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The hidden dangers of oversharing on social media

Locking doors and windows and leaving a light on used to deter criminals from breaking into homes when you were away on vacation, but our obsession with sharing photos and experiences in real time on social media has created a whole new security risk for travelers. According to Mercury Insurance, burglaries involving social media have become all too common these days.“Instead of looking for physical signs that a home is unoccupied, burglars can simply scan Instagram posts, monitor Twitter feeds and check Facebook for signs that someone isn’t home. Posted photos can also show them exactly what to look for when they break in,” says Mercury Insurance Vice President of Claims ... [[READ MORE]]

Humans' intimacy with technology: Are we all becoming cyborgs?

Do you think you could live without your mobile phone? What about the navigation and backup camera in your car? Could you drive as well without them? Could you get by without your smartwatch reminding you how often to get up from your desk to keep healthy or weather conditions for the day so you know how to dress?Our obsession with technology and the information it delivers daily has progressed beyond the point of external mobile phones and smartwatches to implanted heart monitors and Fitbits. At one time, consumers were too paranoid to enter their Social Security or credit card number online, but now, they are willing to implant sensors and other wearable technologies into their bodies. In ... [[READ MORE]]

Vast majority of Americans lose sleep to binge-watch TV

November 11, 2019

A new survey from the American Academy of Sleep Medicine (AASM) found that 88% of U.S. adults admitted to losing sleep ...

5 carbon monoxide safety tips

November 8, 2019

Along with the cold temperatures, snow and ice, winter also brings unpredictable dangers, including the threat of carbo ...

How to choose tires that are better for the environment

November 6, 2019

Did you know tires could be green?Tires can help keep the planet a bit greener, when they’re built and used with ...

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