All is not as it seems on Sunday, as superficial Venus forms a square against dreamy Neptune. It can be tempting to throw a pity party as these planets clash. Instead, focus on how you can lift yourself and others up during this transit. We’re called to become more adaptable on Monday, when the Sun creates a conjunction with messenger Mercury. It’s easier for us to communicate our thoughts to others, and to understand the bigger picture. Nurture your intuition and allow yourself to pay closer attention to your artistic inclinations on Thursday, when intellectual Mercury forms a sextile with psychic Neptune. This transit gives us a beautiful opportunity to connect with our inner selves and express our creative sides. Our optimistic spirit swells on Thursday at 6:45 a.m. EST, when the Moon waxes full in determined Scorpio. This transit is complemented by Mercury’s sextile with Neptune, helping
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As many of us are spending more time at home in the era of coronavirus, our backyards have become our havens, our places to stand in the sun or dig in the dirt. And green spaces go beyond the yard—a balcony, a window over a park across the street, or some houseplants in a corner. Any of these can put us a bit closer to nature.
Here you’ll find what some of us at CR and some of you are up to in our “backyards,” along with tips and inspiration on new ways to enjoy your space. Just click on any of the photos or videos. Share your backyard activities on Instagram with sell your house fast jacksonville the hashtag #BackyardOasis and tag @consumerreports and we might include your post here.
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(Reuters) – Visa Inc on Thursday decided to pull its full-year outlook on rising unemployment numbers and more people conserving cash during the COVID-19 pandemic even while posting a second-quarter profit that rose 4%.
In January, the world’s No. 1 payments processor forecast a revenue growth in the low-double digits for the full year.
“Our prior outlook for fiscal 2020 is no longer relevant, and it is not possible to provide you with any reliable forecast for the second half,” Chief Financial Officer Vasant Prabhu said.
U.S. retail sales suffered a record drop in March from the closure of bars, restaurants and non-essential retailers such as clothing stores, outweighing an anticipated surge in spending on household essentials and at online retailers such as Amazon.com Inc.
“About 1/4 of our payments volume is in the hardest-hit categories, including travel, fuel, restaurants and entertainment,” Prabhu said.
The company’s total payments volume rose
Lowe’s Home Improvement is sending $1 million worth of flowers to mom’s who can’t be with their family this Mother’s Day because of the novel coronavirus.
The Mooresville-based company is donating flower baskets to more than 500 long-term care and senior living facilities across more than 12 markets impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic, including Charlotte, New York, Seattle, Chicago, Boston, Houston and Miami.
“We hope that these flower deliveries, made possible by our network of local nurseries will bring a spark of joy to the moms and grandmothers in senior housing who may feel alone this Mother’s Day,” said Marisa Thalberg, Lowe’s executive vice president, chief brand and marketing officer.
Metrolina Greenhouses in Huntersville was one of the providers of the flowers.
“We will send nearly 25,000 flowers to more than 70 local facilities this week, including one to a local housing facility where an associate from our South End