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Yes, The COVID “Baby Bust” Is Real — Unless You’re Rich

The “baby boom” predicted at the beginning of the pandemic is now widely acknowledged to have been a baby bust. Though there was an assumption that people would take the opportunity to procreate while stuck at home, instead states have reported large declines in birth rates for December 2020, nine months after lockdowns began in March. This shouldn’t come as such a shock. As long ago as June 2020, the Brookings Institution predicted that there would be up to half a million fewer babies born in

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Celebrating in style: Fashion show to mark Chinese New Year

Kharl WiRepa and Dr Ho Po Kin (front) with Rotorua Chinese Association staff and Chinese Fashion Show Rotorua participants. Photo / Ben Fraser

A night of fashion and entertainment is fusing Chinese and Māori culture while helping the community to celebrate the Chinese New Year in style.

The Chinese Fashion Show Rotorua is being held on Saturday, February 20 at Holiday Inn.

The event will showcase traditional and contemporary Chinese and indigenous fashion, and will also include Māori fashion designers from Rotorua creating Chinese-inspired looks.

There will also be haka, dragon dancing, Chinese opera, a changing faces performance, lion dance

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Up to 10,000 retail stores could close this year due to coronavirus pandemic

As many as 10,000 U.S. storefronts could disappear by the end of 2021, as consumers increasingly favor the convenience and safety of shopping online during the COVID-19 pandemic, according to a new report.

That would mark a 14% jump in retail industry closures from last year, when a record number of major vendors closed more than 8,700 stores, according to a forecast from Coresight Research, which tracks the sector.

Businesses that sell apparel accounted for the most store closures in 2020. More than 3,000 clothing, footwear and accessories stores were shuttered since the start of the pandemic last

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How Harry Styles, Marine Serre and Emily in Paris influenced wardrobes this year



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While the Covid-19 pandemic has played havoc with the way we dress in 2020, it’s far from being the only influence on wardrobes this year. British singer Harry Styles, French fashion designer Marine Serre and the Netflix show Emily in Paris also inspired people’s shopping habits, according to the Year in Fashion 2020 report from the global fashion search platform, Lyst.

So 2020 is and always will be a peculiar kind of year, marked by the Covid-19 pandemic, mass lockdowns around the world, and profound changes in the way we do things like shop and

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