Apple rolls out virtual fitness service, subscription bundle, catering to pandemic work-from-home

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Tim Cook looking at the camera: Apple special event at the company's headquarters in Cupertino


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(Reuters) – Apple Inc rolled out a new virtual fitness service and a bundle of all its subscriptions, Apple One, focusing a holiday-season product launch on services that are the backbone of Apple’s growth strategy and that cater to customers working at home during the COVID-19 pandemic.


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Apple also introduced a new Apple Watch Series 6 that monitors blood oxygen and will cost $399 and a more basic Apple Watch SE for $279.



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But the bevy of incremental updates to existing hardware and subscription price tinkering disappointed investors, with Apple shares closing up 0.2%.

The Apple One bundle will cost $15 per month for an individual plan or $20 per month

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Polymers prevent potentially hazardous mist during dentist visit

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Polymers prevent potentially hazardous mist during dentist visit
Using polyacrylic acid solution in water as irrigation fluid in dentistry reduces risk of aerosolized pathogens. Here, the polymer is shown forming snakelike threads near the tip of a vibrating cavitron scaler (top), and it forms spools near the tip of a turbine-driven dental drill. In both cases, aerosolization is completely eliminated. Credit: Images created by Jevon Plog.

Researchers at the University of Illinois at Chicago couldn’t stop thinking about the spinning, vibrating tools in a dentist’s office that turn water into mist and send it flying into the air. If that mist contains a virus or some other pathogen, it is a health hazard for dentists and patients.


In a paper published this week in Physics of Fluids, Alexander Yarin and his colleagues discovered that the forces of a vibrating tool or dentist’s drill are no match for the viscoelastic properties of food-grade polymers, such as polyacrylic acid,

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DWD will not ask recipients to repay $300 unemployment supplement

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The Federal Emergency Management Agency, which funds the program, notified DWD Friday, Sept. 11, that federal guidance requesting the money be paid back is unlikely.

The benefit, created by the Trump administration under the Lost Wage Assistance program, supplements weekly unemployment benefits by $300 a week for six weeks in Wisconsin.

The clarification from DWD comes after the department asked unemployment recipients to acknowledge that they could have to pay the money back, a possibility that confused many and may have caused some to incorrectly make themselves ineligible for the extra money, according to interviews with unemployment insurance recipients and numerous posts in Wisconsin unemployment insurance Facebook support groups.

The question, which is one of the factors that determines whether someone is eligible to receive the $300 supplement, asks unemployment recipients to certify that they are partially or completely unemployed because of disruptions related to COVID-19. Many receive the question

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Why It Happens and What to Do

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Shiny skin can be a nuisance. And when you try to alleviate the problem — “Maybe I just need to wash my face again?” — you can unknowingly aggravate already irritated skin.

Unfortunately, it’s not always easy to figure out what’s giving your face a little bit of extra shine. And that makes figuring out how to fix it a little bit more difficult, too.

The good news is, the oil that causes shine isn’t a bad thing. In fact, it’s a perfectly healthy part of your skin’s barrier.

But sometimes, the environment, the products you use, and even your hormones can throw off your skin’s natural balance.

Here’s what exactly shiny skin is, plus how to manage the shine no matter what’s

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Editorial, 9/16: Mayor’s task force idea offer good medicine | Editorial

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Mayor Leirion Gaylor Baird speaks with Lincoln-Lancaster County interim health director Pat Lopez during a meeting on Wednesday.




Recovering from an illness comes in two stages.

First, one battles the symptoms to ease the immediate pain. Second, one regains strength to return to normal activity. And, maybe, in that recovery process, one finds himself or herself better prepared for the next illness.

That same process is the underpinning for the document released last week by the Mayor’s Economic Recovery Task Force. Presented by Mayor Leirion Gaylor Baird and co-chairs Angie Muhleisen, president and CEO of Union Bank & Trust, and Ava Thomas, president and publisher of the Journal Star, the plan focuses on the strengths of our community and the tools we have

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The Fitness Journey on TikTok, Instagram and YouTube

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In the first gloomy weeks of 2020, paparazzi photos of Adele made the tabloid rounds. One of the grainy shots shows a joyful woman, frolicking on the beaches of Anguilla with famous friend Harry Styles. In the pictures, Adele looks happy, and she also looks thin—too thin, some fans speculated, voicing the sort of faux-concern commonly reserved for weight loss. Adele reportedly lost over 100 pounds, which is notable, but more so is the way the media approached her body as if it had nothing really to do with how she looked and everything to do with her internal mental state. “It was never about losing weight,” an “insider” told People in January. “Her weight loss happened because she has cut down drinking and is eating more real food. But she now loves her physical transformation too. She is more confident, dresses differently and she just seems happier overall.” There

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New Orleans dentist holds first voter registration drive

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A New Orleans dentist wants to make sure everyone’s voices are heard this upcoming election.Dr. Bristol Williams at NOLA Periodontics is holding its first Voter Registration Drive. She’s using her own money to get at least 100 people registered to vote.”I wanted to host this event because I absolutely love New Orleans, and there’s a lot of people in the city whose needs are not getting met that heavily contribute to the economic growth of this city. So, this is how I wanted to do my part in the city and make sure everyone is registered to vote. It’s important that we understand that we have power, but we can’t sit on the sidelines and complain- we have to VOTE,” she said.Dr. Williams also said it’s more than making sure people are registered to vote.”Another part of this is I want to get people’s information so I can keep them … Read More

Arizonans forced to live off a couple hundred dollars a week as federal supplement expires

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TUCSON, Ariz. (KOLD News 13) – Arizonans who are out of work for pandemic-related reasons are no longer getting a federal boost.



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The $300 federal supplement payment expired on Saturday.

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“I didn’t have any warning,” said Carla Gallegos. “I [found out] Sunday morning when I went to do my weekly check-in on the state’s website.”

Now, jobless Arizonans will only receive a maximum $240 weekly payment from the state.

For Gallegos, it’s far less.

“I would challenge anyone in Washington to come live off $117 a week,” said Gallegos. “I have no money for rent right now, I have no money for utilities, I have no money for food for my dog right now.”

She says getting back into the workforce with COVID-19 still present is just too dangerous.

“I am diabetic and I only have

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Skin detoxification: Know all about it

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Skin detoxification is the in thing today with many products and treatments claiming to offer just this. But what exactly is detoxing. In simple words, it means to get rid of get rid of toxins accumulated in the body. Your skin is the largest organ in your body and it needs detoxing from time to time too. Environmental pollution, the grime and dust, all take a toll on this organ. Your skin starts looking dull and wrinkles and fine lines make an appearance. But unlike your other organs like lungs, liver, kidneys, and colon, your skin does not have the ability to get rid of toxins on its own. Also Read – 6 bad habits that can give you dark circles

But most skin detoxing procedures and products may sometimes adversely affect your skin. Excessive cleansing and exfoliation can deplete the skin’s outermost layer. This can cause damage to your

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Apple unveils cheaper watch, new iPad and fitness service

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Apple has unveiled a lower-cost version of its popular smart watch and expanded health-tracking features, including a blood oxygen tracker and an altimeter.



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The technology company announced the latest round of updates to the Apple Watch at a slimmed-down event on Tuesday, held online due to the coronavirus pandemic. CEO Tim Cook spoke from an empty auditorium in Apple’s Cupertino, California, headquarters.

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The event made no mention of a new iPhone. The company normally rolls out its new iPhones at this time of year, but production problems caused by the pandemic have delayed the devices’ release until at least October, the Associated Press reported.



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