It's no secret that life is very different this year. The pandemic has shut down businesses, gatherings, schools, and more, and the celebration of Independence Day is no exception. Typically, the holiday is celebrated with massive fireworks displays, parades, grill outs, street dances, family get-togethers, all the fun stuff. This year, however, many don't feel like celebrating. A survey was done by Wallet Hub to determine just how big of an impact Coronavirus has on people and the results are, if I'm honest, depressing.

  • Americans feel restricted. Around 82% of Americans feel less free this year than last year.
  • Only 25% of Americans' summer plans were kept, while 37% were postponed and 38% were canceled. And 74% will not travel.
  • Patriotism declining. Almost 1 in 3 Americans feel less patriotic this year.
  • Over 78% of people will spend less money this 4th of July compared to last year.

To read the entire survey, click here. Me on the other hand, I'm switching gears to something a little more positive - food! Everyone loves food. Did you see that Kellogg's is releasing a new cereal line called Mashups? They are mixing some of their most famous brands including Frosted Flakes and Fruit Loops. YUM! Also, Buffalo Wild Wings is testing out drone delivery in Alabama. I hope the drones look like their logo - that would be SO cool.

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