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    18 to 22-year-olds banned from gathering in Boulder, Colorado, after coronavirus surge America’s most historic fast food joints The benefits of retinol and how to use it to fight acne, wrinkles, and dullness © Guido Mieth/Getty Images Retinol helps boost collagen production in your skin. Guido Mieth/Getty Images The benefits of retinol include fighting acne, reducing wrinkles and dark spots, and helping to brighten dull skin. Retinol helps reduce the appearance of acne by increasing cell turnover and decreasing the production of oil. It also boosts blood flow to the skin, which increases the production of collagen and helps get rid of fine lines and wrinkles. This article was medically reviewed by Debra Jaliman, MD, a board-certified dermatologist with a private...
    Peter CallaghanOne of the benefits of writing for MinnPost — and hopefully one of the benefits of reading the site — is we don’t feel obligated to chase the daily story. That saves us from the he said/she said recitation of quotes from contending press conferences which often lead to readers gasping for air … and facts. The approach frees up time to try to figure out what the story is behind the partisan narratives, to understand what the issues are and, yes, what the facts say. I have worked for other news outlets where that type of daily chase was expected. The MinnPost strategy is better — and a lot more fun. We knew 2020 was going to be...
    When it comes to dabbling in ancient healing traditions, there’s quite a bit to learn before jumping in. For instance, have you ever heard of red clover? This flowering plant is widely used in many ancient traditions including Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM), Ayurvedic healing, and even in North American medicines. It’s used to treat a wide variety of ailments from osteoporosis to heart disease to skin disorders. Yet, this herb is specifically known as an aid for menopausal symptoms and irregular menstruation. Still curious? Read further to learn all about this plant, how it’s used, and how to use it! What is Red Clover? adege/Pixabay By now, we’ve designated red clover as a flowering plant, yet there’s much...
    The changes of season are the perfect time to purify and strengthen the body The seasons not only advertise changes in climate and nature, just as the leaves of the trees fall to renew themselves, the same happens with the human body and that is why it is so fascinating. Currently follow a balanced and quality diet, is the fundamental measure for be in good health. Yet despite this, naturally certain organs are more prone to saturation and without a doubt liver tops the list. As part of the current trends in nutrition and wellness one of the top recommendations from various nutritionists and health gurus, to gain health and vitality is to try to...
    The number of Americans filing new claims for unemployment benefits fell last week to 860,000 but still remains at historically high levels amid the coronavirus pandemic.  New claims for state unemployment benefits totaled 860,000 in the week ending September 12, according to the latest figures released by the Labor Department on Thursday.  Those figures are a decrease of 33,000 from the week prior.  While claims for jobless benefits dropped last week, they are still more than four times their level at the beginning of the year.  Before the pandemic ravaged the economy, the number signing up for jobless aid had never exceeded 700,000 in a week - even in the depths of the 2007-2009 Great Recession.  New claims for state unemployment...
    Running is a great form of physical exercise that can help build strong bones and strengthen muscles. Simon Winnall/Getty Images While running can cause injuries like shin splints and stress fractures, that doesn't mean it's bad for you. The benefits of running, like improved cardiovascular health and strong bones, outweigh the risks.  To reduce your chance of injury, make sure you're increasing your speed and weekly mileage slowly.  This article was medically reviewed by Audrey Springer, RRCA certified running coach, BS in Exercise Science, and fitness instructor at Relentless Runners in Knoxville, TN.   Visit Insider's Health Reference library for more advice. The Sports & Fitness Industry Association estimates that over 50 million Americans jog or run regularly, making it one of...
    Doctors may not recommend their patients take dietary advice from cartoons, but people looking to eat healthy could do worse than to follow the example set by Popeye. The beloved, nearly century-old, musclebound cartoon sailor often credited his incredible strength to spinach, a nutrient-rich green vegetable that can benefit the body in myriad ways. A 2010 study from researchers at Mahidol University in Bangkok found that children increased their vegetable consumption after watching Popeye cartoons. And while adults can certainly follow suit and watch more Popeye if they need motivation to eat right, many may only need to learn just how spinach affects their body to start including more of it in their diets. Spinach is good for...
    Statues of unemployed men standing in a unemployment line during the Great Depression at the Franklin Delano Roosevelt Memorial in Washington, DC. Twenty-five weeks ago, the nation’s state employment offices began seeing a tsunami of applications for unemployment insurance payments that has yet to subside. According to the Department of Labor, for the week ending Sept. 5, another 1.7 million new applicants—90,000 more than the previous week—sought jobless aid from the program New Deal Democrats instituted 85 years ago and that Republicans have been trying to kneecap or dismantle ever since. As has been the case for weeks, media headlines (and sometimes their stories) only counted the 884,000 new applicants for regular state programs and not the 839,000 who applied for Pandemic Unemployment Insurance that covers gig workers and free-lancers ineligible for...
    Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte met with Chinese President Xi Jinping in April, 2019 in Beijing, China.Kenzaburo Fukuhara | Kyodo News | Getty Images SINGAPORE — After more than four years in power, Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte is still struggling to show that his country has benefited from a closer alliance with China. In a dramatic shift in the Philippines' foreign policy, Duterte declared in 2016 the country's "separation" from the U.S. — a military ally — and announced closer ties with China. Among other things, the president also set aside his country's territorial dispute with Beijing in the South China Sea, in exchange for billions of dollars that China pledged in infrastructure investments. But much of those promised investments have not materialized and...
    Jennifer Haynes, a self-employed chef and single mother living in Rancho Cucamonga, Calif., is struggling to make ends meet after unemployment benefits abruptly stopped in July without explanation. Meanwhile, the 42-year-old is the sole provider for twin boys, one of whom has special needs.Jennifer Haynes Jennifer Haynes didn't just fall through cracks in the country's social safety net. In her case, it's been more like a chasm. Haynes, 42, a self-employed chef and single mother living in Rancho Cucamonga, California, had been getting $167 a week in unemployment benefits and an extra $600 a week from the federal government. The aid was enough to catch up on a few months of bills and feed her 11-year-old twin boys. But then...
    Fantasy: Can Fournette thrive in Bucs loaded lineup? (Early projections) Dangerous roads you should never drive in an RV The pandemic is giving the US a chance to fix its embarrassing unemployment benefits. Top economists tell us what the future of this crucial system could look like. © David McNew/Getty Images Accessing unemployment insurance might drastically transform after the coronavirus pandemic, experts say. David McNew/Getty Images Before 2020, US unemployment claims have never been filed in such high numbers — or had such outsized importance. The process has been slow and cumbersome, with many Americans claiming that they struggled to get access to benefits due to outdated and underfunded systems, and one survey estimating that 4 million claims...
