Day: August 3, 2020

15 Cheap Foods to Buy When You’re Broke

When money is tight, you’re obviously going to cut back on what you’re spending at the grocery store. But while spending less at the grocery store is a seemingly simple way to stretch your dollars, buying cheap foods for budget meals can wind up costing you — if you aren’t strategic. For instance, if you live on cheap snack foods that pack on the pounds and produce high cholesterol, eventually you could spend plenty on health care costs.

[See: 9 Secrets to Save Money on a Shoestring Budget.]

So try to fill your cart with inexpensive but also nutritious food items. If you’re looking for something tasty, healthy and cheap, consider these recommended items.

— Beans.

— Oats.

— Frozen vegetables.

— Bananas.

— Spinach.

— Brown rice.

— Eggs.

— Canned tuna or salmon.

— Chuck roast.

— Potatoes.

— Ramen noodles.

— Tomatoes.

— Pasta.

— Flour.

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Kate Middleton Remembers Her Great-Grandmother and Grandmother’s Contributions as Red Cross Nurses

Joe Giddens – WPA Pool/Getty Kate Middleton

The royal family is celebrating the 150th anniversary of the British Red Cross.

Kate Middleton, Queen Elizabeth and other members of the family paid tribute to British Red Cross staff and volunteers on Monday as the charity marks its milestone year.

Kate personally thanked 150 outstanding staff and volunteers, who were nominated by the charity for their contributions to received a commemorative coin created specially by the Royal Mint for the anniversary. In her letter, the royal mom recalled her own family ties to the Red Cross, with both her great-grandmother Olive Middleton and grandmother Valerie Middleton having served as Red Cross nurses during World War I and World War II, respectively.

“Like you and many others, they are both part of the rich history of the British Red Cross, which is helping to ensure many people get the support they need during

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The U.S. Health Care System Is Designed To Fail When It’s Needed Most

The American health care system leaves us all vulnerable to massive costs and uneven access, even under the best of circumstances. But when the economy goes south, things get really awful.

The novel coronavirus pandemic and the United States’ feckless response to the outbreak has triggered a historic economic downturn that has cost tens of millions of jobs. Because almost half of the country ― about 160 million workers, spouses and dependents ― get their health coverage through an employer, those lost jobs almost always mean lost health insurance

Between February and May, an estimated 5.4 million people became uninsured because of job loss, according to the liberal advocacy organization Families USA. The group describes this as the largest loss of job-based health benefits in U.S. history, worse even than during the Great Recession in 2008 and 2009. 

And job losses have continued to mount since May, meaning

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What to know about sending your kids to college during the pandemic

How to go back to college safely during the pandemic
How to go back to college safely during the pandemic

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With the end of summer drawing near, college students and their parents are preparing for a new semester. But for most, going back to school this year will likely look a lot different amid the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. Some colleges and universities are reopening as fully virtual this fall, while others will offer a mix of both online and in-person classes. Those that are choosing to invite students back to campus are doing so with strict sanitation procedures in place along with new changes, like reduced class sizes, solo dorm rooms, and limited dining options. Some are even closing campus after fall break to reduce any risk from out-of-state students who are traveling.

Hannah Grice, a junior at Stevenson University in

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‘Hero’ father-of-seven died while rescuing his children who got into difficulty at sea

Jonathan Stevens died a hero saving children - UNPIXS (Europe)/Universal News And Sport (Scotland)
Jonathan Stevens died a hero saving children – UNPIXS (Europe)/Universal News And Sport (Scotland)

A “hero” father-of-seven died while rescuing his children who got into difficulty at sea.

Jonathan Stevens, 36, was reportedly caught in a rip tide as he tried to heave two of his children to safety during the incident in Barmouth, northwest Wales on Sunday afternoon.

Emergency services were called just before 2pm and the plasterer, from Telford in Shropshire, was retrieved from the water and taken to Ysbyty Gwynedd hospital by air ambulance, where he later passed away.

In a tribute, his partner Laura, who was at home when the incident happened, said: “Words can’t explain how we are all feeling, not only me and our kids but his other kids and his family.

