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Analysis | Online Schooling Is the Bad Idea That Refuses to Die

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Analysis |  Online Schooling Is the Bad Idea That Refuses to Die

Comment on this story How Nearly all of the 20 largest US school districts will offer online schooling options this fall. Over half of them will be offering more full-time virtual school programs than they did before the pandemic. The trend seems likely to continue or accelerate, according to an analysis by Chalkbeat. That’s a […]

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I moved to Charleston, South Carolina, to flip houses and I’m on my 21st flip. Here’s how I evaluate potential homes and navigate the market.

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I moved to Charleston, South Carolina, to flip houses and I’m on my 21st flip.  Here’s how I evaluate potential homes and navigate the market.

Michele Enersen and her husband are house flippers in South Carolina who are on their 21st flip. They got into the business after attending a seminar, and now they flip around five houses a year. Here’s her story and her advice for navigating the market, as told to writer Julie Halpert. This as-told-to essay is […]

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BeReal, the anti-Instagram, tops the app charts despite crash problems

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BeReal, the anti-Instagram, tops the app charts despite crash problems

BeReal, a social media app dubbed the anti-Instagram, has soared in popularity in recent weeks despite numerous complaints that it crashes at a critical moment. The app, which requires all of the people on the platform to take a photo within a two-minute window each day, often glitches when everyone tries to upload their spontaneous […]

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Elon Musk is right: Getting enough lithium is one of the biggest challenges facing electric-car companies

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Elon Musk is right: Getting enough lithium is one of the biggest challenges facing electric-car companies

Lithium is crucial to automakers’ plans to sell more electric cars. It’s a critical material in electric-car battery packs. But demand will far outstrip supply for years to come. Tesla’s Elon Musk has urged entrepreneurs to get into the lithium business. Loading Something is loading. Elon Musk is pleading for more investment in lithium, the […]

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Black investors say crypto is still key to building wealth even as digital assets see steep sell-off in 2022

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Black investors say crypto is still key to building wealth even as digital assets see steep sell-off in 2022

Some minority investors say crypto is still an important investment even after this year’s big crash. According to a survey, 25% of Black investors own cryptocurrency compared to 15% of white investors. Experts have expressed concern around minority investors’ exposure to risks in the crypto market. Loading Something is loading. In 2013, as crypto was […]

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Private browsing may not protect you as much as you think

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Private browsing may not protect you as much as you think

But clicking the “private” browsing option might not protect you as much as you think, some privacy experts say. These options have different names — Private Browsing on Safari and Firefox, and Incognito mode on Chrome — but the functionality is similar on each. In these private modes, the chosen browser does not keep a […]

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A new genetic analysis explains how penguins lost the ability to fly, headed south, and became excellent swimmers

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A new genetic analysis explains how penguins lost the ability to fly, headed south, and became excellent swimmers

Global temperature changes have been an important driver of penguin evolution, a new study suggests. Researchers mapped penguin evolution and identified traits that helped them survive. Modern penguins have genetic adaptations that allow them to thrive on both land and in water. Loading Something is loading. About 60 million years ago, penguins evolved from their […]

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An engineer who was fired from Google believes his AI chatbot may have a soul but says he’s not interested in convincing the public about it

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An engineer who was fired from Google believes his AI chatbot may have a soul but says he’s not interested in convincing the public about it

A Google engineer was fired following a dispute about his work on an artificial intelligence robot. According to Blake Lemoine, there are similarities between the robot and human children. He told Insider he’s not trying to convince the public of his claims but seeks better ethics in AI. Loading Something is loading. When Blake Lemoine […]

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In Japan, Abe Suspect’s Grudge Against Unification Church Is a Familiar One

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In Japan, Abe Suspect’s Grudge Against Unification Church Is a Familiar One

TOKYO — The day before Shinzo Abe was assassinated, Tetsuya Yamagami sent a letter saying that the Unification Church had ruined his life, “destroying my family and driving it into bankruptcy.” Mr. Yamagami’s mother had been a member of the church for over two decades, making prodigious donations over her family’s objections. “It’s no exaggeration […]

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British Airways wouldn’t let a mother pick up her lost luggage without her 7-year-old daughter’s permission

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British Airways wouldn’t let a mother pick up her lost luggage without her 7-year-old daughter’s permission

Nicola Campbell-Hare was without her luggage for two weeks on their holiday in Florida. She said Apple AirTag data showed agents had misled her about trying to deliver the luggage. When they tried to collect it, a BA agent told them they would need their daughter’s permission. Loading Something is loading. A British Airways passenger […]

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