These people moved to their dream destinations during the pandemic — here’s what life is like 1 year later

For many, 2020 will be remembered as a year they spent at home. Others took a different path. They packed their bags and moved to places that many only dream of visiting. Here’s how they feel about their decision one year on, in their own words. From Boston to Napa Valley, California Name: Ian O’ReillyOccupation: Sommelier Before the pandemic, I was employed as a beverage manager in Boston. The restaurant where I worked closed in March of 2020, and I was subsequently laid off. As I reflected on my career,…

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Facebook just showed us how we’ll work in the metaverse — here’s what it was like

Facebook Workrooms VR Facebook Facebook on Thursday announced Horizon Workrooms, a new way for office workers to connect using virtual reality. The idea is simple enough: Instead of talking to people in little boxes over video calls, Facebook spent more than two years creating a way for up to 16 people, represented by avatars, to sit around a virtual conference table together. It supports up to 50 people if some just call in using webcams. Facebook says this is one small but important step toward building the metaverse — a…

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