From: Fast Company Compass - Thursday Nov 26, 2020 02:26 pm
Fast Company Compass
Happy Thanksgiving, dear reader, from our Fast Company family to yours! However you choose to celebrate this year (and we hope you do so safely), ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ 
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Happy Thanksgiving, dear reader, from our Fast Company family to yours! However you choose to celebrate this year (and we hope you do so safely), there’s much to be thankful for this year, even amid a global pandemic. An electrical engineering student invented a solar panel that can produce electricity when the sun isn’t shining. NASA devised a mind-blowing plan to map rising sea levels from space. Oxford University announced a new COVID-19 vaccine at a lower price point than Pfizer or Moderna. And that’s just in the last week. 

As you gather around the dinner table tonight, or settle in front of your laptop for a rollicking Zoom meeting (here’s 11 ways to make that more fun) we hope you’ll bookmark some of our latest, greatest journalism (and holiday gift guides) to peruse after recovering from your food coma. Enjoy!
Things are dark right now, but a little laughter is genuinely good for your well-being

By activating the neural pathways of emotions like joy and mirth, laughter can improve your mood and make your physical and emotional response to stress less intense.

As Americans avoid flying, airport shops face economic disaster

On what’s traditionally the busiest travel day of the year, a big drop in airport traffic has been especially hard for businesses that cater to the middle-class jet set.

As COVID-19 surges, families anticipate a different sort of holiday season

Many Americans are choosing to spend the holidays away from family and friends but still finding creative ways to connect.

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11 games and other fun things to do during virtual Thanksgiving

These activities can help make family time special even if you can’t be together in person.

If you have to be indoors with others, here’s how to make the air cleaner

More ventilation and better filters are steps you can take if you can’t avoid being inside with others this holiday season.
The problem for the 21st century isn’t that we’re too urban—it’s that we’re not urban enough

In his new book, ‘Metropolis,’ Ben Wilson looks at cities throughout history, exploring how the past can inform our rapidly urbanizing future.

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Why this pandemic winter is the perfect time to try out ‘slow work’

The “slow work” movement prioritizes meaningful and measured productivity, alongside dedicated time for breaks.
11 Black-owned businesses to buy from this Black Friday

Give the gift of great design with these standout products from Black entrepreneurs.

The most meaningful gift that you can give this holiday season might be hiding in a shoebox

Create a keepsake photo album for friends and family by digitizing your old photos with Legacybox—which is now offering its services for 60% off.

These 11 gifts will delight the home cook, baker, and food lover in your life

The best gift ideas for foodies and home cooks, including Breville’s new mini espresso machine, Great Jones’s colorful bakeware, and Our Place’s gorgeous, versatile glasses.

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7 Things to Watch and Listen to Over Thanksgiving
As many of us will be having a quieter thanksgiving this year, senior staff writer Liz Segran has some suggestions for what to stream and listen to over the holiday. From "Dash & Lily" on Netflix, to "Happiest Season" on Hulu, to the "Love Letters" podcast, there's plenty of great content to keep you occupied.
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