An unhealthy relationship with technology can mean missed opportunities to connect with the real world. That’s why I wrote a book of 5,203 alternatives to looking at your phone.



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  • Barbara Ann Kipfer is a lexicographer, archaeologist, and author of more than 80 books and calendars, including “14,000 Things to be Happy About.”
  • The following is an adapted excerpt from her new book, “5,203 Things to Do Instead of Looking at Your Phone.”
  • In it, she suggests strike a balance between your online and offline lives with alternative ways to reconnect with the world around you.  
  • Kipfer uses her expertise to help people examine why they’re mindlessly motivated to reach for screens, and how to restore a healthy relationship with activities that fill up your downtime.  
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I’m a listmaker. I’ve published 80+ books and calendars — mainly lists.  My editor came up with the idea of a list styled book with suggestions on what to do “instead of looking at your phone.” This brilliant focus resonated

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Britain, Canada, EU Throw Weight Behind 2030 Biodiversity Protection Goal | World News

By Kate Abnett and Simon Jessop

BRUSSELS/LONDON (Reuters) – Britain and Canada on Monday joined the European Union in pledging to protect 30% of their land and seas by 2030 to stem “catastrophic” biodiversity loss and help galvanise support for broader agreement on the target ahead of a U.N. summit.

With the twin crises of climate change and wildlife loss accelerating, leaders are trying to build momentum ahead of the meeting in Kunming, China, in May, where nearly 200 countries will negotiate a new agreement on protecting nature.

“We must act now – right now. We cannot afford dither and delay because biodiversity loss is happening today and it is happening at a frightening rate. Left unchecked, the consequences will be catastrophic for us all,” British Prime Minister Boris Johnson said.

“Extinction is forever – so our action must be immediate.”

Without action, 30% to 50% of all species could

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Antidepressants Market 2020 Global Industry Share, Demand, Top Players, Industry Size, Future Growth 2026 by Market Reports World

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Sep 28, 2020 (The Expresswire) —
Global “Antidepressants Market” 2020 report consists of important factors such as the latest trends, performance drivers, key players, revenue, growth rate and volume sales, and consumer insights. The report Antidepressants Market gives detailed information on enterprises on a global and regional level through an all-inclusive analysis and insights into developments affecting businesses. It accommodates an entire overview of the market, including the market size, share, and the projection of this global market, within a specific interval of time. Then, it covers the major players functioning in Antidepressants market.

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The Global Antidepressants market 2020 research provides a basic overview of the industry including definitions, classifications, applications and industry chain structure. The Global Antidepressants market report is provided for the international markets as

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The 5G Unmanned Store That Won Oustanding Store Design For The Post-Pandemic World

The World Retail Awards (as part of the World Retail Congress) has just wrapped up this year’s winners, with Singaporean telecoms company Singtel and its ‘Unboxed’ unmanned store taking home the award for most Outstanding Store Design. The World Retail Awards has been long established since 2007, highlighting the most visionary retailers that set the scene and inspire the rest of the industry.

Singtel unveiled its unmanned pop-up store last year to digitize and make its services accessible 24/7. With a variety of services, consumers can interact with Singtel staff through a roving live robot and receive personalized recommendations. A range of phones are available to test on the spot and can also sign up for phone plans through video-assisted self-service kiosks, otherwise,

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World first study links obesity with reduced brain plasticity — ScienceDaily

A world-first study has found that severely overweight people are less likely to be able to re-wire their brains and find new neural pathways, a discovery that has significant implications for people recovering from a stroke or brain injury.

In a new paper published in Brain Sciences, researchers from UniSA and Deakin University show that brain plasticity is impaired in obese people, making it less likely that they can learn new tasks or remember things.

Using a series of experiments involving transcranial magnetic stimulation, the researchers tested 15 obese people aged between 18 and 60, comparing them with 15 people in a healthy-weight control group.

Repeated pulses of electrical stimulation were applied to the brain to see how strongly it responded. The healthy-weight control group recorded significant neural activity in response to the stimulation, suggesting a normal brain plasticity response. In contrast, the response in the obese group was

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Soccer ball brings energy to developing world

(CBS News) The sOccket looks like an ordinary soccer ball, but it’s much more than that. It’s a power source for small electronic devices — something the developing world desperately needs.

