Day: August 10, 2020

College football programs are choosing between equally terrible options

Sometimes, there are no good options. Sometimes, the choice is only between horrendous and devastating. 

The entire 2020 college football season sits on the precipice of oblivion. Teams and conferences alike are wrestling with the question of postponing or canceling their most precious, prized and valuable asset. They’re balancing questions of safety for players against certainties of financial and emotional hardship. And they’re trying to make this decision for a sport where passions run among the highest and hottest in the country, where any choice will bring down nuclear heat. Good luck with that. 

Put simply: playing means accepting the possibility of dire health consequences (and associated liability). On the other hand, not playing means the absolute certainty of loss: eight- and nine-figure revenue shortfalls, opportunities missed for players, shared experiences of joy and community for millions of college football fans. 

Does the risk of venturing forward outweigh the certainty

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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

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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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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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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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40 Supermarket Buys That Are a Waste of Money

Households across the nation have been pummeled by the COVID-19 pandemic, with income loss and food insecurity being widely felt consequently. According to U.S census data, 26 million adults (or 10.8% of all adults in the country) reported that their household sometimes or often didn’t have enough to eat in the last seven days for the week ending July 7.

Fortunately, federal aid through programs like the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) are available, but these come with strict eligibility and purchase restrictions. And even if you do qualify for federal aid, there’s still another crisis to deal with, and that’s the rising cost of food. According to July 14 data from the U.S Bureau of Labor Statistics, prices increased a total of 0.6% in June, with categories like meat, poultry, fish and eggs seeing the biggest spike. The beef index rose by nearly 5%.

At the end of the

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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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Is this new online-only private school the future of education?

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boy studies on laptop

As a parent of a teen facing her final year of GCSE study after months out of school – often with patchy teaching – I’m feeling decidedly nervous. Although the Government has promised to open schools in September, a new study says a lack of an effective track and trace system means this might not be safe.

Adding to the chaos, a dreaded ‘second wave’ of Covid-19 may also lead to unpredictable local or national lockdowns. It’s not just parents like me who are concerned. As Scottish children mourn their disappointing GCSE grades, a new study, Life After Lockdown, from the nation’s leading youth programme NCS (National Citizen Service) has found that 67 per cent of teens aged 16-17 are worried about their education.  

The result? More and more parents are looking for alternatives to traditional schools. 

Across the UK, Google searches for the term’ online

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Framingham Teacher Uses Summer School To Prep For Fall Start

FRAMINGHAM, MA — At age 23, Walsh Middle School health teacher Monique Bisnette describes herself as the “new kid on the block.” But when school in Framingham starts this fall, she may have an edge over her colleagues on how to teach during the coronavirus pandemic.

This summer, Bisnette was one of a handful of Framingham teachers who taught all-remote summer school classes. Tasked with teaching physical education online, she designed a simplified curriculum, but one that was very interactive.

When the pandemic shut Framingham schools down in March, Bisnette decided to condense the remainder of her health curriculum for 6th, 7th and 8th graders around human anatomy. With that method, she was able to lay the groundwork for school this fall, where students will learn about topics like substance abuse.

“We always go back to explaining things about how the body system works,” she said.

That was her launching

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Young people struggle with finding mental health support amid COVID-19 pandemic

Kathryn Boit feels “guilty for struggling so much” these past few months. 

As president of the Harvard Student Mental Health Liaisons, she has “college friends, acquaintances and strangers reach out to me for resources and advice,” she said. “I don’t know the answers anymore.”

It’s no wonder Boit, a Harvard sophomore, feels overwhelmed. Prevalence of depression among college students increased since the pandemic closed campuses this spring compared with fall 2019, according to a survey of 18,000 college students published by the Healthy Minds Network on July 9. And of the nearly 42% of students who sought mental health care during the pandemic, 60% said it was either much more or somewhat more difficult to access care.

Mental health among young people has been worsening for years. A 2019 analysis of teens reported 13% of U.S. teens ages 12 to 17 (or 3.2 million) said in 2017 that they had

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