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How MBAs Can Avoid Terrible Mistakes

Online teaching, as business schools everywhere have discovered, has downsides. But it also has big benefits, particularly when it comes to MBA students’ experience, says Olivier Sibony, associate professor of strategy and business policy at HEC Paris.

“It actually forces you to vary the formats of the class and of the interactions much more,” says Sibony, a long-time management consultant and lecturer at London Business School, Oxford Saïd, and elsewhere. “Because online, it becomes blindingly obvious that if you spend more than 10 minutes talking, you lose them. So it forces you to rethink your teaching plan to have a lot more exercises, a lot more interaction, a lot more questions, and a lot more breaks. And that is beneficial, too. I mean, I won’t teach the same way in the classroom now that I have some experience at online.”

Sibony is the author of You’re About To Make A

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  • October 21, 2020
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Bride’s ‘perfect’ lockdown wedding on Blackpool beach with first dance on arcade game

A bride who said her ‘I dos’ on Blackpool Pleasure Beach followed by a reception in a games arcade said the day made her feel like “royalty”,

Rosie Cook, 33, married boyfriend Paul on Saturday, before spending the day enjoying everything Blackpool has to offer at their socially distanced wedding,

The newlyweds even enjoyed their first dance in one of the piers by having a go on the iconic Dance Revolution arcade game.

Rosie and Paul had their original wedding plans scuppered twice by coronavirus restrictions and so decided to throw caution to the wind and get married in Blackpool without the ‘big do’.

Rosie told  LancsLive  that she enjoyed a “magical day” at the seaside.

“I want to do it all over again, I want to put my dress on and go out again this Saturday,” said the new Mrs Cook.

“Obviously marrying Paul was the best part of

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  • October 21, 2020
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What’s New In Miami This Fall

Dining and entertainment spaces are finally starting to welcome patrons back to some semblance of normalcy in Magic City. And while some businesses had to shutter during the peak of the pandemic, many locales used the time to make some updates like refreshing their menus, reinventing their spaces, and adding pop-up concepts to excite locals and tourists alike. From a Tulum-inspired beach club to seasonal menus and new museum exhibits, here’s what you need to check out in the 305.

1 Beach Club at 1 Hotel South Beach

Set to open this weekend, 1 Beach Club will infuse the 1 Hotel’s signature aesthetic of mindfulness and wellness in their new Tulum-inspired alfresco retreat. Its vast landscape will feature sprawling daybeds, overstuffed

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  • October 21, 2020
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‘There’s a whole lot more to me’

When Caitlin Covington first got tagged in the “Christian Girl Autumn” meme in November of 2019, she immediately recognized the picture. It was a photo of her and a friend from 2013. A stranger had just tweeted it out with a joke, and it had gone viral.

“Honestly, I just laughed it off,” Covington told In The Know. “The memes that were circulating were really old photos and I can look back at those myself and laugh.”

The Tweet reached tens of thousands of people and spawned reiterations and copycats that Covington says she’s still tagged in today.

“Truly though, I am very basic when it comes to fall,” she said.

In terms of the aftermath of becoming a viral meme, Covington is lucky. A lot of people have been caught off guard after they found out they’ve turned into a meme and now have that legacy follow them, out

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  • October 21, 2020
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Shaler Area students digging in to high school’s new sustainability class

Through tree-planting, trash pickup and much more, students in Shaler Area’s fledgling sustainability class are putting their newly learned skills to good use in their own neighborhood.

Classes are supporting the preservation of Girty’s Woods, a 155-acre parcel in Reserve, Millvale and Shaler that is slated for permanent green space after its purchase by the Allegheny Land Trust.

Students are growing native trees from seed and will plant them to help restore logged areas.

They hosted a trash collection, worked at a drive-thru pasta dinner and sold raffle tickets to raise money for the $723,000 project.

“The goal of the course is for students to promote sustainable action within the larger community,” Science Teacher Abbey Nilson said.

The sustainability course is one of the district’s newest College in High School (CHS)

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  • October 21, 2020
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Xbox Game Pass Adds One of Xbox One’s Most Popular Games and Brand New Release

Xbox Game Pass and Xbox Game Pass Ultimate have two new games. One of these games is one of the most popular releases of this generation. The other new addition is a brand new game that just released today. More specifically, if you’re a Game Pass or Game Pass Ultimate subscriber, you can now enjoy the following two games: ScourgeBringer and The Elder Scrolls Online. For now, it’s unclear how long either game will be added, but it’s quite possible the latter is a permanent addition considering Microsoft owns it.

