Vaccine Websites Are Leaving Out Those With Vision Impairment

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Friday, February 26, 2021 11:33 AM According to a new investigation from Kaiser Health News, many COVID-19 vaccination information and registration websites are in violation of disability rights laws—and specifically make it next to impossible for people with vision impairment to book a vaccine appointment without help. Head over to the Los Angeles Times for more on the investigation. 

Empty Tourist Destinations Around the World

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Thursday, February 25, 2021 12:29 PM With travel mostly at a standstill, many of the world's most famous sights and tourist destinations have been deserted for the first time ever. Head over to the Telegraph's Twitter account to take a look at the world's most famous destinations in a way you've never seen them before, or to the Telegraph's website for more. 

Experience the Northern Lights From Home

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Wednesday, February 24, 2021 11:06 AM While travel is still mostly out of the question, living in the internet age means that we can still experience the wonders of the world from our own homes—including the beauty of the Northern Lights. By just tuning into a livestream you can watch the Northern Lights from the Churchill Northern Studies Centre, located near the coast of the Hudson Bay in northern Manitoba, Canada. Head over to Mental Floss for more information on the livestream. 

Check Out the World's Best Airport Without Leaving the House

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Tuesday, February 23, 2021 12:24 PM Changi Airport, located in Singapore, has repeatedly been named the World's Best Airport—but, right now, fewer people than usual are able to experience the airport, which includes a massive waterfall, an IMAX theater, and a wide variety of shops. Thanks to the internet, though, we can all tour around Changi Airport without leaving our homes. Head over to Insider for a look. 

#VMBrightSpots—Cascadia Eye

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Monday, February 22, 2021 12:42 PM

This week, there was a bright spot for the team at Cascadia Eye in Skagit Valley, Washington. They are launching their 19th annual $1,000 “Excellence in Education” scholarships for high school seniors. 

Follow Along With Perserverance

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Friday, February 19, 2021 12:12 PM NASA's Perserverance Mars Rover is officially on the Red Planet—and you can follow along. Head over to NASA's website for a fun, interactive map to explore Mars, or take a look at some of the pictures the Rover has snapped so far. We all need a little escapism these days. 

Helping Out in Winter Storms

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Thursday, February 18, 2021 12:21 PM Winter storms and power outages continue across Texas, leaving many more people without power, heat or water. Earlier in the week, Texas Monthly compiled a list of ways to help—whether you're a Texan in trouble or from somewhere else, hoping to help. 

New Orleans Celebrates #YardiGras

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Wednesday, February 17, 2021 11:10 AM New Orleans' annual Mardi Gras parade was canceled this year, but that doesn't mean a lack of celebrations. Instead, people in New Orleans got creative and celebrated #YardiGras instead, turning their yards and houses into fun, over-the-top Mardi Gras floats. Head over to Twitter's #YardiGras to see some of the incredible images. 

Scenes From the Storm

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Tuesday, February 16, 2021 12:19 PM No matter where you are in the country, it's likely you experienced some snow and ice in the past week. This weekend in particular brought a record-setting snow storm to portions of the country that rarely experience this type of winter weather. Head over to The New York Times for some incredible pictures of this unusual storm. 

Tired of Zoom Calls?

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Friday, February 12, 2021 2:24 PM These days, there's no escaping the Zoom call. Regardless of your line of work, it's likely you'll find yourself taking a video call for something or other sooner rather than later, and it can start to feel a little draining. Head over to Inc. for some ways to help make video calls less exhausting, and more refreshing. 

Is Getting Old a Thing of the Past?

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Thursday, February 11, 2021 1:11 PM Aubrey de Grey, a biomedical gerontologist, believes that the first person who will live to be 1,000 years old has already been born. Is aging becoming a thing of the past, and is human immortality something we even want to achieve? Head over to WebMD for a deeper dive into why some researchers believe immortality is within grasp.

The 'Pandemic Wall' Is Very Real

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Wednesday, February 10, 2021 1:02 PM Have you noticed things feeling a little tougher lately, either for yourself or those around you? You're not alone. Recently, many people have found themselves hitting a sort of "pandemic wall," and feeling more stuck than they have been in the past few months. Head over to HuffPost for a deeper look into why this is happening now, and suggestions to help you and your loved ones cope. 

Tracking the Vaccine

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Tuesday, February 9, 2021 12:11 PM So far, over 32 million people have received the first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine, and almost 10 million have recieved both and are officially fully vaccinated. Curious about how quickly vaccines are rolling out, and where they're rolling out? Head over to the CDC to track vaccination efforts across the U.S.

#VMBrightSpots—President Optical

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Monday, February 8, 2021 11:05 AM This week, a bright spot for the team at President Optical in Richmond, BC, Canada, is celebrating the Lunar New Year, which falls on this Friday, February 12. Welcome, year of the Ox! 

A Look at the Most Iconic Super Bowl Performances

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Friday, February 5, 2021 11:17 AM Well, despite the year it's been, Super Bowl LV is behind us, featuring a halftime show from Canadian artist The Weeknd. For many, the Super Bowl is less about football and more about commercials and halftime performances, and, indeed, Super Bowl halftime performances often go down in history for one reason or another. Head over to CTV for a roundup of some of the most iconic Super Bowl halftime performances in history.