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How to Save Up tp 50% on Car Rentals. Really.

50% off car rentalWith lots of upcoming travel, I’m looking for every way I can to save money. I came across this tip from #moneyhoneyrachel. At the time of this post, this still works like a charm.

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Here’s How:

  1. Go to undercovertourist.com
  2. From the main navigation, select discount tickets and click AMC theatres
  3. Scroll down toward the bottom of the page and click on “Add 1 regular fountain drink” ticket to your cart and continue
  4. From the
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How to Disable and Remove Important Labels in Gmail

Depending on the email client you use, you may see every and I do mean ev-er-y single email marked with a bright yellow IMPORTANT  label. It’s maddening to keep unchecking them to only have the next email reappear as important. Again.

Here’s the only fix that works to stop Gmail from marking all emails as important.

If you don’t want emails getting marked as important, go to mail settings > inbox  – disable Importance markers, and then set up a … Read more

Fastest Way to Defrost Your Car’s Windshield

It’s cold outside. Really cold. As it should be for January.

Which means that if you have a car that stays outside, as we do, you’re dealing with frost, snow, ice, and sundry other winter mixes that need to be scraped off your windshield before you can drive off.

Tired of guessing at the best way to defrost, de-ice, de-whatever, I did some research.

Here’s what I found.

Steps to defrost car windshield

If you’re curious about the science behind why this is the fastest … Read more

Facebook Major Contributor in Spreading Health Misinformation

I’ve been on a bit of a health kick lately, as there are some physically demanding activities I’m planning on doing and I need to make sure my body can keep up.

So, of course, all research leads to the internet. But, as we know, it’s also a place full of minefields; a big one being health and fitness. So when I saw this, I wasn’t surprised.

Infographic: Report: Facebook Poses A Major Threat To Public Health | Statista
(You can find more infographics at Statista)

“The heart of the global Read more

How to Find “Find My Friends” on iOS 13 Update

Don’t you just love it when you’re forced into an update and stuff stops working or, in the case of the latest iPhone update, apparently goes missing?

No? Me neither.

Latest MIA app? Find A Friend.

Actually, it’s not missing. They thought it would be helpful to roll it into Find My Phone. AND rename both. AND change the icon.

So, yeah, you’re not crazy— the Find A Friend icon is, indeed gone. Wiped off your phone.

What you need … Read more

Don’t Get a Call Blocking App – Do This for Free Instead – It Works Better

get text messages in do  not disturb instructions

Can you tell that I’m obsessed with foiling the sh*theads who have nothing better to do than harass people around the world with their nonstop scams?

Can you also tell that after investigating Call Blocking apps like Hiya (the absolute WORST for privacy violation) et al, that I would rather throw my phone away than use apps that are worse perpetrators than scammers for abusing your personal information and selling it over and over and over again to–forget highest–how ’bout … Read more

How to Beat Scammers and Spammers at Their Own Game – Do Not Disturb

Okay, I’m about ready to lose my mind with all of the scam/spam/robo calls I’ve suddenly been inundated with. Many of them during the middle of the night.

I’m guessing that one of my recently hacked accounts with some company that supposedly “really values my privacy and takes safety seriously” is the culprit. Does anybody have an account anywhere–business, bank, government, medical, etc.–that hasn’t been hacked yet?  We’ve all gotten so many of these notices, “Sorry to inform you that … Read more

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