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    LOS ANGELES (CBSLA) — UCLA is planning to keep most workers off campus and working from home until next year. A letter from the Administrative Vice Chancellor Michael J. Beck asked workers who “have been successfully working remotely to continue doing so through March 19, 2021,” the end of the winter quarter. The request was prompted by a recommendation from the university’s COVID-19 Response and Recovery Task Force, he said. (Photo by MARK RALSTON/AFP via Getty Images) Not all of UCLA’s workers are able to work from home. Beck noted that the change will not apply to those who have already been working on campus, anyone associated with the ramp-up of UCLA research, or instructors and support staff who have...
    PITTSBURGH (KDKA) – With millions working and learning from home these days, clinicians say they’re seeing an increase in injuries you would usually see at the office. Local doctors have been working with more patients over the last six months who are suffering from conditions such as carpal tunnel syndrome, tendonitis, trigger finger, and other repetitive stress injuries from working at home. Spending hours working in awkward positions on your couch or bed can lead to pain in your neck, back, shoulders, wrists, or fingers. Allegheny Health Network hand surgeon, Dr. Peter Tang, is one of those seeing more patients with workspace related injuries. He says it’s best to do computer work at a proper desk with an...
    NEW YORK -- First it was toilet paper. Disinfectant wipes. Beans. Coins. Computers. Now, desks are in short supply because of the novel coronavirus pandemic.Millions of kids logging onto virtual school this fall has parents scrambling to find furniture for them. It's a small indignity compared with the kids who don't even have home internet or computers, but it's a hassle for parents lucky enough to have the space and money to afford desks just the same.At the same time, some people are realizing they'll be working from home for the long haul and require new furniture. To find desks, people are scouring stores near and far and even making their own.Elizabeth Rossmiller, a teacher working from home for the...
    If you’re anything like me, you’re reading this hunched over a makeshift desk, periodically getting up to stretch and crack your back. As we think fondly of our desk chairs and standing desks and ergonomic laptop stands that lay dormant in our offices, the fact that our at-home setup is less-than-ideal is ever present in our daily lives. Back pain from a crappy work set up sucks, so let’s go over some Scouted-favorite ways to relieve some of those aches. Body Back Buddy Trigger Point Back Massager
    If you’ve been struggling to keep up with your weekly meal prep or cooking goals while working from home, Freshly may be the answer for your perfect lunchtime meal. The meal subscription service delivers delicious meals straight to your door each week. The microwavable meals only take three minutes to prepare. And with an entirely gluten-free menu and several low-calorie and low-carb options, Freshly’s menu is ideal for sticking to your dietary preferences and health goals. Freshly’s dishes include pasta, chili and a variety of bowls that are the perfect lunchtime go-to — with each meal being a single serving portion and the menu options ranging between 300 and 650 calories. Freshly specifically sticks to a philosophy of offering meals...
    Skidding ex-champ Robbie Lawler meets returning Mike Perry at UFC 255 Introducing the New Power Suit If You’re Unemployed, Working From a New State or Freelancing Due to the Pandemic, Start Preparing Your Taxes Now You’re probably eager to put 2020 behind you, but unfortunately, at least one aspect of this tumultuous year is going to linger into the next one. © Rangely Garcia / Money Working-From-Home-Tax-Deductiable Tax season 2021 is primed to be a confusing one, with a laundry list of new considerations to take into account. For the millions of Americans who lost their jobs, were relegated to working from home or taking on gig work to make ends meet, there are potential tax ramifications to...
    Ruth Bader Ginsburg to lie in repose, Breonna Taylor announcement, Beta still a threat: 5 things to know Wednesday Chain restaurants in bad financial shape How to Stop Commuting and Start Working From Home This post comes from partner site FlexJobs. Welcome to our “Work From Home Q&A” series. You ask a question about remote work, and a guest expert answers it. You can learn how to ask a question of your own below. © Kite_rin / Shutterstock.com This week’s question comes from Brad: “I work in an office and plan on asking my boss to allow me to work from home. Can you give me advice on the best way to approach my boss?” It's not the usual...
    BORIS Johnson has warned today's new stricter lockdown rules could last for six MONTHS as he confirmed a 10pm pub curfew and Brits should work from home if they can. In a live address in the House of Commons, the PM told MPs that hospital admissions have more than doubled in the last fortnight - and Britain has reached a "perilous turning point" like in France and Spain. ⚠️ Read our coronavirus live blog for the latest news & updates 8Boris updated the nation this afternoon on new measures to curb the virusCredit: PA:Press Association 8The PM holding his top team together before a COBRA meetingCredit: Crown Copyright He warned the virus is getting worse across the country, and...
    (Reuters) - British Prime Minister Boris Johnson will encourage Britons on Tuesday to go back to working from home if they can to contain the spread of coronavirus, The Telegraph reported late on Monday. Johnson also warned MPs that by "taking action now we may not have to take drastic action later on", The Telegraph's chief political correspondent said in a tweet, citing sources. (Reporting by Ann Maria Shibu in Bengaluru; Editing by Chris Reese) Copyright 2020 Thomson Reuters.
    THE majority of Americans say that working from home has increased their "digital overload" and has made them less productive, new research shows. Of the 2,000 Americans surveyed by the Paper and Packaging board, nearly three-quarters said they're more digitally connected than ever because they primarily communicate through email and video chat. 1The majority of Americans say they are 'LESS productive working from home'Credit: AFP - Getty But as a result of being online more, six in 10 adults said they're less productive. The survey examined the biggest challenges for remote employees, the workspace upgrades they've made since working from home, and tools they miss from the office. Two-thirds of respondents blamed the people they live with for their...
    Three in 10 employees don’t take a lunch break when working from home – according to new research. A survey of 2,000 Americans working from home found 29 percent don’t take any meal breaks during the workday. And six in 10 feel guilty for taking any kind of break during work hours. SWNS Conducted by OnePoll on behalf of Freshly, the study also probed workers’ productivity concerns, as well as the new hats they’ve begun to wear within their households. Sixty-six percent of respondents agree, now that they’re working from home full-time, they’re constantly worried about their productivity. This is probably because, in addition to work responsibilities, workers also contend with three distractions from their partner on a typical day...
