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Digital Nomads, Monthly Budgets, and Infinite Scrolling

By April 16, 2024No Comments

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Joke of the Day: Why did the mortician clock out of work early?

Because of his coffin.

Keeping up with America

Major psychology group says infinite scrolling, other social media features are ‘particularly risky’ to youth mental health: The American Psychological Association is calling on technology companies to take more steps to protect adolescents, arguing age restrictions alone don’t address the dangers.

Fourth body recovered in Maryland bridge collapse: The identity of the victim, whose body was found trapped inside a construction vehicle, wasn’t released at the request of family, recovery commanders said.

After several difficult years, the Army and Air Force say they are on track to meet their recruiting goals this year, reversing previous shortfalls using a swath of new programs and policy changes. But the Navy, while improving, expects once again to fall short.

Mike Johnson unveils complex plan for Israel and Ukraine aid as pressure rises: Speaker rejects pressure to approve package sent over by Senate, leaving its path to passage deeply uncertain.

Best Buy cuts workforce, including Geek Squad, looks to AI for customer service: Best Buy has made significant cuts to its workforce, including the Geek Squad. On the heels of the cuts, the Minnesota-based company announced that artificial intelligence will help customers.

Around the World

US envoy to UN urges Russia, China not to ‘reward’ North Korea’s bad behaviour: The U.S. ambassador to the United Nations urged Russia and China on Tuesday to reverse course, and stop rewarding North Korea’s bad behaviour and shielding it from sanctions evading activities over its weapons programs.

UK Foreign Office holding secret talks with Sudan’s RSF paramilitary group: Rights groups denounce negotiations with Rapid Support Forces, accused of ethnic cleansing and war crimes.

Lets Talk Business and Tech

Why human-centric designed workspaces are key to driving business success

To understand AI’s risks, follow the money

13 Best Machine Learning Stocks To Invest In

Richer, Wiser, Happier

I’m a Digital Nomad — Here’s How I Budget and Save: The ability to travel while earning sums up the life of a digital nomad perfectly.

Are Meal Kits Actually Cheaper Than Grocery Shopping? I Did the Math | David Watsky, CNet. Meal kits are often thought of as an expensive alternative to grocery shopping yourself and cooking from scratch, but the price per meal for most services has come down since they launched more than 10 years ago. You can find budget-friendly meal delivery services for as little as $5 a serving — less if you sign up for a promo offer. That has us wondering: Is a meal kit subscription cheaper than a trip to the grocery store to buy all the same ingredients?

I Retired in My 70s – Here’s My Monthly Budget: Much of the conversation around retirement and financial planning involves making sure you’re financially ready to take the big plunge out of the workforce.

Sports and Showbiz Shenanigans

2024 NBA Championship odds: Celtics, Nuggets favored for Finals; LAC rises | Brandon Aiyuk hasn’t “officially requested a trade” (and he doesn’t need to)

Johnny Depp says he tried to talk film director out of casting him | Matthew McConaughey films in Ruidoso for new movie ‘The Lost Bus’

‘American Idol’ recap: Six contestants sent home, revealing the Top 14 | Netflix Earnings Preview: Analysts Raise Stock Price Targets on Ad Tier, Paid Sharing Optimism

 Life Hacks to Hack Your Life

Why Do We Tell People to Take Something “With a Grain of Salt”?

What is Angel Reese’s WNBA workout routine: How does the talented youngster prepare?

The Secret to Ina Garten’s Chicken Salad Is This Flavor-Packed Herb

18 Book recommendations from a great books major

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