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People are paying $1 to access a website full of strangers’ personal quarantine drama and breakup stories, and it’s so popular that it’s already raised $6,000 for charity

People around the world are social distancing and isolating in the wake of the coronavirus, and that’s bound to lead to disagreements. Meg Zukin, a social media editor at Variety, jokingly put out a call on Twitter for people to send her quarantine drama and gossip – and ended up […]
People are paying $1 to access a website full of strangers’ personal quarantine drama and breakup stories, and it’s so popular that it’s already raised $6,000 for charity
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11 tips for managing your anxiety during the coronavirus pandemic, according to a therapist who specialises in anxiety

Amy Morin is a psychotherapist, licensed clinical social worker, mental strength coach, and international bestselling author. Many Americans struggle with anxiety, and for many people it’s reaching an all-time high in the midst of the coronavirus pandemic. Whether you’re concerned for the safety of older family members or worried about […]
11 tips for managing your anxiety during the coronavirus pandemic, according to a therapist who specialises in anxiety
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I’m a Harvard international student on financial aid who was kicked off campus — here’s the uncertainty I’m facing as I say goodbye to a school I’m almost fully dependent on

Ana Georgescu is a 22-year-old Romanian and a senior at Harvard University, where she studies astrophysics and English and has a nighttime radio show. Last Tuesday, she was prepared to sleep in late – until her roommates woke her up to tell her that they had all been instructed to […]
I’m a Harvard international student on financial aid who was kicked off campus — here’s the uncertainty I’m facing as I say goodbye to a school I’m almost fully dependent on
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Bill Gates has warned of an impending pandemic for years. Here’s how he’s dealing with the coronavirus pandemic, from pledging $100 million to fight the outbreak to becoming Warren Buffett’s ‘scientific adviser.’

For years, Microsoft cofounder Bill Gates has warned the world of a severe, impending pandemic. In a 2015 TED Talk, Gates said that “we’re not ready for the next epidemic.” In 2017, Gates wrote in an op-ed article for Business Insider that the next epidemic could be “a super contagious […]
Bill Gates has warned of an impending pandemic for years. Here’s how he’s dealing with the coronavirus pandemic, from pledging $100 million to fight the outbreak to becoming Warren Buffett’s ‘scientific adviser.’
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Experts answered the 16 burning questions you have about social distancing during the coronavirus pandemic, from ‘Should I go out to dinner or the bar?’ to ‘Can I go to the gym?’

The US Centres for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommends “social distancing” to prevent the spread of the novel coronavirus. Social distancing is a public health term used to describe taking intentional actions to track and prevent the spread of disease. It includes things like avoiding crowds and staying home […]
Experts answered the 16 burning questions you have about social distancing during the coronavirus pandemic, from ‘Should I go out to dinner or the bar?’ to ‘Can I go to the gym?’
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JPMorgan just pledged $50 million in aid to small businesses and nonprofits as the coronavirus sends the economy into a nosedive

JPMorgan Chase announced Wednesday it’s launching a $US50 million fund in humanitarian aid and small business grants to help communities recover from the novel coronavirus outbreak. Recipients include the World Health Organisation and United Nation Foundation’s COVID-19 Solidarity Response Fund and the nonprofit Feeding America. Peter Scher, JPMorgan Chase’s head […]
JPMorgan just pledged $50 million in aid to small businesses and nonprofits as the coronavirus sends the economy into a nosedive
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‘We’re grossly unprepared’: Nurses share their frustration as the coronavirus spreads with little direction from the government or hospitals on how to mitigate it

Nurses detailed a lack of coordination between governments and hospitals on protocols that could help stem the outbreak, with mask shortages a notable example. Nurses were already working at full capacity before the outbreak, and many are facing a choice between paying their bills and calling in sick if they […]
‘We’re grossly unprepared’: Nurses share their frustration as the coronavirus spreads with little direction from the government or hospitals on how to mitigate it
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A buzzy architecture firm designed the perfect office for collaboration. We took a tour inside and saw how colour-changing lights and air filters can make you more productive.

