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17 states are suing ICE over its policy that would revoke the visas of international students at colleges operating entirely online in the fall

The Trump administration issued a directive on July 6, stating that international students attending schools operating entirely online in the fall may not remain the US. The ruling came as many campuses were announcing their virtual reopening plans. This Monday, 17 states and the District of Columbia filed a lawsuit […]
17 states are suing ICE over its policy that would revoke the visas of international students at colleges operating entirely online in the fall
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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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Here’s a 3 step action plan to break down the barriers that keep Black employees from reaching the C-suite

In America’s businesses, there’s a “concrete wall” that’s blocking Black and brown employees, especially Black and brown women, from moving up the corporate ladder. The “concrete wall” is composed of a range of factors, including racist hiring practices, lack of sponsorship opportunities, and workplaces that are not inclusive. To dismantle […]
Here’s a 3 step action plan to break down the barriers that keep Black employees from reaching the C-suite
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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.
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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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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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Americans are calling on the C-suite to take a stronger stance on racial inequality. Here’s exactly what they want execs to do, according to a survey of 2,000 people.

Corporate leaders are doubling down on promises to promote racial justice in the wake of nationwide Black Lives Matter protests. This is, in part, because more employees and customers are speaking up about racial injustice and inequality, experts previously told Business Insider. A new survey by research firm The Harris […]
Americans are calling on the C-suite to take a stronger stance on racial inequality. Here’s exactly what they want execs to do, according to a survey of 2,000 people.
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There are more diversity-and-inclusion executives at Fortune 500 companies than ever before, but not much has changed yet

Over the past five years, more companies have been hiring diversity, equity, and inclusion executives, according to new data from business-to-business software company ZoomInfo. From 2015 to 2020, there has been a 113% increase in executives with diversity-and-inclusion (D&I) titles, according to the new report. You can read the ZoomInfo […]
There are more diversity-and-inclusion executives at Fortune 500 companies than ever before, but not much has changed yet
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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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Essential workers in 25 cities are going on a ‘Strike for Black Lives’

Teachers, farmers, fast food workers, domestic workers, and more will go on a full day strike July 20 to protest racism and white supremacy. Fourteen labour groups, including the Service Employees International Union and American Federation of Teachers, will stage a mass walkout in 25 major cities. The movement, called […]
Essential workers in 25 cities are going on a ‘Strike for Black Lives’
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The economy can’t recover as long as day cares and schools remain closed

On July 8, Trump threatened to cut off school funding to pressure widespread school reopenings in the fall. Meanwhile, the country’s largest school district will only partially reopen. The debate on how to proceed amid the coronavirus pandemic highlights something American parents already knew: The economy can’t possibly recover without […]
The economy can’t recover as long as day cares and schools remain closed
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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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Schools that suspend more students have more of them end up in jail

Schools with strict disciplinary measures, like suspension, are more likely to have students that are later incarcerated or arrested as adults, new research indicates. A paper authored by researchers at Boston University, Harvard University, and the University of Colorado finds that children that attend schools with higher rates of suspension […]
Schools that suspend more students have more of them end up in jail
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New York City public schools will only partially reopen in the fall

New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio finally announced a plan to reopen the city’s 1,800 public schools on July 8, according to The New York Times. The city’s 1.1 million students have been learning remotely since schools closed on March 16 – and under de Blasio’s proposal, they will […]
New York City public schools will only partially reopen in the fall
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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
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37 jobs that are great for people who love the outdoors

Not all jobs require you to sit at a desk all day, and there are plenty of careers where employees do most of their work outside. We took a look at which occupations are best suited for those who want to be outdoors for much of the workday, using data […]
37 jobs that are great for people who love the outdoors
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15 of the most surprising companies that the Small Business Administration listed as paycheck protection loan recipients

The US Small Business Administration released 4.8 million loan records detailing who received money from the $US530 billion Paycheck Protection Program on Monday. The program, meant to protect small businesses, also doled out money to billionaire-backed corporations like TGI Fridays and the chic members-only club Soho House. Other names that […]
15 of the most surprising companies that the Small Business Administration listed as paycheck protection loan recipients
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Congress’ failure to extend the stimulus reveals a broken safety net, but a jobs guarantee could wipe out unemployment for good

Pavlina Tcherneva, a Bard professor and one of the economists pioneering research into Modern Monetary Theory, said federally guaranteed jobs may address poverty and help communities better than universal basic incomes. The coronavirus pandemic wiped out millions of jobs, and one report estimated that 17.6 million unemployed Americans may not […]
Congress’ failure to extend the stimulus reveals a broken safety net, but a jobs guarantee could wipe out unemployment for good
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The pandemic will reshape parenthood — for better and for worse

Sign up here to receive our newsletter Gender at Work in your inbox twice a month. It seems like eons ago that the so-called BBC Dad was interrupted by his bespectacled, pigtailed daughter while giving a live interview. Actually, that happened in 2017. But the idea that someone can be […]
The pandemic will reshape parenthood — for better and for worse
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I worked in PR for over a decade before writing a novel. Skills like writing for executives actually helped make me a better novelist — here’s how.

