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Unvaccinated communities could see a spike in COVID-19 cases this fall as the delta variant makes its way through the U.S. Already, areas with lower percentages of vaccinated people are starting to see a rise in cases. Many Americans are asking themselves whether they should put their masks back on. (The answer is potentially yes.)

Dr. Charity Dean, CEO of the Public Health Company, which offers a public health data platform for disease prevention, and former assistant director of the California Department of Public Health, says the delta variant is on a fast track to becoming the predominant strain in the U.S., like it is in the U.K.

In order to prevent yet another wave of COVID-19 cases and other new variants, health experts are pleading with the public to get vaccinated. Read the full story here.

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Unvaccinated communities could see a spike in COVID cases this fall

Are we heading for the Autumn of Delta? Public health experts are worried. Read More

See the world’s most beautiful book covers

These books are so beautiful, you won’t even want to open them. Read More

Extreme heat is becoming more frequent—and our infrastructure is going to need to adapt

The heat wave in the Northwest showed the fragility of systems that weren’t designed for triple-digit temperatures. Read More

This is what your youngest employees are looking for in a tight hiring market

These two things will determine if your young workers stay—or move on to the next opportunity. Read More

Even the IRS knows the ‘Where’s My Refund’ tool sucks

A new report from the National Taxpayer Advocate confirms what millions of American taxpayers already know. Read More

See the staggering toll of America’s mental health crisis

According to research from the Rand Corp., Americans aren’t getting the mental health care they need. Read More 

This app shows pedestrians the shadiest walking route on hot days

Most mapping apps are designed with drivers in mind. A new tool from a Barcelona public agency helps pedestrians avoid the sun on their stroll. Read More

I went plastic-free for my morning routine: Here are the 7 best products I found

From Peach’s bar shampoo to Common Heir’s vitamin C serum, these plastic-free beauty products actually work. Read More

The best 4th of July sales of 2021

Whether you want a new tent, some pro-grade cookware, or a pair of classic Levi’s 501s, here are 10 sales that are worth checking out. Read More

Son of Doge: What You Need To Know
Yesterday, Elon Musk did his thing and tweeted yet another tweet about cryptocurrencies, this time ostensibly referencing a coin called Baby Doge. 
The tweet helped to send the Baby Doge cryptocurrency up 5%. But you could be forgiven for never having heard of Baby Doge before. 
Essentially, Baby Doge is yet another meme coin whose owners are hoping for overnight riches. The coin is apparently linked to Dogecoin in name only. 
It's not even clear if Musk was purposely referencing the coin in his tweet, which was, like many Musk tweets, cryptic at best. 
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