Find a friend: LA Animal Services shelters are open anew, but by appointment only

As some in the community grappled with a need for emotional support and something positive in their lives since the pandemic quarantined people the past year, they turned to adopting an animal. To see how these pet parents were feeling about their new furry friends, the dog people at surveyed over 1,000 U.S.-based pet owners and recently published, “The Pandemic Pet Adoption Boom: What We’ve Learned, One Year Later” report. Related: Headed back to work with pandemic easing? Here’s ho...
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Headed back to work with pandemic easing? Here’s how to get over that pet-owner anxiety

Silvia Sanchez and daughter Arianna Pineda take care of Lexi, but will have less time at home for her now that the pandemic is easing. (Photo by Hans Gutknecht, Los Angeles Daily News/SCNG) Silvia Sanchez and daughter Arianna Pineda take care of Lexi, but will have less time at home for her now that the pandemic is easing. (Photo by Hans Gutknecht, Los Angeles Daily News/SCNG) Sound The gallery will resume in seconds Silvia Sanchez and daughter Arianna Pineda take care of Lexi...
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Board’s vote puts LAUSD on path to providing universal preschool by 2024

LAUSD School Board President Kelly Gonez launches a push for universal preschool in Los Angeles on Wednesday, April 14, 2021 with UTLA Vice President Julie Van Winkle and School Board Member Jackie Goldberg at LAUSD’s Arminta Early Education Center in North Hollywood on Wednesday, April 14, 2021. (Photo by Sarah Reingewirtz, Los Angeles Daily News/SCNG) Children return to a second day of preschool at LAUSD’s Arminta Early Education Center in North Hollywood where LAUSD School Board President ...
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LA City Council president urges equitable allocation of coronavirus relief funds

Los Angeles City Council President Nury Martinez introduced a motion on Wednesday, April 14, calling for the city to consider using the $1.35 billion it’s getting from the federal American Rescue Plan to help women, families, children and underserved communities. “We cannot simply balance the budget and return to business as usual,” she said in a statement. “This pandemic has highlighted systemic inequities throughout this city. We must use this budget and any future federal funding, to lift up ...
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The High Cost of the Slow COVID Vaccine Rollout

Aggressive investment in COVID-19 vaccine production earlier on could have saved lives and prevented $700 billion in global economic losses, says research by Scott Duke Kominers and colleagues. [Author: by Michael Blanding]
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Population Interference in Panel Experiments

In panel experiments, units are exposed to different interventions over time. This article introduces a unifying framework for studying panel experiments with population interference, in which a treatment assigned to one experimental unit affects another experimental unit's outcome. Findings have implications for fields as diverse as education, economics, and public health. [Author: by Iavor I. Bojinov, Kevin Wu Han, and Guillaume Basse]
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Deregulation, Market Power, and Prices: Evidence from the Electricity Sector

Efforts to deregulate the US electricity sector beginning in the 1990s included market-based prices and restructuring measures to introduce competition. This paper argues that electricity prices increased after deregulation because of the presence of market power. [Author: by Alexander MacKay and Ignacia Mercadal]
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How Inclusive Managers Create Glass-Shattering Organizations

Gender equity offers a new source of competitive advantage. In Glass Half-Broken, Colleen Ammerman and Boris Groysberg provide advice for companies working toward parity. [Author: by Kristen Senz]
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A Reverse Mortgage Leader’s Biggest Learned Lessons in Connecting with Financial Planners

While reverse mortgage professionals at-large view financial planners as ideal referral partners to generate new business, that does not always mean that the planners themselves will be receptive to reaching an accord with a reverse mortgage professional. Similarly to different approaches for different types of borrowers, reverse mortgage loan officers need to learn about the dynamics of what drives financial planners to make certain decisions on behalf of their clients, and this is where the be...
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Amira Learning raises $11M to put its AI-powered literacy tutor in post-COVID classrooms

School closures due to the pandemic have interrupted the learning processes of millions of kids, and without individual attention from teachers, reading skills in particular are taking a hit. Amira Learning aims to address this with an app that reads along with students, intelligently correcting errors in real time. Promising pilots and research mean the company is poised to go big as education changes, and it has raised $11 million to scale up with a new app and growing customer base. In classr...
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‘Terrible days ahead’: Afghan women fear the return of the Taliban

After 20 years of liberty, female education is once again threatened by hardline IslamistsOutside a college from which their mothers were banned, the women waited for friends finishing exams they fear will be some of the last they can take. “The Americans are leaving,” said Basireh Heydari, a Herat University student. “We have terrible days ahead with the Taliban. I’m worried they won’t let me leave the house, let alone what I’m doing now.”The Biden administration’s decision to withdraw all US t...
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Outschool is the newest edtech unicorn

Outschool, a marketplace providing small-group, virtual after-school activities for children has raised a $75 million Series C led by Coatue and Tiger Global Management. TechCrunch first learned of the round from sources familiar with the transaction; the company confirmed the deal to TechCrunch later today. The new funding values Outschool’s at $1.3 billion, around 4 times higher than its roughly $320 million valuation set less than a year ago. To date, Outschool has raised $130 million in vent...
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How to Write a Stellar CV (& My Top CV Tips from Experience)

Everything you need to know to create your perfect curriculum vitae.
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The Strangest Books in the World: Discover The Madman’s Library, a Captivating Compendium of Peculiar Books​ & Manuscripts

If you are a frequent reader of Open Culture, or the many blogs we tend to read — especially those concerned with the rare, unusual, and obscure — it’s likely you’ve encountered some of the books in The Madman’s Library, Edward Brooke-Hitching’s fantastic new volume of literary oddities. If not, you’re probably familiar with a few of the categories he identifies under his subtitle, “The Strangest Books, Manuscripts and Other Literary Curiosities from History.” These include “Books Made o...
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Free Software Lets You Create Traditional Japanese Wood Joints & Furniture: Download Tsugite

The Japanese art of tsugite, or wood joinery, goes back more than a millennium. As still practiced today, it involves no nails, screws, or adhesives at all, yet it can be used to put up whole buildings — as well as to disassemble them with relative ease. The key is its canon of elaborately carved joints engineered to slide together without accidentally coming apart, the designs of which we’ve previously featured here on Open Culture in animated GIF form. Though it would be natural to ass...
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Mick Jagger Takes Shots at Conspiracy Theorists & Anti-Vaxxers in a New Song, “Eazy Sleazy” (with Dave Grohl on Drums, Bass & Guitar)

Follow along with the lyrics below, or in the video above. W’e took it on the chin The numbers were so grim Bossed around by pricks Stiffen upper lips Pacing in the yard You’re trying to take the mick You must think i’m really thick Looking at the graphs with a magnifying glass Cancel all the tours footballs fake applause No more travel brochures Virtual premieres Ive got nothing left to wear Looking out from these prison walls You got to rob peter if you’re paying paul But its easy easy...
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