Rachel Beanland writes fiction and essays – but before turning to writing full-time, Rachel worked in public relations and nonprofit management. “Florence Adler Swims Forever” is her debut novel. For over a decade, Beanland worked in public relations. While that type of writing felt very different from working on her […]
I worked in PR for over a decade before writing a novel. Skills like writing for executives actually helped make me a better novelist — here’s how.
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Practicing gratitude is the simplest and fastest way to build mental strength, according to a psychotherapist. Here’s how you can get started.

Amy Morin is a psychotherapist, licensed clinical social worker, mental strength coach, and international bestselling author. Morin says that the simplest and most effective way to improve your mental strength is to practice gratitude on a daily basis. She explains that practicing gratitude will change your mindset by increasing your […]
Practicing gratitude is the simplest and fastest way to build mental strength, according to a psychotherapist. Here’s how you can get started.
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There’s a direct link between income and happiness, and lower-income white Americans have gotten sadder since the 1970s — setting up Gen Z for unhappy times to come

A report found a linear relationship between happiness and income – meaning that money may actually buy happiness. Lead author Jean Twenge told Business Insider that there is no tapering off of happiness once someone reaches a particular income. For adults of low socioeconomic status (SES), happiness levels differed along […]
There’s a direct link between income and happiness, and lower-income white Americans have gotten sadder since the 1970s — setting up Gen Z for unhappy times to come
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The only Black female CEO in the S&P 400 boosted her company’s minority leadership by 50% in 4 years — here’s how she did it

Lisa Wardell, the CEO of for-profit education company Adtalem, increased racial diversity in her eight-person senior leadership team by 50% over four years. Wardell told Business Insider that mentoring underrepresented employees and placing women with no prior board experience in leadership positions helped diversify the company. Wardell was also the […]
The only Black female CEO in the S&P 400 boosted her company’s minority leadership by 50% in 4 years — here’s how she did it
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My ex-husband and I have decided to quarantine together with our 5-year-old daughter. It’s been tough, but it’s working — and we have no plans to change our situation as things start to reopen

Katie Nave is freelance writer, advocate, and nonprofit communications specialist based in Brooklyn, New York. At the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, Nave and her ex-husband made the decision to cohabitate in their weekend house outside of the city, in order to more safely co-parent their 5-year-old daughter. Nave says […]
My ex-husband and I have decided to quarantine together with our 5-year-old daughter. It’s been tough, but it’s working — and we have no plans to change our situation as things start to reopen
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AMERICAN RESILIENCE: How a small Alaska town fought for survival after the Exxon Valdez Oil spill dumped 11 million gallons of oil into the ocean and nearly wiped out its fishing industry

Exxon Valdez, an oil tanker off the coast of Alaska, hit a reef in March of 1989, spilling more than 11 million gallons of oil into the ocean. The spill’s initial impacts devastated wildlife, killing hundreds of thousands of marine animals and billions of fish eggs. Lingering oil in the […]
AMERICAN RESILIENCE: How a small Alaska town fought for survival after the Exxon Valdez Oil spill dumped 11 million gallons of oil into the ocean and nearly wiped out its fishing industry
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AMERICAN RESILIENCE: How 5 industries bounced back from 9/11, hurricanes, and the Great Recession — and what their success can teach us about hope after the coronavirus

The coronavirus pandemic has devastated the American economy. But the US is a resilient country, and we have recovered from tragedy in the past. 19 years ago, terrorists hijacked four aeroplanes, crashing two into the World Trade Centre, one into the Pentagon, and one in rural Pennsylvania. The September 11 […]
AMERICAN RESILIENCE: How 5 industries bounced back from 9/11, hurricanes, and the Great Recession — and what their success can teach us about hope after the coronavirus
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After a historic vote, Vladimir Putin could remain in power in Russia until 2036. Here are 15 of the world’s longest-serving leaders.

