‘Christmas Tree Eyebrows’ Are A Thing And Now We Want Off This Planet

‘Christmas Tree Eyebrows’ Are A Thing And Now We Want Off This Planet
Remember the days when people used to have simple eyebrows that framed their eyes? Things seemed easier back then, didn’t they? Now it’s difficult to keep up with changing trends in eyebrows, and it seems lately the crazier the better! Sure there have been trends in eyebrows before. The 1980s saw big, bushy brows come into fashion, while the 1990s had eyeliner, pencil-thin brows, often drawn on. Yet things seemed to settle down through the 2000s. It wasn’t until

How To Survive A Nuclear Attack, According To Chinese State Media

How To Survive A Nuclear Attack, According To Chinese State Media
Back in the the 20th century, governments would take to television or radio to tell the public how to deal with a nuclear bomb blast, often with the optimistic advice of "duck and cover". Well, it looks like those happy days are back. A Chinese state-run newspaper in Jilin, a Chinese province bordering North Korea, has published a full-page article on tips for surviving a nuclear war, along with some colorful cartoons, Reuters reports. Unless you’ve been living under a Twitter-proof

Calif. Governor Requests Federal Emergency Declaration As SoCal Fires Rage

Calif. Governor Requests Federal Emergency Declaration As SoCal Fires Rage
Nearly 200,000 Californians have had to flee their homes so far. Yet another blaze ignited in the southern part of the state on Friday morning, this one east of San Diego on the western edge of the Cleveland National Forest. It was quickly brought under control and by Friday afternoon was considered “largely contained.”  The governor added: “The extreme winds propel embers up ahead of the actively burning areas, making containment nearly impossible. As a result, the destruction will escalate.” Ken Pimlott, director of

The Nazi-Puncher’s Dilemma

The Nazi-Puncher’s Dilemma
Anyone following the news knows who’s doing the bulk of this Nazi-punching: “antifa.” It’s an esoteric and often confounding term. Although short for “anti-fascist” — an expansive category that one would imagine includes millions of Americans — “antifa” has quickly come to connote a very specific stereotype: a black-clad, violent, leftist subversive. Their notoriety may be new, but antifa have a long, complicated history of militant community activism. This history has involved a lot of Nazi-punching, but it’s also

Caring for older loved ones around the holidays? These 11 tips may help.

Caring for older loved ones around the holidays? These 11 tips may help.
The holidays are right around the corner, and for many that means reuniting with family. It's the perfect time to connect over delicious home-baked pies, laugh during competitive charades, and just generally spread good cheer to one another. Via istock. However, many older loved ones may not be able to participate in the holiday fun as easily as they once could. Going up and down stairs may be more difficult now, and they might not be able to remember

Trump Does Another Favor For Low-Wage Employers

Trump Does Another Favor For Low-Wage Employers
President Donald Trump’s administration has taken aim at yet another workplace regulation put in place by the Obama White House, this time seeking to undo a protection for restaurant servers that annoyed the industry’s lobby. This rule is just another attempt to keep workers’ wages low and let customers make up the difference. Restaurant Opportunity Centers United, a worker advocacy group Under President Barack Obama’s regulation, servers’ tips could never be funneled to non-tipped workers. The new proposal would

Why Trump declaring Jerusalem Israel’s concerns so many

Why Trump declaring Jerusalem Israel’s concerns so many
recognize JerusalemThe United States plans to to Jerusalem and will be the only country with its embassy in the city.  Those unfamiliar with the conflict between Israelis and Palestinians may not realize the weight of this decision, but this seemingly simple diplomatic move could have far-reaching consequences in the region. warnedacross the E.U.Already, Palestinian and Islamic groups have planned three days of protests against the decision. Hamas says Trump’s decision opens “the gates of hell.” In fact, aside from

Chance The Rapper Is Now Chance The Weatherman

Chance The Rapper Is Now Chance The Weatherman
The 24-year-old made his first appearance as a forecaster on WGN 9 during the 15th annual WGN Morning News Toy Drive after the station’s usual weatherman, Paul Konrad, gave him a few tips: “I’ll try to do both of those,” responded Chance, before rattling off temperatures like a pro. Chance, who hails from the West Chatham neighborhood of Chicago, had the whole studio cracking up during his appearance ― making jokes, offering fun facts about snowflakes, and even putting on an “invisibility

