Day: August 10, 2020

Trump could give nomination speech at Gettysburg battlefield

President Donald Trump said Monday he will choose either the White House or the Civil War battlefield of Gettysburg as the stage for his acceptance speech for renomination as the Republican candidate in the coming election.

“We will announce the decision soon!” he said in a tweet.

Either site would be unprecedented, following the cancelation of traditional nomination conventions for both Republicans and Democrats, who had been planning to host thousands of people indoors until the coronavirus pandemic struck.

The locations are also sure to stir huge controversy — not that the abrasive and media-savvy Republican businessman is likely to mind the attention.

Trump had initially insisted on going ahead with plans for a large-scale convention in Charlotte, North Carolina, despite coronavirus fears. When local authorities denied permission, the Republicans secured a new location in Jacksonville, Florida, which also later had to be abandoned for health reasons.

The Democrats have

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How to Become a Lululemon Ambassador, Test Products & More Perks

Lululemon customers can take their love of staying fit to the next level by applying to be an ambassador for the brand.

The athletic company is constantly on the lookout for new members to try out their products, whether you’re an influencer, personal trainer or just someone who loves to work out a sweat. There are a few programs perspective ambassadors can apply to, the Lululemon Collective and the Sweat Collective have applications you can fill out online. However, customers interested in becoming a store ambassador or global ambassador should visit the closest Lululemon location to learn more.

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Accepted members of the Lululemon Collective and the Sweat Collective receive perks such as testing out products, discounts and earning a commission. Below, take a closer look at how Lululemon customers can apply online to become a member and get perks.

The Lululemon Collective

The Lululemon Collective is

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Alyssa Milano Reveals Coronavirus-Related Hair Loss After Hospitalization for ‘Blood Clot’ Concerns

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Alyssa Milano is getting candid about her lingering symptoms of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19).

The Melrose Place alum, 47, shared a video on Sunday to illustrate the amount of hair loss she’s experienced as a “long hauler,” a term medical professionals use to refer to someone who suffers from long-lasting COVID-19 symptoms.

“Thought I’d show you what #Covid19 does to your hair,” Milano captioned the clip. “Please take this seriously. #WearADamnMask #LongHauler.”

In the footage, Milano combs through her hair with a detangler brush to reveal clumps of hair that fall out with every stroke. “One brushing, this is my hair loss from COVID-19,” she says as she holds up a small pile of hair.

RELATED: Alyssa Milano Details Her COVID-19 Symptoms: ‘I Lost 9 Lbs. in 2 Weeks’

Hair loss is one of the symptoms reported by former coronavirus patients in a survey conducted

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Here are 10 Pairs to Pick Up Online

The right pair of workout shorts won’t just improve your performance at the gym – they could actually motivate you to break a sweat (even if the gym is now your backyard). Plus, it never hurts to look good while you workout, and of course comfort is always key when you’re on the run or move.

Workout shorts are one of the fastest-evolving pieces of clothing in terms of technology, so the list of the best shorts for working out is constantly changing. However, keeping up with gym gear evolution is essential for staying at the top of your game – whether that’s heavy lifting, HIIT training, crossfit or cardio. The best pairs of workout shorts will wick sweat, prevent chafing and allow you to push yourself to the max. Some workout shorts also boast convenient features such as pockets for your smartphone, keys and other essentials.

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Doctors Explain Why Every American Should Be Wearing a Face Mask Right Now

From Prevention

As we creep closer to cold and flu season, the number of COVID-19 cases continues to climb across the country. At the time of publication, more than 5 million Americans have been diagnosed with the respiratory illness caused by the novel coronavirus, while more than 160,000 have died. Experts warn that things will likely get worse before they get better.

In addition to frequently washing your hands, maintaining a six-foot distance from others, and cleaning high-touch surfaces, one of the simplest things you can do to protect those around you from infection is wear a face mask or cloth covering.

But the public health messaging around face masks has had a confusing timeline, especially in the United States. When COVID-19 first started to spread, public health officials said that face masks would not help prevent the spread of the virus. U.S. Surgeon General Jerome Adams even went as

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How moms are coping right now, from online therapy to forest bathing

Staying at home is a small sacrifice during the coronavirus pandemic, but it’s not without its challenges. How does one ward off loneliness in the absence of community? What can we do to keep anxiety at bay during such an emotionally fraught time? How do we fill the hours stretching out before us, and use this time to make connections, pursue long-neglected hobbies and discover new ones, and inject a little positivity and calm into our everyday lives?

