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Science Pushes, Leveraging Social Media, and Fatigue Issues

By April 20, 2024No Comments

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Joke of the Day: Why did the old man fall into a well?

Because he couldn’t see that well.

Keeping up with America

Scientists push new paradigm of animal consciousness, saying even insects may be sentient: Far more animals than previously thought likely have consciousness, top scientists say in a new declaration — including fish, lobsters and octopus.

New FAA rest rules to address ‘fatigue’ issues with air traffic controllers: The mandate comes amid heightened scrutiny of near-miss incidents. The National Air Traffic Controllers Association said it could backfire.

Record Store Day celebrates indie retail music sellers as they ride vinyl’s popularity wave: Special LP releases, live performances and at least one giant block party are scheduled around the U.S. Saturday as hundreds of shops celebrate Record Store Day during a surge of interest in vinyl and the day after the release of Taylor Swift’s latest album.

US House pushes ahead with $95bn foreign aid package for Ukraine, Israel and Taiwan: Coalition of lawmakers helped legislation clear procedural hurdle to reach final votes, following opposition from rightwing Republicans.

U.S. agrees to withdraw troops from Niger: The U.S. has agreed to withdraw its forces from the West African nation of Niger, an official confirmed to CBS News Friday.

Around the World

Israel carries out limited strikes on Iran, with the extent of damage unclear: Whether this turns into a dangerous escalatory spiral “will depend on how much damage was done inside of Iran,” former CIA Director John Brennan said.

If Congress passes funding, this is how the US could rush weapons to Ukraine for its war with Russia: The Pentagon could get weapons moving to Ukraine within days if Congress passes a long-delayed aid bill.

Lets Talk Business and Tech

How To Leverage Social Media to Optimize PR Success and Increase Your Brand Awareness

Prediction: This Artificial Intelligence (AI) Stock Could Be Worth More Than Microsoft 5 Years From Now

Why Amazon’s Just Walk Out Technology Failed

Richer, Wiser, Happier

6 Signs You Are Smarter About Money Than You Were 5 Years Ago: The coronavirus pandemic of 2020 changed many things about the world, including how people look at and manage their money.

What’s a 401(k)? Two-fifths of Americans admit they don’t know | Leo Almazora, Investment News. The survey revealed various money-saving strategies, including buying sale items (53 percent), utilizing coupons and discount codes (47 percent), and reining in clothing expenses (45 percent). Two-fifths (39 percent) said they cut back on going out to restaurants and bars, while another 36 percent said they either deprioritize or remove travel from their vacation plans.

3 Money-Wasting Habits You Need to Ditch Immediately: Certain habits of yours may be harming your finances.

Sports and Showbiz Shenanigans

All 32 NFL teams (including the Bills) ranked by strength of schedule | 2024 NBA playoffs bracket: Complete field set as Heat, Pelicans claim No. 8 seeds, first round starts Saturday

Films that exemplify the smartphone’s role in storytelling | Chris Hemsworth, Scarlett Johansson’s animated origin film ‘Transformers One’ gets new release date

John Travolta, Uma Thurman reunite for ‘Pulp Fiction’ 30th anniversary | John Malone Exits as Director Emeritus of Charter, Citing Clayton Act Concerns

 Life Hacks to Hack Your Life

Spring cleaning tips 2024: Professional weighs in on popular hacks

Quiz: Can You Match the Victorian Slang Term to its Meaning?

The 15 Best Bodyweight Exercises for Full Body Training

Sweet and savoury brunch recipes – including an easy alternative to eggs Benedict

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