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Tax Tips for Last-Minute Filing

If you’ve put off filing your taxes until the last minute, the clock is ticking. Due to COVID-19, the original due date for filing 2019 returns was postponed from April 15 to July 15, 2020. Some groups advocated for an additional delay, but the IRS shot down that idea…which means the deadline to get your taxes done and pay any tax due is fast approaching.

If the impending tax deadline is making you feel a bit stressed out right now, take a deep breath and continue reading — we have some information that may calm you down.

If you need more time to prepare your return…

You can file for an extension, which will give you until October 15 to file your tax return. Approval is automatic. Use Form 4868 to file your request. Most tax software programs provide this form.

If you’re confident you’re due a refund…

There’s no

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Jess Glynne is being dragged for saying she was ‘discriminated’ against for wearing a hoodie

Photo credit: David M. Benett - Getty Images
Photo credit: David M. Benett – Getty Images

From Cosmopolitan

Jess Glynne has come under fire on Twitter for saying she was discriminated against by a restaurant for wearing a hoodie and bum bag.

In a new Instagram post, the 30-year-old singer called out Mayfair restaurant Sexy Fish for not letting her in to eat, due to what she was wearing. Fans have in turn called the singer out by questioning whether this counts as discrimination, pointing out the restaurant’s dress code.

Sharing a photo of her outfit with her 797k followers, Jess wrote:

“Dear @sexyfishlondon I turned up to your restaurant looking like this and you looked me and my friend up and down and said no you can’t come in and your restaurant was EMPTY. I then went to @amazonicolondon who greeted me and my friend with pure joy and we had a banging meal with wicked service.

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Brad Paisley on his upcoming drive-in concerts and his ‘magical’ Opry duet

Brad Paisley is bringing a three-night drive-in concert experience to his fans in July.

The country singer will perform in Maryland Heights, Missouri; Nashville, Tennessee; and Noblesville, Indiana, on July 10, 11 and 12. He described the upcoming experience as a “three-city world tour” in an interview with “Good Morning America.”

“A lot of people thought of the idea of playing at drive-in theaters and the idea that cars can be this vehicle that — no pun intended — allows people to sort of go to something and experience it without being around others,” Paisley said.

“But taking it to another level was this idea that instead of being inside the venues, where we would typically play, why not utilize the parking lots for these places, which are just totally ready for all these cars to line up,” he added.

Each ticket, which will account for one car with a

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Jackson Wang Launches ‘Team Wang’ Apparel Line

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Chinese pop star Jackson Wang is jumping into the fashion fray with Team Wang, a new lifestyle and streetwear line that hearkens to his sporty history and launches today.

Team Wang, which is named after Wang’s record label that was established in 2017, is comprised of apparel pieces such as T-shirts, sweatshirts and hoodies, and a beanie cap, ranging in price from $50 to $220. The collection, dubbed “The Original,” will be available online and at Atelier New York.

“The line goes back to the very core when Team Wang started three years ago,” said Wang. “We never launched a collection before, so for this line, we decided to show the roots of how it all started.”

Wang unveiled the line with a virtual lookbook where an invisible model is modeling the clothes. The entertainer explained the significance of the eyelets on the

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5 NYC Lending Companies Poised For Global Recognition

Data-driven decisions are creating digitized solutions in all kinds of workplaces, and fintech companies are no strangers to this phenomenon.

Competitors in the sector are revolutionizing financial services so rapidly that they are creating a cutthroat environment where fitting in is no longer an option — to stick around, newcomers need to stand out.

The annual Benzinga Global Fintech Awards recognize some of the industry’s top disruptors, and to prepare you for all the cash-storing, platform-based goodness, here are some of the trending players from the Big Apple.

Yieldstreet: Yieldstreet is providing customers with access to investment options that did not exist for the masses a decade ago. This forward-looking company harnesses the power of React to let investors build intuitive, fixed-income portfolios of previously hard-to-get assets for durations between six months to five years. Such an alternative asset class investment strategy allows users to enjoy passive income and

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Atlanta mayor says she has tested positive

A pandemic of the novel coronavirus has now killed more than 535,000 people worldwide.

