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High-Paying Jobs You Didn’t Know Existed

Everyone knows what a doctor or chiropractor does, but have you ever heard of an ayurveda healer or a hippotherapist? If you’re scratching your head, there’s a reason. They aren’t common, but these jobs are real and can pay quite well.

Last updated: Aug. 15, 2019

Feng Shui Consultant

Estimated pay: $20,000 to $250,000

Feng shui is an ancient Chinese practice that combines philosophy, science and art. If you have a strong energy and want to help others find balance, consider this career.

Feng shui consultants visit clients’ homes and offices to bring harmony and organization to the spaces by identifying ways to arrange belongings according to feng shui traditions.

Many online certification programs provide a path to this career. Those who charge a higher hourly rate and work with wealthy clients and celebrities have the highest earning potential — in the six figures.

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Music’s Last Best Hope Lies in Live-Streaming

(Bloomberg Opinion) — Except for the biggest pop acts, like the Rolling Stones or Rihanna, and a few hot shows like “Hamilton,” musicians have struggled to fill concert halls. But now the entire business of live performance is in trouble, even for the top stars, thanks to the Covid-19 pandemic: theaters and performance halls have been closed since March — and with social distancing in force, they probably won’t open any time soon.

Live performance has been one of the few ways for musicians to make money after cheap streaming services undermined sales of most recorded music. If live performances are off limits, the industry may face its greatest crisis yet.

But all may not be lost, provided performers and the businesses they work for are willing to adapt to digital platforms. These electronic venues might even become a part of the industry’s post-pandemic future.

Consider the following example: On

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California unemployment agency workers say internal problems are stalling claims process

As California grapples with a deluge of requests for unemployment benefits amid the COVID-19 pandemic, some state workers processing claims say they are buckling under pressure, hampered by outdated technology, bureaucratic red tape and a shortage of trained, experienced staff.

The state Employment Development Department is so overwhelmed that Gov. Gavin Newsom acknowledged last week that nearly 1 million unpaid claims may be eligible for payment but require more information, with estimates that the backlog won’t be eliminated until the end of September.

Inside the EDD, full-time employees and temporary hires say they are working long hours, including weekends, but often feel helpless to resolve problems for desperate Californians who have been out of work for months and often call crying or angry.

In interviews with The Times and testimony during a legislative hearing last week, current and former EDD workers say they have been hindered in assisting those who

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Why artificial intelligence models are often biased, according to the Google exec who heads Alphabet’s internal tech incubator Jigsaw

Yasmin Green is the director of research and development for Jigsaw (Google).
Yasmin Green is the director of research and development for Jigsaw (Google).

Tory Burch Foundation

  • In early March, The Tory Burch Foundation hosted its Embrace Action 2020 Summit, which saw leaders and entrepreneurs from around the world gather to talk about gender parity and inclusion in the workforce. 

  • At the Summit, Bank of America COO Thomas Montag spoke with former AOL CEO Steve Case, Goldman Sachs Partner Dina Powell, and Tory Burch about how their companies aimed to create a more inclusive industry. 

  • Diane von Furstenberg also spoke at the conference, as did Gloria Steinem, former co-CEO of Ariel Investments Mellody Hobson, and activist-model Halima Aden.

  • Yasmin Green, director of research and development for Jigsaw, an internal tech incubator within Google parent company Alphabet, spoke about the role human bias plays when programming artificial intelligence. 

  • Visit Business Insider’s homepage for more stories.

The Tory Burch Foundation Summit in early March

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Real Estate Agents Reveal Their Secrets To Get Your Home Off the Market Fast

If you’re selling your home, you probably want to get it off the market ASAP. A quick sale will prevent you from having to possibly maintain and pay for two properties at once, and it also means you’ll probably get a better price for your home. Homes that don’t sell quickly tend to sell for less than asking price.

GOBankingRates spoke to real estate agents and other experts to find out their secrets for how to sell your house fast.

