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Finding a furry friend in the era of COVID-19

Finding a pet may be a little different during the pandemic. While many shelters, rescue leagues and breeders are closed for in-person visits, many are still posting photos and videos of available animals, and hosting online meet-and-greets. But like any major decision, it pays to do your homework—especially because scammers are trying to take advantage of the situation.
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Distance yourself from eye strain

Having your work space be at home may only be increasing the amount of time you're spending in front of a screen—after all, it’s harder to get away and, with COVID-19, many of us are turning to recreational screen time to pass the time while social distancing. Help reduce eye strain with these nine tips.
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FTC: What you need to know about Cornavirus payment scams

We know there’s been a flood of information and updates about the government’s economic impact payments, or so-called stimulus checks, lately. Here’s what you need to know about the stimulus payments and how to avoid scams related to them.
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Pandemic protocol: 6 tips for working securely at home

Lots of us are working at home when we’ve never done it before. Beyond contending with pets and kids as coworkers, you also need to be mindful of the security of your home network. Get six tips to make sure your work-at-home life stays safe and secure.
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Want to get your Coronavirus relief check? Scammers do too.

You’ve probably heard the news by now—the government is sending out relief checks as part of the federal response to the coronavirus. Scammers heard the same thing, and they’re hoping to cash in on yours. The FTC shares a few things about how this will—and will not—work so you can spot the scams.
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Eleven online resources to stay active at home

National policies regarding the COVID-19 virus continue to evolve and now, many of us are living under “safer at home” orders. This means that nonessential business are closed—including gyms. Here are eleven online resources you can use to help you stay active while abiding by the law as we all hope to flatten the curve.
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Ways to balance work and parenting young kids at home

We’re in unprecedented times here, so whatever you do to make your workday work and keep your child content, good on you! We've pulled together some great ideas and online resources to help make it easier on everyone.
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It’s that time of year—sun outage season

For about two weeks each spring and fall, TV providers experience a technical (and celestial) phenomenon in which the sun causes solar interference" to satellite signals. Unfortunately, there is nothing we can do to prevent sun outages from occurring, but we'll tell you when they might happen.
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FTC: True love doesn’t ask for money

It’s almost Valentine’s Day. Lots of us have profiles on online dating sites, apps or social media to find “the one.” But that interesting person who just messaged you could be a sweet-talking romance scammer trying to trick you into sending money.
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FTC: Watch out for tax identity theft

‘Tis the season when the tidings come in envelopes stamped “Important Tax Return Document Enclosed.” Yes, it’s tax filing season, and the season’s Grinches are the tax identity thieves and government imposters who are hoping to steal your money. Find out what you need to watch out for and how to steer clear of these scams.
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