Researchers reveal the secret to waiting in line patiently

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Patience is a hackable skill, not a virtue. The next time you’re silently fuming at the slowwwww progress of the line at Starbucks or interminable traffic on the freeway, know that your rage is normal. “We spend a substantial part of our daily life waiting, and unfortunately, wait time can fuel aggressive tendencies,” write the authors of a new study in the Journal of Organizational Behavior that explains how to wait better . Read Full Story

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This app lets stores create a digital line to help enforce social distancing

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Just sit in your car or walk to a nearby park until it’s your turn, and you don’t have to worry if the other customers in line with you believe in social distancing. Instead of waiting in the long lines that stretch around your local grocery store during the pandemic—and hoping that the somewhat arbitrary six-foot rule for social distancing protects you from the customer coughing behind you—it may soon be easier to wait in a virtual line. A new app, SafeQueue , is designed to allow stores to manage the flow of customers digitally, so that customers can wait inside their cars or in a nearby park until it’s time to shop. Read Full Story

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The food system is trying to reinvent itself on the fly to solve its pandemic food waste problem

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The pathways to get food to restaurants are entirely different that getting food to stores. As small farmers try to adjust, it’s creating a tragic loss of food at a time when people need it most. As long lines of newly unemployed people wait at food banks—on a recent day at a distribution point in San Antonio, 10,000 cars waited in line —many farmers are simultaneously throwing out food that they can no longer sell to restaurants, hotels, and schools. Read Full Story

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A simple solution to safe pandemic voting: Close streets to let people vote outside

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A new guide helps cities understand how to best use space to maximize distance and speed on Election Day. A record number of people have already voted in the U.S. presidential election—more than 8 million Americans had voted by October 9, more than 50 times above the number that had voted by the same point in 2016. But even as many states push for voting by mail as a safe alternative in a pandemic, it’s possible that in-person voting could surge on Election Day, with many voters questioning mismanagement of the Postal Service or if their ballots will get thrown out on a technicality. If it looks anything like what happened in some state primaries , people might have to wait in line for hours. Read Full Story

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How to design a user-friendly COVID-19 test

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Americans may soon be able to screen themselves for COVID-19 at home. But designing the perfect kit is no simple task. Existing COVID-19 tests have a terrible user experience. You have to wait in line, sometimes for hours, to get one. If you’re getting tested, you probably already feel quite ill. And then you may have to wait hours, even days , for results. Read Full Story

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Millions of BTS fans use these 2 apps to connect and shop. No tech startups needed

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Big Hit Entertainment’s thoughtful new apps were designed to bring fans closer. Seoul’s Olympic Stadium was packed during pop band BTS’s three sold-out shows last October, but some fans bypassed long merch lines by preordering items via the e-commerce app Weply, which offers exclusive band-related products. Others checked wait times for food kiosks and posted messages to BTS members through the social networking app Weverse. These services weren’t built by tech startups, but by a subsidiary of Big Hit Entertainment , the Seoul-based music management and production company that represents BTS and other artists. Launched last June, the apps are part of Big Hit’s plan to build a “one-stop service within the music industry,” says co-CEO Lenzo Yoon, akin to the transactional “super apps” popular in parts of Asia. Weply now boasts 1.8 million users from 200 countries; Weverse has 1.4 million daily users. Read Full Story

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This major grocery chain is testing fully contactless checkout—just walk out when you’re done

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Giant Eagle customers at some stores will soon be able to check out without even doing self-checkout. In an age of social distancing, the biggest challenge in shopping at a grocery store is waiting in line to check out. But a major supermarket is now beginning to experiment with contactless payment—the first grocery chain in the U.S. to begin using the tech after Amazon pioneered cashier-less retail. Read Full Story

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Want to do something good during your coronavirus quarantine? Do mutual aid

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People in cities around the country are setting up ad hoc groups of the young, healthy, and not at risk to help bring food and services to people who shouldn’t be in public at all. While people line up outside grocery stores to stock their kitchens for the coronavirus crisis—sometimes waiting for hours—some are shopping not for themselves, but as volunteers for elderly or immunocompromised neighbors. A network of dozens of mutual aid groups has sprung up across the country, many using Google spreadsheets to track volunteers and people in need of food or medicine. Read Full Story

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Why Michelob Ultra will be the real winner of Tiger and Phil’s The Match II

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Being the first U.S. live sports broadcast in months, the charity golf tournament At the emotional climax of Caddyshack— the Citizen Kane of golf cinema—young caddie Danny Noonan is lining up a final putt that could end a $40,000 wager between bitter rivals, real estate developer Al Czervik (Rodney Dangerfield) and Judge Smails (Ted Knight). As the tension heightens, Czervik blurts out, “Hey Judge, double or nothing he makes it, $80,000?” Smails aggressively mumbles his agreement, his scorching rage barely concealed, then aims eye daggers at Noonan, still lining up his shot, and hurls a red-faced, “WELL? WE’RE WAITING . . . .” Read Full Story

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