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News Above the Noise: Week of June 19, 2022

News Above the Noise: Week of June 19, 2022

By The Sunday Paper Team
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1. The Federal Reserve Takes a Swing at Inflation

It’s safe to say that all of us are feeling the effects of inflation right now. From sky-high prices at the gas pump to higher prices on every consumer good imaginable, we are feeling the Labor Department’s statistics about the Consumer Price Index—and how it has grown to its highest level since 1981. This week, the Federal Reserve took an aggressive step to tame inflation by raising interest rates by three-quarters of a percentage point, which was the central bank’s biggest since 1994. For more on this move and what it might mean for you, READ MORE.

2. The Meaning of Juneteenth: Freedom Without Safety

For Black communities, this day has served as a touchstone to reflect and bear witness to the ongoing struggle for full participation in America. Last year, the U.S. Congress declared the day a federal holiday. If you’re wondering what, exactly, the day commemorates and how the meaning of Juneteenth is something Black people have lived for 156 years, this article in Forbes is a great start. READ MORE

3. How to Identify a Toxic Friendship

When you reach a certain point in life, there’s no greater gift than a good friendship. Yet as many of us know all too well, while some friendships last a lifetime, others do more harm than good and must end. If you’re wondering if it’s time to cut ties with someone, it can help to know what, exactly, makes a friendship toxic—and what to actually do if you decide it’s time to part ways. This Vogue article goes into the details all of us need to know. READ MORE

4. Why We Need Rituals, Not Routines

Think about how you move through your days for a moment. Do you go through the motions quickly, zipping from one task to another? Or do you approach everything you do mindfully, whether it’s brushing your teeth first thing in the morning, reading your emails, and making dinner each night? If most of us are honest, we could approach everything—even our most basic tasks—more mindfully. This Vox article shows us how creating daily rituals can help us do just that. READ MORE

5. Reframe Your Imposter Syndrome as a Superpower

If you find yourself doubting your efforts and accomplishments, you may be suffering from a case of imposter syndrome. (Characteristics include a fear of being seen as a failure and an inability to accurately assess your competence.) Yet while feeling less than can be uncomfortable, it can also be a great thing! After all, that desire to prove yourself can lead to setting (and achieving!) challenging goals and a lot of motivation to achieve them! So, are you ready to start seeing imposter syndrome as a superpower? READ MORE

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