ISSUE 812 • May. 20 - May 27 / 2013
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You are your Facebook account. Public or private, its contents define you in a professional, commercial and social nature. Your photos are keepsakes, and personal messages can be confidential exchanges. Either way, it's an identity you want to protect.
SEE ALSO: How Facebook Updates Would Look in Real Life
But you probably aren't doing everything you can to secure your account. You can carry Facebook everywhere on your phone, but is it safe? Facebook Mobile leaves you more susceptible to attempted hijackings and identity theft.
Here are five ways to make sure there's more than a phone case between you and a potential intruder.
Myth #1: Paying an Annual Fee Is a Waste of Money
Fact: The card may be worth the price. But to know for sure, do some quick calculations to see if the benefits you receive pay for or exceed the annual charge.
Myth #2: Just One Missed Payment Won't Harm Your Credit Score
Fact: Actually, it can and in a big way. According to Liz Pulliam Weston, the author of Your Credit Score, your score could plummet more than 100 points if you miss a payment. Setting up automatic bill pay is a great way to make sure you never miss a payment.
Making sure that your credit cards work for you instead of the other way around is part of becoming a smart and savvy consumer.
Standing atop the ramparts of China's Great Wall. Snorkeling the Great Barrier Reef in Australia. These are the giants of our collective imagination, the plumes in our travel cap. Though they might seem timeless, many of the world's most treasured sites are in peril, threatened by theft, development, climate change, or unsustainable tourism.
Featuring some of the world's most popular destinations, our picks draw from UNESCO's World Heritage in Danger list as well as Disappearing World: 101 of the Earth's Most Extraordinary and Endangered Places by Alonzo C. Addison. From ancient cities to virgin rainforests, we hope these wonders stick around to inspire future generations.
Summer is almost in the air and it's the season for planning weddings. A bride-to-be's checklist is always a mile long since there's so much that needs to be planned for her big day, from reserving the venue to designing the cake.
As a relationship specialist, one of my biggest concerns has to do with all the emphasis that's placed on the wedding day. My own daughter recently got..
It's hard enough getting a first date, and if you want to make it to the second date, relationship expert Matthew Hussey from NBC’s ‘Ready for Love’ has five easy tips.
First, he says don’t overprepare for a date because you’ll just be self-conscious and uncomfortable. “Sometimes going straight from work is good.”
Once you get there, be tactile immediately. Reach out and touch their shoulder or say hello with a kiss on the cheek. That lets your date know that this is not just an awkward business meeting.
And once you sit down, don’t do the obvious ‘sit across the table from one another’ thing. Sit side-by-side, because that creates a more intimate vibe.
In conversation, don’t try to be everything all at once. Matthew says, “Don’t be like...
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Many "Jelena" fans were left dumbfounded after an entertainment news website tweeted that Justin Bieber was gay and that Selena Gomez was fully supporting his decision to come out.
On Saturday the Syrian Electronic Army claimed responsibility for hacking the Twitter and text messaging accounts of E! Online.
The website said it was the hackers who had sent out the erroneous news alerts about the pop star.
The first fake tweet read, "Exclusive: Justin Bieber to E!online: I'm a gay."
The next faux message followed up by saying Gomez was standing by her on-again off-again boyfriend's decision to come out.
E! Online said it was working with Twitter to correct the issue, and that an investigation into the attack was underway.
The SEA has taken credit for a string of Web attacks on media targets it sees as sympathetic to Syria's rebels, including the BBC, Al-Jazeera English and the Guardian...
Just like Surprise Party Sue, we are "so FREAKIN' EXCITED" over the following news: "Saturday Night Live" alum Kristen Wiig is returning to the hallowed 30 Rock stage - this time as host!
The "SNL" favorite will return on May 11 (along with musical guest Vampire Weekend), NBC announced on Friday.
"Hangover" star Zach Galifianakis will host on May 4, with musical guest Of Monsters and Men, while Ben Affleck will return to host the Season 38 finale on May 18, with musical guest Kanye West.
(We think Kristen should stay in NYC for an extra week and shoot a new Target Lady sketch with Ben Affleck's UPS delivery man/DJ "Sir Cumference.")
Swimwear should always aim to make a splash. And this year's competition for freaky bikinis and one-piece suits is already shaping up to be particularly stiff, thanks to designers looking to everything from Tin Man to bandages for some wet and wild inspiration.
Behold, some of the wackiest seaside looks since Fellini's "8 1/2."—Beth Greenfield, Shine Staff
The Food and Drug Administration said Tuesday that it would make the most widely known morning-after pill available without a prescription to girls and women ages 15 and older, and also make the pill available on drugstore shelves, instead of keeping it locked up behind pharmacy counters.
Until this decision the pill, Plan B One-Step, which is used after sexual intercourse to help prevent pregnancy, was available without a prescription only for ages 17 and older.
The decision did not address a federal judge’s ruling in early April that gave the drug agency 30 days to make the pill available for all ages without a prescription. In a scathing opinion handed down three weeks ago, Judge Edward R. Korman in the Eastern District of New York said the Obama administration had put politics before science in restricting access to the drug.
