‘Zoombombers’ using porn to disrupt online classes as young as kindergarten across US

Laveta Brigham

Online learning is in full swing as students across the U.S. return to class during the coronavirus pandemic.

Navigating this new normal has come with challenges, however, amid reports of hackers hijacking virtual lessons to troll students with illicit images, messages and threats.

“While we were waiting for everything to start, all of a sudden it began,” Ariela Colon of Schuylkill County, Pennsylvania, said of the moment her daughter’s kindergarten orientation was “Zoombombed” on Thursday. She told WYOU-TV they heard a man’s voice using racial slurs and cursing.

“Then they started messaging us in the chat saying that he was going to rape our children and dropping the F bomb and talking about Mexicans,” Colon told the news station. “My daughter was like, ‘What’s going on mom? Why is my school doing that?’ I had to send her away.”

Schools have seen increased instances of “Zoombombing,” which occurs when hackers

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4 clever methods to boost your wealth in 2020 by working a regular 9 to 5 job

Laveta Brigham

Sometimes, 9 to 5 jobs get a bad wrap. We are told that to build serious wealth, we need to start our own business or hustle 24/7. But, that’s just not true.

Your 9 to 5 job offers all the components to build wealth. Wealth is built through a relatively simple equation, and it looks like this:

Wealth = Income + Investments – Lifestyle

Our income can come from any source, like our regular 9 to 5 job, starting a business, odd jobs, or side hustles that we do over the weekend.

To build wealth using our 9 to 5 job, we are going to focus on four primary money techniques: increasing our salary, building our emergency fund, investing as much as possible, and controlling our lifestyle.

Increase our salary

For most of us, our salaries are how we earn money. And naturally, the more money that we earn, the

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How This Luxury Sneaker Consignment Business Is Opening New Stores to Pandemic Proof Its Business

Laveta Brigham

Opening one new store in an economic tail spin is no mean feat. But Presentedby is opening three — and counting.

The premium sneaker consignment store launched its first new location in Paris’ luxury Le Bon Marché department store today. The second, in Mexico City, will follow next month and the third at Level Shoes in the Dubai Mall is set for October.

This morning, FN got exclusive early access to the new Art Deco-style Paris space before it opened to admit the queue of sneakerheads quickly forming outside.

The biggest ticket items here are Dior’s sellout Jordan collaboration, according to Riz Ahmed, co-founder of parent company Crep Protect. Following their release in late June, a limited run of 13,000 pairs at around $2,000 a pop, the resale price is approximately $10,000. (According to Ahmed, prices climb to $25,000 for smaller and larger sizes.)

Elsewhere, the Sean Wotherspoon Nike Air

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Yoga Studio Helps Members Cope With Pandemic: Alexandria Hero

Laveta Brigham

ALEXANDRIA, VA — When times are tough, heroes emerge. We all know someone who’s making a difference right now as we live through unprecedented and changing times.

Here at Patch, we’ve launched an initiative to help recognize these heroes making a difference in their communities. Together with Ring, we’re working to let all your neighbors know about these outstanding people and their stories.

We received several nominations for Suzanne Leitner-Wise, founder of 532Yoga in Alexandria, from Katherine Sheriff, Lindsay Gaudet and Dolores Korba. All three praised her for keeping the yoga studio going and helping them cope during the stressful time of the pandemic.

Patch reached out to Leitner-Wise to learn more about her yoga studio, how it is surviving the pandemic, and what she loves about Alexandria.

Do YOU have a local hero you would like us to know about? Share their story here. Read about other heroes from

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From COVID Generation to Crypto Generation

Laveta Brigham

Last year, before a pandemic changed the world, surveys showed millennials and adult-age Generation Z respondents steadily developing a curiosity in cryptocurrencies if not buying into the bigger idea that the technology will transform money. 

20% of affluent millennials – the cohort born between 1980 and 1996 – invested in cryptocurrencies, compared with just 3% for the general population. Meanwhile, an online Harris/Blockchain Capital poll found 60% of people aged 18-34, a demographic covering six years of Gen Zers and 10 of millennials, were “somewhat familiar” with bitcoin, compared with 43% overall. ” data-reactid=”20″A Michelmores survey in the U.K., for example, found that 20% of affluent millennials – the cohort born between 1980 and 1996 – invested in cryptocurrencies, compared with just 3% for the general population. Meanwhile, an online Harris/Blockchain Capital poll found 60% of people aged 18-34, a demographic covering six years of Gen Zers and 10

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I’ve only dated women, but I like flirting with other men online. Does this mean I’m not straight?

