You can enroll in 100 free online courses on Coursera now through December 31 — here’s a list of classes, from health and humanities to data science and cloud technology

Summary List Placement Now through December 31, popular e-learning platform Coursera is offering 100 free online courses, many of them taught by Ivy League schools or offered by companies like Google and Amazon. Learners will get access to everything that’s typically kept behind a paywall: graded homework, projects, and reading material, as well as a certificate of completion to add to their LinkedIn profiles or resumes. The courses span a range of topics — from public health and COVID-19 to coding, guitar, mindfulness, and even resume writing. See more: Yale’s most popular class ever is available free online — and the topic is how to be happier in your daily… Read More

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Trump previewed his legal strategy 2 years ago, when he said a turkey ‘refused to concede and demanded a recount’

Summary List Placement In a bizarre yet entirely prescient tangent back in 2018, President Donald Trump laid out the legal strategy he would pursue in the aftermath of the 2020 election. It was the annual White House turkey pardon, and Trump riffed about sour grapes on behalf of the turkey whose life was not saved. FLASHBACK: In 2018, President Trump attacked Carrots the turkey for refusing to concede he had lost the vote on the White House turkey pardon contest. “This was a fair election… unfortunately, Carrots refused to concede and demanded a recount.” pic.twitter.com/MzcackiDwd — andrew kaczynski🤔 (@KFILE) November 23, 2020 “The winner of this vote was decided by… Read More

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Can COVID Affect Your Brain’s Functionality?

Mandatory Credit: Photo by Nathan Posner/Shutterstock (11002743s) Donald Trump Jnr. speaks at a press conference in Atlanta, Georgia Donald Trump Jr. Press Conference, Atlanta, Georgia, USA – 05 Nov 2020 On Friday, news broke that Donald Trump Jr. (informally known as President Trump’s second-favorite son) tested positive for COVID-19 — and he is now literally following in his father’s footsteps. Quarantining and taking full advantage of his now-ample free time by tweeting asinine statements and debunked conspiracy theories, Don Jr.’s more-deranged-than-usual post-diagnosis antics have caused many to consider the possible effect COVID-19 has on brain functions. (To be fair, there’s little evidence to suggest he had much function in that… Read More

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A member of the famed ‘Mormon Yankees’ Australian missionary basketball squad has died

Calvin Monson, a member of the notable “Mormon Yankees” team in Australia, died of natural causes on Nov. 11 at age 87. The story of the 1956 Mormon Yankees is featured in the 2016 film, “Spirit of the Game.” | Michelle Moore, Spirit of the Game From the late 1930s to the early 1960s, athletically gifted missionaries of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints used basketball as a tool to share the gospel in Australia and became well-known as the “Mormon Yankees.” Provo resident Calvin Eugene Monson was one of them. He died of natural causes Nov. 11 at age 87. Legacy.com Calvin Eugene Monson served a Latter-day… Read More

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Equinox salaries revealed: Here’s how much engineers, analysts, product managers, and more make at the luxury fitness company

Summary List Placement Equinox is evolving from a luxury gym chain to a full-fledged lifestyle company. The fitness brand — a subsidiary of The Related Companies, which also owns SoulCycle, Pure Yoga, and Blink Fitness — currently operates more than 100 clubs in the US, Canada, and the UK. Equinox’s high-end gyms are widely known as the upper echelon of fitness, with monthly memberships ranging from $185 to $220 a month, including its top membership that goes for $500 per month with a $750 initiation fee. Beyond its traditional gyms, Equinox also operates six deluxe sports clubs, which include full-service restaurants, lounge areas, expanded group fitness studios, swimming pools, and… Read More

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Joy-Anna Duggar: I’m Gonna Go Murder Some Animals! Yippee!

As has been very, very well-documented for quite a number of years now, the Duggar family cares about the sanctity of life. To what extent? Not only are they pro-life, but they believe one should only engage in sexual intercourse in order to make a baby. To each his or her own? Sure, we guess. It’s just a shame that Joy-Anna Duggar and her husband, Austin Forsyth, only seem to care about the sanctity of human life. Over the weekend, Joy-Anna posted a few photographs from a trip her and Austin took… into the woods to shoot and kill some innocent animals. As you can see above and below, Joy-Anna… Read More

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China just launched a mission to the moon to collect rock samples — the first time a country will have done so in more than 40 years

Summary List Placement For decades, planetary geologists have studied tiny chunks of lunar rock to unravel the moon’s mysteries. The rocks have revealed how old the moon is, helped scientists estimate the age of other planets, and offered insight into how turbulent our solar system once was. But nobody has collected any new moon rocks for more than 40 years. China’s National Space Administration is poised to change that. On Monday afternoon at 3:31 p.m. ET (4:31 a.m. Tuesday local time), China launched a spacecraft toward the moon. The mission, called Chang’e-5, aims to land a robot on the lunar surface to collect samples for the first time in China’s… Read More

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Blink Charging’s roughly 200% surge in recent weeks has made it a ‘$1 billion joke,’ says famed short-seller Andrew Left (BLNK)

Summary List PlacementBlink Charging has soared nearly 200% in November as investor enthusiasm surrounding electric vehicle related stocks hits a fever pitch. Investors are betting that Blink will benefit from an increase in adoption of electric vehicles as it build out its charging network. Andrew Left of Citron Research isn’t buying the hype, as the famed short-seller tweeted on Monday thank Blink Charging “is a $1 billion joke.” Visit Business Insider’s homepage for more stories. Electric vehicle stocks have been all the rage in 2020, as investors bet that the success of Tesla can be replicated by startup companies like Fisker, Nikola, and Nio, among others. That euphoria has spilled… Read More

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Biden will pick former Federal Reserve chair Janet Yellen to head the Treasury Department

Summary List Placement President-elect Joe Biden has picked Janet Yellen to head the Treasury Department, the Wall Street Journal reported on Monday. If the Senate confirms her, Yellen would be the first woman to be treasury secretary. Biden announced last week he had chosen a treasury secretary, saying it would be “someone who will be accepted by all elements of the Democratic Party, from the progressive to the moderate coalitions.” Yellen would become the first person to have led the Federal Reserve chair, White House Council of Economic Advisors, and the Treasury. She was in charge of the Federal Reserve during President Barack Obama’s second term, serving from 2014 to… Read More

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Google and Disney team up for a Mandalorian AR experience

The Mandalorian just jetpacked into your living room | Google/Disney Google and Disney have teamed up for a new AR experience featuring The Mandalorian and yes, Baby Yoda is involved. The Mandalorian AR experience “puts you in the shoes of a bounty hunter following the trail of Mando himself, Din Djarin, and The Child,” according to a blog post by Matthieu Lorrain, head of creative, AR partnerships at Google. Players can interact with the characters in AR and capture scenes from the app for sharing. Google/Disney The Mandalorian is scanning your kitchen The app is built on ARCore, Google’s developer platform for building augmented reality experiences, and uses its ARCore… Read More

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