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From Seawater to Freshwater with QuenchSea
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From Seawater to Freshwater with QuenchSea

The World’s Only Low Cost Portable Seawater Desalination Device Introduced on IndieGogo by London-based startup QuenchSea, their first product is an innovative seawater desalination device that combines a hydraulic system, triple pre-filtration process, and a small reverse osmosis membrane to desalinate seawater into freshwater using human power. www.indiegogo.com/Quenchsea
Effortless Visual Identity for Low-impact Winery Sabelli-Frisch
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Effortless Visual Identity for Low-impact Winery Sabelli-Frisch

Sabelli-Frisch is a ‘low-impact winery’ started by Swedish cinematographer Adam Sabelli-Frisch after relocating to sunny California 20 years ago. Learning the art of wine making step-by-step, the founder decided to make his passion a profession. The collaboration with a Stockholm-based designer Daniel Carlsten resulted in a sober, elegant visual identity reflecting the artisanal process behind Sabelli-Frisch wines. Each bottle is wax-sealed and features a minimal, embossed label with timeless Futura typography.Combined together, this seemingly simple branding is a perfect embodiment of the ever-lasting allure of products made with heart. I make restrained old world wines, from low-impact vineyards, with focus on rare, forgotten, under-appreciated or historic grape varieties. Natu...
Quarantine Diaries: Maintaining Relationships
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Quarantine Diaries: Maintaining Relationships

Quarantine Diaries is a communal project of stories from our readers about how they are managing their lives during the coronavirus crisis. In this piece, readers share how they’re keeping their relationships strong. You can read the five-part project here. My fiancé and I have been playing what we like to call “flip cup toe.” Pro tip: Don’t play with White Claws. You will burp up a storm. ⛈ I have retired the game for a bit, because the morning after this time brought my first quarantine hangover — not pleasant. But it was definitely fun, and I shared it with my friends and neighbors. They’re now playing, too! Justine Rellosa, 30, from Los Angeles, California My husband and I have been working from home for the last couple of years, now with two daughters. COVID-19 didn’t tec...
Quarantine Diaries: Coping And Staying Sane
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Quarantine Diaries: Coping And Staying Sane

Quarantine Diaries is a communal project of stories from our readers about how they are managing their lives during the coronavirus crisis. In this piece, readers share their daily coping strategies. You can read the five-part project here. We have 14 acres to call our own on which we enjoy the sunshine, the fresh air, the feeling of spring on the horizon, the freedom of not being cooped up. We watch the fruit on our trees slowly ripening, anticipating their juicy sweetness. We wait. Michelle Faerman Baer, 31, from Melrose, Florida With my immediate family spread throughout the world in different time zones, one quick way of connecting every day is with a little art contest we’re doing. Each day, someone picks something to draw and we all have to post them in our group chat. Even ...
Nearly Half of US Youth Have Been Stalked/Harassed by Partners
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Nearly Half of US Youth Have Been Stalked/Harassed by Partners

*The following is excerpted from an online article posted on MedicalXpress. A new, first-of-its-kind Boston University School of Public Health (BUSPH) study finds that 48% of 12-18-year-olds who have been in a relationship have been stalked or harassed by a partner, and 42% have stalked or harassed a partner. Published in the journal Youth & Society, the analysis is part of the first nationally-representative study of non-physical youth dating abuse. “These victimization and perpetration numbers are unacceptably high,” says study lead author Dr. Emily Rothman, professor of community health sciences at BUSPH. “Unfortunately, they are in line with estimates of similar problems like dating and sexual violence victimization, so they are both shocking and unsurprising at the same...
More Than Half of U.S. Students Experience Summer Learning Losses
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More Than Half of U.S. Students Experience Summer Learning Losses

*The following is excerpted from an online article posted on EurekAlert. Following U.S. students across five summers between grades 1 and 6, a little more than half (52 percent) experienced learning losses in all five summers, according to a large national study published today. Students in this group lost an average of 39 percent of their total school year gains during each summer. The study appeared in American Educational Research Journal, a peer-reviewed publication of the American Educational Research Association. “Many children in the U.S. have not physically attended a school since early March because of the Covid-19 pandemic, and some have likened the period we’re in now to an unusually long summer,” said study author Allison Atteberry, an assistant professor at the Univer...
What’s Hot? 07/17/20
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What’s Hot? 07/17/20

Trending Today on Twitter – 7/17/201. #fridaymorning2. Tamar3. Portland4. Tuscan Leather5. #FridayFeeling6. #FridayMotivation7. C.T. Vivian8. #FridayThoughts9. Drake10. JheneSource: Twitter Trending Today on Google – 7/17/201. Mary Trump2. Tamar Braxton3. Portland4. Washington Redskins5. Real Madrid6. Tiger Woods7. Washington Post8. Dr. Disrespect9. Chivas vs America10. Barcelona vs OsasunaSource: Google Top Five on Spotify – 7/17/201. Wishing Well – Juice WRLD2. Come & Go (With Marshmello) – Juice WRLD3. ROCKSTAR (feat. Roddy Ricch) – DaBaby4. Hate The Other Side – Juice WRLD & Marshmello5. Life’s a Mess (ft. Halsey) – Juice WRLDSource: Spotify Top Five on Apple Music – 7/17/201. Come & Go – Juice WRLD & Marshmello2. For The Night (feat. Lil Baby & DaBaby) –...
Parent-Teen Conflicts Less Troublesome When Teens Feel Loved
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Parent-Teen Conflicts Less Troublesome When Teens Feel Loved

*The following is excerpted from an online article posted on Yale News. A new study from the Yale Child Study Center finds that parents can lessen the effects of inevitable conflict with their teenage children by showing emotional warmth and that this can make a difference within the course of a day. Published in the journal Emotion, “When Do Adolescents Feel Loved?” is the first study of its kind to examine fluctuations in how loved teens feel at a daily level. Using three weeks of daily diary entries submitted by parents and teens, the investigators — John Coffey (Yale University and Sewanee: The University of the South), Mengya Xia (University of Alabama), and Greg Fosco (Pennsylvania State University) — were able to link parents’ displays of warmth and parents’ perceptions o...
Sleep Problems in Early Childhood Linked to Teens’ Mental Health Issues
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Sleep Problems in Early Childhood Linked to Teens’ Mental Health Issues

*The following is excerpted from an online article posted on HealthDay. Teens who had sleep problems as babies or tots may be at risk for mental health disorders, a new study suggests. Researchers analyzed data from more than 13,000 people who were part of a British study in the 1990s. Their parents reported their sleep behavior six times between the ages of 6 months and 5.8 years. Those who had irregular sleep routines from 6 months on and who often woke at night at 18 months of age were more likely to experience psychotic episodes as teens, the study found. Getting less sleep at night and going to bed later at age 3.5 was associated with a borderline personality disorder during adolescence, according to the University of Birmingham study published July 11 in the journal JAMA...
Say Thank You to Employees
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Say Thank You to Employees

Say Thank You to Employees If a friend asked you to do something, you did it, and she didn’t say thank you, you’d probably think twice the next time she asked you for something. The people you work with are not different. If you don’t say thank you to employees, they too will stop doing things you think are important. Human beings thrive on recognition and relationships. We need both to survive. And when we don’t feel connected or appreciated, we find appreciation elsewhere. If you think saying “thank you” to the people you work with is unnecessary, consider this example. An overwhelmed employee feels strapped for time. She produces a 30-page report every month that takes hours of her time. No one h...