In a national referendum, Russians overwhelming voted in favour of constitutional amendments that would allow Putin to extend his administration through to 2036, giving him the potential to become one of the world’s longest-serving leaders. Yoweri Museveni has been the president of Uganda since 1986. Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, Iran’s supreme […]
After a historic vote, Vladimir Putin could remain in power in Russia until 2036. Here are 15 of the world’s longest-serving leaders.
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Most personality tests (like Myers-Briggs) are junk science and can make you cling to a label — instead, focus on making meaningful change

Dr. Benjamin Hardy is an organizational psychologist and bestselling author of “Willpower Doesn’t Work” and the new book “Personality Isn’t Permanent.” The following is an excerpt from his new book, “Personality Isn’t Permanent,” published by Penguin Random House. In it, he writes that many popular personality tests are junk science […]
Most personality tests (like Myers-Briggs) are junk science and can make you cling to a label — instead, focus on making meaningful change
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I’m a working mum who had to take a salary cut after my company changed its work-from-home policy. Mandatory on-site work is especially damaging to mothers — let’s put it behind us for good.

Megan Feldman Bettencourt is an award-winning author, keynote speaker, marketing content consultant, and working mum. After having her second child, Feldman Bettencourt was preparing to return to full-time work when her manager told her she’d no longer be able to work from home one day each week, as she’d been […]
I’m a working mum who had to take a salary cut after my company changed its work-from-home policy. Mandatory on-site work is especially damaging to mothers — let’s put it behind us for good.
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The great a-woke-ning: Mark Zuckerberg’s $8 billion dip in net worth from the Facebook ad boycott shows corporate America is finally listening to calls for racial justice

Top companies are pulling their advertisements from Facebook over allegations that the tech giant isn’t doing enough to stop the spread of hate on its platform. The boycott, which is costing Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg billions, comes at a time when companies are also announcing new diversity, equity, and inclusion […]
The great a-woke-ning: Mark Zuckerberg’s $8 billion dip in net worth from the Facebook ad boycott shows corporate America is finally listening to calls for racial justice
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Accounting giant EY is letting all its employees get an online MBA for free

Accounting firm EY will offer enrollment for a free, remote master of business education degree to its 284,000 global employees. The UK-based company announced the partnership with Hult International Business School on Tuesday. Many companies are helping Americans laid off due to the coronavirus pandemic take free courses to learn […]
Accounting giant EY is letting all its employees get an online MBA for free
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The alarming ways the pandemic is hurting America’s queer workers

Strategic advisory firm Brunswick has been conducting a weekly survey to learn more about US employees’ attitudes regarding the novel coronavirus, as well as their companies’ responses to the pandemic. As Pride month ends, the firm’s most recent survey took a closer look at how the coronavirus has affected LGBTQ […]
The alarming ways the pandemic is hurting America’s queer workers
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School closings this fall may affect kids psychologically, according to a psychotherapist. Here’s how parents can help.

Amy Morin is a psychotherapist, licensed clinical social worker, mental-strength coach, and international best-selling author. As the US’s coronavirus outbreak continues, many schools are in limbo as to whether they will reopen for in-person classes this fall. If schools remain closed, Morin says, some students, especially those with preexisting mental-health […]
School closings this fall may affect kids psychologically, according to a psychotherapist. Here’s how parents can help.
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7 reasons that it’s time to change jobs during the coronavirus pandemic

The COVID-19 pandemic has cost at least 47 million Americans their jobs, made it difficult for 2020 college graduates to find work, and revealed that employees with full-time jobs have serious plans to exit their roles soon. Full-time employees are seeking new jobs that offer better benefits and job security. […]
7 reasons that it’s time to change jobs during the coronavirus pandemic
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I’ve worked with places like H&M, Nordstrom, and Yale University to spark dialogue about workplace equity and diversity — here are 5 actions I advise every business leader to take right now

Dr. Janice Gassam Asare is the author of “Dirty Diversity: A Practical Guide to Foster an Equitable and Inclusive Workplace for All,” and founder of BWG Business Solutions, LLC, a consultancy designed to help organisations be more inclusive. She says it’s great that many corporations have voiced support for Black […]
I’ve worked with places like H&M, Nordstrom, and Yale University to spark dialogue about workplace equity and diversity — here are 5 actions I advise every business leader to take right now
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Just over half of Americans have a job right now

The ratio of Americans employed versus the total work-eligible population is the lowest it has been since 1948, according to data from the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis. The stat is just one of many indicators that the US is grappling with record-high unemployment resulting from the coronavirus pandemic. […]
Just over half of Americans have a job right now
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I was a chief diversity officer for 25 years. Right now, being silent is supporting violence — use boldness to fight racism in the workplace instead.

