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11 Things We Didn’t Know Last Week

Posted on 12/11/2013 by |News, Culture, Sights and Sounds | Comments

11 Things | Bulletin TodayNews, discoveries and fun … 1. Cockroaches that survive harsh winters have invaded New York. (Learn more at U.S. News) 2. Saturn’s six-sided jet stream creates a stunning GIF. (Learn more at Engadget.com) 3. Singer Susan Boyle has Asperger’s Syndrome. (Learn more at AARP) 4. Kitty, the most popular name for female kittens from 2000 to 2006, has dropped behind Bella and Lucy. (Learn more at Vetstreet) 5. Not all species decline with age, a new survey finds. (Learn more at …

‘Overstock’ Name Is Hot Holiday Hoax

Posted on 12/5/2013 by |AARP Blog Author | Comments

Bulletin Today | Money & SavingsAmong the most common holiday shopping cons is cybersquatting, when scammers steal or slightly alter the name or website address of a well-known company to engage in rip-offs including identity theft, credit card fraud and sale of counterfeit goods. This holiday season, “Overstock” is certainly not being underutilized by scammers. The Better Business Bureau warns of a “noticeable trend” of phony websites using the word “overstock” somewhere in their domain name, “hoping to fool consumers into thinking they are shopping …

Love, Peace and Soul – Remembering Don Cornelius

Posted on 02/1/2012 by |Washington D.C. | Comments

EntertainmentThe news of Don Cornelius’s death has me, like many people, thinking about his legacy and his iconic show, Soul Train. Soul Train was a funky forum for emerging talent and a place where young, super-cool dancers in the seventies, eighties and nineties could strut their stuff. It was also one of the longest running syndicated shows on television. Aretha Franklin, Michael Jackson, Chaka Khan, The O’Jays and Gladys Knight & The Pips are just some of the acts who …