Amazon Announces Prime Discount for Welfare Recipients




By J. A. Awadalla

I was really surprised when I saw this in my news feed  the other day, but apparently you can get Amazon Prime at a discount if you’re on government assistance in the United States. According to Reuters, this is another move Amazon is making to directly compete with Walmart. Rather than the $10.99 per month most people would pay, those on government assistance would pay $5.99 a month instead, which is pretty nice.

But it got me thinking: how would it benefit people who are barely getting by?

I’ve never had Amazon Prime, so I decided to take a look at what its benefits are. I already knew about a few, like expedited shipping and the option to get deliveries by drone, but beyond that, I had no idea what Prime even offered. So I decided to take a look and see what the hype is all about.

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Useful Advice for the Last 10 Days of Ramadan


By J. A. Awadalla and A. Awadalla

Narrated by At-Tabarani:

The Prophet ﷺ said, “Ramadan has come to you. (It is) a month of blessing, in which Allah the Almighty covers you with blessings, for He sends down mercy, decreases sins, and answers prayers… In it, Allah looks at your competition (in good deeds), and boasts about you to His angels. So show Allah goodness from yourselves.”

The last 10 days of Ramadan are crucial in Islam, particularly because of Laylat al Qadr. Allah the Almighty releases people from Hell every day in the month of Ramadan, especially in the last 10 days of Ramadan and during Laylat al Qadr.

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Lose It! vs. MyFitnessPal



Losing weight is easily one the biggest struggles anyone can undertake, no matter what weight they started at. A lot of the time, you don’t have any direction as to what you should and shouldn’t avoid, unless you see a registered dietician. Most people don’t, however — and it’s likely because their health insurance doesn’t cover visits to a dietician in the first place. They’re seen as less important than, say, an oncologist or a cardiologist.

While I’m certainly not suggesting that these two apps could replace a medical professional in any capacity, they can give you a nudge in the right direction. Lose It! and MyFitnessPal are two of the biggest weight loss apps in the business, and for many good reasons. Both apps are also quite distinct from one another, however.

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Welcome to Coffee Scrawls!

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Welcome to Coffee Scrawls! This is just a chill little blog offering random thoughts, neat advice and the occasional bit of clean humor. After all, the world is already full of people who have something to complain about. What’s the use of adding another complaint blog?

This blog isn’t too serious, so there’s no set update schedule. (That’s what killed my other blogs.) I’ll post from time to time when I think of something useful or funny to talk about. I recommend you kick back, relax, and enjoy my blog with a cup of coffee.