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Thanksgiving Day Tips

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 By Diane Tait Image courtesy Pixabay With Thanksgiving only a few days away, I thought I'd take the time to offer ten tips that are meant to keep you from being a turkey this year.  Whether you're hosting dinner for your family or are planning on traveling to meet them for the big event, there are a few things you should keep in mind that could keep the holiday from being ruined.  

Catalytic Converter Capers

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 By Diane Tait Image courtesy Pixabay If you own a car, you know you need to lock your vehicle up tight to keep thieves from getting inside.  But what you may not know is that now thieves can rob you blind without ever having to set foot inside your vehicle.  That's because what most of them are after resides beneath it.  Currently, crooks want to steal your vehicle's catalytic converter and they're brazen enough to commit the crime both day and night.

The Dangers of Distracted Driving

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By Diane Tait Image courtesy Pixabay Now that Halloween has come and gone, the Christmas shopping season has kicked into high gear.   That means lots and lots of holiday shoppers are going on their merry way as they drive from store to store in search of the perfect gifts for loved ones.   It also means an uptick in traffic accidents caused by those same drivers, many of whom are less than attentive behind the wheel.   To help you and yours have a happy and safe holiday shopping season, I thought I’d give you a few helpful hints to help you avoid distracted driving.

Does Your Garage Look Like Aladdin’s Cave to Thieves?

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By Diane Tait Image courtesy Pixabay If you have an electric garage door opener, you probably enjoy using it to let yourself in when you get home, especially if it’s dark or raining.   Having a modern convenience like this makes most folks feel safe and secure.   With an electronic opener, you don’t have to worry about standing outside in the dark to get inside your home.   You don’t have to worry about straining your back to open your garage door.   What a wonderful world in which we live, right?   Well, that’s exactly the sentiment that burglars feel about electronic garage door openers.   In today’s blog, I’ll show you how these devices make breaking into your home quick and easy, along with 10 ways to keep thieves at bay.

Can Deepfakes Spell Deep Trouble?

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 By Diane Tait Image courtesy Pixabay If you enjoy surfing the web to view newsfeeds, then you know you must take what you see with a grain of salt.  That's because everything you read online isn't necessarily accurate or unbiased.  During the past few years, fake news has grown from a curiosity to a nuisance that threatens to undermine the usefulness of the Internet.  Face it, fake news has been used to manipulate everything from public opinion to election results.  It can also affect your health, if you believe fake news about dubious COVID cures, or your financial future if you take to heart any spurious stock tip you find online.  In short, fake news could short circuit the information all of us peruse on the Information Superhighway.  As bad as all that sounds, there's a more insidious form of digital fakery that's even more dangerous.  Called deepfakes, this technology can be used to create digital duplicates of virtually anyone to convince everyone of anything.