• Jobs

    Robots Aren’t Stealing Jobs — They’re Making Them Better

    February 20, 2021 5 min read Opinions expressed by Entrepreneur contributors are their own. Not that long ago, the process for filling orders or assembling a product involved mind-numbing tasks done over and over again, to the point the worker really didn’t have to think. Building a car, for instance, was essentially a hands-on endeavor. Axles were cut and installed by hand, seat covers were sewed and manually installed and even engines were assembled right there on the assembly line. Now, manufacturing robots have taken over those and other repetitive tasks that used to be performed by human workers — installing tires, applying paint and welding frames — allowing automakers…

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  • Science

    What Happened When Earth’s Magnetic Field Collapsed?

    It’s not hard to see why the mysteries of human life in prehistoric times is such a compelling subject for so many people. While the last few thousands of years of human history abound with records of societies from around the globe, the full breadth of humans’ time on the planet extends back for far longer. And now, a provocative new study offers details on how a bizarre set of environmental conditions might have shaped human evolution. A new report in The New York Times by Alanna Mitchell ventures into the provocative findings of a group of Australian scientists. The scientists drew upon research on a kauri tree that stood…

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  • Home Schooling

    5 Big Challenges Parents Homeschooling their Children Face

    The pandemic has made homeschooling a fact of life. Even before this, what was once the obscure choice of a few families has grown in popularity over the past decade. It may be the fastest-growing form of education around the world. In the US today, there are an estimated 4 to 5 million homeschool students in grades K-12 (or 7{c25493dcd731343503a084f08c3848bd69f9f2f05db01633325a3fd40d9cc7a1} to 9{c25493dcd731343503a084f08c3848bd69f9f2f05db01633325a3fd40d9cc7a1} of school-age children). There were about 2.5 million homeschool students in the United States in spring 2019 (or 3{c25493dcd731343503a084f08c3848bd69f9f2f05db01633325a3fd40d9cc7a1} to 4{c25493dcd731343503a084f08c3848bd69f9f2f05db01633325a3fd40d9cc7a1} of school-age children), according to research from the National Home Education Research Institute. Homeschooling children is a big decision parents make for diverse reasons. One of those…

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  • Exchange Student

    International Exchange Students Help Restaurants During COVID-19 Crisis | NewsCenter

    An idea developed by two international students at SDSU has grown into a company with a mission to prevent food waste. “Our goal is to help as many local communities as possible and expand further to help prevent food waste and hunger.” Due to the COVID-19 pandemic and the subsequent lockdown of many businesses throughout the U.S., the nation’s restaurant industry has been  particularly hard hit.  As a local remedy to this situation, two international exchange students studying at San Diego State University have devised a mobile app that can help restaurants sell unserved food at closing time while offering customers a substantial discount.  Till Hartwig and Till Kuehn,…

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  • Education

    Board of Education approves classroom reopening plan for JCPS: What to know

    After hours of discussions, the Jefferson County Board of Education voted Thursday evening to approve reopening schools.The vote was four in favor and three against the plan for the state’s largest school district. Schools are now set to reopen next month, a year after they shut down due to the coronavirus pandemic.Here are the reopening dates under the approved plan with the hybrid model for all JCPS sites:March 17: Grades K-2March 18: Grades 3-5March 22: Early childhoodApril 5: Middle and high schoolThe decision to get children back in the classroom comes after months of questions about when Jefferson County Public Schools would reopen school buildings. It also came on the…

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  • Jobs

    Video shows man screaming ‘get a f—ing job’ at family in line for church’s food drive

    Video from Buckeye, Ariz., shows a man in his truck yelling at a family in line for a food drive to “get a f—king job.” The video, obtained and reported by local CBS News affiliate Arizona’s Family, shows a man in a white truck yelling at the family while they waited in their car on Thursday for food offered by a local church’s food drive.  The family, which asked the outlet to remain anonymous out of fear of retaliation, says the man accused them of not needing the free food and yelled at them in front of their four young children. The parents said they’ve been struggling like many families…

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  • Science

    Politics, not science, drives school reopening demands

    California public school parents have become understandably exasperated with the months of squabbling between teacher unions, county officials, the state Legislature and Gov. Gavin Newsom over school reopenings. School districts in much of the country have resumed classes with little evidence of coronavirus outbreaks. Many private and charter schools in California have done the same. But when it comes to public schools in our state, teacher unions have disproportionate political influence locally and statewide, and each school district has been left to negotiate a labor agreement for reopening on its own. The result: Chaos. Students sitting at home, many falling further behind in their schoolwork. Parents trying to juggle their…

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