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Lumber Liquidators to pay $36M to settle lawsuits over toxic flooring

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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 →

How to shoot the best video on your smartphone

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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 →

Public service announcement

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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.

Permanently delete files from any device

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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 →

So you want a manual transmission?

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!

5 ways Trump mentally tortures us now

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“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 →

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