14 photos inside Universal Studios Hollywood’s Lunar New Year celebration where there’s a pop-up ‘Kung Fu Panda’ restaurant

From now through February 9, 2020 Universal Studios Hollywood in California is celebrating Lunar New Year. I previewed the event as it opened to the public Thursday. The park has a lot of characters for guests to interact with, drawing sessions, and a “Kung Fu Panda”-themed restaurant pop-up called Mr. Ping’s Noodles. I was thoroughly impressed with the number of characters available to greet fans all at once in different areas. Visit Insider’s homepage for more stories. Universal Studios Hollywood transformed its plaza into a festive garden with activities, performances, and a pop-up restaurant to celebrate Lunar New Year for the year of the rat. “We value different cultures and… Read More

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Hospital staff in Wuhan are wearing adult diapers because they don’t have time to pee while caring for an overwhelming number of coronavirus patients

Hospital staff in Wuhan are wearing diapers while working, because they don’t have time to use the bathroom in between treating coronavirus patients. The city of Wuhan went under quarantine earlier this week, leaving local hospitals alone to care for an overwhelming number of patients at the epicenter of the novel coronavirus, 2019-nCoV, outbreak. The outbreak is taking a toll on patients and doctors alike as medical staff live in fear of contracting the disease themselves as they care for infected people. Visit Business Insider’s homepage for more stories. Hospital staff in Wuhan are wearing adult diapers because they don’t have time to use the bathroom in between treating coronavirus… Read More

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Coronavirus Outbreak Infects More Than 900 In China

Watch Video The coronavirus outbreak that reportedly originated in Wuhan, China, had infected more than 900 people as of Friday. But as cases begin to pop up in France and the U.S., health officials are working to gather information about the virus — and prevent a possible pandemic. Coronavirus is common among both animals and people. The virus’ name comes from its structure, which resembles the sun’s corona. According to the CDC, coronaviruses “usually cause mild to moderate upper-respiratory tract illnesses,” like the common cold. But they can sometimes cause lower-respiratory tract illness, like pneumonia or bronchitis. Health officials believe the newest strain may have been transmitted to humans from… Read More

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A New York teen got 40,000 people to sign a petition to move the Super Bowl to Saturdays

A New York teen has amassed more than 40,000 signatures on a petition to move the Super Bowl to Saturdays. Frankie Ruggeri wants the change so more kids (and adults) can stay up late without consequences come Monday. Fans have asked for this for a long time. NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell said last year that it probably won’t happen. Visit Business Insider’s homepage for more stories. A 6-year-old boy in New York who is lobbying the NFL to move the Super Bowl to Saturdays instead of Sundays has got more than 40,000 people to sign a petition he started. Frankie Ruggeri believes fans stay up late to watch the big… Read More

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Earthquake Hits Off The Coast Of Vancouver Island, No Tsunami Expected

UCLUELET, B.C. — Earthquakes Canada say no tsunami is expected following a magnitude 4.5 earthquake that was felt on Vancouver Island and in Greater Vancouver. The federal agency says the seismic event was detected at 1:35 p.m. Pacific time about 38 kilometres underground off the west coast of Vancouver Island. The United States Geological Survey pegs the magnitude at 4.8 and says it struck about 48 kilometres southeast of Ucluelet, B.C. Earthquakes Canada says there have been no reports of damage and none would be expected. Some social media users say on Twitter that they felt the shake as far away as Metro Vancouver and on Vancouver Island in Nanaimo… Read More

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THE SOCIAL COMMERCE REPORT: Inside the fast-developing opportunity to reach billions of consumers’ wallets using social platforms

This is a preview of THE SOCIAL COMMERCE REPORT from Business Insider Intelligence. 14-Day Risk Free Trial: Get full access to this and all Payments & Commerce industry research reports. Social media’s immense popularity and influence have built a huge potential audience for shopping through social platforms. Global internet users spent an average of 142 minutes per day on social media in 2018, up from 90 minutes in 2012, according to a report from GlobalWebIndex cited by Digital Information World. This has made social media a major influence on consumers’ purchasing habits, with 36% of US internet users saying social networks have become as important as other information sources for… Read More

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