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Déjà Vu! How Nostalgia Is Running The Entertainment World

Nostalgia has been fully capitalized off of; an atmosphere of nostalgia has a capacity to ‘weaken consumers' grasp on their money’. Cultivating past memories and bygone eras promotes a sense of ‘social connectedness’, say the researchers, in which old-fashioned community values and relationships with other people are seen as being more important.
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Concerns About Vaping Grow as Hospitalizations Increase

E-cigarettes, once thought to be a safer alternative to cigarettes and a tool for helping smokers quit, are drawing criticisms after a spike in vaping-related hospitalizations. While most people who use e-cigarettes as their preferred method of nicotine delivery experience little to no detrimental health effects, the consequences of vaping can be serious.
Real Estate Prediction

Drew Scott: From Successful Realtor to Reality TV Star

You may recognize Drew Scott from HGTV’s hit program Property Brothers, where he and his twin brother Jonathan find fixer-uppers for their clients and turn them into the homes of their dreams. But you probably don’t know about the long journey that brought Scott from his childhood home in Vancouver to celebrity realtor status.
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The Political Impact of Recession Fears

Though the economy is still by all accounts quite strong, Democratic presidential hopefuls are already incorporating talks of a recession into their political strategy for 2020.
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Glued To Your Phone? There’s A Reason…

Parental controls have been around for a while now, however, as technology has continued to grow and expand, it seems these restrictive tools have done the opposite. Focusing specifically on the popular brand Apple, in 2018 they released their own feature on all of their phones and tablets that would allow parents or an individual to set limits on how long they spend on their devices or a certain app/program. 
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A Teen Pacifier? How Nicotine Infiltrated A Smoke-Free Generation

According to thetruth.com, one of the most reputable sources for all nicotine and cigarette related statistics, electronic cigarette and vape use has created the same level of addiction and dependence on nicotine as previous generations. The unsettling part of that statistic is the level of addiction is present in a generation that was statistically unlikely to start smoking nicotine products in the first place.
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Solving the Bohr-Einstein Issue of the Moving Hydrogen Atom | Dr. Young Suh Kim

There is no more recognizable name in the history of science and physics than Albert Einstein. Ask any pedestrian on the street in any country, and chances are that they will have heard about the German scientist, often associating him with the title of “genius.” However, many people would be surprised to know that the scientist had somewhat of a tumultuous upbringing. 

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From Real Estate To The Recording Studio: ‘There’s No Better Time than the Present To Start Following Your Dreams’ | Renée Ruth

To quote one of Renee Ruth’s songs “Chasing Butterflies,” “life gets in the way” when bills, family, responsibilities settle in and we feel obligated to pursue a career where we feel secure and financially stable. So many of us don’t know how to take the leap from day to day and pursue our dreams, even when we know it’s exactly what we’ve always wanted to do.

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One Attorney’s Commitment To Making Change In His Community, And Beyond | Adalberto Ruiz

Finding an attorney that’s dedicated to helping your cause while offering their availability at a moment's notice is rare. Adalberto Ruiz of Ruiz Law Firm has dedicated his life to bettering the world through his advocacy work and social justice initiatives. Now, as an attorney, he’s made it his mission to provide the highest quality services to achieve the outcomes that his clients deserve.

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China Foreign Minister Calls International Travel Restrictions For Citizens ‘Unacceptable’

The United States, Canada, France, and Japan are among the countries implementing restrictions for travelers from China due to an ongoing concern over their rise in Covid-19 cases. Nations are asking travelers to provide a negative Covid-19 test before arrival at their destination.
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North Korea Launches 23 Missiles, Crossing Maritime Border with the South

According to the South Korean military, North Korea launched at least 23 missiles to the east and west of the Korean peninsula on Wednesday. It is the highest number of short-range missiles fired by the North in a day, with one missile landing in waters furthest south than ever before.
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Putin Declares Martial Law in Four Annexed Ukrainian Regions