    Convalescent plasma from a recovered coronavirus disease (COVID-19) patient is seen at the Central Seattle Donor Center of Bloodworks Northwest during the outbreak in Seattle, Washington, April 17, 2020.Lindsey Wasson | Reuters A panel of experts convened by the National Institutes of Health said Tuesday there is "insufficient data" to show convalescent plasma works against the coronavirus, refuting claims made by President Donald Trump and the head of the Food and Drug Administration. The panel said it reviewed available data on the treatment and found no data from "well-controlled, adequately powered randomized clinical trials that demonstrate the efficacy and safety of convalescent plasma" for the treatment of Covid-19. It also said "there was no difference in 7-day survival" for patients, contradicting FDA...
    Actress Shilpa Shetty Kundra has shared a new video stressing on the importance of sports, on the occasion of National Sports Day on Saturday. In the Instagram video, she is seen trying her hand at archery. “A child’s mind and body are like wet clay. So, I believe it is imperative that we introduce our kids to as many sporting activities as is possible. It helps inculcate sportsman spirit, a sense of healthy competition, ample physical activity, and is a good way to build an appetite. National Sports Day 2020: Govt Making Numerous Efforts to Popularise Sports and Support Sporting Talent in India, Says PM Narendra Modi Also, once they take a liking to a sport and develop the habit...
    A day after she claimed that several Bollywood celebrities are into narcotics, actor Kangana Ranaut on Thursday motivated people to consume healthy and natural food items. The ‘Queen’ actor took to Twitter to share a picture of herself holding a glass full of fresh sugarcane juice and said that while drugs bring people down, healthy and nutritious food items such as fruit juices take them up. “Drugs might take you high for sometime but inevitably it throws you down into the depths of depression, consume things that only take you up never down, earth has so much to offer, look at this freshly squeezed chilled sugarcane juice with a pinch of pink salt and lemon juice,” she tweeted. Kangana Ranaut’s Views...
    Micellar water is a substance that refreshes the skin without any subsequent irritation It is likely that the term “micellar waterIs strange or unknown to you. However, micellar water is a liquid that promises a lot for our health, as you will see through the following benefits that we present here. What is micellar water? According to an entry in Health 180, micellar water is a solution of molecules that act as a magnet against dirt on the skin, trapping such dirt and balancing the pH in the process. Specifically, micellar water is composed of molecules that have a bipolar structure that simultaneously attracts and repels water. This fact allows the micellar water to clean the skin and hydrate it...
    Everlane Everlane has launched reusable non-medical grade face masks ($15-$25) that range from tie-dye and floral prints to basic neutrals. For every 100% Human Face Mask pack sold, Everlane says it will donate 10% of sales to the ACLU. You can shop the masks in select colors in two-packs ($15), three-packs ($18), and five-packs ($25).  Read more: The CDC recommends wearing cloth face coverings in public — here are 22 retail brands now making face masks you can buy online Everlane is one of the many retailers making cloth face masks for the public.  The company currently has six options for reusable, non-medical grade face masks. Each is made from a double-layer knit fabric and has cotton-Lycra...
    If you like nature, surely you have a house full of plants. Not only that, maybe on your terrace or balcony you have a few garden-type pots. An urban garden is always a fun option to be able to dedicate time to an activity that relaxes us and to grow our own food. We are not always lucky enough to have an outdoor space to be able to set up our particular “garden”, but a world of possibilities opens up before our eyes. One of them? A vertical garden in our kitchen. This is how the experts from the Silestone Institute tell it, a platform dedicated to researching and disseminating the kitchen space. They explain that “the kitchen in...
    It’s amazing how much nutrition one tiny seed can contain. All seeds are some of the most powerful foods one can eat containing amino acids (protein), iron, B vitamins, and magnesium. Hemp seeds are one of the most popular types of seeds and the highest sources of plant-based protein. They’re seamless to digest and contain roughly 13 grams of protein in just 3 tablespoons. Hemp seed protein powder has even more with 13-15 grams depending on the type and brand. Hemp seeds, like other seeds, can also be used anywhere making them incredibly versatile in a variety of recipes. Their mild, slightly nutty flavor can be paired with savory or sweet ingredients, and they even have the ability to cream...
    Eva-Katalin/Getty Images Researchers may have figured out how to create a healthier version of milk chocolate using food scraps like peanut skins and coffee grounds to boost antioxidant levels.  Dark chocolate is naturally healthier because it's high in phenolic compounds like flavonoids, which are linked to health benefits but can sometimes have a bitter taste.  This new research could combine the health benefits of dark chocolate with the creamy texture and sweeter flavor of milk chocolate, which consumers tend to prefer. Visit Insider's homepage for more stories. Creamy, delicious milk chocolate is one of the most beloved treats worldwide. But with that appealing taste comes a hefty amount of sugar (and fat), making milk chocolate far less...
    For years we’ve been told dark chocolate is better for us. But scientists have good news – they’ve found a way of making milk chocolate healthier. Dark chocolate, which usually has a more bitter taste, contains phenolic compounds which can act as an antioxidant.  It has anti-inflammatory properties and can lower the risk of cardiovascular disease. Researchers working for the United States government have found how to incorporate these benefits in milk chocolate by adding peanut skin extract – usually leftover when peanut butter and sweets are made. This raises the antioxidant levels while maintaining the chocolate’s sweet flavour and creamy texture.  For years we’ve been told dark chocolate is better for us. But scientists have good news –...
    London (CNN Business)For as long as there have been cities, their residents have agreed to an unwritten contract. They tolerate cramped living quarters, noise and pollution. In exchange, they get the vibrancy that rural towns often lack. The pandemic has broken that contract. And many city dwellers are ready to move."All of the benefits of London are gone now," Michael, 29, said while sitting in the garden of his small London apartment. "The pubs, the clubs, and the bars have all shut, or they're open in very odd circumstances." London's pubs and restaurants have been gradually reopening since July, when the coronavirus lockdown that turned one of the world's liveliest urban meccas into a virtual ghost town began to ease....
    Former President Barack ObamaBarack Hussein ObamaUS blocking private charter flights to Cuba Biden, Harris to address Democratic convention from Chase Center in Delaware Kamala Harris is now under the protection of Secret Service: report MORE said Friday that President TrumpDonald John TrumpUSPS warns Pennsylvania mail-in ballots may not be delivered in time to be counted Michael Cohen book accuses Trump of corruption, fraud Trump requests mail-in ballot for Florida congressional primary MORE is actively kneecapping the Postal Service, a move that is "unheard of."  In an interview with his former campaign manager David Plouffe, Obama said the GOP “for quite some time has actively tried to discourage people's votes from counting in all kinds of ways, whether it's voter ID...
    Flavored seltzer may contain citric acid, which may erode tooth enamel. ASSOCIATED PRESS There is no hard evidence that plain seltzer is bad for you, but some flavored seltzers contain citric acid, which can contribute to tooth decay. But seltzer also has many benefits, including helping you feel more full and relieving constipation. Seltzer is also mostly water, so it is effective for hydration. This article was medically reviewed by Samantha Cassetty, MS, RD, nutrition and wellness expert with a private practice based in New York City. Visit Insider's Health Reference library for more advice. Many people are turning to seltzer, a type of sparkling water, as a healthier alternative to drinking soda. In fact, the amount of seltzer sold...
