LEXINGTON, Ky. (FOX 56) – Here are five things to know before you go to bed Jan. 18, 2022.

Free COVID-19 tests at home

Americans can now order their at-home COVID-19 test kits, from a new white house website.

Covidtests.gov is up and running, and taking orders one day earlier than expected. Orders are limited to four tests kits per household. The kits are free and should be shipped within seven to 12 days of ordering.

Preventing wild-fires

The U.S. government will try to prevent future catastrophic wildfires by thinning out the country’s forests.

The Biden Administration’s plan will thin forests around hotspots where nature and neighborhoods meet.
The White House said its $50-billion plan will use controlled fires and logging to reduce vegetation that acts as tinder in those high-risk areas.

Vegan, vegetarian children

If you’re debating whether or not to raise your child as a vegan or vegetarian experts have some suggestions.

Despite how helpful these diets can be for adults, dieticians said it is important to include all necessary nutrients in developing bodies.

They said plant-based foods tend to be lower in calories while vegan foods tend to have fewer proteins and other vitamins.

Late-night snacks

A new poll of 2,000 adults reveals Americans are overindulging in unhealthy snacking, particularly at night.

Six in ten surveyed said they sacrifice taste over nutritional value when it comes to picking a snack. The average person who was polled admitted to eating unhealthy snacks at least three nights per week.

Bruce Springsteen

According to rolling stone, Bruce Springsteen made more than $590 million in 2021, making him the year’s highest-paid musician.

The “Born to run” singer made most of his money through a deal he struck with Sony music, which purchased his music catalog for a whopping $550-million.