Healthcare providers pen open letter calling for schools in L.A. County to reopen

About 200 healthcare professionals throughout Los Angeles County have joined a growing chorus of voices calling for schools to reopen, saying that there are ways for students and staff to return to campus safely while stressing the physical, mental and emotional harm of keeping students out of school. In what they called an open letter to school district officials and teachers unions, the group of healthcare providers said on Thursday, Feb. 4, that the nearly yearlong school closures have result...
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4 Simple Ways to Look & Feel Better in 2021

If the stress of the last 12 months has left you looking and feeling like a shadow of your former self, then you are far from alone. Whether you have gradually let the pounds pile on, you have neglected your skincare routine, or you have forgotten what a fresh vegetable tastes like, it is never too late to make changes for the better.  Keep reading to discover four simple ways that you can turn yourself from merely surviving into thriving in 2021 and beyond.  1. Decide What You Want...
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On Beethoven and the Gifts of Silence

Writing in 1801, at the age of 30, Ludwig van Beethoven complained about his diminishing hearing: “from a distance I do not hear the high notes of the instruments and the singers’ voices.” As Arthur C. Brooks recounts in a 2019 op-ed, published in the Washington Post, Beethoven “raged” against his decline, insisting on performing, pounding pianos to ruin in a futile attempt to hear his own notes. By the age 45, he was completely deaf. He considered suicide, one friend reported, but was held bac...
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L.A. Councilman Joe Buscaino asks for options to sue LAUSD to reopen schools

Los Angeles City Councilman Joe Buscaino said Thursday, Feb. 4, that he will introduce a motion next week asking the city attorney to explore legal options for forcing the L.A. Unified School District to reopen its campuses for in-person learning, despite the continuing COVID-19 pandemic. “I stand with the 1,500 pediatricians in Southern California as well as the director of the (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention) who are calling for the safe reopening of our schools,” Buscaino said in ...
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LA County coronavirus stats keep dropping; new vaccine strategy to be unveiled next week

Los Angeles County Public Health officials are getting ready to unveil next week a comprehensive plan for vaccinating the next phase of residents, including teachers, public safety officers, emergency services workers and other essential employees. Meanwhile, the county was ready to swing open the gates at another vaccination center on Friday, Feb. 5 — a second mega-site in hard-hit Pomona. Across the board in recent weeks, the picture of the pandemic in L.A. County has been improving, with cont...
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Hautelinks: Black Fashion Designers of 2021, Instagram-Worthy Plants, TikTok Beauty Faves, & More

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9 online cybersecurity courses to help you jumpstart a career in information security or learn internet safety tips

When you buy through our links, we may earn money from our affiliate partners. Learn more. iStock; Gilbert Espinoza/Insider Cybersecurity knowledge is vital for everyone to have, whether they run a small business or want to transition into an information security career.It's also a rapidly growing field, with the US Bureau of Labor predicting a 31% growth in jobs within the next 10 years.Below are 9 online courses and programs (all with free options) that can provide a cybersecurity over...
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How we’re improving Meet’s performance on Chromebooks

Today, students everywhere are using computers more and more. Not only to complete schoolwork, but even to livestream their lessons.  And they’re using the same networks as their parents, guardians and siblings, putting heavy demand on bandwidth.No matter how today’s students are learning — at home, in a hybrid model or in school — they deserve a clear connection to educators and classmates. Making sure devices can handle video conferences all day while running various apps and software that req...
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Democratic lawmakers renew calls for Biden to cancel up to $50,000 of student debt

Caelan Stulken / EyeEm/ Getty Images A group of Democratic lawmakers reintroduced a resolution on Thursday to cancel up to $50,000 in student loan debt. The Democrats called for President Joe Biden to take executive action on the issue, which he has previously indicated is unlikely. Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer said canceling student debt is among the quickest ways for Biden to help the economy.  Visit the Business section of Insider for more stories. A group of Democratic lawmake...
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Class adds $30 million to its balance sheet for a Zoom-friendly edtech solution

Class, launched less than a year ago by Blackboard co-founder Michael Chasen, integrates exclusively with Zoom to offer a more customized classroom for students and teachers alike. The inaugural product, Class for Zoom, uses both management and instruction tools to bolster the video conferencing call experience. Formerly named ClassEDU, the startup announced today that it has added $30 million to its balance sheet, upping its total funding secured to $46 million. Raising that much pre-launch giv...
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How Giorgio Moroder & Donna Summer’s “I Feel Love” Created the “Blueprint for All Electronic Dance Music Today” (1977) House, trance, techno—any DJ playing a four-on-the-floor groove can drop Donna Summer and Giorgio Moroder’s “I Feel Love” into a set and instantly mesmerize the crowd. It has been happening since 1977. The disco hit doesn’t just hold up as a classic moment of nostalgia: it’s still one of the greatest dance tracks ever produced. “‘I Feel Love’ was and remains an astonishing achievement,” Jon Savage writes at The Guardian. “A futuristic record th...
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Life Lessons From 100-Year-Olds: Timeless Advice in a Short Film And therefore my opinion is, that when once forty years old we should consider our time of life as an age to which very few arrive; for seeing that men do not usually last so long, it is a sign that we are pretty well advanced; and since we have exceeded the bounds which make the true measure of life, we ought not to expect to go much further. —Michel de Montaigne After his retirement at age 38, renaissance essayist Michel de Montaigne devoted ...
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All 80 Issues of the Influential Zine Punk Planet Are Now Online & Ready for Download at the Internet Archive

Punk didn’t die, it evolved, since its inception in the 70s to the ethos of majorly influential figures like Kathleen Hanna and Ian MacKaye in the 90s, two of the most prominent faces of progressive DIY punk in the U.S. Then, as before, scenes came together around zines, sites of cultural recognition, dissemination, and recording for posterity in the archives of physical print. One zine critical to the socially conscious punk that emerged at the time, Punk Planet, has recently been digitized in...
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Class cancelled: how Covid school closures blocked routes out of poverty

Oxford University project reveals devastating impact on prospects for world’s poorest students, especially girlsCoronavirus – latest updatesRead more in the series: The return of extreme povertyIn the coffee-farming communities of the Peruvian Amazon, the classroom is a route out of poverty. Gabriela was studying civil engineering in a city an hour and a half from home when the Covid-19 pandemic struck.The 18-year-old, who is one of thousands of young people tracked since 2002 as part of the You...
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