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Suffer from chronic back pain? Here’s the only 4th of July sale you should pay attention to

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Casper has the mattress of your dreams, and it’s on sale for the 4th of July. (Photo: Casper)
Casper has the mattress of your dreams, and it’s on sale for the 4th of July. (Photo: Casper)

How’s your back? If you’re like most of us, these last few months of less activity (and more staying in) have meant noticeable aches and pains. Add to that the stress of sleeping on an old mattress and you might find your back in a constant state of discomfort. 

While core exercises are never a bad idea, no amount of Zoom fitness will fix your back if your bed is the root of the problem. Of course now is not the time to visit mattress stores and plop down Goldilocks-style in search of a match. But it IS

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California nursing homes got insider access to Newsom’s health care regulators. Here’s how

On April 9, California nursing homes were already in a state of crisis. Employees were staying home, fearing for their safety without proper protection. Facilities reported deaths daily.

At 12:30 p.m. that day, the chief advocate for California’s nursing home industry dispatched an email to officials at the California Department of Public Health. The email listed seven urgent concerns facing nursing homes, including child care and housing for workers.

The most detailed priority on the list: “The continuing bleed of $$$ to respond to COVID.”

“We’ve been working … on getting rate increases but making that happen sooner than later will help,” the industry advocate wrote.

Increased protective equipment for staff members and testing were the final items on the list.

Those priorities came from Craig Cornett, the CEO of the California Association of Health Facilities, an industry group representing 80 percent of the nursing homes in the state.

Cornett’s

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Just 8% of colleges are keeping classes online this fall, but more may join them as coronavirus outbreaks surge. Here’s the list so far.

A graduate gets ready to pose for a picture at the empty campus of San Diego State University, after the California State University system announced the fall 2020 semester will be online, May 13, 2020.
A graduate gets ready to pose for a picture at the empty campus of San Diego State University, after the California State University system announced the fall 2020 semester will be online, May 13, 2020.

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After a semester of remote courses and online graduations, some colleges and universities are deciding not to return for in-person classes this fall.

California State University, the largest four-year public university system in the US, has cancelled in-person classes for the fall semester at all 23 of its campuses. Instead, classes will take place almost exclusively online, Chancellor Timothy White announced in May.

“Our university, when open without restrictions and fully in person… is a place where over 500,000 people come together in close and vibrant proximity,” White said at the meeting, according to the Los Angeles Times. “That approach sadly just isn’t in the cards now.”

Six of Harvard’s graduate and professional

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Is it worth it to bundle flights and hotels? Here’s what to know as you start traveling again

The coronavirus pandemic caused an unprecedented need for consumers to cancel travel plans. Many travelers have encountered frustration changing arrangements, canceling trips and obtaining refunds.

Some consumers prefer to handle each part of their travel on a piecemeal basis.  But if you end up having to cancel or make changes, it can be a hassle to contact every hospitality company individually.

For other travelers, a vacation package tidies up the process and creates a single-point contact but their policies may be restrictive regarding cancellation and refunds.

We’ve consulted with travel experts who share the pros and cons of bundling arrangements for your next trip:

The argument for bundling

Cost can be lower: When flights and hotels are booked together, travelers can achieve better prices. “From purely a financial perspective, a bundled vacation package can help you to secure the best prices and keep costs down,” says Matt Woodley, founder of

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Here’s What You Can Do to Demand Justice for Black Lives and Support Protestors Right Now

Photo credit: raydene hansen - Hearst Owned
Photo credit: raydene hansen – Hearst Owned

From Cosmopolitan

The recent deaths of Ahmaud Arbery, Breonna Taylor, George Floyd, and Tony McDade, news surrounding the October 2019 killing of Brianna Hill, and the horrifying way a white woman used her privilege to threaten Christian Cooper’s life in Central Park have sparked international protests against racism and police brutality in America.

Over the past week, protestors in Minneapolis, Los Angeles, Columbus, Anchorage, Atlanta, Salt Lake City, and New York City were confronted by police in riot gear, tear gas, and, in the case of Louisville, Kentucky, gunshots. (While it’s unclear who fired a gun, according to the New York Times, seven demonstrators in Kentucky were shot by the police.) This was in stark contrast to how the protestors who decried the stay-at-home orders were treated.

If you feel helpless, confused, angry, or fired up, there are actions you can take

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Here’s what to know in South Florida on June 22

We’re keeping track of the latest news regarding the coronavirus in South Florida and around the state. Check back for updates throughout the day.

