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Coronavirus: UK government tells people to work from home

  • Boris Johnson’s government tells workers to stay at home if they can.
  • This follows weeks of his government urging people in England to return to offices.
  • Prime Minister Johnson will announce the new guidance to MPs on Tuesday afternoon.
  • His government will also introduce a 10pm curfew for pubs, bars, and restaurants.
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Boris Johnson will today urge people to work from home if they can in order to stop a spike in coronavirus infections, just weeks after launching a back to work drive.

The UK prime minister will address the House of Commons on Tuesday where he will confirm that the government has scrapped its push for more people in England to return to their workplaces.

The guidance represents a dramatic shift in government policy.

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Extension’s Cooking Basics series helps people navigate through the kitchen | Features

As restaurants closed in the beginning of the pandemic, many Americans learned just how much they had come to rely on them.

People had to start finding their way around the kitchen. That was a big task in a country where, according to the United States Department of Agriculture, people on average spend 54% of their food bills in restaurants.

Employees at the Manhattan-based K-State Research and Extension service thought they could help.

“At the beginning of the pandemic, Extension decided to do just a quick needs assessment with our clients,” said Lisa Martin, extension agent for the expanded Food and Nutrition Education Program.

The survey asked people what issues were the most important to them at the time — cooking and getting meals on the table hit high on the list.

“We had curriculum that we used with teaching, but we really didn’t have anything in fact sheets, and

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While Working From Home, People With This Personality Trait Have Experienced The Greatest Increase In Work-Life Balance

There’s been a recent spate of commentary on how working from home has eroded employees’ mental health, engagement, work-life balance, and more. And while there is some truth to those accounts, and some people have suffered emotionally, the reality is more complicated.

The fact is that there are a great many employees who have not only survived, but thrived, while working from home. And certain personality traits accurately predict whether someone is going to love or hate the experience of working from home.

In a new report called The Truth About Working From Home In 24 Shocking Charts, Leadership IQ surveyed 3,706 employees currently working from home to measure their experiences. Respondents answered more than two dozen questions about working from home, as well as questions about their psychological makeup.

One of the findings discovered that 39% of remote employees say that their work-life balance is much better working

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In The Dog House: 11 Ways People Are Modifying Their Homes For Dogs

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There are certainly a lot of things to consider when buying or building a home. You want every member of your family to be comfortable and safe, and maybe that’s why people are taking their dogs into consideration when it comes to making decisions about where they live.

In fact, amenities for dogs are a more important factor for millennials looking to buy homes than plans for marriage or a human family, but people of every generation are making their living spaces more dog-friendly.

Some are even making expensive choices when it comes to building or remodeling their homes with their pups in mind. Here are eleven awesome ways people are modifying their homes to make them better for dogs.

1. Dog Showers

Dog wash stations and showers are becoming very popular, and that makes a lot of sense if you think about it.

Homeowners often

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What Happens If People Don’t Return To The Office?

On Monday, it was reported that JPMorgan requested that its traders, bankers, brokers, research analysts and other professionals return to their offices by Sept. 21, after six long months of working from home. 

Executives asserted that it’s essential to have people return to the office, as it builds camaraderie and an esprit de corps. They claim that face-to-face conversations and in-person meetings are deemed mission-critical for professionals, such as traders, bankers, brokers, compliance, human resources and other personnel, to do their jobs, share key information, engage in important daily discussions and feed off one another. Young employees, according to JPMorgan, require mentors, guidance and direction. The synergy is diminished when its people are disconnected from one another. 

Bloomberg reported that JPMorgan CEO Jamie Dimon told analysts at Keefe, Bruyette & Woods—an investment bank that focuses on banks—that he noticed “productivity slipped” during the work-from-home time period and “work output

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The 100 People Transforming Business series showcases leaders driving innovation in enterprise technology

  • Digital transformation has long been the goal for companies wanting to stay competitive, particularly as applications of artificial intelligence (AI) have proliferated. 
  • Enterprise technology entered a whole new phase unexpectedly with the global pandemic, leading to a proliferation of working-from-home solutions.
  • AI continues to underpin enterprise technology transformation, in everything from semiconductors to collaboration tools. 
  • 100 People Transforming Business is an annual list and series highlighting those across industries who are changing the way the world does business. Check out the full list for 2020.

For years digital transformation has been one of the most consistent themes of enterprise tech, as companies across every industry begin the long slog toward modernizing their IT and their businesses.

When the coronavirus crisis upended the world, that plodding transition revved to warp speed. Companies that barely had an online presence had to shift their operations online nearly overnight.

“We will see five years

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