Feel Good Diaries: Leg Days, Trail Runs & Lots Of Tea

Welcome to Refinery29’s Feel Good Diaries, where we chronicle the physical and mental wellness routines of women today, their costs, and whether or not these self-care rituals actually make you feel good. Have your own Feel Good Diary to submit? You can do so here! Today: A woman who’s in the beginning stages of psoriatic arthritis, and therefore tries to avoid white sugar, flour, and alcohol in an effort to keep joint pain and flare-ups at bay. She’s only human, however, so she has the occasional “screw ups,” but her absolute no-nos are red meat, pork, and soda. She has a short-term goal to lose 15 lbs before her next… Read More

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Can state worker collect unemployment and a pension at the same time?

Unemployment payments can be reduced if you receive a pension. Q. I am about to retire and start taking my New Jersey state pension. Can I receive unemployment benefits? — State worker A. Congratulations on your retirement. If you’re curious about unemployment benefits, we wonder if you’re getting pushed out of your job rather than voluntarily retiring. In any case, to be eligible for benefits in New Jersey in 2019, you must have worked at least 20 base weeks in covered employment or you must have earned $8,600, said Charles Pawlik, a certified financial planner and chartered financial analyst with Beacon Trust in Morristown. He said for claims filed in… Read More

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Roma maintains its position as Oscar frontrunner after BAFTA win

Ahead of the 2019 Oscars, is Best Picture Roma’s to lose? The Netflix film on Sunday took Best Film at the 2019 British Academy Film Awards, the British equivalent of the Oscars and the last major awards show before the Academy Awards, per The Wrap. Roma’s Alfonso Cuarón also took home Best Director. BAFTA’s track record of predicting the Best Picture Oscar has been a bit mixed, with the organization incorrectly picking Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri in 2018, La La Land in 2017, and The Revenant in 2016. But the BAFTAs and the Oscars did line up consistently from 2009 through 2014. Roma’s BAFTA win comes after it already… Read More

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