Google Maps adds feature showing crowd expectations shopping areas, neighborhoods
If throngs of people make you nervous, Google Maps has a new feature that could help you this busy holiday season. >> Read more trending newsThe company is now adding ”live busyness trends” that will show just how crowded a location is. It can give you real-time results, or you can look at trends and specific times with average crowd sizes. Area Busyness will be available on both Android and iOS operating systems this holiday season, Google said. Google Maps is also going to allow you to shop right from the app and it will allow you to track your order from more than 2,000 stores in 300 states.wftv.com
Does an apartment or rental house best fit your lifestyle?
Because renting is a common lifestyle choice for many, it’s important to consider what’s most critical for you — whether a sense of community, more green space, larger living areas or easy access to shopping and restaurants — and factor these items in before signing the lease.washingtonpost.com
Facebook will let users control more of what they see rather than forcing them to rely on algorithms
Facebook is introducing a feature that will make it easier for users to choose what content shows up in their News Feed. The feature will roll out to Android users on Wednesday, and it will become available to iOS users "in the coming weeks," Facebook said. The new feature was announced in a 5,000-word essay published by Nick Clegg, Facebook vice president of global affairs and communications. Facebook also plans to introduce more ways for users to understand why content is showing up in their feed. In 2020, Facebook introduced hubs to provide users with accurate information regarding Covid-19, the 2020 U.S. election and climate change.cnbc.com
New Star Wars stamps coming this spring
(Copyright 2020 by CNN Newsource - All rights reserved.) New 'Star Wars' stamps coming this springThe US Postal Service is releasing some out-of-this-world forever stamps this spring. It will offer stamps of 10 droids from the Star Wars universe, including the beloved R2D2, C3PO and BB8. The postal service says they are a nod to the commitment of Lucasfilm and its parent company Disney to science, technology, engineering, and math, or STEM learning. [TRENDING: Video shows officer slamming student | Man shoots at ex-girlfriend’s current boyfriend 94 times | These men are paying $55M to go to space station]The droid stamps were designed by Greg Breeding while William Gicker served as art director.
There’s a new kind of therapy for those who hate 2020 and it involves a tank
We think it’s safe to say no matter who you are, 2020 has ticked you off in some way possible. It’s called “Destruction Therapy” and it’s being used in the United Kingdom to help those affected by 2020. To make things better, the cars have “2020″ painted on the side to remind you where to focus your frustration. Destruction therapy will leave you feeling energized but also refreshed and ready to take on the last month of a year that has taken too long to end. Would you pay for destruction therapy?
Love holiday movies? Get paid $2,500 to watch them
ORLANDO, Fla. – If you love holiday movies, and have dusted off your binge-watching skills during the pandemic, your dream job may have just opened up. Reviews.org is looking to hire a Chief Holiday Cheermeister. The website’s top cheer official must be prepared to watch 25 holiday movies in 25 days. After watching your preferred festive films, the CHC will have to fill out a quick survey to report on their holiday cheer levels. So if you plan on having a socially distant holiday season, or you’re a festive film connoisseur, consider making your holiday movie list and checking it twice to make sure you qualify.
PayPal gets into crypto with new features for trading and shopping
By early 2021, the company also plans to let customers use crypto to shop with its network of 26 million retailers. Shares of PayPal climbed over 3% in early New York trading. Central banks around the world have been exploring the idea of issuing their own digital currencies. Seven of the world's top central banks — including the Federal Reserve and European Central Bank — recently set out a framework for how such a system could work. Meanwhile, the People's Bank of China has been forging ahead with trials for its own proposed digital currency.cnbc.com
Here’s how the top tax preparation softwares stack up against each other
The clock’s winding down on the extended tax season, and for those who might have procrastinated, we’re here to fill you in on your options, so you can decide for yourself which tax preparation service is best for you. With the help of Consumers Advocate, we’ve provided a comprehensive list for you. Click on the following company names to learn more about how the services they provide stack up: Jackson Hewitt | TaxPoint | Taxbrain | OnePriceTaxes.
Instagram adds pinned comments feature for all users
If you're trying to inject some positivity into your Instagram posts, a new feature called pinned comments could be just the thing. Instagram began testing the feature in May, but now the social media app is rolling out the feature for all its users. The added option allows you to pin a few comments to the top of the comments thread on your posts. This is just one of the new features Instagram designed to help limit the harassment and bullying that can go on within the social media app. Programmers hope the ability to pin comments might encourage more people on Instagram to want to post nice ones.
Would you know what to do during a tornado? We have tips
As mid-May arrives, tornado season begins to reach its peak, proving to be a big threat, and nearly every state in the United States can experience a tornado. Having said that, do you know the safest things you can do for you and your family should a tornado strike near your home? Because of that, it’s smart to consider what room may be safest for you, in the event of a tornado. Mobile homes are simply not designed to withstand a tornado or strong winds in severe storms. [WATCH: When you see a tornado while driving, here’s what to do]The time to find shelter is when you are under a tornado warning, so while all of this is helpful information, the best thing you can do is know the signs before a tornado hits.
Feeling restless? This workout was made for anyone who’s got some energy (or stress) to burn
Finding the time to get a workout right now is either much easier or much harder. 20 burpees -- From a standing position, place your hands on the floor between your feet, jump your feet back to a full plank, do a pushup, hop back up on your feet and jump up. Jump rope or high knees -- Instead of counting reps here, you can set a timer. Try one complete minute of jumping rope or high knees for each set. Check these out for a quick demonstration: Hip thrusts | burpees | sumo squats | high knees | skater lunges | dips.
Increase in alcohol-related deaths over past 2 decades in U.S. is jarring
To look at the numbers of alcohol-related deaths in the United States over the past 18 years, it can be quite jarring -- and that number is increasing at an alarming rate, experts say. Of the deaths associated with alcohol between 1999 and 2017, there was an increase in the rate of death of women by 85%, as compared to men at 35%. Experts will diagnose someone with AUD once a drinking problem becomes severe. MedicationsThere are now currently three medications in the United States that have been approved and can help people stop or reduce their drinking and prevent relapse. Click here to learn more about alcohol’s effect on the United States.
In an especially active hurricane season, could we run out of names?
After all the years of recorded named storms, one has to wonder: What happens when we run out of names? The World Meteorological Organization came up with a six-year rotating list of names for hurricanes, Gross said. Now we arrive at our initial question: What happens when we run out of names? So, lets say we have a storm named Walter. The first and last instance in which the Greek alphabet was needed was in 2005, during the busiest hurricane season on record, when there were 28 named storms.