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Strava Changes | Strava Subscription Cost

Strava Changes | Strava Subscription Cost

Strava, a fitness tracking app popular among cyclists, dropped some pretty big news on May 18: The free version of its app will no longer include several popular features, like route building and full segment leaderboards. The company cites those features as “especially complex and expensive to maintain,” and will now make them available only to subscribing members.

Strava streamlined its subscription service, which will no longer consist of different subscription packs or the Summit brand. Now, there’s just a single subscription package that includes everything the has to offer. You either subscribe, or you don’t.

A Strava subscription costs $5 a month for an annual subscription. New users can get the first two months free when they sign up for the whole year, too.

So, which features can non-subscribers wave goodbye to? We’ve already mentioned the route builder, which is a useful tool. As for its segment leaderboards—which is

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Your free workouts have a cost

Your free workouts have a cost

Since going into quarantine, I’ve seen two of my budgets skyrocket: my coffee spending, and the money I put into fitness. With studios in my neighborhood and across the country closed due to coronavirus restrictions, I didn’t exactly see that second one coming (admittedly, I could have predicted the caffeine spike). Yet now that I don’t go anywhere, I’ve had far more time and energy to work out — and with all of my regular studios having moved to virtual sessions, I’m burning through my class cards so fast that I’m on the verge of investing in multiple memberships, just to save money.

Of course, what would really be the frugal choice would be for me to not attend my virtual classes at all. Not to drop fitness entirely — working out is, with no exaggeration, all that is keeping me sane at this point — but to switch to

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The New York metro area accounts for roughly 1/6 of the U.S. total. (Graphic: David Foster/Yahoo Finance)

Gilead’s breakthrough coronavirus drug sparks concerns over how much it’ll cost

With Gilead Science’s (GILD) anti-coronavirus drug now available for hospitalized patients and getting emergency use approval from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration Friday, expectations for related treatments are growing.

Yet exactly what those treatments will cost — for both health insurers and out-of-pocket for patients— remains to be seen. The subject of drug prices has been a political hot potato for years, and the COVID-19 crisis is putting new pressure on big pharma to contain price inflation related to potential treatments and vaccines.

The price question is set to take on increasing prominence as new trials show effectiveness, and officials hint at green-lighting more to contain fatalities. Anthony Fauci, the director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, and a White House coronavirus task force member, said Gilead’s success has opened the door for similar treatments.

Roche (RHHBY), which has been one of the top testing providers

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How much do retirement homes cost?

Managing the high cost of infertility

No one plans for infertility. But that doesn’t stop it from being a reality for millions of people.

In the United States, around 12% of women ages 15 to 44 have difficulty getting pregnant or carrying a pregnancy to term, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Some of them turn to in vitro fertilization to try to conceive, with more than 72,000 babies born as a result of IVF and other “assisted reproductive technologies” in 2017, according to the American Society for Reproductive Medicine.

Conceiving is just one obstacle these patients face. There’s also the question of how to pay for the treatment.

“The total cost is roughly $20,335 per (IVF) cycle,” says Jake Anderson-Bialis, co-founder of FertilityIQ, which provides research on fertility treatments, doctors and clinics.

Most IVF patients don’t get pregnant the first go-round. Many require multiple cycles, spending $60,000 or more in the process.

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How much do retirement homes cost?

What are Hydroxychloroquine, Chloroquine and how much do these potential coronavirus drugs cost?

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The state of New York began trials Tuesday on the treatment of coronavirus using hydroxychloroquine and chloroquine, often used in the treatment of malaria.

The action comes following President Trump’s announcement last week of government approval of testing the two drugs. Over the weekend, he expressed his optimism over the possibility of success calling it “one of the biggest game changers in the history of medicine” when combined with antibiotic Azithromycin. According to one clinical trial of 36 patients in France, six patients who were administered the drugs were able to recover from COVID-19.

Still, not everyone is convinced, especially after one man in Arizona treated himself with chloroquine and died. 

Nevada Governor Steve Sisolak (D) signed an emergency order on Tuesday that prohibits the prescribing and dispensing of chloroquine and hydroxychloroquine for

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How much do retirement homes cost?

How much do retirement homes cost?

If you’re in need of a retirement home facility, it’s going to cost a pretty penny.

BABY BOOMERS REINVENT RETIREMENT WITH LUXURY RESORT COMMUNITIES

The life insurance company Genworth Financial says the annual median price tag for a retirement home in the U.S. has risen to $92,860 for seniors who are in need of a semi-private room and $105,266 for a private room.

These six-figure totals include monthly care, room and board and food as well as ancillary expenses and fees that may cover physical therapy, memory care, medicine, specialty menu options based on dietary restrictions and so on.

HOW TO CREATE A RETIREMENT ‘PAYCHECK’

Location is a huge factor to consider when you’re choosing a retirement home. A facility in Alaska is generally more expensive than a facility in Oklahoma, according to monthly cost estimates compiled by the 2019 Genworth Cost of Care Survey.

8 COSTLY RETIREMENT PLANNING MISTAKES

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