The first of the federal Child tax credits are going out today.
The IRS will begin disbursing checks to eligible families with children ages 17 or younger. To be eligible, a single parent must have an adjusted gross income of less than $75,000 and married couple an income of less than $150,000. There will be a partial payment for single parents making up to $95,000 a year and couples making up to $170,000.The payments are a maximum of $3,600 for each child under age six and $3,000 for each child ages six to 17. Half of the credit will be sent in six monthly payments of $300 per month starting today for kids under six and $250 per month for the older children.
The San Diego Seals officially return to play at Pechanga Arena on December 3rd and tickets are on sale now.
They professional lacrosse team hasn’t played in the arena for over a year due to the pandemic. Tickets for opening night are on sale now for $12.03 at SealsLax.com. The full 2021-22 NLL schedule will be released at a later date.
What emoji do you use the most when texting?
According to a new study, the laugh-cry emoji is the most popular emoji across the world! The "thumbs up" emoji came in second, followed by the "red heart" ❤ emoji. #4 the flirtatious "wink and kiss" #5 and "sad face with a tear" 😢
Of course, Tik Tok had something to say about the laugh out load emoji being uncool. One Gen Zer said, "I use everything but the laughing emoji.I stopped using it a while back because I saw older people using it, like my mom, my older siblings and just older people in general."
The three most misunderstood emojis in the world were the "eggplant" the "peach" and the "clown" emojis. However, overall, most people believe emoji’s make .it easier for them to express themselves.
And 67% said they think people who use emojis are friendlier, funnier and cooler than those who don't.
A slight majority of respondents said they are more comfortable expressing emotions through emojis than talking on the phone or in-person.
More than half of global emoji users (55%) said using emojis in communications has positively impacted their mental health.
It was more popular than the basic smiley face emoji. The countries most-likely to use emojis outside the U.S.: The Philippines, Brazil, and India. And across the world, coastal cities tend to use emojis more than inland areas.
In Brazil, tweets about family were most-likely to be accompanied by hearts, while in the U.S., there no one really talks about their family while using the heart emoji.
According to a new poll, 1.8 million Americans turned down job offers because they were getting enough money from unemployment benefits.
This comes after businesses have been having a hard time finding people to hire. This was the #3 reason people turned down job offers during the pandemic. The #2 reason was because of child care obligations. And the #1 reason why people turned down job offers during the pandemic was due to Covid.
If you are stressed, you might want to take up “rage gardening.”
Rage gardening is the act of channeling your frustrations into caring for plants and lots of people have been doing this during the pandemic. Weeding, planting, and watering have been linked to reduced anxiety and depression, as well as a way to boost mindfulness. Gardening, calms one’s mind.
Experts say some good rage gardening activities you can do are:
- attacking the weeds (aggressively tear them all out!),
- turn your watering into a meditation (take deep breaths, notice the sounds and smells),
- plant what brings you joy (you’ll feel accomplished as things grow!),
- finally, add a conversation starter (add something to your garden that inspires you to stop and connect with others, it could be a bench, for example.)