Olay Unveils First Look at Its Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade Float Honoring Women in STEM

Emilee Geist


After announcing a 10-year commitment to double the number of women and triple the number of multicultural women in STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) professions through the Face the STEM Gap earlier this year, Olay will further champion the cause this Thanksgiving with an empowering Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade float.

The design, created in partnership with Macy’s, features a woman wearing traditional cornrow braids and a space-themed bomber jacket with a patch on the arm, which serves “as a reminder of Olay’s continued commitment to get more women into STEM roles,” Olay Brand Director Janelle Wichmann tells PEOPLE exclusively.

“We recognize that women only make up 24 percent of the jobs in [STEM]. Science is so inherent to Olay’s DNA, so we really want to help change what the face of STEM looks like. It’s part of our 10-year brand mission to solve that STEM gap.”


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Trump Makes His Weirdest War On Christmas Attack Yet

Emilee Geist

Halloween is nearly two weeks away, but President Donald Trump just fired a salvo in the “war on Christmas” with a strange new line of attack on former Vice President Joe Biden. 

While speaking in Carson City, Nevada, on Sunday, Trump seemed to blame the coronavirus lockdowns earlier this year on Biden. 

“Under the Biden lockdown, the lights of Reno and Las Vegas were extinguished,” he said.

Yet Trump was president during the lockdowns this year. Biden was a private citizen with no government role at all. 

Trump then claimed Biden would cancel the upcoming Christmas season if elected.

“If he comes in, Carson City will become a ghost town and the Christmas season will be canceled,” Trump said.

Biden would not take office until Jan. 20 ― well

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Why Your Business Needs Augmented Intelligence

Emilee Geist

The nasal test for Covid-19 requires a nurse to insert a 6-inch long swab deep into your nasal passages. The nurse inserts this long-handled swab into both of your nostrils and moves it around for 15 seconds.

Now, imagine that your nurse is a robot.

A few months ago, a nasal swab robot was developed by Brain Navi, a Taiwanese startup. The company’s intent was to minimize the spread of infection by reducing staff-patient contact. So, here we have a robot autonomously navigating the probe down into your throat, and carefully avoiding channels that lead up to the eyes.

The robot is supposed to be safe. But many patients would, understandably, be terrified.

Unfortunately, enterprise applications of artificial intelligence (AI) are often no less misguided. Today, AI has picked up remarkable capabilities. It’s better than humans in tasks such as voice and image recognition, across disciplines from

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‘GTA 6’ Viral Leaked Map Explained By Game Developer

Emilee Geist


  • Rockstar Games has not yet confirmed if “GTA 6” is in development
  • However, fans are still looking for proof that the game is arriving soon
  • An alleged game dev explained some details about the recently leaked “GTA 6” map

Leaked images of an alleged “Grand Theft Auto 6” map surfaced online a few days ago and gained traction among fans. While the photos have an unverified source, many hopeful fans would like to believe that it is real. However, a supposed game developer shared all the reasons he thinks the alleged “GTA 6” map is fake.

On Reddit, a user named bobert_hoses, claiming to be a game developer specializing in map concepts and 3D mapping, said that the alleged “GTA 6” map recently making rounds online is a fake from his perspective. He pointed out ten issues in the map’s design that do not really make sense with

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The Waldorf Astoria was once the place to stay in New York City. Bargain hunters can visit Taunton to buy items from the hotel. – News – MetroWest Daily News, Framingham, MA

Emilee Geist

The two-week auction at the Silver City Galleria mall in Taunton will offer high end furniture from the historic and glamorous hotel for a fraction of its normal price.

TAUNTON — Right now, the Silver City Galleria is a bizarre and beautiful sight to behold.

Hosting the approximately 15,000 pieces of furniture and other items from New York City’s famously ritzy Waldorf Astoria hotel while they are up for auction, the mall is a strange tribute to 20th century America.

Where once was a Champs Sports, elegant furniture from a suite where 16 American presidents stayed fills the space. Where once was a Radio Shack, there sits the custom-ordered furniture used by Gen. Douglas MacArthur for decades.

