Day: September 9, 2020

Off the road since March, Miami-Dade’s scooter business awaits a COVID reprieve

In a Little Haiti warehouse, a good chunk of Miami’s once bustling scooter fleet sits in the dark, its pink wheels collecting dust.

Diego Perelmuter’s job is to tend to the hundreds of scooters Lyft dumped here on March 18, when Miami-Dade Mayor Carlos Gimenez used emergency powers to order a halt to all bike and scooter rentals as a way to slow the spread of COVID-19.

It was the fifth of 83 emergency orders Gimenez would sign over six months, making scooter rentals one of the first industries to close in Miami-Dade. Unlike restaurants, malls, massage studios, barbershops, hotels, gyms, casinos and tattoo parlors, scooter rentals remain banned in Miami-Dade.

“Miami was one of our best performing markets,” said Perelmuter, an Aventura resident and Lyft’s operations manager for the area. The warehouse used to be be bustling with vans unloading dead scooters needing charges and loading powered ones ready

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This Grocery Store Is Now Offering At-Home COVID-19 Tests

More and more grocery store chains are giving flu shots this year, and so far, one chain is also offering at-home COVID-19 saliva tests.

Today, Albertsons announced that it would be making at-home COVID-19 saliva test kits available to customers, thanks to a new partnership with the at-home saliva COVID-testing company, Phosphorus. So far, Phosphorus is one of two saliva tests to be approved for Emergency Use Authorization by the FDA. The other one to be approved for similar circumstances is, SalivaDirect, which was created by researchers at Yale School of Public Health.

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Now, you can get a test without having to walk into a testing facility, urgent care, or doctor’s office. Here’s how it works: First, you go online to schedule a test, but instead of getting swabbed at Albertsons Pharmacy, you’ll instead pick up

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A coworker crush is the perfect romantic fantasy for quarantine

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  • Dating in the pandemic is a nightmare filled with endless screen time, awkward Zoom dates, and trite conversations.

  • But if you’re fortunate enough to be working from home, a solution might be lurking in Slack: a coworker crush.

  • Topics of conversation are baked right in, and there’s less risk of doing some you might regret (hello, holiday parties) when you’re stuck behind a screen.

  • A pandemic work crush is the perfect romantic fantasy: feelings for a real person without the hard work of putting yourself out there. 

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There’s a problem with online dating in the pandemic: It’s not very fun. 

For those of us fortunate enough to be stuck at home in front of TVs and laptops, logging on to our other screen to chat up strangers is, for many, a drag. All the things that can make dating apps burnout-inducing

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8 Online Business Ideas for Retirees

If you’re concerned about income in retirement, it may be time to consider boosting your finances by starting a business. “The prospect of working beyond the age of 62 or 65 is fast becoming a reality,” says Roy Cohen, a career coach based in New York City and author of “The Wall Street Professional’s Survival Guide.” “Assets have shrunk, which is a huge concern for many retirees, and the ability to save enough to keep up with inflation is a challenge, too.”

To stay safe and have flexibility, consider business opportunities online. You may be able to generate income from a retirement business without leaving home. However, it’s important to pick the right field and carry out research before launching a business venture in retirement. You will need to find an online business option that lines up with your interests and expertise.

Consider these retirement business ideas:

1. Fitness trainer.

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The 4-Step Guide on Buying Life Insurance for the First Time

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Life insurance feels like one of those “adult” things you don’t have to think about, just like retirement plans and mortgages, until you’re much older. But with the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic continuing on across the U.S., you might start wondering how to sign up for life insurance now.

It sounds creepy (and kind of depressing), but basically, life insurance is “defined as a ‘tax-free lump sum

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Port Of Redwood City Offers Free Drive-In Movies In September

REDWOOD CITY, CA — After the coronavirus pandemic has kept movie-goers from theaters for the past six months due to ongoing public health concerns, city officials have announced a partnership with the Port of Redwood City to offer free drive-in movies on weekends for the remainder of September.

