How to Earn Money Online

The jobs available for people looking to make money online run the gamut. On the internet, you can seek everything from full-time employment as a remote staff member to a work-whenever-you-want side hustle as a blogger or jewelry-maker.

Although the COVID-19 pandemic has rattled the job market, online hiring is strong in a range of industries. According to Glassdoor’s Job Market Report, there were 11,430 remote job openings in July on Glassdoor, up 28.3% from the year before.

“The fields with the most remote-work listings right now include areas like customer service, sales, computer and (information technology), medical and health, and education and training,” wrote Brie Weiler Reynolds, career development manager and coach at FlexJobs, a resource for finding remote jobs, part-time jobs, freelance jobs and other flexible jobs, in an email.

These are industries where work has moved away from in-person to online interactions, she notes.

Other fields with

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This Floyd Sofa Made My Tiny Apartment Feel Grand

Photo credit: Courtesy of Floyd
Photo credit: Courtesy of Floyd

From ELLE Decor

This year, I made the “brave” decision to jump out of the nest—I moved out of my family’s suburban home and into a tiny apartment in Manhattan. Square footage was small, but my dreams for the space were grand. Before sorting out my Con Edison account or scoping out the area for a supermarket or hardware store, I, like many 20something millennials with a Pinterest account and a dream, was mood boarding into delusion. It goes without saying that I had already sorted out which coffee table books to proudly put on display and how I would arrange the framed art on my gallery wall. But at the same time, I had blissfully ignored the things I actually needed like, for instance, a sofa. Maybe that is because my living room—a petite rectangle with an open kitchen, flanked by a bedroom and

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Your $600 unemployment boost is expiring. What do you do?

A $600 weekly benefit bonus from the federal government has made unemployment a little less painful for the tens of millions of Americans who’ve lost their jobs to the coronavirus. But if you’re in that group, you’ll have to survive without the extra money, at least temporarily.

The benefits boost expires on Friday, and Congress has failed to come to an agreement on whether to extend it. The U.S. House is to continue with the $600 payments through January, but the Senate wants to cut them back to $200.

Until there’s a deal, the bonus federal unemployment money is likely to lapse. Standard jobless benefits vary from state to state, and depending on where you live you may have trouble making ends meet on your state check alone.

What do you do? Here are seven ways to cope with a smaller weekly payout.

Cut down on monthly expenses

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Silicon Motion (SIMO) Q2 Earnings Beat, Revenues Up Y/Y

Silicon Motion Technology Corporation SIMO reported second-quarter 2020 non-GAAP earnings of 81 cents per American Depositary Share (ADS), which surpassed the Zacks Consensus Estimate by 5.2% and improved 55.8% from the year-ago quarter. Moreover, the bottom line increased 1.3% sequentially.

Net sales (non-GAAP) surged 45% from the year-ago quarter to $136.8 million, outpacing the Zacks Consensus Estimate by 0.5%. Moreover, the figure improved 3% sequentially. Growth was driven by robust uptake of UFS controllers.

Quarter in Detail

Sales of SSD controllers surged 15% year over year but declined 5% sequentially.

Moreover, revenues from eMMC and UFS controllers soared 140% year over year and 30% sequentially.
 

Silicon Motion Technology Corporation Price, Consensus and EPS Surprise

Silicon Motion Technology Corporation Price, Consensus and EPS Surprise

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Notably, revenues from SSD solutions improved 145% year over year but declined 10% sequentially.

During

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Why Solid Peripherals Make the Stock a Buy

Logitech International SA (NASDAQ:LOGI) (SWX:LOGN) has had an excellent run even before the Covid-19 pandemic took place. Being a leading player in the global computer peripherals space, the company witnessed strong tailwinds in many of its segments with the increasing popularity of the work-from-home and learn-from-home trends.

The strong boost of gaming activity was another big plus point that helped the company show phenomenal growth in its top-line and margins in its most recent result. The management’s renewed guidance is stronger than before, and in my opinion, the company continues to be a lucrative investment to hold at current levels.

Company overview

Logitech is a Switzerland-based company engaged in the design, manufacture and marketing of personal computer accessories and mobile accessories for navigation, video communication and collaboration, smart home and other applications. It has a broad portfolio of products such as mice, keyboards, charging stands, tablet cases, car mounts for

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Medicare coverage for Alzheimer brain scans in question

A big study to help Medicare officials decide whether to start covering brain scans to check for Alzheimer’s disease missed its goals for curbing health care costs, calling into question whether the pricey tests are worth it.

