The Great Ozarks Outdoors: Discover our Ozarks outdoor traditions | Free

Jessica Wong

With all the uncertainty this past year has brought, the Great Outdoors and all it offers provided a host of benefits to help deal with everything. The outdoors provided a place of peace and relaxation, quality time with family and loved ones, and even the simple, calming effect of nature.

Thanks in part to a pandemic, many people in southwest Missouri discovered all the Ozarks has to offer as new or returning participants. Common reasons for getting started included canceled vacations and summer plans, more flexible schedules while working from home and inspiration from family and friends.

They overcame a

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Hector Bellerin’s ‘Unseen Journey’ shows incredible insight into injury recovery

Jessica Wong
Hector Bellerin’s ‘Unseen Journey’

Editor’s note: Chris Moore takes a close look at Hector Bellerin’s ‘Unseen Journey’ to share his insight into the extraordinary story about how the Arsenal footballer bounced back from a serious injury.

Arsenal’s Hector Bellerin is quite frankly one of the more interesting soccer players in the world. Not only is the 25-year-old Spaniard a quality defender for a big club, but he’s also vocal about social and environmental issues, a creative director, podcaster, and amateur photographer. While most professional players are certainly much more than ‘just an athlete,’ Bellerin’s abilities and interests off of the pitch are undoubtedly compelling.

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IAG, Ryanair, EasyJet stocks hit as UK travel corridors close

Jessica Wong
Anyone entering the UK by air, boat or train now has to show proof of a negative COVID-19 test. Photo: Toby Melville/Reuters

Airline stocks took another hit on Monday in London as the UK closed travel corridors and enforced requirement of showing negative COVID-19 test proof for anyone entering the country.

Tests must be taken in the three days before travelling and anyone arriving without one could face a fine of up to £500 ($676.50). .

British Airways’ parent company International Airlines Group (IAG.L), stock was down 1.9% by 9am in London and was among the biggest fallers

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Washington woman shares her vaccination journey, encourages others to get one

Jessica Wong

WASHINGTON, N.C. (WNCT) — Lisa Hodges is a physical therapist at the Brody School of Medicine in Greenville. Hodges lost one of her best friends in July along with her aunt and uncle this month to the COVID-19 virus.

“If I can do anything to protect anybody from that happening to anyone else, I want to do that,” said Hodges.

She said her uncle came down with what seemed to be a cold. Later, he found out it was COVID-19.

“He had a cold but he wasn’t feeling that bad and then he started feeling worse and worse,” Hodges said.

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The Best Portable Heated Blankets for Camping and Travel

Jessica Wong

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Whether you’ll be camping or are headed out on a road trip this winter, you’ll want to make sure you have all the right gear to keep you safe (and warm). From sleeping bags to hiking boots, we’ve covered plenty of the best winter outdoor gear. Now, we’ve rounded up the best portable heated blankets, including options powered by battery packs and ones that plug into your vehicle’s cigarette lighter port. If you

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