Shocking unemployment graph and GameCube's intro music fit together perfectly

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Shocking unemployment graph and GameCube's intro music fit together perfectly

A graph tracking unemployment in the United States somehow works with the iconic GameCube intro music. And seems to highlight our current state of dread with a surreal flair.

Last week, 6.6 million Americans, a 3000 percent increase, filed for unemployment as the coronavirus pandemic continued to devastate the economy. On Thursday, evolutionary anthropologist Dorsa Amir tweeted an animated graph that shows the massive jump alongside data from 1965 to earlier in the year. She also posted it on a data appreciation subreddit. 

“We’re dealing with truly staggering numbers here,” Amir tweeted, emphasizing the jaw-dropping increase in unemployment so far.  Read more…

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An American Client Base Is Pivotal to UK Business Success

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Once your business begins to grow in the UK, you’ll begin to think further afield. If you think your opportunities are limited here, then you need to start focusing on international markets. The US is one of the best countries in the world to do with business with. If you can build a solid American client base, your business will reap the benefits.


Why is it so important for your UK company to expand its horizons and build an American client base?

Networking Opportunities with American Clients

In order to start building your business relationship in the States, you’re going to have to visit with American prospects. Video conferences, phone calls, and emails can only stretch so far. Meeting people face-to-face and getting your name out there is vital to start building a name for yourself with Americans.

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Managing Personal Finances After a Business Failure

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Dealing with a business failure is mentally tough, but it’s even tougher if you aren’t secure in your financial life. With your primary source of income no longer available, and the looming debts you incurred while building the business from scratch, you may seriously consider filing for bankruptcy. Depending on judgment collection laws in your state, even your personal assets may be at stake.

Fortunately, there are a few steps and strategies that can help you recover financially—if not mentally—in the wake of a business failure.

Take Personal Inventory After a Business Failure

Your first step after the collapse of your business will be taking a moment to assess your personal inventory. What have you lost, personally, from the failure of the business? What does your future currently look like? Consider:

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Guide to Capital One Miles

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Please Note: The Capital One® Spark® Miles for Business and Capital One® Spark® Miles Select for Business is currently unavailable through our site.

Capital One has established a significant footprint within the travel rewards segment. In total, the issuer offers four different travel-specific reward cards: the Capital One® Venture® Rewards Credit Card and the Capital One® VentureOne® Rewards Credit Card for personal consumer use, and the Capital One® Spark® Miles for Business and Capital One® Spark® Miles Select for Business users. With all four cards, the central reward system is structured around earning Capital One miles. Whether you already have a Capital One rewards card or are thinking about adding one to your arsenal, here’s everything you need to know about how these miles work and how to redeem them using the Capital One rewards center.

What are Capital One miles?

Capital One miles are the card issuer’s reward currency for the four cards we m… Read More

Stop Losses: Do You Actually Need Them?

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If you’re considering taking up Forex trading, either as a hobby or as a full-time occupation, you have probably read more than one article about the value of stop losses. But do you really need to use them in your trading? We discuss that question in this post.


What Is a Stop Loss?

A stop loss order is a dollar amount you set in your trading tools. This order triggers the sale of a particular stock when the price of that stock reaches the point you have set. Its purpose is to minimize your trading losses. Nearly every successful Forex trader will tell you to use this tool. This is because your trading will be more profitable over time if you do.

But it’s important to remember that stop losses are only a tool. Like every tool, they work only so well as the strategies you use to implement them. In other words, you can develop a… Read More

New month, new stuff on Netflix and Hulu — watch 'em on a new 4K TV

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New month, new stuff on Netflix and Hulu — watch 'em on a new 4K TV

March felt like the longest month in history. April will probably feel the same — not that any of us have a sense of time anymore, anyway.

But a new month always guarantees one new thing to look forward to, and that’s new stuff to watch on Netflix, Hulu, Amazon, and the lot. This month, check out What We Do in Shadows on Hulu (plus the streaming debut of Parasite!), The Midnight Gospel on Netflix, and Onward on Disney Plus.

Most streaming services are also extending their free trials in the wake of this mass shift to so many being at home 24/7. Now that you have time to sit down and stream, stream, stream, what better time is there to invest in a new TV? Read more…

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5 Ways to Stretch Your Food Budget

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Right now, many Americans are diving into cooking at home, due to business shutdowns and, for many, financial necessity, too. For almost all of us, the need to stretch every dollar has quickly become very important. How do we keep food on the table with so much uncertainty? How do I prepare things I and my family like to eat while keeping costs as low as possible?

There are many great strategies out there for cutting food costs. Here are five essential ways to make your food dollars stretch as much as possible.

Have a sensible grocery shopping strategy.

This is the most important element of all, so I’ll start with this one. Your trips to the grocery store should have a strategy that results in you going through the checkout while spending as little as possible on food and household supplies. I recently covered our strategies for optimizing meal planning and grocery shopping for time and money, and those strategies hold true. Here are the key ones.

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This man's custom Zoom background is a work of art

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This man's custom Zoom background is a work of art

Although it comes with privacy concerns, there can be no doubt that the video conferencing app Zoom has become massively popular in the past few weeks with many working from home.

And if we’re all going to be using it, we might as well be getting the most out of it.

One (frankly glorious) thing about the app is its virtual background feature, which allows you to leave your increasingly repetitive home aesthetic and take your conversation to the Golden Gate Bridge, say, or the lofty heights of space.

And even better? There’s also the option to upload your own background. And that’s where creative minds are stepping up. Read more…

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