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11 signs your child may have a mental health issue and how to help

Amy Morin is a psychotherapist, licensed clinical social worker, mental strength coach, and international bestselling author. Mental health issues are more common in children that most people realise: An estimated one in six US children struggle with disorders like anxiety, depression, or ADHD. Morin says that if your child has […]
11 signs your child may have a mental health issue and how to help
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A user survey by the app Fishbowl finds teachers largely opposed to schools in their state reopening in the fall

The professional-networking company Fishbowl surveyed 5,673 teachers who used its app about whether they thought schools in their state should resume in-person instruction. There were differences between states, but teachers largely opposed reopening. A majority of respondents in North Dakota said they thought the state’s schools should resume in-person classes, […]
A user survey by the app Fishbowl finds teachers largely opposed to schools in their state reopening in the fall
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I’m a teacher in Florida and a caregiver to my 84-year-old father. My school district is making me choose between going back to work during the pandemic or losing my livelihood.

Tracey Hicks is in her mid-50s and has been a high school digital video technology teacher in Florida’s Palm Coast for almost 10 years. Her school district is requiring teachers to be back at work on August 12, before students return on August 24. There’s no mask mandate at the […]
I’m a teacher in Florida and a caregiver to my 84-year-old father. My school district is making me choose between going back to work during the pandemic or losing my livelihood.
Lifestyle

Vegetable gardens, swimming pools, and a suite for the nanny: This is the post-lockdown shopping list for wealthy Europeans’ second homes

Europe’s wealthiest have adjusted their second home wishlist during the coronavirus pandemic. Instead of luxe city apartments, ultra-high-net-worth individuals are looking for quiet country estates and private oceanside villas that offer plenty of secluded space for long-term stays. These folks are looking for tennis courts to play in, pools to […]
Vegetable gardens, swimming pools, and a suite for the nanny: This is the post-lockdown shopping list for wealthy Europeans’ second homes
Strategy

The ultimate guides to using popular platforms like Amazon, Depop, and eBay to start your own online business, sell to a massive audience, and make big money

Whether it’s a side hustle or a full-time gig, a successful online business requires a carefully crafted strategy, strong relationships, and time, among other things. These guides show you exactly what it takes to launch a profitable business on some of the top online platforms, including Amazon, Etsy, Depop, Poshmark, […]
The ultimate guides to using popular platforms like Amazon, Depop, and eBay to start your own online business, sell to a massive audience, and make big money
Strategy

Employment in state and local education is tanking

Employment in state and local education has plummeted since February 2020. State and local budgets have also been slashed during the coronavirus pandemic, leading educators to call for more federal funding so they can safely reopen. The pandemic may also exacerbate preexisting teacher shortages. Visit Business Insider’s homepage for more […]
Employment in state and local education is tanking
Strategy

Job diary: I’ve been a beekeeper for 4 decades, co-founded an urban bee non-profit, and now I work at a hotel connecting the community through beekeeping

Julia Common, 66, started her beekeeping career four decades ago working at The University of Manitoba, where she first fell in love with honeybees; her bee-related education includes earning her BSc & MSc agriculture, and Bee Master and BCHPA instructor certifications. She co-founded “Hives for Humanity” with her daughter Sarah […]
Job diary: I’ve been a beekeeper for 4 decades, co-founded an urban bee non-profit, and now I work at a hotel connecting the community through beekeeping
Strategy

10 tips for creating an emotionally healthy home while raising kids

Amy Morin is a psychotherapist, licensed clinical social worker, mental strength coach, and international bestselling author. Having a home that’s physically safe and sanitary is key when raising kids, but Morin explains it’s equally important to provide an emotionally healthy space. Morin says to encourage family time, set clear rules […]
10 tips for creating an emotionally healthy home while raising kids
Strategy

