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This Week in Jobs: 21 tech career opportunities hotter than the midday sun

Simple ways to beat the heat.

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In addition to staying inside during the hottest part of the day, there are steps you can take to keep cool and healthy during a heat wave.

The obvious? Drink water. If you’re thirsty, the experts say, you’re probably already dehydrated.

Other tips: Try a cool shower with peppermint. The menthol scent tells your brain that what you’re feeling (or eating) is cold.

Cold compresses can be helpful — and if you don’t have one, try throwing a bottle of water into the freezer. Place these frozen objects on your wrists and neck to help cool down quickly.

Another way to beat the heat? Blast your fans, open up your laptop and check out this week’s new jobs.

The News

Philly’s Burro is building farming bots that’ll work alongside people in the field to increase productivity.

What’s the owl eating? Duolingo’s viral taco shop brought in an astounding $700,000 during its first year in business.

Penn spinout Ghost Robotics is set to be acquired by a South Korean defense and aerospace manufacturer for $240M.

DC-based Young Futures welcomed its first cohort last week. The accelerator aims to provide some much-needed support to youth leaders in the nonprofit space.

Howard University’s Black Commerce Conference returns this week at double the size. The four-day conference focuses on education for Black entrepreneurs and founders.

The Jobs

Philly + Delaware

DC + Baltimore



The End

Drink water! Keep cool and we’ll check in with you next week.

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