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The New York Times Cuts Down on Advertising, Boosts Digital Subscriptions

The New York Times Cuts Down on Advertising, Boosts Digital Subscriptions

People hate getting bombarded with ads on their favorite websites; and people love The New York Times. So it only makes sense that people are getting tired of ads on the digital version of the popular newspaper.  And from... 
Car insurance premiums rise due to new safety gadgets

Car insurance premiums rise due to new safety gadgets

Car insurance rates have risen over the last 10 years by 29.6% averaging $1,548 last year up from $1,194 in 2011. Zebra, an insurance shopping site, published a detailed report, citing the increase outpaced both inflation and... 
Record Online Sales Boost US Holiday Shopping Season

Record Online Sales Boost US Holiday Shopping Season

The holiday season is always rife with shopping deals but this year more Americans stayed home than flocked to the malls as online shopping numbers hit a record high. A recent report from Mastercard, released on Wednesday, shows... 
North America Braces for Potential Potato Shortage

North America Braces for Potential Potato Shortage

Potato processors in the United States are scrambling, this week, to buy up supplies and ship them across the continent all for the sake of French fries.  Apparently an extended and unforgivingly cold and wet winter... 
Social Security benefits will increase by 1.6% cost-of-living raise in 2020

Social Security benefits will increase by 1.6% cost-of-living raise in 2020

COLA for Social Security recipients is back or will be in 2020! The Cost-of-living adjustment or better known as COLA will be a 1.6% increase for 68 million Americans who currently rely on Social Security, it was announce by the... 
Walmart and Kroger ask customers to refrain from carrying guns into their stores

Walmart and Kroger ask customers to refrain from carrying guns into their stores

Walmart and Kroger separately announced on Tuesday, Sept. 3, 2019 that they are requesting their customers to not openly carry their guns into their stores. However they will allow customers with concealed gun permits. Plans are... 
Switzerland, a survey says, is the best country in the world to live and work

Switzerland, a survey says, is the best country in the world to live and work

A survey done by the Hong kong and Shanghai Banking Corporation (HSBC) Expat has listed Switzerland as the best country in the world to live and work. Switzerland beat out Singapore this year which has held the title for the... 
$25 Million Philanthropic Donation for VA Patients

$25 Million Philanthropic Donation for VA Patients

The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) will be providing VA patients with precision medicine through a partnership with a private donation from South Dakota philanthropist T. Denny Sanford and a matching amount from Sanford Health... 
Apple Will Be Releasing A Foldable iPhone Sooner Than Later

Apple Will Be Releasing A Foldable iPhone Sooner Than Later

The big talk tech-wise in 2019 is the definite development of a foldable smartphone by the following companies: Samsung, Motorola, LG, Huawei, or ZTE and now Apple is jumping into the pool.   Apple, Motorola , Samsung,... 
Are Private Contractors for Airport Security Screenings the Future?

Are Private Contractors for Airport Security Screenings the Future?

During the partial shutdown of the Federal government, security screeners at 22 airports across the country were on the job and getting paid because they were being manned by private contractors to handle security screening rather... 
Earth’s Most Important Glacier Has a Gaping Cavity

Earth’s Most Important Glacier Has a Gaping Cavity

Of all the ice in all the planet’s oceans, there is one glacier that is more important than all the others.  This is the Thwaites Glacier and it is the largest outflow channel for the delicate West Antarctic Ice Sheet.  Unfortunately,... 
Archaeological Discovery of Rare Blue Pigment in Medieval Skeleton Suggests New Anthropological Data

Archaeological Discovery of Rare Blue Pigment in Medieval Skeleton Suggests New Anthropological Data

Scientists who were recently studying the teeth of medieval skeletons had hoped to learn a little more about the diets of the Middle Ages. Through examination of the teeth and jaw of one woman, however, they found something... 
Net’s Founding Father Dr Larry Roberts Dies Aged 81

Net’s Founding Father Dr Larry Roberts Dies Aged 81

The original computer was invented to do repetitive calculations quickly and accurately. Later it became a device to not only do calculations but also store information and save space and the first internet was created to transmit... 
Chinese Create 195 Gigapixel Resolution Photo

Chinese Create 195 Gigapixel Resolution Photo

I tried it! I clicked on the “Try the zoom feature here” and it was phenomenal! The photo, taken from the top of the Oriental Pearl Tower in Shanghai was taken thousands of meters away from ground level. What seemed like just a...