Day: June 22, 2020

Creating an online course ‘changed my life’

Like many others, interior stylist Lucy Gough saw her income disappear when the coronavirus hit and naturally felt anxious about her future prospects.

“Within one week the four shoots I’d been prepping for were all cancelled,” she recalls.

However, rather than do nothing, London-based Ms Gough decided to pivot her business and create an online interior styling course after teaching a similar course at London design school Central Saint Martins.

“Even though I’d wanted to create a course for the last year it wasn’t until lockdown was confirmed and all my income evaporated that I started creating it,” she says.

Covering six modules including shoot styling and home staging, Ms Gough launched the self-paced course in mid-May and within two weeks had already attracted 112 students from as far as Canada and Poland. She estimates that the course might make her £20,000 this year.

“It has changed my life in

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Sex Therapists Reveal How Quarantine Has Changed Our Sex Lives

The social distancing measures put in place to slow the spread of COVID-19 have shaken up our sex lives, for better and for worse. 

Maintaining that safe 6-foot distance from anyone you don’t live with makes sex — the conventional kind, anyway — all but impossible because of the close physical contact it involves. The virus spreads primarily through respiratory droplets that are emitted when an infected person coughs, sneezes, breathes or speaks. One small study found the virus present in the semen of some COVID-19 patients; however, this does not necessarily mean the virus can be transmitted sexually. 

While people are still encouraged to limit their contact with anyone outside of their household, some public health officials recognize that it’s not realistic to ask folks to remain abstinent over a long period of time. The New York Department of Public Health released updated sex guidelines on June 8 that

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BLM protests have flipped the script for influencers used to walking the line between losing followers and political expression. Now, creators say the landscape has shifted.

A chain portrait of George Floyd is part of the memorial for him, Wednesday, May 27, 2020, near the site of the arrest of Floyd who died in police custody Monday night in Minneapolis after video shared online by a bystander showed a white officer kneeling on his neck during his arrest as he pleaded that he couldn't breathe.
A chain portrait of George Floyd is part of the memorial for him, Wednesday, May 27, 2020, near the site of the arrest of Floyd who died in police custody Monday night in Minneapolis after video shared online by a bystander showed a white officer kneeling on his neck during his arrest as he pleaded that he couldn’t breathe.

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  • The resurgence of the Black Lives Matter movement following the killing of George Floyd has reached nearly every corner of American life, from physical protests to social media. 

  • Influencers and creators who dominate online spaces — from lifestyle bloggers to YouTube personalities — have been participating in the political conversation more than ever, despite politics being absent from many of their online profiles in the past. 

  • From foodies to YouTube pranksters, influencers of all stripes talked to Insider about how they’ve shifted their content toward social justice, and what

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What you need to know from Apple’s Worldwide Developers Conference.

Apple’s Worldwide Developers Conference, which kicked off with a keynote by CEO Tim Cook on Monday, had a different vibe.

The keynote, which typically serves as a venue for Apple to highlight its latest iOS operating system, was done online only, due to crowd restrictions to combat the spread of the coronavirus.

Cook & Co. unveiled new software updates for iPhones, iPads, Apple Watches and Mac computers – public betas for those will begin in July with final software versions available this fall, Cook said.

The Apple CEO also announced that Apple would begin making its own processors for Macs. The move from Intel chips will make for “a huge leap forward” for Mac computers, he said.

Apple expects to ship the first Mac with an Apple processor by the end of the year, with the transition to all Apple processor-based Macs to take about two years.

New Intel-based Macs

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Toronto enters next stage of reopening, PM cautious to remove international border restrictions

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June 22

3:45 p.m.: Looking for cases to drop below 150 in Ontario

Dr. David Williams, Ontario’s chief medical officer

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‘You Step Up and Do It’

For New Orleans emergency nurse practitioner Carolyn Storck, putting others’ needs ahead of her own has always been second-nature — and nothing was going to change that, not even surgery during a pandemic.

