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April 14, 2021


The Fed could come under fire for easy policy while the economy soars and inflation rises

CNBC – For more and to sign up click here Chairman of the Federal Reserve Jerome Powell listens during a Senate Banking Committee hearing on “The Quarterly CARES Act Report to Congress” on Capitol Hill in Washington, U.S., December 1, 2020. Susan Walsh | Reuters As the economy booms over......

Georgia’s Election Law, and Why Turnout Isn’t Easy to Turn Off

New York Times
One simple answer is that convenience isn’t as important as often assumed. Almost everyone who cares enough to vote will brave the inconveniences of in-person voting to do so, whether that’s because the inconveniences aren’t really so great, or because they care enough to suffer them. This supposes a certain......

It’s Easy (and Legal) to Bet on Sports. Do Young Adults Know the Risks?

New York Times
Marie Fazio Most adults who bet on sports do so without major negative consequences. But about 1 percent of American adults have a gambling disorder, in which the core symptom is continuing to gamble despite harmful consequences, said Dr. Fong, who is a director of the Gambling Studies Program at......

Analysis: Biden made stimulus look easy. Selling tax hikes for infrastructure will be harder

USA TODAY – For more and to sign up click here To be sure, Biden seeks increases of the most popular kind. He intends to target corporations and rich people without, aides maintain, touching Americans earning under $400,000 a year. But tax hikes that start out popular don’t often end......

Yes, Ham Can Be a Surprisingly Easy Spring Project

New York Times
Ham of the smoked, wet-cured variety is surprisingly easy to make at home, but you’ll need time, refrigerator space and one special ingredient: pink curing salt. Also known as Prague powder #1 (named for where it was originally developed), it contains 6.25 percent sodium nitrite, a naturally occurring compound that......

Apple has an easy new way to copy all your photos and videos to Google Photos

CNBC – For more and to sign up click here Apple quietly rolled out a tool that lets you copy all of the pictures you have stored in Apple Photos over to Google Photos. You might find it helpful for a couple of reasons. It’s an easy way to move......

Photography Major Shares 30 Easy Posing Tips That Make Anyone Look Better In Photos (New Pics)

Whatever we might tell others, the vast majority of us care what people think of us. Caring about our reputations is a very natural and human thing to do. So we want to look our best. Both in real-life and in photos. If we look good, we can impress others,......

Lakers jump on Warriors early, roll to easy win

LeBron James scored 19 points, and the Los Angeles Lakers pounded the visiting Golden State Warriors 117-91 on Sunday. James, who also had six rebounds, hit 7 of 12 shots, including 3 of 5 3-pointers in a season-low 24 minutes. He and the Lakers’ starters rested the entire fourth quarter.......

COVID conspiracy theories are easy to spread, even for medical workers

USA Today
USA TODAY – For more and to sign up click here USA TODAY Social media platforms have been instrumental in allowing misinformation and distrust to proliferate, hindering the fight against the COVID-19 pandemic as well as contributing to deeply cut social and political divides, and an insurrection on the Capitol. As a......

Three easy ways for college students to cut expenses — and the biggest mistake when budgeting

CNBC – For more and to sign up click here Amanda Mier is a senior at UC Berkeley and she is setting up her first budget. This week’s challenge: Cutting expenses. Courtesy: Amanda Mier “I’m so broke” might be the most common refrain among college students. But when it comes......

‘She became an easy target’: GOP opposition to Haaland rankles Native Americans

Politico.com – For more and to sign up click here Haaland, a member of the Laguna Pueblo, has been a sharp critic of fossil fuel development, a stance that has made her nomination among the more contentious of Biden’s picks. And she may also face tough questioning from the Democratic......

Rejoining Paris was easy. Here’s where the climate fight gets awkward.

Politico.com – For more and to sign up click here Friday’s ceremony reverses Trump’s most symbolic climate action, which made the U.S. the only country in the world to pull itself out of the 2015 Paris Climate Agreement. Biden’s supporters hope the return to the Paris pact is still enough......

9/11 Commissioners warn Democrats: 1/6 Commission won’t be easy

Politico.com – For more and to sign up click here “The fact that we’re now even more polarized and toxic and partisan than we were when we created the 9/11 commission is true,” said Tim Roemer, who served as one of the panel’s five Democratic members. The idea that “we......

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