    For the first time since early March — or nearly 5 months — the number of Americans filing for first-time unemployment benefits last week dropped to under 1 million, according to Department of Labor statistics. What are the details?The Labor Department news release, posted Thursday morning, recorded 963,000 weekly initial jobless claims, a figure that beat economists' predictions of 1.1 million. CNBC reported the figure as "a sign that the labor market is continuing its recovery from the coronavirus pandemic." "In the week ending August 8, the advance figure for seasonally adjusted initial claims was 963,000, a decrease of 228,000 from the previous week's revised level," the news release said, adding: "The 4-week moving average was 1,252,750, a decrease of...
    Meaghan Ellis August 12, 2020 0 Comments House Majority Whip Jim Clyburn (D-S.C.) is outlining the benefits of Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden having Sen. Kamala Harris (D-Calif.) as his vice presidential pick. During an appearance on CNN Wednesday, Clyburn recalled the discussions he’d had with Biden as his campaign team vetted vice presidential candidates. Clyburn noted that Harris’ dreams and aspirations align with Biden’s but the differences in their backgrounds can serve as a means of bridging the gap between two different worlds. The high-ranking Democrat also insists Harris’ proven ability to “[break] through in areas” where women never have before brings a new “aura” to the Biden campaign. “With the success that she’s had breaking through in...
    Hi there, MarketWatchers. Don’t miss these top stories: Personal FinanceWill a vaccine protect me? Does sunshine help? These are the most widely shared COVID-19 myths and conspiracy theories Cold weather, snow, sunshine, antibiotics, vitamins and alcohol do NOT protect you from coronavirus. But what about goggles or wearing masks outdoors? This is when people with COVID-19 are at the greatest risk of spreading the virus The actual number of coronavirus cases worldwide is likely far higher than 20 million, scientists say. Dr. Fauci tells Americans to be mindful of these important limitations about any future coronavirus vaccine ‘You must never abandon the public-health approach,’ Anthony Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, told a live streamed...
    President Trump’s bold move to bypass Congress by signing his own executive orders for coronavirus relief over the weekend drew plenty of strong reactions from both Democrats and Republicans. His actions to defer payroll taxes and replace the expired supplemental $600 unemployment benefit with a plan that would pay up to $400, in particular, drew questions about the order’s effectiveness, and whether the president has the right to overwrite the legislative branch of U.S. government. Nobel Prize-winning economist and New York Times columnist Paul Krugman is among the most vocal critics, calling the payroll tax cut “the hydroxychloroquine of economic policy” in both a CNN interview and on his official Twitter TWTR, +1.41% account on Sunday. His dig harks...
    Sunday, President Donald Trump signed a memorandum supporting an additional unemployment benefit but also saying that states will need to agree to foot part of the bill in order for the federal government to pay any of the additional benefits at all, and then reversed that a few hours later while talking to reporters, saying that federal government could cover all the costs — if the governors made a request, drawing concerns about partisan favoritism. Trump’s memorandum contemplated a $400 weekly additional unemployment benefit with the states expected to pay 25%, or $100, each week, or the unemployed people in their states would receive no money from the feds, and would only receive whatever benefits their state was able to...
    (CNN)President Donald Trump opened the door on Sunday to allowing some unemployed Americans to get enhanced unemployment benefits even if the states in which they live won't pay part of the costs.Under the memorandum Trump signed Saturday, the additional benefit of $400 per week would only be available to people living in states that agree to administer the program and pay 25% (or $100) of the cost. That initiative was criticized by several governors because of how financially strapped many states are due to the coronavirus.Trump said Sunday it was possible that the federal government could pick up the entire cost if governors make a request. Breaking down the executive actions Trump signed on coronavirus relief "We have a system...
    Fancy/Veer/Corbis | Getty Images Bianca Thomas was always working. Except on Sunday — that was church day. But in March, everything changed. Thomas lost her job as a prep cook in an eatery catering to Boston Bruins and Celtics season ticket holders. Singing in the church choir, a joy of hers for 13 years, wasn't possible because of the coronavirus pandemic. A $600-a-week boost to unemployment benefits helped pay the bills, though. Thomas, 60, even managed to pay a few months of rent and phone bills in advance. But that federal subsidy ended at the end of July – leaving Thomas, who lives in Boston, with just $126 a week in state aid from Massachusetts. She lives alone and doesn't have...
    The average family is missing out on 17 events this summer due to the pandemic, according to new research. This includes an average of two summer camps and two vacations, as well as six-day trips and seven playdates, as revealed by the survey of 2,000 parents of school-aged children. With the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, parents were forced to adapt this summer and they faced a variety of unique struggles in doing so. SWNS Conducted by OnePoll and commissioned by Spin Master, a global children’s entertainment company, in advance of Global Kinetic Sand Day, the survey revealed finding activities to keep their children entertained (49 percent), learning and growing (46 percent) and happy (45 percent) were the top three challenges parents...
    Hundreds of Seattle's city employees out-earned the mayor last year, according to a recent fiscal analysis of the city's salary data. Seattle has been ranked poorly for its financial health, even before the coronavirus pandemic. Truth in Accounting (TIA), a nonpartisan think tank, published a report in January ranking Seattle as the 44 th-worst financially among the cities it canvassed, and gave its financial health a “D” grade. At the time, if all taxpayers were to pay the city’s debt, they would each owe $5,400. “Seattle’s elected officials have made repeated financial decisions that have left the city with a debt burden of $1.5 billion,” the report said. Its financial problems “stem mostly from unfunded retirement obligations...
    Sonali Kolhatkar August 4, 2020 8:59AM (UTC) This article was produced by Economy for All, a project of the Independent Media Institute. When Congress passed the CARES Act earlier this year, lawmakers gave some low-wage Americans who lost their jobs an income they've been demanding for years: $600 a week, which works out to $15 an hour for a 40-hour workweek. Because the federal minimum wage is less than half that rate—stuck there due to the intransigence of conservatives waging a class war against the poor—the coronavirus pandemic ironically gave the bottom rung of the American workforce a taste of what they could have had all along. So popular was this $600 in jobless benefits that even some Republicans who had...
    Sen. Bernie Sanders on Monday slammed President Donald Trump for bragging on Twitter about the booming stock market just days after Republican inaction allowed the $600-per-week boost in unemployment benefits to expire, slashing the incomes of nearly 30 million Americans as the economy remains mired in deep recession. “One hundred fifty thousand coronavirus deaths, 30 million without an unemployment lifeline, five million newly uninsured, 14 million children going hungry,” Sanders tweeted. “But Trump is too busy playing golf and boasting about the stock market. Obscene.” In a tweet Monday morning, Trump hailed the “record high Nasdaq” and warned “it would all come crashing down, including your Jobs, Stocks, and 401k’s, if Sleepy Joe [Biden] ever became president.” The president didn’t mention that the jobless rate under his leadership...
