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As Luxury Brands Continue to Do Business in Russia, What About ESG?
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As Luxury Brands Continue to Do Business in Russia, What About ESG?

The Russian invasion of Ukraine has posed difficult questions for governments and private entities, alike, which have been forced to face “uncomfortable questions about just how willing they are to cut off the flow of Russian cash” – and in some cases, access to Russian commodities. While export-blocking sanctions on things like luxury goods have not been...

Is It Possible to Listen to Too Much Music Each Day?
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Is It Possible to Listen to Too Much Music Each Day?

I love listening to music. I love music so much I decided to study it in college. I’m earning a doctorate in music history, for which I have researched everything from early 20th-century French music to 1960s funk. I make and perform music as well. I have played drums in rock and pop bands and...

Bringing the Arts to STEM Fields: Creative Exercise Helps First-Year College Students Explore Majors
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Bringing the Arts to STEM Fields: Creative Exercise Helps First-Year College Students Explore Majors

As interest in the fields of science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) continues to grow, a chapter in a new book presents information on how to bring the arts to STEM fields. The chapter outlines a creative exercise that used picture books to help first-year college students explore their ideas, beliefs, and humanistic impulses regarding...

Finding Their Groove: Researchers Bring Musicians, Dancers, and Robots Together for Disruptive Collaboration While Improving Human-Robot Trust
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Finding Their Groove: Researchers Bring Musicians, Dancers, and Robots Together for Disruptive Collaboration While Improving Human-Robot Trust

The impact of robots on human life is evident everywhere, from service sectors such as healthcare and retail, to industrial settings like automobile manufacturing. But it’s one thing to leverage robots as helpers — it’s another to connect with them emotionally, which could lead to better trust. Researchers at the Georgia Institute of Technology found...

Eddie Martinez at Miami Design District
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Eddie Martinez at Miami Design District

The exhibit is a group show featuring early work by Eddie Martinez alongside work by nine outsider, self-taught and American art brut artists that Martinez collects or is otherwise inspired by: Hawkins Bolden, Freddie Brice, David Butler, Willie Jinks, Joe Light, Laura Craig McNellis, Ike Morgan, Mary T. Smith and Billy White. The exhibition emphasizes...

Condé Nast Says Models Are “Inhibiting Free Speech” in Vogue Runway Lawsuit
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Condé Nast Says Models Are “Inhibiting Free Speech” in Vogue Runway Lawsuit

Condé Nast is slamming the right of publicity lawsuit that nearly 50 models filed against it and Moda Operandi last fall for allegedly using photos of them walking in the Spring/Summer 2020 runway shows in order to sell runway garments and accessories without their authorization. On the heels of the high fashion retailer and the magazine publisher pushing...

Art Illuminates the Beauty of Science – and Could Inspire the Next Generation of Scientists Young and Old
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Art Illuminates the Beauty of Science – and Could Inspire the Next Generation of Scientists Young and Old

Scientists have often invited the public to see what they see, using everything from engraved woodblocks to electron microscopes to explore the complexity of the scientific enterprise and the beauty of life. Sharing these visions through illustrations, photography and videos has allowed laypeople to explore a range of discoveries, from new bird species to the...

Facial Filler Is Not a DIY Project; Covid Shutdown Led to Rise in Self-Administered Cosmetic Procedures
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Facial Filler Is Not a DIY Project; Covid Shutdown Led to Rise in Self-Administered Cosmetic Procedures

The COVID-19 pandemic was responsible for a nationwide healthcare and economic slowdown. Surprisingly, even during months of quarantine and isolation as masks and face coverings became the norm, people continued to spend money on products to enhance their attractiveness and to seek out cosmetic procedures. “During the lockdown, doctor-patient interactions slowly resumed largely in the...

Makeup makes comeback in Mideast market as pandemic eases
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Makeup makes comeback in Mideast market as pandemic eases

While pandemic style saw people put on pajamas and their hair up in a bun, 2021 is more about mascara and lip liners — and makeup sales in the multi-billion-dollar Mideast market are beginning to improve. For women in the region — and particularly the Gulf Arab states — makeup is one of their biggest...