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10 Job Interview Preparation Tips, from Toastmasters

As unemployment numbers continue to rise in the wake of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, millions of people have suddenly found themselves needing to update their resumes and CVs and polish their job interviewing skills.

Toastmasters International, the global organization devoted to communication and leadership skills development, has been…

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The Summer of the “Homecation”

Memorial Day weekend could mark the start of “homecation” season, as Americans reconsider their summer vacation plans and, instead, come up with creative ways to vacation at home.  

A new survey from Zillow conducted by The Harris Poll finds 38 percent of Americans plan to spend more…

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How Smoking Increases Risk of COVID-19

New research from CSHL scientists suggests that cigarette smoke spurs the lungs to make more ACE2 (angiotensin-converting enzyme 2), the protein that the coronavirus responsible for COVID-19 grabs and uses to enter human cells.

The findings, reported May 16, 2020 in the journal Developmental Cell…

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Protect Yourself When Banking Online

What are you doing to protect yourself from fraud when banking online?

Data analytics company FICO has released its Consumer Digital Banking study that found a large percentage of Americans currently do not take the necessary steps to protect their passwords and logins online.

As consumers reliance on…

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Maryland Smith Experts Give Advice for Impressing in a Virtual Workplace

A new job or internship this summer is increasingly likely to be a remote position making it difficult to engage with and impress a new boss and coworkers.

But although current work-from-home mandates across industries and jobs do change the newcomer experience, they also offer opportunities for…

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Number of March Job Layoffs Unprecedented in Modern Times

Some new numbers on job turnover from the Labor Department reinforce a bleak impression of how devastated the U.S. economy has been by the coronavirus crisis. 

According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, the number of total job separations increased by 8.9 million to a…

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How to Address Student Trauma During and After Distance Learning

Every teacher in every school has students who have experienced or are living with trauma in their lives – and that trauma may be escalating with distance learning.

Learn4Life, a network of charter schools that focuses on at-risk students, emphasizes the need to support students’ social-emotional health and help…

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