    Three in 10 employees don’t take a lunch break when working from home – according to new research. A survey of 2,000 Americans working from home found 29 percent don’t take any meal breaks during the workday. And six in 10 feel guilty for taking any kind of break during work hours. SWNS Conducted by OnePoll on behalf of Freshly, the study also probed workers’ productivity concerns, as well as the new hats they’ve begun to wear within their households. Sixty-six percent of respondents agree, now that they’re working from home full-time, they’re constantly worried about their productivity. This is probably because, in addition to work responsibilities, workers also contend with three distractions from their partner on a typical day...
    STAFF members of a local council in London have been banned from smoking at their desk – even while they are working from their own home. Hammersmith and Fulham council told staff who work from home any part of their house they use for working will "be required to be smoke-free". 3Hammersmith and Fulham council has banned workers from smoking at their desks - even at home The move has been heavily criticised by campaigners who believe it is a “moral crusade” which “wages a war on choice and personal freedom”. The directive was issued as part of a bi-borough health and safety guidance with Royal Kensington and Chelsea borough. In February this year, however, Kensington and Chelsea nullified...
    THIS week, a strange feeling came over me. Whether it’s all this talk of back to school or the whiff of a passing Pret baguette, who knows, but I realised that I missed going into an office. 2Our columnist Kate Wills on her surprising nostalgia for having a desk jobCredit: Lancton This is not a statement I ever thought I’d make. I’ve been WFH since most people thought it was a euphemism for “can’t be arsed to come in” (not entirely inaccurate in my case). When I left my last desk job many years ago, I would sing the praises of a permanent “OOO”. I’d watch commuters pass my window in the morning (when I’d normally still be in bed)...
    Long hours, extra work and the feeling of having to ‘always be on’ are making people experience career burnout by an early age of 32, a new survey reveals. Approximately 59 percent of the respondents blamed it on working long of hours, noting the increase started when they transitioned to remote employment due to coronavirus lockdowns – some have worked an extra 59 hours in five months. Other responses include not taking enough days off, pressure to complete more tasks and just under half of the participants dealing with burnout have quit their job because of the exhaustion. However, the survey found that those who fall in Generation Z are already worn down because of the ‘always on’ work culture....
    THREE in 10 employees don’t take a lunch break when working from home – according to new research. A survey of 2,000 Americans working from home found 29 percent don’t take any meal breaks during the workday. 3Three in 10 employees don't take a lunch breakCredit: Getty Images - Getty And six in 10 feel guilty for taking any kind of break during work hours. Conducted by OnePoll on behalf of Freshly, the study also probed workers’ productivity concerns, as well as the new hats they’ve begun to wear within their households. Sixty-six percent of respondents agree, now that they’re working from home full-time, they’re constantly worried about their productivity. This is probably because, in addition to work responsibilities, workers...
    LOS ANGELES (KABC) -- For the past six months, parents have been the ones learning that home schooling can be extremely tough, even with the easiest of children. But the key may be trying different approaches, until you find the one that can inspire and help even the most challenging of kids to want learn.Tunisia Offray gets her daughter Koree ready for her second week of second grade. While it starts without snags, technology glitches tangle things up."I don't know what we are supposed to be doing, but we are supposed to be doing something," said Offray.Koree is quiet and attentive when she starts her classes, but by mid-morning, the 7-year-old is like so many elementary students: distracted and disengaged.Tunisia's...
    LOS ANGELES (KABC) -- For the past six months, parents have been the ones learning that home schooling can be extremely tough, even with the easiest of children. But the key may be trying different approaches, until you find the one that can inspire and help even the most challenging of kids to want learn.Tunisia Offray gets her daughter Koree ready for her second week of second grade. While it starts without snags, technology glitches tangle things up."I don't know what we are supposed to be doing, but we are supposed to be doing something," said Offray.Koree is quiet and attentive when she starts her classes, but by mid-morning, the 7-year-old is like so many elementary students: distracted and disengaged.Tunisia's...
    LOS ANGELES (KABC) -- For the past six months, parents have been the ones learning that home schooling can be extremely tough, even with the easiest of children. But the key may be trying different approaches, until you find the one that can inspire and help even the most challenging of kids to want learn.Tunisia Offray gets her daughter Koree ready for her second week of second grade. While it starts without snags, technology glitches tangle things up."I don't know what we are supposed to be doing, but we are supposed to be doing something," said Offray.Koree is quiet and attentive when she starts her classes, but by mid-morning, this seven year old is like so many elementary students: distracted...
    BRITS are being offered the chance to work from home — on a beach in Barbados. The Caribbean island, where the temperature is usually around 30C (86F), hopes to attract folk with a year-long working visa. ⚠️ Read our coronavirus live blog for the latest news & updates 5Brits are being offered the chance to work from a sunbed in BarbadosCredit: Alamy 5The Caribbean island launched a year-long working visa to attract remote workers to its idyllic beachesCredit: Alamy Adverts on Instagram boast: “Barbados offers you the backdrop of idyllic beaches, tropical landscape and work-life balance. "And, you’ll still be earning your global salary. "Barbados has a stable economy, good healthcare facilities, world class education and reliable...
    The coronavirus will likely leave a permanent mark on the world’s largest asset management company, and CEO Larry Fink isn’t thrilled about it. “I don’t believe BlackRock will be ever 100 percent back in office,” the New York company’s billionaire chairman and chief executive revealed on Thursday. “I actually believe maybe 60 percent or 70 percent, and maybe that is a rotation.” Fink, made the remarks during a virtual appearance at the Morningstar Investment Conference on Thursday morning. And while he was blunt about the realities of a post-COVID workplace, he warned that having more than a quarter of his employees managing the firm’s $7.4 trillion in assets from their basements and bedrooms could have a deleterious effect on...
