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Beach day

Michael Van Gorkom, 33, who was laid off by Yahoo in April, enjoys the view in Santa Monica. He is relishing funemployment: “The condition of a person who takes advantage of being out of a job to have the time of their life.” Genaro Molina / Los Angeles Times
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