Posting a selfie to let the world know you've been vaccinated against the coronavirus may seem like a reasonable choice -- it's a moment many of us would like to celebrate, and social media sharing could encourage vaccine-hesitant friends and family to get the jab as well. But some experts warn the message sent by vaccine selfies can be mixed. Be conscious of those around you who have lost a loved one to the pandemic or who are still waiting for their turn to be inoculated. "Vaccine envy" is increasingly prevalent and boasting about scoring a dose may offend some followers.
Nurses are feeling the burden of being overworked, overwhelmed and fearful since the COVID-19 pandemic began, leading some to reconsider their careers, nurse Theresa Brown writes. Nurses are crucial to providing care, but "nurses are not an infinitely elastic resource; they're people, many of whom are exhausted, traumatized, barely holding themselves together. It's time to really see and care for them," Brown writes.
Why it matters: Back in the early days of the internet, many people thought it would make it easy for students in rural and urban areas to receive the same quality of education. It hasn't. While the rural-urban education gap exists in many countries around the world, this study looks at a program China deployed to tackle the problem. The results are promising, not just in terms of near-term tests results, but lifelong earnings and education outcomes.
Why it matters: Can you imagine a world where targeted cancer treatments are readily available off-the-shelf? Well, an emerging method of protein-based immunotherapy aims to make that world a reality.
Why it matters: This is excellent news. The show was awesome, but as star Anya Taylor-Joy explains, "It was always a sapling to tree transition. You see her grow, you leave her in a good place." Plus, the final scene was simply perfect.
Don't take the money: Many actors/writers/producers make the mistake of keeping shows alive simply because the money is so massive. The result is often a final season that is just awful (like "Breaking Bad") or downright unwatchable ("Weeds"). I always thought Ricky Gervais did the right thing with the British version of "The Office" by ending it while it was still great. Leave 'em wanting more!
Why it matters: Juuuuuuuust in case you might be missing the days when this song was stuck on repeat in virtually everywhere around the world, this oral history will take you back to the day Luis Fonsi woke up with the idea for "Des-pa-ci-to" in his head.
Why it matters: Whoa! This story hits a little too close to home. Well, at least the proposed tax increase on wine is only 2000%. Either way, it might be time to ask my boss for a raise! ;)
Avoid virtual meeting fatigue by setting a clear goal for the meeting, assigning everyone a role for the session and reflecting on what worked and didn't, writes Barry Rosen, CEO of Interaction Associates. "In analyzing data from the 2020 State of Online Meetings Report, we discovered meetings that had a clear meeting agenda usually or always met their intended goals 93% of the time," he writes.