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Face Masks and Hearing Loss

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Karen Franklin has not ventured out much from her home in Yonkers, N.Y., recently—and it’s not just because of fears of COVID-19. The 65-year-old has had hearing loss for over 30 years, and even with a hearing aid in one ear and a cochlear implant in the other, she now finds it too difficult to navigate a world where everyone suddenly communicates from behind a mask, often at a great distance. 

“I was at an outdoor baby shower a few weeks ago, with everyone wearing masks and staying 6 feet apart, and I felt completely clueless,” she says. “I could not hear people clearly, and I also couldn’t lip read, which often helps me if I miss a word or two. Up until now, I’ve never felt isolated because of my hearing loss. . . . But now it’s

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Royal Mail lifts revenue target, sees loss on growing costs

(Reuters) – Royal Mail on Tuesday raised its revenue target for the current year, driven by a jump in online shopping parcel volumes, but forecast an annual loss due to costs related to the COVID-19 pandemic and the changing nature of its business.

The company said it expects revenue to be 75-150 million pounds higher year-on-year for the fiscal year 2020-21 under a scenario that does not assume another lockdown, compared with its previous forecast of a decline of 200-250 million pounds.

Royal Mail’s shares, which have suffered a 26% slump so far in the year, surged 7% to lead gainers on the FTSE 250 midcap index by 0706 GMT.

The company said net cost estimate from the shift in its business from letters to parcels was now 140-160 million pounds versus the earlier assumption of 110 million pounds. It also revised its estimate of costs related to the global

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Gap Inc. Posts Loss in Q2; Digital, Cash Flow Strong

Gap Inc., seeing sales decline 18 percent, had a net loss of $62 million last quarter, compared to a profit of $168 million in the year-ago period.

Sales fell to $3.27 billion for the quarter, down from $4 billion in the second quarter a year earlier. For all of 2019, Gap had $16.6 billion in revenues.

On Thursday, Gap’s chief executive officer Sonja Syngal, and chief financial officer, sounded more upbeat about the company’s performance and confident in its portfolio – Old Navy, Gap, Athleta and Banara Republic – than they have in quite awhile. And they also characterized Gap Inc. as being very agile  in uncertain times.

“We are a leaner, faster, more focused Gap Inc. I have never felt stronger that (Gap Inc.’s) four brands have the right to grow,” said Syngal, during a conference call with analysts. “I feel great about the extended management team…We win in

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10 fat loss lessons a personal trainer learned throughout her 8-year fitness journey

Anjuli Mack in 2014, 2019, and now. 

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Anjuli Mack in 2014, 2019, and now.
  • Anjuli Mack is a personal trainer, former bikini competitor, and influencer based in Auckland, New Zealand.

  • She has been on a “rollercoaster” fitness journey, through fad diets, extreme cardio, over-restriction, and bingeing, and her weight has fluctuated by 22 pounds as a result.

  • Mack is now “all about being healthy, balanced, and happy,” she told Insider.

  • In a YouTube video, she highlighted the 10 main lessons she wishes she’d known when setting out on her fitness journey eight years ago.

  • Mack explained each lesson — like how quick weight loss fixes never work, and you can’t spot reduce fat — to Insider

  • Visit Insider’s homepage for more stories.

Anjuli Mack is a personal trainer based in Auckland, New Zealand, who inspires her 141,000 Instagram followers with her workouts, recipes, and healthy fat loss tips.

The 26-year-old

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Smart Ways You Can Prepare For Job Loss While You’re Still Employed

Approximately 44.2 million people have filed for unemployment since the start of the coronavirus shutdown in the U.S., according to the U.S. Department of Labor. If your employer is struggling to stay afloat in the COVID-19 pandemic, you’re probably concerned about your job.

Preparing for a possible pink slip in your not-so-distant future can help you find a new job faster and stay afloat financially in the interim. In order to brace yourself for job loss, take these steps now.

Last updated: July 30, 2020

Update Your Resume

If your resume is updated, you’ll be able to start applying for jobs the day you’re laid off. You’ll need to customize it for each position, but having a generic version ready to go will be a huge start.