Families will be able to enjoy the drive-in movie experience, which will include two feature films each Friday and Saturday during September. Residents will be required to make separate reservations for each movie, which are made online.

This weekend’s showings of The Little Mermaid, Hidden Figures (Friday), Moana and School Of Rock (Saturday) have already sold out. Upcoming movies include Onward and Jumanji: The Next Level (Sept. 18), Spies In Disguise and Ready Player One (Sept 19), Frozen and Ford Vs. Ferrari (Sept. 25) and Frozen 2 and Ad Astra (Sept. 26). Reservations may be made here. Movies begin at 6 p.m.

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Collecting Hot Wheels Is Serious Business

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While they’re only toys, the little cars can be worth thousands.

If you’re even a bit of a car enthusiast there’s a good chance you have in your possession some Hot Wheels or other toy vehicles. Maybe you have them proudly displayed on a shelf or they’re tucked safely away in a box somewhere, but those prized possessions might be worth more than you think. As an enthusiast you might already be aware that toy and model cars can sell for big bucks on the open market, but the average person on the street likely has no idea.

Some people are always on the hunt for Hot Wheels and other toy cars they believe will one day be wise investments. They carefully store the car in the original packaging, keeping it out of direct sunlight to avoid fading. At different car events, they’re

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What you need to know before you sign

As city dwellers flee to the suburbs for some much coveted outdoor space during the pandemic, apartment rental prices have dropped.

For some young people, that means moving to a major city is finally more financially attainable. But as if moving during a pandemic isn’t hard enough, renting for the first time can make it even trickier.

Ready to lease your first apartment? Here’s what you should know first.

1. Prepare for the application process

Even before you find an apartment, you should be mindful of the application documents you’ll need, especially income proof. Not only will landlords or property managers have access to your employment history, but they’ll also evaluate what you’ve been spending.

“Behave in a way that you’re comfortable knowing that someone is going to scrutinize your bank statements for the last three months,” said Tricia Lee, a Brooklyn-based real estate broker. “You want to be able

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10 Hot Films for Sale in a ‘Wait-and-See’ Market, from ‘Good Joe Bell’ to ‘MLK/FBI’

With its timely vision of Black American icons, awards buzz, and run at two of the fall’s three major festivals, Regina King’s “One Night in Miami” couldn’t have asked for a better sales environment in any other year. But in 2020, few in the business could get to Venice to watch the premiere, while TIFF’s largely virtual program means American industry members would be stuck screening King’s directorial debut at home. The in-theater excitement and cocktail chatter that have inspired so many late-night dealmaking sessions? Not COVID friendly.

“Everyone’s trying to be creative and find a situation whereby we’re not just sending out links (to online screeners) and hoping for the best,” said ICM Partners sales agent Oliver Wheeler.

Earlier this summer, ICM offered extended footage of the film to a cadre of buyers in a tight screening window, a pandemic-era (virtual) analogue to the usual pressure-cooker festival sales environment.

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Bath & Body Works’ Fall Bakery Is Officially Open For Business

Nothing says “fall” quite like the smell of a warm pumpkin doughnut rolled in cinnamon sugar. Even if you’re not ready to trade your sandals for ankle boots or plan your annual late-September trip to the apple orchard, you can pick up a few scented candles that will make your living room smell like you’re already there.

To ease you into the rapidly approaching season, everyone’s favorite candle superstore, Bath & Body Works, just dropped its fall 2020 collection both online and in retail stores across the country — and it’s one of the sweetest-smelling assortments we’ve ever seen.

When you head to the Bath & Body Works website and click on the “3-Wick Candles” dropdown, you’ll be met with a landing page filled with what the retailer calls its Fall Bakery. From Pumpkin Cookie Dough and Dutch Apple Waffle to Blueberry Maple Pancakes and Pumpkin Doughnut Shop, you’ll start

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