By Paul E. Smith 3 minutes Read on In the earliest days of the United States, John Adams wrote to his wife, Abigail, about the celebration of independence: β€œIt should be solemnized with grandeur and parade, with shows, games, sports, guns, bells, fires, and illuminations. from one end of this continent to the other from…

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The day before the 4th of July, there is another holiday that is less well known: Black Independence Day. It is still legal in most states for schools and employers to force blacks to change their hair or deny them opportunities based on their hair. But since 2018, there has been a movement to force…

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The notion that opposites attract may be true in your personal relationships; being with someone who is not like you can provide a sense of balance and novelty. However, when it comes to colleagues, it’s often a different story. You didn’t choose them, but you have to deal with them. “You don’t necessarily understand where…

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Think back to the last time you were in the dentist’s chair and were told you had a cavity. The scenario probably went something like this: the dentist took X-rays, pointed to a gray spot on your X-ray, and said, “This probably needs to be filled before it gets any bigger.” If you’re like most…

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A large-scale work by the sculptor Richard Serra has just been exhibited in a very specific space. Designed in collaboration with the artist himself, a new building has been built with the sole purpose of displaying this sculpture. The artwork is Four rounds: Equal weight, unequal masscompleted in 2017, which features four massive forged steel…

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We’re halfway through 2022. The year has flown by, but it’s been filled with big news and firsts for the space industry. Here’s our roundup of extraterrestrial events over the past six months. Q1 The year began with a bang as JWST successfully deployed, arrived at its new home a million miles from Earth, and…

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In late June, Google was sharing user data β€” which could include IP addresses, geographic locations and details about users’ identities, interests and search activity β€” with an advertising company owned by Russia’s largest state bank , according to a separate report. with ProPublica. The company, RuTarget, is based in Moscow and helps mediate the…

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In early June, 55% of Americans believed the US was in an economic recession, according to a poll from The Economist and YouGov. While the US was not in a recession a month ago, we may be now, at least according to the latest reading from the Atlanta Fed GDP Now measure, a model from…

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“Moneyball” was a revolutionary idea in baseball, based on the idea that the metrics the sport used to measure player value were not the best predictors of performance, and that teams could exploit this oversight by selecting players based on more important factors. . That’s not to say that old metrics like batting average were…

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An app that helps refugees find the nearest food store. A handmade rug from 9mm bullet casings. A conceptual tourist guide to the Korean Demilitarized Zone. At first glance, these projects may not seem to have much in common, but they are all part of a new exhibition about the role design can play in…

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