    The coronavirus will likely leave a permanent mark on the world’s largest asset management company, and CEO Larry Fink isn’t thrilled about it. “I don’t believe BlackRock will be ever 100 percent back in office,” the New York company’s billionaire chairman and chief executive revealed on Thursday. “I actually believe maybe 60 percent or 70 percent, and maybe that is a rotation.” Fink, made the remarks during a virtual appearance at the Morningstar Investment Conference on Thursday morning. And while he was blunt about the realities of a post-COVID workplace, he warned that having more than a quarter of his employees managing the firm’s $7.4 trillion in assets from their basements and bedrooms could have a deleterious effect on the...
    We’re calling it: 2020 is the year of the “pivot.”   The coronavirus has forced — or, maybe inspired? — us to judiciously reconsider everything from where we live to what we value most in our homes. Amid shutdowns and evolving safety guidelines, businesses have swiftly adopted new business models, selling subscription boxes and going virtual to stay connected with customers during These Unprecedented Times. We’ve also become more thoughtful neighbors and enthusiastic cheerleaders of our local businesses. As we all try to understand and embrace “a new normal,” many of us are pondering a career change. Millions of Americans have been laid off since the start of the pandemic, thrusting them into job searches for the first time in years. For others, it may be the momentum of change and the quest for self-fulfillment...
    Opinion: Big Ten got played by President Trump, and White House is eager to celebrate 6 Worst-Ever Foods for Your Skin Facebook is hiring a director of remote work as it plans for a more permanent shift to working from home © Provided by Business Insider Facebook's headquarters in Menlo Park, California. Elijah Nouvelage/Reuters Facebook is looking for a director of remote work as it plans for a more permanent shift to working from home.  The company is looking for someone to help it develop a long-term remote work plan and to lead Facebook's push "toward remote-first ways of working," according to a job posting for the role. Facebook employees will continue working from home until July 2021,...
    Bill Gates Sr., father of Microsoft co-founder, dies at 94 Why are Trader Joe’s employees so cheerful? Thousands of Amazon Shoppers Swear by This Pain-Relieving Cushion for Long Car Rides and Working From Home You don’t have to shell out big bucks or take on a time-consuming DIY project to give your work-from-home setup a major upgrade.  © Provided by People Amazon Amazon shoppers swear by the ComfiLife enhanced gel chair cushion for creating a comfortable home office and relieving back pain wherever they spend time sitting, like cars and airplanes. And for a limited time, Amazon has an exclusive markdown on the memory foam cushion, which is one of the retailer’s best-selling seat cushions and office products overall.  ...
    When you buy through our links, we may earn money from our affiliate partners. Learn more. I rented this Tory Sport polo as loungewear for working from home. Elisabeth Chambry/INSIDER I started a trial of Rent the Runway to up my office wardrobe game, but since I'm working from home right now, I decided to use my subscription to order cozy loungewear instead. You can get sweaters, tees, sweatpants, leggings, and even lounge-ish dresses through Rent the Runway. If you have a Rent the Runway subscription but you're stuck at home right now, there's still a way to make the most of it — even if no one else will see your outfits. More on Rent the...
    Many adults have had to adapt to the frustrations of working from home during the pandemic — and kids are being asked to do the same. But learning from home can be stressful for young people, and a viral photo posted by one Arizona mom captures what a lot of families are dealing with.  The photo, first shared on Twitter August 7 by writer Kara McDowell, shows her 5-year-old son lying across a chair, seemingly exasperated during a session of remote schooling.  "My Kindergartner on a 40 minute video call is a total mood," McDowell wrote in the caption — one that resonated with many. My Kindergartner on a 40 minute video call is a total mood. pic.twitter.com/WE2RHoFZhM— Kara McDowell...
    If you think that starting a job is stressful, imagine being responsible for onboarding a group of new hires just days after the COVID-19 shutdown began. “I had 19 people scheduled to start, and four business days to turn a five-day orientation into a virtual experience,” said Mackenzie Egan, a talent-development specialist at Holmdel, NJ-based hiring platform iCIMS. Not only that, but she also had to ensure that their computers were loaded with all of the right software, tools and credentials and delivered to their homes prior to their first day. “I was a little nervous about pulling it off,” said Egan. That’s no wonder, because the stakes are high. According to Jobvite’s 2019 Job Seeker Nation survey, almost one-third...
    President Donald Trump has praised JPMorgan Chase & Co for a plan to bring some senior managers back to its offices on September 21. 'Congratulations to JPMorgan Chase for ordering everyone BACK TO OFFICE on September 21st. Will always be better than working from home!' Trump said in a tweet on Friday. A source familiar with the matter told DailyMail.com on Thursday that JPMorgan's plan to bring sales and trading employees back to the office in late September was only directed at senior managers, contradicting earlier reports that all workers in those departments would be returning.  Trading chief Troy Rohrbaugh and Marc Badrichani, the bank's global head of sales and research, delivered the message in conference calls with senior managers...
    Even before the pandemic, Peloton was the clear leader in connected, at-home workout equipment. So it was really no surprise that when gyms closed down and people found themselves stuck inside, Peloton's sales surged. Along with the success of Peloton, a growing industry of semi-affordable personal exercise machines is changing the way we work out. After all, why risk going to a gym when you could bring one into your living room? This week on Gadget Lab, WIRED digital director Brian Barrett joins us to talk about Peloton and the future of gyms. Show NotesRead Lauren’s story about Peloton and the future of the home gym here.RecommendationsBrian recommends the Cromwell Trilogy by Hilary Mantel, starting with the novel Wolf...
    Jets-Bills Preview 17 Bible Verses to Remind You of Gods Constant Protection JPMorgan is requiring that its traders return to the office by September 21 after 6 months of working from home © Reuters JP Morgan Chase & Co sign outside headquarters in New York Reuters   JPMorgan will require its traders to return to their offices by September 21, The Wall Street Journal reported Thursday. CEO Jamie Dimon is already working out of the office. Executives said on a conference call that offices needed to reopen for the sake of team spirit and employee training. Bank reopening plans vary widely, with some pledging to wait until 2021 before requiring that employees head back into the office. Visit Business...
