BREAKING NEWS BRIEF
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The Sex Trade Survivors Justice and Equality Act would decriminalize prostitution in New York while holding pimps, sex traffickers, and buyers accountable. The act was introduced by Senator Liz Krueger, a Manhattan Democrat, with input from survivors and their advocates.
Sex trade survivors, who experts say are often preyed on as children, would have any prostitution and loitering charges expunged from their criminal records. This would remove obstacles to employment or other opportunities, enabling them to have a fresh start.
New York would be the first U.S. state to pass “Equality Model” legislation that protects survivors of sex trafficking. Advocates of the measure say most people who enter the trade were forced into such illegal activities when they were young, marginalized, and lacking in economic opportunities.
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THIS KILLER NEW INCOME STRATEGY ACTUALLY WORKS
YOUR MORNING MARKET UPDATE
Stock futures were mixed on Wednesday as investors anticipated more earnings reports and a briefing from Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell later today.
This morning futures on both the Dow Jones Industrial Average and the S&P 500 were down, while Nasdaq-100 futures were up slightly.
Microsoft saw its shares increase by 4.6% after it released a promising earnings report, and this evening, Apple, Facebook, and Tesla will reveal their latest financial data.
Meanwhile, GameStop is still increasing at rapid speed. After the market closed, the stock price soared 43%. That is on top of the 92% gains it saw during the day.
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WEIGHT LOSS WEDNESDAY
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If you’re on a weight loss journey, you may want to check out 11 easy weight loss hacks that actually work.
One of those hacks is to make sure you get enough sleep. A lack of sleep can actually lead to obesity. Reduced sleep can also leave you feeling hungry and craving carb-heavy foods that will make you gain weight when eaten in excess. So make sure you get enough sleep to help boost your chances of losing weight.
Another hack is to cook more at home. When you cook your own meals instead of eating out, you know exactly what you’re putting in your food and you can make healthier choices that can help lead to weight loss. What are some other easy weight loss hacks that you need to try?
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GET MORE OUT OF LIFE!
Skipping sleep is almost always a bad idea. But sometimes it’s the only option to get something done before an important deadline. We’ve all dealt with pulling an all-nighter. Whether it be an upcoming final exam or a big deadline at work, sometimes you have to burn the midnight oil.
If you’re forced to skip sleeping to get an important task done, make sure you take certain precautions. Remember, neglecting your sleep schedule is never healthy.
First, see if you can squeeze in a couple of power naps. It’s not ideal, but it’s better than nothing. Make sure you eat plenty of protein and avoid carbs. That’ll keep you from feeling tired and weighed down through the night. And work in a few minutes of exercise when you take breaks. The short burst of physical activity will keep you alert and focused.
Forcing yourself to forego sleep is never a good idea, but when faced with an all-nighter, be sure to utilize these tips to get through it as effectively as possible!
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PLANNING FOR THE FUTURE
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Today, we’re going to focus on emergencies and how planning for them can save you a lot of time, trouble, and heartache.
But before we dig into some of those “bad news” stories, I wanted to shed some light on what is actually some encouraging news.
Despite the fact that we are in a pandemic that has no end in sight, and times have been tough, a whopping four out of five Americans feel like they are in control of their finances.
And that’s pretty encouraging and astonishing.
“The vast majority (81%) of Americans feel in control of their financial situation, and nearly half (46%) of respondents are confident in their ability to quickly recover from a difficult financial situation, according to the survey.”
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