Tacoma Public Schools lays off more employees to cope with budget shortfall

Another five announced layoffs bring the total this year to 37 jobs. The district is also planning to cut another six positions, but they haven’t been announced yet.
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Women Receive Harsher Punishment at Work Than Men

Women caught in misconduct were 20 percent more likely to be fired and 30 percent less likely to find new employment in the financial services industry, reports new research by Mark Egan and colleagues. [Author: by Michael Blanding]
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3 Chic Winter Additions to Your Capsule Wardrobe

Plus, they'll keep you warm! Win-win! When your winters are cold, wet, and miserable, it is super tempting to live in the same comfy sweater + jeans + boots combo - trust me, been there done that. This is especially true when you're trying to dress professionally for work, and especially true if you're trying to live that capsule wardrobe life. Instead of packing your capsule wardrobe with cozy sweaters, warm pants, and cardigans, try mixing it up with a couple of the following items. Not only ...
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Don’t Self-Sabotage Your Own Christmas at (in)courage

Sisters, I’m going to admit something ugly here. This is a safe space, right? Lean in close so I don’t have to speak these words above a whisper: I have a love/hate relationship with Christmas. There, I said it. (Please don’t judge.) Since we’re being honest, can you relate to this feeling? It makes me feel like a bad person to harbor any ambivalence about a holiday celebrating the birth of Jesus Christ — the most important event in all of human history — so I’ve analyzed the source of those fe...
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How Emily Dickinson Writes A Poem: A Short Video Introduction

It became fashionable during the European Renaissance for poets to write what is called an ars poetica, a “meditation on poetry using the form and techniques of a poem.” The form follows Horace’s 19th century, B.C.E. Ars Poetica, in which the Roman writer recommends that poetry should both “instruct and delight.” Theories of poetry varied from one generation to the next, but the ars poetica persisted throughout modern literary history and into the modernism of Archibald Macleish, Ezra Po...
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The Revolutionary Title Sequences and Trailers Created by Pablo Ferro: Dr. Strangelove, A Clockwork Orange, Stop Making Sense, Bullitt & Other Films

Pablo Ferro, who died last month after more than 60 years in graphic design, had such an impact on cinema that we've all felt it at one time or another, despite the fact that he never directed a single feature himself. Rather, he made his mark with title sequences and trailers, each of them exuding no small amount of then-revolutionary and still difficult-to-imitate style. Having emigrated from Cuba to New York at the age of twelve, Ferro taught himself to animate before finding his firs...
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Roll Up Your Sleeves and Do the Hard Yards to Go Global

Three trailblazing Australian entrepreneurs — Samantha Wills, Emma Isaacs and Lizzy Abegg —  have built global businesses from the ground up.  Do they have something you don’t?  Highly unlikely.  What they discovered in their global journey is this: We just have to refuse to buy into the stories we tell ourselves about why we can’t, […]
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These Are the Chic Celebrity Outfits We're Copying This Finals Week

Whether you're dressing for taking an exam or a holiday party, this week's celeb street style round-up has you covered.Every week, I scour the web to find inspiring outfits on your favorite celebs and help you recreate their looks! This week, I was inspired by Hailey Baldwin, Lucy Hale, and Miley Cyrus. Read on to see how you can get their looks for yourself. Celebrity Look #1: Hailey Baldwin's Laid-Back Cool Hailey Bieber née Baldwin looked laid-back yet ultra cool in straight leg jeans, chun...
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Pristine Footage Lets You Revisit Life in Paris in the 1890s: Watch Footage Shot by the Lumière Brothers

Pioneering filmmakers Auguste and Louis Lumière, the inventors of the projected motion picture, held their first private screening in Paris in March of 1895. The streets of the French capital would go on to provide the brothers with plenty of life in motion for their new technology to capture in the years thereafter, and you can watch eight such real scenes compiled in the video above. With its startling clarity — and its more recently corrected motion and added sound — this selection of...
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Updated: Byju’s raises $540 million from Naspers and CPPIB

Update on Dec 17: Education startup Byju’s has raised $540 million in a round led by Naspers, with participation from Canada Pension Plan Investment Board (CPPIB), the company confirmed in a statement. Last week, multiple publications reported that the company had raised $400 million from... ...
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Student loan shake-up puts £12bn hole in public finances

National deficit increases after ONS says student loans count as government spendingPhilip Hammond is facing a £12bn hole in the public finances this year after changes to the way student loans are treated on the government’s books, reflecting that many will never be repaid.In a stroke of the pen from the Office for National Statistics, student loans will now be treated as part financial asset in the national accounts, because some will be repaid, while part will be classified as government expe...
Tags: Business, Politics, Money, Students, Education, Economics, UK News, Higher Education, Borrowing & debt, Economic policy, Student Finance, Philip Hammond, Office For National Statistics, Ons, Hammond

Byju’s targets global expansion for its digital education service after raising $540M

India-based educational startup Byju’s was widely reported to have raised a massive $400 million round and now the company is making things official. The ten-year-old company revealed today it has pulled in a total of $540 million from investors to go after international opportunities. The round is led by Naspers, the investment firm famous for backing Tencent that also includes educational firms Udemy, Codecademy and Brainly among its portfolio. The Canadian Pension Plan Investment Board (CP...
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A Short Video Introduction to Hilma af Klint, the Mystical Female Painter Who Helped Invent Abstract Art

It can be both a blessing and curse for an artist to toil at the behest of an influential patron. Financial support and powerful connections are among the obvious perks. Being hamstrung by someone else’s ego and timeframe are some of the less welcome realities on the flip side. Hilma af Klint, the subject of a high profile exhibition at the Guggenheim, does not fit the usual artist-patron mold. She made her paintings to suit a spirit named Amaliel, with whom she connected in a seance. Amali...
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