All the countries UK holidaymakers can visit now without quarantine or Covid certificate

Emilee Geist

Venice at sunrise (istock)
Venice at sunrise (istock)

The list of countries that Britons can travel to without having to quarantine for 14 days on return is sadly diminishing week by week.

The latest to go is the Portuguese mainland. As of 12 September, England and Northern Ireland followed Scotland and Wales in removing the country from the travel corridors list.

Other removals included Hungary, Réunion and French Polynesia.

France, Malta and the Netherlands were removed from the exemption list in the middle of August, alongside Monaco, Switzerland, Turks & Caicos and Aruba.

They joined Andorra, Belgium and the Bahamas, as well as Spain, Serbia and Luxembourg.

All of these destinations were previously given the green light for travel, but have been removed after reporting spikes in coronavirus cases.

To confuse things further, holidaymakers have to check two different government lists: the Department for Transport’s travel corridors list (so you don’t have to quarantine

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5 things to know when you’re buying your first electric vehicle

Emilee Geist

Innovations in electric vehicles (EV) are making leaps and bounds, making the cars of the future a reality, today. More and more drivers are making the switch from combustion-engined vehicles to more sustainable transport as an investment into the planet’s, and their own, future.

If you’re a first-time EV buyer, there’s a lot of information to take in, and even more opinions on which is the best vehicle to choose. We’ve narrowed down the five most important things to consider when you’re buying your first EV.

1. You could get thousands of $ in government subsidies

Let’s start with one of the biggest reasons to buy an EV: governments around the world have made them more affordable than ever.

While some individual EV manufacturers offer financing incentives, the US government also gives new buyers a one-time tax credit of up to $7,500. A number of American

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How to Build Your Own Chicken Coop at Home

Emilee Geist

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If you’re lucky enough to raise backyard chickens, you already know how beneficial they are at home. “In addition to providing fresh eggs, with thicker whites and more flavorful yolks, chickens offer wonderful, all-natural bug control for your lawn and garden,” explains Lisa Steele, author of DIY Chicken Keeping, and the founder of Fresh Eggs Daily. “Their manure also makes a great garden fertilizer.”

However, a dependable coop is crucial when raising chickens at home. “The most important detail with any chicken coop is that it must be predator proof,” says Andy Schneider, author of First Time Chicken Keeping and founder of The Chicken Whisperer. “Chicken owners must be willing to spend the time and money necessary to implement a coop that’s safe from predators.” Additionally, Steele says it’s also imperative that a coop provides your chickens with a dry but ventilated place to

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Self-Care Is for Everyone and the Business of Viral Mental-Health Merch

Emilee Geist

The multi-tasking advocacy organization and retailer launched in 2018 with the mission to make healing resources more inclusive for all.

“I know there’s bummer stuff everywhere and it’s hard not to feel helpless sometimes,” Disney Channel alumna Debby Ryan wrote to her 15 million Instagram followers in a caption last March. “But your energy’s more valuable spent on the things you can do something about.”

The accompanying photo, a smiley selfie, was not unlike those that occupy Ryan’s feed. What was notable, though, was the sweatshirt Ryan was wearing in that pixelated rectangle: a dove grey crewneck emblazoned with a rainbow and doodly text that states, “You Are Enough.”

While Ryan didn’t tag the brand behind the pullover, fans (as fans are wont to do) tracked it down immediately. And today, you can get your own version for $39.95 courtesy of Self-Care Is for Everyone, a Philadelphia-based advocacy organization

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You May Have Never Heard of This NYC Brand, But Bella Hadid and Dua Lipa Have

Emilee Geist

Welcome to our newest editorial initiative, Who What Wear Spotlight, where we’ll be using our editorial platform, social following, and ad inventory to turn the spotlight on small businesses that need our support now more than ever. Each week, we’ll be highlighting a new fashion or beauty company. If you own a small brand and would like to be considered for the program, please apply here.

Think back to the end of March: We were just getting started sheltering in place in the U.S., and suddenly, Dua Lipa dropped the music video for her song “Break My Heart.” As she dances around that dimly lit bar in the itty-bitty, bright red collared crop top, we didn’t yet know much we would miss going to bars. Instead, we relished watching Lipa spin around in that mini blazer with her matching red hair clips and tweed miniskirt. Just two years old

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How to land your first job as a web developer

Emilee Geist

So you’re interested in our subbrand Growth Quarters? Then join our online event, TNW2020, where you’ll hear how the most successful founders kickstarted and grew their companies.

