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Shira Feder


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I'm an award-winning New York-based journalist that covers health, science and culture, and I'm currently looking for new opportunities. You can reach me at [email protected]

Business Insider
How a low-cost ventilator was created, FDA-approved for emergency use, and placed in New York...

Scott Cohen, of technology hub New Lab, teamed up with engineers, medical experts, designers, and FDA regulators to rush a 10-year-old idea for a low-cost ventilator into New York hospitals. FDA approval for ventilators ordinarily takes at least a year, but amidst fears of a ventilator shortage, the Spiro Wave got an FDA Emergency Use Authorization within 30 days.

YES! Magazine
The Fear of Fat: Our Last Acceptable Bias

The U.S. has a problem with its weight-but not in the way you might think. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, more than 70% of Americans are either overweight or obese, but there's another side to the "obesity epidemic" that isn't spoken about enough: fat bias.

Granny panties are taking over underwear drawers. Here's why.

Rihanna poses on Instagram, lips pursed, come-hither stare firmly in place, wearing a set of yellow, high-waisted underwear and comfy, matching bralette set. 3.6 million people "Like" the post. She's modeling her Savage X Fenty lingerie line. Somewhere in California, her PR reps applaud.

Opinion | 2018 Felt Like The Year Of The Woman Pop Star, But It Wasn't

In many ways, 2018 felt like the year of the female pop star. From the rise of Cardi B to Ariana Grande's continued grip on the charts to Lady Gaga's rebirth in "A Star Is Born," if you looked at only the headlines, you might think that women were dominating the pop music world or that they had at least reached parity with men.

The Daily Beast
In the Future, Your Room Service Will Be Delivered by a Robot Butler

SERVICE WITH A BEEP Meet Alina. She fetches towels, shampoo, and keys for guests. She takes the elevator by herself. She's a robot. Alina lives in Times Square, where she works 24 hours a day for the Luma Hotel, fetching guests' shampoo, towels and keys.

The Forward
Why Did NYC Lose 15 Kosher Restaurants In 2018?

Everyone knows opening a restaurant is a tricky business. Only 21% of restaurant start-ups survive past 15 years, the average restaurant lifetime is 4.5 years, and 17% of restaurants fail within their first year of business. In the kosher community, all of those percentages are a whole lot higher.

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