Is she latest victim of ‘curse’ of beloved TV musical series ‘Glee’?

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If you believe in curses then you’ve got to be wondering if there’s a hex on the beloved TV musical series “Glee,” staggered over the years by untimely deaths of its cast and crew. Now comes the latest tragedy: the accidental drowning of Naya Rivera. 

After more than five days of underwater searching, the Ventura County Sheriff’s Office announced Monday that divers recovered a body from a Southern California reservoir and confirmed the identity as Rivera, 33, best known as the snarky Santana Lopez on “Glee.”

The Ventura County medical examiner announced Tuesday that an autopsy showed Rivera died from an accidental drowning in the reservoir about 60 miles northwest of Los Angeles in the Los Padres National Forest.

Rivera disappeared in the waters of Lake Piru on Wednesday after she and her 4-year-old son, Josey Dorsey, rented a pontoon boat at the popular recreational destination, according to Capt. Eric

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Nick Cordero’s Wife Says She’s Experiencing a ‘Different Type of Grief’ in the Wake of Actor’s Death

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Amanda Kloots is opening up about grief a week after the death of her husband, Broadway star Nick Cordero, who passed away from coronavirus complications at the age of 41.

In a video shared on her Instagram Stories on Monday, Kloots revealed that she’s been turning to loved ones during this difficult time, sharing that a friend recently gave her “really good advice” on how to process grief.

“We started talking about grief and grieving and she said, ‘Amanda, it would be a great thing for you if you found something that was new for yourself right now, that is new that you haven’t done before, that doesn’t have any attachment to your past with Nick and your past as Nick and Amanda,’ ” Kloots said.

“She said, ‘You have so much in your life that is with Nick that will always be with Nick, but maybe something that will

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How 5 fashion labels transformed to survive lockdown

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Kitri Brora
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News in the retail sector is gloomy right now, with headlines about falling sales and much-loved brands going into administration. But some small businesses have been clever and nimble enough to make the best of extraordinary circumstances…

Otiumberg

Otiumberg
Otiumberg

Solid gold personalised name bracelet, £550; Vermeil name bracelet, £140; Oval huggies, from £60-£140, all Otiumberg

As chosen by Lisa Armstrong

When the UK went into lockdown, 31-year-old Rosanna and 35-year-old Christie Wollenberg, the sister-duo behind Otiumberg, the stylishly understated source of irresistibly pretty jewellery, had three hours to clear their new showroom of stock.

“I ended up moving hundreds of thousands of pounds worth of jewellery to my small flat in south London without proper insurance. It was either that or lose access to it and we didn’t know how long that would be for,” recounts Rosanna. Fortunately, because they specialise in small, delicate pieces, the haul was

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How to make a PowerPoint presentation into a video, so that it plays automatically without you having to click through each slide

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You can make a PowerPoint presentation into a video in a few simple steps.
You can make a PowerPoint presentation into a video in a few simple steps.

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PowerPoint is an incredibly useful tool for giving presentations. With the click of a button, you can control how fast or slow you want the slides to progress, and when other extras like music or animation come in. 

However, if it is not your intention to give your presentation live and in person, this fact can be more of a hindrance than a help. If you intended, for example, to email it to your coworkers, or to post it online, it might be more helpful to simply have your PowerPoint be a video that people can press play on and simply sit back and watch.

Luckily, this is something that the Microsoft Office team has already thought of, and they make it just as easy to save your PowerPoint as a video as

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As the COVID-19 economic crisis deepens, financially risky MLMs are moving in to fill the employment void

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Mary Kay is one of the oldest and most well known MLMs.
Mary Kay is one of the oldest and most well known MLMs.

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  • Stuck at home and unemployed, some people are turning to multi-level marketing companies, or MLMs, to make cash.

  • MLMs promise the opportunity to “work for yourself,” but these companies often require people to shell out for products and training sessions upfront.

  • Women and people of color are most likely to be swayed by the promise of an MLM, according to a survey from AARP.

  • Visit Insider’s homepage for more stories.

 

Emily Jones entered the world of MLMs as a customer. It was 2018, she was preparing for a vacation to Europe and looking for inexpensive jewelry to wear. A friend introduced her to Paparazzi Accessories.

