Woman shamed into losing seven stone after mortifying V Festival moment

A woman who was hooked on chocolate and takeaways lost a staggering seven stone – after she broke a chair at a music festival.

Lynsey Blackshaw, 29, tipped the scales at 17 stone after years of gorging on fast-food and sweet treats all washed down with pints of beer.

The secondary school teacher could munch through an entire sharing pack of Cadbury’s chocolate bars and scoffed more than 3,000 calories

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Arizona travel spending was down 60% in August, losing nearly $1 billion and 113,000 jobs

Arizona tourism took a nosedive this summer as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. Here’s what the latest numbers tell us.



a man in a canyon: Air pollution from urban areas sometimes mars the view of the Grand Canyon, like this vista at Hopi Point.


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Air pollution from urban areas sometimes mars the view of the Grand Canyon, like this vista at Hopi Point.

The Arizona Office of Tourism reported a nearly $1 billion loss in travel spending and a 59% decrease in jobs supported by travel spending this August

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Houston airline attendant makes emotional final arrival announcement after losing job from United furloughs

HOUSTON, Texas (KTRK) — Thousands of airline workers lost their job Thursday, but experts say passengers may not notice an immediate impact to flights, or price.

Justin Hanna got on the microphone like he’s done countless times before Thursday to welcome passengers to Houston. But for the flight attendant, the announcement was one he dreaded.

Hanna let the passengers know this was his final flight.

“I actually just turned my

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Dealing with Grief & the Pain of Losing a Loved One During the Pandemic

What happens when someone who lights up a room — one who constantly radiates positivity and easily makes friends — loses the greatest love she’s ever known? This is my tribute to a well-loved travel buddy, who lost her father during the COVID-19 pandemic.

When loss comes out of nowhere

dealing with grief during the pandemic

I woke up in the middle of the night and checked my phone out of habit and saw my friend’s

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Texans losing jobs, money as hotels and travel destinations suffer in pandemic

Labor Day is usually the end of the busy summer travel season. But many of us had to cancel our plans this year due to the COVID-19 pandemic; or maybe your travel provider canceled or altered your plans. Unfortunately, even then, you may not have been issued a refund right away. 



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Some companies have been difficult at best to pin down for refunds. Some

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How to take vacation as a freelancer without losing out on new clients

  • Freelancing comes with many perks that you won’t get in an office — setting your own schedule and picking your own projects — but taking time off is often hard to think about.
  • With no company-sanctioned vacation time, many freelancers are afraid that they’ll lose business or miss out on new clients if they take a break.
  • Seasoned freelancers shared tips with Business Insider on why taking vacations is so
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