6 Reasons to Pursue An MBA Degree Online - Big Easy Magazine

6 Reasons to Pursue An MBA Degree Online - Big Easy Magazine 6 Reasons to Pursue An MBA Degree Online - Big Easy Magazine Posted: 27 Nov 2020 09:28 AM PST The year 2020 has taken the world by storm with its constant influx of negative and life-changing news. Everything that was considered normal has been replaced with a new sense of reality where nothing is the same as it once was. From going out for errands to meeting your loved ones, everything is tainted with the fear of contracting a deadly virus. To counter these conditions, many business sectors have made adjustments and shifted online, including education. Universities worldwide have introduced online programs and courses that have made e-learning extremely easy and efficient. This even includes the veer so popular MBA.  To Be honest, an online MBA isn't a new concept. The program was available even before the pandemic. Nonetheless, there are more options available now, and he

4 top online degree programmes in health sciences - Study International

4 top online degree programmes in health sciences - Study International

4 top online degree programmes in health sciences - Study International

Posted: 02 Apr 2020 12:00 AM PDT

The COVID-19 pandemic is revealing to us the importance of health sciences and its related fields. It's shining a light on how necessary every role in the fields is, whether it's being on the frontline, doing clinical research or working in hospital administration.

A degree in health sciences can take you far in your career, as It's a broad field with many areas you can specialise in.

You can work as a biomedical, cardiovascular or medical lab technician; pharmacy technician; dental hygienist or  occupational therapy assistant, to name a few.

Jobs under health sciences are high in demand and expected to see significant growth in years to come.

With the current pandemic restricting travel, many students are wondering if they can still study abroad in the near future.

The good news is though you can't be physically abroad, ypu can still earn an accredited degree from overseas institutions thanks to technology. Here are four top online degree programmes in health sciences to consider.


With an online degree in Health Sciences, you can also work as a pharmacy technician. Source: Tiziana Fabi/AFP

Rutgers University

This highly ranked university in the US offers an online Bachelor of Science in Health Sciences – Degree Completion Program for Health Care Professionals.

According to the website, it is designed for those who have an existing interest in healthcare or prior experience in the field so they can take the next step in their careers.

You will gain a strong foundation in health sciences courses to advance your careers professionally in either one of three tracks: healthcare management, gerontology or psychiatric rehabilitation.

University of Cincinnati

You can earn an online Bachelor of Science in Health Sciences degree from University of Cincinnati online, where you will grow your knowledge within the healthcare field and be well-prepared for a career in this field or specialise in a graduate programme.

All classes are available online, offering a flexible option for both full or part-time students where they can graduate within two to four years, depending on their own pace.


People wait in line as a medical worker takes a swab sample from a person to be tested for the COVID-19 novel coronavirus in Wuhan, China's central Hubei province on March 29, 2020.
Source: Hector Retamal/AFP

West Texas A&M University

This university in the US offers one of the best online Bachelor of Science in Health Sciences degree programmes due to its various specialisations.

Along with core courses that equip you with a broad understanding of the health care industry, you can specialise in a number of different areas that intersect with healthcare – public policy, business management, business administration, accounting and finance, health promotion, cognitive health, public relations, and more.

Open University

The leading online university offers the BSc (Honours) Healthcare and Health Science programme that provides students with the essential skills required for working in health and health science settings.

The combination of healthcare and health science topics also facilitates a deeper understanding of the  "range of debates about the provision of healthcare, as well as enabling you to evaluate the relationship between scientific and social understandings about the promotion of health," according to the website.

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Women are relinquishing beauty and style routines in quarantine, and finding it 'liberating' - Yahoo Lifestyle

Posted: 28 Apr 2020 03:05 AM PDT

Women are embracing natural beauty and comfy clothes during quarantine. (Photo: Getty Images)
Women are embracing natural beauty and comfy clothes during quarantine. (Photo: Getty Images)

We've heard it time and time again that these are uncertain months that we're living through. And while people are grasping at opportunities to maintain normalcy in their lives and even some control through the chaos of the coronavirus pandemic, many are realizing that it feels good to let go when it comes to certain routines, specifically those attached to our appearance.

"FINALLY REVEALING MY NEW HAIR: and I'm TERRIFIED," an Instagram caption by social media influencer Quigley Goode reads. "But ALSO beyond liberated!! I feel brave, light and full of love."