    The capture of José Antonio Yépez Ortiz, alias el Marro, leader huachicolero and drug dealer of the Cartel of Santa Rosa de Lima (CSRL), far from ending the violence that exists in the state of Guanajuato, could aggravate it. And is that due to the structure of the cartel that he Tag commanded, an internal struggle for control is feared to unleash a new wave of murders between little factions of the group criminal. … Read more Chapito sends message to AMLO and treacherous // VIDEO: Narcos chase people crossing the US-Mexico border// VIDEO: Police vs. Narcos in Michoacán// Photos of the Chinese Anthrax killed in the morgue Another point to consider is that the Jalisco Nueva Generación Cartel...
    In an interview with ABC News broadcast on Sunday, Speaker of the House of Representatives Nancy Pelosi discussed the ongoing negotiations between Democrats and Republicans. The two parties have been locked in negotiations on the new coronavirus relief bill, with the GOP opposing Democratic efforts to extend the recently-expired $600 weekly unemployment benefit. Instead, the GOP put forward a proposal that would slash the assistance to $200. According to Pelosi, President Donald Trump and his allies are “standing in the way” of expanding the $600 per week benefit. “We have been for the $600, they have a $200 proposal, which does not meet the needs of America’s working families,” Pelosi began. Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer and others have backed...
    Kate Middleton's brother has provided royal fans with a rare glimpse inside their parents' family home.  James, the younger sibling of the Duchess of Cambridge, 38, and Pippa Middleton, 36, has been staying at their parents Carole and Michael's home throughout lockdown with his French fiancée Alizee Thevenet. In an Instagram video for pet supplies company Ella & Co posted yesterday, the 33-year-old entrepreneur discusses the health benefits of apples for dogs (and humans) from their rustic kitchen.  With his adorable black spaniel Ella perched on what appears to be an island strewn with fresh produce, James reveals why the popular fruit is a great source of fibre for hounds. Kate Middleton's brother has provided royal fans with a rare...
    Bollywood actress Malaika Arora has doled out some skincare tips she follows and shared it on social media with her fans and followers. Malaika took to her Instagram, and shared a video. In the clip, the actress is seen talking about the benefits of aloe vera and shared that she uses it on herself as her skin is very sensitive. Alongside the video, Malaika wrote: “Skin issue is something that almost everyone in the world resonates with irrespective of their age or gender. Some have dry skin, some have oily, some have acne prone skin and some have extremely sensitive skin like I do. I have to be extremely careful of what I put in my skin cos any wrong...
    Rangers aim to fluster Hurricanes in series opener These 13 States Need to Lock Down Immediately, Harvard Researchers Say While Congress haggles over the next round of coronavirus aid, Americans who have buried loved ones and lost their jobs face a future shrouded in fear and uncertainty © Scott Heins/Getty Images New Yorkers in need wait in a long line to receive free produce, dry goods, and meat at Lincoln Center on July 29, 2020. Scott Heins/Getty Images The coronavirus has not only infected almost 4.5 million Americans, but also triggered a historic economic recession and unprecedented job losses. Congress signed the $2 trillion CARES Act in March to soften the blow for businesses and individuals and is...
    SEX makes us feel great and there's nothing that some time between the sheets can't fix. While having an orgasm can put a spring in our step there are also other surprising health benefits that hitting the big "O" can bring. 3NINTCHDBPICT000597386051Credit: Getty Images - Getty National Orgasm Day is this Sunday and recent research found that men orgasm 66 per cent of the time when having sex, with women orgasming just 43 per cent. Sexual wellness brand LELO surveyed 4,003 heterosexual Brits to discuss their orgasms in detail and found that a lack of sex education is creating an orgasm gap. But researchers suggest that orgasms don't just have to be used for pleasure and state that they can...
    Despite being famous for being unfriendly, traitors and too independent, the complicity between cats and humans it is undoubted. Already in Ancient Egypt, cats were even represented as deities. And is that having a cat close by can be surprisingly beneficial to your health. His calm character and innocent appearance convey a sense of unexplained calm. But also, his company has visible benefits for our health: this is the origin of the idea that cats participate in therapy processes, known as “cat therapy”. There are many scientific investigations that support “cat therapy”, this therapeutic aspect that consists of, simply, stay in the company of one or more cats. This is the case of a 2008 medical study conducted in the...
    Planks have a wide range of health benefits. Getty/Maskot Plank exercises target multiple muscle groups, strengthen your core, and improve posture.  You can also modify your plank positions to work different muscles with side planks and reverse planks.  Here's how to do a plank properly to get these health benefits.  This article was medically reviewed by Joey Thurman, CSCS, CPT, FNS, a Chicago-based fitness expert and MYX Fitness coach. Visit Insider's Health Reference library for more advice. Planks are a great way to strengthen your core and work out many different muscle groups, all at once. You can also do them anywhere — all you need is your body weight.  "The versatility and accessibility makes it one of the most incredible, well-rounded core...
    On May 11, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell told reporters that he had “not yet felt the urgency” of passing another Covid-19 relief package despite skyrocketing unemployment claims and warnings of a prolonged economic recession. Now, more than two months later, persistent inaction by the Republican-controlled Senate has pushed 30 million Americans to the brink of a steep financial cliff as federally enhanced unemployment benefits are set to lapse in just 24 hours barring a last-minute deal in Congress that appears all but impossible. In recent weeks, McConnell justified delaying passage of another stimulus bill on the grounds that state reopenings could jumpstart the U.S. economy, rendering another relief package unnecessary. But that prediction has not borne out; Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell warned Wednesday that the “pace of...
    New jobless claims have risen for the second week in a row, after dropping for 15 straight weeks, as spiking coronavirus cases delay plans to reopen or cause some states to backpedal. The Department of Labor said on Thursday that 1.416 million Americans filed for unemployment in the week ended on July 25, an increase of 12,000 from the prior week.  It marked the 19th straight week that more than 1 million people have applied for unemployment benefits.  Before the coronavirus hit hard in March, the number of Americans seeking unemployment checks had never exceeded 700,000 in any one week, even during the Great Recession. A man walks past a retail store that is going out of business due...
    The White House and Congress have just one day to come up with a compromise on unemployment benefits before the coronavirus-era boost expires on Friday. After Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell unveiled Republican's $1 trillion stimulus package on Monday, negotiations stalled on Capitol Hill. The plan included cutting an unemployment boost included in a previous package from $600-per-week on top of state benefits to $200. The GOP's goal regarding unemployment benefits is also to phase out the flat-rate boost and eventually cap it at doling out up to 70 per cent of the individual's pre-coronavirus wages. The $600-per-week bolstered benefits will run out on Friday as White House Chief of Staff Mark Meadows revealed Wednesday, 'We're nowhere close to a...
