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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?
Wireless security cameras with the most free cloud
Home security is as important as ever, and the great news is there are plenty of cameras that will help protect our homes. They are easy to set up and do a great job of monitoring what goes on in and around your home, with some doing even more than that. But along with just watching the happenings, one of the best things they can do is record the video to be watched later. After all, you probably don't have time to just monitor your home all day, but may at some point have a need to check the tape.
How to get your money back when you book your vaca
Linda from Idaho had been planning a trip to North Carolina and had booked and paid for a rental home online. When Hurricane Florence hit and her flight was cancelled, she naturally figured she could get a refund on her rental. That wasn’t the case. Out of frustration, Linda called The Kim Komando Show for advice from Kim on how she could get her money back.
Secrets to getting the best airplane Wi-Fi possibl
You'll finally have speedy in-flight internet. Here's how to make the slow, sluggish and unpredictable airplane Wi-Fi a lot less expensive and a lot faster! Keep reading to find out how these simple tricks can improve your Wi-Fi on your next flight.
The best way to gain exposure and land your dream
Stephen from South Carolina is looking for a new career move. He called in to The Kim Komando Show seeking tips from Kim on how he can reach potential employers and get noticed. If you’re starting a new career, making a career change or simply wanting to get the perfect job, Kim gives tips how to maximize your online presence and have a great digital first impression!
Selling your house? Here are some upgrades you nee
We're sharing expert tips from realtors who know what home buyers want. These days, they want smart home tech. The great news for you is, you can often increase your home's value by adding a few smart home devices that will set you back less than $1,000 and often less than $100.
6 popular accounts that need two-factor authentica
Setting up two-factor authentication for securing your account is a pretty good idea. It's obvious that this simple step is worth the little effort required to set it up. But which accounts should you enable it on? Here's how to enable two-factor authentication on six popular accounts offering this must-have feature.
Apple Pay vs. Samsung Pay vs. Google Pay: Which is
Most of us now have access to an alternative to the good, old-fashioned wallet. The big three options for mobile payment systems are Apple Pay, Google Pay, and Samsung Pay. They all turn your smartphone (or certain smartwatches) into a mobile wallet, letting you pay for purchases without having to fish out a credit card or cash. Choosing which mobile payment system to go with is an interesting question.
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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.
Join the Komando Ambassador Program
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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.