If you’re unemployed, Business Insider wants to hear from you

Over 30 million people in the United States are receiving unemployment benefits. At the end of June, just over half of Americans had a job. Business Insider wants to hear from unemployed people in all 50 states. If you’ve dealt with a COVID-related layoff or furlough – or have a […]
If you’re unemployed, Business Insider wants to hear from you
Lifestyle

New York City residents saw their wealth drop 13% in the last year

As Bloomberg’s Jack Pitcher reports, a new report from Webster Pacific and New World Wealth found that, looking at wealth levels from June 2020, the combined wealth of New Yorkers shrank by around $US336 billion over the past year. According to Bloomberg, New York saw the greatest drop among major […]
New York City residents saw their wealth drop 13% in the last year
Strategy

7 signs you might benefit from speaking to a therapist

Amy Morin is a psychotherapist, licensed clinical social worker, mental strength coach, and international bestselling author. It can be hard for some people to know whether their unhappy emotions and feelings of anxiety or depression are normal, or something more serious, says Morin. If your change in mood has lasted […]
7 signs you might benefit from speaking to a therapist
Lifestyle

The 10 best white wines to try, according to a food and wine writer

Few rituals say ‘summer’ as well as popping open a chilled bottle of one of the season’s best beverages: white wine. White wine can vary widely in flavour, sweetness, and acidity. Common notes range from warm oak, ginger, and spice, to light citrus, creamy pear, and juicy peach and melon. […]
The 10 best white wines to try, according to a food and wine writer
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After the 2008 housing crisis, a lot of people made big money buying up foreclosed homes and renting them out — and it shows one response to a financial crash

Ryan Dezember is a reporter for The Wall Street Journal,writing about financial markets and investors. He previously wrote about the oil industry from the Journal’s Houston bureau. Before that he worked as a reporter for the Mobile Register, reporting on the real-estate boom and bust for coastal Alabama’s daily newspaper. […]
After the 2008 housing crisis, a lot of people made big money buying up foreclosed homes and renting them out — and it shows one response to a financial crash
Strategy

Welcome to the future of dining halls: reservations, delivery, and robots

As colleges prepare to reopen, one aspect of campus life is being reconfigured: dining halls. Dining halls, long a place to gather and feast upon all-you-can-eat options, are shifting to takeout or reservation services. Some schools are turning to platforms like OpenTable and Grubhub to help manage takeout and dining […]
Welcome to the future of dining halls: reservations, delivery, and robots
Strategy

I run a puppy adoption program out of Mexico, where in-person meetings are crucial. Here’s how I’ve adapted to continue operating remotely during the pandemic.

Rachael Watt is the “onsite animal hero” of her family’s hospitality property, Acre in Baja, Mexico. She originally moved down from her home in Vancouver, Canada to assist with opening the hotel and to work as the property’s onsite general manager but has since shifted to a different sort of […]
I run a puppy adoption program out of Mexico, where in-person meetings are crucial. Here’s how I’ve adapted to continue operating remotely during the pandemic.
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Unmarried ‘sweethearts’ separated by borders are turning to social media campaigns and petitions to reduce travel bans preventing couples from reuniting

While travel bans limit unnecessary travel during the pandemic, they also require “sweethearts,” or estranged unmarried couples from different countries or states, to endure months of separation. Social media campaigns are connecting thousands of these couples in solidarity, spawning a Facebook group with over 10,000 members, two Twitter threads, an […]
Unmarried ‘sweethearts’ separated by borders are turning to social media campaigns and petitions to reduce travel bans preventing couples from reuniting
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The GOP’s new stimulus package ties two-thirds of school funding to reopening

The GOP has unveiled the “HEALS Act,” its new coronavirus stimulus package, which would allocate $US105 billion towards education. K-12 education would receive $US70 billion – but two-thirds of that would be tied to reopening. Local educational agencies must submit reopening plans to their state’s governor and get approval to […]
The GOP’s new stimulus package ties two-thirds of school funding to reopening
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I’ve been using Zoom to do weekly Zen meditations with a Buddhist monk in Japan — it’s helped relieve my anxiety and given me a sense of hope in this trying time

