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How to recreate the perfect coffee-shop experience at home

A woman reads a book and holds a mug of coffee - Getty Images Contributor/Sirinapa Wannapat / EyeEm
A woman reads a book and holds a mug of coffee – Getty Images Contributor/Sirinapa Wannapat / EyeEm

Britain’s coffee shops are in hot water. Pret A Manger looks likely to cut 1000 jobs, and other chains, similarly affected by the sudden removal of their regular footfall, will inevitably follow. Before March 23, millions of their customers visited daily. Then lockdown arrived, and many of those customers still won’t have returned.

It seems that a large number of Britons, unable to gratify their coffee shop habit, have attempted to recreate the experience at home. John Lewis reports that its coffee machine sales have increased by 24 per cent since lockdown began, and that its own-brand coffee grinder is selling twice as well as it had been. Its sister supermarket, Waitrose, says that sales of its barista-style alternative milks, which are designed to be frothed, have increased by 64 per

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How to perfect a manicure at home as nail salons remain closed

As a salon trip is out of the question, treating yourself to an at-home manicure is an easy alternative: Harriet Westmoreland/iStock
As a salon trip is out of the question, treating yourself to an at-home manicure is an easy alternative: Harriet Westmoreland/iStock

On 23 June, Boris Johnson announced that some lockdown restrictions in England would be eased to allow pubs, restaurants, campsites, hotels and hairdressers to reopen on 4 July, with social distancing measures in place.

These new guidelines haven’t extended to nails salons, however, or spas and tattoo parlours, which will remain closed.

The prime minister explained to the House of Commons that nail salons will be able to reopen when the government feels “confident” the business can operate “in a Covid-secure way”.

The decision to keep salons closed is due to the unavoidable close proximity between nail technicians and customers and often busy waiting areas that can make it difficult to adhere to social distancing.

The move has attracted criticism as nail salons have not had work for months,

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3 “Perfect 10” Stocks to Consider When Coronavirus Fears Fade

The fastest stock market decline in history has been followed up by one of the most rapid recoveries. Rallying on economic re-openings and a better-than-expected jobs report, the S&P 500 has basically recovered all of its losses for the year, while the Nasdaq topped 10,000 for the first time ever.

Yet, investors need to be mindful of the potential risks ahead. US stocks tumbled today due to new concerns that the U.S. may be experiencing a second-wave reinfection of Covid-19 cases in certain states. 

So, where does the market go from here? One way to navigate all of the stock market uncertainty is to rely on a more comprehensive stock analysis.

TipRanks offers a Smart Score metric that incorporates 8 unique market factors including analyst ratings and price targets, hedge fund activity, social media trends and other fundamental and technical factors to gauge a stock’s long-term growth prospects. After analyzing

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