The jewelry was cute, she said, so when Christmas rolled around, she ordered additional pieces to give away as gifts. The friend who sold the jewelry to

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Hoboken Reports 12 New Coronavirus Cases

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HOBOKEN, NJ — Hoboken Mayor Ravi Bhalla said in an update on Tuesday afternoon that the mile-square city’s Health Department reported 12 new coronavirus cases from this past Friday through Sunday (four each day), and then none this past Monday and Tuesday. Hoboken, with 53,000 residents across the river from New York City, has had a total of 634 confirmed cases since March, and 29 deaths.

Bhalla said, “The majority of new COVID-19 cases reflect the trend across the rest of the country, with most under the age of 35. As always, the Health Department continues with diligent contact tracing on every confirmed case.”

He said, “In addition to the Health Department’s contact tracing, I ask all residents who test positive to follow up with your own contact tracing and urge anyone who may have been in contact with you to self-quarantine for a full 14 days and get tested

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Trump administration reverses new visa guidelines for international students

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The Trump administration walked back a sudden policy change that would have potentially blocked hundreds of thousands of international students from remaining in or returning to the U.S. while pressuring universities to resume in-person classes in the fall amid the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.

Following a week-long fight by Harvard University, the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), and more than a dozen state attorneys general, the government agreed on Tuesday to “rescind” a policy that would have affected international students who are attending institutions that have opted to go completely remote over the fall.

“For the hundreds of thousands of international students across this country who enrich our institutions and strengthen our communities — we celebrate this victory with you,” Massachusetts Attorney General Maura Healey said in a statement. “This ICE rule was senseless and illegal the minute it came out, and the Trump Administration knew it didn’t have

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These Face Mask Chains Offer a Safe, Stylish Way to Keep Your Mask Handy

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After every bi-weekly grocery store run, I encounter the same problem. I load up my car with groceries, slather on some hand sanitizer, take off my face mask, then get stuck wondering the best place to put it. Should I stick it in my purse? Toss it on the passenger seat? Both options carry the risk of misplacing my mask or contaminating other surfaces with lingering supermarket germs. I’ve also seen masks hanging from a rearview mirror, but that might block my view. Is there any truly safe, practical option that keeps your face mask at the ready for when you need it?

Enter: face mask chains, a new accessory designed to keep your mask conveniently strung around your neck when you take it off. Similar to those made for eyeglasses, the chains connect to the straps on each side of the mask and wrap around your neck like jewelry.

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As millions lose health insurance, Trump administration offers little help

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President Trump and Seema Verma, the head of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, shown at a White House meeting in 2017, have taken few steps to alert consumers to their options for health coverage. <span class="copyright">(Evan Vucci / AP)</span>
President Trump and Seema Verma, the head of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, shown at a White House meeting in 2017, have taken few steps to alert consumers to their options for health coverage. (Evan Vucci / AP)

As millions of people lose jobs in the coronavirus outbreak, jeopardizing their health benefits, the Trump administration and many states are doing little if anything to connect Americans with other insurance coverage.

The U.S. Health and Human Services Department hasn’t launched any special effort to publicize the availability of Medicaid, the Children’s Health Insurance Program or health plans being sold on marketplaces created by the Affordable Care Act.

And federal officials haven’t made any substantial new commitment of money for outreach or to help people enroll in coverage.

In California and 11 other states that operate their own insurance marketplaces, state governments have created special enrollment periods to give people

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U.S. Government Backs Down On In-Person Requirement This Fall

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Harvard University sued the federal government to block sa proposed rule change that would have required foreign students to take some in-person classes this fall. File photo

Coronavirus cases are climbing across the country. Multiple states have sued. Universities, from the big names to the small, have voiced their opposition, and in some cases gone to court.

Now the government of Donald Trump is backing down from a rule change that would have required international students in the United States to take some in-person classes or risk having their visas revoked. The rule also would have barred foreign students from entry to the country if they planned to attend programs that will be entirely online this fall.

One day after 17 states and the District of Columbia filed a lawsuit in U.S. district court in Boston, Massachusetts, seeking to block the rule change — and less than a week after

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