    Boeing posts three-month loss of $2.4 billion 2020 Aston Martin Vantage Test Drive: We Need More Tasty Cars Like This on the Road The Basics of Setting Sprays—Plus, How to Implement One Into Your Beauty Routine If you've ever thoughtfully, carefully applied your makeup only to watch it smear at the slightest hint of humidity or sweat, you're not alone. Thankfully, this is where a setting product comes in. And while you've likely learned about the setting benefits of powder, we're here to talk about spray iterations. These products are just as capable (if not more so) of locking makeup in place for long-lasting wear. Ahead, everything there is to know about setting spray—including its purpose, how to apply...
    Swimming is a great form of exercise for those with joint pain because it's low impact. Ivan Cheremisin/Shutterstock The health benefits of swimming can include cardiovascular fitness, stress relief, and a reduced risk of high blood pressure and diabetes. Swimming is especially great for stress relief because the strokes you take involve rhythmic breathing that can trigger the part of your nervous system that's responsible for rest and relaxation.   Swimming is also a great way to burn calories. Vigorous strokes like the butterfly can burn 400 calories every 30 minutes. This article was medically reviewed by Joey Thurman, CSCS, CPT, FNS, a Chicago-based fitness expert and MYX Fitness coach. Visit Insider's Health Reference library for more advice. Along with being fun, swimming is...
    In the last weekend of July more than 25 million people stopped receiving the extra $ 600 of unemployment benefits 18.9 percent was the worst unemployment rate recorded by Latino workers in the month of April. Photo: Mario Tama / . More than 25 million Americans have lost their unemployment benefits since this weekend and as congressional legislators work to draft an upcoming stimulus bill as coronavirus patient cases resurface across the country. Economists have warned that the lack of $ 600 in unemployment insurance benefits could spark a new wave of layoffs across the country. These are 10 figures that summarize the pain situation of the labor market in United States: 25.6 million This weekend...
    Eoin Higgins July 25, 2020 10:18PM (UTC) This article originally appeared at Common Dreams. It is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 3.0 License. Feel free to republish and share widely. As Senate Republicans headed home for the weekend without extending unemployment insurance benefits or approving other economic relief programs that could help millions of Americans weather the ongoing financial catastrophe of the coronavirus pandemic, progressives and congressional Democrats warned that disaster is on the horizon. "This whole house of cards is going to collapse," Rep. Dan Kildee (D-Mich.) warned during a press conference Friday afternoon.  : 'This whole house of cards is going to collapse' — @RepDanKildee explains why Republicans should want to extend unemployment benefits...
    Tomato juice is a drink of great therapeutic power. Its daily consumption is related to benefits to take care of cardiovascular health, combat hypertension, lose weight and detoxify the body Without a doubt tomato It’s one of the most popular ingredients in the gastronomy of many cultures in the world. They fill with color, flavor and aromas all kinds of dishes ranging from soups, creams, salads, stews and succulent sauces, it is also a key vegetable for juice. In the beginning the tomato juice became highly popular for being the key ingredient in the elaboration of the classic drink Bloody Mary. However in recent years jugotherapy has become one of the health and wellness trends most relevant, this method...
    Sign up here to get our daily updates on coronavirus in Minnesota delivered straight to your inbox each afternoon. And go here to see all of MinnPost’s COVID-19 coverage. More than 870,000 Minnesotans have applied for unemployment since March 16th. At the start of next month, those that are receiving the benefits could see $600 less each week. That’s because the Federal Pandemic Unemployment Insurance program, a provision built into the CARES Act, the first major COVID-19 response bill, will end on July 31. All workers eligible for unemployment, including newly eligible contract workers, could access the funding, which is an additional payment tacked-on to unemployment paid out by the state. So far there has been no clarity as to...
    Love chocolate? How about avocado? What if you added the two together to make one delicious recipe? It might sound like a weird combination at first, but check out these 15 recipes featuring both avocado and chocolate that are sure to win you over! We also highly recommend downloading the Food Monster App  — with over 15,000 delicious recipes it is the largest plant-based recipe resource to help you get healthy! And, don’t forget to check out our Dessert Archives! 1. Chocolate Avocado Tart Source: Chocolate Avocado Tart Who can resist a delicious chewy crust filled with smooth and creamy chocolate? The magic ingredients in this one are the ripe avocado and soaked and sprouted raw cashews, which give way...
    Boosting levels of a liver protein could provide the benefits to the brain that exercise does, a new study suggests. In research conducted in mice, scientists found that high blood levels of a protein called Gpld1 corresponded with improved cognitive function in aging rodents. What's more, the findings suggest the brain benefits of working out might one day be available in the form of a pill. The team, from University of California San Francisco Eli and Edythe Broad Center for Regeneration Medicine and Stem Cell Research, says a pill or a syringe would be particularly helpful for those who can't exercise due to physical limitations so they could still receive the neurological benefits.   In a new study from USCF, researchers...
    CF Fuenlabrada The president of Fuenla confirms that positives begin to have symptoms The president of Fuenlabrada, during the press conference that he gave from the hotel in La Corua. BRAND The President of Fuenlabrada, Jonathan Praena, He has appeared before the media to explain the team situation after confirming the outbreak of coronavirus in his locker room and to deal with the multiple accusations that are being made against his entity after the suspension of the Deportivo – Fuenlabrada match last Monday . After explaining the whole process that the Fuenlabrada and make it clear that the club adhered to the LaLiga protocol and for that reason they traveled to La Corua, Praena tried to clear some...
    The health benefits of push-ups are extensive, and they are one of the best exercises to build muscle. Westend61/Getty Images The benefits of push-ups include strengthening a wide range of muscles and improving your cardiovascular health.  In addition, there are many ways to modify your push-up form to further target specific muscle groups.  Here's how to do push-ups effectively for their health benefits, whether you're a beginner or an expert.   This article was medically reviewed by Joey Thurman, CSCS, CPT, FNS, a Chicago-based fitness expert and MYX Fitness coach. Visit Insider's Health Reference library for more advice. Push-ups are an effective workout that can target multiple muscle groups, providing many health benefits with few serious risks.  "Push-ups will improve your health by building...
    Exercise keeps your brain young, according to science. Igor Alecsander/Getty Images There's plenty of research that exercise is crucial for good brain health as we age.  A new study linked those benefits to a specific enzyme produced by your liver when you work out.  By isolating that enzyme, the brain-boosting benefits of exercise could theoretically be put in a pill or infusion.  Visit Insider's homepage for more stories. Extensive research shows exercise has a wealth of benefits for human health, including for our brain health as we age.  But someday, science might be able to give us some of the cognitive benefits of working out in a pill or infusion, no sweating required, suggests a new study,...
    (CNN) — The end is near for the $600 federal lifeline for millions of unemployed Americans — even though the economy is still far from recovered from the coronavirus pandemic and new layoffs are being announced regularly. The coronavirus relief program technically doesn’t expire until July 31, but this coming week will be the last for which benefits are paid — because payments are only provided for weeks ending on either Saturday or Sunday. Jobless Americans will still get state unemployment benefits, but the sunset of the Congress’ $600 enhancement — part of the $2 trillion economic aid package passed in March — will leave more than 25 million people thousands of dollars poorer each month. And it will expose...
