reflected by reality? Not necessarily.
Many factors go into making an Oscar-winning film. In order to win over members of the Academy of ...Read more
Be a nurse. See the country. Travel nurses do just that: attend to hospitals nationwide struggling with staffing shortages due to lack of personnel, leaves of absence, and extreme demand.
While health care facilities often struggled to fill nursing roles before the COVID-19 pandemic hit, the global health crisis exacerbated the shortage by ...Read more
Picture the scene: Your alarm wakes you at the crack of dawn. The suitcase you packed the night before stands accusingly in the corner. You brace yourself for the long ride to the airport and the even longer queue of security checks. To make matters worse, after dashing to the airport and getting through TSA, you discover your flight has been ...Read more
Regulations have been proposed by a presidential administration committed to a responsible rollout of one of the most consequential technologies since the advent of the internet.
The adoption of AI products accelerated rapidly over the past year since OpenAI released its large language model-powered chatbot, ChatGPT. Today, the generative AI...Read more
Our interiors influence us more than we think. Whether we can name the design styles splashing across our spaces or the designers who define them, our interiors have and always will influence our moods, sense of home, and taste.
The COVID-19 pandemic reminded people just how much their interiors mattered as lockdowns worldwide made our homes...Read more
The highly publicized push to adopt more artificial intelligence tools across the U.S. workforce is beginning to have a real psychological impact on workers, new research shows.
Wysa visualized data from an American Psychological Association 2023 survey to show how many workers are worried about AI impacting their jobs and how it is ...Read more
Goodhart's law states that whenever a measure becomes a target, it ceases to be a good measure. Charles Goodhart, a British economist, was thinking of the United Kingdom's economic policies when he was credited with the expression in 1975, but the same principle can be applied to education.
One of the main objectives of any school is to ...Read more
On Nov. 30, 2022, OpenAI launched ChatGPT, a chatbot driven by artificial intelligence. The app spread like wildfire. Not only did it provide an entertaining companion to chat with, but it also showed promise as a piece of productivity software.
ChatGPT allows users to ask questions about myriad topics and get useful responses in a way that ...Read more
Health care is one of the most burdensome expenses saddled on Americans. Half of adults in the U.S. report struggling to afford health care, and about the same portion says a $500 medical expense would push them into debt. A quarter of adults put off getting the care they need because of that financial cost, according to surveys from KFF, the ...Read more
The buzz over artificial intelligence is everywhere you look right now, with the rate of adoption understandably turning heads.
ChatGPT hit the streets in November 2022; by January, the tech set a record as the fastest-growing consumer application with 100 million users and hardly any marketing. But ChatGPT is just one of several wildly ...Read more
Roughly 140 countries around the world, including the United States, issue electronic passports to citizens traveling and living abroad.
An e-passport is a traditional passport with an electronic chip embedded in it. The radio frequency identification, or RFID, chip contains the passport holder's biographical information: a digital ...Read more
When asked about the origins of daylight saving time, you may imagine farmers in the distant past getting an extra hour of sun to tend to animals and crops. If you do, you're not alone. The myth that farmers are at the root of daylight saving time has proliferated a common understanding of the practice for a long time.
But if the agriculture...Read more
It's safe to say that 2023 was a revolutionary year for film, reflected by the historic Writers Guild of America and Screen Actors Guild-American Federation of Television and Radio Artists strikes. With the two strikes overlapping, Hollywood effectively shut down for roughly half the year, delaying or otherwise impacting dozens of film and ...Read more
The vibes at the grocery store have felt off-kilter ever since Americans weathered the great toilet paper shortage of 2020. Inflation and its stealthy sidekick, shrinkflation, have become a painful part of the grocery shopping experience for the past four years.
It's a rude awakening after a decade of relatively stable food prices. The cost ...Read more
Just about everyone struggles with programs like Apple's Siri or Amazon's Alexa. Speech recognition technology has been in development since the 1950s, but computers consistently struggle to understand human speech. This has made them unreliable personal assistants—and even worse stenographers. Recent developments, however, indicate that this...Read more
After a long positive run, venture capital enters 2024 buffeted by crosswinds.
The market has become choppier due to global pandemic aftershocks, including supply chain disruption, rising inflation, and workplace and productivity changes from remote work adoption.
Though the U.S. economy appears to be headed for a "soft landing," where ...Read more
Overdose deaths tragically rose during the COVID-19 pandemic, sparking renewed calls for awareness of substance use disorders and access to treatment.
The once-in-a-century global health crisis had widespread impacts on physical and mental health and coincided with America's worsening fentanyl epidemic. And though calls have been made to ...Read more
Feb. 14 has long been a day to show loved ones how much you care about them. In modern times, such displays of affection come with a price tag.
According to the National Retail Federation, consumers spent an estimated $25.9 billion in 2023 on Valentine's Day, one of the busiest holidays for florists and confectioners. The day of love, ...Read more
Most Americans over the age of 65 will require some sort of long-term care in their later lives. About 1 in 3 will require the costliest kind of care—that of a skilled nursing home facility.
QMedic analyzed data from long-term care insurance firm Genworth to illustrate how the cost of nursing home care has grown in recent years and where ...Read more