On Wednesday, Russian President Vladimir Putin declared martial law in four regions of Ukraine that Moscow annexed last month in a violation of international law. The order will allow authorities to impose curfews, imprison undocumented immigrants, establish checkpoints, detain people for up to 30 days and enforce other "security" measures.
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North Korea Fires Ballistic Missile Over Japan, South Korea And US Respond 

According to the Japanese Ministry of Defense, North Korea fired a ballistic missile over Japan early on Tuesday morning. South Korea and the US responded by conducting a joint strike package flight and precision bombing drill, South Korea’s Joint Chiefs of Staff told ABC News Tuesday. 

U.S. News

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Hurricane Ian Barrels Toward South Carolina, Leaving Destruction in Its Wake

After pummeling Florida, Hurricane Ian has its sights set on South Carolina. The death toll from Ian, which made landfall as a category four hurricane in Florida, has now risen to 21. Authorities still have to confirm that the deaths were related to the storm.

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7,000 Nurses Go on Strike at Two of NYC’s Largest Hospitals

After a weekend of talks failed to produce agreements for new contracts, more than 7,000 nurses at Mount Sinai Medical Center and Montefiore Medical Center in New York City are going on strike to demand better pay and working conditions.
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Opening Statements Set For Case Against Sayfullo Saipov Over 2017 NYC Bike Path Killings 

Saipov has pleaded not guilty to eight counts of murder, 18 counts of attempted murder, and other terrorism charges. His plea makes him eligible for the death penalty in what is the first federal capital case heard under the Biden Administration. 
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House Passes Election Bill in Response to Jan. 6 Insurrection

The House of Representatives voted to reform the 135-year-old Electoral Count Act Wednesday. The legislative overhaul is to prevent events like the Jan. 6 insurrection from happening again.
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Visa, Mastercard, AmEx To Categorize Gun Purchases Separately

Visa, Mastercard, and American Express will now categorize gun shop purchases separately. The change will help track any suspicious gun sale surge that may predate a mass shooting.

Business News

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How We Can Fight Climate Change One Building at a Time | Jim Newman

There is irrefutable evidence that our planet is undergoing rapid climate change transcending all social, economic, political, and geographical boundaries. The repercussions could be catastrophic if society does not take decisive action. Jim Newman, Managing Partner of Newman Consulting Group, has dedicated his life to helping businesses become more sustainable and resilient to the effects of global warming.

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Goldman Sachs Gearing Up To Lay Off Up To 3,200 Employees This Week 

According to reports from an individual involved in Goldman Sachs, the company will be laying off up to 3,200 employees this week as a means of saving on costs. 
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Twitter CEO Elon Musk Makes Drastic Cuts Within Company: Fires Janitorial Staff 

According to a recent report from The New York Times, Twitter CEO tech billionaire Elon Musk has been making drastic cuts within the company ever since he purchased the platform for $44 billion. 
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Texas Sues Google Over Facial Data Collection

The state of Texas is suing Google for illegally collecting Texans’ facial and voice recognition information without their consent, according to a statement issued by the state attorney general’s office on Thursday.
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Labor Department Proposes Rule To Grant Gig Workers Employee Status

On Tuesday, the Labor Department revealed a new proposal that would make it harder for companies to classify workers as independent contractors instead of employees. This rule would impact the on-demand economy, which includes companies like Uber and Lyft.

Culture News

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Megan Thee Stallion Launches Mental Health Resource Website for Fans

Three-time Grammy-winning rapper Megan Thee Stallion has launched a mental health resources website named “Bad Bitches Have Bad Days Too.” The website lists virtual therapy platforms, external resource directories, nonprofits and crisis helplines.

