Category Archives: lifestyle

How to care for your vinyl

How to care for your vinyl

More people are getting into record players now. However, not everyone is well-versed in the preservation of records and players. To those who are new to vinyl, maintaining your vinyl and player is essential for long-term quality.

Gift ideas for every kind of mom

Mother's Day

Your mom (or the mom-like person you love). The woman who has done her darndest to teach you to use your manners, teach you wrong from right and have you grow up into a decent person. The woman who has been your scolder and a shoulder. The woman who drove you to your practices, helped you with your homework, took care of you when you were sick, cleaned up after you and spent the greater part of her life balancing her personal needs with yours, but always putting you first. Yes … that woman … and you haven’t even gotten her a Mother’s Day gift yet, have you? Mmmhmmm. (End guilt trip.)

Book ’Em Daniels: Local author strives to promote accountability through children’s books

Mark Daniels

Mark Daniels is late, something he never likes to be. “I’m a stickler for punctuality,” says the 34-year-old entrepreneur as he takes a seat at Starbucks. Daniels is right at home: It’s where he spends most of his days working.

EverydaySCIENCE: Was your favorite song chosen by a computer?


In my circle of friends, we describe great songs as “earworms.” That great hook worms its way through your cochlea, straight into your brain and tickles you. You begin to tap your foot, move your hips and – if no one is around – sing to yourself. You can’t seem to help it. When we watch any of the various music awards, we hear all the great hits of the year, and we hope our favorites are rewarded. In the same way we don’t know which song will be revealed when the presenter opens the envelope, we never know which new song we hear on the radio will be a Top 40 hit.

PulseTECH: The spies inside your phone

PulseTECH: The spies inside your phone

You just had a flat tire along a dark country road. Luckily, you downloaded a flashlight app into your cell phone and can put it to use. But that flashlight, handy as it is, may be just one of many doors you unwittingly opened to let spies take up residence inside your phone. “Most free flashlight apps are creepware,” said Gary S. Miliefsky, CEO of SnoopWall, a company that specializes in cybersecurity.