Louisville Business Amidst the Pandemic


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In March 2020, businesses were hit hard with the spread of covid 19, while chain businesses like Walmart or Target were hit, he ones that were affected the most were the small restaurant and retail businesses. In the first year of the pandemic, it is estimated that 200,000 business permanently closed around the U.S. in 2020. In Louisville, as of December 9th, 2020, small businesses overall revenue was down 26% during the pandemic. With so few people willing to break quarantine and risk their lives for something as simple as clothes, it is no wonder why small businesses are suffering as much as they are.

From March 1st to July 10th, 2020, over 300 businesses in Louisville permanently closed their doors. Throughout this time, local business owners struggled to keep their doors open. The following businesses stayed open and are somewhere you might like to…

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Battle of the Burgers


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Louisville is known for its variety of authentic food ranging from Italian to Cuban to Korean and everything in between. You are always bound to find something you like around the city. The only problem is that there are so many choices. To narrow down one of the popular options for you, here are three of the best burger restaurants. The burgers from each place are ranked from favorite to least favorite. Here is a little glimpse into what each of these Louisville native resturants have to offer.

#1 80/20 at Kaelin’s

1801 Newburg Rd, Louisville, KY 40205

Located off of Newburg Road in Louisville, 80/20 at Kaelin’s is a relatively new, revamped burger restaurant and ice cream bar. You are welcomed in by a large burger mural plastered across the front of the building. The staff seats right away and are very professional which pairs nicely with the excellent…

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Can Nutrition Make You A Better Athlete?


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​A lot more goes into sports nutrition than just counting calories and exercising, as one might think. Weight is not really what matters in the health of an athlete as it is what constitutes their weight. To keep an athlete healthy and in top-notch shape, they need to maintain a high muscle percentage and low fat. It is up to a nutritionist and the particular athlete to find the perfect combination to maintain how the player carries their weight when it comes to a diet.

          ​To build muscle, the player must consume a high level of protein. An athlete actually needs up to double the protein as a non-athlete. It is also important for the athlete to focus on eating the protein at the right times of the day. It is very important for athletes to eat high-quality protein within two hours after exercising to enhance muscle repair and growth…

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Jay Bruce Retires from Baseball

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Jay Bruce announced today that he will be retiring effective immediately. The hard-hitting slugger played 14 season in Major League Baseball and was known for slamming homeruns when it mattered most. Of those 14 season, he spent 8 with the Cincinnati Reds and the rest on various teams including: the New York Mets, Cleveland Indians, Seattle Mariners, Philadelphia Phillies, and New York Yankees.

Bruce with the Reds in 2008.

Bruce grew up in Beaumont, Texas and had played both baseball and football. Many saw early on that he was a special baseball player. In fear of him getting injured and ending his baseball career, his mother refused to let him play higher-level football.

He earned a scholarship to play at Tulane in New Orleans but decided to skip college and get drafted. The Reds picked him up with the 12th overall pick in 2005. He spent some years in the…

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COVID-Friendly Summer To-Do List

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As the semester comes to an end and the weather gets warmer, summer consumes everyone’s minds. This will be our second summer in this new COVID adapted world, which means we’re always on the hunt for fun, yet socially distanced summer fun! Each of these suggestions follows the CDC’s current and ongoing regulations surrounding Covid-19 providing us with a hint of normalcy.

Trip to the Mountains with Your BFFs

Throughout this pandemic, traveling has been discouraged with hopes to decrease and isolate the spread of Covid-19. Just recently, the CDC has declared a mandate stating that if you are fully vaccinated, you are cleared to safely travel within the United States. “Safely” constitutes that you are socially distancing, wearing your mask in public places, as well as self-monitor for symptoms. Click here to read the full CDC mandate. With this in mind, what’s stopping you and your best friends from…

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Tips for Finals

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As the end of the semester closes in, students are wrapping their classroom duties and preparing for final exams in each of their classes. This can be a very stressful time for everyone, but hopefully, with a few of these tips, the anxiety can be better managed.

Study Plan

Firstly, make sure to create a detailed, yet attainable study schedule. Understanding your finals layout and what your professors expect of you can aid in creating the most effective study plan for the end of the semester. Decipher which classes need to be handled first and take priority over your time. Make sure you keep a reasonable (and sane!) mind throughout this process by giving yourself study breaks intertwined into your sessions. Take a few laps around the library or grab lunch with your friends; anything to keep your mind and body awake and ready to go!

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Summer Fashion 2021

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What are the hot looks this summer?

The first trending style this summer are bra/halter tops! Versatile, also super cute and fun, so many brands are coming out with these kinds of style top. Also, without having to spend extra you can wrap a scarf around you to recreate the first look. And to create the second all you need is a solid bra top and throw a nice jacket over top and there you have it, chic in the 21st century.

Next are side cutouts on blouses and dresses. Many brands are incorporating this small detail on their styles to give an added flare. This can be worn in a formal setting as well as more casual and for its versatility you’ll be seeing this style everywhere this summer!

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Go Eat at Kaelin’s!

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80/20 at Kaelin’s is a happening burger joint on Newburg Road in Louisville Kentucky. Carl and Margaret Kaelin opened Kaelin’s as a family friendly restaurant in the Highlands in 1934. They have even been dubbed the “birthplace of the cheeseburger” as their original burger is still on their menu and still a hit!

Kaelin’s offers a good variety of different burgers, all with the famous 80/20 beef to fat ratio, that is except for their vegetarian options. They also have a variety of enticing appetizers to choose from, and if you’re not in a burger mood they serve other dishes including fried chicken, ribs, and even a fish sandwich!

Another thing that makes Kaelin’s so unique and special is that they also serve ice cream and malts all made in house!

80/20 KAELIN'S, Louisville - Menu, Prices & Restaurant Reviews - Order  Online Food Delivery - Tripadvisor

Be sure to stop by Kaelin’s sometime if you are in the Louisville area and are in the mood…

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How to Start Using a Credit Card in 2021


It’s a simple question, but one that you absolutely need to get right. Let’s start with the basics. Here’s an adapted summary of credit cards from Investopedia:

A credit card allows cardholders to borrow money from a financial institution with the condition that the borrowed amount, plus applicable interest or fees, is paid back in a specified time frame.

Interest and fees sound scary; the good news is that they are largely avoidable. With most credit cards, the only time you need to pay interest is when you carry a balance. This means that you borrowed money and did not pay it back within the specified time frame (usually a month). So how can you avoid this?

  1. Don’t spend money that you don’t have.
  2. Do everything you can to not carry a balance.

Here’s why:

If you spend money that you don’t have, you’re more likely to carry a balance…

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Finals Tips and Tricks

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With finals right around the corner, every student could benefit from some pointers on how to better prepare for these exams, papers, and projects. Here are four that are found to be the most effective and efficient.


The first and perhaps the most crucial step in preparing for finals it to get yourself organized and gather a game plan. It is best to color code each class and include key information along with it. Some of the information that is helpful to include is when the test or paper is due, what score you need to receive in order to keep or get a good grade, how much time you need to spend studying on each subject, and which methods are most effective for that specific class. This helps keep your time, methods, and information organized in the weeks leading up to finals.

Be present

It is important to…

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