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    CAPE MAY COUNTY, N.J. (CBS) — It turns out the pandemic is lengthening the summer season down the shore, pushing it beyond Labor Day for some families. Labor Day is in the rear-view mirror but that doesn’t matter a bit based on the crowd on the beach in Wildwood Tuesday. Virtual learning and working from home has definitely extended the summer season — some people have booked places well into October. Class is well underway. Bobby and Guy Bollinger are on their Zooms, but the sixth and third graders from the Springfield, Delaware County School District are taking in life down the shore. Mom Lori Bollinger saw the chance to change things up. Since she works from home, and with...
    While Silicon Valley giants including Facebook, Google, and Twitter have extended their work-from-home policy into 2021 and beyond, Netflix is signaling a break from the pack, with CEO Reed Hastings saying that he doesn’t see “any positives” in allowing employees to continue to work remotely Reed Hastings made the comments in an interview with the Wall Street Journal, saying he would like employees to return to Netflix offices almost immediately after a coronavirus vaccine is approved. “No. I don’t see any positives,” Hastings said when asked about the benefits of working from home. “Not being able to get together in person, particularly internationally, is a pure negative. I’ve been super impressed at people’s sacrifices.” He added that remote work makes “debating...
    MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — School is just hours away for many Minnesota kids. For some that means buses and lockers, and for others it means laptops and living rooms. For the latter group, getting the kinks out of the distance learning technology is key. WCCO got some tips on getting your devices in top school form. Over the course of 2020, we’ve all had some moments while dealing with technology. Hopkins mom Danyika Leonard just had one of those moments. “We were just having a meeting with my son’s teacher and because my son did not charge it, in the middle of the meeting it cut off,” Leonard said. She plans to make sure devices charge overnight. But some issues are...
    Sixty-five percent of Americans working from home during the coronavirus pandemic are working longer hours than ever before, according to new research. The survey asked 2,000 Americans who are working from home about the changes in their routines and how they’ve been holding up during the COVID-19 outbreak. Nearly seven in 10 respondents said they’ve struggled to maintain a healthy work-life balance as they work from home in isolation. More Americans are stress-out from working from home. (iStock) Conducted by OnePoll on behalf of CBDistillery, the survey found 56% of respondents had been more stressed about work than ever before. This increased stress isn’t surprising, as 62% of respondents feel pressure from their company to be working beyond what is required of them...
    Just in time for Labor Day, Samsung is having Samsung Week on Amazon, which goes until September 6th. Samsung is discounting tons of tech, just in times for distance learning, or if you’re still looking to upgrade your work from home set up, or if you just want to upgrade your home entertainment, just because. To help you sift through the onslaught of deals, we’ve rounded up some of our favorite Samsung tech that’s on sale on Amazon now. Samsung 55-Inch Class Frame QLED TV: If you’re looking to upgrade your TV, you can’t go wrong with the Frame. It offers 4K definition, but the coolest thing about it is that it doesn’t look like a TV. It looks like...
    SAN FRANCISCO (CBS SF) — If the pandemic shutdown has you working from home in the Bay Area, you are probably saving thousands of dollars by not commuting and may save even more. A new survey ranks the Bay Area in the top 5 regions in the country when it comes to savings and says since switch to remote work last March, U.S. workers have more than $90 billion. Upwork, an online remote job site for workers and employers, did the survey and published the results in an article titled, ‘How the Shift to Remote Work has Impacted Commuting.’ The survey looked at 1000 workers, including about 300 who were working from home due to COVID-19 and another...
    NEW ROCHELLE, N.Y. (CBSNewYork) — With the new normal for schools set to begin soon, New York’s seventh largest city is dealing with a broadband bust. Just days before school was set to begin with teachers in the classroom and students at home, New Rochelle told parents it lacks the bandwidth to make that happen, CBS2’s Tony Aiello reported Thursday. MORE: Schools: The New Normal | Rush Is On To Bridge The Digital Divide In Tri-State Area Cities The district said it spent the summer improving broadband coverage in buildings so teachers could lead “significantly enhanced virtual learning” from the classroom. That plan blew up on Wednesday, when the district announced its broadband provider cannot supply the necessary bandwidth. As a...
    Sixty-five percent of Americans working from home during the coronavirus pandemic are working longer hours than ever before, according to new research. The survey asked 2,000 Americans who are working from home about the changes in their routines and how they’ve been holding up during the COVID-19 outbreak. 365 percent of Americans working from home during the coronavirus pandemic are working longer hours than ever beforeCredit: Getty Images - Getty Nearly seven in 10 respondents said they’ve struggled to maintain a healthy work-life balance as they work from home in isolation. Conducted by OnePoll on behalf of CBDistillery, the survey found 56 percent of respondents shared they’ve been more stressed about work than ever before. This increased stress isn’t surprising, as...
    MIAMI (CBSMiami) – The coronavirus pandemic has forced plenty of companies to go remote and sent employees scrambling to work from home. And while there are some good things about working from home, a new survey reveals that Floridians working from home spend an average of 1.9 hours a week trying to resolve tech issues. Software and media company Ezvid Wiki, surveyed 4,020 workers which revealed nearly 46% of Florida employees working remotely during the pandemic say their work is regularly disrupted by technology problems. 37% say they have regularly had to cut conference calls short because someone had poor internet. Two-thirds think employers should cover home internet costs. 1 in 5 admit they have sneakily tried using their neighbor’s WiFi....
    Sixty-five percent of Americans working from home during the coronavirus pandemic are working longer hours than ever before, according to new research. The survey asked 2,000 Americans who are working from home about the changes in their routines and how they’ve been holding up during the COVID-19 outbreak. SWNS Nearly seven in 10 respondents said they’ve struggled to maintain a healthy work-life balance as they work from home in isolation. Conducted by OnePoll on behalf of CBDistillery, the survey found 56 percent of respondents shared they’ve been more stressed about work than ever before. This increased stress isn’t surprising, as 62 percent of respondents feel pressure from their company to be working beyond what is required of them as they...
