Mistakes You’re Probably Making with Face Masks | Reader’s Digest

By now, you know that face masks can help prevent the transmission of the novel coronavirus. As of late April, at least seven states are requiring people to wear it when visiting essential businesses or taking public transportation. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommends it for most people, especially when it’s difficult to maintain the recommended six feet of social distance. “The grocery store is a perfect example [of when to wear one],” says Ann Marie Pettis, RN, the president-elect of the Association for Professionals in Infection Control and Epidemiology (APIC). Since there’s a shortage of medical-grade masks, people are crafting DIY options from cloth to comply and to stay safe. But masks only work when worn and cared for correctly. Don’t make these mistakes. […]

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Windows 7 bug prevents users from shutting down or rebooting computers | ZDNet

Another major bug hits Windows 7 after the January 14 end-of-life (EOL) deadline.

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Just Delete Me | A directory of direct links to delete your account from web services.

A directory of direct links to delete your account from web services.

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What Should You Do If You Receive a Phishing Email?

If you receive a phishing email, it can be a bit scary. Fortunately, nothing infects your computer if you don’t click any links or respond. Here’s what to do (and what not to do) if you receive a phishing email.

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Millions using 123456 as password, security study finds – BBC News

A list of all-too-predictable choices for breached accounts includes 123456 and “Liverpool”.

[…] The NCSC said people should string three random but memorable words together to use as a strong password.[…]

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How to Find Hidden Cameras and Spy Bugs (The Professional Way) – Sentel Tech Security

How to Find Hidden Cameras and Spy Bugs (The Professional Way) is an in depth guide on how to find and identify hidden cameras, GPS trackers, and secret audio bugs. The guide uses techniques that anyone can use, along with some low cost detectors that will find most any covert bug

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12 Surprising Uses for Vicks VapoRub

Find out the most surprising uses of Vicks in this helpful article.

Whenever I had a cold, those were my mom’s go-to remedies. She would make me a glass of hot water, honey, and brandy and then rub Vicks on my chest. I always felt instantly better (and slightly tipsy).

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15 Glorious Hangover ‘Cures’ From Around the World – Gastro Obscura

Before you wake to a rough morning, check out some of our favorite submissions below. While we can’t guarantee that any of these “cures” will work, why not start the new year off right by trying something new? The only thing you have to lose is that pounding headache.

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