Getting started into programming can be very scary, and there are a lot of misconceptions out there that make people think that programming is a skill they could never learn, or that landing a job as a web developer is almost mission impossible. They couldn’t be more wrong.

The software development industry, web development in particular, is full of amazing stories of people with no tech background who switched to development and changed their life for great and they couldn’t be happier with the change.

Programming is a great skill to have, it will teach you to think differently, it will open the doors to a lot of job opportunities even in these times where the job market is so hurt by

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How to make your DevOps dollars go further during a crisis

Emilee Geist

The temptation during any major (or unprecedented) financial crisis is to either massively cut costs or spend money to get you out of the particular hole you’ve found yourself in. A Harvard Business Review study from 2010 found that companies that cut costs quickly in a recession a far more likely to fall behind the competition coming out of it.

The study also found that the companies that were progressive — seeking operational efficiency over immediate cost-cutting — were significantly more successful, with higher revenue growth and lower layoffs than others.

This applies to past, present, and future crises, especially when applied to software development. In a survey my company in May 2020 took of IT professionals across America, over 60% reported that they’d seen layoffs and 36% reported a reduction in spending.

Encouragingly, we found that 34% reported a shift to more agile processes and 28% reported the

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ByteDance’s Chinese version of TikTok hits 600 million daily users

Emilee Geist

By Yingzhi Yang and Brenda Goh

BEIJING (Reuters) – Douyin, the Chinese version of short video app TikTok, hit 600 million daily active users in August, an executive with parent company ByteDance said on Tuesday, a 50% jump since the start of the year.

Users in China are not able to access the TikTok app, which is wildly popular with teenagers worldwide and the subject of a fierce rift between Beijing and Washington over security concerns, but can use Douyin, which is similar in design.

Four-year-old Douyin’s more than 22 million creators have earned a total of 41.7 billion yuan ($6.15 billion) over the past year, ByteDance China chief executive officer Kelly Zhang said during an online conference. She said Douyin aimed to help them double that income over the next year.

Douyin’s surge comes as TikTok faces a possible ban in the United States by the Trump administration, which

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Is Slow Fashion the New Luxury?

Emilee Geist

Fashion, like trouser silhouettes, tends to change course once the pendulum swings too far in one direction. And if fast fashion defined the 2010s, slow fashion may be the marker of the new decade.

For years, the industry has pushed mass production and consumption at a clip so rapid that quick-turn, quick-churn fashion is now falling out of favor and making way for its more measured counterpart. COVID-19 has helped accelerate this redefinition of fashion — both luxury and at other price points — as clothing crafted with sustainability at the fore.

“The pandemic has helped foster a ‘buy less, buy better’ mentality with interest sparking in products with more value and longevity over disposable fast fashion. There has been a greater push on artisan products and items with a focus on craftsmanship, further backing the slow-fashion trend,” said Kayla Marci, market analyst at retail intelligence platform Edited. Creating exclusivity

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All the Winners of the 2020 CFDA Fashion Awards

Emilee Geist

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Harlem’s Fashion Row NYFW Event Was A Celebration Of Black Talent

On Sunday, to kick off spring ’21 New York Fashion Week, Harlem’s Fashion Row, a platform designed to support and amplify Black creatives in fashion, held its 13th annual Style Awards and Fashion Show. Despite being forced to go digital as a result of the pandemic, the event was as energetic and inspiring as any of the in-person awards that came before it. The event included three collections — presented by designers Richfresh, Kimberly Goldson, and Kristian Lorén — as well as a red carpet pre-show and an award ceremony — honoring Teen Vogue Editor-in-Chief Lindsay Peoples Wagner, Pyer Moss designer Kerby Jean-Raymond, publicist Nate Hinton, and British Vogue’s Editor-in-Chief Edward Enninful — which were all open to the public through the CFDA virtual runway platform Runway 360. “We’ve gone global overnight,” Brandice Daniel, Harlem’s Fashion Row’s founder,

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