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16 amazing post-lockdown family summer holidays

France is one of the easier options for a family holiday this year - getty
France is one of the easier options for a family holiday this year – getty

Oh we do like to be beside the seaside. And while only a few weeks ago, the prospect of any sort of family travel this summer – let alone to a suitably sandy beach – looked decidedly remote, suddenly, borders are reopening, and a great escape is on. Race you to the airport.

Well, sort of. Let’s not get ahead of ourselves. While many parts of the planet are starting to emerge from their Covid bunkers, planning a holiday for July or August still requires a little tiptoeing around regulations and pitfalls. On July 3, the Government unveiled a list of countries and destinations to which Britons would be allowed to travel from English airports without needing to enter quarantine on return. But that’s just half of it. There is no guarantee that everywhere on

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The Pandemic Has Accelerated Demands for a More Skilled Workforce

Economists, business leaders and labor experts have warned for years that a coming wave of automation and digital technology would upend the workforce, destroying some jobs while altering how and where work is done for nearly everyone.

In the past four months, the coronavirus pandemic has transformed some of those predictions into reality. By May, half of Americans were working from home, tethered to their employers via laptops and Wi-Fi, up from 15% before the pandemic, according to a recent study.

The rapid change is leading to mounting demands — including from typically opposing groups, like Republicans and Democrats, and business executives and labor leaders — for training programs for millions of workers. On their own, some of the proposals are modest. But combined they could cost tens of billions of dollars, in what would be one of the most ambitious retraining efforts in generations.

“This is the moment when

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Coronavirus-Led Grocery Demand Here to Stay: 4 Stocks to Buy

The COVID-19 outbreak brought about a major shift in consumer’s shopping pattern and behavior. People are purchasing more of essential items and avoiding any extravagant spending. This has led to a spurt in demand for toilet paper, disinfectants, masks, gloves, packaged water, medicines and related food staples. Well this change in consumer behavior is here to stay, as people are preferring to work from home, dining at home and maintaining social distancing.

Product innovation, prudent pricing strategy and strategic investments in developing new business model is the need of the hour. It comes as no surprise that the companies have been stepping up omni-channel capabilities and adopting ways to enhance delivery and payment systems, in particular, to expand in the booming online grocery space. To this end, companies’ same-day and last-mile delivery services, and buy online and pick-up in store facilities bode well. In fact, the companies’ initiatives to expand

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Watch Premier League fixture for FREE on TV and online today

Mason Greenwood celebrates after scoring his second goal against Bournemouth: Reuters
Mason Greenwood celebrates after scoring his second goal against Bournemouth: Reuters

Manchester United take on Southampton at Old Trafford this evening and will climb into the top four for the first time since September if they can beat Saints.

United are fifth, one point behind Leicester City who lost dismally to relegation-threatened Bournemouth last night, and could be third by the end of the day by leapfrogging Chelsea too, who are only two points above them after losing at Sheffield United.

But this game in hand comes against a Southampton side in impressive form, having gone unbeaten in their past three including wins over Watford and Manchester City to move into contention for a top-half finish.

United’s streak is even more impressive, however, having racked up 14 goals in their past four league games, with their raft of attacking talent like Bruno Fernandes, Paul Pogba and Mason Greenwood all in

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Exercises To Start Your Fitness Journey

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(Photo: Getty Images/HuffPost)

The notion of “getting into fitness” can be incredibly daunting. Perhaps you’ve never found a workout style that’s the right fit, or maybe you’ve had a difficult relationship with exercise in the past. And between gyms, personal trainers, yoga studios and the plethora of at-home workouts available, the options can easily become overwhelming for someone who normally doesn’t have a routine.

Fortunately, there are steps you can take to launch your personal fitness journey. It begins with challenging some of the societal norms surrounding exercise — like prioritizing how your body feels above all else.

