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“The only key to Baldpate”
In Estes Park, Colorado, the Baldpate Inn holds an interesting collection. If you were to visit there, you would immediately notice all the keys hanging from the rafters. From various states, left by visitors and guests, this collection of upwards of 30,000 keys is the largest public collection in the world.
How these turbines can produce 24/7 renewable ener
Today, it is even more important to shift the world’s gaze from non-renewable energy sources to ones that have a longer lifespan for people and the planet itself. In Belgium, whirlpool turbines are creating constant renewable energy for homes in small rural areas. They utilize the existing currents of rivers to produce energy, enough for dozens of homes.
The stereotypes behind picking your March Madness
If you are an avid fan, you likely have a strategy when selecting your teams for the March Madness tournament. But not everyone has a clear strategy based on statistics and numbers. This funny video gives you a different perspective on how people make their selections during March Madness. Do you fit into any of these categories when selecting your brackets?
How this ski resort is keeping skiers safe from av
If barreling down a snowy hill at a fast speed didn’t sound dangerous enough, skiers and snowboarders have another threat at one of the largest ski resorts in North America. Avalanches have claimed the lives of 16 people in the last year across the western U.S. But one resort in British Columbia is turning the tide with a new way to keep their visitors safe.
Can you answer these questions from the 1926 SAT?
Maybe it’s been a few years since your last standardized test, but if you can remember, it may have been full of questions that were confusing, with overly complicated words and odd answers. To add to the complexity, teens were asked to answer the questions. How did they do?
How to make a million dollars at 16 years old
Celebrities are the people who can get the rare, expensive items that the general public just couldn’t imagine spending that much money for. Things like designer clothes, accessories, and even shoes are coveted items for those with the cash to spare. But many famous singers and rappers have a secret source for their rarest sneakers: 16-year-old Benjamin "Kickz."
Russian hackers are after your tax return, how not
Ugh! It's that time of year again. Yep, you guessed it....tax season. Due to the massive Equifax data breach that was revealed last year, you probably shouldn't wait until the last minute to file. Hackers are ruthless and have no problem targeting your taxes. That's why you need to know the safest way to file your taxes so you won't be hacked.
Digital Life Hack: Stop robocalls and telemarketer
Unsolicited robocalls have become a serious epidemic lately. A recent study shows that the number of spam calls has been rising across the country at an alarmingly rapid pace. People in the U.S. receive an average of just under 19 spam calls every month. That's why you need to know how to stop annoying robocalls on your smartphone. One way to try and stop these intrusive calls is with robocall blocking apps. Kim shows us some of the best options available.
Kim’s Top 5 databases to opt-out of now
Robocalls and direct mail marketing can get annoying. I want to give you five ways to stop marketing phone calls and direct marketing ads from taking over your life. Be prepared, though, because you'll need to set aside several minutes or even an hour or more to opt out of some of these, but it will be worth it.
Digital Life Hack: Amazon Alexa Skills
Alexa can be found on several devices, including the Amazon Echo, Echo Dot, Echo Show and more. The device is programmed to respond to almost unlimited commands and variations, and there are tens of thousands of individual “skills” you can add to her repertoire. Even though there are already tons of Alexa skills to choose from, wouldn't it be nice to make some custom skills of your own?
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Free software alternatives you may not have heard
As the saying goes, the best things in life are free: love, friends, and great software that works almost as well as a paid product. If you’re like me, you have probably shopped around for certain apps or programs, and then you balked at the price tag. Sometimes, you have to bite the bullet. But other times, there’s a free option that will get the same results.
Ways to fix your home Wi-Fi problems
When Wi-Fi slows down, so does our entire life. Our email and browsers stop loading. Our streaming movies freeze. Alexa stops responding. Our phones revert to data plans. Everything buffers at the same time, ruining the momentum of your routine. There are plenty of reasons why your Wi-Fi keeps slowing down.
5 tricks to get the best possible reception with y
Cable TV prices have skyrocketed over the years with many people feeling forced to pay outrageous prices to get live programming and specialty channels. But times have changed dramatically and now many are asking, have you cut the cable TV cord yet and turned to streaming services instead?
Useful online sites for almost anything
With literally millions of websites out there, it can be challenging and often quite time consuming to find a site or app that will help you. Well, search no more! I've compiled a list of useful sites you may not know about that offer free assistance for many tasks.
Get the best phone battery life with some quick ad
Your cellphone is only as good as its battery. Once its power source runs out, so does your ability to call, check email and pinpoint your location on a virtual map. You may be surprised to find out that some of the things you do with your phone are actually causing the problem.
Komando Flash Tips
Opt-out of online targeted advertising networks an
If you surf the web, you're going to see ads. That's a given, and there's not much you can do about it. What you can change is whether or not you see targeted ads. These are the ads that follow you from site to site and seem to know what you've been looking at online.
Introducing my new video site!
After months of hard work, I am excited to share with you my new and improved video site! I know you’re going to love it. It’s faster, more user-friendly and has fewer ads! You’ll still find my popular categories like flash tips, Komando reports and a slew of other fun stuff like recipes and viral videos. And don’t forget, if you are a member of Kim’s Club, you’ll also be able to watch me record my radio show live from the studio! Check it out for yourself! Click here to see my new and improved video site!