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Launched in November 1995 by Alan Webber and Bill Taylor, two former Harvard Business Review editors, Fast Company magazine was founded on a single premise: A global revolution was changing business, and business was changing the world. Discarding the old rules of business, Fast Company set out to chronicle how changing companies create and compete, to highlight new business practices, and to showcase the teams and individuals who are inventing the future and reinventing business.

Trump wants to treat COVID-19 with UV light. Here’s why that wouldn’t work

UV light is a powerful sterilizer against COVID-19. But its use cases are limited.

There is no cure for COVID-19, no way to mitigate its virus in our bodies other than our own antibodies. But that hasn’t stopped people from suggesting otherwise. After writing about copper’s ability to kill the virus behind COVID-19, I had a reader reach out, asking if consuming copper might cure the disease. (Copper is toxic.) Similarly, upon hearing that ultraviolet waves of light, which are projected by the sun, could kill the virus behind COVID-19, President Trump began speculating as to how it might purify our bodies at his press conference on Thursday.

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‘Stressed AF’: These new emoji perfectly sum up our new reality

For anyone who needs a salty way to express their current struggles.

Messaging services like Slack have taken over our lives even more than they had before. In fact, it’s really the only way I communicate with my colleagues now that we aren’t together in the office anymore. And over the course of the day, much of our communication defaults to emoji: a thumbs up to indicate “message received,” a flame for an especially hot take, a laughing smiley (often paired with a sobbing one), to show you’re in on the joke.

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Gave up on your New Year’s resolutions? Recharge your creativity with this no-nonsense advice

Some good f*cking advice for creative roadblocks.

So you gave up on your New Year’s resolutions. I’m sorry to hear that. It sounds like you might need some tough love to get back on track. And while I’m not going to give that to you, Jason Bacher, Brian Buirge, and Jason Richburg will. They’re the authors of a new book called Do the F*cking Work: Lowbrow Advice for High-Level Creativity, and its chock-full of pithy, expletive-laden words of wisdom for the creative who needs some common sense advice—advice so straight to the point you might feel like someone slapped you across the face with it. But, in a snap-out-of-it good way, okay? Here are a few key pieces of advice from the book:

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In Chicago, an iconic artist-designed mini golf course gets a second life

“Par Excellence Redux” reimagines a high-concept putt-putt exhibition from 1988.

Thirty-two years ago, Chicago’s art scene made history when an exhibit called “Par Excellence” debuted at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. This was the first artist-designed golf course ever created, and museum-goers experienced recreation and art intertwined in new way.

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Buying curtains is a huge hassle. Barn & Willow is here to help

The direct-to-consumer maker of custom drapes and shades wants to make buying window treatments easier, cheaper, and more fun.

Buying new drapes or shades is not, generally, one of the more exciting parts of decorating your home. Most of us think of window treatments (if we think of them at all) as a functional product, one that keeps light out at night and nosy neighbors from looking in.

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Inside Adidas’s ambitious plan to end plastic waste in a decade

It’s a road map that the rest of the fashion industry should follow.

Every year, Adidas makes more than 400 million pairs of sneakers. These shoes are part of the 900 million items–including clothing and sports equipment–the 70-year-old German conglomerate puts out into the world annually. Adidas’s mission is to create high-performance products for athletes, so the vast majority of the materials it creates are made from plastic polymers, which have the remarkable ability to be transformed into everything from springy foam in sneakers to moisture-wicking fabric in sports bras.

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Is Ikea doing enough to make sure its furniture stops killing kids?

The company recently agreed to a $46 million settlement, after one of its Malm dressers toppled over and killed a toddler. The story doesn’t end there.

Ikea has agreed to a $46 million settlement in the wrongful death lawsuit brought against the Swedish furniture company by Joleen and Craig Dudeck, parents of a toddler who was killed after an Ikea dresser from the recalled Malm line tipped over and pinned him underneath it in 2017.

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