Fun & free: Summer activity ideas for the family

Schedule meaningful activities to make sure children do not become screen zombies. Summer breaks are certainly necessary for down time. However, schedule meaningful activities to make sure children do not become screen zombies. Verywellfamily.com listed in September these three: – “Grandparents Camp”: Staying with grandparents for a few days or a week saves parents from spending money on an expensive theme camp and allows for quality family time. Grandparents might plan such activities as painting, baking, creative photography (printing photos and framing them) or gardening. – Pull out a different…

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5 hairstyles to flatteringly fit 5 face shapes

Bangs, in fact, are often key to a face-flattering hairstyle Everyone has a general face shape, and learning which hairstyles flatter facial contours is a professional’s priority. The Salon Professional Academy in Shorewood, Illinois, teaches – in its “Ultimate Face Shape Guide” – suggested cuts for specific facial types: 1. Oval: Forehead is wider than chin; long blunt cut with bangs. 2. Heart: Forehead and cheekbones are wider than chin, which tends to be very narrow; bangs or fringe on a shorter cut as well as a deep side part.…

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JPMorgan settles biggest-ever anti-dad bias case

Payout resolves a 2017 complaint brought by ACLU alleging bank discriminated against a father seeking parental leave. JPMorgan Chase & Co. has agreed to pay $5 million to resolve a discrimination claim filed by a male employee who alleged the bank’s parental leave policy was biased against dads. The payout resolves a 2017 complaint brought by the American Civil Liberties Union alleging bias against Derek Rotondo, who had applied unsuccessfully for the 16-week parental leave benefit available to employees who are the “primary caregiver” of a new kid. JPMorgan doesn’t…

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How New Yorkers Stood Up to Amazon and Won

Queens activists, unions, and political leaders worried about gentrification and opposed the $1.2 billion in tax breaks offered to the retail giant. When Amazon announced in November it would establish another headquarters in Long Island City, in the Queens borough of New York, the reaction wasn’t all positive. A group of local activists, unions, and political leaders voiced their opposition to the $1.2 billion in tax breaks the city and state offered the retail giant. Many cities had actively courted the company in hopes of investment and jobs. But the…

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Forty percent of US adults would struggle with $400 expense

Fed report finds slight improvement in US economic well being, but millions are still financially fragile. Respondents in middle- and upper-income neighbourhoods were more likely to report ‘overall satisfaction with their community’ than those in low- and moderate-income areas [Brendan McDermid/Reuters] Nobody likes an unforeseen expense. But for nearly 40 percent of United States adults, getting an unexpected $400 bill could derail them economically. The US Federal Reserve Board on Thursday released its 2018 report on household economic health. While the report showed a slight improvement in financial resilience over the…

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What to know about CBD products’ safety

While just a few years ago, CBD oil and infused products were specialty items orderable primarily online, they are now filling shelves at local pharmacies. We hope you love these items as much as we did! GateHouse Media may collect a share of sales from links on this page. The acronym CBD dominates today’s headlines, billboards and advertisements. CVS, in fact, plans a rollout of CBD products in over 800 stores, reported NBC News in March. CBD, or cannabidiol, is just one of the compounds found in hemp, a variety…

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Kentucky Derby faced with spike in horse deaths

No one has determined the cause of fatal injuries but animal rights advocates point to an over-medication of horses. It is Kentucky Derby (pron. Dur-bee) day in the United States. That means horse racing fans are getting ready for one of the biggest events in the sport. But a spike in horse deaths has overshadowed the season. Al Jazeera’s Rob Reynolds reports from Los Angeles.

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