All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘Snap’

Gwyneth Paltrow Failed the Food Stamp Challenge, But Taught the Lesson

Gwyneth Paltrow has caught a lot of flak for participating in a “food stamp challenge” from chef Mario Batali. But the naysayers are missing the point. Gwyneth Paltrow took Mario Batali up on his challenge to feed her family on what many low-income people using the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP, formerly food stamps) do every month. The number $29 …

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Groupon Launches Cash For Grocery-Buying App Snap

Groupon just launched a new app for iPhone and Android called Snap, which gives users cash back on certain products they buy. Basically, you go grocery shopping, then find the participating items in the app, and scan your receipts to get cash back on those items. It doesn’t even matter where you did your shopping. According to Groupon, it works …

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Farm Bill Passes Senate; Cost is Nearly $1 Trillion

Tuesday, the United States Senate voted 68 to 32 in favor of a new five-year farm bill, following 3 years of highly contested arguments and political maneuvers attempting to sway the bill in favor of a particular political party. The bill will now be sent to President Obama, who is expected to sign the bill into law. The 949 page …

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Snap 3D Printer Brings Modular Design To 3D Printers

When buying 3D printers, you have two options – you can either buy a kit or a pre-assembled printer. If you don’t have much experience with building electronics, you might want to go with the pre-assembled unit. Unfortunately, pre-assembled units still cost a lot more than kits. That’s why the Kickstarter hopeful has designed a 3D printer kit that doesn’t …

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Here’s How Multitasking Works On The Xbox One

With Windows 8, Microsoft introduced a new way to multitask called Snap. In short, you could have two apps running simultaneously at once while you could choose which app got to take up more of the screen. Since the Xbox One’s OS is based heavily on Windows 8, the same functionality is present on the console as well. That’s all …

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Food Stamps: Benefits Cut By $5 Billion

An automatic cut to the food stamp program–known as SNAP–will go into effect today after the temporary expansion from a 2009 stimulus expires, meaning about 47 million people will need to dramatically alter their food budgets. The program may see more cuts over the next several years as well, as lawmakers intend to tighten restrictions on who can qualify. House …

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House Votes for $4 Billion Cut in SNAP Funding

The House has just voted to cut roughly $4 billion a year from food stamp funding, a program 1 in 7 Americans are now using. The 217-210 vote will call for a 5% spending reduction, and was a victory for conservatives, as Democrats saw the cut as being too high. The cuts will be implemented through drug tests for applicants, …

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