‘I was heartbroken, I never thought I would find someone like her’

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The BBC’s weekly The Boss series profiles different business leaders from around the world. This week we speak to Justin McLeod, founder and chief executive of dating app Hinge.

When recovering alcoholic Justin McLeod set up his dating app, it was to help him get over his heartbreak.

Five years earlier, his college sweetheart, the woman he thought was the love of his life, had split up with him because of his drink problem.

He had subsequently gone to rehab and successfully sobered up, but he had not been able to move on romantically.

Not comfortable going into bars because of his addiction issue, he started work on Hinge in 2011 to help him find a new partner. At the time he was 27, and doing an MBA (master of business administration) at Harvard Business School in Boston.

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Unemployed because of coronavirus? How to make money from home right away

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If you know your way around a sewing machine, can quick-fix a washer/dryer, fridge, boat or car, have an eye for antiques or possess some other random – even quirky – expertise, you could make tens of thousands of dollars working from home within the next month or two. True story. 

Unemployment rates are at the highest peak in decades, and 1 of 6 people in America are out of work. Families are trying to figure out how to survive the pandemic and look for a new job. Here’s something very few of the newly unemployed realize: There’s work out there. A lot of it. And it might be just a few clicks away. 

Shopping reinvented: America’s stores, malls reopen with masks, curbside pickup and closed fitting rooms

Wearables as first line of defense? Tests expand on whether Fitbit, Apple Watch could predict coronavirus

In-demand experts earn as much as

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25 Ways To Save 20% More of Your Paycheck Without Even Trying

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Does it seem like your hard-earned paycheck isn’t stretching as far as it should be? Fortunately, there are a few changes you can make in how you earn and spend your money that can help you save more of your paycheck. From decreasing the deductions taken out of your check to making small life changes to spend less and save more, we’re rounding up the best ways to hold on to more of your cash.

Click through for tips and tricks to make your money stretch — that don’t require much effort.

Last updated: Oct. 24, 2019

1. Adjust W-4 Exemptions

If you’re getting a sizable tax refund, you’re actually missing out on money you could be getting paid upfront.

“The best way to boost your take-home pay is to adjust your taxes,” said Debbi King, personal finance expert, life coach and author of “The ABC’s of Personal Finance.” “Most

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NASCAR allows limited audience for first time since coronavirus, Confederate flag ban

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NASCAR opened up its races to spectators in Florida on Sunday, the first time fans were in the stands since restrictions were put in place for the coronavirus and just days after the company banned Confederate flags.

The racing league, the first major professional sport to resume amid the pandemic, allowed just 1,000 first responders and military families to its race at the Homestead-Miami Speedway for its Dixie Vodka 400 NASCAR Cup Series event. The speedway’s grandstands can normally handle a capacity of over 50,000 fans.

The limited number of attendees were required to observe a number of safety measures, including social distancing, temperature checks and cashless transactions. Everyone was required to wear face coverings.

Photos of the race showed spectators social distancing on the bleachers, sitting far apart in the sparsely filled stadium.

The inclusion of an audience at the Homestead track comes as Florida is reporting a record

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End of lockdown could trigger ‘extreme’ congestion and worse air quality as commuters swap public transport for cars

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The significantly cleaner air being breathed in the UK in recent months is likely to deteriorate over the coming week as the lockdown eases on Monday, triggering a surge in road traffic.

Many other countries which have eased restrictions enforced at the height of the coronavirus pandemic have since seen numbers of vehicles on the roads soar to record levels.

As many shops and workplaces open for the first time since 23 March on Monday, pollution levels are expected to climb and the number of road accidents is likely to rise.

In China, as restrictions have eased and travel and industry resumed, air pollution is now overtaking the levels prior to the pandemic.

In Wuhan, where the outbreak began, car use is now hit levels higher than before the pandemic, and the same is true of Stockholm in Sweden.

As lockdown measures have eased, authorities in cities around the world

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London’s Digital Showcase Underlines Importance of the Live Runway

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LONDON — Blindsided by COVID-19 — which closed their stores, shut their factories and forced them to stay at home — British designers took a great leap into the unknown, piecing together collections, films, exhibitions and creative projects for London’s first, all-digital fashion week instead of showing their wares on the runway, a familiar — if flawed — format.

