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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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Less than half of US colleges are now planning for in-person classes

The Chronicle of Higher Education has been tracking over 1,250 colleges across the country to gauge school reopening plans. In late June, it found that roughly 65% of colleges were planning on in-person semesters. As coronavirus cases have surged in the US, that number has plummeted. Just 49% of colleges […]
Less than half of US colleges are now planning for in-person classes
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Tech jobs aren’t recovering, and they’re especially down outside tech hubs

Job postings in tech are 36% below their 2019 levels, according to new data from Indeed, a major jobs site. Increased competition, low-priority hiring, and uncertainty over the pandemic are all factors, Indeed economist AnnElizabeth Konkel told Business Insider. Visit Business Insider’s homepage for more stories. The tech industry is […]
Tech jobs aren’t recovering, and they’re especially down outside tech hubs
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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 30 most attractive US employers for computer science students

Employer-branding company Universum shared its latest annual rankings of the most attractive US employers for college students for 2020. According to their findings, computer science students are hoping to work for tech giants and video game companies. Google remained as the most attractive employer for these students, holding the top […]
The 30 most attractive US employers for computer science students
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The 30 most most attractive US companies for engineering students

Universum just published its annual rankings of the most attractive US employers for students. The employer-branding company asked college students about what companies and agencies they most want to work for. Tesla and SpaceX remained as the top employers for engineering students, although they swapped positions from last year’s ranking. […]
The 30 most most attractive US companies for engineering students
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The 30 most attractive US companies for business students

Employer-branding company Universum released its annual ranking of the most attractive employers for students. The company asked college students about what companies they most want to work for. Google, Apple, and The Walt Disney Company made the top of the list for business and commerce students. Visit Business Insider’s homepage […]
The 30 most attractive US companies for business students
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Reopening a college right now is harder than ending the Cold War

Michael Young told The Wall Street Journal on Tuesday that he helped develop a unifying plan for East and West Germany as a State Department employee 30 years ago. Now, Young is the president of Texas A&M University and he’s trying to bring its 65,000 students back to campus. He […]
Reopening a college right now is harder than ending the Cold War
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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
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The 10 best cities for baby boomers who aren’t retiring early

The past several years reveal a clear trend: More Americans are delaying retirement to later in life. Some 40% of workers think they won’t be able to retire until at least age 70, according to a 2017 Career Builder survey. Financial marketing website Coventry Direct collected data on dozens of […]
The 10 best cities for baby boomers who aren’t retiring early
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Why Joe Biden’s so-called ‘war on the suburbs’ is not a real thing

There are a little over 100 days left in the presidential campaign and President Trump is trying to lock down the suburban vote by saying Joe Biden wants to “abolish” suburbia. The statement comes as Trump is rolling back an Obama-era fair housing policy that continued decades of desegregation policy, […]
Why Joe Biden’s so-called ‘war on the suburbs’ is not a real thing
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Congress just let unemployment benefits lapse during a joblessness crisis

Hiring rebounded in transportation, healthcare, and retail in May and June, according to ZipRecruiter data reported by The Wall Street Journal. Those sectors created 7.5 million jobs in those two months. Job postings in healthcare and logistics have accounted for 18% and 15% of new job postings since May 1, […]
Congress just let unemployment benefits lapse during a joblessness crisis
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‘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.
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Remote university learning can be just as good as a physical classroom. I’ve been teaching 80 students, from Beijing to Illinois, online since June — here’s how I’ve made it work.

In the autumn, students across the world will be learning remotely as Coronavirus forces universities to close campuses. Journalist Chris Stokel-Walker has been teaching 80 students, holed up from Beijing to Illinois, since June. Working under pressure, he and his colleagues had to work out how they could deliver their […]
Remote university learning can be just as good as a physical classroom. I’ve been teaching 80 students, from Beijing to Illinois, online since June — here’s how I’ve made it work.
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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
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The 25 best small companies to grow your career

Career site Comparably released a ranking of the highest-rated small and mid-size businesses for career development, according to employees. Employees from companies with 500 employees or fewer anonymously ranked their career growth opportunities. Salsify was named the best company for professional development, according to employees. Visit Business Insider’s homepage for […]
The 25 best small companies to grow your career
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The 25 best large companies for growing your career

Professional development, or the opportunity to advance within a company, is an important factor when considering your next career move. Career site Comparably surveyed employees from 60,000 large, medium, and small businesses, asking employees to rate their opportunities for professional development. A number of tech giants made the list for […]
The 25 best large companies for growing your career
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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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94% of Americans say it’s time for police reform

The killing of George Floyd, as well as President Trump’s recent decision to tear gas protestors for a photo opportunity in front of a church, has sparked public conversation on police reform. The overwhelming majority of Americans agree there needs to be at least some police reform in the US, […]
94% of Americans say it’s time for police reform
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SIGN UP NOW: On Tuesday we’re talking to Poshmark cofounder Tracy Sun about how to learn from your failures, anticipate the next big thing in tech, and build a company that puts customers first