    Virginia looks to fill voids, repeat as Coastal champ The 8 Most Beloved Packaged Coffee Brands in America Nasdaq, S&P 500 close at record highs as big tech and working-from-home shares drive gains MARKET SNAPSHOT © AFP/Getty Images Major U.S. stock indexes closed higher Tuesday, ending near or above prior all-time records, as upbeat economic reports and dovish tones from the Fed helped feed the buying momentum on Wall Street. Load Error The ascent for stocks comes despite expectations for a seasonally challenging month for equities, following the best August returns in more than 30 years. How did stock benchmarks perform? The Dow Jones Industrial Average (DJIA) rose 215.61 points to end at 28,645.66, or 0.8% higher,...
    Report: Joe Mixon, Bengals agree to 4-year, $48M contract extension 23 Amazing Things You Didnt Know About Your Heart Nasdaq, S&P 500 score new intraday highs as big tech and working-from-home shares drive gains MARKET SNAPSHOT © AFP/Getty Images U.S. stock indexes clambered toward record-high territory Tuesday afternoon, as upbeat economic reports helped to feed the buying momentum on Wall Street. The ascent for stocks comes even as investors enter what is expected to be a seasonally challenging month for equities, following the best August returns in more than 30 years. Load Error How are stock benchmarks performing? The Dow Jones Industrial Average (DJIA) rose 132 points at 28,563, a 0.5% rise, reversing an opening slide; the S&P...
    During this COVID-19 pandemic, more parents are working from home, and now some kids are learning from home too.It's a situation that may be creating stress for families as they try to deal with the shift."Before the pandemic, when mom and dad were home, it meant mom and dad were available and it was family time. And this is a really challenging shift in the paradigm for kids to make - to think that now that mom and dad are home that they are now always available, and it's not always family time," said Dr. Emily Mudd with Cleveland Clinic Children's Hospital.Mudd is a child psychologist and has these tips for helping you balance working and learning from home. Set...
    How to increase the longevity of your wardrobe Jon Rahm won a PGA Tour event despite making a silly mistake that an amateur would make Are employees selfish if they continue to work from home? A critic of home working has branded people who don't want to go back to the office 'selfish' for denying young people face-to-face contact.  CEO of We Love Work, Paris Petgrave, south London, appeared on Good Morning Britain today alongside journalist Sally Jones, from Warwickshire, to discuss reports that nine out of ten people want to continue working away from the office.  Paris insisted that remote working will help local areas thrive, but Sally argued it could be unfair for 'unestablished' and young workers,...
    September 2019 and I am in a chic cafe when Brittany arrives. Long-limbed and athletic, her smile widens as she sees me. ‘Hey, love your dress,’ she says. At £30 an hour I’d expect no less. For Brittany, 23, is the ‘friend’ I have rented from a company called Rent-A-Friend. Founded by an entrepreneur who had seen the concept take off in Japan, and now operating in dozens of countries including the UK, its website has more than 620,000 platonic friends for hire. As we chat, at times I forget I am paying for Brittany’s company. But just as the meter on our encounter begins to run out, she ramps up the charm. Smile perma-fixed, banter upped, she gamely joins...
    Do the same rules apply about companies prohibiting workplace romances if the entire firm is now working remotely? Huh? Are you contemplating a remote romantic relationship? Aside from that poetic alliteration, I’m not sure what you mean. If your employer prohibits employees from engaging in romantic relationships, you understand that doesn’t mean that they are prohibiting romantic liaisons just inside the office building, right? So whether you work in different locations, be it office or home, their policy applies. I do think this pandemic will cause many employers to rethink some of their work rules, but unless and until your company says it is relaxing this policy then you follow your heart with the risk of losing your job....
    PARENTS who continue to work from home once their kids go back to school are facing physical and mental health scars that could last a lifetime, experts have warned. PM Boris Johnson is urging all people to return to their workplace to boost Britain’s ailing economy. 6Working from home alone can lead to stress and depressionCredit: Shutterstock 6Chats by the office watercooler are actually good for youCredit: Getty Images - Getty 6Parents who continue working from home once kids go back to school face physical and mental health scarsCredit: Alamy And as The Sun on ­Sunday ­continues its Save Our Cities ­campaign, the true cost for those working from home could be far greater than many people realise. Finance experts...
    College classes kick off with COVID-19 warnings, Plexiglas Peach recall expanded due to possible salmonella contamination, 78 sickened Transfer VHS Tapes, Film, and Photos to Digital Ad Microsoft Motley Fool Issues Rare “All In” Buy Alert Ad Microsoft 20+ Gadgets We Bet You Haven't Seen Yet Ad Microsoft Full screen 1/17 SLIDES © Joey Hadden/Business Insider I'm a reporter who's going to be working from my Brooklyn apartment for at least the next 6 months. Here's exactly how...
    Working from home has its merits. Think indoor attire, no distracting coworkers or long commutes. But working where you live, as many Americans now are because of the coronavirus, appears to be more beneficial to men than women.  Nearly twice as many men as women — 57% compared to 29% — say that working from home has positively affected their careers, according to a recent study from Qualtrics, a survey company, and the Boardlist, an organization that connects candidates with global board opportunities.  Male workers report being more productive while working from home, too: 70% of them say their productivity has increased since the start of the pandemic, compared to 41% of women who say they've seen similar improvements. Get...
    HOLLYWOOD -- Like the rest of America, the voice actors involved in the new Disney+ movie "Phineas and Ferb the Movie: Candace Against the Universe" had to do a quick pivot while they circumstances had them finishing up work on the project... at home."The challenge is that we actors are now learning how to be producers, audio engineers and technicians," said Alyson Stoner."Phineas and Ferb the Movie: Candace Against the Universe" was mostly finished when we all learned we needed to stay home. For some of the actors, it wasn't a tough turn."I am very grateful my husband is actually a composer in film and TV," said Ashley Tisdale. "We had everything to do all of that stuff!""When the lockdown...
