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Do You Live in One of the 15 States Sending Child Tax Credits in 2024? Find Out Here

Do You Live in One of the 15 States Sending Child Tax Credits in 2024? Find Out Here

For those with kids, this tax season could mean extra money for their family. Here’s why: Congress is working on a plan to expand the child tax credit by increasing the maximum refundable amount. In addition, you might live in one of the states sending additional child tax credit money this year. This story is part of Taxes 2024, CNET’s coverage of the best tax software, tax tips and everything else you need to file your return and track your refund. Minnesota state leaders say the average child tax credit amount should be around $1,200, and they estimate roughly 300,000 residents will qualify for the credit. Along with Minnesota, California, Massachusetts, New Jersey and nearly a dozen other states have child tax credits beyond the federal benefit. Find out below if you live in one of the 15 states offering additional child tax credit relief and the eligibility requirements for your state. For more tax information, here’s when you can expect to receive your child tax credit, how to track the status of your refund from the IRS and our picks for …

Female Construction Worker Says Those Struggling To Find Work Should Try Blue-Collar Jobs

Female Construction Worker Says Those Struggling To Find Work Should Try Blue-Collar Jobs

There’s no doubt about it — looking for a job right now is not easy. Social media is full of stories from people who are downright discouraged. But a woman on TikTok is having the opposite experience, and she’s urging others to follow in her footsteps. A female construction worker says those struggling to find a job should consider blue-collar trade jobs. It’s not just people’s perception. Finding a job really is hard right now, despite the glowing economic numbers that would make you think otherwise. A recent study found 55% of unemployed adults are totally burned out by their job search. RELATED: Hardworking Employee Spent 15 Years At Company Just To Be Fired In A 5-Minute Meeting There are tons of reasons for this, from lingering economic impacts of the pandemic and the Great Resignation to widespread downsizing of recruiting staff in recent years.  But knowing the reasons doesn’t make the process any easier to endure. So what if you could have the opposite problem — being constantly offered jobs you don’t even need? That’s the situation a …

EU must find ‘enormous amount’ of money to face global challenges, Draghi says – POLITICO

EU must find ‘enormous amount’ of money to face global challenges, Draghi says – POLITICO

All the participants appeared to agree on what needs to change to boost EU competitiveness, from lowering energy prices to reducing regulatory burdens, but divisions emerged when talking about public money. “They made clear that a lot of discussions would be needed in the months to come,” the Draghi aide said, adding that Draghi called for “bold action” on the matter of investments. Draghi stressed the necessity to channel European private savings, because “public money will never be enough,” but he also put on the table options to find funds at the EU level, according to the aide. The EU could create a new common cash facility, such as debt or loans, or use private partnerships where the European Investment Bank would have a role to play. French President Emmanuel Macron and others support the idea of new common debt. EU Commissioner Paolo Gentiloni has pitched many times the idea of a sort of second Next Generation EU fund, but the proposal has not generated enthusiasm among all countries. Asked about the need for new …

How to find opportunities in the kids game market | Nick Button-Brown interview

How to find opportunities in the kids game market | Nick Button-Brown interview

Are you looking to showcase your brand in front of the gaming industry’s top leaders? Learn more about GamesBeat Summit sponsorship opportunities here.  There’s still a lot of gloom in the video game business, but it’s not a universal feeling. Nick Button-Brown, chairman of Outright Games, feels like things are better in the market for kids games. Outright Games has been successful in launching a bunch of games based on the Bluey, Paw Patrol, Transformers and Peppa Pig brands. I spoke with Button-Brown about the kids’ game market just after the conclusion of the Dice Summit event in Las Vegas. It might seem like kids are easily entertained. But it’s not easy making games that balance the fun across multiple age groups. Button-Brown used to make shooter games and other titles for adults. But when the kids were growing up, they enjoyed playing titles like Lego Marvel Super Heroes and Lego Harry Potter, which were so rich with humor. The kids asked if they could play his games but the answer was no. He decided …

This Solar Eclipse Simulator Helps You Find the Best Place to Watch From

This Solar Eclipse Simulator Helps You Find the Best Place to Watch From

A total solar eclipse is coming to North America on April 8. The Great North American Eclipse, as it has been dubbed, will be visible across 13 US States, plus parts of Mexico and eastern Canada. But it will not look the same for everybody. For those living along the path of totality—the projection of the moon’s shadow on the Earth’s surface—the celestial event is bound to delight. For everyone else, experiencing the total eclipse will require extensive planning … which, if you’re organized, should’ve already happened, but let’s face it, it probably has not. I, for one, was considering Lexington, Kentucky, as my viewing venue. I had read that the eclipse there would be “deep partial,” but having never before witnessed a solar eclipse, I wasn’t sure whether that was good enough. My quest to find out led me to a nifty solar eclipse simulator that helps users visualize what April’s solar eclipse will look like from any city, town, mountain peak, or desolate patch of land in the northern hemisphere. To feed your …

