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The lockdown is turning back the clock on women’s lives in Britain

Studies in 2019 showed that slight progress had been made in closing the gender pay gap in the UK in recent years, but the lockdown has stalled this progress - Joe Giddens/PA
Studies in 2019 showed that slight progress had been made in closing the gender pay gap in the UK in recent years, but the lockdown has stalled this progress – Joe Giddens/PA

SIR – We are concerned that the long-term impact on women is being overlooked in the Government’s response to the coronavirus crisis.

We don’t deny that men have been affected disproportionately by the virus itself, but evidence shows

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Fall in love with the 12 best rom-coms on HBO Max

Fall in love with the 12 best rom-coms on HBO Max
Fall in love with the 12 best rom-coms on HBO Max

HBO Max is here, and gives fans access to previously hard-to-stream Studio Ghibli hits, every Harry Potter movie, and a little sitcom known as Friends. It has also given many popular rom-com movies a new platform.

The streaming service’s expansive library features many longtime swoon-worthy movie favorites as well as modern romantic classics. We’re here to highlight some of

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It’s not too late. A vision board can help you make those 2020 goals a reality

Looking for a creative, colorful way to make your dreams and goals feel more accessible than ever? Try vision boards, the Pinterest-friendly art project that advocates swear makes you more likely to achieve your goals.

TODAY spoke to two experts in the field, both who have been making vision boards for years, about how the boards can really help you meet your goals and for some tips on how to

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Athletes With Major Business Empires Outside of Sports

Being a professional athlete can easily make you a millionaire, but these sports stars have expanded their wealth by turning those team paychecks into veritable empires. See how these players have been making bank outside of the sports world.

Last updated: June 19, 2020

1. Shaquille O’Neal

Former NBA pro Shaquille O’Neal has invested his money in companies he believes in — and it’s ended up paying off for him.

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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,

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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

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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

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The best gas cards of 2020

Heading out on the road? The best gas cards can help you save at the pump
Heading out on the road? The best gas cards can help you save at the pump

— Our editors review and recommend products to help you buy the stuff you need. If you sign up for a credit card after clicking one of our links, we may earn a small fee for referring you. However, our picks and opinions are independent from USA TODAY’s newsroom and any business incentives.

According

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Foreign holidays ‘to restart on July 4’

beach - Getty
beach – Getty

British holidaymakers could enjoy overseas breaks from July 4 under plans being drawn up by the government.

Prime Minister Boris Johnson is expected to announce on June 29 that agreements have been made for so-called air bridges with a “small number” of countries with low levels of coronavirus.

This would allow families to take foreign holidays without having to self-isolate on their return to the UK. 

People

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Ritz Paris Tableware Gets Ready for Auction, #ShareTheMicNow Initiative Takes Off, and More News This Week

From significant business changes to noteworthy product launches, there’s always something new happening in the world of design. In this weekly roundup, AD PRO has everything you need to know.

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Looking for the Perfect Finishing Touch for Your Next Client Project? Try Some Tableware From the Ritz Paris

This weekend is set to include a very special—and limited—opportunity for fans of the iconic Ritz Paris hotel. Thanks to Artcurial,

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The 5 key questions about Google and Apple’s contact tracing system

The tech giants were first turned away by the Government but now they are its only hope for a functioning contact tracing app - Telegraph/Telegraph
The tech giants were first turned away by the Government but now they are its only hope for a functioning contact tracing app – Telegraph/Telegraph

This week the UK government performed an abrupt u-turn on its contact-tracing technology to tackle coronavirus. 

The app it was developing with NHSX, the health service’s research wing, is set to be replaced with an app built using technology developed by Apple and Google, the

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Boom in all-inclusive holidays as skiers look for security and luxury in post-pandemic world

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club med private chalet – club med

Club Med looks to a future of on-site doctors and private chalets as it ditches buffets

The coronavirus has thrown the entire world’s travel plans into turmoil. Yet while some operators struggle to stay afloat others are beginning to see a light at the end of the tunnel.

Luxury all-inclusive ski holidays is one boom area as skiers look towards the hope of

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Cranford To Reopen 1 Pool Monday, Other Local Coronavirus Updates

CRANFORD, NJ — Cranford will only open one of its pools this summer, a decision that the Township Committee said, in a letter, that they knew has provoked “questions and some disappointment.” They said the decision was not easy, but a responsible choice for health reasons.

State regulations for pools were announced recently. Pools can be at 50 percent capacity.

Director of Parks and Recreation Steve Robertazzi explained the reasons

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Is it safe to travel to Spain this summer? Latest Foreign Office advice and restrictions

Playa de Formentor, Mallorca, Spain: istock
Playa de Formentor, Mallorca, Spain: istock

As countries around the globe tentatively begin to relax restrictions on travel, the promise of tapas al fresco and long, lazy sun-filled days beside the sea come top of the travel wish-list for many tourists.

Spain has long topped the list as one of the UK’s favourite holiday destinations, with more than 18 million British tourists visiting in 2019 – a fifth of the

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Fashion and Beauty Brands Start Grants for BIPOC-Owned Businesses

And many are accepting applications right now.

According to CBS News, 40% of Black-owned enterprises might not make it through the Covid-19 pandemic. 

The Center for Responsible Lending estimated that 90% of small businesses owned by people of color “have been, or will likely be, shut out” from the Small Business Administration’s Paycheck Protection Program (PPP), Ashley Harrington, the organization’s director of federal advocacy and senior council, told CBS News

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how New York’s dancers are coping with lockdown

<span>Photograph: Michael Loccisano/Getty Images</span>
Photograph: Michael Loccisano/Getty Images

“Dance, even if you have nowhere to do it but your living room.”

Mary Schmich, a Chicago Tribune columnist, shared that off-the-cuff advice in a 1997 dispatch to graduating seniors. Decades later, as the coronavirus pandemic continues to wreak havoc across the US, her suggestion reads eerily prescient: dancers have suddenly lost the luxury of studios and stages, where they could stretch, travel and fly across

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10 tech gadgets to help make summer awesome

We made it to June! Yes, celebrations are hard right now – hard to pull off and sometimes difficult to enjoy – but we don’t want to forget about our amazing dads, equally awesome new grads and all the summer fun the best gadgets around can make even better. 

If pandemic times have taught us anything about our gadgets, it’s that we don’t need every new-fangled techy-toy to come along.

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The sellers to buy from instead of Amazon

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Shutterstock

Whether you’re a bibliophile or not, visiting an independent bookshop is a calming and enjoyable experience. There’s a real joy to surrounding yourself with unread stories – old and new, pre-loved and ready-to-be-loved, first editions and classics – you never truly know what you might find and fall in love with. The quietness and tranquillity also make them an easy place to pass the time.

Amazingly, considering the availability

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What you need to know before your first post-quarantine camping trip

 <span class="copyright">(Nazario Graziano / For The Times)</span>
(Nazario Graziano / For The Times)

Jo Manganello is keeping a close eye on the number of reservations at a campground in the San Bernardino Mountains she hopes to visit with her husband and young son. “Right now, it’s less than 50% capacity,” she said.

The 39-year-old from Glendale has a medical condition that puts her at higher risk of getting COVID-19. Though her doctor signed off on the trip,

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