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Logistic Curve
As a follow on to this week’s “I believe in science” theme, I will ask you to do three things today. I need you to watch a short video that explains Exponential growth and epidemics, another entitled, Simulating an epidemic, and then read an advance release copy of a CDC research paper entitled, “High Contagiousness and Rapid Spread of Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus 2.” It will officially be published in Volume 26, Number 7—July 2020. Continue Reading →
In the lab
Recently, I have been very vocal about why I believe in science over political rhetoric. Some of you have questioned what I mean by “science.” When I say, “I believe in science,” I mean the scientific method, which, if you remember from middle school science class, is a statistically-controlled process (question, research, hypothesize, experiment, analyze, conclude, report) used to explore observations and answer questions. Continue Reading →
Streaming Seder
Hosting an online Seder, or virtual Seder, or a “Streaming Seder,” as we are calling ours, takes longer to explain than it does to set up. (If you are wondering what a Seder is, you can think of it as an interactive dinner party with a script.) Here’s how to make your Streaming Seder a smashing success. Continue Reading →

Quarantining The Hate

Is our self-quarantine bringing us closer together, or tearing us further apart? How can technology help us to combat hate? This week, we’re talking to Jonathan Greenblatt, the CEO of the ADL (Anti-Defamation League), to get those answers and to learn what his organization is doing to curb hate around the coronavirus. Continue Reading →
Shelly Palmer and Jane Jetson
If you’ve recently added “video conference producer” to your job description, I have a few tips and techniques that will help you take your WFH video studio to the next level. We’ll have a look at cameras, lights, microphones, backgrounds, and some tricks of the trade that will help you get the most out of the equipment you already have. Continue Reading →
Choco Taco
How does a commercial behemoth overcome the challenges of our new global reality? If the digital reckoning has truly arrived, is it time for us to rethink... everything? We are eating a whole lotta Choco Tacos and talking to Rob Master, VP Media and Digital Engagement at Unilever, to get these answers. Also: can’t find any hand sanitizer in stores? Here’s how to make your own at home. Continue Reading →
Space
As out of control as everything feels today, we do have control over one thing: how we spend our time. Time is a currency. So much so that we call the use of it “spending” time. Today, while some are forced to put themselves in harm’s way to do what needs to be done, many of us will have the shared experience of being alone. How will you “invest” your alone time? Here are a few ideas. Continue Reading →

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