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Everywhere you can go on holiday this summer

Alcudia beach, Majorca: istock
Alcudia beach, Majorca: istock

The government has announced a list of countries and territories where Britons will be able to go on holiday this summer without quarantining.

From 10 July, those travelling from 59 approved destinations into England and 57 countries into Scotland will be exempt from the mandatory 14-day self-isolation period imposed on all inbound arrivals. (The lists are currently identical barring two omissions from the Scottish one: Spain and Serbia).

Alongside this, the Foreign Office (FCO) has published a separate list of destinations where it has now lifted its blanket advice against all non-essential international travel.

While the lists are not the same, there is an overlap of 48 countries for England and 46 for Scotland. For those looking to travel to one of the places where both elements of the “double lock” have been scrapped, there is another hurdle to overcome before holidays are possible though: the

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‘Palm Springs’ Finds the Perfect Way to End a Time Loop Movie

Photo credit: Elaine Chung
Photo credit: Elaine Chung

From Esquire

Warning: This post contains spoilers for Palm Springs.

If you’ve ever been curious about what living in a time loop (a la Groundhog Day) might be like, you’ve likely had more than enough of a taste of that by now, four months into quarantine. However, yours probably doesn’t involve daily morning beers with Andy Samberg in the pool or attending an open bar wedding every night. Which makes the Palm Springs time loop better than quarantine, but also, a strangely perfect quarantine watch. The Sundance-premiered rom-com dropping onto Hulu and drive-in movie theaters on Friday July 10 is a breezy ninety minutes of delight on a loop.

The film follows Nyles (Andy Samberg) as he lives the same November 9th over and over again at his girlfriend’s friend’s destination wedding in Palm Springs. He’s in a comfortable routine of staying drunk and making

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Supervisors Of Elections Urge Residents To Vote Early Or By Mail

TAMPA BAY, FL — With the 2020 primary coming up on Aug. 18 and the general election on Nov. 3, Tampa Bay supervisors of elections are working together to help residents get out the vote in the age of coronavirus.

Hoping to avoid long lines of masked, socially distanced voters at polling places during the primary, the supervisors of elections are encouraging residents to look at the alternatives to in-person voting.

The deadline to register to vote or change your party affiliation is July 20.

Vote By Mail

  • Contact your supervisor of elections office no later than Aug. 8 to request that a ballot be mailed to you, or you may pick up a mail ballot at an elections office in your county.

  • Mail ballots must be received by your supervisor of elections no later than 7 p.m. on primary day, Aug. 18.

  • Don’t forget to sign your vote by

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Comic-Con@Home’s full panels will be available to watch on YouTube

From Digital Spy

San Diego Comic-Con was cancelled for the first time in its history due to the current global situation, but that doesn’t mean there isn’t Comic-Con goodness heading our way this month.

Instead of fans packing out Hall H for the latest movies and TV exclusives, fans will now be able to just turn on their computers to watch all of the panels from the comfort of their own home.

Comic-Con@Home takes place from Wednesday, July 22 to Sunday, July 26 and will feature more than 350 panels that cover everything you’d expect from Comic-Con, including movies, TV, comic books and more.

Photo credit: Alberto E. Rodriguez – Getty Images

Comic Con 2020 online: How to watch Comic Con at Home online

It couldn’t be simpler to watch your favourite panels at Comic-Con@Home, as they’ll be available to watch on the official website and YouTube.

Once the

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The COVID-19 pandemic affects the future of Gen Z travel

Clarissa Fisher, 23, is nowhere near ready to hop on a plane. She used to fly regularly to visit her boyfriend in the U.K.

“This past week, I have seen so many people return to their normal activities like nothing has happened,” says Fisher of  Frankfort, Kentucky. “This scares me and has made me reconsider my travel plans for the remainder of this year and possibly the next. I’m afraid to board a plane, knowing that I might step off infected. Being trapped in a small space with a large amount of strangers for several hours is a pandemic nightmare scenario.” 

