‘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.

“I was heartbroken, and I never thought I would find someone like

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Can’t make money right now? Free up cash in your budget

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You’re not the only one with a tight budget. Millions of Americans are currently struggling with unemployment, lost hours and lowered wages.

There’s little comfort in knowing that others are feeling strapped. But you may be relieved to hear there are ways to make things easier — even if you’re out of work or can’t make more money.

We talked to financial experts for advice about getting more mileage out of the money you have available right now. Here are their tips for finding extra money in your monthly budget.


Depending on where you live, you’re probably spending a lot of time at home these days. Devote at least some of the free time to analyzing your finances.

Go over every single transaction in your checking account, savings account, credit card bills and so forth, says Robinson Crawford, certified financial planner and founder of the adviser

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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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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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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.

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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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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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BUILT BY GIRLS: Top 5 money myths debunked for the class of 2020

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At a time when only online commencements are taking place, Cashay sister site BUILT BY GIRLS is giving its financial advice for the class of 2020. Through honest conversations, the team also debunks common money myths to ease the worries of recent graduates.

“I didn’t really start making money moves until well into my post-grad life. I waffled a bit when it came to getting my personal finances in order, let alone student loans, retirement savings, or anything else,” said Danya Sherbini, the community and programs lead at BUILT BY GIRLS. “And now it feels like I’m catching up when I see some of my peers doing really adult things like buying a house.”

While Sherbini can’t change her past, she hopes her experience will inspire new graduates to be more proactive earlier in their adult lives.

“I always thought I could just be young for now and the adulting

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Hairdressers must revive bob cut and ditch blow drys to survive coronavirus, say industry leaders

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They’ve been closed for weeks – however there is hope hairdressers will reopen next month.

However, when they do, industry leaders say salons will need to adapt to survive coronavirus restrictions.

There are suggestions longer, wavy hair styles may be more risky for spreading Covid-19.

According to Tim Hartley, a former director at Vidal Sassoon, opting for a bob cut would be a “safe” alternative to “lengthy” blow drys.

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The top hair stylist explained: ““We have to think about maximising hygiene. The sooner the long tresses of yesterday are dispensed with, the more hygienic it will be for us all.

“The hour-long blow dries in the salon are no longer safe for the stylist or the client. Research suggests the Covid-19 virus is transmitted much easier through a swift airflow.”

Hartley thinks shorter

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

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

The racing league, the first major professional sport to resume amid the pandemic, will allow 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 will be required to observe a number of safety measures, including social distancing, temperature checks and cashless transactions. All attendees must wear face coverings.

The inclusion of an audience at the Homestead track comes as Florida is reporting a record spike in confirmed coronavirus cases. The state reported more than 2,000 new cases on both Saturday and Sunday.

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