Mars may have once held a shocking amount of water, scientists find

Mars may have once held a shocking amount of water, scientists find

It’s clear that Mars once gushed with water. Today, aerial views of the Red Planet’s Jezero crater (shown below) reveal that water once poured into this basin, leaving behind telltale signs of rivers, streams, and a great lake. Some three billion years ago, a vast ocean may have blanketed a great swathe of the world, too. Back then, Mars wasn’t simply rusty red; large regions were blue. But a big question remains: How much water did Mars once have? In new research, planetary scientists have established a likely range. And in it, the amount of water proportionally on Mars could have rivaled ocean-covered Earth. “It suggests that Mars has had a lot of water,” Bruce Jakosky, a planetary geologist at the University of Colorado, Boulder, who coauthored the new research published in the Journal of Geophysical Research: Planets, told Mashable. Jakosky is also the principal investigator for NASA’s Mars Atmosphere and Volatile Evolution (MAVEN) mission, a spacecraft currently orbiting the Red Planet. SEE ALSO: NASA rover finds damaged helicopter in the middle of Mars desert …

‘It feels impossible to live’: one Rafah family’s attempt to find safety | Gaza

‘It feels impossible to live’: one Rafah family’s attempt to find safety | Gaza

The view from the window of the Almodallals’ kitchen in Rafah is nothing but rubble. Piles of debris that used to be their neighbours’ homes surround them in the al-Zuhour neighbourhood, gaping holes ripped through what remains of the walls, leaving only mounds of broken glass and concrete that crack in the silent air when people tread on them. “We were targeted three times: To the right of our house, the left, and behind it. Now we joke that we’re next,” said Shahed Almodallal, a 21-year-old student who has spent the last four months living at her family home in Rafah, unable to return to her apartment or her university in Gaza City after both were destroyed in Israel’s bombardment of the territory. “You feel the change living in this neighbourhood, we used to be able to hear the sounds of other people. Now in every direction there’s rubble and traces of dead bodies,” she said. Her mother, Naima, often refuses to look out the window, appalled by the destruction, and the family have taken …

You need to find out the spiritual gift the Holy Spirit has given you

You need to find out the spiritual gift the Holy Spirit has given you

I remember very clearly the day, over 40 years ago now, when the Holy Spirit revealed what spiritual gift he had given me. My wife and I were living in a small, 600-square-foot, orange-colored home with a flat roof. It was our first home. I was watching an NHL hockey playoff game on a small TV that I had propped up on our kitchen counter. I can’t remember who was playing, but as I was watching the game, the Holy Spirit quickened one particular player to me and I got this distinct impression that he was going to score on his own goal. A few minutes later, this is exactly what happened. Now, scoring on one’s own goal can easily happen in a hockey game when an opposing player takes a shot and the puck deflects off a defending player into the net. But this is not what happened in this case, the defensive player was actually trying to clear the puck from in front of his team’s goalie, and so misfired the puck that …

Scientists Find Link Between ADHD, Depression and Hypersexuality

Scientists Find Link Between ADHD, Depression and Hypersexuality

Image by Getty / Futurism Although the interplay between sex and mental health is well-studied, a new study suggests there may be a complex correlation between seemingly disparate disorders. In a new paper published in the Journal of Affective Disorders Reports, a group of Italian psychology researchers say they’ve found a correlation between attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), depressive symptoms, hypomania (the clinical term for “mania” or high energy) and hypersexuality, or an intense preoccupation with sexual thoughts and acts — and that people who experience these sets of symptoms may use sex as a sort of “self-medication.” Study coauthors Giacomo Ciocca, a sexual psychology assistant professor at Rome’s Sapienza University, and Davide Doroldi, a clinical psychologist, told PsyPost that they were inspired to look into the possible link after observing higher rates of hypersexuality among people with ADHD. Using an online questionnaire with subjects recruited from social media, the Italian psychologists assessed ADHD symptoms and occurrence of hypersexuality for 309 participants ranging in age from 18 to 79. They found, fascinatingly, that respondents’ hypersexual thoughts and acts seemed …