WebBank review: There are no monthly fees, but drawbacks like high minimum deposits mean it isn’t for everyone

Summary List PlacementTable of Contents: Masthead StickyWill you like using WebBank? You might like WebBank if you: Are comfortable banking digitally Don’t mind not having a mobile app Get credit products from WebBank and want to do most of your banking with the same institution You might not like WebBank if you: Aren’t comfortable banking digitally Want to bank with a mobile app Are looking for the highest savings and CD interest rates Want to open a checking account Need to deposit cash Need quick access to your savings Regularly transfer money from savings to another bank account The bottom line: You can find better online bank accounts elsewhere. But… Read More

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Cloud salaries revealed: How much Amazon, Microsoft, Google, and even non-tech companies pay engineers, architects, consultants, and salespeople focused on cloud technologies

Summary List Placement   The corporate rush to the cloud has created a demand for specialized talent. Job postings with cloud-related keywords have skyrocketed, and employer interest in “cloud engineers” has risen 31% in three years, according to an Indeed report from 2018.  Currently, the cloud computing market revolves around Amazon Web Services, Microsoft Azure, and Google Cloud, as well as an ecosystem of smaller cloud computing startups. Other major tech companies like IBM are investing in their cloud business, too, and firms like Salesforce and ServiceNow have become cloud software powerhouses as well.  But it’s not just tech companies. Companies in finance and retail are also on the lookout for cloud… Read More

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We’re ignoring one of the most obvious ways to avoid spreading the coronavirus: stop talking so much

Summary List Placement   More than half a year into our global viral catastrophe, it’s become clear that being within spitting distance of other people is a potentially dangerous activity. We’ve seen how singing can send the coronavirus soaring into others’ bodies. Shouting in bars can move the virus around among a crowd of people, too.  In short, one of the very things that makes us human — talking to communicate our feelings and ideas — can now be considered a deadly threat, loaded up with potentially infectious virus particles. The louder the communication, the more risky it is. Much like coughing, any kind of yelling, laughing, or singing can project… Read More

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2 ways to talk to your teenagers about life insurance, according to actress and mom Brooke Shields

Summary List Placement Actress and model Brooke Shields’ two daughters spent the summer of 2020 working — their first time holding down jobs. So Shields decided it was time to start having some money conversations at home. Her two teen daughters, Grier, age 14, and Rowan, 17, were realizing just how hard they have to work for money, and she wanted to start teaching them how to use it well. “They would get a paycheck and we would talk about it,” Shields says. It quickly became a conversation starter to touch on all sorts of money topics. “That was a jumping-off point to have a conversation about finances and being… Read More

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Akon, the pop star behind hits like ‘Smack That,’ is masterminding a $6 billion smart city in Africa backed by a shadowy investor. Inside Akon City, where life will be funded by ‘Akoin’ and the singer hopes to reinvent his legacy.

Summary List Placement   There was a certain period of time, right around the year 2006, when you could barely turn on a radio in America and not hear Akon’s voice. In the era of billboard toppers like Shakira, Justin Timberlake, and Kelly Clarkson, the Senegalese-American crooner made his mark with mega hits like “Smack That” and “Lonely.” But, as Akon told Business Insider on a recent call, that’s not what he wants his legacy to be. “One of my biggest fears was just being known for singing and dancing,” Akon said. Flash forward to 2020 and Akon’s music may no longer be blasting from teenage girls’ cars, but the… Read More

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7 lessons about mental strength I learned from being a therapist

Summary List Placement College taught me about mental health. But my experiences as a therapist are what taught me about mental strength. In school, I learned how to diagnose anxiety disorders, when to describe someone as having a “flat affect,” and how to use behavior therapy to interrupt patterns that reinforce depression. But it was through my work with real people in my therapy office that I learned what it means to be strong. Some of the mentally strongest people I’ve ever met were battling mental health issues, like depression and anxiety. Despite their struggles, they worked hard on strategies that could help them feel better — a true hallmark… Read More

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