California makes it illegal to charge more for car insurance based on gender

5th January 2019

Gender inequality is an incredibly pervasive problem all across the world and affects people in more ways than most of us realize. I, for example, wasn’t aware that a person’s stated gender would affect the price of their car insurance, but the good news is that as of Jan. 1, 2019, in California, that’s no longer the case. California’s Insurance Commissioner Dave Jones issued a statement on Friday that as…

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No matter how long the US government is shutdown, Americans should still file their taxes ASAP

5th January 2019

Tax season got a little more challenging due to the partial government shutdown. The Wall Street Journal’s Richard Rubin reported this week that taxpayers who file early in the season may not receive their funds in a timely manner as the IRS is operating with about 12% of its employees. But that doesn’t mean taxpayers should delay filing their taxes, according to accountants. “File early as you normally would and…

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How to turn off the ‘Show Me That Scene Again’ feature on Netflix that everyone hates

5th January 2019

I often find myself rewinding movies and TV shows on Netflix, but I only do so whenever I missed something because I was checking my phone. Of course, the smaller screen captures my attention, and I forget about what I was watching on Netflix. But I never feel the urge to rewatch a scene of a film just because it’s that good. And I wouldn’t appreciate a “Show Me That…

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