Got kids? Try these tips for working from home while they’re with you

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Even if you’ve worked from home for years and have the perfect setup, your plan probably never included family members—much less kids. With social distancing helping to slow the spread of coronavirus, many families are suddenly finding that not only do they have to work from home, but their kids are at home too. From daycare to colleges, families are learning how to work and play together all day, every day. Read Full Story

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What Do Dolphins Eat? Lessons from How Kids Search — Best of Whiteboard Friday

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Posted by willcritchlow We're bringing back this slightly different-from-the-norm Whiteboard Friday, in which the fantastic Will Critchlow shares lessons from how kids search. Kids may search differently than adults, but there are some interesting insights from how they use Google that can help deepen our understanding of searchers in general. Comfort levels with particular search strategies, reading only the bold words, taking search suggestions and related searches as answers — there's a lot to dig into. Click on the whiteboard image above to open a high-resolution version in a new tab! Video Transcription Hi, everyone. I'm Will Critchlow, founder and CEO of Distilled, and this week's Whiteboard Friday is a little bit different. I want to talk about some surprising and interesting and a few funny facts that I learnt when I was reading some research that Google did about how kids search for information. So this isn't super actionable. …

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4 tips for getting anything done while working from home with your kids

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Working and helping your kids with remote learning is challenging at best. Here, educators and parents share what works for them. National and state emergency declarations because of COVID-19 have left millions of working parents and their children struggling with a new normal. An analysis by Education Week estimates that public and private schools in at least 46 states are closed, affecting at least 54.5 million school students. An increasing number of states, including California, New York, New Jersey, and Illinois, have directed all people who can work at home to do so. As a result, many working parents are struggling with a new normal: families living, working, and going to school under one roof. Read Full Story

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The work-from-home sex nooner has gone mainstream

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No, your coworker is not “taking a walk.” Pro-tip: When your happily partnered, kid-free coworker disappears online for “an afternoon walk” or “long lunch break,” she’s not doing either. With so many more people currently working from home , the work-from-home midday sex break is poised to go mainstream. Read Full Story

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How ‘weird’ schedules can help you get more done working remotely

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Remote work allows you to work when it fits your lifestyle and you’re most productive. Here is a look into the way some of Zapier’s staff arrange their days to get the most done. Right now, working from home means adhering to a ridiculously strict schedule. Wake up early enough to get to the grocery store before it’s mobbed, be ready to help your kids sign on to their Zoom classes, feed your family—and, you know, get some work done. Read Full Story

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