According to a survey this week from the National Retailers' Federation less Americans will celebrate Halloween. Just 58% of Americans surveyed say they will celebrate Halloween. However, average Halloween spending per person is expected to hit a record high of $91.12 this year Business Insider reports that Halloween spending serves as a proxy for holiday shopping. The survey points to a strong season for retailers this year, according to DataTrek.
By now, most Americans have gotten the memo that the sun can seriously damage skin, leading to wrinkles, dryness, and even skin cancer. But according to Allure, the alternative way of getting a sun-kissed glow by using self-tanner is a double-edged sword. The active ingredient in most self-tanners is dihydroxyacetone (DHA). When self-tanned skin is exposed to the sun's rays, the ingredient intensifies the damage. Still, if you're really committed to self-tanning your face, do what the pros do.
Tens of millions of Americans are facing a pandemic-driven tight budget, and it's tempting to want to rein in spending. A tried-and-true method for cutting down food expenditures is to set aside a fixed weekly amount and only pay cash for it. According to Business Insider contributor Jen Glantz, doing so cut down her weekly grocery spend by roughly 25%. Glantz says she planned her meals, clipped coupons, shopped mid-week to get the best specials, and ultimately put many items back on the shelf.
Fewer than 60% of Americans believe vaccines are safe and effective. That figure is on par with much of Western Europe and is far higher than those in eastern European and Asian nations. According to UPI, the numbers are part of a recent analysis published Thursday in The Lancet. According to experts, the findings are significant, given the global quest for a vaccine against COVID-19. To date, COVID-19 has infected nearly 28 million people globally, including 6.4 million in the United States.