Day: September 9, 2020

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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How to Get Help Paying Medical Bills

Talk about trauma. The last thing most people need after a frightening or painful medical procedure is an equally terrifying hospital bill.

“The impact of unexpected, high medical bills can be really devastating and stressful to individuals and families,” says Maureen Lamb, CEO and founder of Medical Bill Support, which works with health care consumers to reduce medical costs. This stress has been increased by the confusion associated with billing for coronavirus tests, she says.

About one-quarter of U.S. adults say they or a member of their household have had problems paying medical bills during the past year, according to polling results from the Kaiser Family Foundation published in June 2019. About half of that group said medical bills had a major impact on their families. With people sick and out of work during the coronavirus pandemic, concerns about medical costs are likely remaining high in 2020.

But don’t despair.

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As the U.K.’s coronavirus testing system struggles, the health secretary blames too many ‘inappropriate’ tests

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The U.K.’s coronavirus-testing system is overloaded, and the government’s health chief has identified the culprits: people who get tests despite having no COVID-19 symptoms.

“In the last couple of weeks we have seen an increase in demand including…from people who are not eligible for tests, people who don’t have symptoms,” Secretary of State for Health and Social Care Matt Hancock said in a Wednesday interview with Sky News. “About 25% of people who are coming forward don’t have symptoms, and aren’t eligible.”

These, apparently, are the people responsible for a situation in which others are being asked to travel hundreds of miles to get tests, and many of those trying to apply online—symptomatic or not—get an error message.

A leading figure in the U.K.’s testing regime has also

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Trudeau warns Canada is ‘not out of the woods,’ Ontario, Quebec want more health funding

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As cases of COVID-19 continue to spread around the world, Canadians seem to be increasingly concerned about their health and safety.

Currently, there are more than 6,00 active cases of COVID-19 in Canada (with more than 131,000 diagnoses so far) and 9,100 deaths. Nearly 90 per cent of the country’s reported COVID-19 cases have recovered.

Check back for the latest updates on the coronavirus outbreak in Canada.

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September 9

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College Quarantine Breakdowns Leave Some at Risk

Sarah Ortbal, a sophomore at the University of Alabama in Tuscaloosa, said there was little supervision for quarantined students in her dorm complex. (Wes Frazer/The New York Times)
Sarah Ortbal, a sophomore at the University of Alabama in Tuscaloosa, said there was little supervision for quarantined students in her dorm complex. (Wes Frazer/The New York Times)

Across the United States, colleges that have reopened for in-person instruction are struggling to contain the rapid-fire spread of coronavirus among tens of thousands of students by imposing tough social distancing rules and piloting an array of new technologies, like virus tracking apps.

But perhaps their most complex problem has been what to do with students who test positive for the virus or come into contact with someone who has. To this end, many campuses are subjecting students to one of the oldest infection control measures known to civilization: quarantine.

Many public and private colleges have set aside special dormitories, or are renting off-campus apartments or hotel rooms to provide isolation beds for infected students and separate quarantine units for the possibly

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Chrissy Teigen says she’s ‘barely online anymore’ after her therapist suggested a social media break

Chrissy Teigen is a cookbook author, former model, and media personality. <p class="copyright">Jean Baptiste Lacroix/AFP via Getty Images</p>
Chrissy Teigen is a cookbook author, former model, and media personality.
  • Chrissy Teigen has taken a step back from social media after her therapist recommended taking a break, she told Marie Claire on Tuesday. 

  • “I’m barely online anymore, and that was at the request of my therapist,” she said. 

  • The “Cravings” author continued to explain that she started therapy for the first time during the pandemic. 

  • “I used to avoid it and make fun of the idea of it, and then I found the right person and it changed my world,” she said. 

  • Visit Insider’s homepage for more stories.

Chrissy Teigen is focusing on her mental health during the pandemic, and for her, that means stepping away from social media. 

“I’m barely online anymore, and that was at the request of my therapist,” the 34-year-old “Cravings” author said during her interview with Marie Claire

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Workouts To Stream If You’re Still Avoiding The Gym

I love to workout, and while gym re-openings are still new — and the safety of hitting up a shared fitness center during the pandemic is still up for debate — I’ve been turning to workouts I can stream from the comfort of my living room.

But streaming exercise programs aren’t always an easy space to navigate. You have to find an instructor you like, moves you can do, and something that doesn’t require too much equipment. Some are easier than others to do from an apartment, especially a small one. Plus, when it comes to streaming, some are more expensive than others. Yes, the price range is wide: There are free fitness tutorials you can stream on YouTube, and there are those that require gear like the Peloton bike or that Mirror workout you’ve seen all over Insta.

With all that said, we’ve gathered up a list of some

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Demi Lovato Discusses Mental Health and Admits She’s a ‘Little Embarrassed’ by Her Past ‘Mistakes’

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Demi Lovato is keeping it real when it comes to mental health.

During a virtual interview with Good Morning America on Wednesday, the 28-year-old singer opened up about her mental health and raising awareness about the stigmas that come with it.

After she was asked by GMA‘s Amy Robach whether or not she feels ashamed of her mental health struggles, Lovato said that she is, “not necessarily ashamed” but “maybe just a little embarrassed that I’ve gone through some of the things or made some of the choices that I’ve made.”

“And I think that’s natural for anybody that’s you know, made mistakes in their mental illnesses,” she added. “But I also know that a part of getting rid of the stigma is spreading the awareness and talking about it.”

RELATED: Model Kate Bock Launches Self-Care YouTube Series for Suicide Awareness Month

Lovato has never

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A Viral TikTok Video Uses Rice To Make An Important Point About Mental Health

Photo credit: TikTok
Photo credit: TikTok

From Women’s Health

  • A viral TikTok video is making an important point about the prevalence of mental health issues.

  • Psychologist Dr. Julie Smith uses grains of rice to explain that one in four people have mental health issues.

  • She urges people to “be kind” as you never know when someone in your circle might be struggling with their mental health.

One psychologist is using TikTok to try to raise awareness of mental health issues.

Dr. Julie Smith is going viral for using rice to demonstrate just how common mental health issues are. “This could be the most important video you see today,” she said, while holding a wine glass of brown rice. On the table in front of her is another wine glass of brown rice, and another glass of wild rice.

“I want you to imagine that this rice represents the population of the world,” she

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6 safe exercises for when you’re expecting

Photo credit: SVETLANA DAMJANAC - Getty Images
Photo credit: SVETLANA DAMJANAC – Getty Images

From Cosmopolitan

Disclaimer: unfortunately this workout is not safe for those with a high-risk pregnancy, or who are contra-indicated to exercise. It is also not recommended for expectant mothers with hypertension, who are leaking any fluid, experiencing any bleeding or have a history of premature labour.

When it comes to fitness during pregnancy, the NHS advise that it’s generally safe to keep up a routine that works for you (but not to suddenly introduce some hardcore HIIT classes, if that’s not been your usual bag beforehand). Pilates, not to be confused with yoga, can be a great form of exercise for expectant mothers, as it’s a brilliant method of building core strength.

This is something that Hollie Grant (known as The Pilates PT, and founder of a special pregnancy-focussed plan, The Bump Plan) can more than attest to. Which is why – luckily

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