Dreaming about your next trip? You’re not alone, but this time it’s different

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If you’ve already canceled your summer vacation, you’re probably dreaming about your next one. It’s OK. So are a lot of people.

Rob Hall is one of them. He skipped his family cruise to Italy this summer but is optimistic that the worst of the COVID-19 outbreak will be over by fall. He’s planning to fly to Maui for a few days in October – at least that’s his dream. 

“We so badly need to get away,” says Hall, a retired financial services manager from Walnut Creek, California.

He’s not the only one. A survey of travelers by Qtrip finds plenty of pent-up demand for travel. A surprising 40% of respondents are planning to travel this summer. Another 23% are waiting until the fall or winter, and 7% are holding off until spring. (And the remaining 30% say they don’t have a clue when they’ll travel again.) 

“We were surprised

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US deaths surpass 1,000 for second straight day, jobless claims rise for first time since March; baseball is back

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Baseball is back The daily U.S. death toll surpassed 1,000 for the second straight day and hospitalizations were again peaking as the paralyzing coronavirus pandemic showed little sign of easing Thursday.

The Johns Hopkins University data dashboard reported 1,195 U.S. deaths Wednesday, high by standards of recent weeks but still only half of the daily toll during the outbreak’s deadly peak in the spring. The Covid Tracking Project, however, showed almost 60,000 people are currently hospitalized, less than 200 short of the highest totals from April. 

The Labor Department reported Thursday that 1.4 million people filed initial applications for unemployment benefits last week, the first weekly increase since March.

Major League Baseball was providing a silver lining, opening its season Thursday. The virus-shortened season comes almost four months late and minus fans in the stands. The Washington Nationals, last year’s World Series champs, were hosting the venerable New York Yankees 

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Schools Can’t Reopen Safely Without A Lot More Money. Congress Is Running Out Of Time.

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WASHINGTON ― In a matter of weeks, millions of children will head back to school in the middle of a pandemic, leaving millions more parents filled with anxiety about risking their child’s health ― not to mention school staff ― to get an education.

Public schools cannot safely reopen without a massive infusion of emergency funding from Congress, which is already dangerously late to this. Think of all the things a single school needs: Hand sanitizers and disinfectant wipes for classrooms. No-touch thermometers. Regular deep cleanings, which means hiring more custodial staff. Ensuring that every school has at least one full-time nurse (25% of schools have no nurse at all). Someone on every school bus to screen kids’ temperatures before boarding. Gloves and masks for staff. Masks for students who don’t bring one from home. Resuming before- and after-school child care programs with new cleaning protocols.

That doesn’t even factor

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Smart moves when cash is tighter than time

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Lots of people have more time than money nowadays. If you’re one — maybe you’re taking a staycation or you freed up commuting hours by working from home — optimize that extra time by making smart financial moves that won’t cost a dime.

“If you have time but no money, it’s time to become the best version of yourself,” says Ryan J. Marshall, a financial adviser in Wyckoff, New Jersey. “What separates successful people from people who struggle financially is often how they spend the time they are given each day.”

From the quick-and-simple to the more-involved, here are ideas to create your personalized money to-do list when you have more available hours than dollars.

SET GOALS

This is the obligatory recommendation to develop a household budget, perhaps using the 50/30/20 method to divvy up needs, wants, and savings or debt repayment. But creating a budget should be about liberation,

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It’s time to start using a password manager: Here’s how

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Password management is basically a nightmare. Making them, remembering them and having to create a new one when they expire when all you want to do is log in. Then there’s always some security disaster making us have to reset our passwords again. On top of all that, it seems like every time we buy a lightbulb we have to make a new account of some kind. Nowadays, remembering every single password is impossible.

This all feels overwhelming, which is why so many people give up on password security before they even start. And old (bad) habits die hard, like using the same password for everything (or never changing them). Worse, many people will make the simplest, most hacker-friendly passwords around, like “123456.” This house of cards is destined to come down in the worst ways, like through hacked video call accounts, identity theft, drained bank accounts, or hijacked

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‘Time To Act’ Podcast: Inclusion During A Pandemic

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Tom Troy, CEO and President of California State Automobile Association (Photo: )
Tom Troy, CEO and President of California State Automobile Association (Photo: )

Conversations around diversity and inclusion can be uncomfortable — particularly in the workplace. In this new podcast, host Y-Vonne Hutchinson — CEO and founder of ReadySet, a diversity and inclusion consulting and strategy firm — speaks with business leaders who are driving discussions within their organizations and taking bold action to advance and accelerate change.

Working with CEO Action for Diversity and Inclusion — the largest coalition of CEOs who’ve pledged to advance diversity and inclusion in the workplace — Hutchinson discusses topics such as allyship, intersectional divides and mental health inclusion with C-suite leaders who are showing their organizations and their industries that now is the time to act on diversity and inclusion. 

Transcript below:

Y-Vonne Hutchinson, Host: How important is it to have diversity and to be inclusive?

Businesses need to understand like, who their employee

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How to find a therapist virtually for the first time

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  • If you’re looking for a therapist for the first time and doing so virtually, finding the right professional for your needs can feel daunting.

  • But using online databases and asking a potential therapist questions about their process can help you decide if they’re a fit for you.

  • It’s also important to watch out for red flags during sessions, like a lack of privacy or plan for improving your mental health.

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If you’ve never gone to therapy before but have recently decided to get professional help, finding the right person for the job can feel daunting.

But it is possible to find a great therapist virtually with the right kind of online research, interviews with potential therapists, and consultations sessions, according to Andreas Michaelides, a clinical

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