In late March, as London locked down, the British Fashion Council snapped into action and started organizing the three-day event in a bid to give designers — who had been cheated of their fashion week, showroom appointments and spring 2020 retail sales as a result of the coronavirus — the chance to strut their creative stuff.

Even if those designers couldn’t show new clothes, the BFC wanted to give them the opportunity to engage with end consumers whom they need right now to shop.

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Early research shows fabric could neutralize coronaviruses

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Corrections & clarifications: This story has been updated to clarify the development of this type of fabric dates back to 2005, when it was patented by Jeffry Skiba and Lawrence Schneider.

Claim: Researchers found a ‘fabric that kills coronaviruses’

There’s reason to be skeptical of any internet post claiming something kills the coronavirus.

Facebook in particular can be a deluge of home remedies that range from unproven to downright dangerous.

So you’d be forgiven for raising your eyebrows if you came across an Indianapolis Monthly article shared widely on Facebook saying that researchers have found a “fabric that kills coronaviruses.”

But this claim has science behind it – preliminary though it may be. Researchers discovered that low-level electric fields can render the coronavirus unable to infect a host after just a minute of exposure to the field.

Here’s what we know about this product.

More: How to clean, reuse or

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What is Juneteenth? Holiday marking Emancipation Proclamation takes on extra importance in 2020

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Correction: An earlier version of this story misstated Juneteenth’s relation to slavery. It celebrates the Emancipation Proclamation, but the Emancipation Proclamation didn’t apply to all states in the US. The 13th Amendment brought an end to slavery.

On June 19, Americans around the country will celebrate Juneteenth, a holiday commemorating the Emancipation Proclamation in the United States.

This year, the annual celebration of freedom comes as the country grapples with its longstanding history of systemic racism, as well as the fate of its Confederate monuments, flags and symbols amid nationwide protests against police brutality and racism following the death of George Floyd.

“Juneteenth is a unifying holiday. It is the completion of the celebration of freedom in America,” said Steve Williams, president of the National Juneteenth Observance Foundation. 

In this June 20, 2014, file photo, Civil War re-enactors Lt. James Hayes, from left, Samuel Stephenson and Marvin-Alonzo Greer participate in a Juneteenth celebration at the Atlanta Cyclorama and Civil War Museum in Atlanta. Juneteenth celebration started with the freed slaves of Galveston, Texas. Although the Emancipation Proclamation freed the slaves in the South in 1863, it could not be enforced in many places until after the end of the Civil War in 1865.
In this June 20, 2014, file photo, Civil War re-enactors Lt. James Hayes, from left, Samuel Stephenson and Marvin-Alonzo Greer participate in
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When Are 2020 Estimated Tax Payments Due?

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Our routines have been turned upside down by the coronavirus pandemic. That includes the regular process of making estimated tax payments for people who are self-employed or don’t have taxes withheld from other sources of taxable income (such as interest, dividends or capital gains). In a normal year, the first estimated tax payment for 2020 would have been due April 15, and the second payment for the year would be due June 15, 2020. But, of course, nothing is normal right now.

SEE ALSO: Tax Changes and Key Amounts for the 2020 Tax Year

Estimated taxes are typically paid in four equal installments–one installment for each quarter of the year. For the 2020 tax year, estimated tax payments for the first and second quarter aren’t due until July 15, 2020. As a result, the 2020 estimated tax payment schedule is adjusted as shown in the table below.

Due Dates for

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George Floyd’s brother calls on Congress to act over police violence

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Hours after George Floyd was laid to rest in Houston, his younger brother made an impassioned plea to Congress to prevent his death from becoming just “another name” on an ever-growing list of black Americans killed by police.

Philonise Floyd testified before a House hearing in Washington on Wednesday amid a national reckoning over race and policing that has drawn millions to the street in protest and cries for action to be taken in every institution of American life, including government, military, media and entertainment, sports, academia, business, science and tech.

“I’m tired. I’m tired of the pain I’m feeling now, and I’m tired of the pain I feel every time another Black person is killed for no reason,” he said, his voice rising with emotion as he addressed the committee. “I’m here today to ask you to make it stop. Stop the pain.”

Related: Full testimony of Philonise Floyd,

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