During the pandemic, Michelle Gross has been practicing voice meditation as a way to help relieve stress and combat anxiety. After being introduced to Zen meditation with a Buddhist monk in Japan and taking online virtual sessions throughout the pandemic, Gross says she’s found that voice meditation is the most […]
I’ve been using Zoom to do weekly Zen meditations with a Buddhist monk in Japan — it’s helped relieve my anxiety and given me a sense of hope in this trying time
Strategy

‘Pod’-style learning benefits affluent kids and exacerbates education inequality — but it does address 3 key issues. Here’s how to solve those problems equitably.

Jessica Calarco is an associate professor of sociology at Indiana University, Bloomington and the author of Negotiating Opportunities: How the Middle Class Secures Advantages in School and A Field Guide to Grad School: Navigating the Hidden Curriculum. The idea of pod-style learning for kids has gained more stream recently, with […]
‘Pod’-style learning benefits affluent kids and exacerbates education inequality — but it does address 3 key issues. Here’s how to solve those problems equitably.
Strategy

3 books reveal how there’s a ‘shadowy’ conspiracy to destroy American democracy fuelled by free-market and anti-government sentiment, two hallmarks of far-right movements

Paul Constant is a writer at Civic Ventures, a cofounder of the Seattle Review of Books, and a frequent cohost of the “Pitchfork Economics” podcast with Nick Hanauer and David Goldstein. On the latest episode of Pitchfork Economics, David Goldstein speaks with author Nancy McLean about a “multi-decade plot against […]
3 books reveal how there’s a ‘shadowy’ conspiracy to destroy American democracy fuelled by free-market and anti-government sentiment, two hallmarks of far-right movements
Strategy

The GOP wants to give $105 billion to schools in the next coronavirus stimulus bill — but it’s unclear whether it will be tied to reopening

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell has indicated that the next coronavirus stimulus package will give $US105 billion to schools. Previously, President Donald Trump said that schools that don’t reopen may lose funding, although he doesn’t have the authority to enforce that without congressional approval. “It would be wholly irresponsible if […]
The GOP wants to give $105 billion to schools in the next coronavirus stimulus bill — but it’s unclear whether it will be tied to reopening
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Teens inspired by Netflix’s ‘The Baby-Sitters Club’ are stepping up to take care of families impacted by the pandemic

Netflix’s new reboot of the classic “The Baby-Sitters Club” series – released July 3 – is great inspiration for young entrepreneurs like 14-year-old Allie Schnitzer. Schnitzer recently took up babysitting to help families in her Dallas neighbourhood struggling to find adequate childcare during the pandemic. Founders of childcare apps like […]
Teens inspired by Netflix’s ‘The Baby-Sitters Club’ are stepping up to take care of families impacted by the pandemic
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Quibi CEO Meg Whitman on what it takes to lead, her best career advice, and embracing risks: ‘The price of inaction is far greater than the cost of making a mistake’

Dan Schawbel is a bestselling author, speaker, entrepreneur, and host of the “ 5 Questions with Dan Schawbel ” podcast, where he interviews world-class humans by asking them just five questions in under 10 minutes. He recently interviewed Meg Whitman, the CEO of Quibi and former CEO of HP and […]
Quibi CEO Meg Whitman on what it takes to lead, her best career advice, and embracing risks: ‘The price of inaction is far greater than the cost of making a mistake’
Strategy

The 12 best natural wines, according to expert sommeliers and winemakers

If you’re looking to refill your wine cooler, nothing says summer more than an array of natural wines. These wines will often have “above-board agricultural practices, native-yeast fermentation, and no additives beyond minimal sulfuring” according to sommelier Billy Smith. Natural wines are available in everything from white and sparkling to […]
The 12 best natural wines, according to expert sommeliers and winemakers
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These 5 eco-friendly resorts around the world have survived the pandemic without guests by focusing on sustainability, caring for their orchards and farms, and delivering fresh food to locals

