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Former SNL Star Jay Pharaoh Releases Footage of Harrowing Encounter With Police

In the wake of countless deaths of Black Americans at the hands of police and weeks of subsequent protests nationwide, many celebrities are speaking out. But a recent social media post from Saturday Night Life alum Jay Pharaoh has managed to give credence to both rallying cries for racial justice and a certain amount of privilege granted to well-known Black artists in the entertainment industry.

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COVID-19’s Impact On Sports, Agriculture, and the Legal Sector

The world will never be the same after the COVID-19 pandemic has struck virtually every country, every industry, and every single person on the planet. Hopefully, the worst part of this virus is behind us and we can actually start working toward the future. But things are extremely difficult right now — for everybody.

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How Can Small Businesses Recover From COVID-19?

There are roughly 30.2 million small businesses in the United States. No matter what industry you’re in, there is no way you have not been affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. This virus has without a doubt changed the world and it’s going to take a long time before things return even to a shred of normalcy.

Unlike natural disasters, the structural integrity of these businesses across the country remains intact. Average concrete strength is about 3,000 PSI and most concrete structures can last for more than 100 years.

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4 Great Tips to Save a Damaged Relationship

Relationships are tough 100% of the time. Even the healthiest relationship needs to be worked on constantly in order for it to last. And it’s difficult to find relationships that are excellent across the board. When a global pandemic is tossed into the mix, it makes things even more difficult. Approximately 50% of all American adults are married — but 50% of those marriages will likely end up in divorce.

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How to Date While Social Distancing

The time of COVID-19 has changed everything

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Most of the United States has begun slowly loosening restrictions on social distancing, but that doesn’t mean we’re out of the woods yet. In fact, most singles are still hesitant to go on in-person dates with the people they have met online — so much so, that people have even begun to list their health status in their Tinder bios.

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4 Fun Things to Do During Your Quarantine

Things are scary right now — for everyone. It doesn’t matter if you’re a millionaire celebrity living in a mansion or you’re a single mom who lost all three of your jobs: everyone is stressed out right now. Sure, some are much more stressed than others, especially those who are dealing with health concerns or family issues, but there is no doubt about it: everyone is overwhelmed at the moment.

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COVID-19: How American Industry Has Been Effected

The COVID 19 pandemic crisis has not been easy for anyone. Currently, in the United States, unemployment is 14.7% and over 20 million jobs have been lost. Every industry has been affected in some way and will continue to be as the year goes on.

 

Sobering statistics

 

Overall, layoffs and furloughs have effected minority workers, including people of color, women, as well as young workers the most. Furthermore, broader measures of joblessness that include part-time workers who want full-time work, discouraged workers no longer seeking employment, and the unemployed is at the highest it’s ever been: 22.8%. Another statistic to pay attention to the current job openings which have fallen by nearly 30% since March.

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Self Care: Importance of Taking Care of Your Self During Your 2020 Quarantine

The coronavirus known as COVID-19, as of this writing, is still spreading rapidly across the U.S., and quarantines are still in progress. This is having a major impact on the nation and its people, and that likely includes you, too. At best, being in quarantine away from work or college is boring or annoying, and at worst, it may do great damage to your financial life. But now is not the time for despair. During quarantine, you can use all this newfound free time to reassess your lifestyle and your collection of worldly possessions and practice some self-care. Overall, Americans push themselves very hard to succeed in school, work, and life in general, and a lot of self-care ideas are neglected on the way. But now, you can relearn those self-care ideas and emerge from quarantine feeling much better about yourself and your lifestyle. How might this work?

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