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‘I’m just looking for whatever I can get’

A job seeker looks at a job listing board at the East Bay Career Center February 2, 2006 in Oakland, California
A job seeker looks at a job listing board at the East Bay Career Center February 2, 2006 in Oakland, California

Young people are disproportionately affected by the economic impacts of coronavirus, several reports have found.

The UN has cautioned that the high rate of unemployment among young adults could mean “a lot of young people are going to be left behind”.

In the US, about a quarter of people between 16-25 were unemployed in May – which was about double the unemployment rate of other age groups.

It’s a myth that all young adults are supported by their parents, or only work part time. According to Statistics Canada, of the roughly 500,000 people between the ages of 15-24 who lost their jobs in April, about half were working full-time.

Young women and minorities are particularly vulnerable, according to a report by the Brookings Institution.

The BBC spoke with four

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National Hispanic Heritage Month is a Time for Honoring & Thanking Hispanic Americans

Photo credit: Sollina Images - Getty Images
Photo credit: Sollina Images – Getty Images

From Woman’s Day

Every year, from September 15 through October 15, Americans take the dedicated time to thoughtfully honor, celebrate, and thank prominent Hispanic Americans for their many contributions to the country and culture of the United States. But this year, in the midst of a global pandemic and a relentless news cycle, Hispanic Heritage Month 2020 takes on a whole new meaning.

Last year, the country endured the deadliest attack on Latinx people in history, and more than half of all Latinx people living in the U.S. say it’s become less safe to exist as a Latinx person since Donald Trump took office. And given that the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic has disproportionately impacted Latinx and Black communities, taking the time to recognize how the country has been made better by the work, dedication, and love of Latinx people is to pay homage

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These Are the Best Home Decor Sales Happening Right Now

We can’t be the only ones who’ve been doing a ton of online shopping, and since we’ve been spending a looooot of time inside, we’ve been perusing our favorite home decor sites like it’s our job. Luckily, some of the best stores are having home decor sales right now, and even more deals are coming your way this weekend. Do you need a new side table, an area rug, or something fun for the kitchen that makes cooking dinner a little easier? These stores have you covered with their current and upcoming sales.

Our mission at SheKnows is to empower and inspire women, and we only feature products we think you’ll love as much as we do. Please note that if you purchase something by clicking on a link within this story, we may receive a small commission of the sale. 

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The United States Is Reopening Many of the Wrong Schools

With coronavirus cases spiking in dozens of states, the prospect of anything resembling a normal school year is fading fast.

Schools can’t safely reopen if infections are exploding in the communities they serve.

But in regions where the pandemic appears to be under control, it is most important to get the youngest children back into school buildings, to stop the alarming slide in their learning. Older students, especially those in college, are better equipped to cope with the difficulties of online education.

That is the broad consensus among experts on back-to-school priorities. But, as things stand now, much of the United States is preparing to do exactly the opposite.

In many towns, college students are more likely than kindergartners to return to school for in-person instruction. An example is my home of Ann Arbor, Michigan, where schoolchildren will be learning completely online and university students will be attending at least

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Republicans Don’t Want Anyone Getting Too Comfy In The Plague Economy

A fundamental disagreement has prevented Congress from reauthorizing the extra $600 in weekly unemployment benefits that lapsed last week. 

Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin, the Trump administration’s lead negotiator for a new relief bill, said Sunday that he and his fellow Republicans agree on the “concept” of enhanced unemployment, but they “want to fix the issue where in some cases people are overpaid and we want to make sure there’s the right incentives.”

In other words, Republicans believe the extra $600 is too good, and it’s creating a disincentive for workers to go back to their jobs ― meaning it’s burdening low-wage employers, who would have to raise their pay to compete with the benefits. 

Democrats think the extra money is appropriate, since it reduces material hardship while allowing people to stay home and avoid being exposed to or spreading the coronavirus. For many workers, the extra jobless benefits do pay

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The ‘Westworld’ production design team reveals the backstory to key details you might have missed in season 3

Nathan Hale and Dolores Abernathy in "Westworld."
Nathan Hale and Dolores Abernathy in “Westworld.”


  • Warning: Spoilers ahead for “Westworld” season three. 