Jackie Glenn is the founder of Glenn Diversity and HR Solutions. She is the former chief diversity officer for Dell EMC. The recent spate of killings involving Black people and White police officers has forced many companies to reexamine their diversity efforts. Workplaces are also starting to take accountability for […]
I was a chief diversity officer for 25 years. Right now, being silent is supporting violence — use boldness to fight racism in the workplace instead.
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Community college students are disproportionately struggling right now. As one of their professors, here’s my advice for faculty on how to best help them.

Elke Weesjes is an adjunct assistant professor in European History at Kingsborough Community College in Brooklyn, NY and an associate at a mental health practice in New York City where she works with vulnerable populations. She writes that community college students have been disproportionately impacted by the coronavirus pandemic. Students […]
Community college students are disproportionately struggling right now. As one of their professors, here’s my advice for faculty on how to best help them.
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Let’s not make ageist correlations between age and business success or failure — doing so is not just ethically challenging, it’s factually incorrect

Abby Miller Levy, 45, is an advisor and entrepreneur in the wellness industry, former the president of Thrive Global, and former senior vice president of strategy and growth at Soulcycle. In response to a recent article by Scott Galloway in which he writes that no successful media-tech companies were founded […]
Let’s not make ageist correlations between age and business success or failure — doing so is not just ethically challenging, it’s factually incorrect
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How to have an effective telehealth visit, according to 2 doctors

With routine medical care having to go remote during the coronavirus pandemic, telehealth is here to stay. Telehealth appointments have a similar format to an in-person visit, but there’s still a few adjustments you’ll probably need to make. Be sure to choose a private spot, and ensure that the visit […]
How to have an effective telehealth visit, according to 2 doctors
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Black employees in Silicon Valley are helping to make their companies more diverse — but the job is often unpaid and time consuming

Companies are facing increased calls to bolster diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) in their workplaces in the wake of nationwide protests against racism. In response, some tech executives have turned to employee resource groups (ERGs), tapping Black and brown employees to help coordinate events, draft statements, hold panel discussions, and […]
Black employees in Silicon Valley are helping to make their companies more diverse — but the job is often unpaid and time consuming
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7 iconic brands beloved by millennials that are disappearing

Chuck E. Cheese filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy on June 25. It is just the latest brand once beloved by millennials to face its downfall. A number of now-nostalgic brands like Limited Too and Claire’s filed for bankruptcy in recent years, along with brands that couldn’t compete with technological innovations […]
7 iconic brands beloved by millennials that are disappearing
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Companies like Bank of America are facing demands that they pay reparations for their role in perpetuating the racial wealth gap

Critics and activists globally continue to demand corporations take accountability for perpetuating ongoing systemic racial inequality. Protests have sprung up around the world since a Minneapolis police officer killed a Black man, George Floyd, during arrest. The unrest was also catalyzed by the coronavirus’ disproportionately disastrous impact on Black communities. […]
Companies like Bank of America are facing demands that they pay reparations for their role in perpetuating the racial wealth gap
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Larry King has a new video series on coping with the coronavirus crisis — and he wants everyone to have more open conversations about depression and anxiety

The novel coronavirus pandemic is seriously impacting Americans’ mental health. To help people cope during the pandemic, former CNN host Larry King teamed up with James Pawelski, a professor and director of education at the University of Pennsylvania, and online platform Positive Voices to create a free online video series […]
Larry King has a new video series on coping with the coronavirus crisis — and he wants everyone to have more open conversations about depression and anxiety
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Britain’s high earners could see taxes rising this year – here’s how they can invest wisely, according to financial advisers

The UK government has spent billions to support businesses and individuals during the coronavirus pandemic. Ministers may target tax reliefs and high earners to cover the costs of COVID-19 support. High-net worth (HNW) individuals can protect their income. Business Insider spoke to wealth managers and financial advisers to find out […]
Britain’s high earners could see taxes rising this year – here’s how they can invest wisely, according to financial advisers
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‘Financially it’s been catastrophic’: How hotel and restaurant owners in Greece are reopening after the loss of tourism during COVID-19

As travel and tourism shut down across the globe, hotels, restaurants, and resorts in Greece were hit hard. One restaurant owner in Thessaloniki, Greece’s second-largest city, estimates he lost 180,000 euros in potential revenue during the lockdown. The owners of two family-run hotels in Olympiada used lockdown to set up […]
‘Financially it’s been catastrophic’: How hotel and restaurant owners in Greece are reopening after the loss of tourism during COVID-19
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6 steps leaders can take to become anti-racist

Charlene Wheeless is a communications expert, author, and speaker with more than three decades of experience in corporate communications. During this watershed moment, where the Black Lives Matter movement is shining a spotlight on systemic racism, leaders must take action and be anti-racist. Beyond stating you are anti-racist, you need […]
6 steps leaders can take to become anti-racist
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