Has my data been breached in 2024?

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Data breaches are on track for a record year in 2024 as cybercriminals increasingly hunt for valuable information.

On average, a data breach exposing sensitive information, such as Social Security numbers, has around 172,000 victims, according to a ConsumerAffairs analysis of the Identity Theft Resource Center's database from 2018 to the ...Read more

Could you transform your yard into a flourishing wildlife haven?

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Four years ago, Melody Murray started noticing these cute signs in her Portland, Oregon, neighborhood of Sullivan's Gulch. Posted in residents' front yards, the signs read: "Certified Backyard Habitat" with a drawing of a black, red and white spotted towhee sitting on a leafy branch. 

"I didn't know what they were for," says the Ohio native...Read more

Working from home: Better or worse for mental health?

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It's the continuous debate that plays out week after week on LinkedIn. When companies call employees back to the office, a certain percentage of them quit or express unhappiness after working remotely and successfully for an extended period. Then there is the hybrid debate. Is hybrid once or twice a week? Four times a week can be called hybrid,...Read more

Preschool is popular, and more school districts are adding it

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Two best friends sat at a small wooden table planning a party on the phone. Would they have cake or cupcakes? Both, they decided.

But the dessert, like the party, was pretend. The girls were 4 years old, the table was knee-high, and the phones were red plastic. The girls sometimes held them up to their ears and other times gleefully spun ...Read more

Which generations are the most and least obsessed with electric cars?

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Some people love electric cars. Others just can't adjust to plugging a vehicle into an outlet, and the idea of running out of battery in the middle of nowhere creates anxiety.

Way.com's data-driven friends at Statista wanted to understand the generations-old love of EVs and hybrids. They asked over 8,000 people across the country whether ...Read more

This ain't just Texas: More states want power to wage 'war' on migrants

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Close to 200 National Guard soldiers and state police officers from Iowa, Indiana and Nebraska are preparing to deploy to the southern border in Texas, as a bitter partisan battle over immigration enforcement roils, and as the border itself becomes increasingly militarized. According to Newsweek, at least 14 states have sent soldiers since 2021...Read more

AI at work: The impact of artificial intelligence in the workplace

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With the rapid adoption of artificial intelligence (AI) in the workplace, Spokeo wanted to understand how professionals feel about utilizing this technology. Are they using AI in their current role? Do they think it will impact their industry? And do they have any concerns about it?

Surveying 1,027 respondents active in the workplace ...Read more

Inside the 2024 Summer Olympics: What to see, where to stay and more

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The 2024 Summer Olympics will take place in Paris from July 26 to Aug. 11. It marks the city's third time hosting the Summer Olympics after previously hosting them in 1900 and 1924. So, of course, a huge chunk of the Olympic events will be held in Paris. Neighboring cities like Saint-Denis, Le Bourget, Nanterre, Versailles, and Vaires-sur-Marne...Read more

How much cash can a $300,000 annuity generate for me each month?

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Imagine having a reliable source of income you can count on throughout your retirement. That's the promise of an annuity. These insurance products have been designed to turn your savings into a steady stream of monthly payments. They guarantee peace of mind and financial security in your golden years. 

Benzinga reports that annuities come ...Read more

New homes: Which U.S. cities are adding most to housing supply?

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The Consumer Price Index clocks inflation between spring 2019 and spring 2024 at 22.9%. But Zillow home sale data demonstrates a particularly swift hike in home prices during this time, with the average home sale increasing by 49.4% in the same window. Housing costs are often the largest budget item for Americans and this could make home ...Read more

Hybrid learning, AI are vital to prospective MBA students

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Artificial intelligence (AI) is again at the top of prospective students' lists for the most important topics in their master of business administration (MBA) curriculum, according to a new report.

A growing number of business schools are embracing artificial intelligence in their MBA curriculum. That all-in attitude toward AI reflects ...Read more

Remote workers feel less engaged at work. Here's how to fix that.

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Employee engagement is at an 11-year-low, according to the latest data from Gallup.

At the end of 2023, just 1 in 3 American employees reported being highly engaged. That number dropped by 3% of the total workforce in the first quarter of 2024, representing 4.8 million more workers joining the ranks of the disengaged.


While the rise...Read more

5 simple tips to ensure your outdoor party goes off without a hitch

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It's that time of the year again. As the seasons transition and temperatures rise, outdoor party season emerges with an irresistible allure, beckoning people to embrace the atmosphere of al fresco celebrations. There's something about gathering beneath the open sky, surrounded by friends and loved ones that simply can't be replicated indoors.

...Read more

10 ingredients that got considerably more expensive for restaurants this year

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Everyone has felt the pain of inflation at the grocery store. For restaurant owners, whose bottom line is directly impacted by food costs and diners eager to order out—rapid cost increases can spell disaster. While people are still eating out, with fast-casual dining and coffee shop patronage up in 2023, visits to sit-down restaurants dropped...Read more

These 10 countries send the most cars to the US

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As one of the most car-dependent societies on the globe, it's no surprise that Americans have a massive appetite for imported vehicles. The United States is the largest car importer in the world, bringing in more than $234 billion in passenger vehicles in 2023, according to Census Bureau data.

Close to half of car imports (by value) came ...Read more

5 common nutritional deficiencies that could be affecting your day-to-day life

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Although food is abundant in the United States, many people still don't get enough of the right nutrients. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, only 12.3% and 10% of adults met the recommended fruit and vegetable intake in 2019, leading to a lack of nutrients that can help boost their immunity and prevent severe ...Read more

The vast majority of American adults own a smartphone. Here's how that compares to the rest of the world.

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Once a novelty, there's hardly an aspect of modern life that hasn't been touched in some way by cellphones.  With the advent of smartphones, people are doing much more than making calls, managing their calendars and email, and racking up points collecting colored gems.

The high-tech computing abilities—100,000 times more processing power ...Read more

How rising grocery prices affect food insecurity in major metros

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Even prior to the public health and economic disruptions wrought by the COVID-19 pandemic, roughly 1 in 10 American households was experiencing food insecurity. Now with grocery store prices continuing to surge in the aftermath, some metros are seeing more success in lowering insecurity than others.

After relatively flat prices for most of ...Read more

Kids are losing Medicaid coverage at high rates in these 10 states. Here's how to fix it.

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Half of U.S. children depend on government programs for health care, and in some states, they're beginning to lose that coverage at rates that have concerned the federal government.

Foothold Technology analyzed data from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services and state health departments collected by the Georgetown University Center ...Read more

Teenagers are getting mental health advice from TikTok

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"I was dating someone last year and forgot they existed while we were dating," @saranne_wrap proclaimed on TikTok. The influencer explained she was surprised to hear from her love interest when they texted her after a few days of silence and reasoned that because she had ADHD, she lacked "object permanence." Thus, she could not remember the ...Read more



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