Introducing The Unwind, a new, recurring feature in which Yahoo staffers share the ways we’re finding moments of peace, levity and inspiration during these trying times. From adopting soothing strategies that boost our mental health, to losing ourselves in virtual social calls, newfound passions and other joyous diversions, these are the things getting us through the quarantine. The days may feel uncertain, but beauty and bright spots abound.

As we reach

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How to use ventilation and air filtration to prevent the spread of coronavirus indoors

<span class="caption">Open windows are the simplest way to increase air flow in a room.</span> <span class="attribution"><a class="link rapid-noclick-resp" href="" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Justin Paget / Digital Vision via Getty Images"> Justin Paget / Digital Vision via Getty Images</a></span>
Open windows are the simplest way to increase air flow in a room. Justin Paget / Digital Vision via Getty Images

The vast majority of SARS-CoV-2 transmission occurs indoors, most of it from the inhalation of airborne particles that contain the coronavirus. The best way to prevent the virus from spreading in a home or business would be to simply keep infected people away. But this is hard to do when an estimated 40% of cases are asymptomatic and asymptomatic people can still spread the coronavirus to others.

Masks do a decent job at keeping the virus from spreading into the environment, but if an infected person is inside a building, inevitably some virus will escape into the air.

I am a professor of mechanical engineering at the University of Colorado Boulder. Much of my work has focused on how to control the transmission of airborne infectious diseases indoors, and

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Illness and a Texas detour left Bru McCoy hurting. Clay Helton helped him turn a corner

A mysterious illness left USC receiver Bru McCoy is a bad frame of mind. It took a one-on-one meeting with coach Clay Helton to help McCoy turn a corner. <span class="copyright">(John McGillen / USC Athletics)</span>
A mysterious illness left USC receiver Bru McCoy is a bad frame of mind. It took a one-on-one meeting with coach Clay Helton to help McCoy turn a corner. (John McGillen / USC Athletics)

Drenched in sweat, short of breath, Bru McCoy sank into the leather of his dormitory room couch late last summer, wondering if his misery would ever end.

The last year had been the most difficult of his life. The very public transfer saga from USC to Texas and back to USC. The hailstorm of online hate in its wake. Feelings of betrayal, self-doubt, uncertainty, regret. McCoy weathered it all, hellbent on proving wrong every online stranger who’d questioned his heart or condemned his character.

He left Austin in May 2019 and returned to L.A. determined to turn the tables. Then, his body turned on him.

The exhaustion set in just days after he arrived at USC.

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These Low-Maintenance Plants from UrbanStems Instantly Made My Space Feel More Welcoming

Welcome to “Personal Space,” a new series that invites you into the homes of Allure editors to see the products we’re trying and using to bring joy to our daily lives and beyond. We’ll be testing out the best organizing products, air-purifying plants, bidets, and so much more to give you our honest reviews. This week, senior commerce writer Sarah Han brings three plants into her workspace as a greenery newbie. 

Despite growing up with many plants sprinkled around the house, I never found myself particularly drawn to them. But after I moved to New York City and began to make friends who I’d refer to as “plant people,” I couldn’t help but notice that their greenery really brightened up and “cute-fied” their spaces. Aside from adding extra green to my apartment, studies suggest that interacting with indoor plants can help lessen stress and increase happiness. As an

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How Joe Biden’s Running Mate Will Face Sexist Double-Standards

The questions have gotten obsessive: Will she be young or old? Black or white? A campaign asset or a governing ally? A partner or an heir?

Much of the coverage of Joe Biden’s vice-presidential selection process has focused on the specifics of the various contenders, parsing out their records and assets, their potential liabilities, their relationship with the candidate and their fitness for the moment. The hand-wringing over the choice has come to embody what Hillary Clinton once described as “a pernicious double standard aided and abetted by the idea of perfectionism.” All of the women on Biden’s shortlist are smart, qualified, experienced leaders; none of them are perfect.

Which, of course, is true of any Vice Presidential selection. “Joe Biden was not perfect, Paul Ryan was not perfect, Tim Kaine was not perfect,” says Jennifer Lawless, a professor of politics at the University of Virginia. “But perfect is not

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