The innovative ball is the brainchild of Harvard graduates Julia C. Silverman and Jessica O. Matthews, who came up with the idea while taking an engineering class for non-engineers. The class’ intent was to use art in science to bring change.

Both Silverman and Matthews have backgrounds with developing countries and used the stories of those areas in generating their idea. “Everybody (in the areas we wanted to target) had this strong love of soccer,” Silverman said. “But almost nobody has consistent access to electricity.”

How does the device work?

It harnesses kinetic energy using a stripped-down gyroscope inside the ball that’s rolling as the ball is rolling. The gyroscope harnesses the kinetic energy generated during play and stores

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Chinese spies infiltrating US law enforcement, business world a ‘real threat:’ NYPD commissioner

Chinese spies infiltrating U.S. law enforcement and the business world poses a “real threat” to the country, New York City Police Commissioner Dermot Shea said on Friday.

“I think this is something everyone should be aware of,” Shea told FOX Business’ Maria Bartiromo during an interview. “Not just NYPD, but any business should be aware of. This is a real threat.”

WILL A US-HEADQUARTERED TIKTOK BE ENOUGH TO ENSURE PRIVACY?

Shea’s comments came several days after federal prosecutors charged a New York City police officer, who is also a U.S. Army reservist, with acting as an illegal agent of China since 2018.

Baimadajie Angwang, a naturalized U.S. citizen from

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Tech Mahindra Recognised as Corporate Influencer at World Media Awards 2020

Acknowledged for ‘In the Future’ campaign in partnership with The trust – The Wall Street Journal, Barron’s Group

A custom-content program that brings together outlook from C-level executives on future-focused technologies and their transformational journeys

Tech Mahindra, a leading provider of digital transformation, consulting and business reengineering services and solutions, has been recognised for its ‘In the Future’ campaign curated in partnership with The Trust – The Wall Street Journal (WSJ) and Barron’s Group at the corporate influencer at World Media Awards 2020.

The award celebrates creativity and effectiveness of cross platform, cross border, content-driven advertising and the winners provide leading examples of bold and influential strategies engaging international, influential audiences. The award jury comprised of independent international media and content specialists. The ‘In The Future’ case study illustrates on how Tech Mahindra utilized the platform for enabling dialogues with C-level executive leadership in curating collaborative thought leadership and leveraging

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A volcanic eruption may have helped the dinosaurs take over the world

In the past half billion years of Earth’s history, there have been five widely-accepted major mass extinctions, but new findings published recently in Science Advances suggest that there may have been another—one that created conditions that allowed dinosaurs to take over the world.



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A volcanic eruption may have helped the dinosaurs take over

The newly proposed mass extinction, which occurred during a period of time 233 million years ago called the Carnian Pluvial Episode (CPE), resulted in the loss of 33 percent of marine genera (the next-highest level of taxonomy above species) according to the study. Large volcanic eruptions in western Canada likely caused the event by emitting large amounts of greenhouse gases, causing rapid global warming and a period of increased rainfall that lasted roughly one million years. Afterward, climate conditions rapidly changed from rainy to arid, which, coupled with the increased plant growth

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Australia Says Majority of 470-Strong Beached Whale Pod Has Died | World News

SYDNEY (Reuters) – The majority of a 470-strong pod of pilot whales found stranded off Australia’s remote southern coast has died, officials said on Wednesday, as rescuers struggled in freezing waters and fading light to free those still alive.

The group, which is the biggest beaching in the country’s modern history, were first spotted a wide sandbank during an aerial reconnaissance of rugged Macquarie Harbour in Tasmania state on Monday.

After two days of a difficult and dangerous rescue attempt, state marine scientists said at least 380 of the long-finned pilot whales had died.

By late Wednesday, around fifty of the mammals were freed but experts said there was a high likelihood they would return as many did during the rescue attempt a day earlier, creating an exhausting loop for rescuers who cannot work through the night.

The outlook for the remaining 30 stranded and still alive pilot whales, a

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