How Well Do Damp Masks Work To Contain Droplets?

Images from the high-speed footage showing what happens as droplets hit an increasingly damp surgical mask; the respiratory droplets form small beads on the mask’s surface, providing additional resistance for the impacted droplets against possible penetration. Credit: Bagchi et al Study shows damp masks still stop respiratory droplet penetration. After studying the effectiveness of varying … Read more

Victoria Beckham Will Be the Best-Dressed at the Work Christmas Party

This time last year, lockdown was looming and outdoor heaters were the unlikely investment piece people were shopping ahead of Christmas. Now, parties are back on the agenda–and Victoria Beckham is ready. Wondering how she’s prepping for party season? By scouring her own collections for dancefloor-worthy pieces to get her in the disco mood. The … Read more

Windows 11 for hybrid work efficiency & productivity

[This is a sponsored post with Acer.] Prior to the pandemic, productivity and working in the office were considered non-mutually exclusive. Bosses and HR management teams typically prefer employees to be present at the workplace to optimise work efficiency and other processes. Now though we have a mushrooming concept called hybrid work, and it’s a … Read more

Tote or Backpack for Work?

What’s you choice for work, readers — a great work tote or a backpack? For my $.02, I’ve always preferred a tote — I just think they look sleeker and more polished in general than most backpacks. But there are some great work backpacks out there now (including the Tumi one, pictured) so let’s debate. … Read more

Did the CDC’s COVID-19 Vaccine Prioritization Strategy Work?

The CDC’s vaccine prioritization strategy performed well compared to other approaches, though with some room for improvement. The four-tiered vaccine prioritization strategy implemented by the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), when compared computationally to all possible COVID-19 vaccine roll-out approaches, performed well by many measures but could be improved upon. The results … Read more

Craft.io Secures $8 Mln to Change How Agile Teams Work

Craft.io, a product management startup based in Tel Aviv, has closed an $8 million Series A funding round to revolutionize how teams work in an agile environment. The funding round was led by JAL Ventures, with participation from Fosun RZ Capital, Inimiti, and Ron Zuckerman. With this round, Craft.io has now raised a total of … Read more

Rich Furniss Teams Up With Chris Crack For Sizzling Tech House Single “Let Me Work” [HeatWave]

The last time we featured Rich Furniss it was for his debut release, a collaboration with Apollo XO for their single, “I’ll Be There“, that turned out to be a great success, racking in thousands of streams and earning major press support. Now, this talented producer is back with Chris Crack for a sizzling tech … Read more