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What happens to your body when you run a marathon
Exercising is good for you, but too much of a good thing always has bad consequences. Running a marathon may seem like a good idea to get in shape, but it takes a lot of effort, and even to experienced runners, has an immense effect on the body in different ways.
This gigantic colony of penguins has been hidden i
Off the west coast of Antarctica, there’s a colony of penguins that has more than 1.5 million residents. But it has only recently been discovered. And these penguins could mean the difference between a declining population of penguins, and a protected one.
This dog sanctuary’s residents are all in heaven
If you’re looking for a furry friend who will love you more than anything else in their life (except maybe hot dogs), this dog sanctuary probably has the dog for you. With over 700 adoptable dogs, Territorio de Zaguates is an old farm that has been converted into a sanctuary.
Would you enter this deadly garden?
In Northumberland, England, you may find lots of gardens with beautiful plants and expert landscaping. But there is one that you may not want to visit, and be careful if you do. For the Poison Garden at Alnwick Castle only grows plants that could potentially kill you. However, you may just find something that grows in your backyard, too.
Handmade pasta is an art
You probably buy pasta in the store, but have you ever considered the effort that goes into making it? While it may be easy to pick up a box of pasta and go, creating handmade pasta is a much more time-consuming process with many steps. But why try it when you can watch an awesome video of pasta being made for you?
Is it possible to melt obsidian and make a sword?
Obsidian is a pretty sharp mineral that’s closely related to glass. It’s been used in knives and other objects before, but only in methods that don’t involve heating it down. This is because obsidian has a very high melting point, something that is difficult to achieve in a regular kiln. But one man is prepared to test the limits of melting obsidian, and hopefully forging a sword.
What I streamed and what I liked: “Magic for
Andrew's weekend pick to stream this weekend is "Magic for Humans" exclusively on Netflix. Magician Justin Willman blends good-natured magic with grown-up laughs in this series that sends him out on the streets and into locations like schools to baffle unsuspecting people. He aims to wow the marks as he performs the tricks and illusions in front of them, with no camera tricks to assist him. It's a fun and amazing series that is great for the whole family!
What if we built a Moon base today?
Humans are at the cusp of a new era of space discovery. With Tesla’s launch into space, and the idea of space travel getting closer and closer, what has long been the material for science fiction films may soon become a reality. How can we terraform Mars? What if humans lived on the Moon? Those questions may soon be answered. But what if we went to the moon today?
Make money selling your old cellphone for big buck
When learning about and playing with your new smartphone, did you ever stop to think about what to do with the old one? Throw it out? Give it away? You weren't planning on using it ever again, after all, and it was just going to be a high-tech paperweight. While it may be too late for the phone you replaced years ago, it's a good thing to know that you can actually sell your old phone. And not for pennies, either. But for real money.
Tips to clean up your online reputation
Amanda from Omaha, NE called in to The Kim Komando Show asking Kim for advice. She is launching into a new career and wants her social media to reflect her new path. Cleaning up her social media is something she needs to do, and do it right. Kim gives some good advice on how to put her best foot forward with her future employers so they can see her in the best "virtual" light possible.
Change this one setting to get faster internet spe
Have you ever been frustrated by slow internet speeds? You pay a boatload of cash to your internet security provider and then your connection is spotty and slow. It can be really frustrating. There are many things that could be causing delays in your connection speed especially your DNS, or Domain Name System.
6 smart home upgrades to help sell your house
You gotta know your audience. That's the key to selling anything. And it’s especially true when you're selling your house. Because that could mean potentially thousands of dollars more! So if you plan to sell your home or know someone who is, make sure to follow these tips to maximize on your profit.
How to find indoor cameras when renting a house or
Matthew from Kansas called in to the Kim Komando Show to talk about some strange happenings at his new apartment that have been occurring over the last few months. After sharing some stories with Kim, Matthew is convinced his neighbors are spying on him with a hidden camera in his apartment. Kim gives Matthew some great tips on how to spot and stop hidden cameras in his home.
Wi-Fi vs. Bluetooth vs. USB tethering: Which is be
You have your laptop open and ready. You need to answer some emails or complete a work assignment, but there’s no Wifi in sight. This could end up being a frustrating situation, but there’s a simple workaround that can get you online in a jiffy. All you need is a device, either Apple or Android, with a cellular connection. But which is the best way to connect? It all comes down to what you need to accomplish.
Podcast: Hi-tech farms – Is automated techno
When you think about farms and ranches, what comes to mind? You’ll be surprised to know just how hi-tech they have become. Drones, self-driving tractors and sophisticated imaging are about to revolutionize the way our food is grown. Will technology replace farmers?
