Without $600 Weekly Benefit, Unemployed Face Bleak Choices

Latrish Oseko, 39, sits with her daughter, at a hotel in Newark, Del., on Thursday, Aug. 6, 2020, where they have been staying. (Hannah Yoon/The New York Times)
Latrish Oseko, 39, sits with her daughter, at a hotel in Newark, Del., on Thursday, Aug. 6, 2020, where they have been staying. (Hannah Yoon/The New York Times)

When Latrish Oseko lost her job last spring, government aid helped prevent a crisis from becoming a catastrophe.

A $1,700 federal stimulus payment meant that when her 26-year-old car broke down, she could replace it. The $600 a week in extra unemployment benefits from the federal government allowed her to pay rent and buy food. When her day care provider closed, she was able to get her 4-year-old daughter a subscription to ABCmouse, an online learning app.

But the federal money has run out, and talks in Washington over how to replace it have broken down.

So Oseko, 39, is spending much of her time sitting in the Delaware hotel room where she has lived since her landlord kicked her out at

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Shop These 10 BIPOC-Owned Jewelry Brands for Your Next Statement Piece

Photo Illustration by Scouted/The Daily Beast/Vendors
Photo Illustration by Scouted/The Daily Beast/Vendors

The COVID-19 pandemic has got us cooped up indoors, joining Zoom meetings with our cameras off, sweatpants on, and a messy bun to top it off. Now, with work from home policies likely staying in effect for many of us until next year, that work-attire wardrobe is going to keep collecting dust. But there’s still one way we can easily make a statement (and make us want to turn those cameras on): jewelry. 

I’ve personally collected jewelry all my life–earrings, especially, being my favorite collector’s item. I buy them as gifts, mementos, or accessories for every new outfit. I often buy vintage pieces or homemade pairs from artisan markets when I travel abroad.

Last year, I had the unfortunate displeasure of having a pouch of my jewelry stolen at the airport on my way home from a glorious summer trip to Cuba and Panama.

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The ultimate guide to reusable face coverings as England changes rules

We have all your questions about face masks answered including how to wash them, masks for children and where to buy them: iStock
We have all your questions about face masks answered including how to wash them, masks for children and where to buy them: iStock

The coronavirus pandemic has meant that face masks and coverings will become part of daily life. The UK government and the World Health Organisation (WHO) have both advised wearing face coverings in a bid to reduce the infection transmission of Covid-19.

Since 24 July, face coverings have been mandatory in all shops, supermarkets, indoor shopping centres, banks, post offices and transport hubs in England. People who don’t wear one will face a fine of up to £100, apart from people with medical conditions and children under 11.

Boris Johnson announced an extension to these rules in a government briefing on 31 July. From 8 August, face masks will become compulsory in more indoor settings where you’re likely to come into contact with people you don’t normally meet,

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Are printers, computers tax-free? 10 states hold sales tax holidays this weekend and some offer a tax break on tech

Shoppers in 10 states should file this away: This weekend, you can pick up clothes and school supplies tax-free.

Sales tax holidays kick off Friday in nine states – Florida, Iowa, Missouri, New Mexico, Ohio, Oklahoma, South Carolina, Texas and Virginia – and Maryland’s tax holiday begins Sunday.

Alabama, Arkansas, Mississippi and Tennessee already held their tax holidays. Maryland and Connecticut will offer tax breaks later in August. 

The back-to-school shopping season, the second-biggest period for retailers, behind the holidays, usually kicks off in mid-July and peaks in mid-August. This year, it’s off to a slow start amid the COVID-19 pandemic. Experts predict the shopping season will peak in late August and spill into most of September.

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These No. 1 Bestselling Shorts Are Comfier Than You Could Imagine

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Are most of your shorts…coming up short? Puns aside, this is a serious fashion issue, and if you don’t own a pair of shorts you can comfortably wear and feel cute in, then we want to solve that. Everyone deserves to enjoy summer in warm weather clothes they love, and dresses are definitely not going to work for every occasion!

Even if you think you’ve already found the best shorts out there, we’re about to change your mind. These FEKOAFE shorts from Amazon are basically unbeatable. The fabric looks so dreamily soft online, we can’t even imagine how it would feel in real life. And we don’t have to imagine. We can just make it happen by picking up a pair (or five) today!

