A shocking number of women dropped out of the workforce last month

Hundreds of thousands of women — nearly eight times more than the number of men — dropped out of the US labor force last month, as the pandemic continues to exacerbate inequalities in America’s economy.

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About 617,000 women left the workforce in September alone, compared with only 78,000 men, according to government data released Friday. Half of the women who dropped out were in the prime working age of 35-44.


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While the huge number of dropouts also reduced the unemployment rate, the country-wide female jobless rate remained at 8% in September. For Black and Hispanic women, the unemployment rates are higher.

Women have been hit harder by this recession than by previous downturns. Industries that employ a lot of women, such as hospitality and leisure, are faring worse during the pandemic.

Women also are more likely to take on care responsibilities in the home,

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Black History Month: Images of strength and beauty

By Rebecca Thomas
Arts and entertainment reporter

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image captionJulio Etchart reminds us of the joy of the Notting Hill Carnival, which was cancelled this year due to the pandemic

An eclectic collection of images of black people from all sectors of British life have been selected for an exhibition marking the importance of Black History Month in Britain this October.

The online show features 50 striking pictures on a wide range of themes with portraits, demonstrations, women at work, carnival, musicians, dancers and more featured.

More than 100 images were submitted to the show’s organisers Alternative Arts, working with Tower Hamlets Council in East London, from established and emerging artists.

The final selection aims to comment on black lives past and present and the issues that confront them.

And while Black History Month is a long-running annual event, this

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UMass model projects state coronavirus death tally will rise to nearly 10,000 by end of month

A University of Massachusetts model predicts the state’s coronavirus death toll could rise to nearly 10,000 by Oct. 31.

The model says the state’s tally could stand at 9,967 coronavirus deaths by that time, though researchers noted the numbers could range between 9,792 and 10,262.

The model numbers reflect both confirmed and probable cases. The state had tallied 9,530 confirmed and probable case deaths as of Monday.

The rate of deaths reported each day has declined after a terrifying climb this spring, but the heartbreaking numbers have not gone to zero. The modelers say weekly deaths could range from 70 to 190 in the next four weeks.

Last week’s model had projected a slight decline in confirmed and probable coronavirus cases in coming weeks. This week’s model, however, notes a sharp increase in cases in the week ending Saturday, and it predicts the case numbers will generally stabilize at that

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Imagining Sustainable Fashion Contest Launches This Month

Milan-based eco-hub CLASS and nonprofit Connecting Cultures have launched “Imagining Sustainable Fashion,” a new international creative competition designed to bring eco fashion to the fore.

Open to cross-disciplinary creatives starting Oct. 6 to midnight Jan. 12 via submission to [email protected], the open design contest is meant to encourage a new dialogue on sustainable fashion. Details are available at Connectingcultures.it and projects can include traditional media as well as new digital or immersive formats.

“We are looking for new solutions — it’s not enough to just talk about a leaf or green color. In our mind when it comes to the new innovation for sustainability, we need to design something different something that is telling the value,” said Giusy Bettoni, founder and chief executive officer of CLASS (standing for Creativity Lifestyle and Sustainable Synergy).

For 13 years, Bettoni has been devoted to responsible innovation in materials, but even in the past

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The Best Beauty Products That Give Back to Breast Cancer Awareness Month

Fall colors are typically rich shades of oranges, reds and yellows, but October is all about pink. The official hue of Breast Cancer Awareness Month covers practically every product you can think of to raise awareness and funding for the disease. Whether or not you’ve been touched by breast cancer, it’s easy to give your support by thinking pink. These are the best beauty products that give back to BCA, so they’ll help you look good while doing good.


