Texas Widow Makes Heartfelt Plea for Neighbors to Continue Wearing Masks in Wake of Governor’s Announcement

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Woman puts on mask during COVID-19 pandemic. (Photo courtesy Canva)

Here in Texas, everyone seems to be talking about face masks. That’s because on March 2, Governor Greg Abbott issued an Executive Order lifting the mask mandate in Texas and increased capacity of all businesses and facilities in the state to 100 percent. This change was announced even though just under seven percent of the state’s population had been fully vaccinated by that point, as KHOU 11 News reported.

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Are Password Managers a Good Idea?

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Hackers are already selling account information for Disney+, the new streaming service which launched just over a week ago. (Photo courtesy Canva)

If you use online services for banks, games, music, shopping, and even streaming services like the new Disney+ platform, you need passwords for each one. But how do you remember all of them? Do you have them written down on a sheet of paper somewhere? Or, God forbid, do you use the same passwords over and over again in an effort to keep your sanity? If so, not only are you taking an enormous risk with all your personal information, but you’re basically asking hackers to take over your life. So what should you do? It’s time to download a password manager to help you simplify and protect your life in cyberspace. Read more of this post

Don’t Get Scammed By ‘the IRS’ [VIDEO]

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Don’t let scammers posing as the IRS take you to the cleaners. (Photo by Alon, Flickr)

A few weeks ago, I received a voice mail message that I needed to contact the IRS immediately or else I was going to be arrested. Since I file my own taxes, my first reaction was, “Oh no! What did I do wrong?” But then I remembered reading Catherine Ryan Hyde’s Allie and Bea, where a senior citizen is scammed by someone claiming to be the IRS and I thought, “I’d better investigate!” Read more of this post

Breaded Chicken Products Recalled

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More than 900,000 pounds of breaded chicken products have been recalled. (Photo by Alpha, Flickr)

Stop! Step away from the chicken nuggets! If you like breaded chicken products like nuggets, fries, fillets and more, read this important recall information to find out if you or your family is at risk of devouring contaminated products.  Read more of this post

Author Robert James Waller Dies at 77 [VIDEOS]

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New York Times bestselling author Robert James Waller created one of fiction’s most celebrated love stories, The Bridges of Madison County. (Photo courtesy Manufacturing Intellect, YouTube)

The Los Angeles Times just reported that author Robert James Waller, 77, died early today at his home in Fredericksburg, Texas after battling cancer. Read more of this post