Amid the coronavirus pandemic in March, Storck tells PEOPLE she had to undergo surgery after developing a severe case of Achilles tendonitis and a Haglund’s deformity.

Less than two weeks later, Storck — who is in her 40s — was back on the frontlines caring for COVID-19 patients, while also managing to keep the weight off her injured leg during 12-hour shifts by using a hands-free crutch.

“I might just be crazy, but it really did not feel that out of the norm,” she says. “I felt an obligation to my colleagues, and when people started calling out sick and we started looking for back-ups and on-call lists, there still was a gap.”

“If there is a

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Edited Transcript of RYN earnings conference call or presentation 30-Apr-20 2:00pm GMT

Jacksonville Jun 22, 2020 (Thomson StreetEvents) — Edited Transcript of Rayonier Inc earnings conference call or presentation Thursday, April 30, 2020 at 2:00:00pm GMT

* David L. Nunes

Rayonier Inc. – President, CEO & Director

* Douglas M. Long

Rayonier Inc. – SVP of Forest Resources

* Mark D. McHugh

Rayonier Inc. – Senior VP & CFO

* Paul C. Quinn

RBC Capital Markets, Research Division – Director of Paper and Forest Products & Paper and Forest Products Analyst

Welcome and thank you for joining Rayonier’s First Quarter 2020 Teleconference Call. (Operator Instructions) Today’s conference is being recorded. If you have any objections, you may disconnect at this time.

Now I will turn the meeting over to Mr. Mark McHugh, Senior Vice President and CFO. Sir, you may begin.

Mark D. McHugh, Rayonier Inc. – Senior VP & CFO [2]

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Trump ‘furious’ about low Tulsa turnout

Good morning, NBC News readers.

President Donald Trump is “furious” about low turnout at his Tulsa rally, a noose was found in Bubba Wallace’s NASCAR garage and Democrats want to hear from the ousted U.S. attorney in New York.

Here’s what we’re watching this Monday morning.

Trump ‘furious’ about ‘underwhelming’ crowd at Tulsa rally

President Trump’s Saturday night rally in Tulsa, Oklahoma, was supposed to be the big moment when he restarted his campaign.

Ahead of the rally, the Trump campaign said as many as a million tickets had been requested for the event in the 19,000 seat arena, causing them to set up overflow areas.

But things didn’t go as planned.

Only 6,200 supporters ultimately occupied the general admission sections, the Tulsa fire marshal told NBC News.

The images of empty seats dominated the coverage of the event, leaving Trump “furious” about the “underwhelming” crowd.

In the hours after

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Trump in Tulsa Demonstrates Show of Force Against Dihydrogen Monoxide

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Photo credit: MANDEL NGAN – Getty Images

From ELLE

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In Tulsa, Oklahoma on Saturday, in front of a half-empty stadium, Donald Trump drank a glass of water and deeply owned everyone. They said it couldn’t be done in four years and he did it in three and a half, folks. Despite the fact that he claims to not have time to read Twitter, Trump responded to a trend of ableist online derision about the way he drinks water not by critiquing it for its scattershot pettiness, but by accepting it on its merits.

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Michelle Obama Wants You to Remember the Impact of a Single Vote

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From Harper’s BAZAAR

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Photo credit: Miller Mobly

SHONDA RHIMES: The theme of this issue of Harper’s BAZAAR is hope, and I think it’s accurate to say that 2020 has been an uncomfortable year. One that I’ve found to be scary at times, frustrating at times, painful at times, and yet hopeful at times—the peaceful marches worldwide after the wrongful death of George Floyd come to mind. It’s been an important year. When you look out at the world right now, what gives you hope for the future? And is there anything that this experience we’re all living through right now has revealed to you that makes you hopeful?

MICHELLE OBAMA: With everything that’s gone on over these past few months, I know a lot of folks out there have been confused, or scared, or angry, or just plain overwhelmed. And I’ve got to be honest, I

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