This stirring Zoom version of ‘Lion Sleeps Tonight’ by Arcadia kids is sure to lift your spirits

Music can be a huge pick-me-up. Anyone watching the video of “The Lion Sleeps Tonight” made virtually by 61 members of the Arcadia Unified School District middle school choir, would almost certainly have their spirits lifted. It’s that heartfelt. It comes at a time when the coronavirus pandemic has reduced students to distance learning. That might be a bummer, but this video is super cool, students in the district said. “I thought it was wonderful,” Veda Baliga, a student at Foothills Middle ...
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Accounting for Product Impact in the Consumer Finance Industry

A framework and method for measuring and monetizing product impact across industries, applying it to two competitors in the consumer finance space. [Author: by George Serafeim and Katie Trinh]
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National curriculum in England ‘systematically omits' Black British history

The Black Curriculum report says England’s ‘white, Eurocentric curriculum’ fails to reflect UK society The national curriculum in England “systematically omits the contribution of black British history in favour of a dominant white, Eurocentric curriculum” which fails to reflect the UK’s multi-ethnic society, according to a new report.It accuses the current history curriculum of dissociating Britain from a legacy that has oppressed black people in favour of a “romanticised, filtered legacy that ...
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Throngs take advantage of San Fernando Valley ‘super site’ for coronavirus tests

People wait in line at a COVID-19 testing site at San Fernando Recreation Park in San Fernando, Tuesday, November 24, 2020. (Photo by Hans Gutknecht, Los Angeles Daily News/SCNG) People wait in line at a COVID-19 testing site at San Fernando Recreation Park in San Fernando, Tuesday, November 24, 2020. (Photo by Hans Gutknecht, Los Angeles Daily News/SCNG) Sound The gallery will resume in seconds Gabriella Quigley, Sherman Oaks, waits in line at a COVID-19 testing site at San F...
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Black Lives Matter L.A. urges Biden not to select Garcetti for cabinet

By ERIC HEINZ, City News Service Members of the Los Angeles chapter of Black Lives Matter protested on Tuesday, Nov. 24, in front of the official mayoral residence in Windsor Square, saying Mayor Eric Garcetti should not be picked for a cabinet position in President-elect Joe Biden’s administration. Garcetti, who was a co-chair of the Biden-Harris campaign, has repeatedly said he is not seeking a cabinet position at this time, and his political team has told City News Service since Election Day ...
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We need more doctors. International medical schools can provide them.

COVID-19 has revealed once again how short our nation is of doctors. Early in the pandemic, several governors called on retired physicians to return to the workforce. Medical schools allowed students to graduate ahead of schedule and begin working and training in hospitals. States loosened licensing restrictions to allow physicians from other locales to practice […] Find jobs at Careers by Search thousands of physician, PA, NP, and CRNA jobs now. Learn more.
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As edtech grows cash rich, some lessons for early stage

Last week, Udemy, an online learning marketplace, raised $50 million at a $3.32 billion valuation, up from a $2 billion valuation earlier this year. Language learning app Duolingo raised $35 million on a $2.4 billion valuation, up from a $1.65 valuation from earlier this year. The valuation bumps for both Duolingo and Udemy underscore just how much investor confidence there is in edtech’s remote learning boom. Today, let’s examine some lessons early-stage startups can learn from late-stage edtec...
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Laying the Foundation: 7 Fundamental Skills You’ll Need to Pass the CPA Exam

One of the biggest challenges a candidate faces when taking the CPA exam is being able to switch gears as they move through the various tests. With the multiple-choice section, for example, the... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
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The Polygraph: The Proto-Photocopy Machine Machine Invented in 1803 That Changed Thomas Jefferson’s Life Today we associate the word polygraph mainly with the devices we call “lie detectors.” The unhidden Greek terms from which it originates simply mean “multiple writing,” which seems apt enough in light of all those movie interrogation scenes with their juddering parallel needles. But the first “polygraph machine” meriting the name long predates such cinematic clichés, and indeed cinema itself. Patented in 1803 by an Englishman named John Isaac H...
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As a Black Friday deal, you can get free and full access to Yale's wildly popular online class, The Science of Well-Being

When you buy through our links, we may earn money from our affiliate partners. Learn more. Alyssa Powell/Business Insider was turned into an equally successful online version called The Science of Well-Being, which teaches you how to be happy. It's one of the Insider Reviews Team's most recommended online courses.While you could always audit the class for free, Coursera's Black Friday deal gives you full access to the course for free. It lets you get grades and a certificate of complet...
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Industries like healthcare, tech, and education are poised to add a lot of high-paying jobs in the next decade. We found how to break into those fields.

Software developer is one of the best jobs of the future. Maskot/Getty Images Business Insider recently found 30 high-paying jobs that were poised for strong growth based on employment projections for between 2019 and 2029 and median wages in 2019. The occupations at the top of our list fall into five main industries, all of which require different education, certifications, and skills. We took an in-depth look at the various paths to getting into these industries, according to career expe...
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29 Perfect Gifts for Best Friends That They Will Absolutely Love

Holiday gifts for your best friend, BFF, or bestie!
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Hear Legendary BBC Composer Delia Derbyshire’s Electronic Version of Bach’s “Air on a G String” When the warm, warbly, slightly-out-of-tune sounds of the early Moog synthesizer met the delicate figures of Bach’s concertos, suites, preludes, fugues, and airs in Wendy Carlos’ 1968 Switched-on Bach, the result reinvigorated popular interest in classical music and helped launch the careers of seventies Moog synthesists like composer of instrumental hit “Popcorn,” Gershon Kingsley; occultist and composer of TV themes and jingles, Mort Garson; ...
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The Eden Project Built a Rainforest Ecosystem Inside Buckminster Fuller-Inspired Geodesic Domes Buckminster Fuller had a difficult time as an inventor in his early years. “Having been expelled from Harvard for irresponsible conduct,” notes The Guardian, “he struggled to find a job and provide a living for his young family in his early 30s.” Despite later successes, and a later reputation as legendary as Nikola Tesla’s, he was often, like Tesla, seen by critics as a utopian visionary, whose visions were too impractical to really change the...
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Kahoot drops $50M on Drops to add language learning to its gamified education stable

After raising $215 million from SoftBank to double down on the surge of interest in online learning, Kahoot has made an acquisition to expand the scope of subjects that it covers. The popular startup, which lets people build and share educational games, has picked up Drops, a startup that helps people learn languages by way of short picture- and word-based games. The plan is to integrate more Kahoot features into Drops’ apps, and to bring some of Drops’ content into the main Kahoot platform. ...
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Windows on The Wallis projects art of hope and joy in Beverly Hills

Rob Santoro, from left, Spencer Rudin and Spencer Mar Guilburt gather during a free drive-by art exhibition consisting of the work of more than 40 artists being projected on the windows of the Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts in Beverly Hills on Thursday, Nov 19, 2020. The City of Beverly Hills, TZ Projects and the Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts launch Visions in Light: Windows on The Wallis on Thursday. (Photo by Ed Crisostomo, Contributing Photographer) Peopl...
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City Council President Nury Martinez leads team giving away 500 turkeys to LA’s needy

Los Angeles City Council President Nury Martinez loads food into a vehicle during a drive through food giveaway. Martinez worked with local providers and partners to pass out as many as 500 Thanksgiving turkeys and two-weeks’ worth of groceries in 40 lb. boxes. Recipients were pre-selected low-income families during a drive through Thanksgiving giveaway outside her Sun Valley district office, Monday, November 23, 2020. (Photo by Hans Gutknecht, Los Angeles Daily News/SCNG) Workers load food ...
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