We know you’re addicted to Netflix during COVID, but don’t fall for the fake email scam

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Don’t let your ‘Floor Is Lava’ addiction make you act in haste. That e-mail, asking you to update your Netflix billing information, is bogus. Since the COVID-19 pandemic began, you’ve grown addicted to Netflix . Social-distancing restrictions, few places to hang out with friends, quarantine-induced lolling around—we get it. Read Full Story

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The 25 best family-friendly documentaries you can stream right now

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Want to add some guilt-free screen time to your days? Try a documentary that everyone will enjoy. We’re all burning through titles on our streaming platforms, and for good reason. There’s never been a better time to settle in and watch all the series and movies that have been lingering on our lists. But when you have kids under the age of 16, nightmare-inducing true crime series and the dark and ridiculous (and yes , addictive) titles that are currently dropping—we’re looking at you, Tiger King —probably aren’t what you’re looking for. That’s why we rounded up the 25 best family-friendly documentary titles currently available on HBO, Netflix, and Amazon Prime. Read Full Story

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Paying your Netflix bill on time could boost your credit score with this free service

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A free service from Experian called Experian Boost lets people improve their credit scores by paying their monthly bills on time. We’ve all been binging more Netflix than ever thanks to the COVID-19 pandemic. The streaming service has become a lifesaver for many who are just looking for ways to pass the time. Yet now there’s another benefit for being a Netflix subscriber: It could help boost your credit score—if you pay your bill on time, that is. Read Full Story

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5 ways emotional intelligence can help prevent workaholism

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Overworking yourself and being emotionally dependent on your job can cause negative health effects. Although “workaholism” is a somewhat nebulous concept, it has been estimated that up to 30% of workers today could be considered workaholics. (That number is higher if you ask people how they self-identify.) While workaholism is considered an addiction like others, it doesn’t carry the same stigma. Instead, an addiction to work can be regarded positively, as someone who is dedicated to their job and contributing to society. Read Full Story

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How to explain résumé gaps after a layoff

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There’s no need to feel embarrassed or—worse—mislead hirers with false information because of 2020 hiatuses on your résumé. Unemployment has skyrocketed since the COVID-19 layoffs began earlier this year. With so many layoffs and furloughs, a common question we are asked during my company’s résumé-writing calls is, “How do I explain a COVID-19 related layoff on my résumé?” You don’t want to look like you were fired. The reality is, you were most likely laid off for reasons entirely out of your control . Read Full Story

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This MIT app makes self-care as addictive as a video game

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Collect cute monsters and make your brain feel better. If you’re anything like me, you should probably exercise more, read more, budget your spending more, and clean your bathroom more. There are things you want to do that will make you happier and healthier, and yet, it’s all so much. We’re stuck at home in quarantine. And that box of wine is three steps closer than the running shoes. Read Full Story

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