FEKOAFE Comfy Drawstring Casual Elastic Waist Shorts
FEKOAFE Comfy Drawstring Casual Elastic Waist Shorts


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Debut of Double Palme d’Or Winner Emir Kusturica Given Boost Online by Locarno (EXCLUSIVE)

“Do You Remember Dolly Bell?,” the directorial debut of iconic Serbian filmmaker Emir Kusturica, has joined Heritage Online, the Locarno Film Festival’s recently launched platform for classic movies.

Set in Sarajevo in the mid-1960s, the film—an irreverent, coming-of-age story about a young man who falls in love with a prostitute—earned Kusturica the Golden Lion for best first film at the Venice Film Festival in 1981. It was the first of several prestigious international awards the director has won over the course of his heralded career, including the Palme d’Or for “When Father Was Away on Business” (1985) and “Underground” (1995).

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“Dolly Bell” is the highlight of a rich trove of films that Film Center Sarajevo is trying to bring back into the public eye, according to the center’s director, Ines Tanović. The FCS has the rights to 88 films produced in modern-day Bosnia-Herzegovina between 1950 and 1994,

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8 gadgets to help make distance learning easier for students and teachers

8 gadgets to help make distance learning easier for students and teachers
8 gadgets to help make distance learning easier for students and teachers

When you hear the words “back to school,” you most likely picture things like textbooks, classrooms, and school buses. But due to a global pandemic, the upcoming school year is going to take a new shape for many.

With some schools remaining closed for the remainder of the year, most classes will take place over video calls and assignments will be completed via apps, tablets, and laptops. All of which is to say: Your school supply list is going to look different as compared to previous years.

In addition to notebooks, pencils, and folders, you’re going to need to upgrade your gadgets, too. Yes, it’s super overwhelming, especially if you don’t know where to even begin. But don’t worry, we’ve got you covered.

Whether you’re a teacher getting your virtual classroom ready or a parent preparing your child

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Coolest Cars For Sale On Motorious To Beat The August Heat

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We check out some of the most interesting cars up for grabs right now!

The classic and collector car market is a fantastically diverse tapestry of vehicles from every breed and era. Delving into the classifieds reveals some real gems waiting to find a new home with both enthusiasts and serious collectors alike. Every week we’ll be highlighting the top cars in need of a new home that caught our eye.

1971 Pontiac GTO Convertible Is Rare Poncho Muscle

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A lot of people are going stir crazy sitting in their homes at the moment. And while take a drive in your car provides an out, cruising around is much better in a big vintage convertible like this 1971 Pontiac GTO. If you’ve never seen one of these before or it’s been a long time there’s good reason:

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Adding a 3-D Printer to the Garage Might Finally Make Sense

From Car and Driver

The gentleman who sold me my first car, a 1969 Datsun 2000, asked me to cup my hands as he poured out a jumble of letters. I dropped them onto the faded yellow hood of the roadster and arranged them: D-A-T-S-U-N. They likely cost pennies to produce, but they were priceless to me, even the T with missing a nib that would make attaching it to the car difficult. If I lost any of these letters in 1989, that was it. I had no way to replace them. I couldn’t scour online auctions, because those didn’t exist. While there were far more Datsuns on the road in the ’80s than there are now, it was unlikely anyone else near me would part with their precious portions of the alphabet. And don’t even get me started on the anxiety I had about losing the “Datsun” and “2000”

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Our top picks from the furniture store

Since the retailer has advised visitors to come prepared, we've shared our shopping list to help you create yours: Ikea/The Independent
Since the retailer has advised visitors to come prepared, we’ve shared our shopping list to help you create yours: Ikea/The Independent

Ikea stores across the UK shut their doors at the beginning of the lockdown in March, but the retailer recently reopened 19 stores in England and Northern Ireland from 1 June. Stores in Scotland and Wales will remain closed, while two stores in Ireland reopened from 11 June.

Until now, lockdown measures meant that customers could only shop with Ikea online from a selection of products available for home delivery.

The 21 stores that have reopened are Croydon, Greenwich, Lakeside, Wembley, Tottenham, Norwich collection point, Birmingham, Nottingham, Belfast, Manchester, Warrington, Gateshead, Leeds, Sheffield, Milton Keynes, Reading, Southampton, Bristol, Exeter, Ballymun and Carrickmines.

There will be strict safety measures in place to ensure social distancing, the retailer has said.

These include implementing a staggered entry system, restricted car parking and

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