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Jan 19
2019

Posted by: Jim Lillie

Items that Are No Longer Tax Deductible

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Items that Are No Longer Tax Deductible

Americans looking to file their 1040 tax forms this year might understandably wonder what's deductible these days and what's not.

Since the U.S. tax laws keep changing from one year to the next, it's worth a look to double-check that those anticipated deductions are still allowable, seeking financial advice from a tax pro if needed.

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Jan 17
2019

Posted by: Jim Lillie

Guess Who Hacked Angela Merkel?

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Guess Who Hacked Angela Merkel?

Given the nature of world politics these days, with various leaders out as soon as they're in, not to mention the Tantrum of the Day thrown and, naturally, covered copiously, the answer to the above question could include everyone from the stealthiest spy to a fellow world leader. Like, possibly, the Tantrum Thrower-in-Chief.

Or, as said Tantrum Thrower once suggested, a weighty person sitting on their bed playing with a computer keyboard.

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Jan 16
2019

Posted by: Jim Lillie

Getting a 360 View with ORBI

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Getting a 360 View with ORBI

If you've looked all around following holiday celebrations and believe you might not have gotten enough toys for one season, you might wish to look into video recording eyewear that claims to provide the world's first 360-degree view.

The ORBI Prime could prove ideal for the traveler bent on conquering mountain peaks or slogging through the Amazon rainforest.

Sports enthusiasts might appreciate the ORBI's ability to record every moment of a climb or contest.

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Jan 14
2019

Posted by: Jim Lillie

Couple Marries Same Day They Meet

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Couple Marries Same Day They Meet

Hard to say if their encounter will prove to have been love at first sight, but it did result in marriage.

Sarah Elliott and Paul Edwards connected over the dating app Bumble about a week before exchanging marriage vows in Las Vegas.

“There was a moment between us where we both thought, 'We totally could do this. How amazing would it be if we got married on our first date?’” Sarah is quoted by MSN as saying. "By Monday morning — three days after we'd first started talking — we'd agreed to get married.”

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Jan 12
2019

Posted by: Jim Lillie

Show This Woman Better Dating

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Show This Woman Better Dating

Lizzie Cernik says she's invested a year-and-a-half into her local dating scene, and she's still struggling to find success.

So, the 34-year-old decided to recount her experiences first-person to the Guardian in hopes that someone might be able to show her how to improve her chances of getting anywhere.

She's upfront about the dates that haven't worked, if not, understandably, the identities of the men involved.

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Jan 10
2019

Posted by: Jim Lillie

New Year’s Resolutions for the Tech World

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New Years Resolutions for the Tech World

Technology has undoubtedly brought a great deal of convenience to modern life.

However, it has also ushered in various practices and situations which have not necessarily ennobled our collective existence.

A few resolutions, then, to encourage a better 2019 for the Tech World and, by extension, all of us:

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Jan 08
2019

Posted by: Jim Lillie

Cloaking Devices Now a Thing

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Cloaking Devices Now a Thing

Trekkies rejoice: An invention used on the old TV series to hide the USS Enterprise from hostile craft appears to have become a reality. This as various entities have already worked on replicating the show's legendary Tricorder device used to diagnose a person's medical condition by waving it in the body's general direction.

A team of researchers led by Amanda D. Hanford of the Pennsylvania State University have undertaken the first steps to manufacture "acoustic ground cloaks" -- devices that could redirect oncoming sound waves around an object without disrupting the wave energy, resulting in hiding the object from being detected by, say, sonar.

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