Online Shopping and Social Media: It’s a Hard Habit to Break

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Surprising Ways Social Media Can Affect Your Credit Card Balance

However, while businesses are watching out for their bottom lines, you need to watch out for yours. The trick is to still keep using social media for the social part, but keep it separate from the financial. Here are some ways to do that.

Avoid buying into fast-paced decision making

Before social media became mainstream, we used to make our purchasing decisions at a much slower pace. We took our time to comparison shop, gather information from a variety of sources, and ask friends or neighbours for their opinions. It used to take days or hours to make a spending decision. Now, in the middle of making our spending decisions, we have instant reviews from strangers, opinions from friends, and comparison shopping opportunities at our fingertips. It takes mere moments, followed by a click or a tap,

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Margaret Nolan, ‘Goldfinger’ Model and Actress in ‘A Hard Day’s Night,’ Dies at 76

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Margaret Nolan, an actress and artist known as the gold-painted model in the title sequence for the 1964 James Bond film “Goldfinger,” died Oct. 5, her son, Oscar Deeks, confirmed to Variety. She was 76.

Director Edgar Wright first announced the news of Nolan’s death on Twitter. In a touching tribute, Wright wrote: “She was the middle of Venn diagram of everything cool in the 60’s; having appeared with the Beatles, been beyond iconic in Bond and been part of the ‘Carry On’ cast too.”

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Texans car accessories for the die hard you love

You admire his commitment. Admit it.

These Texans car accessories give the phrase

These Texans car accessories give the phrase “rolling with the home team” brand new meaning.

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When it comes to Texas sports, football is king. In Houston, that means one thing: the Texans. There are a few rebels who still root for the Cowboys, but you won’t see them everywhere you go – unlike Texans fans.

Whether or not it’s game day, you’re bound to run into someone sporting Houston Texans gear. But, the hard-core fans roll with the Texans everyday with Texans car decals, license plate frames and car flags. If that’s you or someone you know, you should take a look at these fantastic Texans car accessories that’ll take your fandom to the next level.

Newly Released Licensed Houston Texans Embroidered Logo Carpet Floor Mats. Wow Logo on All 4

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Women Hit the Bottle Hard During COVID-19

Adults started drinking more alcohol during the COVID-19 pandemic, but women not only drank more frequently, but also reported significant increases in heavy drinking and alcohol-related problems, a national survey found.

Overall frequency of alcohol consumption among adults ages 30-80 increased 14% versus 2019, with increases of 17% for women, reported Michael Pollard, PhD, of RAND Corporation in Santa Monica, California, which administers the survey, and colleagues.

Other demographic groups experiencing increases in frequency of alcohol consumption included non-Hispanic whites (up 19% vs 2019) and adults ages 30-59 (up 10%), the team wrote in a research letter in JAMA Network Open.

Nielsen surveys showed a 54% increase in national sales of alcohol for the week of March 21 versus a year ago, Pollard and colleagues noted, as stay-at-home orders began in U.S. states and the World Health Organization warned that alcohol use during this time may “exacerbate health concerns and

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Failure to Shore Up State Budgets May Hit Women’s Wallets Especially Hard | Best States

By June Carbone, Nancy Levit and Naomi Cahn

Photos: States Pause Reopening

A man rides his skate in Venice beach, California, on July 14, 2020. - California's Governor Gavin Newsom announced a significant rollback of the state's reopening plan on July 13, 2020 as coronavirus cases soared across America's richest and most populous state. (Photo by Apu GOMES / AFP) (Photo by APU GOMES/AFP via Getty Images)

We study families, employment, corporations – and gender. We are tracking how the coronavirus pandemic is underscoring the disproportionate financial burden women bear when states slash their budgets in times of recession.

We are examining this issue and others more deeply in a book we are writing called “Shafted: The Fate of Women in a Winner-Take-All World.” It explores the jobs women do from public schools to Walmart or hedge funds and demonstrates that the forces that have produced a highly unequal economy have undermined women’s well-being.

What we’ve found so far is that women in almost every field have lagged behind men in pay, promotions and leadership opportunities. And in K-12 schools, this issue can appear starkly.

Historically, the federal government has implemented policies aimed at keeping the economy afloat during recessions.

Nationwide, education spending averages about

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Failure to shore up state budgets may hit women’s wallets especially hard

<span class="caption">Teachers organize their socially distanced students at Weaver Elementary School in Rossmoor, California.</span> <span class="attribution"><a class="link rapid-noclick-resp" href="" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Jeff Gritchen/MediaNews Group/Orange County Register via Getty Images">Jeff Gritchen/MediaNews Group/Orange County Register via Getty Images</a></span>
Teachers organize their socially distanced students at Weaver Elementary School in Rossmoor, California. Jeff Gritchen/MediaNews Group/Orange County Register via Getty Images

States are seeing enormous budget shortfalls because of the coronavirus pandemic, and the consequences for teachers and other public school employees could be dire. At least 640,000 education jobs in state and local government vanished between February and August 2020.

The states, which provide an average of about 47% of U.S. public school funding, are cutting school spending because their tax revenue is declining and they have no easy recourse to balance their budgets; unlike the federal government, states can’t just print money.

Negotiations continue around another pandemic relief bill, which would include money for states to spend on public education. But lawmakers have passed no measures since May, when the House of Representatives passed a US$3 trillion coronavirus relief bill that stalled in the Senate.

We study families,

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