    PITTSBURGH (KDKA) — As school districts across the region layout their plans for the fall, some are putting the final decision in the hands of parents. For some districts, the classrooms will be open and the teachers there to teach, but most are keeping the options open for mom and dad to keep a child at home to do online learning. Some districts are even offering a combination of some in-person teaching and some online education. So what should you keep in mind when making the decision? Allegheny Health Network Child Psychologist says your child’s age is an important factor. He says for elementary-aged children, “there are benefits of going to school, being with other kids and a...
    (CNN)The end is near for the $600 federal lifeline for millions of unemployed Americans -- even though the economy is still far from recovered from the coronavirus pandemic and new layoffs are being announced regularly. The coronavirus relief program technically doesn't expire until July 31, but this coming week will be the last for which benefits are paid -- because payments are only provided for weeks ending on either Saturday or Sunday.Jobless Americans will still get state unemployment benefits, but the sunset of the Congress' $600 enhancement -- part of the $2 trillion economic aid package passed in March -- will leave more than 25 million people thousands of dollars poorer each month. And it will expose more of the...
    The benefits of having children in classrooms "far outweigh" the risk of coronavirus, Fox News Medical contributor Dr. Janette Nesheiwat asserted Saturday. In an interview on "Fox & Friends Weekend," Nesheiwat told host Jedediah Bila that The National Academies of Science, Engineering, and Medicine was correct in urging the reopening of schools on Wednesday. WHITE HOUSE BLOCKS CDC BOSS FROM TESTIFYING ON REOPENING SCHOOLS AMID CORONAVIRUS "Opening schools will benefit families beyond providing education, including by supplying child care, school services, [and] meals…Without in-person instruction, schools risk children falling behind academically and exacerbating educational inequities," they wrote in a release on Wednesday. "This is a well-respected organization. And, I agree," she said. "The benefits of having children in the classroom far outweigh the risk of coronavirus." "A...
    Mike Budenholzer: Giannis Antetokounmpo deserves back-to-back MVPs This British Royal Is Now More Popular Than the Queen, New Poll Shows My savings ran out a month into this: Workers laid off because of coronavirus are waiting months to get unemployment benefits, even as the economy reopens © Jason Kempin/Getty Images Jason Kempin/Getty Images Many of the millions of Americans who have filed for unemployment are experiencing delays in getting approved for benefits and actually receiving them.  At the end of June, 66% of those who filed initial claims for unemployment insurance were waiting to receive benefits, according to a One Fair Wage study.  Months of missed income can be devastating for Americans and lead them to pull back...
    A vehicle is seen in a caravan protest asking the state of Florida to fix its unemployment system on May 22, 2020 in Miami Beach, Florida.Joe Raedle/Getty Images Florida's unemployment office is cutting nearly 1,000 workers from its call center — around a quarter of its representatives — at a time when the state's jobless claims continue to rise and long wait times persist. The Department of Economic Opportunity, which administers unemployment benefits in Florida, ended contracts with two companies that supplied hundreds of contractors to field phone calls from laid-off workers. The firms, AECOM and UDT, respectively, had around 800 and 155 representatives working on the account, according to department spokeswoman Paige Landrum. Zoom In IconArrows pointing outwards They collectively represent...
    Hundreds of young British people have starred in vandalism and uncivil acts in Magaluf, Mallorca. More I see many offended by the images of Magaluf.But did you really think that these people were going to behave civilly? I spent several years vacationing there and his stupidity knows no limits, he could see it coming … – The Parsley Of The Sauces (@PerejilSalsero) July 12, 2020 I come right now from magaluf. The helplessness I feel, seeing my bars with only a terrace and music Off at 12 and ALL the others with music and people inside despite being forbidden and obv with people on the go is brutal. It is IMPOSSIBLE that someone with power is not taking...
    2020 stage points for the NASCAR Cup Series The Best Men’s Shorts to Stock up This season Coronavirus spike in the dog days of summer saps economy of momentum ECONOMIC PREVIEW © Getty Images A protester joins with restaurant owners, workers and supporters to protest new measures in Miami requiring restaurants to close their indoor seating to combat the recent rise in coronavirus cases Summer doldrums are taking on a whole new meaning during the coronavirus pandemic. The momentum in the U.S. economy appears to have melted away. Load Error It’s not the July heat that’s at fault, of course. It’s a wave of new outbreaks of COVID-19 across the country that has forced some states to...
    We Have Punches on Pit Road, People It’s Official: This Is the Most-Loved Activewear on Amazon Coronavirus spike in the dog days of summer sap economy of momentum ECONOMIC PREVIEW © Getty Images A protester joins with restaurant owners, workers and supporters to protest new measures in Miami requiring restaurants to close their indoor seating to combat the recent rise in coronavirus cases Summer doldrums are taking on a whole new meaning during the coronavirus pandemic. The momentum in the U.S. economy appears to have melted away. Load Error It’s not the July heat that’s at fault, of course. It’s a wave of new outbreaks of COVID-19 across the country that has forced some states to reimpose...
    Employee Linda Tarkenton holds a blank U.S. Treasury check before it's run through a printer at the U.S. Treasury printing facility in Philadelphia.Getty Images Another batch of one-time stimulus checks could be coming. But this time, far fewer Americans could get paid. President Donald Trump has made it clear that he wants to include another batch of checks in the next coronavirus legislation. But Senate Republicans have been slow to warm to the idea. One reason: the high cost of cutting millions of checks to Americans. Now, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., is considering a compromise: disbursing funds to people making $40,000 or less a year. More from Personal Finance:12 million are at risk of not getting their stimulus...
    Beijing, Jul 7 . .- The main index of the Hong Kong Stock Exchange, the Hang Seng, fell 1.38% on Tuesday after the initial gains, mainly due to the profit collection. The selective fell 363.50 points, to 25,975.66 integers, while the index that measures the behavior of companies in mainland China that are listed on the Hong Kong parquet, the Hang Seng China Enterprises, lost 1.18%. All sub-indices in the Asian market closed lower. Finance yielded 1.24%; Services, 1.78%; Real estate, 2.38%, and Commerce and Industry, 1.24%. The Hong Kong parquet opened the session with gains, buoyed by the good performance of technology companies on Wall Street and optimism about the economic recovery, despite the fact that high numbers of...
    Tokyo, Jul 7 . .- The Tokyo Stock Exchange closed today with a decrease of 0.44% in its main indicator, the Nikkei, in a session marked by the collection of profits after the sharp rises of previous sessions. The Nikkei, which groups the 225 most representative titles on the market, lost 99.75 points today, up to 22,614.69 points. For its part, the Topix, which integrates the firms with the largest capitalization, fell 0.34% or 5.44 points, to 1,571.71 units. After the increases of the last three days, in the Tokyo market it was time to collect profits, with a wave of sales that coincided with a slight depreciation of the dollar against the yen. Among the stocks with the highest...
