• COMPUTERS
    LOUISIANA GOVERNMENT COMPUTERS KNOCKED OUT AFTER RANSOMWARE ATTACK

    (Reuters) – Louisiana state government computers were knocked out following a ransomware attack, the governor said on Monday, as results from the close gubernatorial election in the southern state await certification. Many state agencies had their servers taken down in response to the attack, Governor John Bel Edwards said in a series of messages posted […]

  • COMPUTERS
    Apple Mac Pro computers across Hollywood were mysteriously crashing, and it turned out a Google Chrome update was the culprit

    A mysterious wave of crashing Apple Mac Pro computers affected several film and TV editors in Los Angeles on Monday, and it was initially thought that video editing software Avid was to blame, according to Variety. Indeed, the crashing Macs appeared to be localized in Los Angeles, and those reporting the crashes commonly run the Avid […]

  • CLOTHING
    The Best Ethical Clothing Brands Out There

    Vegan clothing—it’s a hot topic, but what does it even mean? Basically: Vegan clothing enthusiasts don’t wear any kind of clothing items that contain leather or animal skin, wool or animal hair, or fur, down, silk, or any other material that comes from or is tested on animals. A more comprehensive what-to-look-for list in on PETA’s website, but cotton, polyester, […]

  • HOME & GARDEN
    How to humanely keep wildlife out of the garden

    Some types of catnip can deter backyard visitors like deer, but the neighbor’s cat is sure to want to hang out, too. As with many things, in the garden, you pick your battles. (Illustration: Bill Kersey) You’ve no doubt heard the saying “she wouldn’t harm a fly.” It’s a phrase that could easily be applied […]

  • CLOTHING
    How Ivanka Trump Makes Money by Simply Picking Out Her Clothes Each Day

    A year into Donald Trump’s presidency, the ethical challenges of having a businessman president have come into focus. But beyond trips to Mar-a-Lago and dignitaries booking Trump’s Washington, D.C. hotel, photos of Ivanka Trump posted to Twitter and Instagram show the unintended consequences public servants entangled with their private businesses. That’s because most of what Ivanka Trump wears are her […]

  • COUPONS
    Woman wipes out $20K debt with help from coupons

    olumbia, SC (WLTX) – Frances Rodgers spends hours searching for ways to slash prices at the grocery store. On average she’ll save about $700 each month. “Every girl is a diva, so I’m the Coupon Diva,” she said. “My grandmother started me couponing when I was a little girl. When she walked in the grocery store […]

  • HOME & GARDEN
    Check out our Home and Garden page!

    Find stories in Thursday’s print edition offering five simple tips for making your home safer to prevent falls and ideas for fast-growing vegetables if you still want to get a little gardening done before it gets too cold. You’ll also find ads for local businesses offering everything from tree trimming and roofing services to mattresses. […]

  • COMPUTERS
    DARPA project aims to make modular computers out of ‘chiplets’

    The Defense Department’s research arm has officially kicked off its effort to create a modular computing framework, with pieces pulled from a mix-‘n-match set of “chiplets.” Producing something this weird will take a village, the agency suggested — in fact, “an enormous village rife with innovators.” DARPA did always have a way with words. The program, […]

  • COUPONS
    Thrifty thieves spotted stealing coupons out of newspapers

    A band of thieves went coupon-clipping — swiping bundles of newspapers from stores around Staten Island and then taking the discount vouchers out of them, police said Tuesday. The group of men first removed numerous copies of the Staten Island Advance — totaling $2,600 — from various businesses in the Todt Hill area between 2:15 […]

  • NEWS
    Can the Headspace App Teach You How to Meditate and Be Less Stressed Out?

    HIGHLIGHTS Headspace is a mindfulness app that teaches meditation The app is free but most lessons require a subscription It has a great design, and is very encouraging to newcomers Our world is increasingly becoming digital. We spend most of our time staring at screens, knowing full well that this affects sleep. Stress and insomnia are […]