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The Tokyo Olympics Are the Most Expensive on Record: The Costs & Benefits for Host Cities

When Tokyo won the bid for the 2020 Summer Olympics back in 2013, the estimated cost to host was $7.5 billion. With the games now underway, Tokyo has far surpassed that number. It is estimated that costs have exceeded $25 billion.1 This makes the 2020 Tokyo Olympics the most expensive in recorded history.1 It’s important to note that a sizeable amount of these overages, around $3 billion, is due to delays caused by the coronavirus.2 Cities bid for the opportunity to host the Olympic Games, despite the billions of dollars it costs to pull off. Why? Here are some estimated costs of hosting the Olympic Games and a few reasons why host cities find it worth the price tag.

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The World Is Embracing Virtual Spending: Which Payment App Is Right For You?

While paying online has become easier and more accessible over the years, the COVID-19 pandemic took virtual spending to an entirely new level. As more and more people are embracing this type of spending, the payment options are growing. With that in mind, which virtual payment option may be right for you? Here are seven of the top apps (arranged in no particular order) available to most consumers right now.

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5 Mother’s Day Gift Ideas for Every Woman in Your Life

Mother’s Day is right around the corner, and after a year like no other, it’s time to celebrate. If last year’s Mother’s Day wasn’t what you hoped it would be, you may be trying extra hard to make it something special this year. To celebrate every woman in your life, we’ve gathered up five sentimental gift ideas you may want to consider.

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Are You in Need of Some Warm and Fuzzies? 8 Good Things to Come From the COVID-19 Pandemic

So far, the year 2020 has been difficult for people around the world. Millions have been sickened by the COVID-19 virus, laid off from work and are feeling financially strained. It's been hard to find good news out there, so we rounded up eight good things to come from the pandemic to share with anyone who could use a smile. To spread some positivity, check out some of the good things that have happened this year.

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Staying Strong: 8 Ways to Manage Your Mental Health During a Quarantine

Amidst the global COVID-19 pandemic, there’s no doubt about it - these are trying times for everyone physically, mentally and emotionally. Even if you aren't a healthcare professional or other essential worker on the front lines, it’s still difficult to cope with the dramatic change in lifestyle and stress we’re all experiencing. Giving ourselves permission for a high level of self care is more important than ever. Remaining in quarantine for an extended amount of time is a challenge. Everyone reacts differently to stressful situations, but there are things we can all do to remain mentally strong. Below we’re offering eight tips to help anyone better manage their mental health while social distancing at home.

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A Guide to the Recently Passed Paid Leave Benefits Amidst Global Pandemic

To help prevent further spread of COVID-19, there’s a consensus that Americans need to stay home and adhere to social distancing practices. This is especially recommended if one feels sick or has a suspected or confirmed case of the virus. As directed by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), it’s important to self-quarantine and be mindful of personal hygiene, such as washing your hands and the like. Our health and the health of the nation is top of mind, but the question remains: will U.S. workers still get paid if they stay home?

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