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Yesterday Governor Gavin Newsom shared a plan that would allow California’s youngest public school students to begin returning to the classroom early this year.

That plan, which will cost an estimated $2 billion, would begin reopening schools in February, and allocates money for Personal Protection Equipment, and other measures meant to curb the virus’s spread.

“As a parent of very young children, in person-instruction — there’s just no substitute for it. It’s so much more difficult for a four-year old to focus on a device than a 14-year-old,” he said.

So what are the details of this plan? When will most of the state’s 6 million public students be able to opt in for in-person learning?


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Paul Mampilly is a Wall Street legend.
(Barron’s crowned his hedge fund as the “world’s best” and Kiplinger ranked it in the top 1%.)But a few years ago, he left Wall Street.

“I just grew tired of helping the rich get richer,” Paul explains. “So I started sharing my No. 1 investment picks with Main Street Americans.”

And his No. 1 stock picks have been phenomenal.
In 2016, Paul’s No. 1 pick — Tableau Software — shot up 199%.

In 2017, Paul’s No. 1 pick — Foundation Medicine — shot up 524%.

In 2018, Paul’s No. 1 pick — Roku — shot up 393%.

In 2019, Paul’s No. 1 pick — MTech Acquisitions — shot up 332%.

But Paul believes his No. 1 stock pick for 2021 could go even higher.

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Twenty states are raising their minimum wage rates, by various amounts, as part of previously scheduled efforts to adjust for cost-of-living gains or to move towards goals like $15-an-hour minimum pay. Here is a look at which states are changing their minimum wage.

The federal minimum wage of $7.25 per hour hasn’t budged since 2009. As of 2021, twenty US states will continue to have a minimum wage either equal or below the federal level, making it their default baseline. Although some new state increases were set in place before, they carry additional significance now, when low wage workers have been hit particularly hard by the pandemic.

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If you’ve been expecting “business as usual” for Big Tech under a Joe Biden administration, you might be in for a pretty big surprise.

But probably not as big of a surprise as Silicon Valley is about to get…

Especially considering that the industry’s upper class pretty much bankrolled the Biden campaign. After four years of complete chaos and unpredictability, they were hoping to be back on familiar ground. But the mood and the context have changed so completely that the cozy relationship between the Democrat party and Big Tech is literally on the brink.

And looking like it could take another turn for the worse…

Here are seven reasons why Big Tech is in for a rough ride over the next four years.


Working from home can be a challenge, especially when it comes to staying focused and being productive. If you find yourself struggling in those areas, there are a few hacks that may help.

One of those hacks is to set proper boundaries when working from home. It is easy to work through your lunch or work well past normal hours when you work from home. It is important to set proper office hours, just like you would have in a regular office setting, in order to keep from getting burned out.

Another tip is to ensure you are getting the proper amount of sleep. Not having to commute to an office can make it easy to stay up late and run on little sleep, which in turn can decrease your productivity. So make sure you keep work in mind before you stay up too late and shrug sleep off. What other hacks can help increase your work from home productivity?


Changing from 2020 to 2021

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Thanks to how 2020 turned out, your career goals for this year are probably in shambles. But that doesn’t mean you should abandon hope for 2021.

If anything, you could use the dumpster fire that is this year as a learning experience in patience and facing adversity. That’s what many career coaches are recommending as people try to figure out how to accomplish their professional goals in the coming year.

One crucial question to ask yourself is, “what have I accomplished this year?” Even if the list is short, write it down! Even a small victory is worth celebrating. And remember, this is an unprecedented time, so don’t be too hard on yourself.

Once you’ve done that, you’re ready to start asking yourself these key questions to help map out your 2021 career goals. What are you waiting for? It’s time to get started!

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