It was 2011. Instagram was a new platform. People weren’t yet using their phones to document their every move, or connect to others on mobile-only social-media apps. But Tracy Sun and her cofounders spotted an opportunity. They anticipated the move toward mobile networking, photography, and commerce, and launched Poshmark: a […]
SIGN UP NOW: On Tuesday we’re talking to Poshmark cofounder Tracy Sun about how to learn from your failures, anticipate the next big thing in tech, and build a company that puts customers first
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The 25 best CEOs of small companies, according to female employees

Career site Comparably released a ranking of the highest-rated CEOs of small and mid-size businesses, according to female employees. Employees from companies with 500 employees or fewer anonymously ranked their CEOs over the span of 12 months. Mark Faggiano, the CEO of TaxJar, was named the best CEO, according to […]
The 25 best CEOs of small companies, according to female employees
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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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The 25 best CEOs of small companies, according to employees of colour

Comparably put together a list of the highest-rated CEOs of small and mid-size businesses, according to employees of colour. Three CEOs have appeared on the list for three years running: David Cancel of Drift, Giuseppe Incitti of Sitetracker, and Alex Austin of Branch. Gal Rimon, the CEO of Centrical, was […]
The 25 best CEOs of small companies, according to employees of colour
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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’
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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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G/O Media just fired a Black Muslim travel writer for leaving the country. The reporter has worked abroad for years and has written that she left to protect her son from police violence.

G/O Media fired LifeHacker travel writer Imani Bashir for leaving the country, according to the company’s union. Bashir has lived in four different countries in the last decade and has written for multiple news sources about frequently working abroad, including The New York Times. Bashir, who the union said was […]
G/O Media just fired a Black Muslim travel writer for leaving the country. The reporter has worked abroad for years and has written that she left to protect her son from police violence.
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Over half of kids who took class online in Los Angeles this spring were absent or didn’t participate, and other school districts are scrambling to avoid a similar fate

The Los Angeles Unified School District, the country’s second-largest, has committed to start the fall with remote learning, right as it found remote learning this past spring was disastrous for kids. In the spring, 40% of students were absent during a typical day of the LAUSD’s nine-week remote learning period. […]
Over half of kids who took class online in Los Angeles this spring were absent or didn’t participate, and other school districts are scrambling to avoid a similar fate
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G/O Media fired a queer employee of colour who wore crop tops, shorts, and heels to work, violating a brand-new dress code that others say they routinely violated without being punished

This story is for Business Insider subscribers. For a brief period, we’re making it widely available. For more information on a subscription to Business Insider, click here. Business Insider spoke with 10 current and former employees at G/O Media. They felt that a newly instituted dress code was hostile to […]
G/O Media fired a queer employee of colour who wore crop tops, shorts, and heels to work, violating a brand-new dress code that others say they routinely violated without being punished
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Canada is way ahead in scooping up tech talent from the US

While the US has long been a tech sector destination, the country’s recent political climate has pushed noncitizen tech workers to reconsider their options – and Canada could be benefiting, Axios reported. Axios cited a study from the Centre for Security and Emerging Technology which found that even before the […]
Canada is way ahead in scooping up tech talent from the US
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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
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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.
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Some business schools are waiving GMATs as a requirement

Many elite MBA programs have relaxed their exam requirements because of the coronavirus pandemic. The GMAT won’t be required at many schools in 2021 either, as schools grapple with an economic reckoning. University programs across all levels have begun to re-think testing requirements in recent years, and the pandemic could […]
Some business schools are waiving GMATs as a requirement
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Verizon unveils new business plan with the goal of going carbon neutral by 2035 and retraining 500,000 employees for emerging tech jobs

Verizon announced Tuesday it’s launching a new business plan called Citizen Verizon, which includes a number of socially responsible goals, like becoming carbon neutral by 2035. Diego Scotti, executive vice president and chief marketing officer for Verizon, said that the company including socially responsible goals in its business strategy is […]
Verizon unveils new business plan with the goal of going carbon neutral by 2035 and retraining 500,000 employees for emerging tech jobs
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Coronavirus testing sites across the US are overwhelmed. Aerial photos of long drive-thru lines in Texas, California, and Virginia show what that looks like.

As the coronavirus continues to spread across the US, testing sites and laboratories are struggling to meet the demand. This is causing delays in testing and getting results. These aerial photos show what coronavirus testing lines have looked like throughout the pandemic, from spring to summer. Visit Business Insider’s homepage […]
Coronavirus testing sites across the US are overwhelmed. Aerial photos of long drive-thru lines in Texas, California, and Virginia show what that looks like.
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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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