• Health & Fitness

    Health Matters: We’re all souls on board | Health & Fitness

    My pen feels heavy as I sit here trying to organize my thoughts for this column. How do I convey to the reader the gravity of what people are feeling, experiencing and living with each day as the pandemic continues and once again surges? How do I put into words what we are all seeing and feeling? How do I speak to an audience that is in midst of potentially one of the most challenging and perplexing times of their lives? We have all heard it and we are all aware that these are challenging and uncertain times. We are  

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  • Fashion & Shopping

    Plus Size Fashion: Old Navy Is Redefining What Inclusive Shopping Looks Like

    Alison Partridge Stickney, Head of Women’s and Maternity Merchandising at Old Navy, is beaming as she explains how the last three years have culminated in BODEQUALITY. The initiative promises that, come August 20, every garment in the Old Navy women’s section will be available online and in store in sizes 0-28 (with size 30 being available exclusively online) in the same styles, for the same price, completely integrated into the existing women’s section. “It’s simple, right? If more than half of women in America are plus size, we now have clothes for all of them,” Stickney says. That’s right —Old  

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  • Business & Finance

    BBC correspondent’s moment of frustration caught on live TV

    In an amusing moment, a vexed BBC correspondent was caught on live TV venting out his frustration after he thought that he had lost the connection to the newsroom midway through a report on Afghanistan. In a video that the correspondent Dan Johnson has himself posted, he is seen talking about the situation in Afghanistan from his hotel in Delhi and why the Taliban were facing a delay in announcing their government when he appeared to have lost the connection. What he didn’t know was that while he could not hear the anchor who was in the newsroom in London,  

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  • Sports & Travel

    Pokes to welcome Alcorn State, travel to Prairie View to conclude non-conference slate

    Story Links LAKE CHARLES- The McNeese Cowgirls (2-2-0) are set to play host to the Braves of Alcorn State University on Friday night and then will travel to take on the Prairie View Lady Panthers on Sunday to wrap up the non-conference portion of the season.  The Rundown Opponent: Alcorn State (1-1-0) / Prairie View A&M (1-1-1) Dates: September 3, 5 Site: Lake Charles, LA. / Prairie View, TX Time: 7 p.m. / 1 p.m. (CST) Live Stream: Friday, Sunday  Live Stats: vs Alcorn State, vs Prairie View Series History  

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  • Fashion & Shopping

    Ted Baker enjoys sales surge as dressing up returns to fashion

    Ted Baker says performance recovered in UK, N. American malls Overall sales up 50% in Q2 Shares flat in early trading Retail sales still down 30% vs pre-crisis levels Sept 7 (Reuters) – Upmarket fashion retailer Ted Baker’s (TED.L) sales surged during the second quarter as customers returned to shops after months of coronavirus restrictions in search of new clothes for socialising again. Ted Baker, which has 560 stores and concessions, pointed to a rebound in North American and UK shopping malls as consumer confidence picked up, helping retail sales – comprising in-store and online sales – jump 30% during  

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