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The Latest: Temple University halts in-person classes

The Latest: Temple University halts in-person classes

Health
PHILADELPHIA — Temple University has announced a two-week halt of in-person classes as Philadelphia officials called on all college and university students in the city to avoid all social gatherings with people outside their households.Temple officials said Sunday that new test results over the weekend had pushed the number of active COVID-19 cases from the 58 reported Friday to 103 active cases, most of them among people with no symptoms and a small number with mild to moderate flu-like symptoms.University president Richard Englert said officials believe they are seeing “new cases that result from small social gatherings happening off campus.” He said that prompted the two-week “pause” on in-person classes and a contact tracing effort.Temple said in-person classes will go online starting ...
Free salary negotiation classes for women aim to narrow the pay gap

Free salary negotiation classes for women aim to narrow the pay gap

Finance
When Marie Villegas, 46, an IT project manager, was about to start a new position with the Department of Defense contractor she works for, she Googled "salary negotiation tips.""I knew my responsibilities would increase, but I wasn't sure how to actually ask for more money," she said.That's how Villegas learned about a free salary negotiation session coming up that weekend in Washington, D.C., where she lives. It was geared toward equipping women with tools and tactics to lobby for more pay and better benefits.Villegas left the workshop with a plan. That same day, she emailed her manager to request a meeting. When they met, she laid out her points and he was receptive, she said, and agreed to meet her in the middle.While Villegas didn't get the $ 20,000 raise she asked for, she was offered...
More schools are starting classes later to let students sleep

More schools are starting classes later to let students sleep

Health
The Seattle school district joined dozens of school districts around the country in the fall of 2016 by delaying the start of school. Under the new rules, instead of beginning at 7:50 a.m., they began at 8:45 a.m. This gave researchers at the University of Washington an opportunity to determine just how much teens need sleep. In a new study, they used activity monitors to study a group of high school sophomores before and after the changes were implemented and found that with later start times, students were not only getting an extra half-hour of sleep, their grades had improved by nearly 5 percentage points too. Sleep is important for everyone, but even more so for teens, who are constantly losing sleep because of their busy schedules. Here’s why they need it even more: Studi...
Katie Price accused of snubbing working classes with 'scandalous' food post

Katie Price accused of snubbing working classes with 'scandalous' food post

Entertainment
INSTAGRAM / KATIE PRICEBACKLASH: Katie divided her Instagram followers yet againThe former glamour model has been criticised in the past for everything from her parenting to her love of plastic surgery and even her taste in interior design.And in a new Katie Price Instagram post, the Loose Women panellist set tongues wagging once again for all the wrong reasons.Sharing a picture of a sizeable pile of pre-prepared food, the mum-of-five gushed about the delights of not having to cook for herself."Soulmate Food looking after me on the run up to Christmas!" she wrote to her 1.7 million Instagram followers.Katie Price in pictures British television personality and glamour model, Katie Price in pictures. INSTARimages.com Katie Price's hottest pictures INSTAGRAM / ...