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Why I’m feeling hopeful about the environment in 2021

Why I’m feeling hopeful about the environment in 2021

Science
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Feeling altruistic? This tax strategy can keep Medicare premiums in check

Finance
FG Trade | E+ | Getty ImagesThis fall, older savers who are feeling generous may want to consider using their individual retirement account to help fund their favorite charities.There's an incentive for being altruistic: It could help retirees manage their Medicare premiums in 2022.People age 70½ and over can make so-called qualified charitable distributions from their IRAs. In this transaction, an IRA owner directs the custodian holding the account to transfer up to $ 100,000 to a charity.Private foundations and donor-advised funds — tax-advantaged funds for giving — are not eligible to receive qualified charitable distributions.More from Advisor Insight:Advisors help ensure fear of outliving money won't be realityWhen hiding things from your advisor is a bad ideaHere are 8 costly retire...
Coronavirus: Ambulance staff ‘feeling unprotected’

Coronavirus: Ambulance staff ‘feeling unprotected’

Health
Ambulance staff are being put at risk by a lack of protective equipment to guard them against coronavirus, according to a trade union. GMB says its members are "scared" about their own safety and their families.The union claims one in five ambulance staff in London are off sick with coronavirus-related sickness. The government says hundreds of millions of protective items have been delivered to NHS staff around the country.According to the GMB Union, 679 frontline ambulance crew in the London Ambulance Service are off sick due to Covid-19-related sickness. Among those at work, some say they feel unprotected either because of a lack of or inadequate personal protective equipment (PPE). Paul Turner is a union representative who has...
HS2: Cabinet minister has ‘gut feeling’ rail project will be cleared

HS2: Cabinet minister has ‘gut feeling’ rail project will be cleared

Business
Media playback is unsupported on your device A cabinet minister has told the BBC it is his gut feeling that the HS2 high-speed rail line will get the go-ahead.Stephen Barclay told the BBC's Andrew Marr Show that the project was vital for "levelling up" the UK's transport network and improving capacity.The Brexit secretary's comments come amid a row over the rising cost of the project, which could reach £106bn.The first phase of the project is due link London and Birmingham, followed by extensions to Leeds and Manchester.Mr Barclay was asked by Andrew Marr for his "gut feeling" about whether the HS2 would be approved. "Yes", he replied firmly.He said the government had given a "clear commitment to level up all parts of the United Kingdom... HS2...
Burnout: ‘Sick and tired of feeling sick and tired’

Burnout: ‘Sick and tired of feeling sick and tired’

Technology
"I was working non-stop. The company was almost like a love affair. I call it 'my greatest love affair', because it felt so, so important."My identity was so wrapped up with work. If I wasn't doing that job, I didn't really know who I was."In 2017, Amber Coster was a glamorous highflyer in a senior role at a successful tech start-up, in her late 20s and travelling the world."On paper, my life looked incredible," she says. Having migrainesBut she was ignoring some significant signs that all was not well."I used to say I was sick and tired of feeling sick and tired," Amber says.And in addition to chronic fatigue and nausea, she was having migraines, extreme abdominal pain, skin rashes and eczema.Her GP diagnosed a recurrence of teenage glandular fever. 'Cou...