The Newest Trend for the Corporate Executive Class? Men’s Makeup

For some of us, Zoom professionalism is achieved by rolling out of bed at 9 a.m., throwing on a button-down shirt, and keeping just a headshot within the camera’s field of view. But for executives whose faces are posed as the focal points of important meetings, especially live television interviews, a growing trend has emerged among corporate executives: men’s makeup.

“Makeup, creams or other cosmetic products is becoming very important as a way to express a healthy look,” Hector Abdelnour, CEO of the betting consultancy firm H2 Gambling Capital, told Worth. “Zoom calls and internal video work platforms have become one of the most effective ways to interact with our clients, partners, investors and colleagues. Men have realized the difference it makes when you are on video.”

At first blush, you wouldn’t expect men to be receptive to a style traditionally reserved for women. But as remote working continues

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You hate budgeting? Here are 4 alternate ways to save

You hate budgeting? Here are 4 alternate ways to save
You hate budgeting? Here are 4 alternate ways to save

You’ve probably been told time and time again that budgeting is essential if you want to keep your finances on track.

But what if you hate numbers? What if the very idea of making a budget sends a chill down your spine?

It’s a common feeling. A recent study found almost half the people who don’t budget avoid doing so because it’s too complicated or stressful.

Thankfully, there are numerous ways to save money without tearing your hair out over a spreadsheet. Here are five simple tricks you can use instead.

1. Pay yourself first

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Rather than budgeting during the month and then saving whatever’s left over, try paying yourself first.

As soon as you get a paycheck, set aside a fixed amount — $75 per check, for example — in an account that’s separate from where

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British Cycling fear sport bailout allocation will leave grass-roots facing an ‘existential crisis’

British Cycling will write to government this week to express concern at the way sport’s bailouts are being allocated, with too much attention given to ticketed sports and not enough on the grass-roots facing an “existential crisis”.

Oliver Dowden, the culture secretary, has asked sports to put in their bids for government assistance by 5pm on Wednesday, but there are fears within recreational sport that there will be an excessive focus on those high-profile sports affected by the government’s decision not to allow fans back into stadiums from Oct 1. 

The English Football League says its 72 clubs stand to lose £200 million this season without crowds, having already lost £50 million during the 2019/20 campaign. The Rugby Football Union has forecast £106 million losses amid measures that could prevent Twickenham from hosting fans for up to six months. Their submission will include a representation on behalf of Premiership Rugby,

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Budget-Friendly Ways To Get Support For Your Mental Health

Laveta Brigham

September is National Suicide Prevention Month, so now, more than ever, it’s important to talk about mental health. In our society, it is still seen to many as taboo to talk about mental health and that can make it difficult to find the help that is truly needed. Plus, our healthcare system is still broken, so many people cannot afford to get the help that they need, even if they want to seek it out. That’s why it’s so important to talk about the more budget-friendly options that exist out there right now. If you are uninsured, or if your healthcare plan doesn’t include mental healthcare coverage, here are some other options to look for.

Online Therapy

Even before the COVID-19 pandemic hit, there were an increasing amount of online options for mental health support and therapy. Now, online therapy is even more accessible than it was before. But

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Progressive: Car Insurance Review 2020

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Progressive Car Insurance

Aside from its commercials featuring upbeat cashier Flo, Progressive stands out in the very competitive car insurance landscape for diverse coverage, ample discounts, and such features as medical coverage for your pet if it is injured in an accident while traveling in your car.

Pros

Wide range of coverage options. Progressive offers coverage for all types of motor vehicles, both personal and commercial, including cars, RVs, trucks, trailers, boats, and more. The policies can be fully customized to fit your specific needs. The company also issues other types of insurance, such as life and homeowner’s, but these policies are underwritten by third parties.

