People in public health hate H3N2 flu seasons, like the one gripping most of North America right now. So do folks who work in hospitals and in the care facilities that look after the elderly. To put it flatly, H3N2 is the problem child of seasonal flu. It causes more deaths than the other influenza A… Continue Reading →
Lumber Liquidators has agreed to pay $36 million to settle two class-action lawsuits that accused the company of selling flooring with dangerous levels of toxins between 2009 and mid-2015. The largest specialty retailer of hardwood flooring in North America was taken to task during a 60 Minutes expose in 2015 for selling Chinese-manufactured laminate flooring that contained close to 20 times the amount of formaldehyde allowable by law. Continue Reading →
Release your inner Spielberg. Lights, camera, phone. lifesimply.rocks/Unsplash We all wield the miniature computers in our pockets to shoot endless photos…but what about video? While many of us do capture clips—spurred by improving camera quality, increased storage capacity, and the rise of “stories” formats on platforms like Snapchat and Instagram—the quality of these videos still tends… Continue Reading →
This is the optimal week to get a flu shot. Your insurance probably covers it, and you can go to any local chain drugstore.
I’ve gotten a flu shot every year since that time about 15 years ago the flu turned into bronchitis, and then to pneumonia. God, did that suck. I couldn’t work for a month, and I was so, so sick. Plus, I hated that freaky crackling noise your lungs make when they’re under water. I never want to go through that again.
So I’m motivated. You may not be. But if you are someone who doesn’t have a problem with flu shots, go get it soon. I’ve already heard of three cases of flu in the past month, and it sounds like a bad one.
Earlier today the news broke that Equifax had been hacked and data belonging to 143 million people was stolen, beginning on July 29th of this year. Not just any data, either. According to the Equifax release, Social Security numbers, drivers license numbers, and dates of birth were among the data grabbed. Nearly 200,000 credit card numbers… Continue Reading →
Send your trash beyond the point of no return. Make sure your files have well and truly disappeared. David Nield/Popular Science When you delete a file from your computer, it doesn’t simply disappear from existence—at least, not right away. Even if you immediately empty the Recycle Bin or Trash folder, all your deletion does is earmark… Continue Reading →
Almost 6 months ago, media sources were speculating on the prices of Tesla’s solar roofing tiles – and now, the numbers are in. In contrast to the original price tag of $24.50 per square foot that was previously estimated by Consumer Reports, Tesla announced in May that the tiles would be $21.85 – roughly 20% less… Continue Reading →
Just looking through the social media this morning and a friend posted this article. It is a guide to car models that a manual transmission is available.
I used to drive manual transmission exclusively. Then, when I was in sales in Downtown Atlanta, I bought a car with an automatic. It was nice not having to change gears in traffic.
There are some pretty sporty models. So, for you stick shift fans, here you go!
“I had more people crying in my office the day after the election than honestly I’ve had since the day after 9/11,” Dan Hartman, a Philadelphia-based psychiatrist, told Philly.com about his patients’ reactions to Donald Trump becoming president. Four months in, the wounds are still fresh, and the Trump administration, with its trampling of rights, unending… Continue Reading →
Turn your clocks ahead one hour!