The best online learning courses, if you feel like doing something new

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From Cosmopolitan

This year has been a strange one, and it’s totally understandable if self isolation, furlough or other external factors have left you wanting to try new things. Maybe your job isn’t satisfying you anymore, or you’re finding yourself with way more time on your hands. Which could be where an online learning course could come in.

We are very much firm believers that you don’t have to commit this time to self improvement (hey, just existing right now is good too), but if you feel like you want something to fill some of your free time, or help you make your next job move, a short virtual learning course could be just the ticket.

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Photo credit: Cosmopolitan UK

“Online courses are a great way to fill the ‘skills bridge’ as we call it,” Director of Insights at FutureLearn Hanna Celina explains. “Often, people need

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Improved Online Portal For COVID-19 Testing: Santa Clara County

SANTA CLARA COUNTY, CA—If you’re looking to get tested for COVID-19, there’s now more lead time offered for scheduling an appointment through an improved online portal, according to county officials.

Appointments can now be made at the rotating city-based sites a week in advance, and five days in advance at the ongoing Santa Clara County Fairgrounds operation. Appointments can be made at

Santa Clara County officials are reminding residents with healthcare coverage that large healthcare systems such as Kaiser Permanente, Sutter/Palo Alto Medical Foundation and others are required by county order to offer free testing to members who:

“We are seeing gains through our efforts to keep the community healthy, but with that comes a continued responsibility for individuals to get tested,” said Dr. Marty Fenstersheib, COVID-19 Testing Officer for the County of Santa Clara. “Whether it’s done through healthcare providers or County sites run by Valley Medical Center,

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Websites and Apps That Help You Make Money

If you’re looking for extra income or another way to make money, there are numerous websites and apps that can help you do that.

Here are 21 ideas that can help you make some extra cash.

[See: 35 Ways to Save Money.]

Use Your Car to Make Money

Something to consider before you try this route.

There are definitely some shortcomings to doing this. You’re going to spend money on gas, your insurance may go up and there will be wear and tear on your car. But if this is something you’re considering, you may want to try looking at the following websites and apps:

— Uber.

Your car can’t be 15 years old or older, and it has to have at least four doors. You need to have at least one year’s driving experience (three years if you’re under 23). As for how much money you can make,

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Ex-BuzzFeed star Kelsey Darragh shared her mental health journey online. Now, she wants to be a resource.

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Kelsey Darragh
  • Kelsey Darragh is a former video producer and development partner at BuzzFeed. She currently is a cast member on the E! show “Dating: No Filter.”

  • Her videos for BuzzFeed have received over 160 million views, averaging over 14 million views per video.

  • Darragh has dealt with mental illness and panic attacks for much of her life, leading her to write an upcoming book, “Don’t F*cking Panic: The Sh*t They Don’t Tell You in Therapy About Anxiety Disorders, Panic Attacks & Depression.”

  • Visit Insider’s homepage for more stories.

Kelsey Darragh is a comedian, video producer, podcaster, and now: author. She is best known for her numerous videos at BuzzFeed where she rose to the role of development partner. 

While she built up a following and fanbase for her playfulness and on-camera exuberance, Darragh was quietly dealing with major depressive disorder, panic attacks, and chronic pain. After opening

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For Immediate Release

Chicago, IL – September 21, 2020 – announces the list of stocks featured in the Analyst Blog. Every day the Zacks Equity Research analysts discuss the latest news and events impacting stocks and the financial markets. Stocks recently featured in the blog include Aflac AFL, Unum Group UNM, Amerisafe AMSF and Employers Holdings EIG.

Here are highlights from Friday’s Analyst Blog:

4 Accident and Health Insurance Stocks to Watch Amid Pricing Pressure

The Zacks Accident and Health Insurance industry is likely to benefit from prudent underwriting and increase in underwriting exposure. Aflac, Unum Group, Amerisafe and Employers Holdings should continue benefiting from prudent underwriting standards, though rise in claims frequency could weigh on the positives.  

