Month: April 2018

Beyoncé donates $100G in scholarships to four HBCUs – NY Daily News

Beyoncé is the gift that keeps on giving. The “Lemonade” singer announced Monday that she would be donating $100,000 to historically black colleges and universities. One student from each HBCU — Xavier University of Louisiana, Wilberforce University, Tuskegee University and Bethune-Cookman University — will receive a $25,000 scholarship for the 2018-2019 school year. “We salute the rich legacy of Historically Black Colleges and Universities,” Ivy McGregor, director of philanthropy and corporate relations at Parkwood Entertainment, which houses BeyGOOD, said in a statement. “We honor all institutions of higher learning for maintaining culture and creating environments for optimal learning which...

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Meghan Markle may give up U.S. citizenship to avoid tax hassle – NY Daily News

This actress’ royalties are going to be a headache for her accountants. Tuesday was “Suits” star Meghan Markle’s last tax day as a single woman. Her days as an American citizen may be numbered as well, according to a source with ties to the princess-to-be. On May 19, Markle will marry Prince Harry and become a royal — though not yet a British citizen. Considering all the tax complications the IRS imposes on citizens living abroad, we’re told that the Los Angeles native has been urged by some associates across the pond to cut ties with Uncle Sam, though...

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Amazon and best buy team up to sell smart tvs

Amazon and Best Buy want to sell you your next smart TV. The companies, which are two of the biggest electronics retailers in the US, on Wednesday revealed a new multiyear partnership to sell the next generation of TVs running Amazon’s Fire TV operating system to customers in the US and Canada. Best Buy will be the exclusive seller for more than 10 4K and HD Fire TV Edition models made by Toshiba and Best Buy’s Insignia brand starting this summer. Prices haven’t been announced yet. These smart TVs will be available only in Best Buy stores, on BestBuy.com and,...

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FDA says you can now wear contacts that darken in bright light – CNET

Walking out into bright sunlight can be hell when wearing contact lenses, which tend to make many people ultrasensitive to strong light. Now, thanks to the FDA approving light-reactive contact lenses, we may no longer have to get all teary-eyed while groping for sunglasses. The Food and Drug Administration last week approved photochromic soft contact lenses that automatically darken when exposed to bright lights. Johnson & Johnson says its Acuvue Oasys Contact Lenses with Transitions Light Intelligent Technology can be worn daily for up to 14 days. “This contact lens is the first of its kind to incorporate the same...

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Stop Sharing Details From Your Personal History on Facebook

If the last few weeks of Facebook scandals have revealed anything, it’s that the social network already knows way too much about us. But in case you needed another reason to stop giving Facebook your personal info here’s a good one: it could get your online accounts hacked. A recent post from Krebs on Security points out that Facebook is full of popular pages asking for the type of information typically used in security questions to protect your account. Seemingly innocuous status updates asking for details on your first pet or the street you grew up on may seem...

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