If you’ve got the post-Nordstrom-Anniversary-sale blues, Ulta’s swooped in to save the day — and basically the entire month of September so you can still shop ’til you drop without paying full price. ICYMI, the affordable beauty retailer’s most popular twice-a-year sale has officially begun: 21 Days of Beauty is […]

Most trips to Costco are well-intentioned. You go in for some grocery items with a short list, but end up leaving with a wide assortment of random things you found and couldn’t pass up. With numerous departments and products to choose from, a trip to Costco can have you buying […]

As Kyle Rittenhouse secured a legal team Friday after being charged in the fatal shooting of two men at a protest against police brutality, demonstrators and law enforcement grapple with how the deadly gunfire in Kenosha, Wisconsin, has injected a chilling and long-feared dimension into protests.  “We have been very fortunate that shootings […]

As the Summer of COVID draws to a close, many experts fear an even bleaker fall and suggest that American families should start planning for Thanksgiving by Zoom. Because of the many uncertainties, public health scientists say it’s easier to forecast the weather on Thanksgiving Day than to predict how […]

Welcome to Money Diaries, where we’re tackling what might be the last taboo facing modern working women: money. We’re asking women how they spend their hard-earned money during a seven-day period — and we’re tracking every last dollar. Are you a student paying your own way through college? We want […]

Swiping through dating apps can feel like a mindless activity, but one quick flick of your finger could land you a spouse. That sounds like the opening to a cheesy Hallmark movie. When your name is Chasten Buttigieg, though, it is reality. The 31-year-old middle-school teacher happened to swipe right on […]

By Edward McAllister DAKAR (Reuters) – When Michelle Alfaro left her office at the United Nations in Geneva on March 13, her job finding homes for the world’s most vulnerable refugees was under control. Four days later, the new coronavirus had knocked it into chaos. Governments across the world announced […]

Although saving for retirement might seem like an impossible task, there are many easy ways to build that fund. You just have to get started or refocus your efforts and keep going. Use these tips to help grow your retirement savings to $1 million and beyond. Find Out: 7 Times It’s […]

Coronavirus infections are down in nearly every state. That could either give President Donald Trump just what he needs to prime his reelection odds or become another missed opportunity to capitalize on a lull during the pandemic. The positive trends are real. Covid-19 cases have been falling since late July, […]

This year, merchants will also have their lucky rabbit’s foot, horseshoe and four-leaf clover at hand given the coronavirus, a bruising recession, what’s likely to be a nail-biter of a U.S. election and a good deal more than the usual dose of uncertainty.  Much is changing or on hold, but […]

NEW YORK (AP) — Within President Donald Trump’s campaign, some privately feared the worst heading into the national conventions. They worried a strong showing by Democrat Joe Biden, combined with an underwhelming performance by Trump, would lock in the certainty of a blowout loss that would essentially end the election […]

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Republican National Convention begged this question: Why are President Donald Trump’s most fervent supporters describing the state of his union as a hellscape? It was perhaps the central paradox for voters wondering what to believe in the rhetoric, because it defied logic to believe it all. […]

Yelp Jeremy Stoppelman Jeremy Stoppelman is not afraid of awkward silences. Sitting on his bed in San Francisco, he admits he has sucked the life out of parties on several occasions by bringing up regulation whenever he can. “I am like an antitrust pitbull,” he says. “People often end up […]

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The coronavirus has upended everyday life in ways big and small. What happens when those disruptions overlap with voting? Thousands of state and local election officials across the U.S are sharing ideas and making accommodations to try to ensure that voters and polling places are safe […]

Sergei Dylevsky in the hallway of his apartment building in Minsk, Belarus, Aug. 20, 2020. (Misha Friedman/The New York Times) MINSK, Belarus — Denis Dudinsky, the long-haired and mustachioed host of “Good Morning Belarus!,” can still hear the producer’s nervous voice in his ear any time his banter approached something […]