Tuesday, April 18, 2017

Daily News Alert - 5 Phone Scams to Be Aware Of

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Tuesday, April 18, 2017
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By one estimate, Americans endured 29 billion unsolicited telephone calls in 2016 alone, including lots of potential rip-offs. Familiarize yourself with these five common phone scams so you don't become one of the growing number of victims.
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Your vacation is calling! One of the smartest ways to use your smartphone is to install these 10 must-have travel apps that do everything from finding the cheapest gas and booking a last-minute hotel to managing your podcasts and locating the nearest public restroom.
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To tip or not to tip, that is the question. And "how much?" is another. Find out how familiar you are with general gratuity guidelines by taking the tipping etiquette quiz.
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Do you hear constant ringing in your ears? It may be tinnitus, which is often the first sign of hearing loss. Only a test from a doctor can tell for sure, but here are six things you can do to tame tinnitus.
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It's happened to all of us. There are whole websites dedicated to its funniest fails. While the autocorrect feature is intended to make our lives easier, it seems the code could use some tweaking. Here are nine commonly autocorrected words that drive us nuts.
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"Rosie, can you hear me?" The Yankee Air Museum in Michigan is seeking women who worked in the aviation industry during World War II as part of project to celebrate and preserve the stories of the Original Rosies.
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Everyone loves a love story. Two former high school sweethearts reconnected and then tied the knot in a romance six decades in the making.
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Hey, ladies! Are you considering changing things up in the hairstyle department, but are wary of doing anything too drastic? Simply adding bangs can reframe your entire look and boost your style, as well as conceal or minimize your less-than-favorite features.
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Have you ever cared for a loved one with dementia? An AARP Online Community member seeks advice on how to cope with a spouse who is suffering from cognitive decline. Join the conversation and share your tips.
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