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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]]

When to introduce tech to children

If you’re a parent with a smartphone or tablet, it didn’t take long before your little one first reached for your shiny device. If only their fingers weren’t covered in slobber at the time, you may have been more willing to hand it over. The good news is that saliva is easy to wipe off! S’mores? Not so much.To your surprise — and theirs — learning how to swipe and tap objects to make them move on the screen came quickly and naturally. Oftentimes the challenge soon becomes how to keep their hands off the device. It’s perfectly acceptable, even beneficial, for young children to have these interactions with technology ... but only with appropriate pare ... [[READ MORE]]

Pro tips for healthy, glowing, post-quarantine skin

June 9, 2021

Your approach to skincare has likely changed over the last year as you've faced social distancing and a remote lifestyl ...

How Artificial Intelligence Can Improve the Accuracy of Your Mammogram

June 7, 2021

If concerns about COVID-19 exposure caused you to postpone routine health screenings such as mammograms over the past y ...

After years of research, a new blood test now screens for over 50 cancers

June 5, 2021

In 2021, an estimated 1.9 million people will be diagnosed with cancer in the United States, according to the National ...

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