The sentiment at first can seem superficial, as the content creator expresses fear in regard to revealing "new hair." But Goode's response to getting rid of hair extensions that she has maintained for 12 years because of lack of hair care resources and closed businesses during the coronavirus quarantine is a very real one. Especially following the encouragement from experts to maintain normal hair care practices, beauty regimens and style routines while inside our homes, for the sake of normalcy.

"A feeling of lack of control is one of life's biggest stressors," Carolyn Mair, chartered psychologist and author of The Psychology of Fashion tells Yahoo Life. "It helps to understand that not everything can be controlled, but we do have control over some things. Maintaining a routine is great way to do this. It gives us a sense of control and helps us establish some meaning in this psychologically difficult time."

When those routines were founded on the nearly impossible beauty standards placed on women in particular — to have long hair, to not reveal gray roots, to cover imperfections with cosmetics, to wear high heels that seem to elongate legs and pants that reveal a flattering waistline — they seem to create more stress during an already difficult time, rather than a way to manage uncertainty. Especially when the businesses that provide these ritualistic services are temporarily unavailable.

"During quarantine, my hair extensions started to dread. You usually have to re-tighten them every six weeks and get a new set every 4-5 months but I had gone almost eight months! I was so afraid I would have to shave my head," Goode tells Yahoo Life. "The thought of being bald kept me waiting even longer to take them out. I was so afraid that my hair defined me."

She even admitted that she was "scared to let go of the one thing that I thought made me beautiful" in a TikTok video documenting her decision to remove the extensions. Ultimately, she says, "it felt so good and liberating to finally take out my extensions and to prove to myself that I am not defined by my hair. My worth is not defined by my physical appearance."

Behind closed doors, this is a feeling that many women are experiencing.

Carla Marie Manly, a clinical psychologist and wellness expert, tells Yahoo Life that the "sense of freedom and ease" that women are discovering when it comes to their appearance is an unexpected benefit of quarantine as people experience less pressure to present themselves a certain way.

"Normally, high expectations are placed on women regarding their physical appearance. Whether going to work, a social event or shopping, women often spend excessive amounts of time preparing to face the world. This often involves investing a great deal of time, energy, and money in makeup, clothing, and hair products," she explains. "As a result of being confined during the pandemic, many women are choosing to present themselves in a more natural, authentic way. Whether it's going without makeup, allowing their hair to be au natural, or dressing in clothing that is truly comfortable rather than restrictive, women are making choices to embrace function and natural beauty over societal-imposed form."

Manly clarifies that this pivot isn't necessarily a willful choice by all people. "Some have chosen this route out of necessity and others out of sheer exhaustion or inertia," she says.

Jessa Blades, clean beauty and wellness expert, adds that embracing natural beauty is a way to conserve energy. "These times consist of more stress, more grieving, and less control and they are exhausting," she tells Yahoo Life. "Some folks are succumbing to the deep exhaustion that their lives have been causing or the deep grieving that the collective is going through. For the grieving and exhausted ones, this quarantine is giving them permission to stay in PJs all day, or not shower"

According to people on social media, putting on proper pants is many times out of the question.

"Some people have decided to maintain their pre-pandemic routine by continuing to dress as if they were in the office. Others have decided to embrace the freedom and have given in to wearing comfortable clothing such as athleisure which has seen a huge increase in sales recently," Mair says of the changing fashion landscape. "They may well find it liberating and wonder why they ever succumbed to norms and pressures to look and dress a particular way."

Still, experts assure that there's no right or wrong way to go about daily routines while in quarantine. "My advice is to do whatever feels good right now. Tap into that intuitive place inside and follow it," Blades says. "It would serve our nervous systems well to try and not judge which of these routines are feeling good."

And while nobody can be sure that this time will ultimately change the way that women present themselves in public, Manly believes that it will likely impact the way that women see themselves and care for themselves in the future.

"If women, as a collective, choose to embrace this 'new' standard of natural beauty and ease going into the future, we may find that the pandemic has left us with a meaningful, empowering outcome for women everywhere," she says.

For the latest coronavirus news and updates, follow along at https://news.yahoo.com/coronavirus. According to experts, people over 60 and those who are immunocompromised continue to be the most at risk. If you have questions, please reference the CDC's and WHO's resource guides. 

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