As tourism began to decline during the pandemic, some hotels and resorts have used the time without guests to harvest crops, take care of their land, and improve upon the customer experience so they’re ready for when business picks up. Workers at Within the Wild, an eco-lodge in Alaska, have […]
These 5 eco-friendly resorts around the world have survived the pandemic without guests by focusing on sustainability, caring for their orchards and farms, and delivering fresh food to locals
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There’s a difference between being mentally strong and simply having a big ego — here’s how to tell the two apart

Amy Morin is a psychotherapist, licensed clinical social worker, mental strength coach, and international bestselling author. She says that some people can conflate false confidence and arrogance with mental strength, despite being very distinct traits. Morin explains that mentally strong people aren’t afraid to ask for help or admit when […]
There’s a difference between being mentally strong and simply having a big ego — here’s how to tell the two apart
Strategy

I’m a software engineer turned winery owner. Here’s how working in Silicon Valley prepared me for the challenge of keeping my business going during the pandemic.

Rob Jensen began his career as a software sales engineer in Silicon Valley in the 1990s, where he met his wife and future business partner, Diana. Like many startups, Testarossa Winery was started in 1993 in the Jensen’s garage in Los Gatos, California. After decades of working towards hard-earned success, […]
I’m a software engineer turned winery owner. Here’s how working in Silicon Valley prepared me for the challenge of keeping my business going during the pandemic.
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I’m a CEO and mum who had to move from California to Texas during the pandemic to care for a sick family member. I’ve completely revamped how I run my business so I can prioritise family — here’s what’s working.

Pooja Sankar is the founder and CEO of Piazza Q&A, a social learning platform that serves over 5 million students in 90 different countries. During the pandemic, Sankar has been running her business while helping her two children with at-home schooling, and also moved states to help care for a […]
I’m a CEO and mum who had to move from California to Texas during the pandemic to care for a sick family member. I’ve completely revamped how I run my business so I can prioritise family — here’s what’s working.
Strategy

5 habits for coping with stress that are actually making your anxiety worse

Amy Morin is a psychotherapist, licensed clinical social worker, mental strength coach, and international bestselling author. If you struggle with anxiety, she says, you may find yourself looking for coping mechanisms that offer instant relief during moments of panic. While it’s important to do something that makes you feel better, […]
5 habits for coping with stress that are actually making your anxiety worse
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Harvard’s international students are begging the school to let them come to campus in the fall, citing fears of being stuck in unstable home environments if they’re forced to leave the US

Last week, ICE released guidance stating that international students would not be allowed back into the US in the fall unless they were taking in-person classes at their university. This poses a problem for Harvard’s international students, as the school recently said classes in the fall would be entirely remote. […]
Harvard’s international students are begging the school to let them come to campus in the fall, citing fears of being stuck in unstable home environments if they’re forced to leave the US
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5 ways to motivate yourself when you’re feeling stuck in a rut

Amy Morin is a psychotherapist, licensed clinical social worker, mental strength coach, and international bestselling author. During the pandemic, it’s been easy for some people to fall into a mundane, day-to-day routine that can leave them feeling stuck or unmotivated. Morin says to these feelings of boredom can be reduced […]
5 ways to motivate yourself when you’re feeling stuck in a rut
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I manage a 400-person company from home. Here are 4 ways leaders can encourage their employees to take time off this summer, and how it will strengthen their business.

Chris Litster is the leader of Buildium. Workers going remote during pandemic – and not taking time off – is the perfect recipe for burnout. But burnout doesn’t have to be inevitable; doing things like setting clear start and end hours, and scheduling in downtime during the day is important. […]
I manage a 400-person company from home. Here are 4 ways leaders can encourage their employees to take time off this summer, and how it will strengthen their business.
Strategy

The biggest questions parents and educators have about colleges reopening

Colleges are beginning to announce their reopening plans for the fall. Many students, parents, and educators have questions about what the upcoming academic year will look like. While there are no definitive answers as to what, exactly, will happen, Business Insider spoke to three experts to learn some of the […]
The biggest questions parents and educators have about colleges reopening
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A luxury villa on the French Riviera once owned by actor Sean Connery is on the market for $34 million — and includes an indoor infinity pool, walk-in wine cellar, and fully-equipped gym. Here’s a look inside.

