Shalina Chatlani

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Calls to mental health hotlines rise as people seek relief during COVID

Jan 26, 2022
With mental health professionals in short supply during the pandemic, some who need help are turning to hotlines and other alternative online resources.
Matthew Seltzer sits on a bench in New Orleans, Louisiana in November 2021. Like thousands of others during the pandemic, Seltzer sought help from a mental health hotline when he was unable to find an in-person counselor.
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Thieves have been stealing credit card info at gas pumps. Now there's an app to foil them.

Sep 6, 2019
"Skimmers" capture credit card data and can transmit it wirelessly to criminals.
Skimmer circuits can record thousands of credit card numbers and transmit them via Bluetooth to a criminal’s computer.
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Nashville bans schools from online fundraising

Apr 10, 2019
In Nashville, the school district has put a ban on online fundraising for classrooms.
Despite teachers' continued reliance on crowdfunding sites, Nashville has decided to put an and to the practice in their schools.
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Delivery companies finding ways to help restaurants donate excess food

Feb 19, 2019
Nearly one-third of food prepared by restaurants and grocery stores winds up as waste, according to data cited by the Environmental Protection Agency. It can be awkward and costly for restaurants to coordinate transport of their surplus food to shelters or food banks, but food delivery companies like Postmates and DoorDash have started offering restaurants […]
Nearly one-third of food prepared by restaurants and grocery stores winds up as waste, according to the EPA.
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Despite free college tuition, low-income students struggle with living expenses

Dec 11, 2018
Tuition is free. Then come the books, rent and food.