FAKEBLOCK – Remove yourself from the internet and erase your online presence

Social networks have evolved from the days of MySpace to valuable, data-slurping machines that have information on everything from our friends and family to our voting habits. When you apply for a new job, many employers will try to find and evaluate your social media presence to ascertain if you are a suitable candidate. A misjudged tweet from years ago or an inappropriate Facebook photo can destroy future …

Michael Corleone’s Godfather House Is on the Market for $1.37 Million

Godfather fans rejoice! The real-life Tudor-style home that belonged to Michael Corleone in the 1972 flick is currently on the market for the first time in over 40 years. Elaine and Peter Albert, the current owners, snapped up the impressive brick-covered Staten Island abode for $195,000 back in 1977, and raised their three children within its iconic walls. The home is …

10 VHS Tapes That Are Worth Money

It’s been decades since VHS tapes and players populated living room shelves, but that doesn’t mean the format has totally disappeared. On eBay, Facebook trading posts, and other outlets, collectors are actively buying and selling videocassettes for prices that can stretch into the hundreds of dollars. Forget those VHS Disney movies, or “Black Diamond” tapes, released between 1984 and 1994 that are purported to …

For Oceans Day, 15 Stories from Five Seas

Last year, the conservation action theme of World Oceans Day was focused on “encouraging solutions to plastic pollution and preventing marine litter.” This year, the conservation action theme is “preventing plastic pollution and encouraging solutions for a healthy ocean.” I wondered, do I really need to write a brand-new introduction for this year’s collection of ocean-related stories from Hakai Magazine—isn’t last year’s still …

Taylor Swift’s Former Rental Sells for $13 Million Less Than Asking Price

A unique, historic carriage house previously rented out by Taylor Swiftfinally found a new owner—at a substantially discounted price. The 5,500-square-foot home, located in NYC’s West Village, was originally listed by owner David Aldea for $24.5 million in 2017, but it ultimately sold for $11.5 million, less than half of the original asking price, according to reports. Swift rented the four-bedroom, five-full-and-two-half-bath …

Why We Pretend to Clean Up Oil Spills

hen the Deepwater Horizon well operated by BP (formerly British Petroleum) exploded and contaminated the Gulf of Mexico with at least 650 million liters of crude oil in 2010, blue-smocked animal rescuers quickly appeared on television screens. Looking like scrub nurses, the responders treated oil-coated birds with charcoal solutions, antibiotics, and dish soap. They also forced the birds to swallow …

Sen. Bernie Sanders

WASHINGTON (SBG) – Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., announced in mid-February he is running for president again, after losing the 2016 Democrat nomination to Hillary Clinton but winning much of the party over to his democratic socialist ideals. Sander’s top policy priorities– free college, Medicare for All and $15 minimum wage- may sound familiar to those who have followed his decades-long advocacy …

Homeless boy wins New York State chess championship: ‘I want to be the youngest grandmaster’

A homeless 8-year-old chess prodigy who dreams of becoming the world’s youngest grandmaster recently took home a top prize at a New York chess tournament. Tanitoluwa Adewumi, who goes by Tani, placed first in the kindergarten through third-grade division at the New York State Scholastic Championship last weekend. Tani, who only took up chess about a year ago, overcame immense odds to land the impressive win, …