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The best meditation apps for 2020

Meditation has several benefits, including reducing your stress levels, making you more productive at work, and improving the quality of your sleep. While it can take some time to become an expert, getting started with meditation is easier than ever before thanks to the huge range of tools you can find online, including guided meditation videos and meditation apps.

Choosing a meditation app to get started can be difficult due to the huge number of options available. We’ve put together a few recommendations to help you narrow down your options.

Screenshot of Meditation app showing option to download meditations and practise anywhere

Screenshot of Meditation app showing courses available

Screenshot of Meditation app showing options to customize your practice

Meditation Studio features more than 200 guided meditations to choose from, whether you’re looking for meditations to help you sleep, banish anxiety, or feel more confident. Collections group

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10 Genius Budgeting Apps for People Who Hate Math (or Really Anyone)

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Photo credit: katie buckleitner

From Cosmopolitan

I’m going to go out on a limb and guess that you’re not saving up for that big Europe trip anymore. Still, it’s a good idea to get a budget started for when life gets back to normal, whatever that means for 2020.

Whether you’re making cash from your couch, or searching for coins in said couch, you’re going to need a place to organize it all and make sure it’s not going directly to online shopping and takeout.

Maybe you need a nudge to cancel that subscription you literally never watch, or need to figure out finances with your S.O.—there’s an app for both of those things. For all your financial planning needs, these are the best budgeting apps for tracking your cash flow in both directions.

1. If You’re a Budgeting Beginner

Mint

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Photo credit: Mint

Free on iTunes and Google Play

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Posted in Money

24 Money-Making Apps That Turn Sitting at Home Into a Side Hustle

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Photo credit: katie buckleitner

From Cosmopolitan

Besides nailing a Tiktok dance, there’s no better feeling than watching your bank account level up (hey Ciara). Between scrolling through Instagram, adoring Nicki M’s maternity photos, and anticipating that text back for shooting your shot, why not make some extra cash?! Making money can literally be a no brainer if you have the right technology.

Maybe learning to invest is on your bucket list, or your closet’s calling (she needs some space), or you just want some free food. Whatever your situation, there’s an app to utilize your skill set with their unique, money-making platform. And that’s pretty freaking amazing since many of us could use A LOT more money right about now.

Check out these kinda genius apps for making money at home, but beware: Time flies when you’re making $$$ so keep your charger close.

1. If You Want to Start

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17 Alternative Dating Apps To Tinder

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Photo credit: Getty Images

From Esquire

Whether you love or loathe Tinder, there is no denying it has changed online dating forever.

As a result there is now no end of apps with the same aim of helping you fall in love and live happily ever after, or at the least find someone to hang out with next weekend.

Whether it’s matching you on your favourite interests or finding someone who you share mutual friends with. Here, we take the biggest alternatives to Tinder and give them a spin to find out what (if anything) they do differently and what sets them apart.

MATCH

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Photo credit: Match

The USP: Match.com is Old Internet – it launched in 1995! Before Google! Before you even had a computer! – so we understand any scepticism you might have. What are we going to suggest next, an AOL chat room? Habbo Hotel? The

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Posted in Business

Google Shifts Business Apps To Accommodate Stay-At-Home Workforce

Alphabet Inc.’s (GOOGL) Google has announced an overhaul of its Gmail for G Suite business application by integrating its traditional tools to better accommodate the demands of people working from home.

The new app does not resemble the traditional Gmail format and has been converted to more of a communication tool that integrates Google’s other platforms such as Chat, Gmail, Meet, and Rooms. Google stated that it will have an “Early access preview” followed by complete availability later this year to all G Suite customers. The changes were announced in conjunction with Google’s online version of its annual conference, Google Cloud Next 2020.

In a July 15 press release, Google Vice President & GM, G Suite Javier Soltero said, “We’re integrating core tools like video, chat, email, files, and tasks, and making them better together, so that you can more easily stay on top of things, from anywhere.”

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Restaurants face high fees from delivery apps. Uber buying Postmates will make it worse.

Restaurants face high fees from delivery apps. Uber buying Postmates will make it worse.
Restaurants face high fees from delivery apps. Uber buying Postmates will make it worse.

Nobu Shiozawa is determined to get customers his restaurant’s homemade tofu and sushi without using delivery apps such as Uber Eats, Grubhub, DoorDash, and Postmates.

That’s not easy these days. Thanks to COVID-19, New York City banned restaurant dining in March. So Shiozawa, who owns and manages in New York City, uses his own small crew to avoid high commissions from the apps, usually .

“If I start using the food delivery service providers during the pandemic, the number of orders and the amount of sales would be increased,” he admitted.

But then he would have to hire more workers to handle the extra orders, which was hard for him to justify with the high fees and the fact he cut more than 60 percent of his staff after the pandemic started.

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Posted in Finance

8 Contactless Payment Apps To Help You Avoid Touching Cash

Even though you probably don’t have to worry about catching the coronavirus from touching cash, it certainly doesn’t hurt to avoid physical currency if possible. The same goes for handling your wallet and credit cards.

With several contactless payment options available, there’s really no need for many people to expose themselves to the coronavirus by touching these objects unnecessarily.

According to a survey by The Ascent, 55% of U.S. consumers are worried about handling cash, while about three-quarters of respondents said they plan to continue using contactless payments once the pandemic is over. Eighty percent of contactless payments are for transactions under $25, “a range usually dominated by cash,” according to the report.

“Contactless payment was growing in popularity even before the pandemic, but it’s clear that now, more than ever, consumers are eager to embrace any options that align with social distancing guidance,” said Anna Barker, a

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Posted in Business

Find & Support Black-Owned Businesses With These Apps & Websites

Following the police killing of George Floyd in May, protests have broken out across the country. We encourage everyone to join the fight by marching in local protests, signing online petitions, donating, and calling your elected officials, but there’s another way to fight systemic racial inequality, and that’s by putting your money where your mouth is. Make a commitment to support Black-owned businesses in your area.

Right now, Twitter users are asking their friends and followers to share their own or their favorite Black-owned businesses. While sifting through social media responses is one way to find spots to support, there are a lot of tweets containing the phrase “Black-owned businesses.” So if you’re looking to find a Black-owned business quickly — perhaps in time for take-out dinner tonight — there are also many useful resources online and in the app store that can help.

Ahead are top-ranking websites

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Posted in Finance

Best Buy and Sell Apps for Used Stuff

Turn unwanted items into cash and buy used.

When you’re living paycheck to paycheck, you are likely feeling burned out and stressed out. And no matter how much you cut back on certain expenses and purchases, it may not be enough to break the cycle. Sometimes you just need that extra boost to get ahead.

Although taking on a second job or side hustle may seem like the only way to make some extra money, don’t overlook the opportunity to turn unwanted items into cash. Whether it’s an old gadget, unworn clothing or a closet full of toys collecting dust, spending time selling the items you no longer need or use can help you earn that much-needed money. To get you started, here are 13 free apps and sites that make selling and buying items in person or online a cinch.

letgo

Whether you want to sell an old smartphone,

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