SBV Curated Content | A Weekly Update of Enlightening & Intriguing Information | December 16, 2020

COVID-19 & Your Health

What You Need to Know About Getting Tested for Coronavirus “Long lines, slow results and inconsistent advice have left many of us confused about when and how to get tested. We talked to the experts to answer your questions.” (The New York Times)

Childhood Without Other Children: A Generation Is Raised in Quarantine “Covid-19 has meant the youngest children can’t go to birthday parties or play dates. Parents are keeping them out of day care. What is the long-term effect of the pandemic on our next generation?” (The New York Times)

A gamble pays off in ‘spectacular success’: How the leading coronavirus vaccines made it to the finish line. “The astonishing, 11-month sprint harnessed new technology that will pave the way for other vaccines and breakthrough medical treatments.” (The Washington Post)

What the ‘Swiss cheese model’ can teach us about life and pandemic. (

Swiss CHeese Respiratory Pandemic Defence

Your Finances & other Wealth Management links

A Security Awareness Training blog, KnowBe4, has some helpful articles). Articles include:


The Economics of Living to 100. How will we afford longer lives? (Wharton Magazine)

For Remote Workers, Time Is Running Out to Fix State-Tax Messes “Act now if you’ve worked remotely from another state in 2020—or else.” (The Wall Street Journal)

How to save money on streaming video services. (

Businesses, Stock Markets & the Economy

What Lies Ahead: 2021 Economic Projections and the Year in Review (Visual Capitalist)

What lies ahead?

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The Environment & ESG (Environmental, Social & Governance) Investing

5 Drivers Behind the Sustainable Investing Shift (Visual Capitalist)

Sustainable Drivers

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How Dell is redesigning its products for circularity. “From computers that instantly disassemble themselves for recycling to AI-powered efficiency updates, Dell wants to be circular by 2030.” (Fast Company)

Your Physical & Mental Well-being

Does expensive wine taste better? “A close look at the psychology of wine, how marketing affects your perceptions, and why you’re paying too much for wine.” (Kent Hendricks)

Bill Gates says to read these 5 books for ‘a change of pace’ this holiday season (Fast Company)

Today’s WFH office (Holiday special)

Gritter tracker 2020: funny names of Scotland’s snow plough fleet and how to track them on Traffic Scotland map (The Scotsman)

Gritter Tracker

What are Scotland’s gritters called?
Gritter Thunberg
Grit Expectations
Grittle Mix
Lew-Ice Capaldi
Yes Sir, Ice Can Boogie
Gangsta Granny Gritter
Luke Snowwalker
Snow Destroyer
Sir Grits-A-Lot
Plougher O’Scotland
Ready Spready Go
Ice Queen
The Golden Great Gritter
Gritty Gonzalez
Sandy The Solway Salter
Snowkemon Go
Sir Andy Flurry
Ice Buster
Mrs McGritter
Mr Plow
The Snow Solution
Grittle Mix
My Name’5 Doddie
Slippy McGritty
Gritty Gritty Bang Bang
For Your Ice Only

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