  • Insider spoke with the recently Emmy-nominated “Westworld” team — production designer Howard Cummings, art director Jon Carlos, and set decorator Julie “Jules” Ochipinti — about the complex series.

  • They revealed the way the fans, including the “Westworld” subreddit community, keeps the pressure on them when it comes to every little detail. 

  • From Nathan Hale’s bedsheets to the “medieval”-themed props in park four and an important book William owned as a young boy, there are many layers to the meaning in each design. 

  • Visit Insider’s homepage for more stories.

HBO’s “Westworld” is a sprawling, many-layered series unlike any other drama on TV right now. Part of the show’s draw, particularly for the detail-oriented fanbase on Reddit, includes the intentional planting of Easter eggs and references in obscure, hard-to-spot places.

The show’s creators, husband-and-wife duo Jonathan “Jonah”

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Wisconsin mask requirement aims to stem virus

MADISON, Wisconsin — Wisconsin Gov. Tony Evers recently issued a statewide mask requirement to help stem the spread of the coronavirus.

It took effect Saturday. Nearly a quarter of Wisconsin’s 55,328 total cases had been confirmed in the last 14 days, according to data collected by Johns Hopkins University.

Much of the spike has occurred in counties in the state’s densely urban southeastern corner. But the disease has spread with amazing speed in northern Wisconsin’s sparsely populated rural counties.

Evers, a Democrat, had issued a stay-at-home order shortly after the pandemic took hold in the state in March. The conservative-leaning state Supreme Court struck it down in May amid pressure from restaurants and taverns.

Republican legislators are talking about convening an extraordinary session to strike down the current mask mandate.

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Dixons Carphone to axe 800 jobs in management overhaul

Changes to management structures will result in a reduction of 800 roles. Photo: Keith Mayhew/SOPA Images/LightRocket via Getty Images
Changes to management structures will result in a reduction of 800 roles. Photo: Keith Mayhew/SOPA Images/LightRocket via Getty Images

Dixons Carphone (DC.L) is to cut 800 jobs as part of an overhaul of its store management structure.

It comes months after the technology retailer announced plans to shut all 531 of its standalone Carphone Warehouse mobile phone stores in the UK, with the loss of 2,900 jobs.

At the time the retailer said around 1,800 staff were expected to be kept on, with the company focusing on its ‘shops-in-shops’ and its online business.

The Currys PC World owner is now looking to streamline store management structures as it adapts to increasing online sales, prompted by the coronavirus pandemic.

Dixons Carphone said it will remove retail manager, assistant manager and team leader roles, introducing new sales manager, customer experience manager and operational excellence manager positions in stores as part of its

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21 surprising things you didn’t know about ‘Big Brother’

Host Julie Chen congratulates Josh Martinez, who wins the final HOH competition of the 19th season of "Big Brother."
Host Julie Chen congratulates Josh Martinez, who wins the final HOH competition of the 19th season of “Big Brother.”

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  • CBS’s “Big Brother” has been on the air for 20 years.

  • “Big Brother” also has a “Celebrity Big Brother” spin-off in the US and UK.

  • There are almost 100 cameras watching every houseguest, including a few cameras in the bathroom.

  • The longest competition lasted for more than half a day.

  • Visit Insider’s homepage for more stories.

Ever since “Big Brother” first locked away a group of competitors — called houseguests — in a house for the summer and called it reality TV, people have been tuning in to see all the drama unfold in real time.

Airing three times a week on TV, the CBS show is on all of the time thanks to a set of cameras and microphones that pick up contestant behavior 24 hours a day,

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Trump says outbreak ‘is under control’; 13 nuns die in Michigan convent; 1B students hit by school closures

President Donald Trump is considering executive action as congressional leaders and White House officials struggle to reach a deal on the next coronavirus relief package.

Trump, in an interview with Axios, defended his administration’s effort to beat back the U.S. outbreak that has shown little signs of easing.

“They are dying, that’s true,” Trump said. “It is what it is. But that doesn’t mean we aren’t doing everything we can.”

As more schools across the country welcome students back to class this week, some are already temporarily reclosing because of COVID-19 concerns. In Indiana, one school is shutting down two days after an employee tested positive for the virus. In another Indiana school, a student tested positive after the first day back to school.

The United Nations estimates more than 1 billion students worldwide have been affected by school closures. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres said the pandemic has created the largest

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