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Trouble sleeping? The Netflix for sleep might be your answer to a better night’s rest

TLDR: Restflix offers 20 channels of sleep-inducing sounds and images that can start giving you a better night’s sleep.

We’ve all heard endless stories about the benefits of sleep. But with 50 to 70 million Americans suffering from some form of sleep disorder, many of us already know that a “good night’s sleep” can be a lot easier said than done.

In our current COVID-19-impacted world, sleep has never been more important. Just last year, researchers determined that sleep creates a greater activation of T-cells in the human body, key warriors in our immunity system for fighting off

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These hidden gems might change how you work with Adobe Creative Cloud forever

TLDR: The training in The 2020 Complete Adobe Creativity Bundle can help you do better digital work, then get it seen to advance your career.

If you need to edit an image or create a piece of digital media, you already know the Adobe Creative Cloud and its armada of apps is more than ready to jump in and help get the job done. But you might not immediately think of Adobe CC if you need a stock photo for your website or some helpful feedback on your creative projects.

But there’s a lot more in the Adobe galaxy than

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This comprehensive Microsoft Excel training package will teach you everything you need to know about data

TLDR: With the training in the Premium A to Z Microsoft Excel Bundle, you canl go from Excel novice to certified pro status.

Leave it to scientists to take the most pragmatic route to solve a problem. Geneticists were having a bear of a time using Microsoft Excel to catalog and shift through details of various human genes because the names of those genes were being mistaken by the app as dates and automatically reformatted.

Rather than suffer in silence or wait for Microsoft to adjust Excel to their needs, the entire genetics community decided instead to rename 27

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Algorithm downgrades nearly 40% of English exam results

An algorithm used to determine school-leaving grades in England has downgraded 39% of the results predicted by teachers — with disadvantaged students suffering the biggest drop.

Exam regulator Ofqual adopted the system when exams across the country were cancelled due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Instead, teachers were instructed to submit their predicted grades for each student. The algorithm then moderated their assessments by comparing them to their school‘s historic performance and each pupil’s past results.

In total, the algorithm downgraded about 280,000 A-level results, with poorer students more likely to receive lower grades.

Ofqual’s figures revealed pupils at fee-paying schools

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Why skin tone modifiers don’t work for 🤝, explained by an emoji historian

The Unicode Consortium kicked off a revolution of internet proportions when it introduced the skin tone modifier to a handful of emoji in 2015. Since then, the executive body behind all our emoji (and a million other characters) has extended skin tone support to a bunch more emoji, including at least a dozen hand gestures.

But the skin tone modifier is notably missing for one particular hand-themed emoji: 🤝.

It’s a mystery that has troubled Redditors for years. Determined to get Reddit the answer it deserves, I set out on a quest to find out why that is.

“What makes

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4 ridiculously easy ways you can be more eco-friendly

When it comes to saving the planet, the question of where to start can be overwhelming. And while larger, governmental change is urgently needed, we can all individually contribute to being  part of “the solution” rather than “the pollution.”

Savvy consumerism is no longer reserved for staunch eco-warriors, and it’s easier than ever to make “green” choices. There are plenty of examples: Veja creates fashionable sneakers from recycled plastic bottles, organic cotton, or wild rubber from the Brazilian Amazon. Personal care brand By Humankind delivers shampoo bars in paper boxes and provides refills for its deodorant. Whether it’s sustainable fashion

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