I’m a teacher in Florida and a caregiver to my 84-year-old father. My school district is making me choose between going back to work during the pandemic or losing my livelihood.

Tracey Hicks is in her mid-50s and has been a high school digital video technology teacher in Florida’s Palm Coast for almost 10 years. Her school district is requiring teachers to be back at work on August 12, before students return on August 24. There’s no mask mandate at the school, and no real plan […]

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New research shows that Amazon is still ‘leaps and bounds ahead’ in the cloud infrastructure market, but ‘formidable foes’ Microsoft and Google are ‘catching up’ (MSFT, AMZN, GOOG)

IT consulting firm Gartner just released its latest cloud infrastructure market share report. Amazon Web Services still led with 45% market share as of the end of 2019, while Microsoft and other challengers made modest gains. Amazon is “leaps and bounds ahead,” but Microsoft and Google are “formidable foes” and “catching up,” Gartner analyst Sid […]

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The best weighted blankets

Weighted blankets can provide an evenly distributed amount of pressure and steady sensory input that help ease anxiety and stress, allowing you to sleep better. Our top pick is the Gravity Blanket because it’s a premium-grade, therapeutic weighted blanket that can help improve sleep and reduce anxiety. Read more: The best comforters for your bed […]

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The last remaining Blockbuster on earth will be listed on Airbnb for a limited time in September at just $4 per night. Here’s what it looks like inside.

The last remaining Blockbuster in the world is teaming with Airbnb to offer $4 one-night stays over three days next month. Though availability is extremely limited, bookings will be open to the public beginning on August 17. “Over the past few months, we’ve been missing the regular visits from friends, neighbors, and tourists from around […]

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MAKING IT AS A FREELANCER: Every tip, trick, and guide you’ll need to get started, build a successful business, and handle the ups and downs of being a freelancer

Freelancing has quickly become a popular career option, with many people turning to the passion-fueled, work-from-home lifestyle. But with a unique career comes a unique set of tasks, such as filing business taxes, getting referrals, and working through lean periods. Luckily, there’s no dearth of advice from those who are freelancing. Business Insider regularly interviews […]

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The best baby carriers

A good baby carrier is designed with both you and your baby’s ergonomic needs in mind. We did the research and testing to find the best baby carriers for comfort, newborns, hiking, and more. The Ergobaby Omni 360 All-in-One Carrier is our top choice because it’s adaptable, comfortable, and very easy to use. While the […]

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US investors should seek global opportunities like UK stocks as the dollar weakens, says a UBS wealth-management head

Laura Kane, UBS head of investment themes Americas told Bloomberg on Tuesday that US investors wanting to position themselves well as the dollar weakens should look to global equities. Kane said “one of our preferred markets is the UK” because the companies are attractively valued. This is a contrast to European markets, which are heavy […]

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How Fredrik Eklund is expanding his bicoastal real estate team into a new market during a pandemic

Fredrik Eklund is the cofounder of Eklund Gomes, a prominent bicoastal team within high-ranking real estate brokerage Douglas Elliman. Despite the volatile real estate market brought on by the pandemic, Eklund is expanding his team to Orange County, California, and taking on two new heavy-hitting team members in the process. In an interview with Business […]

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