Does an apartment or rental house best fit your lifestyle?
Because renting is a common lifestyle choice for many, it’s important to consider what’s most critical for you — whether a sense of community, more green space, larger living areas or easy access to shopping and restaurants — and factor these items in before signing the lease.washingtonpost.com
Facebook will let users control more of what they see rather than forcing them to rely on algorithms
Facebook is introducing a feature that will make it easier for users to choose what content shows up in their News Feed. The feature will roll out to Android users on Wednesday, and it will become available to iOS users "in the coming weeks," Facebook said. The new feature was announced in a 5,000-word essay published by Nick Clegg, Facebook vice president of global affairs and communications. Facebook also plans to introduce more ways for users to understand why content is showing up in their feed. In 2020, Facebook introduced hubs to provide users with accurate information regarding Covid-19, the 2020 U.S. election and climate change.cnbc.com
PayPal gets into crypto with new features for trading and shopping
By early 2021, the company also plans to let customers use crypto to shop with its network of 26 million retailers. Shares of PayPal climbed over 3% in early New York trading. Central banks around the world have been exploring the idea of issuing their own digital currencies. Seven of the world's top central banks — including the Federal Reserve and European Central Bank — recently set out a framework for how such a system could work. Meanwhile, the People's Bank of China has been forging ahead with trials for its own proposed digital currency.cnbc.com
Here’s how the top tax preparation softwares stack up against each other
The clock’s winding down on the extended tax season, and for those who might have procrastinated, we’re here to fill you in on your options, so you can decide for yourself which tax preparation service is best for you. With the help of Consumers Advocate, we’ve provided a comprehensive list for you. Click on the following company names to learn more about how the services they provide stack up: Jackson Hewitt | TaxPoint | Taxbrain | OnePriceTaxes.
Would you know what to do during a tornado? We have tips
As mid-May arrives, tornado season begins to reach its peak, proving to be a big threat, and nearly every state in the United States can experience a tornado. Having said that, do you know the safest things you can do for you and your family should a tornado strike near your home? Because of that, it’s smart to consider what room may be safest for you, in the event of a tornado. Mobile homes are simply not designed to withstand a tornado or strong winds in severe storms. [WATCH: When you see a tornado while driving, here’s what to do]The time to find shelter is when you are under a tornado warning, so while all of this is helpful information, the best thing you can do is know the signs before a tornado hits.
Coronavirus won’t stop South Florida choir from performing beautiful music.
PALMETTO BAY, Fla. – In a time where meetings, gatherings, and practices are being canceled due to the coronavirus, a South Florida choir is using technology to bring a little joy to the world. The Children’s Voice Chorus is a non-profit organization whose mission is to inspire change in youth through music and education. By using a little editing magic, the group created a “virtual choir” to perform “Bridge Over Troubled Water” by Simon and Garfunkel. Children's Voice Choir backs up Yolanda Adams at Super Bowl LIV (WPLG)The group recently had the opportunity to perform at Super Bowl LIV, singing backup to Yolanda Adams. I wholeheartedly believe in what music education can do to change someone’s life,” says The Children’s Voice Chorus founder, Jamie Sutta.
Feeling restless? This workout was made for anyone who’s got some energy (or stress) to burn
Finding the time to get a workout right now is either much easier or much harder. 20 burpees -- From a standing position, place your hands on the floor between your feet, jump your feet back to a full plank, do a pushup, hop back up on your feet and jump up. Jump rope or high knees -- Instead of counting reps here, you can set a timer. Try one complete minute of jumping rope or high knees for each set. Check these out for a quick demonstration: Hip thrusts | burpees | sumo squats | high knees | skater lunges | dips.
Increase in alcohol-related deaths over past 2 decades in U.S. is jarring
To look at the numbers of alcohol-related deaths in the United States over the past 18 years, it can be quite jarring -- and that number is increasing at an alarming rate, experts say. Of the deaths associated with alcohol between 1999 and 2017, there was an increase in the rate of death of women by 85%, as compared to men at 35%. Experts will diagnose someone with AUD once a drinking problem becomes severe. MedicationsThere are now currently three medications in the United States that have been approved and can help people stop or reduce their drinking and prevent relapse. Click here to learn more about alcohol’s effect on the United States.
In an especially active hurricane season, could we run out of names?
After all the years of recorded named storms, one has to wonder: What happens when we run out of names? “The World Meteorological Organization came up with a six-year rotating list of names for hurricanes,” Gross said. Now we arrive at our initial question: What happens when we run out of names? So, let’s say we have a storm named Walter. The first and last instance in which the Greek alphabet was needed was in 2005, during the busiest hurricane season on record, when there were 28 named storms.