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‘Vax Day’ launches in LA County, with 3.5 million more local residents seeking their shots

Four months after coronavirus vaccinations began in California, eligibility expanded Thursday, April 15, to everyone in the state age 16 and over, signaling that future supplies can be counted on over coming weeks get shots into the arms of everyone in the state who wants one. Anyone living or working in L.A. County 16 and older can schedule vaccination appointments on the MyTurn website. Residents 16 and 17 can only receive the Pfizer vaccine, according to county officials, and should sign up a...
Tags: Health, Business, News, Education, California, Government, Sport, Public Health, Soccer, Long Beach, Beverly Hills, Community, Pfizer, Disneyland, Pasadena, Gavin Newsom


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Writing a strong essay can make a huge difference in job and college applications. Here are 15 online classes and books to learn how to do it.

iStock; Gilbert Espinoza/Business Insider If you buy through our links, we may earn money from affiliate partners. Learn more. Communicating ideas in a clear way is a crucial life skill no matter which field you work in. Writing personal essays can help perfect your storytelling and presentation skills. Below are 15 online classes, books, podcasts, and resources to start with. Everyone has a story, but not everyone knows how to tell their story. One place to start is finding the perfect co...
Tags: Reviews, Education, Trends, Features, New York Times, Joan Didion, Times, UC Berkeley, Oscar Wilde, E-learning, Online Classes, Literary Hub, David Sedaris, Goldberg, MFA, Roxane Gay


Cutting Asian language courses at Australian universities hurting students’ job prospects, experts say

Axing of four subjects in 2021 a ‘crisis’ that will disadvantage businesses in the future, says president of Asian Studies Association of AustraliaAustralian universities are failing students and leaving them unprepared for the future job market by cutting courses in Asian languages, according to teachers and experts.Four university-level Asian language subjects have been cut in 2021 as universities cope with the ongoing economic impact of the Covid pandemic. Continue reading...
Tags: Education, Indonesia, Australia news, Asia Pacific, Higher Education, Australian education, Australian Universities, Asian Studies Association of AustraliaAustralian


Graduate certificate programs can be cheaper, faster alternatives to grad school - here's how they compare to master's degrees and what you should consider before signing up for one

If you buy through our links, we may earn money from affiliate partners. Learn more. edX Micromaster; Coursera; Alyssa Powell/Business Insider A graduate certificate can offer similar career and skill-boosting benefits as grad school. edX MicroMasters or Coursera MasterTracks can help you earn cheaper credits for a master's degree. Below are answers to FAQs about grad certificates, including cost, time commitment, and more. Table of Contents: Masthead Sticky While graduate degrees...
Tags: Reviews, Google, Education, Trends, Mit, Coursera, Online Learning, E-learning, Online Classes, University of Minnesota, Julia Pugachevsky, Product Card, Insider Picks 2020, IP Reviews, Education & Personal Development (Reviews, Alyssa Powell


Garry Kasparov launches a community-first chess platform

Four years ago, MasterClass, a platform that sells celebrity-taught classes, invited chess legend Garry Kasparov to teach a class. He said yes, but soon realized that creating a message that could satisfy a majority of players was a “struggle throughout the process.” While the class did pretty well, Kasparov found it “a little bit annoying” that he had to downplay concepts and stick to a specific structure. So, now, Kasparov is launching a platform he says has been several years in the making: K...
Tags: Startups, TC, Gaming, Education, Entertainment, Tech, Netflix, Edtech, Chess, Early Stage, Vivendi, Masterclass, Rupaul, Moe, Garry Kasparov, Kasparov


Stream a Massive Archive of Grateful Dead Concerts from 1965-1995

Image by Herb Greene, via Wikimedia Commons “Once we’re done with it, the audience can have it.” — Jerry Garcia It so happens that one of the greatest things about the Internet is also one of the not-so-greatest things: you hardly ever have to leave the house anymore. Of course, for traders and collectors of bootlegs, this has been a major boon. Obscure tapes a fan might spend years tracking down in previous times can now be searched, found, and downloaded with ease. And — as a special a...
Tags: Google, Music, College, San Francisco, Grateful Dead, Facebook Twitter, Wikimedia Commons, Jerry Garcia, Nick Paumgarten, Durham NC Follow, Donna Jean Godchaux, Cornell University Ithaca NY, West San Francisco, Paumgarten, Veneta, Herb Greene


