Most people would be happy to never shake your hand again

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A new Harris Poll conducted exclusively for Fast Company shows many Americans are not yearning to return to the world exactly as it was pre-pandemic. As we near the end of 2020, many Americans cannot wait to turn the page on this year and most of what came with it—a pandemic, forced isolation, economic hardship, racial injustice, a presidential election circus. Read Full Story

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Stressed Out Americans Turn to Media

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Under normal conditions, it’s probably fair to say that many Americans feel at least some degree of stress. But, these are far from normal times. With a pandemic affecting most aspects of daily life, a contentious presidential election and demonstrations for racial justice continuing, it’s no wonder that a report [pdf] from Ipsos reveals that… Read More » The post Stressed Out Americans Turn to Media appeared first on Marketing Charts .

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OAN and ‘The Intercept’ have this one thing in common

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Traffic surged to both sites in 2020, thanks to the pandemic and America’s historic political divisions. Most people will probably agree that 2020 was one of the most harrowing, contentious years of the 21st century yet. Lockdowns resulting from a global pandemic kept many Americans physically isolated from each other, while a bitter presidential race and social justice movements like Black Lives Matter kept many mentally and politically divided. Read Full Story

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Second IRS stimulus checks? Here’s who is saying we need them now

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Democrats are pushing to give every American $2,000 a month until the pandemic ends. Back in April, the U.S. Treasury began sending eligible Americans stimulus checks worth up to $1,200 to help individuals cope during the economic downturn caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. While that action was swift ( at least for some ), many rightfully pointed out that for people who have lost work, or lost their job entirely, $1,200 doesn’t cover most Americans’ basic necessities—including food and rent—for even a month. Read Full Story

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This map shows where Americans are most at risk of eviction

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As extra $600 weekly federal unemployment nears its end, paying the rent may become even harder for millions of Americans still out of work due to the coronavirus. Here’s where the problem is most acute. As businesses that closed because of the pandemic begin to reopen, millions of Americans are still unemployed. By the end of July—unless the government acts—they’ll stop getting the extra federal unemployment benefit of $600 a week that came as part of the CARES Act. For as many as 6.7 million renters, that might mean facing eviction. Read Full Story

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The coronavirus will reshape how we build offices—and where we build community

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If you’re working from home most of the time, will you still develop friendships with your coworkers? Like many Americans, while many parts of sheltering in place have been difficult, I have enjoyed not seeing my colleagues as often during the COVID-19 pandemic. Companies see this, too: Many are starting to wonder why they pay so much rent for space that this crisis has revealed might not be necessary. Read Full Story

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How to find a job during a pandemic and a recession

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This may be the most difficult time to look for a new job, but there are still opportunities if you’re flexible. Let’s be honest—in many ways, this is probably the worst time in recent history to be job hunting. By some estimates, nearly 20% of Americans are unemployed, and social distancing requirements mean job fairs, in-person interviews, and networking events are all canceled. Read Full Story

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Walmart, Target, and Uber seek to cash in as online shoppers go gaga for groceries

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Amid the COVID-19 pandemic, some of the most popular U.S. companies are offering up new ways—and improving old methods—of online grocery shopping. Not many people are walking up and down the aisles of their local grocery stores these days, and some of the most popular companies in the United States are taking note. To grab an even larger chunk of Americans’ food dollars, they’re offering up new ways—and improving old methods—of grocery shopping. Read Full Story

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It’s not your imagination: Grocery bills are rising, and these are the main culprits

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Data shows most grocery store categories have become pricier from March 2020 to April 2020. As Americans—many of whom are newly unemployed—stay at home to stop the spread of COVID-19 and take up cooking in an attempt to cut costs, they might find themselves thwarted by price hikes at their local grocery stores. Turns out you can’t escape the devastating effects of the global pandemic, no matter where you go. Your cookies are now 5.1% more expensive. Read Full Story

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