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Have you every browsed Lowe’s or Benjamin Moore’s paint stores and been overwhelmed by the choices of color?

Little did I know that a simple color choice mixes the science of visual and psychological effects that even influence the human body. 

I learned a lot about the science and subtleties of color when I interviewed veteran colorist, Dee Schlotter. For  almost three decades Dee has managed the development of color platforms, systems and tools for brands such as PPG PAINTS™ and GLIDDEN® paints. She conducts national presentations to architects, designers, and consumers in the hotel, retail, new home construction and residential markets. As a founding member of the PPG Global Color Styling Team, Dee researches and forecasts colors with the global stylists for the architectural, automotive, aerospace, industrial and consumer products markets 

Here are some of the things I learned in our interview:

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University of Iowa Health Care Contracts with Caresyntax to Support Operating Room Safety, Quality, and Standardized Team-Based Assessments

BOSTON, Dec. 1, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — Caresyntax, a pioneer in surgical automation, analytics, and AI software and technologies, today announced an agreement with the University of Iowa Health Care to help improve the safety and efficiency of surgeries performed at the university medical center.

As part of the project, UI Health Care will use near real-time data to improve patient safety and quality across the surgical continuum. Caresyntax will install hardware to collect surgical and procedural and team-based video and audio data using CX-ADVANCE, a component of the company’s digital surgery platform that enables hospitals to manage and review surgical data for quality improvement and risk reduction. Vendor-neutral and web-based, CX-ADVANCE will guide team-based and technical refinements to continuously improve patient outcomes beginning in January 2021.

“The COVID-19 pandemic has exacerbated the clinical, regulatory, and financial demands hospitals and health systems must meet,” said Dennis Kogan, caresyntax

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How To Make Room For What’s Next In Your Career

As we enter the homestretch of a year like no other, many are pondering the future of their careers.

Now is the perfect time for reflection and assessing your readiness for what’s next: are there things in your professional world that you no longer need, dragging you down and preventing you from making progress?

Here’s how to remove the metaphorical clutter and make room for what’s next in your career:

Get hyper-focused on what you want.

The first step in preparing for your future career plans is to identify what you want, even (and especially) if that is vastly different from what you’ve previously wanted.

When you’re clear, everything becomes easier. People understand you, what you offer, your value, what differentiates you, how you can help them, and how they can assist you. Having clarity enables you to align your goals with a plan to achieve them—and stay away

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Week 11 of College Football Has Fewer Games but More Room for the Cinderellas | Bleacher Report

Indiana quarterback Michael Penix Jr. throws a pass during the second quarter of the team's NCAA college football game against Rutgers, Saturday, Oct. 31, 2020, in Piscataway, N.J. (AP Photo/Corey Sipkin)

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By the time you read this, there’s a good chance another college football game will have been postponed or canceled. The current surge of COVID-19 positive cases inside programs across the country has hit the sport hard of late—eliminating double-digit games from the Week 11 schedule.  

Three of the nation’s top five teams—Alabama, Ohio State and Texas A&M—will be sidelined. The SEC slate will feature only three games. A schedule that was already light on intrigue has been gutted. Still, despite the absences, Week 11 will go on as planned.  

Through the schedule changes and uncertainty, opportunity emerges. There are quality football teams and great stories out there deserving of your attention—teams that would otherwise blend into the backdrop. We love our brands and our playoff contenders and our Heisman hopefuls. 

But it doesn’t have to always be about them. And during a week of chaos, there

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From college to operating room nurse, a scholarship program at the University of Saint Joseph made a critical difference

The gift of a scholarship has propelled Elizabeth Santic into a cardiovascular operating room at Hartford Hospital, where as a nurse she monitors patients suffering from aneurysms, heart conditions and assists surgeons with cardiopulmonary bypass machines and open-heart surgeries.

a man standing in front of a building: Elizabeth Santic is a Cardiovascular Operating Room Nurse at Hartford Hospital. She is a former U.S. Department of Health & Human Services Health Resources & Services Administration (HRSA) scholarship recipient and graduate of The University of St. Joseph.

