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Debbie Galant

You’re never too old to be a space archaeologist

Doris Mae Jones recently moved from Indiana to Ohio to be closer to her sons. And although the 91-year-old has a weekly Mah Jongg game, she still has a lot of time on her hands. So when she heard about GlobalXplorer, a project that would allow her to help archaeologists find lost civilizations right from…

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Find gigs online and earn extra cash

Looking to pick up some cash for post holiday bills? It might be time to try out the so-called “gig” or “sharing” economy. The gig economy is what economists call work arrangements that come without fixed hours, fixed salary or fixed benefits. The term originated with musicians, who’ve always called their jobs gigs. Now, though,…

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Catching Up with Our Bodies Ourselves: Q&A with Joan Ditzion

For women coming of age in the 1970s, the book “Our Bodies, Ourselves” was as ubiquitous as spider plants in macrame hangers. The book became an essential home reference: part medical dictionary, part political manifesto, and a place where girls and women could investigate their secret fears about sex and their private parts, in private.…

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The Krack Attack, and How to Avoid It

  Another day, another internet warning. According to the Wi-Fi Alliance©, an industry group, “Recently published research identified vulnerabilities in some Wi-Fi devices where those devices reinstall network encryption keys under certain conditions, disabling replay protection and significantly reducing the security of encryption.” In other words, our wireless networks aren’t necessarily safe — even if…

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