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France’s Cesar Film Awards Potentially Banning Anyone Being Investigated Of Sex Crimes 

The Cesar Awards, also referred to as the French Oscars and France’s most prestigious film awards, have announced that they are barring anyone being investigated on allegations of sexual misconduct from the ceremony next month. 
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Kim Kardashian Outraged Over Balenciaga Ads Featuring Children Holding Bondage Bears

Kim Kardashian put pressure on fashion brand Balenciaga to take action over their latest controversial ad campaign, which featured children holding teddy bear handbags dressed in what appeared to be bondage gear.
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Taylor Swift Makes History by Taking Over Entire Top 10 US Singles Chart

Taylor Swift became the first artist in history to claim every slot in the top 10 US singles chart after releasing her album "Midnights." She overtakes rapper Drake, who held the previous record of taking over 9 of the top 10 singles in September 2021.
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SNL Faces Backlash After ‘Try Guys’ Cheating Scandal Skit

This weekend's "Saturday Night Live" episode featured a comedy skit about the Try Guys cheating incident. The skit is receiving backlash for minimizing the relationship between a boss and a subordinate as internet drama.

Entertainment News

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Kanye West Wears ‘White Lives Matter’ Shirt at Yeezy Fashion Show

Kanye West donned a shirt bearing “White Lives Matter” on its back at his popup fashion show during Paris Fashion Week. He sent several models, some of whom are Black, with t-shirts sharing the same slogan down the runway at his YZYSZN9 show.

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Jeremy Renner Out Of Surgery And In ICU Following Snow Plow Accident 

Jeremy Renner, actor most recently recognizable from his role as Hawkeye in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, is now out of surgery and has been admitted into the intensive care unit following a snow plowing accident on New Year's Day. 
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Will Smith Opens Up About Chris Rock Oscars Slap on The Daily Show

Will Smith promoted his new historical drama "Emancipation" on "The Daily Show With Trevor Noah" on Monday evening. During the interview, the pair discussed Will Smith's controversial night at the Oscars, where he slapped comedian Chris Rock onstage.
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Stranger Things Final Season Pitch Made Netflix Executives Cry

Fans of Netflix hit series Stranger Things should brace themselves for an emotional final season. The creators of the show and several of its cast members hinted at what viewers should expect from Season 5 during a panel in Los Angeles on Sunday night.
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James Corden Breaks Silence on Restaurant Ban and Makes Things Worse

In an interview with The New York Times to promote his new Prime Video series Mammals, the 44-year-old host of the Late Late Show James Corden finally addressed the comments made by Balthazar owner Keith McNally after he banned Corden from his restaurant.

Health News

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CDC Says Monkeypox Is Unlikely To Be Eradicated Anytime Soon

According to a report published by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, domestic transmission of the monkeypox virus is unlikely to be eliminated anytime soon.

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How To Stay Healthy Against The Flu And Covid-19 This Fall 

According to reports from a Salt Lake City newspaper, doctors are gearing up for a severe flu season in the coming months after Australia’s season just ended. The US often looks at Australia to predict what the states might experience during a typical flu season. 
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US Task Force Recommends All Adults Under 65 Be Screened for Anxiety

The U.S. Preventative Services Task Force recommended that all physicians screen adult patients under 65 for anxiety. The move was motivated by the country’s mental health epidemic in the wake of the pandemic.
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New York Declares State of Emergency After Finding Polio Virus in Wastewater

New York declared a state of emergency Friday after detecting polio virus in Long Island wastewater. The discovery in Nassau County, Long Island, signals a more extensive virus spread within the state’s population.
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Mysterious Disease Plagues Argentina And Claims Third Victim

An unknown form of pneumonia has been found in Argentina and killed three people and sickened at least six other individuals. 

Lifestyle News

TJ Johnson Sleep Science Coach

How a Sleep Science Coach Uses Hypnosis To Help Clients Find Restful Sleep | TJ Johnson

According to the CDC, more than 1 in 3 Americans are sleep-deprived. Sleep deficiency leads to injuries, chronic diseases, mental illnesses, poor quality of life and lost work productivity. And yet, it is rarely addressed adequately in healthcare. Sleep Science Coach TJ Johnson is trying to change that. By using Neurolinguistic Programming, she empowers her clients to approach sleep in a new way.