Business Insider toured architecture firm M Moser’s New York City office. The firm designs workplaces that optimise productivity and collaboration. Features of the office include “free address” workspaces, meaning employees don’t have assigned seats; a variety of desks that range from standing to lounges; and green walls that improve air […]
A buzzy architecture firm designed the perfect office for collaboration. We took a tour inside and saw how colour-changing lights and air filters can make you more productive.
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PRESENTING: How American businesses are handling production delays, heightened demand, and economic fallout amid the coronavirus pandemic

The coronavirus outbreak has shut down factories and workplaces worldwide, impacting the global supply chain at every level. Businesses in the US are scrambling to make sales and meet demand, as the nation practices social distancing, avoiding public spaces and mass transportation. The effects of the pandemic are impacting the […]
PRESENTING: How American businesses are handling production delays, heightened demand, and economic fallout amid the coronavirus pandemic
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I’m a senior at Harvard University who thought I had 2 months until graduation. When we heard we had five days left, my friends and I staged our own ceremony.

Clifford Scott Courvoisier is a senior at Harvard University from Cloudcroft, New Mexico, a small mountain town with a population of less than one thousand. After Harvard shut down over coronavirus fears, students were given five days to evacuate, cutting Courvoisier and his classmates’ senior spring off. Courvoisier and his […]
I’m a senior at Harvard University who thought I had 2 months until graduation. When we heard we had five days left, my friends and I staged our own ceremony.
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People trust companies more than the government to handle a crisis — and it shows just how much corporate America is stepping up to tackle the coronavirus pandemic

Across the globe, people trust business leaders more than they do their government, Edelman’s 2020 Trust Barometer shows. The public placing more trust in the private sector than the public sector seems to be playing out in how companies are responding to the coronavirus pandemic. Businesses have stepped up and […]
People trust companies more than the government to handle a crisis — and it shows just how much corporate America is stepping up to tackle the coronavirus pandemic
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Working from home is not an impossible feat — and amid the coronavirus pandemic, it might be necessary. Here’s how to keep ‘work’ and ‘home’ separate.

Jason Fried is the cofounder and president of Basecamp (formerly 37signals), a privately held Chicago-based company committed to building the best web-based tools possible with the least number of features necessary, of which David Heinemeier Hansson is a partner. The following is an excerpt from their book, “Remote: Office Not […]
Working from home is not an impossible feat — and amid the coronavirus pandemic, it might be necessary. Here’s how to keep ‘work’ and ‘home’ separate.
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I toured a Brooklyn ‘social club’ for people of colour that has its own theatre and offers group therapy sessions. Here’s what it was like inside the trendy offices that could be the future of coworking spaces.

Ethel’s Club was created by Naj Austin on January 1, 2019. It’s a social and wellness club focused on people of colour. Austin created the space after wishing their were more spaces for people of colour to hang out and access mental health and wellness resources. Business Insider got an […]
I toured a Brooklyn ‘social club’ for people of colour that has its own theatre and offers group therapy sessions. Here’s what it was like inside the trendy offices that could be the future of coworking spaces.
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I flew back to New York after it declared a state of emergency due to the coronavirus outbreak. Here’s how I prepared for and protected myself during my flight home.

Flying during the spread of the novel coronavirus is possible, but there are many opportunities for the virus to spread on flights and in airports. The new coronavirus originated in Wuhan, China, and has killed more than 4,700 people and infected more than 127,000 as of Thursday. I recently flew […]
I flew back to New York after it declared a state of emergency due to the coronavirus outbreak. Here’s how I prepared for and protected myself during my flight home.
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The World Economic Forum and the World Health Organisation are launching an emergency coronavirus task force of 200 business leaders — including execs from Alphabet and KPMG

The World Health Organisation and The World Economic Forum are launching an emergency task force to respond to the novel coronavirus outbreak. The task force is called the COVID Action Platform for business and has more than 200 corporate members, including Alphabet, Nasdaq Inc, KPMG, and HP. It is open […]
The World Economic Forum and the World Health Organisation are launching an emergency coronavirus task force of 200 business leaders — including execs from Alphabet and KPMG
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6 ways businesses new to remote working can adapt quickly and keep productivity high, according to a career and leadership coach

Julia Wuench is the founder of The Authenticity Guide, a positive-psychology-based career and executive coaching firm that empowers individuals to harness their authenticity to improve life and work. As companies prepare for the coronavirus outbreak, many are moving to work-from-home options. Wuench advised upping virtual communication tools and skills, including […]
6 ways businesses new to remote working can adapt quickly and keep productivity high, according to a career and leadership coach
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Companies are preparing for coronavirus all wrong, a disaster expert says. Giving in to pessimism will actually help you get ahead.