    Airbnb said Wednesday its employees could choose to work remotely through the end of August 2021, even if some of its offices reopened as COVID-19 restrictions ease. The company said it would provide a $300 stipend for home office equipment, with an additional $200 to cover ergonomic equipment. Airbnb said its employees will also have the option to temporarily relocate to states and countries where the company is set up to support them. US guests were increasingly using its platform to support remote working and temporary relocations, Airbnb said. The volume of reviews by US guests mentioning “remote working” or “work remotely” since the start of the pandemic has nearly tripled from the same period last year, according to...
    Airbnb stated Wednesday its workers might select to work remotely by the top of August 2021, even when a few of its places of work reopened as COVID-19 restrictions ease. The corporate stated it could present a $300 stipend for dwelling workplace gear, with a further $200 to cowl ergonomic gear. Airbnb stated its workers may also have the choice to quickly relocate to states and nations the place the corporate is ready as much as help them. US friends had been more and more utilizing its platform to help distant working and momentary relocations, Airbnb stated. The amount of opinions by US friends mentioning “distant working” or “work remotely” for the reason that begin of the pandemic has...
    BARRINGTON, Ill., (WLS) -- Time ticked away as a new school year at Barrington High School began with quiet empty hallways, but not empty classrooms.All remote learning at District 220 means students stay home, but healthy teachers are required to teach from their own classrooms."I think the environment is critical even in a virtual setting," said Superintendent Brian Harris.It's definitely critical for teachers that require hands on materials like human biology teacher Caroline Milne."I can quickly run to my prep rom and gather my dissection materials, it's all here for me, it's been nice to be in the classroom," Milne said.Having access to clay and books has been helpful for ceramics instructor Jason Burke.Burke teaches five classes via Zoom. He...
    DENVER (CBS4)– With more people working from home and spending more time at home due to the coronavirus pandemic, state health experts are urging Coloradans to test their homes for radon. (credit: CBS) The Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment (CDPHE) is recommending that residents test their homes for the potentially dangerous gas. You can’t see or smell radon. It’s the second-leading cause of lung cancer behind tobacco in the United States. Some 500 lung cancer deaths in Colorado each year are blamed on radon. (credit: CBS) The CDPHE says half of all homes have radon levels higher than recommended by the EPA. Radon comes naturally from the Earth. You can test at home yourself with a radon testing...
    From busing to on-site counselors and nurses, Minnesota private schools won’t get the same state-funded services they’re accustomed to this fall as long as public school districts are in distance learning. State law requires districts to offer nearby private schools a variety of student support services at the “same” level as they provide their own students. But with many districts starting the school year with students still at home, “same” can mean remote service or none at all. St. Paul Superintendent Joe Gothard informed the city’s private school leaders Tuesday that nurses and counselors, as well as special-education and services tied to poverty, would be provided “virtually,” even as most local private schools resume in-person classes. “We know this decision...
    If you’re used to working in an office full of coworkers, but are now forced to labor from home, you may be feeling that things are a little quiet — too quiet. The solution might be to listen to whatever music, talk, or other background audio can keep your spirits up and your attention focused. You may be listening to the same music or podcasts that you listened to through your headphones in the office. Or you may have decided you need something completely different to get you through your work-at-home days. We polled the staff of The News Brig to find out what what they are listening to during working hours, be it a podcast, an album, a...
    As for the Pro Click mouse, Razer worked with ergonomic device maker Humanscale to make it comfortable for all-day use. It’s designed to keep your wrist at a neutral 30-degree angle to minimize the risk of developing conditions such as tendonitis and carpal tunnel syndrome. Its palm, thumb and pinky supports should also help support your hand and reduce strain. Razer The $100 Pro Click has eight programmable buttons, and multi-host Bluetooth c onnectivity for four devices. Razer says the battery should run for over 400 hours on a single charge, and that the mouse will be durable for up to 50 million clicks. The Productivity Suite also includes a Pro Glide surface (aka a mouse pad), which has a...
    A few months ago, our transition to working from home created a drastic lifestyle switch. My home was ill-prepared for it, to say the least. As we continue working from home, and kids begin schooling from home, we think it’s essential to try to optimize our new workspaces to stay productive, and comfortable. Because who knows how long this will go on for, it might be worth it to invest in that product you weren’t sure you needed at the beginning of this. To help create an ideal work environment, we’ve rounded up some of our favorite WFH products.   Sony WH-1000XM4 Noise Cancelling Headphones
    Those working from home during the coronavirus pandemic lose up to 15 minutes of productive time per day, new research shows. Productivity levels across Australia will fall by as much as three per cent, economic modelling by Philip Adams and Janine Dixon, from Victoria University, suggests. The findings come amid concerns strict COVID-19 rules, including Melbourne's draconian Stage Four restrictions, are dragging down economic growth and wages.   By encouraging people to work from home, productivity was plummeting, the Australian Financial Review reported. Data suggested that initial productivity losses were between one and three per cent - which is between five and 15 minutes of an eight-hour workday (pictured, a woman working at home in Adelaide in April) The economists...
    Uninterested in staring on the cat litter field throughout Zoom conferences? Why not simply gaze upon the azure waters of the tropics as a substitute? At first of summer season, Web page Six reported that the Ritz had jumped to the rescue of 1-percenter dad and mom torn between sending their youngsters off to COVID-riddled camps and, effectively, spending the summer season with their youngsters — by launching “personal luxurious camps.” Now the St. Regis has made its personal bid for humanitarian reduction by permitting people to “make money working from home” from its five-star Punta Mita resort in Mexico. These toiling away of their cabanas will benefit from the full assist of the resort’s “tech crew” and “workplace...
    If I had to pick the most essential thing that has helped me get through this work from home daydream, it’d be my noise cancelling headphones by a long shot. I used to own the Sony WH-1000XM3’s, which are a great pair of headphones. Not only are they sleek, equipped with smart capabilities, they also sound excellent. Throughout my time using them, I only had one complaint: switching between Bluetooth devices was near impossible. Thankfully, Sony fixed that, and plenty more, in the newest generation of their top of the line noise cancellers.  The WH-1000XM4’s look almost identical to the 3’s, but there are a variety of small tweaks that help it stand out from its predecessor. The new headphones...