You're packing equipment for a presentation or maybe a ski vacation, and you know your luggage is going to tip the scales.
Should you plunk down the cash airlines charge when luggage is overweight, or ship your heavy bags instead?
Feelings are pretty strong, whichever side you come down on.
"If it's only five pounds overweight, you might want to take out five pounds and put it in your purse," says George Hobica of Airfarewatchdog.com. "But in most cases, it's going to be cheaper to ship it. There are very few (times) where it's more advantageous to pay the airlines, because the overweight charges are pretty onerous now."
According to an airline comparison done by Airfarewatchdog, overweight luggage fees on domestic flights can soar as high as $200 one way for a bag between 71 and 100 pounds.
BERLIN (AP) — They were feasts of sublime asparagus — laced with fear. And for more than half a century, Margot Woelk kept her secret hidden from the world, even from her husband. Then, a few months after her 95th birthday, she revealed the truth about her wartime role: Adolf Hitler's food taster.
Woelk, then in her mid-twenties, spent two and a half years as one of 15 young women who sampled Hitler's food to make sure it wasn't poisoned before it was served to the Nazi leader in his "Wolf's Lair," the heavily guarded command center in what is now Poland, where he spent much of his time in the final years of World War II.
"He was a vegetarian. He never ate any meat during the entire time I was there," Woelk said of the Nazi leader. "And Hitler was so paranoid that the British would poison him — that's why he had 15 girls taste the food before he ate it himself."
I am a drugstore beauty product addict. It all started when I began hoarding my lunch money and spending it on fashion magazines instead of pizza slices. I would flip through in amazement at all of the beautiful women and mentally take note of all of their makeup looks. One particular ad featuring, then model-of-the-moment Milla Jovovich, prompted my first makeup purchase ever. L'Oreal Drumbeat Red lipstick. I saved up $7, a lot for a fifteen year old with zero income, and headed to my local drugstore. I had to keep it a secret because my Mom wouldn't approve of me wearing lipstick, especially red. I wore that lipstick to my first school dance and wearing red ever since!
Fast forward to my early years of working as a Makeup Artist in a department store. I worked with my best friend and we were surrounded by luxury makeup all day. We would constantly play, tempt each other with new product discoveries and encourage one another to buy things because "you have to have it!" Following a long hard day of prettifying people, we would hop in my car and set out for our secret hideaway, the drugstore beauty department. In a department store $30 might get you a great lipstick, but in a drugstore you'd walk out with a haul of eyeshadows, brushes, lipsticks and foundation....
PARIS (AP) — Tens of thousands of demonstrators took to sunny Paris boulevards on Sunday to protest the expected passage this week of a bill legalizing gay marriage. One protestor called the bill "a threat to the social fabric."
Legalizing gay marriage was one of President Francois Hollande's campaign promises. Polls have shown a narrow majority of French favor allowing such unions, though the support weakens when questions about adoption and conception of children come into play.
As the bill has made its way through the French legislative process, opposition has mounted, especially from conservative groups from more rural parts of the country. While the protests against the gay marriage bill have...
There's no reason to drop tons of cash to look cute poolside! These cheap swimsuits (each piece under $30!) are the ultimate summer steals.
Sure, singing telegrams are not as popular as they used to be. If you're looking to surprise someone, though, or just put the spotlight on him or her for a couple of minutes, look no further. If you really want to ramp up the shock, you can have a singing telegram delivered on live television.
That's what happened to weather and traffic reporter Amy Aaronson of WLTX-TV in Columbia, South Carolina.
After finishing the forecast and traffic report, Aaronson is visibly shocked as a loud voice is heard from offscreen. Then, "Captain Telegram," the man hired to sing her birthday wishes, bursts in front of camera with her and starts performing his routine.
Women have more nightmares than men.
What you smell while you sleep affects the contents of your dreams.
Sleeping brain is similar to awake brain.
Dreaming eases pain.
Because of that, Feb. 15 starts the busy season for divorce lawyers, as people who were unhappy with their marriages heading into the day often decide that they no longer want to be with the one they used to love.
A study of divorce filings in New York, Illinois and California by...
The country climbed five places in the 'ranking' of happiness and came to the first place. Doubts by economy.
Although several years have been very close, for the first time Colombia is the happiest country in the world, according to the Global barometer of happiness and hope, that performed in 54 countries worldwide network (Win - Gallup International) market research companies.
Last year, in the same survey, we were the sixth place behind countries very prosperous as the Netherlands and Switzerland.
This year, we are first, followed by Malaysia, Brazil and Saudi Arabia.
We all love to send quick text messages, right? Texts can show our undying love, growing devotion for someone, and anticipation about an upcoming great time with a date.
However, there a few texts you can send that will have a man running for the door instead of bringing him closer to you. Below are seven types of text messages that no man really wants to see… ever.
Scary text #1: “I can’t stop thinking about you”
Scary text #2: “We need to talk”
Rome (CNN) -- The cardinals who must pick a successor to Pope Benedict XVI after he steps down on February 28 could meet to make the decision sooner than thought, a Vatican spokesman said Saturday.