In a whirlwind of assorted furniture from different cultures and eras, the luxury and glamour of the mid-1900s meets the now-dying mall culture of the 1990s, covering the entire first floor of the

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Google’s search results have gotten worse

Emilee Geist

Googling didn’t used to require so much … scrolling. On some searches, it’s like Where’s Waldo but for information.

Without us even realizing it, the Internet’s most-used website has been getting worse. On too many queries, Google is more interested in making search lucrative than a better product for us.

How does Google’s alleged monopoly hurt you? Today, 88 percent of all searches happen on Google, in part because contracts make it the default on computers and phones. But whether Google is actually fetching you good information can be hard to see. First, Googling is easy and free, which blinds everyone a bit. Second, we don’t have a great alternative for broad Web searches — Microsoft’s rival Bing doesn’t have enough data to compete well. (This is the problem of monopolies in the information age.)

Over the last two decades, Google has made changes in drips rather than big makeovers.

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Sin and Scandal at Liberty University

Emilee Geist

On May 27th, the second day of mounting national outrage over the killing of George Floyd by Minneapolis police, the president of America’s largest evangelical university decided it was the perfect time to blast out a tweet featuring the crudest of racial imagery. “I was adamantly opposed to the mandate from @GovernorVA requiring citizens to wear face masks until I decided to design my own,” wrote Jerry Falwell Jr. Below the text was his design: a mask displaying the image of a white person in blackface, standing next to a fellow sporting a Klan robe and hood.

For any snowflakes who might take offense, Falwell appended an explanatory tweet of sorts, pointing out that the image on the mask came from a 1984 medical school yearbook page of Ralph Northam, Virginia’s Democratic governor. This was true; when the image came to light in February 2019, it had caused quite a … Read More

Coronavirus Transforms Dallas’ Nerd Culture

Emilee Geist

From underground, to mainstream and now online, the world of roleplaying has had many cultural roles through  the years. It has recently come into its own, with celebrities playing and communities growing up around one of the most iconic examples of the genre: Dungeons & Dragons.

Dallas has a robust roleplaying culture based around Common Ground Games, 1328 Inwood Road in the Design District. This previously stigmatized hobby has become a jumping off point for friendships and a whole community — that is before the coronavirus swept into the city and forced in-person games to shut down.

“There are people playing online … but I can definitely tell that for a lot of people that’s not how they want to do it,” said Common Ground Games owner Jamison Sacks. “There are definitely a lot of people who are like ‘When I can play in the store again, I’ll play but

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Curious Cornhuskers: Why is Love Library checkout so difficult? | Culture

Emilee Geist

As part of our initiative called Curious Cornhuskers, an anonymous reader asked The Daily Nebraskan, “Why is it so difficult to check out books at Love Library right now? Shouldn’t there be an easier way?”

Once upon a time, campus libraries were used primarily to check out books rather than as a popular study space. Contrary to what some may believe, the books aren’t just for decoration; they are still used by University of Nebraska-Lincoln students to this day. 

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, UNL Libraries has changed the process of checking-out and returning books to provide easier access to remote students and staff as well as improve the safety of the campus community.

Prior to COVID-19, library patrons were free to browse and roam about the stacks in search of books they would bring to an ASKus desk to check out. According to communications and outreach librarian Joan Barnes,

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County considers raising roads to skirt flooding near Sultan

Emilee Geist

When the rain falls and the Skykomish River rises, people living along Mann Road suddenly become islanders.

Flooding from the river and its tributary creeks and streams can make stretches of rural Snohomish County roads, including Ben Howard and Mann, impassable.

They’re located just outside of Sultan’s city limits, but the environment doesn’t necessarily recognize municipal boundaries.

“The impact to residents out on Ben Howard and Mann Road during flooding is something we certainly feel,” Sultan Mayor Russell Wiita said.

The Daily Herald has published plenty of stories about water over Ben Howard and Mann roads. In 2008, firefighters used a raft to rescue a man having a medical condition from a flooded home. In October 2019, emergency responders rescued someone from their vehicle. The road was closed again this February because of flooding.

Snohomish County has a plan: elevate a few locations of the road and install culverts so

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