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Large number of discounts. Progressive offers more discounts than its competition – at least 14 different types. These include breaks if you have more than one Progressive policy, and for teen drivers, students, signing online, and

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Microsoft: Some ransomware attacks take less than 45 minutes

Laveta Brigham

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For many years, the Microsoft Security Intelligence Report has been the gold standard in terms of providing a yearly overview of all the major events and trends in the cyber-security and threat intelligence landscape.

While Microsoft unceremoniously retired the old SIR reports back in 2018, the OS maker appears to have realized its mistake, and has brought it back today, rebranded as the new Microsoft Digital Defense Report.

Just like the previous SIR reports, Microsoft has yet again delivered.

Taking advantage of its vantage points over vast swaths of the desktop, server, enterprise, and cloud ecosystems, Microsoft has summarized the biggest threats companies deal with today in the face of cybercrime and nation-state attackers.

The report is 88 pages long, includes data from July 2019 and June 2020, and some users might not have the time to go through it in its entirety. Below is a summary of

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Best car insurance for military and veterans in 2020

Laveta Brigham

Car insurance is an essential part of driving, but premiums can cost thousands annually, which makes for a headache — especially when combined with payments on your car. Thankfully, if you’re an active-duty US service member or a veteran, you might be able to save a significant amount of money on your auto insurance rates with a military car insurance discount.

“Current and former military [personnel] should shop for insurance just like everyone else,” says Dan Karr, CEO and founder of ValChoice, an independent platform for insurance analytics and ratings. “This means claims handling should be included as an important factor. The difference for former and current military [personnel] is they may have additional options available that may not be available to the general public.”

Many of the largest insurers in the country offer military discounts to service members and veterans. These discounts, which take different forms, are offered by

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Can I cancel my holiday if I have to quarantine?

Laveta Brigham

Holidays may be back on the table but the number of countries that travellers can visit without needing to quarantine on return is dwindling –  the Government’s blacklist grows with each passing week.

Many who booked holidays before coronavirus spread around the world will be anxious about exposing themselves to the risk of catching the disease.

Others who may have been willing to take the risk may also be unable to self-isolate for 14 days when they get back home. 

But big trips are often booked months in advance and many will have bought tickets before the pandemic hit.

However, scheduled flights are still going ahead, meaning those unable or unwilling to travel are not automatically entitled to a refund, and hotels will argue that they are still open for business.

This leaves consumers stuck, with many unsure over what their rights are to refunds, compensation and claims from travel

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FCA proposes regulation changes to make car insurance pricing fairer

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New rules could prevent loyal customers paying more for car insurance.

The Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) has proposed new legislation that would prevent insurance firms charging existing customers more than new customers. The organisation says the market is “not working well for consumers”, and claims the new rules would “increase trust” and competition.

Under the FCA’s plans, customers renewing their car insurance could not be charged more than new customers buying through the same sales channel. So the online price for a new customer would be the same as an existing customer in the same position.

Were the new rules to be passed, they would still allow insurance firms to change their prices, but they would not be able to gradually increase existing customers’ premiums over time – a practice known as ‘price walking’ – unless a customer’s risk factor

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Homes Are Becoming Harder To Insure Thanks To Climate Change

Laveta Brigham

If you were recently dropped by your homeowners insurance company despite never having filed a claim, you’re not alone. Though insurers can decide not to renew a policy for a variety of reasons, increasingly it’s because the home sits in an area that’s at high risk for fire, floods or other disasters. And it’s likely climate change that’s to blame.

Though it’s tough to pinpoint the cause of any one disaster, scientists believe there is a strong link between climate change and extreme natural events, such as wildfires, hurricanes and droughts. For homeowners, this can mean more expensive insurance policies ― or trouble securing coverage at all.

Climate-Related Disasters A Growing Concern For Insurers

“The insurance industry’s ability to assess the prospective risks a property faces has improved dramatically,” said Michael Barry, head of media and public affairs for the Insurance Information Institute. “Nonetheless, homeowners in hurricane-

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