But this upheaval was far from unexpected. The pandemic and ensuing economic turmoil of 2020 merely exacerbated a caregiving and childcare crisis that many experts say was already on the verge of boiling over, even if it has often been given short shrift by politicians and the media. “I actually think we’ve been in a child care crisis for a long time,” economist Betsey Stevenson told Politico in July. “The pandemic has just pulled the lid off it, so we’re all staring at that crisis right now.” … [Read more...] about We’re in the midst of a caregiving crisis. Here’s how Biden may address it
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Last summer, I was at a board meeting and a member from New York was talking about how much he loved surfing, and asked me if I surfed. A week later I was with a friend in Boulder and surfing came up again. I live in one of the world’s best surf spots and my answer was always “No, I don’t surf.” Frustrated at my own answer, I got in the water the next weekend, got up on my second wave (with a push), and have been surfing every possible day since. … [Read more...] about Learning To Brave The Big Waves Of Innovation
How to react: It is extremely difficult to keep an eye on your child and also give your full attention to an interview. I have had several interviews with candidates who have had their support fall through or become unavailable on short notice. The best thing to do in this situation? Be honest with whoever is interviewing you. It sets a good foundation for the conversation in case you need to tend to your child at any moment. … [Read more...] about You have a job interview over Zoom. The kids are home. Now what?
The single most pressing need may have been simply to keep consumers informed about what to expect from businesses as they grappled with COVID-19 restrictions. A for-pay feature for businesses called Yelp Connect, introduced in September 2019, allowed them to post newsy announcements, a format that turned out to be well-suited to pandemic-related updates. Patel describes it as “a mechanism by which you can keep people who frequented your business up to date on how they should interact with you, or what’s changing. Are you doing meal kits this week? Are you doing to-go cocktails? Are you introducing family meals?” … [Read more...] about Now Yelp’s users get to report on COVID-19 safety measures
None of this surprises Dowell Myers, a demographer and professor of public policy at the University of Southern California. For tax purposes, it’s easier to stay in the same state and in most regions of the country, state universities are popular. Alumni have wide networks of friends within the state’s borders, which serve them well when moving to a new place and job-hunting. … [Read more...] about Staying in Texas. Fleeing New York. Here’s how and where people are moving during COVID-19