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Elizabeth Santic is a Cardiovascular Operating Room Nurse at Hartford Hospital. She is a former U.S. Department of Health & Human Services Health Resources & Services Administration (HRSA) scholarship recipient and graduate of The University of St. Joseph.

“It’d be harder to finish college if I didn’t have that scholarship, said Santic, a 2020 graduate of the University of Saint Joseph in West Hartford with a bachelor’s degree in nursing. “That definitely was a big burden off of my shoulders to not have to worry about struggling to make ends meet, pay for college, pay for whatever else that I needed to do.”

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Indiana college student with COVID-19 dies in her dorm room

The family of a 20-year-old college student who died after experiencing COVID-19 symptoms is now pleading for others to take the virus seriously. Bethany Nesbitt, a student at Grace College in Winona Lake, Indiana, was found dead October 29 in her dorm room after having COVID-19 symptoms for about 10 days and awaiting a test result, according to a statement from her family.

“The cause of death was a pulmonary embolism — the result of a blood clot — widely recognized as a common cause of death in COVID-19 patients,” her brother Stephen Nesbitt tweeted.

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College student from Michigan, 20, dies in dorm room after experiencing COVID-19 symptoms

GRAND LEDGE, MI – The family of a 20-year-old college student from Michigan who died after experiencing COVID-19 symptoms is now pleading for others to take the virus seriously.

Bethany Nesbitt of Grand Ledge was found dead in her dorm room at Grace College in Winona Lake, Indiana at 10 a.m. on Oct. 30 about ten days after she began experiencing symptoms.

The third-year psychology major had asthma and was previously taken to the emergency room after a drop in her oxygen saturation on Oct. 26. Doctors determined Nesbitt likely had COVID-19, but it was not a severe case and she seemed to be recovering, according to a statement from the family.

“After a complete investigation and autopsy, the cause of death has been ruled natural due to a pulmonary embolus that had not been previously detected,” Kosciusko County Coroner Tony Ciriello said in a statement. “While COVID did play

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New Garden Room at National Aviary opens with bird-safe glass

New addition showcases acid-etched, solar control low-e glass by Walker Glass and Vitro Glass to provide views, bird-safety, energy performance

Pittsburgh, Oct. 27, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Vitro Architectural Glass (formerly PPG Glass) announced the opening of the new Garden Room at Pittsburgh’s National Aviary, which showcases bird-safe glass supplied by Vitro and Walker Glass. As a sponsor of the project, Vitro Glass also will financially support the National Aviary’s educational programs for classes and school groups.

Known formally as “The Garden Room at the National Aviary,” the new venue offers sweeping views of Allegheny Commons Park and the historic Rose Garden while providing versatile wedding, corporate and classroom space. Solarban® 72 Acuity™ solar control, low-emissivity (low-e) and low-iron glass by Vitro Glass was installed in insulating glass units (IGUs) on three sides of the structure. The IGUs are fabricated with Walker Glass’s AviProtek® acid-etched bird-safe glass (Pattern 213)

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Physicists made a superconductor that works at room temperature. It could one day give rise to high-speed floating trains.

When squeezed between two diamonds, a material made of carbon, sulfur, and hydrogen can become a superconductor. J. Adam Fenster/University of Rochester

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When squeezed between two diamonds, a material made of carbon, sulfur, and hydrogen can become a superconductor. J. Adam Fenster/University of Rochester

  • Superconductors are materials that effortlessly conduct electricity.
  • Until now, they’ve only worked at temperatures of minus 100 degrees Fahrenheit. 
  • But researchers recently found a superconductor that works at ambient temperatures when under immense pressure. They’re now trying to make it work without that pressure.
  • Widespread superconductors could give rise to high-speed floating trains, super-powered computers, and very cheap electricity.
  • Visit Business Insider’s homepage for more stories.

Superconductors – materials that transport electricity with no energy lost – have until now only worked at extremely cold temperatures, from about -100 degrees Fahrenheit to the near-absolute zero of space. But this month, that changed.


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In a study published October 14, a team of researchers described a superconductor they engineered, which works at

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