5 less-than-obvious techniques for startup survival during the pandemic

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This may be a time to take a page out of your competitors’ handbooks. If you’ve just founded a startup, you’re probably feeling that you’ve just made a huge mistake. Fortunately, this is probably not the case (at least not yet). One of the many problems with a crisis like our current one is that they can lead relatively inexperienced entrepreneurs to make a series of rash decisions. Read Full Story

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Here’s everything to know about Blackout Day 2020

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Black purchasing power rose 114% between 2000-2018, while white spending power only rose 89% during the same period. If you’ve been on social media today, you’ve probably seen the hashtag #BlackOutDay2020 trending. But just what is Blackout Day 2020? In short, it’s a Black Lives Matter-adjacent moment that aims to highlight the importance of Black lives to the economy. Read Full Story

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Six face masks that are well made and available right now

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Whether you’re looking for silk or cotton, prints or solid colors, these face masks make everyday PPE easy Over the course of the past two months, you’ve probably fashioned some sort of face mask that has allowed you to venture outside while meeting CDC recommendations for cloth face coverings. But if your experience has been similar to mine, you’ve realized that the homemade masks we’ve devised out of hair ties and cut-up tshirts and bandanas aren’t going to cut it for the long run. So, it’s time to invest in well-made, reusable, non-medical face masks. It’s just a matter of finding the right ones. Though much of what’s for sale online is questionably made or completely sold out (before the pre-sale even ends), there are still plenty of reputable brands offering cloth face masks that are durable—and stylish—enough for everyday wear. These are eight you can buy right now. Read …

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The most pervasive ballot design flaw you don’t notice

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Forget the butterfly ballot. Many will remember the infamously confusing Palm Beach County butterfly ballot , which led to 26,000 misvotes, a recount, and ultimately handed George W. Bush the presidency in 2000. Twenty years later, we have new ballot design problems to deal with—and there’s one you’ve probably never heard of. Read Full Story

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The Best Web Hosting Services (In-Depth Review)

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Looking for a hosting solution for your website? You’re in luck because with today’s options, it has never been easier to keep your website online. They take care of all the technical stuff and you get to enjoy casually updating your website for conversions. And the best part is that most of them are very affordable which helps startups get a hold of their business quickly. That’s why I put together a list of the best hosting services of 2020 for you. So without further ado… The Top 7 Options For Hosting Your Website in 2020: Bluehost HostGator Siteground Dreamhost WP Engine Hostinger InMotion How to Choose The Best Hosting Service For Your Website: When it comes to the best web hosting services you have to look at various important factors. If you jump in too quick you might get into something that’s not suitable for your business. But don’t …

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Anime face filter: How to get the viral Snapchat filter and use it on TikTok

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The filter is genuinely one of the most fun (and funniest) filters to come along in ages. It turns your face into the likeness of an anime character—and the results are pretty wild. If you’ve spent more than a couple minutes on TikTok, Twitter, or Snapchat in the last day, you’ll probably have seen the hashtag #animefilter trending. And for good reason. The filter is genuinely one of the most fun (and funniest) filters to come along in ages. What the anime filter does is turn your face into the likeness of an anime character—and the results are pretty wild. Read Full Story

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Negative pressure rooms save lives. Why aren’t there more of them?

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One of the pioneers of negative pressure rooms explains their design. For diseases that travel through the air, like COVID-19, special hospital rooms are essential for controlling pathogens and making sure they stay contained to one patient’s room, rather than infecting others nearby (as happened with COVID-19 on cruise ships ). They’re called “airborne infection isolation rooms,” or negative pressure rooms. You’ve probably read about them in stories about hospitals treating acute cases. They create a crucial barrier between extremely infectious people and everyone else. Read Full Story

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How startups can survive and thrive in the coronavirus recession

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The downturn can actually be a good time to start a business, especially if you’ve got a future-forward idea, these founders say. The COVID-19 pandemic has had significant ramifications on the economy. One survey found that because of the virus, 31% of small and medium-sized businesses had to close down completely, and 41% of owners had to dip into their personal savings to stay afloat. While these numbers sound grim, a downturn can actually be a great time to start a new business. Read Full Story

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