Social Security’s COLA spike would still leave problems for many seniors

The expected surge in the 2023 Social Security cost-of-living adjustment, or COLA, would be a gain not seen in four decades, but it still leaves millions of seniors in poverty. Based on recent inflation figures, some experts forecast that the 2023 COLA could be as high as 8.7%. A COLA of 8.7% is extremely rare … Read more

How to reduce food waste to help the planet and your wallet

Sign up for CNN’s Eat, But Better: Mediterranean Style. Our eight-part guide shows you a delicious expert-backed eating lifestyle that will boost your health for life. CNN — The statistics are sobering: In the United States, we generate approximately 35 million tons of food waste every year, and as individual families, we waste about 30 … Read more

Food prices see highest increase since 1979 — and this key staple is up nearly 40% on last year

Food prices continued to rise in August, putting pressure on lower- and middle-income households in particular. Food to prepare at home rose by 13.5% in the month compared to last year, the highest rate of growth since March 1979, government data show. The rise in the cost of living was 8.3% year-over-year in August. Food, … Read more

A scientific way to calm and put a crying baby to sleep

Sign up for the Sleep, But Better newsletter series. Our seven-part guide has helpful hints to achieve better sleep. CNN — It’s every parent’s nightmare – an exhausted baby who just won’t stop crying when it’s time go to sleep. Even worse? The baby finally falls asleep in your arms but wakes again and starts … Read more

No kerosene, no food, Sri Lanka’s fishermen say

MANNAR, Sri Lanka, Sept 7 (Reuters) – As the sun rose over Sri Lanka one morning in late August, around a dozen fishermen were laying out their nets on a beach in Mannar, a small island just off the country’s northwestern coast, the start of the day’s work. But many other fishermen in the community … Read more

a hundred years later, stray dogs again in turmoil

Haydar Ozkan comes every day to feed dozens of stray puppies on a vacant lot located at the foot of residential towers in the suburbs of Ankara, the Turkish capital. Haydar Ozkan But this animal rights defender knows that, without the support of the authorities, his efforts will not be enough to improve the conditions … Read more

Deaf dog rescued after falling down California ravine, family calls it a ‘miracle’ | National

By Zoe Sottile, CNN A California family says they’re thrilled after their deaf dog was rescued by emergency responders after falling 100 feet down a ravine. “It was a miracle,” Julia Plant told CNN affiliate KGTV, after Hobo, an 8-year-old Australian shepherd, was rescued. Plant was walking Hobo near their Sorrento Valley home when he … Read more

Faced with hot weather, dogs have their gym in Abu Dhabi

AFP, published on Monday, August 29, 2022 at 07:07 With temperatures hovering around 45 degrees all summer long, the sportiest inhabitants of the United Arab Emirates work out in air-conditioned gyms. But their dogs were deprived of it.. until a recent initiative. In Abu Dhabi, the capital of the wealthy Gulf state, a new pet … Read more

Global aid arriving as cataclysmic floods overwhelm Pakistan

Hundreds of thousands of displaced people 380 children among 1,191 killed UN has appealed for $160 million in aid SHIKARPUR, Pakistan, Aug 31 (Reuters) – Global aid has begun arriving in Pakistan as the scale of flood devastation unfolds, with planes carrying tents, food and medicines coming from China, Turkey and the United Arab Emirates, … Read more

Faced with hot weather, dogs have their gym in Abu Dhabi

With temperatures hovering around 45 degrees all summer long, the sportiest inhabitants of the United Arab Emirates work out in air-conditioned gyms. But their dogs were deprived of it.. until a recent initiative. In Abu Dhabi, the capital of the wealthy Gulf state, a new pet food and accessories store has been making dog-friendly treadmills … Read more