‘They deserve to be put on blast’: Social media is policing COVID-19 rule breakers

5:30 p.m.:Ani Meinhold and her partner waited more than two weeks to reopen their MiMo District restaurant to make sure they could faithfully follow the new rules to stop the spread of coronavirus.

So she couldn’t believe it when she saw videos posted on social media over the weekend of other restaurants, bars and clubs flouting the rules — partygoers shoulder-to-shoulder, drinking and dancing, all without masks or distance between them.

One video, shared on Twitter and Instagram, included Miami mayor Francis Suarez posing with patrons without a mask. Miami police shut down the restaurant the next day.

“I was livid,” Meinhold said. “The fact that people were behaving irresponsibly, they

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Here’s Where You Can Buy Non-Medical Face Masks Online Right Now

Update, May 6, 2020: As stay-at-home orders come to an end and businesses across the U.S. begin to re-open, a number of states are taking the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s recommendation to wear a cloth face-covering in public to the next level by making it a requirement. This is in effect in the following seven states so far: New York, New Jersey, Connecticut, Pennsylvania, Maryland, Rhode Island, and Hawaii.

Update, April 4, 2020: The CDC issued a recommendation that President Donald Trump shared on Friday: they are now advising everyone to wear a cloth face-covering mask in public to slow the spread of coronavirus.  

This story was originally published on April 3, 2020

It seems like each new day of the COVID-19 pandemic comes with a hearty dose of surprising, overwhelming, and sometimes even conflicting information about how to navigate your way through this crisis — and

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Alexis Ohanian has left Reddit’s board in a ‘long overdue’ move. Here’s how he launched Reddit into a $3 billion behemoth and became an outspoken activist in the tech world.

Reddit and Initialized Capital cofounder Alexis Ohanian.
Reddit and Initialized Capital cofounder Alexis Ohanian.

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  • Alexis Ohanian, who cofounded Reddit in 2005, has been called the “Mayor of the Internet.”

  • He and cofounder Steve Huffman built the company over 16 months, then sold it to Condé Nast in 2006 for somewhere between $10 and $20 million. Today, the company is worth $3 billion. 

  • Since then, Ohanian has become a venture capitalist, has helped launch two more companies, and has fought against a bill that would have stifled internet innovation. 

  • In 2015, he met tennis superstar Serena Williams. The couple had a daughter together, Alexis Olympia Ohanian Jr., in 2017, and got married two months later. 

  • More recently, in the wake of the protests following George Floyd’s death, Ohanian resigned from Reddit’s board and called on the company to name a Black board member in his place, which it has since done, appointing Michael

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The 2020 ‘ring of fire’ solar eclipse occurs Sunday. Here’s how to watch online.

A “ring of fire” solar eclipse will briefly appear in parts of Africa and Asia this weekend, and if you aren’t out there in person, you can take in the spectacular show online.

Sunday’s solar eclipse is what is known as an annular eclipse, in which the moon does not completely cover the sun as it passes between the star and Earth as seen from our planet. Instead, a ring of sunlight will still shine around the outer edge, hence its nickname: a “ring of fire” eclipse.

The time of maximum eclipse, when that “ring of fire” event happens, will be at 2:40 a.m. ET on Sunday when the moon crosses into the center of the sphere of the sun from Earth’s perspective. The eclipse starts at 11:45 p.m. ET on June 20 and ends at 5:34 a.m. ET, according to NASA.

Related: Solar eclipse guide 2020: When, where &

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Here’s What’s Opened, Closed Or Modified In Phase 2

CONNECTICUT — The state will enter its second reopening phase June 17 just in time for Father’s Day weekend. Things like indoor dining, gyms and movie theaters will make their return albeit under strict rules that will define our “new normal.”

Around 95 percent of Connecticut’s economy will be reopen in the second phase, Gov. Ned Lamont said. The third reopening phase will take place sometime in mid-July as long as the state maintains the course in keeping coronavirus infections and hospitalizations under control.

Lamont’s administration has moved away from its target goal of 100,000 coronavirus tests per week for the state. State COO Josh Geballe said during a news conference that the state would continue to focus on high-risk settings such as nursing homes, prisons, healthcare and other essential workers. In addition, anyone with possible coronavirus symptoms should get tested, he said. There has been mixed messages from the

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