Grocery store prices saw the highest month-to-month jump in more than 40 years as waves of Americans stocked up on provisions and hunkered down in April. The Labor Department released its monthly consumer price report on Tuesday, and the data revealed a 2.6% spike in supermarket prices last month led by higher costs for meat and eggs. Americans paid 4.3% more for meats,…

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Positivity is a habit. You need to practice every day. Photo by Ricardo Resende on Unsplash I live in Madrid and we have been under strict quarantine since mid-March. In the beginning, the time flew by. I found my #coronainspo. I cooked new meals. I caught up on my blogging. I celebrated my health. I followed the news with…

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Melinda Gates has been concerned about a global pandemic for a long time. She thinks we will have a vaccine for COVID, but not for 18 months. Melinda Gates is the cochair of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, which has donated more than $45 billion to tackle some of the world’s toughest problems, including…

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Fitbit recently released data showing a global decrease in physical activity levels among users of its activity trackers compared to the same time last year. As we navigate the coronavirus pandemic, this is not altogether surprising. We’re getting less of the “incidental exercise” we normally get from going about our day-to-day activities, and many of our routine…

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“Did you hear? The SBA is giving away free money in the form of forgivable loans that small businesses don’t have to repay! This is a no-brainer, right?! What am I missing here?” Not so fast… Many small business owners across the country have probably heard one variation of the above quote—whether from friends, business…

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We may be social distancing, but we still have to eat, and restaurants are responding to the new normal with expanded pick-up and delivery options. Here, strategies for supporting local businesses while putting good food on the table WIN AND DINE Ordering takeout is a way to support favorite restaurants closed to eat-in business or…

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COVID-19 has taken over our newsfeeds, our group chats, and our thoughts. Chances are it’s also impacting what your office looks like (hint: it might feature your bed), how your investments are doing, and eventually the interest rates on your savings and loans. That’s a lot to keep up with. So we Skimm’d answers to…

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