    Fisher-Price is giving your kids a chance to join in on the work-from-home trend with its new themed playsets. The ‘My Home Office Set,’ the ‘Baby Biceps Set,‘ and the ‘Cutest Chef Set,‘ were released just last week. The toy collection is inspired by “a number of actions that kids are seeing the adults in their lives do now more than ever,” the company said in a statement. Whether you’re working, cooking, or working out from home, your little ones can now follow right along. The ‘My Home Office’ eight-piece playset includes a pretend laptop, four fabric apps to attach to the computer screen, a wood smartphone, a headset, and a to-go coffee cup for kids to sip their favorite...
    One of the things I’ve benefited most from while working from home has been my tablet. Since school is about to start, I’d bet it will be great for students too.Not only are tablets portable, they are great for reading on, some for writing on, and doing everything else you might do on your laptop, just in a more portable, oftentimes easier to use format. To help you pick out the right tablet for your needs, we’ve rounded up some of the best options out there. FOR A CLASSIC CHOICEiPad
    SAN FRANCISCO (KGO) -- If you've been working from home during the COVID-19 pandemic, now your kid can match your setup.Fisher-Price is releasing a home office playset, designed for toddler-age children.RELATED: Coronavirus impact: Lessons learned from working at home during COVID-19 pandemicIt includes a fake laptop, a headset, a wooden smartphone and a to-go cup for their midday pick-me-up.The brand has released several other cooking at home and "staycation" inspired sets.There's also the "baby biceps" set so your infant can join in your at-home workout.VIDEO: Is your company spying on you? Digital surveillance tools track your productivity when working from homeEMBED More News Videos With millions now working from home, some companies are considering digital surveillance tools to make sure...
    When you buy through our links, we may earn money from our affiliate partners. Learn more. Grokker As more people adjust to working from home, those looking to break a sweat can also bring their fitness routines home via workout videos and routines that mimic the fitness studio experience.  Workout videos provide an excellent resource for establishing a new fitness routine, reducing stress, and release endorphins during an otherwise sedentary and anxiety-provoking time.  Below, we've profiled six different apps and video series that are appealing to different workout types, skill levels, and help replicate the in-studio fitness experience. Fitness classes are beloved by many, and for good reason. Be it the collective nature and sense of...
    Smart notebooks bring the age-old pen and paper notebook into the 21st century. With them, you can transcribe written notes, organize and tag your pages, and even save audio recordings with your notes. Here, we’ll break down what kind of notebooks are on the market, and who they’re best suited for.NEWSLETTERSThe Scouted NewsletterProduct recommendations that'll make your life better and tips to help you shop smarter.SubscribeBy Clicking "Subscribe" you agree to have read the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy
    This article is reprinted by permission from NerdWallet. Months into working from home, it’s time to check in with yourself. How is your work-life balance? Have you figured out when and how you work best? And when did you last shower? As work and home life meld, it’s difficult to maintain boundaries, stay productive and take care of your mental health amid the pandemic. Since work from home orders are likely to stick around for those lucky enough to do their jobs away from their workplace, now is a good opportunity to professionalize your work habits and find a sustainable setup for the coming months. Know yourself and work accordingly You may instinctively know when you’re at your peak performance...
    Since we began forcing electricity into cables and cords in the late 1880s, a lot has changed in how and why we use them — except for one thing that’s remained static: We still have to use them. And our collections of tech devices — whether gaming accessories, bespoke speakers, streaming paraphernalia, or portable batteries — seem to just keep growing. On the daily, I charge my phone, an e-reader, two sets of wireless headphones, a mobile battery, and a laptop. With all that comes a nest of cords that really soured that at-home mood I was trying to cultivate. So I set out to manage my cords and it’s really much easier —and affordable — than I first thought....
    Lead was poisoning the water in Flint, Mich. Dr. Mona Hanna-Attisha put her reputation on the line to prove it. 100+ discounts available only to seniors Fisher-Price launches pandemic-themed toys, like a work-from-home play set, as millions of American parents continue to work remotely © Provided by Business Insider Fisher-Price is launching a "My Home Office" play set for $24.99. Fisher-Price Fisher-Price is launching a new collection of toys designed for kids whose parents are spending more time at home due to the pandemic.  The collection includes play sets promoting remote work, at-home fitness, and "staycations" — or vacations spent at home. About half of employed Americans reported always working from home in May, according to a Gallup...
    If you're wondering what's the best time to get your go-to drink at Starbucks to beat the long lines, you might have to work around the schedule of those working from home.In a report published by Business Insider, the coffee chain says it has seen a major shift in peak times now that more people are working remotely.Those who typically go on an early morning coffee run before work are now going later in the morning, after 9:00 a.m.There's also another peak around 2:00 p.m., according to the report.Last month, Starbucks announced its restructuring plans as it responds to changing customer demands during the pandemic.More than 400 locations will close, but more locations will have curbside pick-up, drive-thru, and mobile-only...
    PITTSBURGH (KDKA) – Are you one of the millions of Americans working from home right now? Turns out, Pittsburgh is one of the top cities in the country for remote workers. A new report from FianceBuzz ranked the Steel City seventh of out 25. The report ranked cities on factors like cost of living, Wi-Fi speed, delivery options, parks, affordable housing and proximity to a major airport. Philadelphia also made the list, coming in at number four. Kansas City, Milwaukee and Lubbock, Texas ranked in the top three best places for working from home. FinanceBuzz says a survey found that more than one-quarter of Americans are considering a move because of COVID-19.
    Ashlie D. Stevens August 9, 2020 3:00PM (UTC) Salon spoke to one mental health expert about how to deal with the increased anxiety as work and home life blend It would happen occasionally even before the pandemic: I'd be putting away dishes after dinner on Sunday night, and my stomach would gradually drop and tighten, and my breathing would become just a little more shallow. In the quiet kitchen, my mind had the opportunity to wander to the next morning's projected unanswered email count and upcoming deadlines. If it was a particularly bad evening, there might be some light spiraling into panic ("What if I never have another story idea again?!"), but usually it's just a few sleepless hours...
