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You Could Lose Your Internet Connection Monday

What's up with this?  I might lose the internet?

Come Monday, more than a quarter of a million PC users around the country, could find themselves cut off from the Internet.   The FBI will be taking down a safety net they had put up to protect us from this very thing, a specific piece of malicious software.

Here are the facts from a USA Today story that we all should read very carefully.

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New Social Networking Site Connects Neighbors In Grand Rapids & West Michigan

What I love about Facebook is that it can connect me with anyone in the world.  It's a way of expanding my horizons.  But what if a social media site could connect you with your neighbor, the one who lives right up the street in Grandville, Wyoming, Byron Center even? Well it's here and it's called NextDoor.com.  

It's an application that allows you to draw a neighborhood boundary and then it will invite neighbors in that area to join your social network.

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Cancer Diagnosis Increases Risk Of Suicide, Heart Attack And Stroke

Researchers have found that when a person is given a cancer diagnosis it can have deadly consequences.  According to a new study a cancer diagnosis can increase the risk of suicide, heart attack and stroke.

The Swedish study followed more than 6 million a

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By 2050, Robots Could Be The Future Of Prostitution

I was watching a show online yesterday and the host said to a panel of women, "If your boyfriend or husband cheated on you with a robot prostitute would that be considered cheating to you?"  Not surprisingly, the women on the panel, thought it was not only cheating but pretty gross.  By the way, these prostitutes will be available in the male and female form.

Brace yourself, because all the nerds and geeks in the world will be rejoicing in the next couple decades.  Researchers predict that by 2050 that robot women will take the place of real live prostitutes.

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Tech That Kids Born Today Will Never Know

Well this is depressing!  Then over the weekend, I read a piece on "things that kids born today won't ever use or even know about."  And they weren't talking about things that have come and gone during OUR lifetime, like phone books, VCR/VHS and others.  This list focused on things that we're using RIGHT NOW that will eventually be outdated...

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Thousands May Lose Internet Services In July

I wouldn't have thought anything like this could have even happened but I was wrong.  When the FBI gets involved you know it's serious.  Why is it that thousands of people might lose internet service in July?  One word, HACKERS!

The problem first started when international hackers ran an advertising scam online.  Its program was written to take control of infected computers around the world.

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Grand Rapids Premieres Feature Length Film “Urbanized”, At Wealthy Theatre

I love architecture!  Recently I sold a number of paintings that were done by architect Frank Lloyd Wright's last apprentice on eBay, his name was Robert Green.  I purchased a number of Robert's paintings from his son Matthew.  I think his paintings were so wonderful because there was just something so  different about them.  Maybe being an architect, that happened to be lucky enough to study under one of the most highly acclaimed architects of all time, may have helped Robert to look at things a bit differently.  I imagine that this feature length documentary will examine all of the aspects of building and how it affects our cities, neighborhoods, landscapes and nature itself.

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Dubai, Unveils Underwater Hotel With Rooms 33 Feet Below Sea Level

I think this is just so cool!  It would be worth the cost to fly to Dubai to experience this!  Who wants to vacation with me here?

Dubai, has unveiled plans for a an underwater hotel.  Dubai already has the tallest building in the world, they also have dozens of man made islands off their coastline.

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Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg Got Married! Was There A Pre-Nup?

My mom told me yesterday,  "That Facebook guy got married." Mark Zuckerberg?, I asked.  My next question was: did they say whether she signed a pre-nup or not?  Mom didn't know the answer to that multi-million dollar question.

Now, I'm not trying to take the romance out of love or anything but when you're Mark Zuckerberg, one of the smartest and richest men on the planet, you better be believing in something more than love and romance when you're getting married.

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Manscaping, It’s Not Just For Porn Stars Anymore!

Every women's talk show I have watched in the last couple weeks has covered this subject including The View and The Talk.

Manscaping!

It's a somewhat new term, but woman have been doing this for years, remember hearing about the Brazilian wax, the landing strip and vajazzling?  Women have been getting  plucked and waxed and decorated for years.  Recently, the trend has spread to men. 

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Mark Zuckerberg Introduces Organ Donation On Facebook Timeline

Facebook is about connecting and sharing right?  You probably connect with your friends, family, your community and maybe even people you have never met before.  You share information about your  life, work, school, your interests. Now, today, on your timeline, if you are on Facebook you can share that you are an organ donor. Mark Zuckerberg once again is trying to change the way we do things.

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Narcissists Often Ace Job Interviews And Land The Jobs

Do you like yourself?  No I mean do you REALLY like yourself?  Well, really, really liking  yourself may give you an edge in your next job interview.  That's what a new study is suggesting.

Why and how does it work?  Narciss

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