Why are mass shootings returning as America reopens?

Why are mass shootings returning as America reopens?
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Why are mass shootings returning as America reopens?

Why are mass shootings returning as America reopens?

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Eight people were killed during yet another mass shooting on Friday. Over the weekend, nine more died from gun violence as shootings rocked the country. A minimum of ten Americans were wounded in Illinois, Texas, Wisconsin, Ohio, Nebraska and Louisiana. 

Just over a month ago, eight people were killed at spas in the Atlanta area, and, since then, there have been a minimum of 50 mass shootings in this country. Gun violence is considered a mass shooting if it results in at least four people being shot. Although not all of the incidents this weekend were considered mass shootings, they do point to a grim trend in this country.

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Stock futures fall after record highs on Friday

After the S&P 500 and the Dow Jones Industrial Average closed at record highs on Friday, the U.S. stock index futures saw a decline.

Earnings season kicked off last week when the major banks reported quarterly results, and a host of companies are set to provide their updates this week. 10 Dow components will report, along with 72 S&P 500 companies.

Coca-Cola, IBM, and United Airlines are among the big names set to report earnings today.

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This Google Earth effect shows how much the world has changed over the years

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A new Google Earth feature is showing just how much the world has changed over the years, and many people are blaming climate change for the drastic changes. 

The new Timelapse feature shows a chilling timelapse of certain areas of the Earth and the major differences seen just a few decades apart. One example shows Dubai in 2002 and compares it to 2020. The once bright blue ocean turned a murky green, and the water has eaten away at the coastline. 

In another example, the Timelapse feature shows the Aral Sea in Kazakhstan. The shocking comparison shows the area in 1984 and compares it to another image that was taken in 2006. The sea shrank dramatically in just over 20 years. 

What other shocking examples were found and why is Earth changing so drastically in such a short period of time?

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Four healthy tips to help ease you back into school and work after the pandemic

After a year of disruptions to daily routines due to the pandemic, many people are starting to resume some of their everyday activities. With decreased rates of the virus in the community and increasing numbers of those vaccinated, folks are returning to in-person work and school, among other activities.

While this is significant progress, some people have gotten accustomed to the unexpected perks of being at home. There are some simple steps you can take to care of yourself and your family as you transition back into the world after quarantine.

Being at home deeply affected how we lived our lives. Eating routines, exercise regimens, and sleep patterns looked quite different. Returning to school or the office will likely require additional lifestyle changes. Here are some tips to make this transition smoother.

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What is a money mantra and how can it help you improve your finances?

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Have you ever tried using a mantra?

In case you don’t know, a mantra is a word or phrase you repeat to remind yourself of a goal or value. The practice can be found in many religions under many different names—but you can use mantras regardless of your spirituality. For example, a popular mantra is, “I am enough.”

A money mantra is a word or phrase that reminds you of a money goal. It can help you refocus on what’s important to you, so you don’t stray too far from your goals. This can be applied to budgeting, saving, or just checking in with your bank account.

Here are a few examples of money mantras, plus how to create your own.

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