    Unemployed Kentucky residents enter the Kentucky Career Center for help with their unemployment claims on June 19, 2020 in Frankfort, Kentucky.John Sommers II/Getty Images Certain groups of workers, like the self-employed and those in the gig economy, are pulling in an increasing share of jobless benefits relative to others. Around 12.9 million Americans are collecting unemployment benefits through the Pandemic Unemployment Assistance program, according to most recent Labor Department data. That program, created by the federal CARES Act relief law enacted in March, extends jobless benefits to some workers previously ineligible for the jobless benefits traditionally offered by states. More from Personal Finance:Gig workers are eligible for this $1,000 government grantCovid-19 may upend plans for workers who want to retireHere's...
    Armor July 3, 2020 0 Comments For a more advantageous and longer engine life, you have to fuel it with the correct engine oil. engine oils are urgent in the smooth running of motors, lessening fuel emanations, and improving motor’s presentation. WHAT IS AN ENGINE OIL USED FOR? There are multitudinous jobs motor oils play to guarantee your motor performs well. Here are not many of the significant ones: 1) Better Lubrication Motors are presented to various temperatures that bring about steady mileage. The essential job of motor oils is to guarantee motors are greased up appropriately, with the goal that they run easily, and have a more extended life expectancy. 2) Cleaner Engine Cleaning is a...
    Morning is one of the best times to meditate in order to build a consistent practice. Mayur Kakade/Getty Images Morning meditation is one of the healthiest ways to start your day.  The benefits of morning meditation can include a mood boost, improved focus and productivity, and lower levels of stress and anxiety later in the day.  Here are a few different ways to practice morning meditation, with tips for how to get started and stick to a consistent practice.  This article was reviewed by Erin Woo, MEd, assistant director of mindfulness in education at the Mindfulness Center at Brown University.  This story is part of Insider's guide on How to Meditate.  How you begin your morning matters, and many people are...
    Customers dine outside at Via Carota restaurant in the West Village, New York City, June 26, 2020.Noam Galai | Getty Images Economists expect nearly 3 million jobs were created in June, as companies rehired workers they let go when the economy shut down. The monthly employment report, to be released Thursday, is surrounded by more uncertainty than normal, after economists forecast the loss of 8 million jobs in May and the economy gained 2.5 million payrolls instead.  "At the moment, we still expect a lot of rehiring," said Michael Gapen, chief economist at Barclays. "We know there was a lot of overfiring where firms laid everybody off with the expectation they would hire some people back." Gapen expects 2 million...
    Michael Brochstein/ZUMA For indispensable reporting on the coronavirus crisis and more, subscribe to Mother Jones' newsletters.As temporary enhancements to unemployment benefits are set to sunset at the end of July, Senate Democrats are proposing a permanent extension, one that would automatically adjust with changing economic conditions, marking a leftward shift among the party’s leadership as it navigates the country’s economic recovery in the face of the pandemic. The proposal, from Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) and Ron Wyden (D-Ore.), would continue the current $600-per-week boost to unemployment benefits to states until a state’s three-month average total unemployment rate falls below 11 percent. The enhanced benefit would then decrease by $100 for every percentage point decreases in the unemployment rate....
    Coronavirus — Study: Face-to-face school equals better learning 0:45 . – As states grapple with the safe way to start the next school year, the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) is pushing for students, for their well-being, to be physically present in classrooms instead to continue in distance learning. The group, which represents and guides pediatricians across the country, updated its back-to-school recommendations to say that the evidence shows that the academic, mental, and physical benefits of in-person learning outweigh the risks of the new coronavirus. “The AAP strongly recommends that all policy considerations for the upcoming school year begin with the goal of having students physically present at school,” the group said on its website. The keys...
    Hundreds of unemployed Kentucky residents wait in long lines outside the Kentucky Career Center for help with their unemployment claims on June 19, 2020 in Frankfort, Kentucky.John Sommers II/Getty Images The financial aid that jobless workers have been receiving to shore up household income during the coronavirus pandemic is poised for a dramatic reduction in just a few weeks. The CARES Act, a federal relief law enacted in March, provided unemployed Americans with an extra $600 a week in assistance. That federally funded supplement adds to the traditional benefits provided by states. As a result of that policy, the average American has gotten about $980 a week from the unemployment system, according to a CNBC analysis of Labor Department data....
    By Nallely Hernández Pérez. The Institute of the National Fund for Housing for Workers (Infonavit) foresees that the accredited support measures will be extended at the end of August, with which the payments would normalize as of November. Carlos Martínez, general director of Infonavit, indicated that the Board of Directors could validate the measure, which has already been presented and reviewed, so that the requests for support could be made for two more months and not at the end of June, the deadline that originally was planned. “We are planning to increase, of course with the approval of the Board of Directors, which will be presented tomorrow (Tuesday) that this plan will be presented, today it was presented to...
    Before the coronavirus pandemic, the Food Bank of Northern Nevada in Sparks, Nev., was serving 91,000 people a month. As record numbers of Americans started losing their jobs in early April, it served 123,000 people — its highest number of clients ever in a single month. Lines began to calm down a bit in mid-April as Americans started receiving their stimulus checks, as well as an additional $600 in weekly unemployment benefits, thanks to the $2.2 trillion stimulus package known as the CARES Act, Jocelyn Lantrip, communications and marketing director for the Food Bank of Northern Nevada, said. Lantrip thinks the worst may be yet to come. More than 25% of Nevada’s labor force is unemployed, the highest unemployment...
    Italian-American economist Mariana Mazzucato asked “to put aside ideological reservations” about the state’s participation in the economy, asserted that the coronavirus pandemic “showed the benefits of having a strong and competent state apparatus” and argued that the spread disease can be an opportunity for a “more inclusive, greener and smarter” form of capitalism. “This crisis is undoubtedly a window of opportunity to rethink our ideas of value creation by the public sector. Before the crisis, we saw decades of little will to evaluate and use the benefits of state action,” said the economist. in an interview with .. Mazzucato, about whom Pope Francis publicly maintained that “it helps to think about the future” after the pandemic, asserted that “Covid-19 broke...
    VIDEO5:2105:21How Oura's smart ring can assist in early Covid-19 detectionSquawk Box When the NBA travels to the Orlando bubble to resume their season, the league is providing players and staff with a smart ring that can help as an early predictor of coronavirus. But the Oura health tracker ring was not originally intended to detect coronavirus and it happened almost by surprise, the company's CEO told CNBC on Tuesday. The titanium ring was originally intended to provide its users with an overall picture of their health by looking at their movement, sleep and other functions. But its users began noticing that changes in their overall health score could be early predictors for illness.  "It started with our users," Harpreet Rai,...
    The star power forward came before the start of this season to the Lakers via change from the Pelicans | Harry How / . Anthony Davis will most likely choose to exit the last year of his contract and be a free agent. But the economic problems caused by the coronavirus threaten the possibility of important offers reaching him. If you decide to agree to a one-year deal with the Lakers, for more money than you have insured, you would not take a bad step. An NBA athlete agent told John Holder of . that “it would make sense” for this year’s most sought-after free agents to agree to a one-year deal because of the uncertainty caused by the coronavirus...
