Tag: tobacco

No, you’re not crazy. Yes, the CDC’s mask guidelines are confusing — why you should wear a mask indoors even if you’re vaccinated

Wear a mask. Don’t wear a mask. Make one. Buy one. Wear it outdoors. Wear it indoors. Confused? You’re not alone. “The delta variant is...

My girlfriend makes twice what I earn. I reluctantly paid the $200 dinner check for her first promotion. She just got another one. Should I pay again?

A couple of years ago, my girlfriend received a promotion to a management position. We both agreed that we should go out and celebrate her...

Want to invest in U.S. pot stocks? Here’s what you need to know

Traditional vice sectors like tobacco and alcohol are investing heavily in the emerging legal cannabis industry, but commercial cannabis companies can’t quite act like they’re...

Looking for a fun escape? Try a weekend getaway in Atlanta

You know this vibrant Southern city for its deep musical roots, professional sports teams and emerging reputation as a film production hot spot, but Atlanta is also...

Why vegetarians are winning the inflation battle

Now is a great time to become a vegetarian. That’s because beef and pork-based foods are increasingly becoming more expensive. In June, Americans paid 4.5%...

I earn $54K. My wife earns $28K. I pay most of our bills, but she’s upset that she pays our $3K annual taxes

Dear Quentin, My wife and I have been married for six and a half years. I bring home about $54,000 per year after taxes as...

This is the No. 1 reason unemployed Americans aren’t looking for work

Amid a record number of job openings, Americans are taking their time looking for work, with only about 10% of job seekers actively searching for...

Krispy Kreme IPO: 5 things to know about the doughnut maker before it goes public

Hot Light Theater Shops and glazed waterfalls are just two mouth-watering features that Krispy Kreme Inc. discusses in its IPO prospectus, which was filed this...

My friend asked me to be her matron of honor. How can I tell her I can’t afford to host lavish parties and buy matching jewelry without ruining our friendship?

My friend is getting married and wants me as her matron of honor. She and her fiancé have been together for many years, and they...

Chipotle’s upcoming launch of smoked brisket should make recent price hikes easy to swallow

Chipotle Mexican Grill Inc. has raised prices, but that shouldn’t stop the fast-casual Mexican chain from gaining market share, according to Wedbush analysts. “We instituted...

More workers negotiate a return to the office — but working from home is a privilege open to precious few Americans

As white-collar workplaces debate the future of hybrid work with more than half of U.S. adults fully vaccinated, a new analysis provides a reminder that...

Is the Fed ‘tightening cycle’ already happening?

The Federal Reserve surprised markets this week by announcing it will begin to gradually sell off its corporate debt holdings accumulated during the pandemic, a...

Do you trust your friends or coworkers to be honest about their COVID vaccine? What about strangers at a restaurant or concert?

While the recent federal guidance on mask wearing depends on people being transparent about their COVID-19 vaccination status, a new survey suggests most Americans don’t...

New rules about eating, exercising and sleeping as you age

Aging is a natural process that involves direct damage to cells and an accumulation of cellular waste, says Dr. Frank Lipman. Our ability to repair...

‘Everything seems to go smoother when we’re together’: Companies dangle spa weekends and free meals to lure workers back to the office

Thomas Jepsen, founder of Passion Plans, a company that helps connect home buyers with architects and designers, is among the cohort of employers that are...

A million new jobs? That’s how many Wall Street thinks the U.S. created in April

The U.S. might have created a million-plus jobs in April as the economic recovery spread across the country and reached businesses that suffered the most...

ETF Wrap: Let’s get away from it all

Raise your hand if you’ve got a mean case of cabin fever. After the past 13 months, of course you do! You want to see...

My boyfriend agreed to go part time to look after my teenage kids. I paid him $650 a month. We split up — now he’s crying foul

Dear Quentin, I would like your perspective as to whether my perspective is off. I have been the primary earner in the household. A few...

Rheumatology Smoking Cessation Referral Program Finds Success

A new protocol designed to help patients in rheumatology clinics quit smoking proved both efficient and effective in referring willing participants to free tobacco quit...

My parents claimed me on their 2019 taxes and received my third stimulus check, but I don’t qualify based on my 2020 taxes. Will the IRS ask for it back?

Dear Quentin, I’m confused. My parents claimed me on their 2019 taxes (which was fine and agreed upon). However, I got married and filed my...

I’m 68, earn $130,000 and love eco-travel in Peru, Brazil and Africa. I want to travel while I can, but I’m scared to stop working

Dear Quentin, I’m a 68-year-old guy having just worked from home for a year because of the COVID-19 pandemic. I earn about $130,000 a year...

‘We are weary’: Life in Italy, one year after national lockdown to stop the spread of COVID-19

COMO, Italy — As Maestro Vanni Moretto walks across the stage, the only sound that can be heard is the echo of his footsteps as...

COVID brought us a year of epic uncertainty — but here’s what I know for sure

How are you? It’s been quite a year. It’s exactly one year since the World Health Organization declared the coronavirus public-health emergency a “pandemic.” Looking...

Is the U.S returning to normal? Millions of Americans, still hurting from COVID-19, say their finances will take years to recover

As federal lawmakers debate an ambitious $1.9-trillion relief package and COVID-19 vaccinations numbers climb, it might be tempting to think the U.S. is returning to...

Amazon picks London for first checkout-free physical store outside the U.S.

Amazon AMZN, -1.03%, the world’s largest online retailer, has opened its first checkout-free grocery store in the U.K., allowing shoppers to pick up their goods...