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How Fragrance And Scents In The Home Can Impact Your Overall Air Quality 

There’s a multitude of fragrance options currently on the market that can make any home smell good and fresh. However, it’s important to understand the potential dramatic impact on our home’s air quality that these scent options can have.
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‘Health In Her Hue’ Platform Helps Black Women Find Supportive Healthcare 

A new platform from co-founders Ashlee Wisdom (CEO) and Eddwina Bright (CPO), Health In Her Hue, helps Black women find culturally sensitive healthcare options tailored to their specific wants and needs from medical professionals. 
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Movie Theater’s Across The Country Celebrate “National Cinema Day” With Cheap Tickets

All across the country, movie tickets are only going to cost $3 for National Cinema Day.
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How To Help Your Pets And Wildlife Stay Cool During The Final Month Of Summer 

Rising temperatures around the world are impacting pets and wildlife greatly this year. Pet owners are doing everything they can to keep their furry friends cool and safe for the remainder of the summer, but it’s important to think about the wildlife animals that are also enduring this heat. 

Real Estate News

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Homebuilder Sentiment Falls for Ninth Consecutive Month

U.S. homebuilder confidence in the housing market dropped to its lowest level since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic. Experts believe the high inflation rate and rising borrowing costs are contributing to first-time homebuyers’ hesitancy to purchase new single-family homes.

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The Profit Potential Behind Investing In Fire-Damaged Homes 

Real estate investors also often have access to resources and organizations that specialize in the art of rehabbing homes for a large return on their initial investment. While any kind of property repair takes a decent amount of time and money, the potential to increase one’s earnings on the investment is possible with the right strategy.
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Mortgage Rates Hit a 20-Year High of 6.92%

According to Freddie Mac, mortgage rates reached a 20-year high last week due to rising interest rates, now at a whopping 6.92%. The Federal Reserve is continuing its aggressive monetary policy to squash surging inflation, sending shockwaves throughout the housing market.
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$34B of US Real Estate May Be Fully or Partially Underwater by 2050

Rising waters due to climate change could engulf $34 billion in US real estate within the next 30 years.
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The Housing Market Is In A Recession And What It Means For Those Looking To Buy A House

Over the last few months, the housing market was at an all time high between high demand, surging prices and low interest rates.

Science News

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STEM Is For Everyone: How One Woman Is Creating New Learning Opportunities For Kids Everywhere | Reagan Flowers

As kids grow older, their interest in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) tends to weaken due to lack of accessibility to resources that can help keep their curiosity growing. Dr. Reagan Flowers made it her personal mission to give minority and impoverished students access to resources so they can begin to obtain complete mastery of STEM by embracing communication and engaging in interactive projects that stimulate curiosity, and help foster interest towards entering these fields.

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Physicists Create ‘Baby Wormhole’ Using Quantum Computer

Physicists announced on Wednesday that they had successfully simulated a pair of black holes and created a "theoretical" wormhole on a quantum computer. The researchers were able to transmit a message through the wormhole without affecting space or time, potentially paving the way for future studies of teleportation.
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Genes That Helped People Survive the Plague Linked to Autoimmune Disorders in Descendants

Scientists have discovered that the same genetic characteristics that helped people survive the bubonic plague more than 700 years ago are now linked to an elevated risk of developing certain autoimmune disorders.
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Ancient Mars May Have Been Teeming With Life

Ancient Mars may have had the right environmental conditions to support a subterranean world filled with microscopic organisms, researchers say. These microbes are known to thrive in extreme conditions on earth.
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New Battery-Free, Wireless Underwater Camera From MIT Engineers Could Help Scientists Further Explore The Ocean 

According to MIT News, researchers at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology have potentially advanced the way that scientists can explore unknown regions of the ocean, track pollution, and/or monitor climate change. 