The results announced Thursday are from a $100 million study of more than 25,000 Medicare recipients. It’s been closely watched by private insurers too, as the elderly population grows and more develop this most common form of dementia, which currently has no cure.

Advocates for coverage say they hope to persuade the agency that the scans still offer benefits even if they don’t save much or any money. An accurate diagnosis helps families plan for the future even if the course of the disease can’t be changed, said Dr. Gil Rabinovici of the University of California, San Francisco.

He led the study and gave results at the Alzheimer’s Association International Conference taking place

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Five key moments from the big tech grilling

Four chief executives - Alphabet's Sundar Pichai, Amazon's Jeff Bezos, Facebook's Mark Zuckerberg and Apple's Tim Cook - appeared via video call
Four chief executives – Alphabet’s Sundar Pichai, Amazon’s Jeff Bezos, Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg and Apple’s Tim Cook – appeared via video call

The heads of Amazon, Apple, Facebook and Google owner Alphabet appeared before US lawmakers on Wednesday night to defend their companies against claims they abuse their power to squash competitors.

Here are five key moments from the hearing.

1. Mark Zuckerberg’s emails revealed

Did Facebook buy Instagram in 2012 to neutralise a threat? That was the topic raised by Democratic representative Jerry Nadler.

Emails between Facebook chief executive Mark Zuckerberg and his chief financial officer David Ebersman were revealed as part of the hearing.

In one, Mr Zuckerberg said: “These businesses are nascent but the networks established, the brands are already meaningful, and if they grow to a large scale they could be very disruptive to us… I’m curious if we should consider going after one or two

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Should You Volunteer For A COVID-19 Vaccine Trial? Here’s What You Need To Know.

It’s become pretty clear that unless some sort of miracle takes place, we aren’t going to really dig ourselves out of the coronavirus pandemic without a vaccine. 

Fortunately, researchers have been hustling to design, test and eventually mass-produce a vaccine that’ll bring us some immunity against COVID-19. Initial evidence on the safety and effectiveness of some of the potential vaccines is promising. As Dr. Anthony Fauci, director of the National Institute for Allergy and Infectious Diseases, said, it’s something to be “cautiously optimistic” about.

Still, there’s no guarantee that any of the vaccines now being tested will do the trick. We need more clinical trials. To carry out those trials, researchers need tons of volunteers — people of all ages, genders, ethnicities and backgrounds — to ensure that the final vaccines work across the general population.

How potential COVID-19 vaccines are clinically tested.

Each vaccine has to be studied in

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Best reusable water bottles from glass to stainless steel

Unless you’ve been living under a rock, you will have heard the staggering statistics about plastic and the environment.

It is estimated that there will be more plastic than fish in the sea by 2050 if drastic measures are not taken. But what can we do on a smaller scale to reduce our single-use plastic consumption?

From fabric totes (or carrying every last item of our food shop in our arms) at the supermarket, to ditching plastic straws in favour of paper alternatives, there are small changes we can all make that that add up to a big difference – including purchasing a reusable water bottle. It may shock you to learn that we use approximately 13 billion plastic bottles each year in the UK according to a parliamentary study.

Investing in a reusable water bottle is not just a more sustainable solution, but it is also cost-saving in the

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If our reality is a video game, does that solve the problem of evil?

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Pandemics and natural disasters cause pain and suffering to millions worldwide and can challenge the very foundations of human belief systems. They can be particularly challenging for those who believe in an all-knowing and righteous God. The Lisbon earthquake of 1755, for example, shook the previously unquestioned faith of many and led Voltaire to question whether this really could be the best of all possible worlds.

When the Spanish flu struck in 1918, some chose to see it as divine punishment for the sins of mankind and looked to prayer, rather than science, for salvation. Notoriously, the Bishop of Zamora resisted calls from the Spanish authorities to close his churches and instead insisted on holding additional masses and processions.

From a theological standpoint, natural disasters and pandemics inevitably raise the profile of the long-standing and much-debated “problem of evil”. Here is philosopher Galen Strawson’s take on the problem:

We

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