Dr. Gleb Tsipursky is a cognitive neuroscientist, expert on behavioural economics and decision making, and the CEO of Disaster Avoidance Experts. He says there is a dual problem in the way we’re dealing with the coronavirus – we are drastically underestimating the potential of the disease, while simultaneously allowing our […]
Companies are preparing for coronavirus all wrong, a disaster expert says. Giving in to pessimism will actually help you get ahead.
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I started my own business so I could travel as a digital nomad, and I replaced my corporate salary within 4 months. Here are the 5 steps I took to do it.

Tasha Prados is an entrepreneur and digital nomad, who started her own marketing company in order to have the freedom to travel more. In four months, Prados had replaced her $US6k corporate salary and was combining work with travelling to countries like Thailand and Indonesia. It didn’t happen overnight – […]
I started my own business so I could travel as a digital nomad, and I replaced my corporate salary within 4 months. Here are the 5 steps I took to do it.
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How remote work can affect and improve your mental fitness depending on your social personality, according to a psychotherapist

Amy Morin is a psychotherapist, licensed clinical social worker, mental strength coach, and international bestselling author. She writes that working remotely is growing increasingly popular – and it certainly has its perks, from avoiding long commutes to working in your pajamas. Depending on your social personality, working from home can […]
How remote work can affect and improve your mental fitness depending on your social personality, according to a psychotherapist
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Here are the 24 countries that are least ready for a pandemic

The coronavirus can be a serious issue for countries with low access to healthcare and inadequate prevention measures. Research from the Nuclear Threat Initiative, the John Hopkins Centre for Health Security, and The Economist Intelligence Unit assessed how prepared 195 countries are for a major epidemic based on six health […]
Here are the 24 countries that are least ready for a pandemic
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Columbia, Harvard, NYU, and other major US colleges and universities that have switched to remote classes and are telling students to move out of dorms to prevent the spread of the coronavirus

Classes are being held online across the US to prevent the spread of the novel coronavirus. Some universities across the country, like Rice, are shifting to virtual courses after a community member tested positive for the virus. Here are all the major colleges and universities that have switched to remote […]
Columbia, Harvard, NYU, and other major US colleges and universities that have switched to remote classes and are telling students to move out of dorms to prevent the spread of the coronavirus
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Several of my colleagues report racist microaggressions in the wake of coronavirus, and they’re not alone. Here’s why racism and xenophobia spread with infectious disease.

Since the novel coronavirus first emerged in Wuhan, China, in December 2019, it has infected more than 95,000 people. What’s also spreading are xenophobic and racist attacks against people of Asian descent, including microaggressions, or indirect expressions of intolerance like rude comments or dirty looks. A number of Business Insider […]
Several of my colleagues report racist microaggressions in the wake of coronavirus, and they’re not alone. Here’s why racism and xenophobia spread with infectious disease.
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PRESENTING: Satya Nadella employed a ‘growth mindset’ to overhaul Microsoft’s cutthroat culture and turn it into a trillion-dollar company — here’s how he did it

A cartoonist once drew an illustration depicting Microsoft’s organizational chart as warring factions. Take a look and you’ll see three separate gangs: one blue, one green, one yellow. The gangs are assembled in pyramid-shaped hierarchies, with one leader at the top, two or three deputies at the next level, and […]
PRESENTING: Satya Nadella employed a ‘growth mindset’ to overhaul Microsoft’s cutthroat culture and turn it into a trillion-dollar company — here’s how he did it
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This incubator is helping entrepreneurs in war-torn Iraq launch startups like vegan meal services and art classes

https://www.facebook.com/plugins/video.php Young entrepreneurs in Iraq are starting unlikely businesses in food, fashion, and art. Startups emerging in Iraq include a plant-based meal delivery service, an art class company, and an eco-friendly clothing brand. The nonprofit incubator Five One Labs is helping launch these businesses in Iraqi Kurdistan, which is a […]
This incubator is helping entrepreneurs in war-torn Iraq launch startups like vegan meal services and art classes
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How 11 of the world’s most momentous pandemics changed the course of human history