A waterfront property in Nice, France that was once owned by legendary James Bond actor Sean Connery is currently on the market for $US34 million. Called Villa Le Roc Fleuri, the property grounds span over 53,000 square feet and feature manicured gardens, fruit trees, and a cliffside saltwater pool. Inside […]
A luxury villa on the French Riviera once owned by actor Sean Connery is on the market for $34 million — and includes an indoor infinity pool, walk-in wine cellar, and fully-equipped gym. Here’s a look inside.
Strategy

10 toxic behaviours of parents that make children less functional in adulthood

Amy Morin is a psychotherapist, licensed clinical social worker, mental strength coach, and international bestselling author. She explains it doesn’t always take an extreme mistreatment or neglect to create damaged children; sometimes seemingly minor parenting behaviours can have a serious impact. Morin says parents who invalidate their children’s feelings by […]
10 toxic behaviours of parents that make children less functional in adulthood
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A Pulitzer Prize-winning columnist says there have been 4 pandemics in the past 20 years — and crises will happen more frequently unless something changes about income inequality

Paul Constant is a writer at Civic Ventures, a cofounder of the Seattle Review of Books, and a frequent cohost of the “Pitchfork Economics” podcast with Nick Hanauer and David Goldstein. On this week’s episode of “Pitchfork Economics,” Pulitzer Prize winner and New York Times columnist Thomas Friedman had an […]
A Pulitzer Prize-winning columnist says there have been 4 pandemics in the past 20 years — and crises will happen more frequently unless something changes about income inequality
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7 ways retailers should work to create a more inclusive shopping experience in their stores, according to the head of diversity and inclusion at Unilever

As a Brown woman who grew up in Massachusetts, Mita Mallick says she experienced discrimination in retail stores from a young age, like being ignored at furniture stores with her family, and being followed around and told not to touch anything. In adulthood, Mallick says she’s been tracked and followed, […]
7 ways retailers should work to create a more inclusive shopping experience in their stores, according to the head of diversity and inclusion at Unilever
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How to tell the difference between feeling routine anxiety and having an anxiety disorder, according to a psychotherapist

Amy Morin is a psychotherapist, licensed clinical social worker, mental strength coach, and international bestselling author. She explains that while everyone experiences anxiety in moderation, if the frequency or severity of your anxiety seriously affects your daily routine, you may have an anxiety disorder. Morin says that if your anxiety […]
How to tell the difference between feeling routine anxiety and having an anxiety disorder, according to a psychotherapist
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I’m a diversity and inclusion expert who admits that ‘unconscious bias’ trainings don’t really work. Here are 3 ways companies can ensure they’re not a waste of time.

Dr. Janice Gassam Asare is an author and founder of BWG Business Solutions, LLC, a consultancy that helps organisations be more inclusive and sparks important dialogue about workplace equity. She says that although diversity and inclusion trainings are popular in large corporations, evidence shows that they are not highly effective […]
I’m a diversity and inclusion expert who admits that ‘unconscious bias’ trainings don’t really work. Here are 3 ways companies can ensure they’re not a waste of time.
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Trump, lacking the authority to cut off school funding and continuing to urge a fall reopening, threatens to cut off school funding

President Trump tweeted Wednesday that schools that don’t reopen “before the November election” may have federal funding cut off – and that he disagrees with the CDC’s school guidelines. Throughout the pandemic, Trump has tweeted his support for states to reopen various activities. He pointed to Germany, Denmark, Norway, and […]
Trump, lacking the authority to cut off school funding and continuing to urge a fall reopening, threatens to cut off school funding