TUKA3D Fabric testing labs now offer DIGITAL FEEL FACTOR to help designers and shoppers

Los Angeles, CA (Viz Release) June 16, 2020 – – Tukatech introduces the first “feel factor value” to all their fabrics based on a mathematical calculation using bend and surface friction values in all warp, weft, and shear directions. Fabric feel factor is a number which someone may be able to learn and associate in their mind when imagining what the fabric will feel like. … Read more

Families Laugh and Dance Frustrations Away

SANTA BARBARA, CA (Viz Release) June 15, 2020 – – Millions of parents worldwide are facing the unusual challenge of being cooped up with their kids for weeks on end. How can they make the best out of the situation? Is it possible to stay optimistic in the face of such uncertainty? Enter Dr. Mac, child psychologist and award-winning PBS songwriter. He has written and produced We Can … Read more

Popular Sports and Entertainment Writer Landon Buford Announces Site Relaunch and New Podcast

Dallas, TX (Viz Release) – – As layoffs in media abound and job security in the field becomes a distant memory, popular sports, and entertainment writer, Landon Buford, announced the relaunch of his site, LandonBuford.com, along with a completely new venture, a new podcast, “What’s Your Opinion.” As a casualty of the layoffs himself, Landon decided to invest the blood, sweat, and tears he has … Read more

How to host a get-together as safely — and graciously — as possible

After months of quarantining and isolating and Zooming, many people are ready to socialize — even from afar — with other humans. Warmer weather has brought a trickle of impromptu socially distanced gatherings, whether driveway drinks or alley happy hours. Apartment dwellers have sought out park benches to meet for coffee. Faced with job losses, loneliness and the collective anxiety of a world turned upside … Read more

Review | These chefs had just started a new gig when the world changed. You need to taste their food.

An uncommon taste of Malaysian fare in the area, Makan had been dishing out chicken satay and char kway teow for just a week in March when the novel coronavirus pulled the plug on dining-room service. “My mind went blank,” says chef James Wozniuk, former chef de cuisine at Maketto. “There’s no playbook for this.” There was, however, already an audience for the Columbia Heights … Read more

Wacky costumes and competitions: Fitness instructors create community despite covid

Fitness classes feel, sound and look different these days: beer bottles as weights, toddlers and dogs greeting us in downward dog, garages as gyms. But Brown and fitness instructors nationwide are focused on maintaining a sense of community among members of clubs, gyms and studios that have been closed since mid-March. Recreating that vibe without a roomful of sweaty acolytes has required a bigger lift … Read more

Melania Trump was in no rush to move into the White House. That’s when she renegotiated her prenup, a new book says.

Those stories are true, but Washington Post reporter Mary Jordan reveals in a new book that the first lady was also using her delayed arrival to the White House as leverage for renegotiating her prenuptial agreement with President Trump. The campaign had been full of harsh news about Trump’s alleged sexual indiscretions and infidelities, from the “grab them by the p—y” Access Hollywood tape to … Read more

The Best Managers Balance Analytical and Emotional Intelligence

Executive Summary Being an effective manager requires balancing two networks in your brain: the analyic network (AN) and the empathic network (EN). Managers need to understand their employees and their specific challenges and they need to relate to their feelings and emotional state. They need to form and confirm their thoughts about their perspective and they need to be open to hearing and seeing what their employees hear, … Read more

DOJ presses states to apply same protections to lockdown demonstrators, churches as they do to Floyd protests

The Justice Department is urging states and localities to apply the same rules to George Floyd protests as they would to people opposing coronavirus lockdowns and those wanting to hold religious gatherings. The DOJ intervened in several state and local matters this week, advocating the same protections under the First Amendment be applied to all matters of political protest and religious services. DOJ INTERVENES IN CASE CHALLENGING … Read more

Pompeo tears into Engel in escalation of battle over IG firing

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo tore into House Foreign Affairs Committee Chairman Eliot Engel, D-N.Y., over the committee’s investigation into the firing of former State Department Inspector General Steve Linick — while offering a high-ranking department official to testify in his defense on the matter. Pompeo, in two letters dated Thursday, said that the chairman made a “nasty insinuation” that was “clearly misleading” when he suggested that Pompeo recommended President Trump … Read more

Mayo Clinic announces coronavirus antibody test that may help determine immunity

The Mayo Clinic this week announced it has developed a new coronavirus antibody test that could help researchers better understand the degree of immunity those who recover from a COVID-19 infection may have. The clinic’s new SARS-CoV-2 neutralizing antibody test “measures the level of neutralizing antibodies against SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19,” officials with the Mayo Clinic said in a Thursday news release, noting … Read more

‘Overwhelming’: Georgia poll worker describes voting chaos

The chaos during Georgia’s primary elections frustrated voters, but also put a strain on poll workers By SUDHIN THANAWALA Associated Press June 12, 2020, 5:37 PM 5 min read 5 min read Share to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail this article ATLANTA — First-time poll worker Kirubel Behailu thought he’d become more familiar with Georgia’s new voting machines at a quiet election site during Tuesday’s primary. Instead, … Read more