We’ve all had it happen: You look at your phone and notice a missed call from a familiar-looking number that isn’t in your contacts. Your first instinct might be to call back and see who it was, but that’s the last thing you should do.You might assume calling back is safe because a number happens to be from your area code. Is it your doctor? Your kid’s principal? A neighbor? Unfortunately, the answer is probably none of those, says Adam Levin, founder of CyberScout and author of Swiped: How to Protect Yourself in a World of Scammers, Phishers, and Identity Thieves. Scammers “are adept at spoofing phone numbers for caller ID purposes,” he says. So just because a number shares your area code doesn’t mean the caller is from your town. Crooks purposely use familiar area codes to gain your trust. Don’t miss these other sneaky ways con artists win your trust.You’d probably ignore an 800 number, but a number that comes from your hometown … [Read more...] about This is why you should never call back an unknown number
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By Bob D'Angelo, Cox Media Group National Content Desk SALISBURY, MASS. — A Massachusetts police officer was forced to protect a different kind of mammal when a seal pup ended up in the middle of a road in Salisbury. >> Read more trending news The Seacoast Marine Mammal Rescue Team posted on Facebook that the seal, "likely newly weaned from mom and trying to figure out things on his own," followed the beach access path that many use to access the beach. The seal ended up in the middle of the street Wednesday, and homeowners in the area and a Salisbury police officer kept the animal safe, closing down the road until the Seacoast Marine Mammal Rescue Team arrived. Recommended for you Recommended for you Recommended for you Most read 1 5 things to know about the Falcons on Monday 2 AJC Videos 3 Why is Trump recognizing Jerusalem as the capital of Israel? "We got the call while we were up in the science center, … [Read more...] about Massachusetts police officer helps protect seal pup found in middle of road
Long before there were pink protest hats, or “Notorious RBG” T-shirts celebrating Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, women on both sides of the Atlantic were making fashion statements about feminism. On Dec. 5, 1908, at Royal Albert Hall in London, David Lloyd George gave a speech that went on for more than two hours. As he wound down, it became clear that the Lloyd George — a top official in Britain’s ruling party and later the prime minister — was not going to address one of the most pressing issues of the time: Women’s suffrage. A cry went up: “We want deeds, not words!” Helen Ogston, a 25-year-old Scottish woman wearing the green, violet, and white sash of the suffragettes around her shoulders, flowers in her hair, stood up and excoriated Lloyd George. As Royal Albert Hall guards approached, she pulled out a dog whip and began hitting the men. They dragged her from the stalls; one of them, she said later, pushed the lit end of … [Read more...] about Is feminist fashion helping women?
Visit The Boston Globe Share on Twitter Share on Facebook Comment on this Scroll to top of page Robert Weisman Globe Staff November 26, 2018 It’s OK to sit in silence with someone who has suffered a loss.Asking grieving friends or neighbors if you can do something concrete, like mow their lawn or bring over dinner, is better than telling them to “call if you need anything.”The most comforting thing to say may be the simplest: “I’m sorry.” Don’t say they’re strong, suggest things will get better, or recount how you felt when someone close to you died. Advertisement That’s just some of the advice Boston area grief counselors and religious leaders have for people navigating a common quandary: how to offer sincere and helpful consolation to those struggling with the death of a loved one. Get Metro Headlines in your inbox: The 10 top local news stories from metro Boston and around New England delivered … [Read more...] about Help Desk: How to console those in mourning
HTV National Desk Published 9:04 am PDT, Thursday, November 1, 2018 Dr. Fatima Cody Stanford, a physician and expert in obesity medicine, told CNN she was on a flight from Indianapolis to Boston on Tuesday when a woman sitting next to her started shaking and hyperventilating. Dr. Fatima Cody Stanford, a physician and expert in obesity medicine, told CNN she was on a flight from Indianapolis to Boston on Tuesday when a woman sitting next to her started shaking and hyperventilating. Photo: Fatima Cody Stanford Click through the slideshow to see the racial incidents that have made national headlines recently. Click through the slideshow to see the racial incidents that have made national headlines recently. Photo: Drew Angerer / Getty Images San Jose State University student Esra Altun, 19, said a man yanked her by her hijab, causing it to … [Read more...] about Doctor says airline workers didn’t believe she was a physician when she tried to help passenger