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Peloton sales surge 172% as people scrap gym memberships for home fitness

For Peloton, the pandemic has been profitable. The at-home fitness company announced its first-ever quarterly profit, which was bolstered by a 172% surge in sales and more than 1 million people subscribing to its streaming classes.



NEW YORK, NY - DECEMBER 04: A Peloton stationary bike sits on display at one of the fitness company's studios on December 4, 2019 in New York City. Peloton and its model of on-demand video cycling classes has come under fire after the release of a new commercial that has been criticized by some as sexist and classist. (Photo by Scott Heins/Getty Images)


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NEW YORK, NY – DECEMBER 04: A Peloton stationary bike sits on display at one of the fitness company’s studios on December 4, 2019 in New York City. Peloton and its model of on-demand video cycling classes has come under fire after the release of a new commercial that has been criticized by some as sexist and classist. (Photo by Scott Heins/Getty Images)

Peloton has seen its fortunes soar this year because of the virus. Home-bound customers have been stocking up on Peloton’s line of stationary bikes and treadmills in recent months and the trend doesn’t appear to be fading, according to the company’s outlook.

The better-than-expected fiscal fourth-quarter

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Depression in British adults may have doubled during coronavirus pandemic

Some 19.2% of British adults likely had some form of depression in June, up from 9.7% before the pandemic, said the UK’s Office for National Statistics (ONS) in a report. Conversely, 3.5% of adults experienced an improvement in their symptoms of depression.

“Adults who were young, female, unable to afford an unexpected expense or disabled were the most likely to experience some form of depression during the pandemic,” said Tim Vizard, principal research officer at the ONS.

A large majority (84.9%) of adults experiencing some form of depression said they had been feeling stressed and anxious, and 42.2% said their relationships were being affected. In comparison, 20.7% of adults with no sign of depression said Covid-19 was impacting their relationships.

The results are based on a nationally representative survey of adults in Britain, the Opinions and Lifestyle Survey, which asks a series of questions in order to produce a score

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The Bunker Magnates Hate to Say They Told You So



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“I’m not one of the paranoid kinds of people,” Michael, the 51-year-old owner of a construction company, told me this spring.

But who doesn’t look at the state of the world these days and get a little paranoid? It’s not just the virus and the economic collapse. It’s the protests, the fires, the cyberspying, the border shutdowns, the freezer trucks full of bodies, the disinformation on television—the sense that we are living with the economy of 1928, the civil society of 1968, the politics of 1868. “I don’t see a good outcome, whether he wins it or someone else wins it,” he said, talking about President Donald Trump. “It scares me. I’ve got two daughters. I think about all the sex rings they’ve been cracking down on,” he added. “Our country has almost got the qualities of a third-world country.”

When we spoke,

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Get to know the benefits of rice water for skin and hair l TheHealthSite.com

Rice water has been used by women in Greek, Middle East, and Asia as a beauty ingredient and as a remedy for various skin and hair problems for centuries. The water that is strained after cooking rice is rich in vitamins and minerals that are essential for hair and skin. Due to the presence of allantoin and antioxidants, rice water has healing and soothing properties. Also Read – Skincare Awareness Month: Foods that can help you get that radiant look

Rice water contains inositol, a carbohydrate that is known to help repair damaged hair. Used as a rinse, after shampoo, it can strengthen your hair as well as make it smooth and silky. Rice water can also help fix your hair fall problem. Also Read – Skincare Awareness Month: Ancient beauty secrets that have stood the test of time

When applied on the skin, inositol in rice water can help

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