Eclipse America sends 15,000 free eclipse glasses to schools

Google and Mystery Science are giving elementary schools eclipse glasses. Image: Jeff J Mitchell/Getty A highly-anticipated total solar eclipse is set to cut a path across a large portion of the United States on August 21, but not everyone has the proper gear to see it safely. But some organizations want to change that. The company Mystery Science and Google just announced a partnership to provide 15,000 free eclipse glasses to elementary schools so that kids around the country can safely view the event. SEE ALSO: Your most basic and burning questions about next month's solar eclipse, answered Both kids and adults need eclipse glasses to filter the sun's strong light. The glasses use solar filters, not just color films like your everyday sunglasses, to protect your eyes. The only time it's safe to look without your eclipse glasses is during the brief period of total eclipse, when the moon […] Read more »

Pet dogs are the new must-have accessory at the smarter office

Companies are using animal magnetism to reduce stress in the workplace and hang on to staff After a half-hour walk to work each morning, Joy likes to grab a drink and head to her desk where she promptly curls up underneath it and has a nap. Joy is an eight-month-old golden retriever and she goes to the office with her owner, Carol DuPuis. These days, especially at tech companies, youre as likely to find a dog in the office as you are a pot plant or watercooler. For startups particularly, allowing dogs is an easy, cheap way of attracting and retaining millennials, on top of the free snacks, pinball machines and gym membership. The Google code of conduct states affection for our canine friends is an integral facet of our corporate culture. At Amazon, around 2,000 employees have registered their pets at its headquarters in Seattle so they can take […] Read more »