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Oct. 10, 2019

Homeownership is the Top Contributor to Your Net Worth

Homeownership is the Top Contributor to Your Net Worth | MyKCM

Many people plan to build their net worth by buying CDs or stocks, or just having a savings account. Recently, however, Economist Jonathan Eggleston and Survey Statistician Donald Hays, both of the U.S. Census Bureau, shared the biggest determinants of wealth,

“The biggest determinants of household wealth ...

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Aug. 7, 2019

Gmail keeps a record of your purchase history in plain sight, and it’s not alone

 

Google does what

BY: Joel Winston

It’s no secret that Google gathers up large amounts of your data based on your search history. But far less known is that the company has also been automatically tallying up your digital and real-world financial transactions based on receipts found in your Gmail accounts and ...

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Jan. 24, 2019

L.A. may charge drivers by the mile, adding freeway tolls to cut congestion

Los Angeles City / Traffic

BY: Laura J Nelson

For years, Southern California lawmakers have tried to steer clear of decisions that make driving more expensive or miserable, afraid of angering one of their largest groups of constituents.

But now, transportation officials say, congestion has grown so bad in Los Angeles County that politicians have ...

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Jan. 12, 2019

Tasting Wine Stimulates Your Brain More Than Math

Wine Tasting

BY: Mike Pompranz

This story originally appeared on FoodandWine.com.

Any good wine snob knows that, despite the term’s intended negative connotation, the label should really be worn like a badge of honor. Sure, some beer lovers or, even worse, casual wine drinkers might find that snobbery worthy of derision ...

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Jan. 10, 2019

You Now Have a Shorter Attention Span Than a Goldfish

Goldfish Windows

BY: Kevin McSpadden

The average attention span for the notoriously ill-focused goldfish is nine seconds, but according to a new study from Microsoft Corp., people now generally lose concentration after eight seconds, highlighting the affects of an increasingly digitalized lifestyle on the brain.

Researchers in Canada surveyed 2,000 participants ...

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Jan. 4, 2019

ShakeAlert: An Earthquake Early Warning System for the West Coast of the United States

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ShakeAlert® is an earthquake early warning (EEW) system that detects significaearthquakes so quickly that alerts can reach many people before shaking arrives.

The U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) along with a coalition of State and university partners is developing and testing the ShakeAlert

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Dec. 21, 2018

Tonight’s Winter Solstice Features A Supermoon, A Meteor Shower, AND Jupiter

Super Moon Tonight

BY: Admin

The winter solstice falls on Dec. 21, 2018, the moment at which Earth’s axis tilts the Northern Hemisphere farthest from the sun’s warmth. It happens once a year in each hemisphere. The winter solstice is particularly special this year as the upcoming December full moon, named the Cold ...

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Dec. 14, 2018

Geminid Meteor Shower Set to Bring ‘Shooting Stars’ Across North American Sky This Week

Meteor Shower

BY: CNN Wire

The Geminid meteor shower peaks this week, so hope for clear skies that will let you see a beautiful show of green fireballs on Thursday and Friday. This will be the last — and strongest — meteor shower of the year, according to NASA.

This phenomenon was ...

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Oct. 4, 2018

Gov. Jerry Brown signs measure allowing utilities to bill customers to pay for wildfire legal costs

Power Utility

SACRAMENTO, Calif. -- California Gov. Jerry Brown has signed a measure allowing utilities to bill their customers to pay for future legal settlements stemming from devastating 2017 wildfires.

Brown announced Friday he'd signed the bill, which is aimed at preventing bankruptcy for Pacific Gas & Electric Co. The massive utility ...

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July 20, 2018

The Tech Industry’s War on Kids

Artificial People

BY: Richard Freed

We called the police because she wrecked her room and hit her mom… all because we took her phone,” Kelly’s father explained. He said that when the police arrived that evening, Kelly was distraught and told an officer that she wanted to kill herself. So an ...

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