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Daily Archives: April 23, 2020

24 ways young people can learn digital skills at home

Berkman Klein Center – Skills for a Digital World: “If you or a young person you know is isolated in their digital world, why not use this time to understand it better? Want to take action effectively on COVID-19 safety or other societal issues? Want to get credit for the photos, music, or creative art you share? Unsure of how to best share your data with others? Need to create a resume for a job in the fall?  Explore the 24 new activities the Youth and Media team created for young people! The 24 activities have already been grouped in four collections so young people can engage as deeply as they like: (1) Building and Protecting Your Online Presence, (2) Crafting a Successful Resume, (3) Sharing Your Work Online — What License to Use?, and (4) Creating the Change You Want.  While we encourage young people to engage with a collection, activities can also be done individually. In addition to youth, we especially invite parents/caregivers and educators to explore them!…”

Bike lanes provide positive economic impact

Science Daily – “Despite longstanding popular belief, bicycle lanes can actually improve business. At worst, the negative impact on sales and employment is minimal, according to a new study. Researchers studied 14 corridors in 6 cities — Portland, Seattle, San Francisco, Memphis, Minneapolis and Indianapolis — and found such improvements had either positive or non-significant… Continue Reading

A Flowchart for Making Impactful Purchases at Your Indie Bookstore

Bookriot: “Looking to support independent bookstores during the pandemic? Here’s a flow chart for how to make your purchases most impactful for your local indie. Order Directly From the Bookstore’s Website – Does your local bookshop have a webstore? If so, shop directly on their website. Purchase branded merch, gift cards, and search for in-stock… Continue Reading

Misinformation During a Pandemic

Bursztyn, Leonardo and Rao, Aakaash and Roth, Christopher and Yanagizawa-Drott, David, Misinformation During a Pandemic (April 19, 2020). University of Chicago, Becker Friedman Institute for Economics Working Paper No. 2020-44. “We study the effects of news coverage of the novel coronavirus by the two most widely-viewed cable news shows in the United States – Hannity… Continue Reading

What You Should Know About COVID-19 and ADA, Rehabilitation Act, Other EEO Laws

EEOC – Technical Assistance Questions and Answers – Updated on April 23, 2020 – “All EEOC materials related to COVID-19 are collected at The EEOC enforces workplace anti-discrimination laws, including the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and the Rehabilitation Act (which include the requirement for reasonable accommodation and non-discrimination based on disability, and rules… Continue Reading

Description Of The Tax Provisions Of Public Law 116-136, The Coronavirus Aid, Relief, And Economic Security Act

Joint Committee on Taxation – Description Of The Tax Provisions Of Public Law 116-136, The Coronavirus Aid, Relief, And Economic Security (“CARES”) Act, April 22, 2020: “This document, prepared by the staff of the Joint Committee on Taxation in consultation with the staffs of the House Committee on Ways and Means and the Senate Committee… Continue Reading

Survey – 49% of People Don’t Disinfect Electronics

Panda Security: “Cell phones, tablets, and keyboards are a daily part of life. However, the same procedures that go with cleaning common household items do not follow-suit for everyday handheld devices. A study published in Annals of Clinical Microbiology and Antimicrobials explores the contamination levels of handheld devices. It concludes that 94% of phones show… Continue Reading

Happy National Library Week!

“Here at the Internet Archive, we’re always ready to celebrate the important role that libraries play in our schools, communities, and larger society. This year, however, National Library Week comes during a tumultuous time, when thousands of physical libraries are closed or inaccessible… With schools closing around the world, many students have lost access to… Continue Reading

Tracking How Governments Are Providing Financial Regulatory Relief

April 22, 2020: by Aidan Lawson and Greg Feldberg – “The Yale Program on Financial Stability has produced and will continue to update a spreadsheet to assist those contemplating programs to provide operational regulatory relief to financial institutions. The spreadsheet catalogs historical examples, identifies interesting features, summarizes existing evaluations of programs, and shares general resources… Continue Reading

Legal’s Biggest Challenge With Remote Work Isn’t Tech. It’s Mental Health “A new survey conducted by Loeb Leadership found that from an IT stance, the sudden move to working remotely has gone relatively smoothly for many lawyers. But it’s also created new stresses and demands for soft skills crucial to operating virtually…The “Law Firm’s Adaption to Remote Working” report released last week surveyed 136 lawyers, business… Continue Reading

Covid-19 Arrived in Seattle. Where It Went From There Stunned the Scientists.

The New York Times – Scientists traced the virus brought to the Seattle area in January. They were astonished to learn that the same branch of the virus traveled on through at least a dozen states and to other parts of the world. “As the coronavirus outbreak consumed the city of Wuhan in China, new cases… Continue Reading