Laveta Brigham



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  • It’s normal to question and explore your sexual identity, but societal and family pressure may have stopped you in the past.

  • Reflect on your upbringing and any messaging you may have received that could make you subconsciously fear and avoid sexual exploration. You can work past this fear with a curious approach.

  • Continue talking to other men who have or are currently exploring their sexualities, and confide in supportive friends or a therapist. Doing so will make you feel less alone.

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I’m a straight 20-something male and I’ve only had sex with women.

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Stanford GSB Dean Jon Levin On MBAs, COVID, Racial Injustice & The Future

Laveta Brigham

Stanford GSB Dean Jonathan Levin on the impact of the pandemic on Stanford, its MBA students and the future of business education

Stanford Graduate School of Business for four full years. During one evening this week, the 47-year-old economist sat down for a lengthy and illuminating podcast interview with a recent alum of the school, Benjamin Kohlmann, an engagement manager at McKinsey & Co. Kohlmann earned his MBA from Stanford three years ago in 2017, having arrived on campus a year before Levin’s deanship began. He enrolled at the school after a successful military career, having flown 32 combat missions and making more than 300 landings on U.S. carriers.” data-reactid=”33″On Sept. 1, Jonathan Levin will have been dean of Stanford Graduate School of Business for four full years. During one evening this week, the 47-year-old economist sat down for a lengthy and illuminating podcast interview with a recent alum … Read More

70 Pennsylvania Colleges Make Money’s 2020-21 ‘Best’ List

Laveta Brigham

Pennsylvania was well-represented on a new list of the best values in higher education in the United States.

More than six months into the new coronavirus pandemic, colleges are struggling to resume in-person classes and, in some cases, reverting back to online courses only days into the new semester.

Such challenges raise a question: Is a college degree today worth the actual cost?

Enter Money magazine. The publication this week released its annual ranking of the best colleges for the money. The list includes 70 schools in Pennsylvania.

University of Pennsylvania is the state’s top-ranking school on the list, coming in at No. 30 on the list of more than 700 colleges and universities. It is followed by Swarthmore (43), Lafayette College (97), Lehigh (110), Carnegie Mellon (117) and Franklin & Marshall (124).

For the 2020 list, colleges included in Money’s rankings had to meet certain criteria, such as having

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Not sure about buying a refurbished vacuum? This Hoover deal may convince you

Laveta Brigham

Easy to take anywhere — even outside to clean your car — the Hoover BH52230 Cruise Ultra Light Cordless Floor Vacuum is a battery-operated appliance that weighs less than five pounds. (Photo: eBay)
Easy to take anywhere — even outside to clean your car — the Hoover BH52230 Cruise Ultra Light Cordless Floor Vacuum is a battery-operated appliance that weighs less than five pounds. (Photo: eBay)

There are few investments that are as important as home appliances. You’re purchasing items you’ll use nearly every day — so what you choose now will affect your time, your stress level and your home’s cleanliness for years to come.

While many vacuums are inexpensive, those models aren’t always made to last. Investing in a high-quality vacuum means your home will be cleaner and safer for your family, but also that cleaning will be easier and faster. The best machines, though, come with hefty price tags. That’s why smart shoppers do their research, and invest in a refurbished vacuum.

Refurbished vacuums have been either dinged and can’t be sold as new, or have been returned by the

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This Century-old Brand Embraced Omnichannel During COVID-19

Laveta Brigham

communication between retailers and shoppers has gone from “nice to have” to “need to have.”” data-reactid=”19″Omnichannel rose to universal and critical significance during the coronavirus pandemic — and now, swift, seamless communication between retailers and shoppers has gone from “nice to have” to “need to have.”

And that’s why the stars aligned for Goorin Bros., a 125-year old family-owned premium headwear company based in San Francisco, when it partnered with NewStore, an omnichannel solution for retailers, just before COVID-19 swept the nation and brands were suddenly forced to pivot.

“Everything changed from trying to fight to build a market to a market that largely wants what we have,” Stephan Schambach, founder and chier executive officer at NewStore, told WWD.

NewStore’s unique features include “omni-order management,” which enables consumers to buy from anywhere and ship from anywhere and incorporate fulfillment options

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