Podcast: Alex Jones, the First Amendment and Big T
The First Amendment states that our government can't regulate our right to free speech but what about Big Tech? Facebook, Twitter, Apple, and other tech companies have been cracking down on conspiracy theorist and radio show host Alex Jones. In this Consumer Tech Update podcast Kim explores the topic of free speech and Big Tech.
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3 new online marketplaces better than Craigslist
Once upon a time, Craigslist was a great idea. Post classified ads for free! Buy and sell what you want without any hassles! Craigslist was easy and straightforward. You could throw up text and photos, then take them down whenever you wanted. You didn't even have to post your email address. Now, Craigslist is a ghost of its former self. As goes the internet, new marketplaces keep opening up, and I’ve been very pleased with many of these alternatives.
Best streaming service: Netflix vs. Vudu vs. Amazo
When you’re picking a streaming video service, so many questions pop up: how much does it cost? What movies does it have? Can you find current episodes of your favorite TV show, or are they all from past seasons? Is there an app, and how well does it work? The list goes on and on.
5 ways to slash your smartphone bills
Remember, a smartphone is a small computer, and computers are expensive. Even older-model phones can cost hundreds of dollars, never mind the $1,149 you'd have to pay for an iPhone X with 256GB, or the Samsung Galaxy S9, which costs upwards of $950. No matter the carrier, the freefall days of free and discounted phones are over, at least among mainstream providers. The pressure to own a smartphone is high, so how do you keep those expenses as low as possible?
Insider tricks to keep hackers and scammers from s
Cybercriminals are out in full force looking for ways to steal your data. It’s worth money to them. That’s why we’ve seen a massive uptick in the number of data breaches over the past few years. Unfortunately, most folks don’t know they’ve been hacked until it’s too late. With cybercrime so rampant, you need to be proactive about protecting yourself.
Tips and apps for office administration
Terry from Baton Rouge, Louisiana, called in to the show to learn how to optimize their on site security reporting. Their community hires off-duty police officers to patrol the neighborhood and are looking to update how officers check in, how they report, and how they can communicate more effectively in the field.
Clever Alexa commands you can use again and again!
More than any other device, Alexa has become our closest approximation of artificial intelligence. She has a voice and personality, and if you ask the right question, she’ll even get sassy with you. Users even refer to Alexa as “she.” We usually prefer to say her name, rather than the name of the device itself, Amazon Echo. For many owners, Alexa is more than a mere virtual assistant; she has become something like a domestic companion, a Rosie or R2-D2 that can also order takeout.
Incredible useful travel apps you didn’t know ab
Have smartphone, will travel. Nowadays, your phone may operate in many different countries, or you can easily stick a SIM card into the slot and pick up a local data plan. Another option is to keep your phone off and only use Wi-Fi whenever you find it. In short, your phone is still useful when you travel, and you can access your apps in seaports and souks around the globe. Many apps are designed to enhance the travel experience.
Komando Flash Tips
Stop robocalls with Google Voice
Even with the federal Do Not Call registry in place, automated phone calls can still come flooding in. Many businesses sell your information to third parties. In fact, agreeing to this kind of information trade can be part of the deal for many free or low-cost services. The bottom line is: Robocalls are annoying and need to be stopped.
How to know if someone blocked your number
When you block a number, you no longer receive calls or text messages from that person. With Apple’s iPhone, it also blocks FaceTime contacts. This can be helpful for stopping some unwanted spam calls, but it can also be used for personal reasons. You won’t get any sort of official notice if someone blocks your calls, but you can make an educated guess by looking for these signs.
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How to get a ton of free samples from Amazon
Free samples are fun. You get to test out products you might not otherwise try. Maybe you find a new favorite shampoo. Maybe you discover that floral-smelling perfume is just not right for you. You don’t have to head to a store to try out some free samples. Amazon wants to hook you up in the comfort of your own home.
Check your home! These vinyl records are worth big
With the resurgence of vinyl, there's an opportunity for wise collectors to make some serious coin. If you had the foresight to hang on to that record collection all these years, you might be sitting on a pile gold...so to speak. That's why you should check out your stash and see if you have any gems that are worth some big money.
Block your cellphone number from caller ID with th
People know it's you calling when your caller ID pops up on their phone, but it doesn’t have to be like that. There are two ways to keep your identity secret while making a call: one is permanent; the other is temporary on a call-by-call basis. The temporary way of keeping your mobile number invisible from caller ID is as easy as 1,2,3.
Download your photos from Facebook – here
There are several reasons why you might want to download your Facebook photos. You may simply want a backup, or perhaps you want to create a photo book or share them through another platform. You may also want to preserve them if you are planning on leaving Facebook and deleting your account. Ready to backup your Facebook adventures? Here’s how to save your photos for posterity.