Short Film Reveals How We Try to Be Perfect on Social Media

British animator Emily Downe has created a beautiful short film that delves into the issue of social media and the psychological toll it takes on users. Titled “Better,” the film depicts a young woman wandering through a jungle when she discovers she has the ability to create a bubble where everything inside is carefully controlled, perfectly edited, and protected from the wild, unpredictable exterior.

As Downe’s voice narrates, “Everything was the same, but it looked better. All the imperfect from before was deleted. In time I began to forget the original.”

This bubble is a metaphor for social media, and the tendency we all have to use social media platforms to project a perfect, idealized version of ourselves for the general public’s eye. It appeals to us and draws us in so addictively precisely because we think it’s something we can control – but in reality it does not last.

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How AI will revolutionize manufacturing

Ask Stefan Jockusch what a factory might look like in 10 or 20 years, and the answer might leave you at a crossroads between fascination and bewilderment. Jockusch is vice president for strategy at Siemens Digital Industries Software, which develops applications that simulate the conception, design, and manufacture of products like cell phones or smart watches. His vision of a smart factory is abuzz with “independent, moving” robots. But they don’t stop at making one or three or five things. No—this factory is “self-organizing.”

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“Depending on what product I throw at this factory, it will completely reshuffle itself and work differently when I come in with a very different product,” Jockusch says. “It will self-organize itself to do something different.”

Behind this factory of the

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Democratic sweep modestly positive for S&P 500 profits: Goldman

FILE PHOTO: U.S. Democratic presidential candidate and former Vice President Joe Biden delivers a speech on the U.S. Supreme Court at the Queen Theater in Wilmington, Delaware, U.S., September 27, 2020. REUTERS/Mike Segar

LONDON (Reuters) – A victory of Democratic candidate Joe Biden in U.S. elections along with his party controlling the Senate and the House of Representatives would be slightly beneficial to S&P 500 profits through 2024, Goldman Sachs analysts said on Tuesday.

The investment bank said its predictions were in stark contrast to what’s expected by most market participants, who see “a blue wave election to have major downward ramifications for earnings”.

Goldman models a 4% upward revision by 2024 to its baseline earnings forecast, which assumes no change in policy, and the potential earnings outlook under policies expected to be enacted in the event of a Democratic sweep.

“From an earnings perspective, a Democratic sweep could have

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Global Demineralized Allografts Market 2020 Competitive Dynamics, Growth Analysis, Segmentation and Worldwide Players Strategies up to 2025

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Sep 29, 2020 (CDN Newswire via Comtex) — has recently announced a new report namely Global Demineralized Allografts Market 2020 by Manufacturers, Regions, Type and Application, Forecast to 2025 constitutes a comprehensive analysis of the global market which presents the critical analysis on the current state of the global Demineralized Allografts industry, demand for the product, environment for investment and existing competition. The report underlines market changes, probability features, product particulars, and market development trends. The report focuses on a study on various market affecting factors and in-depth survey of the industry covering major aspects like product types, various applications, top regions, growth analysis, market potential, challenges for investor, opportunity assessments, major drivers, and key players.

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The report evaluates the market size and predictions by product, area, and market condition among the traders and

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Cytotoxic Drugs Market Size, Share Research 2020, Business Opportunity, Global Trend, Future Growth, Key Findings and Forecast to 2026

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Sep 29, 2020 (The Expresswire) —
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The Global Cytotoxic Drugs market 2020 research provides a basic overview of the industry including definitions, classifications, applications and industry chain structure. The Global Cytotoxic Drugs market report is provided for the international markets as well as

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PNC Financial Services Group Inc. Has $637,000 Stock Holdings in Entegris Inc (NASDAQ:ENTG)

PNC Financial Services Group Inc. lessened its stake in Entegris Inc (NASDAQ:ENTG) by 6.0% during the 2nd quarter, according to the company in its most recent 13F filing with the SEC. The firm owned 10,776 shares of the semiconductor company’s stock after selling 690 shares during the quarter. PNC Financial Services Group Inc.’s holdings in Entegris were worth $637,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period.

A number of other institutional investors also recently added to or reduced their stakes in ENTG. London Co. of Virginia grew its stake in Entegris by 23.8% in the 1st quarter. London Co. of Virginia now owns 4,112,832 shares of the semiconductor company’s stock valued at $184,131,000 after buying an additional 790,870 shares during the last quarter. FIL Ltd bought a new stake in Entegris in the 2nd quarter valued at $38,041,000. Wellington Management Group LLP boosted its holdings in Entegris by

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Short’s Travel Management Elevates the Customer Experience, Signs with Upside Business Travel

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WASHINGTON, Sept. 29, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — Upside Business Travel (“Upside”), the one-stop-shop corporate travel platform, this week announced Short’s Travel Management (“STM”) as the latest travel management company to sell a private-label version of Upside’s technology. The partnership brings Upside’s user-friendly digital travel experience to STM’s clients and continues to expand Upside’s TMC distribution strategy.

“There’s no time like the present to reimagine what our customers expect of a travel solution,” said David LeCompte, CEO at Short’s Travel Management. “As business travel returns, we’re putting our customers first by offering a modern, personalized travel experience that surpasses legacy tools. At the same time, we’re gaining a partner that’s motivated to create revenue management capabilities that support and promote our supplier relationships.”

In sunsetting Short’s Travel Online booking app, STM

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Digital Marketing Hacks Explode Your Business

Today’s businesses find digital marketing a very cost-effective means to generate profits, yet both new businesses and those with a longer track record struggle to get the most from their digital marketing strategy. Today, we share 5 digital marketing hacks that will help explode your business opportunities and profits.

What is digital marketing?

Digital marketing involves a number of online tactics designed to attract potential customers then efficiently nurture them as they move down the conversion funnel toward becoming customers and, ultimately, brand advocates.

Further, your digital marketing efforts require coordination to ensure you provide visitors and customers what they want and need at every stage along their individual customer journey, that messages are tied to their stage in the buying process and the information needed at that stage, and you develop a consistent brand across platforms.

That’s a tall order given the plethora of digital channels, as you see

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Second stimulus check: Here’s the new plan the House just unveiled

You’d get another $1,200 payment and, if you are out of work, an extra $600 a week in unemployment insurance payments under the latest House version of legislation designed help Americans through the coronavirus-created economic downturn.

The legislation would spend $2.2 trillion, down from the $3.4 trillion package that the House approved in May, which the Senate refused to take up and President Donald Trump threatened to veto.

The latest House measure, released as House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., and Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin resumed talks, included the Democrats’ non-negotiable demand for federal assistance to state and local governments, though at half the original level.

It remained substantially more than the Senate Republicans’ $500 billion bill that failed to pass and their original $1 trillion measure that they didn’t bring up for a vote due to lack of support.

It also was larger than the bipartisan $1.5 trillion proposal offered

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New restaurant tees off with mini-golf

Country Club of Auburn opened Aug. 1 on South College Street, offering food and fun for families and students alike. 

It not only offers food but also a nine-hole mini-golf course as an after-dinner activity. 

COVID-19 caused a delay in plans, said Jonathan Davis, Country Club of Auburn owner. They originally planned to open in April of this year and had to delay the opening until August. 

Davis said they have seen the same people come “two, three, even four times” since they have opened.

“People who have given it a visit have definitely repeated and continue to come,” he said. 

They have had families and students alike come time and time again, Davis said.

“This is one of those concepts that is perfect for everybody,” he said. 

They expect to see locals during the lunch hours, students in the afternoon after classes, and then they hope to cater to

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