Last updated: March 2, 2020

Price It Right

If you want to get a house sold fast, the best way to do it is to price it right from the start,” said Corey Chappell, a closing options analyst with 181-Close-Now. “The majority of agents go for the easy deal. That means every morning they look to see which houses just hit the market and look like good deals. If

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Businesses pivot to meet the demand for COVID-19 disinfection

Jeffery B. Hardy Sr., left, owns Sanitation & Disinfecting Service in Milwaukee. His crew gets ready to do a Covid19-type cleaning at Community of Grace Baptist Church in Milwaukee.
Jeffery B. Hardy Sr., left, owns Sanitation & Disinfecting Service in Milwaukee. His crew gets ready to do a Covid19-type cleaning at Community of Grace Baptist Church in Milwaukee.

MILWAUKEE – As more people are allowed back into offices, restaurants and hotels under the City of Milwaukee’s re-opening plans, the need for disinfection is greater than ever.

Pest 2 Rest Pest Control, a family-owned extermination company, is one of the many businesses that now specialize in COVID-19 disinfection.

“There is a 0.1% difference between sanitizing and disinfecting,” said Jeffery Hardy Sr., the co-owner of Pest 2 Rest. “So, sanitizing, you’re cleaning; disinfecting, you’re killing the virus. And that’s what we’re encouraging people to do.”

He also encourages clients to have a plan of action after his job is done.

Hardy’s business, as its name would suggest, started out killing bed bugs, roaches, rodents and other critters. Since March, Hardy chose

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Are These Pricey School Alternatives Worth It?

Several large school districts — including those in Atlanta, Houston, Los Angeles, Phoenix and suburban Washington — have announced that they will start the school year with entirely remote classes, The New York Times reported. Some parents are not too keen on the idea of online-only learning, while others don’t feel safe sending kids to schools that are opened. This has led many families to seek alternative options like homeschooling or communal education “pods.” Here is what some of these options entail — plus, the price tag that comes along with them.

Option 1: Form an Education ‘Pod’ and Hire a Private Teacher

One option that some parents are exploring is to form groups of children in the same grade, or “pods,” and collectively hire a teacher to provide homeschooling. This gives children the opportunity to socialize with peers in a much smaller setting. And when a private teacher takes

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What Makes an Online Course Effective?

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With very few exceptions, online teaching and learning will be the primary mode of education for the majority of higher education students in many jurisdictions this fall as concerns about COVID-19 extend into the new school year.

As an education researcher who has been studying online education and a professor who has been teaching in both face-to-face and online environments for more than a decade, I am often asked whether online learning at universities and colleges can ever be as effective as face-to-face learning.

To be clear: this isn’t a new question or a new debate. I’ve been asked this question in various forms since the mid-2000s and researchers have been exploring this topic since at least the 1950s.

The answer isn’t as unequivocal as some would like it to be. Individual cherry-picked studies can support any result. But systematic analyses of the

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Grifters Are Using Targeted Snapchat Ads To Scam Teenage Trump Supporters

. (Photo: Illustration: Rebecca Zisser/HuffPost; Photos: Snapchat)
. (Photo: Illustration: Rebecca Zisser/HuffPost; Photos: Snapchat)

An attention-grabbing Snapchat ad features a cartoon version of President Donald Trump dancing through fireworks and a cascade of dollar bills to the tune of “Hail to the Chief.” Bold text against a flashing red, white and blue background promises a “FREE Trump 2020 Bundle” of MAGA-themed merchandise and even $10 in hard cash — all for a fee of just 69 cents to cover shipping. 

The offer is targeted to male youths who live in red states, watch political news and enjoy online shopping, according to Snapchat data. It could be hard to resist for many of the app’s overwhelmingly young users.

“Please support President Trump & Traditional American values by claiming Your FREE Trump 2020 Bundle before this weeks [sic] 33,500 units are gone,” says the text on the ad’s landing page. A checkout button is labeled, “YES, I SUPPORT

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25 Things To Sell When You’re Ready To Retire

Many people downsize in retirement as a way to cut back on expenses and make their lives simpler. For some, this means relocating to a smaller home or a retirement community. For others, this can just mean getting rid of stuff they no longer use anymore. If your retirement planning includes downsizing, there are numerous things you can sell to clear out clutter and add some extra funds to your retirement nest egg.

Last updated: Aug. 3, 2020

Your Home

One of the key things you need to figure out when planning for retirement is where you want to live. This might entail selling your current home, which for most people is their most valuable asset. You can use the funds to buy a smaller place or put the money toward rent and deposit any leftover money into savings. Downsizing your home can not only save you money, but it

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