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Why it’s so frustratingly difficult to know how bad the coronavirus outbreak will be

Why it’s so frustratingly difficult to know how bad the coronavirus outbreak will be

In the past 24 hours, the number of cases of the new coronavirus originating in Wuhan, China, nearly doubled to more than 4,400. Since the outbreak was announced on December 31, the virus has taken the lives of 107 people. Less than four weeks into the outbreak, fear about how bad this could get is…
Costume design for animated movies is ridiculously difficult. The team behind Frozen 2 explains why.

Costume design for animated movies is ridiculously difficult. The team behind Frozen 2 explains...

When Brittney Lee first signed on to do animated work for Disney’s Frozen more than six years ago, our Queen of Arendelle sported a very different look. “Elsa was blue and had black spiky short hair,” Lee says. The character went through many iterations before landing on her final beauty look of a thick white-blonde…
Gordon Sondland’s revised testimony is still very difficult to believe

Gordon Sondland’s revised testimony is still very difficult to believe

It seems hard to believe that anyone could forget telling the Ukrainian government that if they wanted military aid, they should publicly commit to investigations President Donald Trump wanted. But that is what Gordon Sondland, the US ambassador to the European Union and a close Trump ally, claims happened. In an addendum to his original…
Foreign tech workers are turning to Canada as US immigration becomes more difficult

Foreign tech workers are turning to Canada as US immigration becomes more difficult

The tech industry in the US is booming. Foreign interest in tech jobs is not. That’s because despite the country’s acute need for highly skilled tech workers, its immigration system has become increasingly unwelcoming. Since the beginning of 2018, the share of interest from abroad in US tech jobs has remained about the same, according…
A Valentine’s Day Gifting Guide For Difficult People

A Valentine’s Day Gifting Guide For Difficult People

February 14th is just about here — do you know what gift you’re buying your Valentine? Sure, you could embrace the holiday crowd pleasers and go the chocolate box, rose bouquet, or DIY-massage route...But for some of us, having picky recipients makes the task of finding that perfect present a tad more challenging. And crumbling…
The 9 Best Fragrance Gifts For Difficult People

The 9 Best Fragrance Gifts For Difficult People

What is unarguably difficult is picking out fragrance for other people. Sure, you can confidently buy your mom her 10th bottle of Dolce & Gabbana Light Blue without pause, but when you want to introduce a seasoned fragrance fanatic to a new scent, you've got your work cut out for you. Perfume, after all, is…
Why the Ebola outbreak in DRC is so difficult to contain

Why the Ebola outbreak in DRC is so difficult to contain

GENEVA — An Ebola epidemic that experts are calling “exceptionally dangerous” is unfolding in the Democratic Republic of Congo. So far, there have been more than 420 cases and 240 deaths, which makes it the largest outbreak of Ebola since the 2014-2016 West Africa outbreak that killed 11,000. It’s also the second-largest Ebola outbreak on…

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