Pandemics have afflicted civilizations throughout human history, with the earliest known outbreak occurring in 430 BC during the Peloponnesian War. Many of these pandemics have had significant impacts on human society, from killing large percentages of the global population to causing humans to ponder larger questions about life. Here are […]
How 11 of the world’s most momentous pandemics changed the course of human history
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The 21 deadliest jobs in America for baby boomers

An ageing workforce is experiencing a higher number of fatal workplace injuries in recent years. The Bureau of Labour Statistics released an article in its Monthly Labour Review that included a closer look at the ageing workforce and fatal injuries at work. We ranked the occupations that had the largest […]
The 21 deadliest jobs in America for baby boomers
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To raise children who are resilient and optimistic, parents can use discussing coronavirus as an opportunity. Here’s how to get started.

Stewart Friedman is practice professor emeritus of management at the Wharton School, and Alyssa Westring is the Vincent de Paul associate professor of management and entrepreneurship at DePaul University’s Driehaus College of Business. The following is an adapted excerpt from their book, “PARENTS WHO LEAD: The Leadership Approach You Need […]
To raise children who are resilient and optimistic, parents can use discussing coronavirus as an opportunity. Here’s how to get started.
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How collaboration tools can actually make 4-day workweeks real

Andrew Barnes, the founder of the New Zealand-based company Perpetual Guardian, found his employees were more energised and productive after he cut workweeks to four days. Barnes’ book, “The 4 Day Week,” argues that collaboration tools like email and messaging apps allow for flexible work arrangements, an imperative part of […]
How collaboration tools can actually make 4-day workweeks real
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Right now, the hottest economic battles are over the minimum wage and income inequality. But in 10 years we could be fighting over data 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. They recently interviewed Kevin Kelly, the futurist cofounder of Wired Magazine and bestselling author, who predicts that the “economics of data ownership” […]
Right now, the hottest economic battles are over the minimum wage and income inequality. But in 10 years we could be fighting over data inequality.
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These are the most in-demand American jobs in the time of the coronavirus pandemic

The World Health Organisation just declared the novel coronavirus a pandemic. Job-posting site Glassdoor shared a recent economic research report noting several listings asking for people who could help with coronavirus-related communications, medical assistance, or research testing. One of the job postings outside of the medical field includes a company […]
These are the most in-demand American jobs in the time of the coronavirus pandemic
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I used to meticulously plan my vacations. Now I book the flight first and worry about the details later — and it’s done wonders for my budget and travel anxiety.

Hana LaRock is a freelance content writer and strategist, and she’s taken advantage of working remotely by travelling to over 30 different countries. While many people try to schedule tours and sightseeing for every moment of their vacation, LaRock has developed a different method: Just book the flight, and worry […]
I used to meticulously plan my vacations. Now I book the flight first and worry about the details later — and it’s done wonders for my budget and travel anxiety.
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Gender expert — and director of inclusion at Netflix — says office politics work only for men. To fix things, let’s all start ‘spending our privilege’ in smarter ways.

Michelle P. King is a leading global expert on gender and organisations and is the director of inclusion at Netflix. The following is an excerpt from her new book, “The Fix: Overcome the Invisible Barriers That Are Holding Women Back at Work.” In it, she describes how senior leaders often […]
Gender expert — and director of inclusion at Netflix — says office politics work only for men. To fix things, let’s all start ‘spending our privilege’ in smarter ways.
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Here are the latest major events that have been cancelled or postponed because of the coronavirus outbreak, including the 2020 Tokyo Olympics, Burning Man, and the 74th Annual Tony Awards

Events are being cancelled and postponed worldwide to prevent the spread of the novel coronavirus, which emerged in Wuhan, China, late last year and was labelled a pandemic by WHO in March. Countries across the world are enacting lockdown restrictions: Italy placed a 6 p.m. curfew on its citizens and […]
Here are the latest major events that have been cancelled or postponed because of the coronavirus outbreak, including the 2020 Tokyo Olympics, Burning Man, and the 74th Annual Tony Awards