This is the first impression you’ll make on potential employers, so take the time to create a polished and professional document. Most employers 

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Loss of international students could damage US economy, experts say

The world of higher education, already struggling to cope amid the COVID-19 pandemic, was rocked last week when the Trump administration issued a regulation that would prevent international students from entering the country in addition to compelling thousands already in the U.S. to leave if enrolled in schools that plan to teach exclusively online in the fall.

“These students and their families have invested so much hope and money — in some cases, their families’ life savings — to get an American education,” Kavita Daiya, an associate professor of English at George Washington University, told ABC News. “By being here, they bring so much talent and knowledge to our communities. To force them to leave is to betray the promise of opportunity and fairness that undergirds American higher education.”

Implementation of the order could cost the U.S. tens of billions of dollars and thousands of jobs, but on Tuesday the

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Loss of international students could damage US economy, experts say, as Trump seeks visa restrictions

The world of higher education, already struggling to cope amid the COVID-19 pandemic, was rocked last week when the Trump administration issued a regulation that would prevent international students from entering the country in addition to compelling thousands already in the U.S. to leave if enrolled in schools that plan to teach exclusively online in the fall.

“These students and their families have invested so much hope and money — in some cases, their families’ life savings — to get an American education,” Kavita Daiya, an associate professor of English at George Washington University, told ABC News. “By being here, they bring so much talent and knowledge to our communities. To force them to leave is to betray the promise of opportunity and fairness that undergirds American higher education.”

It could also cost the U.S. tens of billions of dollars and thousands of jobs.

MORE: Harvard, MIT sue Trump administration

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I want to lose weight but am confused about how to eat. Should I track macros or are calories king for fat loss?

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Logging your food can be a good way to educate yourself about how much you're eating.
Logging your food can be a good way to educate yourself about how much you’re eating.

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  • If you want to lose weight, it comes down to being in an energy deficit, consuming fewer calories than you’re expending.

  • Macros — or macronutrients — are your protein, carbs, and fat, and the most important one for fat loss is protein.

  • Calories always count, but you don’t have to count your calories.

  • Tracking should be a temporary educational tool, and even then, it isn’t for everyone.

  • Read more Working It Out here.

  • Visit Insider’s homepage for more stories.

Dear Rachel,

I feel like I’ve got my fitness down and I also don’t eat an unhealthy diet, but I know I’m a bit overweight so would like to re-educate myself around how much I should be eating, and what foods in which quantities, to lose some

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How Miami’s seaport is surviving the loss of cruise ship business during the pandemic

Just last November, PortMiami was bustling with construction workers bringing to life five new cruise terminals and two cruise company headquarters. Future cruise business was all but guaranteed: Fiscal year 2020 was set to break the port’s 2019 record of 6.8 million passengers, up 22 percent from 2018.

The county agreed to pay $700 million toward the projects, and the cruise companies — Carnival Corporation, Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd., Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings, MSC Cruises and Virgin Voyages — agreed to repay the county $5.8 billion over the next 20 to 62 years.

In November, port director Juan Kuryla described the deals as “iron clad.” When asked by the Herald what would happen to the promised return on investment if for some reason cruise ships were only half full or if the ships did not to come to Miami at all, Kuryla said the companies would still be on the

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Rite Aid’s (RAD) Q1 Loss Narrower Than Expected, Sales Up Y/Y

Rite Aid Corporation RAD reported first-quarter fiscal 2021 results, wherein loss was narrower than expected, while sales beat the Zacks Consensus Estimate. Both metrics improved year over year. The company gained market share and grew double digits in front-end sales as it kept stores open amid the coronavirus outbreak and enhanced its digital capabilities to provide essential services to customers.

Solid growth in prescription deliveries to the tune of 86%, driven by free home delivery services as well as a sturdy performance at Elixir, also contributed to the quarterly results. Further, it noted that the new RxEvolution strategy is on track.

Despite better-than-expected first-quarter results, management did not provide any guidance for fiscal 2021 due to continued uncertainty in relation to the COVID-19 pandemic. It also anticipates possible adverse impacts on acute prescription volumes, SG&A expenses and Pharmacy Services Segment memberships.

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