A Take a Break magazine poll found that only 40% of Brits have enough savings to be able to survive the next three months without pay.
33% do not have enough savings to survive more than a month without pay. While 25% would like or are looking for a second job to make ends meet or to be able to live with less stress and money worries.
Clearly, during the pandemic there are not many jobs around but there are still opportunities in some areas. There are online jobs, for example you can find some here or many work in deliveries, cleaning or work for vaccine distribution.
The pandemic is also an opportunity to reinvent oneself and perhaps discover new talents. As in all things there will be people who lose and others will gain from this, perhaps in the long term. Many who are now furloughed are taking online courses and looking for ways to improve and be able to compete at the end of the pandemic. Others watch Netflix a lot.
The thing that always worries is that in the UK there are a lot of people who have practically no savings. As the saying goes, they are only a wage packet or two from destitution.
Edinburgh the happiest city in the UK
A Smart Survey survey revealed that the happiest city in the UK is Edinburgh. The reasons are the quality of life, the high salaries, the average working hours per week and the beauty of the city.
Two seaside towns follow in second and third place: Bournemouth and Brighton.
In fourth place we find Southend and in fifth Bristol. Followed by Colchester and then Glasgow in eighth place.
In ninth place we have both Liverpool and Manchester and in tenth Milton Keynes.
London is in thirteenth place, takes points for the average high salaries but loses some for the many hours of average work per week.
A virtual visit with augmented reality to the Met in New York
Get your mobile and visit this website to experience something quite special, even if stuck at home. This is not your typical virtual exhibition but an example of what happens when technology meets art.
The project is called The Met Unframed and will take you across a series of digital galleries with works of art coming to live with augmented reality. There are 12 digital galleries and over 40 works of art all from the Metropolitan Museum of Art.
You will works by contemporary artists but also a Chinese mural that is over 700 years old and the Egyptian Temple of Dendur. There are also games and interactive experiences that are also meant to teach you more about art while you are having fun.
The experience is free online but only for a month, therefore don’t waste any time and go and try it.
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