The conclave, the meeting which will bring together the 117 cardinals of the Roman Catholic Church, could start before March 15 if all the cardinals are already in Rome, Father Federico Lombardi said.
Lombardi had previously said the conclave was likely to start between March 15 and 19.
But he gave new details Saturday, saying that because the...
The way you snooze is not scientifically linked to your personality, but it can affect your health.
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President Obama called for colleges to rein in their costs during his State of the Union address Tuesday night. But new data shows those who attend schools with lower tuition often end up paying in other ways.
Students who go to the most affordable four-year public colleges are more...
A 12-year-old recently had quite the show-and-tell at school: According to the Detroit News, she brought a backpack stuffed with $20,000 in cash.
Police, who declined to name the girl, said the student received it from a child who lives across the street from her in Taylor, outside of Detroit.
Word got around at the local Sixth Grade Academy that the girl was handing out cash to her friends. That’s when the principal stepped in and called the police.
Source: Landmark Custom Homes
By Joanne Cleaver
Of all the misfired home improvements that Daniel Fries has observed in his 30 years as a home appraiser, aquariums top his list of 2012 loss leaders — home improvements that offered little to no return on investment.
“It’s not a prudent investment,” deadpans Fries, who is based in Atlanta. The tank’s glass fogs, while grimy filters emit an odor of rotting seaweed. Even worse — yes, it gets worse — some owners repurpose fish aquariums as reptile dwellings. And few things send a potential home buyer fleeing faster than the sight of a bull snake in the dining room.
Aquariums top our list of “improvements” with poor return on investment, but every project on that list has at least one thing in common: a profound mismatch between a homeowner’s intent and a neighborhood’s standards.
Local culture, preferences, and market conditions dictate return on improvements. Sink your money into amenities that don’t reflect the norm for your immediate area, and you won’t even gain a 5 percent premium over neighboring homes, regardless of what you spent, says Kevin Cross, owner of the Anchorage, AK-based real estate agency Cross & Associates.
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It's not completely clear why he's there, but his buff bare chest is bringing out the raves online.
It stars with Chelsea entering the show's staff shower. She's surprised by Conan. "How do people keep getting in here?" she asks him, her breasts blurred out.
He's angry and accuses her of stealing his old Tonight Show studio and his parking space. "That's just weird," she tells him.
And, he says, she took his "back massager," he says, to which she replies, "I do use that back massager, although I had no idea it was for my back."
They switch to talking about whether she's a man. "Everyone knows I'm the first woman in late night."
"No, that was Joan Rivers," he says.
"Well, have you taken a look at her lately?" she cracks.
He replies: "I'm still convinced whatever that is, it's a female."
Conan goes on to say he's angry and they both wind up slapping each other (with his private parts at one point!) and sporting black eyes, before Chelsea's assistant Chuy motors in to make an appearance. He's naked, too!
The death of 24-year-old Marek Lapinski after wisdom-teeth surgery has raised new questions about the safety of propofol, a powerful drug that’s now...
A hot sex life is like a hot body: You gotta work for it. "In the first six months to two years of a relationship, the newness creates all the passion for you," says Sheryl Kingsberg, PhD, a professor of reproductive biology at Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine in Cleveland. After that, you need to keep the sizzle from fizzling. "A lot of couples think, If we have to work at it, there's something wrong with us. Smart couples, though, know that long-term relationships require effort to keep the energy alive," Kingsberg says. We talked to top experts and tracked down the latest research to find out what the happiest and most sexually satisfied couples do. Read on to make their habits your own -- and to sexify your life.
Secret 1: They never stop dating
Secret 2: They take care of their bodies...
Secret 3: ...and they're not shy about showing 'em off
Secret 4: They get emotionally naked
Secret 5: They make flings happen
Secret 6: They're not O-sessed
Secret 7: They get better with age
There are more than 200 Barbies in Mattel's Dolls of the World collection, all dressed in costumes that pay homage to different countries. The collection debuted in 1980 with Parisian, British, and Italian dolls...
If numbers make you sweat, stay cool with one of these math-free careers.
Math-Less Career #1: Paralegal
Math-Less Career #2: Public Relations Specialist
Math-Less Career #3: Graphic Designer
Math-Less Career #4: Dental Assistant
Math-Less Career #5: Police Officer
LOS ANGELES — Bill Nye, aka "The Science Guy," spent years teaching kids the wonders of science on TV. Now he's all about the Internet.
The good news for motorists is that gasoline prices are expected to be more affordable in the coming months than they were during the two preceding summers.
According to the U.S. Energy Information Administration’s (EIA) just released Short Term Energy Outlook, retail gas prices are expected to average $3.63 a gallon during this summer’s driving season.
This figure is slightly below the $3.69 figure recorded last year and $3.71 in summer of 2011, and is only slightly higher than the national average of $3.61 a gallon as of April 8.
Since 2010, the Bugatti Veyron Super Sport "World Record Edition" has held the mantle as the fastest production car in the world, topping out at 267.8 mph.
On April 2, 2013, Hennessey Performance of Texas announced it had stolen the crown from Bugatti by posting a slower speed of 265.7 mph.
Now both claim the title — and the true holder may be neither.