HBO They Shall Not Grow OldDirected by Peter Jackson, the Oscar-winning director of The Lord of the Rings trilogy, this documentary uses restored archival footage from the Imperial War Museum to reveal the untold stories of World War I. It goes deep into the details of the Great War through the voices of actual soldiers. Oh, and the film has a 100% score on Rotten Tomatoes. Enough said. Watch on HBO Go or Amazon. … [Read more...] about The 25 best family-friendly documentaries you can stream right now
This approach tracks with a recent study from Germany’s Friedrich Schiller University Jena. It found that robots with human-like features were desirable—particularly among older people, who had a “clearly positive assessment” compared with a younger group of study participants. That’s especially important right now, considering that older adults are among the most vulnerable to contracting coronavirus. … [Read more...] about How robots helped protect doctors from coronavirus
Since I made the move from full-time employment to full-time freelance almost three years ago, I’ve seen a dramatic shift in my productivity—and income. With more hours in the day to devote to building my business, I was able to pitch more outlets, finally incorporate my content agency into an LLC, and eventually hire writers for large blog-development projects for brands. For 15 months of my remote work experience, I quite literally worked from anywhere: trains to the airport in Tokyo, a bus winding through the mountains of Peru, a boat, somewhere in the middle of Mexico’s Riviera Maya region. This was made possible by a sense of adventure and also by Remote Year. … [Read more...] about We’re in the midst of a massive work-from-home experiment. What if it works?
In my little hometown in Nebraska, it’s hard to get decent internet even at exorbitant prices—though it’s apparently a competitive market, with seven different carriers that provide broadband service, according to the FCC’s broadband map. The agency’s depiction of the situation doesn’t jibe with the reality on the ground: One service is listed twice, and two satellite providers offer service, but those services are so slow and unreliable that they can’t be used for serious work. … [Read more...] about How a new broadband map could finally bring fast internet to everyone in America
Connect with attendees before, during, and after Post on social media using the event hashtag Plan ahead to find the workshops and talks that are most valuable to you Cowork virtually Coworking isn’t just a way to beat loneliness; it’s also a great way to learn from others and get the accountability you need to complete that course or update your résumé with new certifications. Taylor Jacobson, founder and CEO of Focusmate, explains: … [Read more...] about 5 ways to learn new career skills for free during the COVID-19 crisis