The industry has been witnessing soft pricing over the past several quarters. Nonetheless, rise in claims due to the pandemic is likely to increase pricing for this industry in the coming

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DC Coronavirus Health Emergency To Be Extended To End Of Year

WASHINGTON, DC — At its Tuesday legislative meeting, the D.C. City Council will be extending Mayor Muriel Bowser’s heath emergency order until the end of the year. Council Chair Phil Mendelson made the announcement during a Monday morning press briefing.

Bowser originally declared the emergency on March 11, in response to the coronavirus pandemic.

D.C. Department of Health updated its online coronavirus metrics dashboard Monday to help residents keep track of the District government’s response to the disease.

The new graphic employs a color grid to make it easier for people to understand where the District is in its progress toward a full reopening. D.C. is currently in Phase 2 of its phased reopening, which is represented by the color yellow. The color red shows that a particular metric has not been reached.

Dr. LaQuandra Nesbitt, director of D.C. Health, confirmed during the press briefing that all boxes in this

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Make-up company WULT apologises after naming blush after Anne Frank

 (Woke Up Like This)
(Woke Up Like This)

A make-up company has issued an apology after being criticised for selling a product named after Anne Frank.

Woke Up Like This (WULT), a beauty brand based in Hong Kong, recently released a range of liquid blushes called the “Face Dab” collection.

According to an article published in Time Out Hong Kong – which has since been taken down – the aim of the collection was to “promote Sexual Health Awareness Month by naming the products after inspiring, famous women in hopes to inspire WULT customers to live their dreams and break through gender barriers”, Jewish newspaper The Algemeiner reported.

The range features blushes named after well-known female figures, with the “Viva La Frida” blush being named after artist Frida Kahlo, “In Woolf’s Words” being named after writer Virginia Woolf, “Lift Like Melinda” being named after philanthropist Melinda Gates, and “The Ray of Rosalind” taking its

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How to reduce remote learning burnout in kids

How to reduce remote learning burnout in kids
How to reduce remote learning burnout in kids

Remote learning has children tethered to their screens. And while necessary to stop the spread of coronavirus, all this screen time can cause an unfortunate side effect in kids: remote learning burnout. 

Nancy (whose last name was withheld to protect her privacy) knows this phenomenon well. Last spring, when her daughter’s school went remote, her and her husband thought their daughter had adjusted well. During the school days, she would shut her door and not allow her parents in. They respected their elementary-school-aged daughter’s independence, assuming she was attending classes and getting her work done.


In early June, though, she bounded down the stairs with a pair of scissors and her computer cord. She had cut the cord because she didn’t want to learn remotely anymore. Since then, she’s refused to be online except to play video games or watch

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Which supermarkets have delivery slots available?

Elderly and vulnerable customers are being prioritised by some shops, like Sainsbury's (Stockphoto)
Elderly and vulnerable customers are being prioritised by some shops, like Sainsbury’s (Stockphoto)

New government measures to combat the spread of the coronavirus from 1 June have eased to dictate to allow groups of up to six people to meet in private gardens “provided those from different households continue to stick to social distancing rules” by staying 2m apart.

However, food shopping at supermarkets remains under strict social-distancing measures to limit crowding and physical contact between staff and customers.

Since the beginning of lockdown, many people, especially those classed as vulnerable, have turned to online shopping instead.

If you, or someone you know, is a vulnerable person, you can register yourself or another person on the government’s website here, so people can be prioritised for supermarket delivery slots and other help.

But since this surge, keeping your fridge, freezer and kitchen cupboards stocked however is proving difficult as delivery slots

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Alternative Way To Eat Healthy With Online Shopping

Eating right is essential to maintain good health, especially for those that are on a diet plan. However, getting the right diet has been a challenge for people that want to maintain a good healthy lifestyle. You have to find a reliable dietician and have to follow the diet plan regularly, which can be a huge task to overcome.

Furthermore, people feel that eating healthy limits you to specific kinds of food, but that’s not always the case. Check out About Weight Watchers to learn more about the latest online professional dietary advice, products and services. These online platforms have been the alternative way to eat healthily rather than going to your local dieticians. You can get different products that have been tested and prove to provide you with the necessary vitamins and nutrients.

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