    Igor Derysh August 8, 2020 2:00PM (UTC) A new study finds that employees are working longer hours since the shift to remote work amid the coronavirus pandemic began, even as companies across the country have cut wages. The average work day is now 48.5 minutes longer, meaning employees are at work an average of four hours more per week, according to a study of 3.1 million workers by researchers at Harvard and New York University published by the National Bureau of Economic Research. Some cities, like Chicago and Los Angeles, have seen their average work day decrease since its peak in the spring, but longer hours remain the status quo in cities like New York, San Jose, and many European...
    The 2020 27-inch iMac.Todd Haselton | CNBC I've been toying around with Apple's new 27-inch iMac, which was announced earlier this week and starts at $1,799. Apple bumped up a bunch of the hardware inside, but also focused on a few things that I think are really important for people and families who are stuck working at home during quarantine.  It has a new sharper camera, improved speaker quality (although the same physical speakers as last year's model), a TrueTone display that's more comfortable to look at in different lighting conditions and new 10th-generation Intel processors, which makes it feel super-fast compared with Mac laptops. Sure, it looks the same as the 27-inch 5K iMac from 2014, so Apple could...
    A record number of people from the country's largest metropolitan areas, including New York City, Los Angeles and San Francisco, are flocking to smaller, more affordable cities amid the coronavirus pandemic, new data reveals.  A recent report by real estate company Redfin shows 27.4 per cent of website users were looking to move to smaller metro areas in the second quarter of 2020, with the top five destinations being Phoenix, Sacramento, Las Vegas, Austin and Atlanta. The migration analysis was based on a sample of more than 1million Redfin users who searched for homes across 87 metro regions in the country between April and June. Users must have viewed at least 10 homes in a particular region and 80 per cent...
    Washington (CNN)For the many people working remotely during the pandemic, next year's tax season could get complicated if they're sheltering in place in a different state.That's because some states tax income earned there even if the person primarily resides and works in a different state. For example, if you live in Virginia but are working remotely from a family home in New York this summer, you may have to pay income tax to both states.But it all depends on where you are relocating. In some places, workers could owe taxes to their temporary state after just one day of work. Other places would tax only after a 30-day stay. Often, a taxpayer gets a credit from their home state for...
    SAN FRANCISCO (KGO) -- The mass shift to working from home has been just one of the ways the coronavirus pandemic has changed our lives. But after weeks of the staring at the same wall or office picture frames in your home work station, you may be craving a change of scenery.RELATED: Building a Better Bay Area: The Housing ShiftOne website, WindowSwap, lets you transport yourself to see the view from other living rooms and houses around the world, all while you're cooped up at home.The site's randomized webcam generator takes you to dozens of different locations. You can travel to a canal boat in Amsterdam, a quiet pasture in the German countryside, or a modern apartment bedroom right underneath...
    Former UFC champion Renan Barao signs with Taura MMA 10 American Boom Towns that Became Ghost Towns LOreal USA is requiring employees to hand over their medical history to continue working from home — and it could be a sign of whats to come © Pascal Le Segretain/Getty Images Pascal Le Segretain/Getty Images L'Oréal US employees who want to work from home are being required to give the company access to their medical history, two current L'Oreal employees confirmed. Beauty watchdog Instagram account esteelaundry shared a photo of the form employees must sign that releases "information regarding any physical or mental limitation(s)" that could affect their ability to "safely perform work" during the pandemic. According to Helen Rella,...
    (CNN) — As coronavirus continues to spread across the United States, companies are coming to terms with a future of work that doesn’t look anything like it did before — and many are revisiting their plans to go back to the office. Some employees won’t return to their offices until at least 2021, while others might not ever see their office again. Twitter got the ball rolling in mid-May when it announced that some of its employees could permanently work from home. And just last week, Google announced that its employees will work from home until 2021. “I hope this will offer the flexibility you need to balance work with taking care of yourselves and your loved ones over the...
    (CNN) — As coronavirus continues to spread across the United States, companies are coming to terms with a future of work that doesn’t look anything like it did before — and many are revisiting their plans to go back to the office. Some employees won’t return to their offices until at least 2021, while others might not ever see their office again. Twitter got the ball rolling in mid-May when it announced that some of its employees could permanently work from home. And just last week, Google announced that its employees will work from home until 2021. “I hope this will offer the flexibility you need to balance work with taking care of yourselves and your loved ones over the...
    New York (CNN)As coronavirus continues to spread across the United States, companies are coming to terms with a future of work that doesn't look anything like it did before -- and many are revisiting their plans to go back to the office.Some employees won't return to their offices until at least 2021, while others might not ever see their office again. Twitter got the ball rolling in mid-May when it announced that some of its employees could permanently work from home. And just last week, Google announced that its employees will work from home until 2021. "I hope this will offer the flexibility you need to balance work with taking care of yourselves and your loved ones over the next...
    iStock Sitting all day, working at a desk, or leaning over a computer screen can cause all kinds of aches and pains.  Proper stretching, especially your back, neck, hips, and shoulders, can help.  Doctors, physical therapists, and chiropractors are using the social media app TikTok to share some of the most effective home exercises to relieve back pain.  If you have had surgery or a serious injury, consult your doctor about these exercises. Visit Insider's homepage for more stories. Months into coronavirus lockdowns, with many people working from home offices and hunched over laptops all day, back and neck pain is at an all-time high, surveys have found. But, given the pandemic, enrolling in physical therapy or...
    Sam Eggington, Ted Cheeseman, undercard all pass weigh-in for Fight Camp 1 The House Just Passed A Massive Child Care Rescue Transition From Work-at-Home Novice to Pro Months into working from home, it’s time to check in with yourself. How is your work-life balance? Have you figured out when and how you work best? And when did you last shower? © Getty Images Track how you use your time for a week to learn when you work best. As work and home life meld, it’s difficult to maintain boundaries, stay productive and take care of your mental health amid the pandemic. Load Error Since work from home orders are likely to stick around for those lucky enough to...