Cleaning Up After a Storm

By Staff
Monday, October 3, 2022 11:27 AM If you've been affected by Hurricane Ian, you might have some clearing up to do at home. Head over to The New York Times for a refresher on how to make sure you clean up everything safely, including what foods you should toss, what protection you should wear and more. 

Royal Drama in Denmark

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Friday, September 30, 2022 12:30 PM Last week, the Queen of Denmark stripped 4 of her grandchildren of their royal titles, and the kids and their parents are reportedly not happy about it. Head over to Fortune to learn more about this interesting royal drama. 

Lizzo and the Flute

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Thursday, September 29, 2022 11:48 AM This week, musician Lizzo had the chance to play a crystal flute that was originally made for President James Madison. Lizzo, a classically trained flautist, visited the Library of Congress in Washington D.C. to practice, and then played the flute on stage at her D.C. concert. Head over to the Library of Congress' blog to learn more about this historical intstrument, its life up until now and how the Library conserves it. 

A New Era at Burberry

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Wednesday, September 28, 2022 2:08 PM This week, Burberry announced its newest chief creative officer, Daniel Lee. Lee will take over from Riccardo Tisci, who has been at the helm of Burberry for five years. Head over to the New York Times to learn more about Lee, his years at Bottega Veneta and what change he might bring to the iconic British fashion brand.

NASA Practices 'Planetary Defense'

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Tuesday, September 27, 2022 12:56 PM This week, NASA's Double Asteroid Redirection Test (DART) made impact with an asteroid, after 10 months in space. NASA says this is the "world’s first planetary defense technology demonstration," showcasing that NASA can deflect an asteroid if need be. Head over to the NASA website to learn more about this mission, or to NASA's Twitter account to watch a video of the impact.

Preparing for Hurricane Ian

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Monday, September 26, 2022 12:58 PM Hurricane Ian is expected to hit Florida later this week. Head over to the CDC for a detailed list of ways to prepare for hurricanes and other major storms. 

Who Decides When the Pandemic Is 'Over'?

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Friday, September 23, 2022 9:00 AM Last week, President Biden told 60 Minutes that the COVID-19 pandemic is "over," a statement that has caused confusion and ignited debate among many. As WebMD reports, "the U.S. alone is averaging more than 71,000 new cases and more than 400 deaths a day, and there are 500,000 cases and nearly 2,000 deaths each day around the world," so can a pandemic really be declared "over" under these circumstances? Head over to WebMD for an in-depth look on the state of COVID-19 today, experts' opinions on if the pandemic is "over" or not and more. 

Neptune's Rings

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Thursday, September 22, 2022 11:40 AM This week, NASA’s James Webb Space Telescope captured the clearest view of Neptune's rings in more than 30 years. Head over to the NASA website to see the images and learn more about this amazing technology. 

Good News in Malawi

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Wednesday, September 21, 2022 12:06 PM The World Health Organization this week announced that Malawi has eliminated trachoma as a public health problem, making it the first country in southern Africa and the fifth in all of Africa to achieve this. Head over to the WHO website for more on this amazing achievement.

An Update on Hurricane Fiona

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Tuesday, September 20, 2022 11:40 AM Hurricane Fiona grew to a Category 3 storm yesterday, and The New York Times reports that it will strengthen further as it moves through the Atlantic. The storm has already caused serious damage in Puerto Rico and the Dominican Republic. Head over to The New York Times for more on this storm.

Moments From The Queen's Funeral

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Monday, September 19, 2022 12:46 PM Yesterday, Queen Elizabeth II was laid to rest at Westminster Abbey in London. Her Majesty's funeral was attended by thousands of people, including many world leaders, and was broadcast live all around the world. Head over to British Vogue for a look at some of the most touching images from this historic moment.

Safilo Celebrates an Anniversary

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Friday, September 16, 2022 6:38 PM What better place than Vision Expo West to celebrate an anniversary? Yesterday, show attendees joined Safilo Group’s CEO Angelo Trocchia and the new president & CCO of North America, Francesco Rinaldi Ceroni, for a celebratory toast to commemorate Safilo Group’s 60th anniversary of commercial presence in North America.

Vision Expo Takes a Look at the Metaverse

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Thursday, September 15, 2022 4:11 PM Yesterday, Vision Expo West attendees learned why the time for the optical industry to embrace the Metaverse is now. In a panel called “The Optical Metaverse,” speakers covered what exactly the metaverse is and how to access it. Visit the Vision Expo website to find out more about the panels and events they have planned.

Telling the Queen’s Bees

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Wednesday, September 14, 2022 2:09 PM After the passing of Queen Elizabeth II last week, one tradition seemed to baffle many: the beekeeper at Buckingham Palace informing the Queen’s bees of her death. Head over to The New York Times to learn more about this centuries old practice of “telling the bees.”

A Look Back at the Queen's Life

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Monday, September 12, 2022 12:03 PM As the United Kingdom prepares for the funeral of Queen Elizabeth II, the country and the world is reflecting on her life and legacy. Head over to British Vogue for a look back at her life in pictures.