Over 11.5 million people across the globe have been diagnosed with COVID-19, the disease caused by the new respiratory virus, according to data compiled by the Center for Systems Science and Engineering at Johns Hopkins University. The actual numbers are believed to be much higher due to testing shortages, many unreported cases and suspicions that some governments are hiding the scope of their nations’ outbreaks.

Since the first cases were detected in China in December, the United States has become the worst-affected country, with more than 2.9 million diagnosed cases and at least 130,101 deaths.

Atlanta mayor says she has tested positive California’s positivity rate climbs Miami-Dade closing restaurants, gyms, rentals Harvard, Princeton announce back-to-school plans

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Marietta Schools Make Masks Mandatory For Coming School Year

EAST COBB, GA — Marietta’s schools became the first in metro Atlanta Thursday to mandate that its students wear masks for the coming year.

In an email sent to students’ families Thursday night, superintendent Grant Rivera said face coverings would be required for all students from pre-K to 12th grade, according to The Marietta Daily Journal. Masks also would be required for staff and visitors, both in buildings and in buses.

Students were encouraged to bring their own washable masks, but disposable masks would be provided for students who didn’t have one.

“I acknowledge the decision to wear a face covering is very personal,” Rivera wrote in the email. “I also acknowledge, as we prioritize the safety of students and staff, that we are committed to being on the safe side of medical research and on the progressive side of student and staff safety.”

The Marietta mandate comes as other

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Buying Black Has Never Mattered More

Nearly two months into the current Black Lives Matter protests, many activists are now asking supporters to focus their attention on economic inequality and to promote Black businesses.

Their energies will coalesce on July 7, a.k.a. Blackout Day 2020—when Black people and other people of color (along with their allies) are being encouraged to avoid shopping online or in-person. If you must buy something, it should be from a Black-owned business.

Blackout days have been introduced before, but this year’s campaign has particular potency. Originally conceived by musician Calvin Martyr and the Blackout Coalition, its purpose is two-fold, Martyr says: to put corporate America on notice and to bring attention (and money) to Black business owners, designers, and artists.

The Blackout Coalition’s social media describes it as the first step in a continued effort “to rebuild the Black dollar.” The timing couldn’t be more critical: As the COVID-19 pandemic continues

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First MFA Textiles Graduates at Parsons Are Multidisciplinary, Ready for New Challenges In and Out of Fashion

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Three years after embarking on the MFA Textile program at The New School’s Parsons School of Design, the inaugural graduates were not about to let the pandemic lockdown dampen their imaginative ideas.

Each of the 16 graduates have created textiles that intersect craft, technology and sustainability. “I’m so proud and I’m so sad. I’m incredibly impressed by their attitude and endurance. And the way they handled COVID-19 was so positive and so mature. They were also strong,” said Li Edelkoort, who envisioned the MFA Textiles program in 2015.

It launched three years later under the leadership of program director Preeti Gopinath. After stay-at-home mandates required students to exit the classroom, Edelkoort kept up contact online. “They were all in their own houses and apartments with dogs and husbands and boyfriends and roommates — often in very small spaces. They knew how to adapt

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Telehealth called a ‘silver lining’ of the COVID-19 pandemic. This time, it might stick

Telehealth use surged from 8% of Americans in December to 29% in May as primary care and mental health physicians and specialists turned to remote care out of necessity during the COVID-19 pandemic, according to a UnitedHealth Group report.

Telehealth evangelists long have touted using high-speed internet connections and a range of devices to link providers and patients for remote care. But regulatory hurdles and medicine’s conservative culture limited virtual checkups to largely minor conditions such as sinus infections or unique circumstances such as connecting neurologists to rural hospitals that lack specialized care.

The pandemic lockdowns closed doctors’ offices and delayed nonemergency care for millions of Americans. Some clinics scrambled to acquire technology platforms to deliver remote care. Others employed rarely used video programs to reach patients in their homes.

Remote visits among Medicare patients surged through the end of March, prompting Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services Director Seema

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