Month: July 2020

FDA opens door to rapid, at-home testing for COVID-19

Correction & Clarification: This story originally misstated which companies vying to create a fast, cheap at-home coronavirus test would be eligible for $50 million through a competition hosted by XPRIZE.

The Food and Drug Administration on Wednesday opened the door to COVID-19 testing that could be fast, cheap and handled entirely at home – if companies don’t find the rules too burdensome.

Routine screening of people who don’t know they have COVID-19 could transform the fight against the disease.

“These types of tests will be a game-changer in our fight against COVID-19 and will be crucial as the nation looks toward reopening,” FDA Commissioner Dr. Stephen Hahn said in a statement announcing how the agency will approve at-home tests.

So far, the FDA hasn’t allowed anyone to sell tests for at-home use.

Lab tests to detect the coronavirus are accurate, but they’re often restricted to people who have COVID-19 symptoms.

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12 Truly Gorgeous Day of the Dead Makeup Ideas to Copy

Photo credit: Instagram: @kahlovera, @lilylove213
Photo credit: Instagram: @kahlovera, @lilylove213

From Cosmopolitan

Soooo, fall is officially just weeks away (!!), which means Día de Los Muertos, or Day of the Dead, is right around the proverbial corner on Nov. 1. But, of course, you already knew that, or why else would you be here, amiright? (Note: If your answer has anything to do with “Halloween” or “costume ideas,” please kindly click away, because NOPE.)

Día De Los Muertos is a day to honor your ancestors and your deceased loved ones and to welcome them back with altars of their favorite things, pictures, candles, and marigolds,” explains Judith Bautista aka Kahlovera, a Mexican-American artist who specializes in Day of the Dead. “You display their favorite foods and tell stories of memories that were tied to that person that passed away.”

Another tradition or way to partake in the holiday is by dressing up

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D.R. Horton, Meritage Homes, M.D.C., TRI Pointe Group and Taylor Morrison Home

For Immediate Release

Chicago, IL – July 28, 2020 – Zacks.com announces the list of stocks featured in the Analyst Blog. Every day the Zacks Equity Research analysts discuss the latest news and events impacting stocks and the financial markets. Stocks recently featured in the blog include: D.R. Horton, Inc. DHI, Meritage Homes Corp. MTH, M.D.C. Holdings, Inc. MDC, TRI Pointe Group, Inc. TPH and Taylor Morrison Home Corp. TMHC.

Here are highlights from Monday’s Analyst Blog:

New Home Sales Hit 13-Year High: 5 Must-Buy Stocks

Sales of new single family homes in the United States hit a 13-year high in June as the housing market outperformed the broader economy amid low mortgage rate and migration from densely populated urban centers to less-populated areas  on fears of coronavirus. This is the second straight jump in newly built homes after two months of sales decline due of the coronavirus.

The new

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Virgil Abloh Designs Limited Artwork for Mercedes-Benz

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LONDON — Virgil Abloh, the creative mind behind Louis Vuitton men’s wear and Off-White, has created an artwork, “Project Geländewagen,” inspired by the Mercedes-Benz G-Class, in collaboration with Gorden Wagener, chief design officer at the German automobile maker, WWD can exclusively reveal.

The piece will be digitally revealed on Sept. 8 and a home-scale replica will be auctioned online following the launch. All proceeds will be donated to charity organizations that support the arts and the international creative community. The highest bidder at the auction will also receive access to the co-creators.

Abloh describes the collaboration as “a perfect chassis to interject modern artists’ ideas of what the future can be stylistically, within conceptual car design.”

Wagener said the project marks a unification of fashion and art with automotive, and pushes the boundaries of each respective creative realm to help rebuild

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