US now requires social media info for visa applications

3rd June 2019

If you want to stay in the US, you’ll likely have to share your internet presence. As proposed in March 2018 (and to some extent in 2015), the country now requires virtually all visa applicants to provide their social media account names for the past five years. The mandate only covers a list of selected services, although potential visitors and residents can volunteer info if they belong to social sites…

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‘Kids’ is a mesmerizing iOS art game about the human collective

1st June 2019

Oddly we’re more comfortable facing the question of who we are as individuals — we’re more afraid to reckon with how the collective defines most of who we are or how we act. But the short hand-drawn game Kids — recently released by Michael Frei and Mario von Rickenbach, the award-winning German duo known for Plug & Play — immerses you in the nature of group dynamics. That doesn’t even…

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Credit card balance transfer offers can be a big help when paying off debt

1st June 2019

So you’ve heard credit card ads talking about balance transfers and 0% introductory rates. What does this mean exactly? Well, a balance transfer is a way for you to move the debt you have on one credit card to a new credit card. You then pay that debt on the new credit card, which can often come at a friendlier rate. Some credit cards will offer a 0% introductory rate…

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New Amazon Day shipping option lets you pick the day you get deliveries

1st June 2019

First there was Prime Day. Now there’s Amazon Day. Amazon is slowly rolling out a new delivery option for its Prime members in the US, called Amazon Day, the company said Friday. The invite-only program lets members set a specific day of the week for their shipments to arrive. For example, if you pick Thursday, all the stuff you bought during the week, and select at checkout to arrive on…

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