I find that even programs and classes labeled ‘beginner’ are still catered towards thin, able-bodied folks,” said Jessi Haggerty, a Massachusetts-based personal trainer, registered dietician and certified intuitive eating counselor. She stressed the importance of body positivity within workouts, adding: “I recommend looking for fitness programs and instructors

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‘Someone needs to help parents control their kids’ spending’

The BBC’s weekly The Boss series profiles different business leaders from around the world. This week we speak to Louise Hill, founder of GoHenry, a banking business that provides debit cards for children.

Standing on the touchline as her son played football, Louise Hill started moaning about how her kids’ spending habits were spiralling out of control.

At the time her son was eight and her daughter was 11. Louise was so frustrated by how much they were buying online that she would pin Apple invoices to the fridge door to help her kids understand why their £4 a week pocket money was now just 50p.

The two other parents she was chatting to back in 2009 had similar stories, so the conversation really struck a chord. And inspired the beginning of a business.

“One of the dads started talking about how his son had bought something on eBay, the

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A beginner’s guide to getting started

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The continuing lockdown has put a stop to events across the UK and one of the biggest to be cancelled is the London Marathon, which has been postponed to 4 October.

The event – which would have been its 40th anniversary – was due to be held on Sunday 26 April, but now the 400,000 participants have had their training plans totally disrupted.

And instead of the enjoying watching the marathon, people were encouraged to join in on the 2.6 challenge on the same date. The idea is to complete an activity related to the number 26 (as that’s the amount of miles in a marathon), such as running 2.6 miles or planking for 2.6 minutes.

There’s also the #runforheores challenge that made its way around social media, where people run 5K, donate £5 to the NHS Charities Together and nominate five people to continue it.

The Couch to

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Read the Book That Inspired Netflix’s Latest Hit, ‘The Old Guard’

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Netflix scored another hit movie this past weekend with the premiere of Charlize Theron’s superhero epic, The Old Guard. Though the streaming service doesn’t typically release viewership numbers, the critically-acclaimed film dominated social media conversation over the weekend, and was heavily promoted by Netflix on the platform.

Directed by Gina Prince-Bythewood and starring Theron, Kiki Layne and Chiwetel Ejiofor, The Old Guard tells the story of a group of crusaders who have outlived their families and foes for centuries, due to the gift — or curse — of immortality. The group risks being exposed when they’re set up by the founder of a big pharma company, who intends to capture the warriors to mine their DNA for profit. Released as a Netflix original, the film is based on Greg Rucka’s comic book series of the same name.

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5 options for stay-at-home fun in SF: Monday, July 13

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The Bay Area’s shelter-in-place order has brought countless events usually held as in-person gatherings online. We’re aiming to support local businesses in San Francisco and Oakland by highlighting five of these events each day.

Got a suggestion for an online event based in SF or Oakland? Email our events reporter, Teresa Hammerl. 

Here’s your SF online event calendar for Monday, July 13. Join a support group for parents facing the challenges of COVID-19, learn how to interpret abstract art, brush up your watercolor skills and more.

Supporting Young Children During COVID-19

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The COVID-19 pandemic has created trauma, loss, and a rise in anxiety for many. Our Family Coalition recognizes the need to support families navigating this new norm, and invites parents to meet online with certified child life specialist Shani Thornton to help cope. Thornton will provide practical tools and resources

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The woman who wants to make kids better with money

The BBC’s weekly The Boss series profiles different business leaders from around the world. This week we speak to Louise Hill, founder of GoHenry, a banking business that provides debit cards for children.

Standing on the touchline as her son played football, Louise Hill started moaning about how her kids’ spending habits were spiralling out of control.

At the time her son was eight and her daughter was 11. Louise was so frustrated by how much they were buying online that she would pin Apple invoices to the fridge door to help her kids understand why their £4 a week pocket money was now just 50p.

The two other parents she was chatting to back in 2009 had similar stories, so the conversation really struck a chord. And inspired the beginning of a business.

“One of the dads started talking about how his son had bought something on eBay, the

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