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COVID-19 Contact Tracing: What It Is and How to Get Hired

There has been a lot of talk recently about COVID-19 contact tracing. On the surface, it can sound scary and leave you with many questions. Who will be tracking me and how? Will my every move be tracked? Will my rights be taken away somehow? While COVID-19 contact tracing is ever evolving and we may not have the answers to all the previous questions, there is a glimmer of hope that comes with the developing tracing expansion. If all levels of the government (local, state and federal) want to expand their COVID-19 contact tracing programs, they’re going to need...

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How to Get Your Time (and Your Life) Back

Does it seem like days and months are just flying by? There’s an old saying of the older we all get, the faster time seems to go by. While that’s kind of true, it certainly seems as though older and younger people alike are bringing up that old saying more than usual. Many people these days are feeling like their time is running in fast-forward and they’re starting to get frustrated as though their lives are being robbed from them with every passing moment. We wouldn’t go as far as to say there’s a “time shortage” or “rapidity epidemic”...

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What Parents Can Do About Bullying

At the time of this writing, the school year will be starting soon, and many children won’t want to go back. There are many reasons for this, but for many children, they don’t want to go back to school because they’re afraid of the people there. If nothing’s done about it, those feelings may last well past August and September. We don’t need to tell you that bullying is an issue for children – heck, plenty of people would argue it’s an issue for adults, too. But when you’re the parent of a child who’s being bullied, it’s a...

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Everything You Could Find at Your Local Library

This isn’t some PSA to tell children the library is the most wonderful place on Earth. This is to let adults know libraries contain plenty more than just books; they have resources that can make your life (and plenty of other people’s lives) easier if you just know where to look. As a quick note, we titled this “Everything You Could Find” rather than “Everything You Can Find” because some libraries have things that others don’t, and it really depends on how much support they get from their communities. We’ll discuss later what you can do if your local...

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Contract vs. At-Will Employment: A Worker’s Guide

Whether you’re looking for a job, you already have one, or you’re hiring someone, it’s important to know the differences between the two types of employment arrangements. You may think you already know the difference between contract and at-will employment, but it may be more complicated than it first seems. Since contract roles are becoming more common for entry-level positions (see below), it’s more important than ever for everyone to know the rights and limitations of both ways of working. The Simple Stuff Most of the employment in the United States is considered at-will. At-will employment means both the...

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