Google Maps Teases Over 100 AI-Powered Improvements

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Google Maps is on track to launch more than 100 AI-powered improvements this year, including indoor Live View, weather conditions, eco-friendly transportation options, and curbside grocery pickups.

The updates aim to provide users with “the most accurate, up-to-date information about the world, exactly when you need it,” according to Google Maps’ VP of product Dane Glasgow.


Indoor Live View

Launched in 2019, Live View guides folks through confusing cities or unfamiliar towns by overlaying virtual arrows and digital directions on real-world views. After adding landmarks to the augmented reality function in October, Google Maps is expanding Live View’s reach by taking it indoors.

Whether you’re looking for the nearest elevator or restroom at the mall, trying to find your platform or ticket office at a transit station, or hunting for baggage claim or an ATM at the airport, Google Maps will point

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How to Lose Up to 10 Pounds in 10 Weeks, According to the Mayo Clinic

This is one of the oldest healthy eating plans in the book, literally; the first Mayo Clinic Diet book was published 72 years ago, in 1949.

Seventy-two years indicates some serious staying power, and after investigating the diet, it’s easy to see why it has sustained. Ranked 5th best in diets overall by the US News and World Report, the Mayo Clinic Diet is largely based on healthy food consumption, portion control, and creating positive habits. Compared to some of the fad diets that have come and gone during the decades it’s been around, this eating plan is natural and manageable.

Here’s how the Mayo Clinic Diet works, and for even more weight loss tips, be sure to check out our list of 15 Underrated Weight Loss Tips That Actually Work.

To follow the Mayo Clinic Diet, start by familiarizing yourself with their “healthy weight

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Janice Dean: Is an MS vaccine next? Why it would be a game-changer for me and millions of others

As I reflect on the importance of MS Awareness Month, it has been 16 years now since I was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis, though, looking back, I had symptoms of the disease for much longer. 

Janice Dean getting an infusion as part of her treatment for MS

Janice Dean getting an infusion as part of her treatment for MS
(Courtesy of the author)

My journey living with an unpredictable, often frustrating and sometimes debilitating disease can be quite scary, but what started out as a very dark time has been filled with hope and optimism. Some of that is attitude, but lately I’ve been reading that there is even something tangible on the horizon:

A possible vaccine

According to the MS Society, multiple sclerosis is a chronic, unpredictable disease of the central nervous system (made up of the brain, spinal cord and optic nerves). It is a disorder in which  the body’s own immune system is thought to incorrectly

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Music Center hopes UL indoor air program eases COVID fears

The Music Center in downtown Los Angeles is expected to announce Thursday that it is the first performing arts organization in the country to receive a UL “healthy building” verification, representing high standards for air quality at four venues — Walt Disney Concert Hall, Dorothy Chandler Pavilion, Mark Taper Forum and Ahmanson Theatre.

Don’t throw away your mask just yet, though.

“This isn’t necessarily a COVID program. It’s not about putting up a force field for keeping a building completely safe from COVID. You can’t do that,” said Sean McCrady, director of assets and sustainability, real estate and properties at UL, the safety science company that issues the Verified Healthy Buildings for Indoor Air Verification Mark, which will be posted at the entrances of Music Center venues.

McCrady reiterated the scientific consensus that air purification and good ventilation can reduce airborne germs in indoor spaces. In

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