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Mar 1, 2021

The science of “Zoom fatigue”

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There's fresh, peer-reviewed research out of Stanford that "Zoom fatigue" is a real thing. Plus, Senate Democrats are reportedly dropping their Plan B for raising the minimum wage as part of a new COVID relief package. And, former President Trump's role as a political fundraiser remains strong.

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Senate Democrats may drop backup plan to raise minimum wage

It’s now unclear whether the final bill will include a minimum wage hike.
The House passed a COVID relief bill over the weekend that does include a provision for raising the minimum wage to $15 an hour.
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Yup, looking at yourself on video all the time can get exhausting

Mar 1, 2021
Stanford researchers say being constantly confronted with our own faces in videoconferencing takes a toll.
"When you look at yourself, you evaluate yourself. And evaluating yourself for eight hours a day is not good," said Jeremy Bailenson with Stanford’s Virtual Human Interaction Lab.
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Trump's fundraising keeps him at the center of GOP politics

Mar 1, 2021
Former President Trump has pulled in more than $30 million in a matter of months.
Former President Donald Trump addresses the Conservative Political Action Conference held in the Hyatt Regency on Feb. 28, 2021 in Orlando, Fla.
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Yin And Yang Uyama Hiroto

The team

Nicole Childers Executive Producer
Victoria Craig Producer, BBC
Stephen Ryan Producer, BBC
Jonathan Frewin Producer, BBC
Daniel Shin Producer
Jay Siebold Engineer
Brian Allison Engineer
Alex Schroeder Digital producer
Meredith Garretson Producer
Erika Soderstrom Producer/Director