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Keeping Your Data Safe on a Public Wi-Fi

Wi-Fi makes internet access comfortable and seamless, thanks to its presence in virtually every home, office, university campuses, and various public spaces. Wi-Fi networks utilize radio waves — transmission media similar to the ones used by mobile phones and televisions to connect to … read more

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Be a Hero for UNICEF this Halloween

Being a hero goes beyond dressing up in a costume this Halloween season. Children, families and schools across the country can channel their own superpowers to help deliver lifesaving supplies to children in need this October. One way to use your superpowers is … read more

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5 Tips for Keeping Your Dog More Active

Face it, getting enough exercise is tough for everyone, and it’s certainly true when it comes to our pets. The amount of exercise your dog may need varies, depending on the age, size and breed, but most dogs need more exercise than they’re … read more

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Chum salmon checking out the scene at Kitsap Salmon Tours (Photo by Cisco Valez)

The Salmon Are Coming! Come See Them at Kitsap Salmon Tours

It’s that time of year again — time to see Pacific salmon make their way home to the Kitsap streams, where their lives began. Not only does their migration offer a unique opportunity for people to observe this iconic species, but their journey … read more

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Beware of ‘Free Genetic Testing’ Medicare Scam

Over the past few years, DNA tests have become more popular across the country. However, unscrupulous people are taking advantage of the buzz around these tests to scam Medicare beneficiaries. Scammers target Medicare beneficiaries through telemarketing calls, booths at public events, health fairs … read more

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Seared Salmon with Spinach and Grapes

4 Fall Recipes Using Grapes

By incorporating versatile ingredients into your holiday cooking, you can make a vast array of tasty seasonal goodies. For example, California grapes are abundant throughout the holiday season and add taste and visual appeal to dishes of all kinds, including in the recipes … read more

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home buyers

10 Terms and Acronyms Homebuyers Need to Know

PMI, APR, LTV — these unfamiliar acronyms don’t need to bewilder or intimidate uninitiated homebuyers. To help you negotiate the homebuying process like a pro, Freddie Mac is sharing definitions of 10 key acronyms you’ll encounter as you meet with lenders, make a … read more

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5 Ways to Empower Kids to End Bullying

From the classroom to the internet, bullying can lead to children developing a poor self-image or lead to bullying others. In fact, members of Generation Z believe bullying is the biggest issue facing their generation, according to new data. A survey of American … read more

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