    PHILADELPHIA (CBS/CNN) — The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention may soon update its recommendations about wearing masks. The CDC has been conducting a scientific review about the public health benefits of masks, and will soon make an updated recommendation, a senior CDC official told CNN. A senior official with knowledge of the review said science is being studied as to whether masks are not only “good for source control — and keeping you from giving it to others — but we’re also seeing if masks are going to protect you from getting [Covid-19] yourself.” “We know it’s a good thing to wear a mask to protect others. We are studying if it is also potentially going to keep you...
    The Travelers Championship is on the clock. When the RBC Heritage Championship concludes play on Sunday, the Travelers becomes the third of the first four PGA Tour events on the 2020 reschedule due to the COVID-19 crisis to be played without spectators. And, like the RBC Heritage and last week’s Charles Schwab Challenge, the Travelers will benefit from its strongest field in tournament history. After three months with no tournaments because of the pandemic, the players have been hungry to return to competition. And tournaments like the Travelers, which always battled a difficult slot in the schedule as the next event after the U.S. Open, have been the beneficiaries. The Travelers, which begins Thursday at TPC River Highlands, will treat...
    The Travelers Championship is on the clock. When the RBC Heritage Championship concludes play on Sunday, the Travelers becomes the third of the first four PGA Tour events on the 2020 reschedule due to the COVID-19 crisis to be played without spectators. And, like the RBC Heritage and last week’s Charles Schwab Challenge, the Travelers will benefit from its strongest field in tournament history. After three months with no tournaments because of the pandemic, the players have been hungry to return to competition. And tournaments like the Travelers, which always battled a difficult slot in the schedule as the next event after the U.S. Open, have been the beneficiaries. The Travelers, which begins Thursday at TPC River Highlands, will treat...
    Our obsession with chocolate dates back to the Mayans, who transformed cocoa beans into a dark, bitter liquid that became their beverage of choice for celebrations. While still a celebratory treat, it’s become perhaps the ultimate comfort food. Like Harry Potter facing the Dementors, we turn to chocolate when we feel the joy has drained out of our day. Does the mood boost also come with physical benefits? We turned to Todd Masonis, co-founder and CEO of San Francisco’s Dandelion Chocolate, for some insight. Q: You no doubt eat chocolate every day. What have you been nibbling during this stressful spring? A: When the pandemic first hit and everyone was running around trying to find toilet paper, it seemed more...
    Re: “Walters: High-Speed Rail could finally be derailed” (Opinion section, Mercurynews.com, June 14): Dan Walters suggests a recent legislative one-house resolution may sound the death knell for the high-speed rail project. The project — in his opinion — suffers from an “abject lack of a clear public benefit.” The facts, including successes in many other countries around the world, suggest otherwise. The public will greatly benefit from continued creation of jobs, tackling climate change, easing traffic congestion and affordable housing opportunities. An all-electric high-speed rail system that connects the major economic regions of our state is ambitious to be sure. But the benefits are real. We must invest in a transportation system that improves mobility and helps achieve our ambitious...
    (CNN)"Where's My Roy Cohn?" was a very good documentary about the notorious lawyer and fixer, including lessons -- never apologize and constantly attack -- he taught to a young client named Donald Trump. What sets "Bully. Coward. Victim. The Story of Roy Cohn" apart is the personal connection for director Ivy Meeropol, the granddaughter of Julius and Ethel Rosenberg.The Rosenbergs were executed for espionage on June 19, 1953, cementing Cohn's image as an anti-Communist crusader, and providing the springboard to his work as chief counsel to Senator Joseph McCarthy. Meeropol chronicled the Rosenbergs' part of the story in a 2004 documentary, "Heir to an Execution."Interviewing her father, Michael Meeropol (who took the name of the family that adopted him and...
    (CNN)Carol Kochon prayed during her husband's 42-day hospitalization for Covid-19.Susceptible to lung infections, Rob Kochon had been feeling sick and developing shortness of breath for about four days when he was was admitted to a Florida hospital on Tuesday, March 17. He was diagnosed with double pneumonia.The next day, a coronavirus test came back positive. On Friday, Rob was relocated downtown to AdventHealth Orlando so he could be intubated. On March 29, he flatlined three times after mucus blocked his lungs. During Rob's stay, Carol felt alone, sad, concerned and feared the unknown. As a faithful Christian for more than 40 years, she turned to praying to God and meditating upon Bible scriptures. "I think that it probably encouraged me,"...
    This article is reprinted by permission from NerdWallet. When I originally set out to write this column, I wanted to share the unexpected benefits of cutting back on my online shopping habit. At the beginning of the year, I set a personal challenge to reduce my online orders from several times a week (insert embarrassed emoji) to a few times a month. As time passed, I realized I had fewer deliveries to track and more money left in my bank account at the end of the month. But then COVID-19 happened. And now eliminating online shopping is more than a fad or a New Year’s resolution. For millions, cutting things out of the budget is an absolute necessity. If you’re having to...
    Get all the latest news on coronavirus and more delivered daily to your inbox. Sign up here.The president should “revoke” coronavirus assistance to anyone arrested for looting, an official has suggested. New York City Councilman Joseph “Joe” Borelli, R-South Shore, recently spoke with President Donald Trump, suggesting that greater punitive action needs to be taken to deter looting around the city, according to SI Live. CLICK HERE FOR COMPLETE CORONAVIRUS COVERAGE  “Witnessing looters emptying Apple stores and exiting the store only to be violently assaulted and robbed by other criminals has shaken the confidence of everyday New Yorkers who are afraid to travel to work, hospitals, and shop for necessities,” Borelli said. Protests started in the city over the weekend following...
    New York Governor Andrew Cuomo signed a bill Saturday granting death benefits to the families of police officers, public health workers and other front-line workers who have died of the coronavirus. "You gave your lives for us, we will be there for your families going forward," Cuomo said as he signed the legislation at his daily briefing on the virus. The bill passed by state lawmakers this past week provides an accidental death benefit that is more substantial than the regular death benefit that public workers' families receive. Dozens of police officers, public health workers, transit workers and paramedics have died of COVID-19 in the months since New York became the epicenter of the pandemic in the United...
    (CNN)As a self-employed window washer, Brett Chowaniec is used to not qualifying for jobless benefits when bookings at his business, Pane in the Glass, tumble during economic downturns.But thanks to Congress' historic expansion of unemployment benefits, the Acampo, California, resident is now collecting nearly $900 a week from the government -- allowing him to cover the land lease and other expenses for his mobile home and to buy groceries.Brett Chowaniec of California, who is self-employed, is now collecting unemployment benefits."I just never seem to fit into that niche that would normally get any assistance," said Chowaniec, 56, who focuses on high-end homes in the San Francisco Bay area. "I would usually be booked right now, but I don't have a...