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The Five Levels of Remote Work — and why you’re probably at Level 2

COVID-19 has forced companies the world over to enact — or create — remote working protocols. The likes of Box, Amazon, Airbnb, Facebook, Google and Microsoft have all told their employees some variation of “work from home”….

Read full article at the publisher’s site: https://medium.com/swlh/the-five-levels-of-remote-work-and-why-youre-probably-at-level-2-ccaf05a25b9c

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Bad WiFi is slowing you down. Fix yours without spending a dime.

Can everybody hear me? Your Zoom is hiccuping. The WiFi is being weird. You’re breaking up, America. Bad Internet connections are our No. 1 tech problem — as frustrating as robocalls, but tied directly to our ability to do our jobs, learn and be entertained from home in the coronavirus era….

Read full article at the publisher’s site: https://www.washingtonpost.com/technology/2020/04/29/best-wifi-fix/

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What happens to lavish office perks in a post-pandemic world?

How we shape, experience, and define the workplace….

Read full article at the publisher’s site: https://qz.com/work/1859458/how-tech-office-perks-could-look-in-a-post-covid-world/

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Dirty money piling up in L.A. as coronavirus cripples international money laundering

By Staff Writer Dirty money is piling up in Los Angeles. In the last three weeks, federal agents made three seizures that each netted more than $1 million in suspected drug proceeds….

Read full article at the publisher’s site: https://www.latimes.com/california/story/2020-04-29/coronavirus-slows-money-laundering-to-a-crawl

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Thieves Stole a Vincent Van Gogh Painting Worth Millions Last Week. This Is What Happens Next.

On March 12 the Singer Laren art museum located 18 miles south east of Amsterdam closed its doors due to the Coronavirus….

Read full article at the publisher’s site: https://www.esquire.com/entertainment/a32098106/vincent-van-gogh-stolen-painting-art-heist-robbers/

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The Definitive Guide To Costco’s Kirkland Signature Wines

One thing about shopping at Costco, which is on one hand the greatest thing ever, but simultaneously one of the most frustrating, is the idea of the “Costco find.” The term can apply to a couple different types of “finds” too….

Read full article at the publisher’s site: https://costcowineblog.com/the-definitive-guide-to-costcos-kirkland-signature-wines/

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Will coronavirus bring back the cubicle?

Whether you work in a cubicle, café, or corner office. About 70% of US offices are open-plan workspaces, designed to encourage colleagues to bump into each other and share ideas—and, unwittingly, droplets of spit, mucus, and phlegm that can carry pestilential pathogens….

Read full article at the publisher’s site: https://qz.com/work/1844619/will-coronavirus-bring-back-the-cubicle/

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The tech sector is finally delivering on its promise

Internet and mobile phone technology have transformed daily life over the past ten years. Nobody needs to stop and ask for directions anymore, worry about night and weekend minutes, or wait for the nightly newscast to catch up on sports scores….

Read full article at the publisher’s site: https://www.vox.com/2020/4/7/21209605/solow-paradox-coronavirus-technology

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The Prohibition-Era Origins of the Modern Craft Cocktail Movement

With America in the middle of a flourishing craft beer and craft spirits movement, it’s easy to forget that Prohibition was once the law of the land. One hundred years ago, on Jan….

Read full article at the publisher’s site: https://getpocket.com/explore/item/the-prohibition-era-origins-of-the-modern-craft-cocktail-movement

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A tale of two New Yorks: pandemic lays bare a city’s shocking inequities

The coronavirus has laid bare two societies divided on lines of class and race – a divide reflected in skewed death figures by and Ankita Rao When Sean Petty walked into the emergency room of Jacobi medical center in the Bronx, at the start of his nursing shift on Monday, he was assailed by a ca…

Read full article at the publisher’s site: https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2020/apr/10/new-york-coronavirus-inequality-divide-two-cities

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‘Dehumanising, impenetrable, frustrating’: the grim reality of job hunting in the age of AI

According to Nathan Mondragon, finding the right employee is all about looking at the little things. Tens of thousands of little things, as it turns out….

Read full article at the publisher’s site: https://www.theguardian.com/inequality/2018/mar/04/dehumanising-impenetrable-frustrating-the-grim-reality-of-job-hunting-in-the-age-of-ai

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‘Mystery Science Theater 3000’: How a Cult TV Show Changed Pop Culture

On Thanksgiving night, a janitor and some robots riffed on bad movies — and kicked off a sarcasm-comedy revolution. In the not too distant past — November 24th, 1988, A.D. — a moderately successful stand-up comedian named Joel Hodgson slipped on a jumpsuit….

Read full article at the publisher’s site: https://getpocket.com/explore/item/mystery-science-theater-3000-at-30-how-a-cult-tv-show-changed-pop-culture