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6 reasons to watch the final days of the Olympics

6 reasons to watch the final days of the Olympics

It may seem like all the stars of the 32nd Olympiad have already competed, but there are several Americans who are fighting for the gold before the games come to a close on Sunday. Beach volleyball duo is going for gold Alix Klineman and April Ross of the United States have advanced to the gold medal…MORE

Job growth is picking up again, but the Delta spike could change that

Job growth is picking up again, but the Delta spike could change that

America’s job market recovery is chugging along, but worries about the Delta variant derailing progress are rampant. Even as economists anticipate the best gains since last summer in Friday’s jobs report, persistently high unemployment claims and a big miss in the private sector payroll report put a damper on the excitement. “The labor market recovery…MORE

GM’s Chevy Bolt recall comes with a huge price tag
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GM’s Chevy Bolt recall comes with a huge price tag

General Motors’ very expensive Chevy Bolt recall highlights one big risk of building electric vehicles. GM is preparing to spend $800 million to fix — or possibly replace — the batteries in nearly 70,000 Bolts due to a fire risk. That comes out to about $11,650 per vehicle, making it one of the most expensive…MORE

Biden to announce new emissions standards, target that 50% of vehicles sold in US by 2030 are electric

Biden to announce new emissions standards, target that 50% of vehicles sold in US by 2030 are electric

President Joe Biden will sign an executive order Thursday that points the US auto market toward electric vehicles, announcing a new target that half of vehicles sold in the country by 2030 will be battery electric, fuel-cell electric or plug-in hybrid. Biden will unveil the executive order at the White House alongside representatives from Ford,…MORE

Ugandan Parents Fear Covid-19 Pandemic Lockdown Will Spur Teen Pregnancies 

*GULU, Uganda — Nighty Lapobo, 54, was horrified to learn that her daughter, who studied at the Pupwonya Primary School in Amuru District of northern Uganda, was pregnant. “She was to sit her Primary Leaving Examination in March 2021, but her future became uncertain when we discovered that she was three months pregnant before she could…MORE

Elon Musk says Steve Jobs biographer is writing a book about him
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Elon Musk says Steve Jobs biographer is writing a book about him

Elon Musk says he’s getting a new biography. The Tesla and SpaceX CEO tweeted Wednesday that the biographer Walter Isaacson will pen the book. He didn’t say when the book will be released. “If you’re curious about Tesla, SpaceX & my general goings on, @WalterIsaacson is writing a biography,” Musk said on Twitter. Isaacson, a…MORE

5 ways to support tweens’ and teens’ developing brains

5 ways to support tweens’ and teens’ developing brains

Do you feel frustrated by adolescent self-centeredness, boundary pushing and questionable decision-making that seem to come out of nowhere, a dramatic departure from the sweet elementary school years? These are common parent complaints, but ones with developmental explanations. Adolescent brains are changing quickly and are not yet fully developed. The good news is there are…MORE

How to practice mindfulness if you hate sitting still

How to practice mindfulness if you hate sitting still

“A wandering mind is an unhappy mind.” That’s what Harvard researchers Matthew A. Killingsworth and Daniel T. Gilbert of Harvard University wrote after their 2010 study found people spend nearly half of their waking hours thinking about something other than what is going on right in front of them. There is good news, however: We…MORE