How to Rip the Mics Out of Your MacBook and iPhone

How to Rip the Mics Out of Your MacBook and iPhone
Any self-respecting paranoiac long ago taped over the webcam on their laptop—and for good measure, the cameras on their smartphone too. But for those truly concerned that their computers have been hacked and turned into spy tools, the microphones on those devices represent just as much of a security threat as the cameras. They would allow a hacked gadget to bug an entire room.The good news for the targets of highly sophisticated cyberspies? There’s a practical fix for that

The Most Secure Account of AllIf You Can Stand It

The Most Secure Account of AllIf You Can Stand It
There was a time when high-status people signaled their worth with an ostentatious key fob for an expensive car. Today the keyring of an important person—or at least a paranoid one—might be distinguished by a less obvious marker: a pair of inconspicuous plastic dongles that protect an inbox full of secrets worth keeping.In October Google announced a feature called Advanced Protection, a security setting designed to offer its strongest protection yet against any hackers who would try to break

How to Sweep For Bugs and Hidden Cameras

How to Sweep For Bugs and Hidden Cameras
If you're facing targeted security threats, your problems run deeper than spyware on your devices. You need to check your physical spaces as well—your home, hotel room, office, and so on—for hidden cameras, mics, and other eavesdropping tools that someone may have planted. That means performing regular "technical surveillance counter measures" inspections. In other words? Checking for bugs."Hackers bug lots of places, including some people wouldn’t think of," says Jill Johnston, president of KJB Security Products, a security and

Extreme Security Measures for the Extra Paranoid

Extreme Security Measures for the Extra Paranoid
You've covered the basics. You've checked off the more-than-basics. But you still can't fight a nagging feeling that it's not quite enough. At a certain point, if a nation-state wants to compromise your devices or your privacy badly enough, it's going to find a way. You can at least make it harder for them. Here are a few measures designed to do just that.The Air Gap Up ThereThe best way not to get your computer hacked? Don't connect it

Protesters showed up at the only Verizon store in Fairbanks, Alaska to fight for net neutrality

Protesters showed up at the only Verizon store in Fairbanks, Alaska to fight for net neutrality
Hundreds of protests like this one in New York fight for net neutrality.Image: Stephanie Keith/Getty ImagesDefenders of a free and open internet rallied in front of Verizon stores across the U.S. Thursday. The fight to save net neutrality even made it to the only Verizon store in Fairbanks, Alaska. SEE ALSO: How killing net neutrality will hurt online protests and free speech Snow didn't stop at least a couple sign-wielding protesters from showing up at the Verizon store in

Instagram, Perfection, And The Problem With The Appropriation Of Body Positivity

Instagram, Perfection, And The Problem With The Appropriation Of Body Positivity
Rodolfo Sanches Carvalho The internet exploded this week over reality TV star Louise Thompson’s announcement that she was releasing a book called Body Positive. While books released by those making a living in the public eye, via TV and via social media, are two a penny these days, it is the particular nature of the book which has caused uproar, especially among the body positive community. The Made in Chelsea actress is accused of blindly appropriating the term without

Trump’s Labor Law Enforcer Freezes Worker-Friendly Reforms Made Under Obama

Trump’s Labor Law Enforcer Freezes Worker-Friendly Reforms Made Under Obama
During the Barack Obama years, the National Labor Relations Board took a broad view of worker rights, expanding protections for employees who try to join a union or come together to improve their working conditions. Under the Trump administration, those rights are being reined in to help out employers. In a memo dated Friday and obtained by HuffPost, the NLRB’s new general counsel, Peter B. Robb, orders board officials around the country to consult his office on cases that

Arrest Made 7 Years After NBA Player Lorenzen Wright’s Murder

Arrest Made 7 Years After NBA Player Lorenzen Wright’s Murder
Billy Turner, 46, was charged with first-degree murder on Tuesday, according to documents obtained by Commercial Appeal. Memphis police announced last month they had found a gun in a Mississippi lake about 75 miles east of the city that they believed to be connected with Wright’s murder, Commercial Appeal reports. Authorities then publicized an outstanding $21,000 reward for any information in regards to the basketball player’s murder.  The 911 operator who picked up Wright’s call waited eight days to alert her supervisor