Yak Tack is a super simple app to boost vocabulary

Word nerds with a love for linguistic curiosities and novel nomenclature that’s more fulsome than their ability to make interesting new terms stick will be thrilled by Yak Tack: A neat little aide–mémoire (in Android and iOS app form) designed for expanding (English) vocabulary, either as a native speaker or language learner. Yak Tack uses adaptive spaced repetition to help users remember new words — drawing on a system devised in the 1970s by German scientist Sebastian Leitner. The app’s core m...
Tags: Startups, Apps, Education, Tech, Edtech, Bootstrapping, Gusto, Language Learning, Japan Germany, Jeremy Thomas, COVID-19, Yak Tack, Sebastian Leitner, Oxford Merriam Webster, Wikpedia, Tack Board


I Dressed Like Myself: A Retrospective of a Fashion Experiment (& How I Write This Series)

This week, I’m giving you the inside scoop on how I create this series. Who takes the pictures? How do I choose the subject? What has stayed in my closet? I'm telling it all.
Tags: College, Inspiration, Blogging, Celebrity Fashion, Fashion Tips, Outfit Ideas


Experience Footage of Roaring 1920s Berlin, Restored & Colorized with Artificial Intelligence

Offered the chance to travel back in time to any city in any period, surely more than a few would choose Berlin in the 1920s. Ideally it would be Berlin in the mid-1920s: after much of the social and economic damage of the Great War had been repaired, but before the Great Depression reached Germany at the end of the decade, doing its part to enable the rise of Hitler. The closest experience to stepping in that time machine yet developed is the video above, a series of clips from Walther ...
Tags: Google, Facebook, New York, Film, College, Germany, Berlin, History, Hitler, Seoul, Havana, Weimar, Weimar Republic, Facebook Twitter, Fritz Lang, Paris New York


Is “Rain” the Perfect Beatles Song?: A New Video Explores the Radical Innovations of the 1966 B-Side

“That one was the gift of God… of Ja actually—the god of marijuana, right? So Ja gave me that one.” The Beatles 1966 Revolver, a mini-masterpiece, contains all the elements that would inform the band’s revolutionary late-60s sound on Sgt. Pepper’s, Abbey Road, The White Album, and Let it Be. The album’s first track, “Taxman,” announced “a sweeping shift in the essential nature of the Beatles’ sound,” writes music historian Kenneth Womack. Its ultimate track, “Tomorrow Never Knows,” was “...
Tags: Google, Music, College, John Lennon, Paul Mccartney, Playboy, Ringo, Mccartney, Lennon, Robert Rodriguez, PAUL, Facebook Twitter, EMI, Josh Jones, George Martin, Durham NC Follow


The Trial of the Chicago 7 and the Oeuvre of Aaron Sorkin: An Assessment by Pretty Much Pop: A Culture Podcast (#89)

https://podtrac.com/pts/redirect.mp3/traffic.libsyn.com/secure/partiallyexaminedlife/PMP_89_4-4-21.mp3 In lieu of an Oscars episode, the Pretty Much Pop podcast this week considers one of the nominated films, The Trial of the Chicago 7, and the career of its writer/director, Aaron Sorkin, which started with A Few Good Men through four TV series (most notably The West Wing), and films like The Social Network, Steve Jobs, and Molly’s Game. Your hosts Brian Hirt, Erica Spyres, and Mark Linsenm...
Tags: Google, Television, Podcasts, Film, Molly, College, Aaron Sorkin, Chicago, Netflix, Social Network, Facebook Twitter, West Wing, Sorkin, David Marchese, Adam Chitwood, Mark Linsenmayer


Lingoda, an on-demand online language school with live instructors and Zoom classrooms, raises $68M

A startup out of Berlin that’s built and grown a successful online language learning platform based around live teachers and virtual classrooms is announcing some funding today to continue expanding its business. Lingoda, which connects students who want to learn a language — currently English, Spanish, French or German — with native-speaking teachers who run thousands of 24/7 live, immersion classes across a range of language levels, has picked up $68 million (€57 million). CEO Michael Shangkua...
Tags: Europe, London, Education, China, Germany, Berlin, Funding, Tech, Cambridge, Language Learning, Fabian, Summit Partners, Lingoda, US New Jersey, Matthias Allgaier, Michael Shangkuan


Lingoda, an on-demand online language school with live instructors and Zoom classrooms, raises $67M

A startup out of Berlin that’s built and grown a successful online language learning platform based around live teachers and virtual classrooms is announcing some funding today to continue expanding its business. Lingoda, which connects students who want to learn a language — currently English, Spanish, French or German — with native-speaking teachers who run thousands of 24/7 live, immersion classes across a range of language levels, has picked up $67 million (€57 million). CEO Michael Shangkua...
Tags: Europe, London, Education, China, Germany, Berlin, Funding, Tech, Language Learning, Fabian, Lingoda, US New Jersey, Matthias Allgaier, Michael Shangkuan, Shangkuan, Felix Wunderlich



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