For those that don’t know: ScourgeBringer is a fast-paced roguelite platformer that debuted in Early Access earlier this year, and today, it fully released on Xbox One, PC, and other platforms. Meanwhile, The Elder Scrolls Online needs no introduction. Despite the fact that it’s several years old, it remains a highly-played and highly-supported game, which means it’s still a

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  • October 21, 2020
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Shop Through Chase Guide | Bankrate

If you’re a savvy rewards card member on the hunt for points, chances are you’ve learned to maximize your reward categories in order to wring every point you can from your purchases. But unfortunately, a Bankrate survey earlier this year found that 55 percent of rewards credit cardholders who don’t carry a balance are missing out on rewards.

One often overlooked and underestimated rewards opportunity is your card issuer’s online shopping portal. If you have an eligible Chase credit card, the Shop Through Chase program can make your normal online shopping an underestimated spring of bonus points.

What is Shop Through Chase?

Shop Through Chase is the Ultimate Rewards program online shopping portal. It rewards you for shopping with hundreds of participating retailers using special offers, which include bonus points for each dollar you spend and other discounts. The traditional deals you might see are along the lines of a

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  • October 21, 2020
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Four Reasons Investors Are Looking At The Self-Storage Industry Right Now

Scott Meyers, Founder of Kingdom Storage Holdings.

If you are considering or have ever considered joining the self-storage industry, you are not alone. In the current moment, the industry is experiencing a huge boom. Research forecasts that the return on investment (ROI) and compound annual growth rate (CAGR) on self-storage properties will continue to be high over the next few years, making it even more attractive to investors. In addition, Small Business Association (SBA) loans make entering the self-storage market much more attainable, while having no tenants, trash or toilets make self-storage facilities desirable in comparison to their residential counterpart.

Strong ROI

Self-storage has proven to be recession-resistant and is projected to have a CAGR of 134.79% between 2020 and 2025. Because of this, many investors are looking for ways to invest in self-storage. Demand is steady, with 9.4% of households currently renting self-storage units. The national average

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  • October 21, 2020
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The ‘Borat’ Sequel Is Shameless, Damning And Weirdly Humanistic

Another Borat movie shouldn’t exist. Not because “Borat Subsequent Moviefilm: Delivery of Prodigious Bribe to American Regime for Make Benefit Once Glorious Nation of Kazakhstan” is bad, but because Sacha Baron Cohen’s infamous troublemaker seems too recognizable to pull off the same stunts he did in 2006. Back then, Borat and his boxy gray suit (or was it blue?) were anonymous enough to trick unsuspecting locals into showing how much intolerance they were willing to tolerate. The entire thing was a litmus test for participants and moviegoers alike, a study in offensive stereotypes weaponized to provoke reactions. The joke was on us, and it was too specific to repeat. 

Premiering Friday on Amazon Prime Video, “Borat Subsequent Moviefilm” resurrects its titular Kazakh journalist to confront the seismic changes the United States has undergone in the intervening years. Borat’s latest mission? To deliver a gift to someone in Donald Trump’s inner

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  • October 21, 2020
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This Thanksgiving ‘might be a good year not to travel’ due to COVID pandemic, Massachusetts Gov. Charlie Baker says

Gov. Charlie Baker is encouraging Massachusetts residents to think about not traveling this Thanksgiving due to the coronavirus pandemic.

“This might be a good year not to travel,” he said during a press conference Wednesday afternoon.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is also already discouraging people from making travel plans.

“Thanksgiving is a time when many families travel long distances to celebrate together. Travel increases the chance of getting and spreading the virus that causes COVID-19,” the CDC’s website stated in September. “Staying home is the best way to protect yourself and others.”

For Thanksgiving, the CDC suggests, having a small dinner with only people who live in the same household. And for those that are considered high risk, it suggests preparing traditional family recipes and “delivering them in a way that doesn’t involve contact with others.”

And for those that love Black Friday shopping, it’s best to

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  • October 21, 2020