1. ghd Gold Hair Styler in Powder Pink

Many women spend plenty of time on their skin-care regimen as part of their self-care routine, but what about a self-breast exam? That’s the idea behind ghd’s “Take Control Now” campaign, which encourages women to do them regularly. The brand’s 16th year supporting BCA is dedicated to early detection. For every purchase from the limited-edition Pink Collection, $10 will be donated to the

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Amid a Fashion Month Like No Other, Scenes of a Not-So-Distant Past

Usually, by this time, fashion editors would have descended upon and then bustled all around New York, and then London, Milan and now Paris, for the test of endurance known as fashion month. Not this season. During the past few months, designers have been quick to adapt to the constraints of the pandemic, hosting virtual presentations and navigating the logistical challenges of socially distanced events with characteristic imagination. And indeed, there are numerous persuasive silver linings to the advent of the online show — fewer flights, lower costs and a somewhat democratic bent among them — though something else is lost. As the designer Ulla Johnson recently told T, a live fashion show — that extravagant, expensive, but undeniably exciting spectacle — generates a “crazy, buzzy energy” that a digital image or video can hardly match. And yet the videos here do two things: They remind us of a freer

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How a YouTube creator makes $1,000 each month from thrifting videos

  • Taylor Hawkes is a commercial real estate associate who makes money on the side with a YouTube channel about thrift shopping.
  • Hawkes started regularly posting to her channel in 2019 and now has 20,000 subscribers.
  • She turned her YouTube channel into a paying side-hustle through ad revenue and brand sponsorships. 
  • She spoke with Business Insider about how she monetizes her channel and got sponsorships on her videos.
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This is the latest installment of Business Insider’s YouTube money logs, where creators break down how much they earn.

Thrift is cheap, but making videos about thrift shopping has become lucrative for some creators. 

Taylor Hawkes, 25, works full-time as an associate at a commercial real estate firm, but spends nearly 20 to 25 hours each week creating new videos and content for her YouTube channel and Instagram.

After graduating from the New England Conservatory of Music

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After wedding outbreak, Millinocket area has gone over a month without a new virus case

While an early August wedding in the Millinocket area sparked Maine’s largest outbreak of the coronavirus, that part of the state has now gone more than a month without recording any new cases.

State and local officials think the quick decisions by people in Millinocket, East Millinocket and Medway to close down businesses and organizations in the immediate wake of that outbreak, and to step up mask wearing, probably helped to bring it under control.

Town offices and businesses were closed after the outbreak. Local schools delayed their opening by two weeks. The Millinocket hospital postponed a number of nonessential services.

Those three towns still have recorded some of the highest infection rates in the state since the start of the pandemic: East Millinocket, which saw 20 cases among residents after the wedding, still has the state’s fourth highest per-capita case rate, for example. But the last time either of

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New model predicts ‘huge surge’ in COVID-19 across US next month as cases rise in 21 states

The number of new coronavirus cases in 21 states has increased by at least 10 percent or more from last week as health officials warn of a possible surge in cases in the fall and winter, according to a CNN analysis of Johns Hopkins University data. 

New cases have risen in Alabama, Alaska, Colorado, Idaho, Maine, Michigan, Minnesota, Montana, Nevada, New Jersey, New Mexico, North Carolina, North Dakota, Oregon, South Carolina, South Dakota, Texas, Utah, Washington state, Wisconsin and Wyoming, according to CNN. 

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Cases in at least 18 states are holding steady while 11 states have experienced a decrease of 10 percent or more from a week earlier, according to the analysis. 

The U.S. is continuing to report more than 40,000 new cases every

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How I Deliberate My Wedding In A Month For Beneath $one thousand

In every wedding, the bridesmaid and the groomsmen have an essential role to play. Sometimes, most reception table layouts include a protracted, rectangular prime table for the bridal party and a number of other spherical tables spread out all through the room for visitors. If most of your loved ones and friends reside in California, but you and your fiance plan to be married in New York, a delayed reception in your hometown would make loads of sense.

Planning a second wedding needs to be no different than planning a first wedding except the couple needs one thing totally totally different the second time around. Different instances, one member of the bridal celebration merely finds themselves overwhelmed with the wedding planning and simply needs a break.

If you’re getting married in a reception corridor, your maître d will probably line up and cue your wedding get together’s entrance. If the … Read More

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