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Here's what you need to know if you have inflation jitters

Here's what you need to know if you have inflation jitters

Finance
Seemingly everyone is on edge about the Federal Reserve's next moves — with reason.Throughout the nearly nine-year bull market run, the Fed held rates near zero. But recent signs of rising inflation could push the central bank into hiking rates more aggressively, which will have far-reaching consequences for consumers."Inflation is accelerating and may well push interest rates higher, allowing the Fed to move policy rates three times this year, and perhaps even four," Rick Rieder, chief investment officer of global fixed income at BlackRock, said in a statement.For the average American, the threat of rising interest rates isn't necessarily bad. It's generally considered a sign that the economy is doing well, which is what helped jump-start a wave of bonuses and may lead to more pay increas
What you need to know about Tamiflu

What you need to know about Tamiflu

Health
As the nation weathers what may be the worst flu season in years, many with the illness -- and those around them -- may find themselves getting prescriptions for a flu antiviral medicine. The most popular such drug is oseltamivir, often known by the brand name Tamiflu. Below are answers to a few of the most common questions about Tamiflu. What is Tamiflu and what does it do? Tamiflu is an antiviral medication that your doctor can prescribe to treat or prevent infection from Influenza A and B. This medication works by preventing the spread of the flu virus in your body. Tamiflu comes in either pill or liquid form. When is Tamiflu prescribed? If your doctor suspects that you have the flu, or if you test positive for the flu, antiviral drugs such as Tamiflu can be started at that time. Tami...
Forget Vinegar, This Is the One Thing You Need for Perfect Poached Eggs

Forget Vinegar, This Is the One Thing You Need for Perfect Poached Eggs

Health
Ah, this explains A LOT. Ask three Southerners how to poach an egg, and you'll get three different replies complete with a handful of different "secret" ingredients (vinegar! salt!) and tools (ramekins! egg-poaching rings! egg-poaching pans!).But vinegar or not, swirling method or poaching pan, here's the most important thing when it comes to poaching your eggs: Use fresh eggs. Yes, those three words can solve a lot of hardships on your egg poaching journey since using "aging" eggs can wreak havoc on your Florentine dreams.As EatThis.com explains in a recent story on the topic of poaching eggs, there's a scientific reason that older eggs don't fair as well in the poaching game: "As an egg ages, the proteins in the thick white disintegrate, and this decreases the ...
Why you need to budget weekly (not monthly)

Why you need to budget weekly (not monthly)

Finance
How to save $ 1,000 this yearSometimes it can feel like you've got a lot of balls in the air, money-wise. In the midst of all this juggling, how long can you keep your eye on your budget? About a week, says behavioral economist Dan Ariely. Even though many popular budgeting programs are set up to help you allocate your money by the month, monthly budgets are not setting you up for success. You'll gain greater control by budgeting weekly. A month is way too long for us to keep our financial impulses in check, says George Friedman, CEO and founder of Qapital, a banking app that offers tools for customized saving. A better time span, he says, is a week. "It is a manageable amount of transactions to look at," Friedman says. "It is very clear this is the way to go since it is so easy to see p...
What you need to know about the meteor that caused seismic shock over Michigan

What you need to know about the meteor that caused seismic shock over Michigan

Technology
The meteor that lit up the night sky over southeast Michigan and shook the ground Tuesday night did not actually cause an earthquake, researchers say. In fact, meteors do not cause earthquakes to rupture along a fault, according to William Yeck, a research geophysicist at the United States Geological Survey's National Earthquake Information Center in Golden, Colorado. The seismic observations associated with the meteor were assigned a magnitude 2.0 by the United States Geological Survey, which said the event was centered about 5 miles west-southwest of New Haven, Michigan, some 40 miles northeast of Detroit. The National Weather Service sent out a tweet that said, "USGS confirms meteor occurred around 810 pm, causing a magnitude 2.0 earthquake." But Yeck said the magnitude cannot be di...