Like others in her generation, she’s grown up with crisis after crisis: From 9/11 to devastating school shootings to COVID-19, this generation, born after 1996, is used to living in dangerous times. This generation is primed to handle crisis after crisis and will adapt to extra safety precautions.

Thirty-five

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Save a ridiculous $449 on the best mattress for bad backs

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Casper has the mattress of your dreams, and it’s on sale for the 4th of July. (Photo: Casper)
Casper has the mattress of your dreams, and it’s on sale for the 4th of July. (Photo: Casper)

How’s your back? If you’re like most of us, these last few months of less activity (and more staying in) have meant noticeable aches and pains. Add to that the stress of sleeping on an old mattress and you might find your back in a constant state of discomfort. 

While core exercises are never a bad idea, no amount of Zoom fitness will fix your back if your bed is the root of the problem. Of course now is not the time to visit mattress stores and plop down Goldilocks-style in search of a match. But it IS

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College students are preparing to return to campus in the fall. Is it worth it?

Every Tuesday and Thursday morning, Gomi Zou signs onto her computer to virtually attend her communications class: a recorded lecture voiced by her professor against the backdrop of a black screen.

“I spend five hours each weekday watching lectures on my computer, which doesn’t include prep and doing assignments for classes,” she said.

Zou, 22, is a senior taking online summer classes at the University of California, Los Angeles, which plans to offer classes in person with the option of remote learning this fall. Along with millions of college students across the United States, she transitioned to online instruction when college campuses closed to curb the spread of the coronavirus back in March.

For students like Zou, taking online classes was a difficult adjustment. Many were devastated to leave campuses prematurely, part ways with friends, and finish the rest of the semester over Zoom calls. Some reported concerns about a

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Crowds flock to Six Flags Great Adventure in New Jersey, ready to have some fun, masks in place

JACKSON, N.J. – It almost felt like a normal, blazing hot July day when the gates opened at Six Flags Great Adventure on Friday morning.

Almost.

This summer, of course, nothing is quite normal during the coronavirus pandemic. That much was clear as the first guests of the season, donning protective face masks, queued up to have their body temperatures checked before entering the sprawling theme park at 10:30 a.m. 

Friday marked the theme park’s first day in operation in months, according to the Asbury Park Press, which is a part of the USA TODAY Network. Opening day was reserved for members and season pass holders. The park opened to the general public Saturday.

The gates opened to a light morning crowd 30 minutes ahead of schedule. By lunchtime, the line of vehicles waiting to reach the parking area stretched outside the theme park and down Route 537 to the

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Chronic back pain? Pay attention to this sale.

Yahoo Life is committed to finding you the best products at the best prices. We may receive a share from purchases made via links on this page. Pricing and availability are subject to change.

Casper has the mattress of your dreams, and it’s on sale for the 4th of July. (Photo: Casper)
Casper has the mattress of your dreams, and it’s on sale for the 4th of July. (Photo: Casper)

How’s your back? If you’re like most of us, these last few months of less activity (and more staying in) have meant noticeable aches and pains. Add to that the stress of sleeping on an old mattress and you might find your back in a constant state of discomfort. 

While core exercises are never a bad idea, no amount of Zoom fitness will fix your back if your bed is the root of the problem. Of course now is not the time to visit mattress stores and plop down Goldilocks-style in search of a match. But it IS

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District To Offer More In-Person, Virtual Programs

WILL COUNTY, IL — As the state moves to Phase 4 of the governor’s Restore Illinois plan amid the coronavirus pandemic, the Forest Preserve District is offering more in-person programs for those who want to venture out, as well as additional online offerings for those who would rather enjoy entertaining and educational nature programs from the comfort of their homes.

Topics range from creatures and history to yoga and fitness. Here are the upcoming in-person and online programs:

In-person programs:

  • “Big Fish Contest,” July 1-Aug. 30 at Monee Reservoir. Bring your catch of the day to the visitor center to have it measured and photographed to be entered into the contest. Prizes valued at $100 will be awarded to biggest bass, catfish and panfish by length. One name will be drawn from all contestants for a grand prize winner. Free; ages 16 or older.

  • “Firefly Hike for Adults,” 8-10 p.m.

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