“I owe this man everything bringing our babies back, just so sad that we have all lost him but I know he

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How Giants are developing players in Sacramento with no minor leagues

Kyle Haines has been dealt nearly an impossible hand. The Giants’ director of player development has to advance the game of top prospects like Joey Bart, Marco Luciano, Patrick Bailey and Heliot Ramos, while also making sure more veteran players like Yolmer Sanchez, Dereck Rodriguez and Andrew Triggs are ready to join the big league club in San Francisco. 

This all is happening at the same alternate site in Sacramento, Sutter Health Park, with the minor league season canceled due to the coronavirus pandemic. 

Haines is leading the operation with a long list of others helping him as well. The goal is to make this as much of a game-like environment as possible. The reality is, that’s not very easy or realistic. There simply aren’t enough players, especially pitchers, to form two teams for a full intrasquad game. 

“The best way to describe it, I think, is a glorified workout,”

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For These Women, Covid-19 Has Redefined What It Means to Be “Strong Like a Mama”

Photo credit: Photo courtesy of
Photo credit: Photo courtesy of

From Woman’s Day

Katya Libin and Amri Kibbler know all about the struggles working moms face during the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. Like countless working parents across the country, they’ve been forced to juggle their never-ending parenting responsibilities in tandem with their careers. They know the hardship of facilitating at-home e-learning while logging onto a Zoom meeting; of leading an important conference call with potential clients as you cook lunch for a very hungry, very impatient child.

They also know, firsthand, the importance of community. Libin was a 26-year-old working mother when she founded HeyMama, an online community for entrepreneurial moms dedicated to fostering community and providing opportunities, support, and resources for working mothers across the country. Since the brand’s launch in 2014, the HeyMama community has expanded to 11 cities and boasts members from across the globe.

And even though HeyMama, like countless other

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Engineered decoys trap virus in test tube study; healthcare workers at high risk even with protections

By Nancy Lapid

(Reuters) – The following is a brief roundup of some of the latest scientific studies on the novel coronavirus and efforts to find treatments and vaccines for COVID-19, the illness caused by the virus.

Open in an external browser for a Reuters graphic on vaccines and treatments in development.

Engineered decoys trap virus before it can enter cells

The new coronavirus enters cells by attaching to a protein on the cell membrane called the ACE2 receptor. Scientists have now developed a decoy version of ACE2 that lures the virus and traps it, preventing it from infecting human lung cells in test tubes. “We have engineered our ACE2 Trap to bind 100 to 1,000 times tighter to the virus than normal ACE2 that is on victim cells. This provides even more potent blockage that is comparable to neutralizing antibodies,” Dr. James Wells of the University of California

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Delta Flight Forced to Turn Around After 2 Passengers Refuse to Wear Face Masks


A Delta flight was forced to return to its gate after two passengers refused to wear masks onboard amid the ongoing coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. 

A spokesperson for the airline told PEOPLE in an email statement that the plane “returned to the gate following two customers who were non-compliant with crew instructions,” before adding that the plane departed to its destination “after a short delay.”

According to Delta’s website, “Delta customers and employees are required to wear a face mask, or appropriate cloth face covering over their nose and mouth throughout their travel, aligning with best practice guidelines from the CDC.”

RELATED: United Airlines Warns It May Layoff Half of Its U.S. Staff, 36,000 Employees: ‘A Last Resort’

MATT CAMPBELL/EPA-EFE/Shutterstock Atlanta Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport

The incident occurred a day after Delta’s CEO Ed Bastian said that passengers who refuse to wear masks will be banned from flying with the airline.

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California passes 500,000 cases; 97% of residents on watchlist

California officially surpassed 500,000 total lab-confirmed coronavirus infections and set a new daily high for reported COVID-19 deaths over the weekend, while Sacramento County reached the 10,000-case mark.

The state reported 219 new deaths from the respiratory disease Saturday and another 132 Sunday to bring the pandemic’s official statewide death toll to 9,356, according to data from the California Department of Public Health.

Sacramento County health officials have confirmed 142 resident deaths from COVID-19, the disease caused by the highly contagious coronavirus, including 91 residing in the city of Sacramento.

The county suffered at least 49 COVID-19 deaths in July, making it the deadliest month of the health crisis so far. Sacramento County had 34 deaths from the virus in April, followed by 18 in each of May and June, according to public health officials’ data dashboard. The July count is likely to grow in the coming days because it

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