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Sue Bird and rest of league dedicated 2020 to more than basketball

It’s officially been over for almost a week, but it’s never too late to give the WNBA its flowers for an incredible 2020 season, one that will be remembered far more for the leadership and impact players made off the court than for the games on the court — though those were amazing too.

Before entering the “wubble,” confined to courts and housing at IMG Academy in Bradenton, Florida, to minimize the risk of catching or spreading COVID-19 (something else they did quite successfully, by the way), players decided to dedicate the shortened season to racial justice and particularly Breonna Taylor, the young Black woman killed in her own home by Louisville Police officers in March.

Say her name, they demanded. Not just in the opening days or after the first couple of games, but for the entirety of the three months they held the regular season and playoffs: it

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6 Startups Dedicated To Improving Women’s Lives

It’s no secret that women are vastly underrepresented in the world of startups. Last year, only 2.8% of all venture capital in the United States went to female-founded companies, marking little improvement from the years prior. As men continue to dominate the startup space, the needs and wants of women continue to go largely unheard.

Now more than ever, paying special attention to those startups that are dedicated to improving women’s lives is crucial. As male-dominated as the space may be, there are still a number of companies out there innovating and pushing to make the world a better place for women everywhere. Here are some of the best:

1. CureMetrix

October is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month, a poignant reminder that 1 in 8 women  will develop

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Microsoft’s Surface accessories include a keyboard with a dedicated ‘heart’ emoji key

In addition to the new Microsoft Surface Laptop Go and enhanced Surface Pro X tablet, Microsoft has announced several new accessories to complement its Surface lineup, including new work-from-home hardware.

The additions include the $70 Microsoft Designer Compact Keyboard, the $25 Microsoft Number Pad, the $70 Microsoft 4K Wireless Display Adapter, the $50 Microsoft Bluetooth Ergonomic Mouse, and a new Sandstone color for the existing $30 Microsoft Modern Mobile Mouse.

The most interesting new arrival may be the Designer Compact Keyboard. It has a “heart” key that (who knows?) may become a new signature key on Microsoft PCs.

Microsoft isn’t saying much about these new accessories, but here’s what we know:

The $70 Microsoft Designer Compact Keyboard is characterized as a “slim, narrow, and elegant keyboard optimized for modern productivity.” As more Bluetooth PC peripherals seem to do these days, you have the option of switching among three different external

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