Health & Wellness

Government Drops $15K Fee for Distilleries Producing Hand Sanitizer
January 11, 2021 at 1:14 pm

In the spring, when PPE products like hand sanitizer were in low supply from traditional manufacturers, alcohol distilleries stepped in and used their own facilities to help boost supply. Now, almost a year after the initial shutdowns in the U.S., those distilleries that answered the call were hit with an unexpected charge...

2020 Wrap-Up: Our Favorite Feel-Good Stories of the Year
December 21, 2020 at 12:21 pm

Throughout a rough year, we’ve been lucky enough to report on stories that restored our faith in humanity or just made us chuckle. So, with that, on this Monday (also the shortest day of the year), we figured we could use a little dose of positivity with our favorite feel-good stories from 2020...

Pepsi's Branded Home Spa Kit Is Here to Help You Relax (and Smell Like Pepsi)
December 8, 2020 at 11:12 am

Pepsi launched a sweepstakes last week where customers can tweet the #PepsiSpa hashtag and tag a friend. If selected, they’ll receive a Pepsi-branded spa kit that includes a Pepsi-scented sugar scrub, a Pepsi Blue face mask and a Pepsi-scented bath bomb. The bath bomb has a pretty ingenious design...

Ohio Doctor Invents Pen Sanitizing Device for Keeping Office Pens Clean
December 2, 2020 at 2:29 pm

Sharing pens isn’t like it used to be. There are sanitary measures that we haven’t really had to take until recently, at least outside of medical facilities. But a doctor in Ohio thinks he’s found a way to keep his current batch of pens without having to risk the spread of any disease or viruses...

Health-Tracking Woven Garments Like Socks Could Be Here in Two or Three Years
December 2, 2020 at 12:10 pm

Wearable tech has been around for a while. Watch any training footage of your favorite athletes, and they’re probably wearing at least one garment over their torsos that keeps track of vitals and other measurables. And hardware like smart watches have been known to identify possible ailments. But, what about something as minimal as socks…

Navitor Launches Scent Check to Support COVID-19 Loss of Smell Symptom Screening
November 18, 2020 at 3:31 pm

Navitor, North Mankato, Minn., has partnered with scientific experts to develop Scent Check, an early detector test used to identify loss of smell. The product comes at a time when businesses and private organizations across the country need tools to support return-to-workplace symptom screening. More than 140,000 tests have been…

Vaccine Verification, No Paper Tickets: What Ticketmaster's Plan Tells Us About How Live Events Could Return
November 16, 2020 at 1:39 pm

Thanks to promising news about a COVID-19 vaccine, there’s a glimmer of hope that live events like concerts, full-capacity sporting events and trade shows could return sometime soon. It’s still far too early to start penciling in live events for 2021, but Ticketmaster is planning ahead by creating a framework for what events could look like once a vaccine is rolled out...