Sports News

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Miami Dolphins QB Tua Tagovailoa Suffers Concussion Days After Suspected Head Injury

The Miami Dolphins quarterback Tua Tagovailoa suffered a head injury on Thursday during a game against the Cincinnati Bengals and was carried off the field on a stretcher. He had suffered another injury less than a week ago in a game against the Buffalo Bills.

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Buffalo Bills Damar Hamlin Raising Funds For First Responders

Hamlin has announced his plans to raise funds to benefit the first responders and hospital that has aided him in his recovery. Hamlin took to Twitter to announce the sale of T-shirts in which the proceeds will be given to first responders and the UC Trauma Center. 
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Brittney Griner’s Nine Year Sentence Upheld by Russian Court

Brittney Griner, an American basketball player currently serving a nine-year sentence in Russia for drug charges, has had her appeal against the sentence dismissed by a Russian court.
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Warriors’ Draymond Green Fined, Not Suspended, for Punching Jordan Poole

After punching teammate Jordan Poole during practice last week, all-star forward Draymond Green has been fined but will not be suspended by the Golden State Warriors.
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More Plaintiffs Join Lawsuit v. NCAA Claiming Student Athletes Deserve Pay

Former Villanova University football player Ralph “Trey” Johnson sued the N.C.A.A. in November 2019, claiming that college athletes should be considered employees at the schools they play for under the Fair Labor Standards Act.

Technology News

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US and TikTok Draft Deal To Resolve National Security Concerns

The Biden Administration and social media platform TikTok are drafting a deal to resolve concerns over the company’s data policies and its threat to U.S. national security. TikTok is owned by the Chinese company ByteDance.

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US House Of Representatives Banned From Using TikTok On Their Electronic Devices 

The notice stated that the app must be uninstalled from any House mobile device if it’s already installed. This is due to the government's view of TikTok being a “high risk to users due to a number of security risks.” 
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Elon Musk Plans Widescale Layoffs Across Twitter

Shortly after assuming control of Twitter, Elon Musk ordered managers to draft a list of employees to be laid off, according to four people who declined to be identified out of fear of retaliation. The company currently employs around 7,500 people.
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Kanye West To Acquire Right-Wing Social Media Platform Parler

Kanye West is acquiring the conservative social media platform Parler. The purchase comes on the heels of West being locked out of his Twitter account earlier this month after a series of anti-Semitic tweets.
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Apple Releases iOS 16 Update, Twitter Celebrates

Apple released iOS 16 on Monday as a significant software update for iPhone users. Consumers are praising the company for implementing long-awaited requests. The new update comes with a host of new features.

Travel News

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Airlines Commit to Providing Meals and Hotel Rooms After Canceled Flights

Pete Buttigieg, the U.S. Secretary of Transportation, put pressure on major airlines to improve their customer service policies when passengers face flight disruptions.

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Gun Found Stuffed Inside a Raw Chicken at Florida TSA Checkpoint

A Florida air passenger attempted to smuggle a gun onto a flight using a raw chicken on Monday. Transportation Security Administration officers at Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport caught the firearm at one of its checkpoints, wrapped in thin paper packaging inside a Kikiri Quirch brand baking hen. 
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New Study Reveals the Most Annoying Passengers on Flights

According to a study from The Vacationer, American travelers find fellow passengers who kick the seats in front of them or display drunken or disruptive behavior as the most annoying.
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Fall Vacations Increase By 40% As People Search Online For A Getaway

With the summer months coming to a close and the crisp autumn breeze begins to fill the air, people are still looking for that perfect getaway. 
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Domestic Airfare To Drop 40% In Fall Months After Pricey And Demanding Summer Travel

According to Hopper, domestic airfare will drop to $286 in August, down 25% compared to May's airfare and over 10% from July's. Meanwhile, September and October will see drops of about 40% ($238 for a domestic round-trip) from the peak summer months.