By Chuck Barney | [email protected] | Bay Area News Group PUBLISHED: March 12, 2019 at 9:56 pm | UPDATED: March 13, 2019 at 3:39 am Welcome to the final night of “The Bachelor.” Are you ready for one last blast of crazy, stupid love? Let’s set the scene: Colton, our chaste and soggy-eyed leading man, has flouted years of established “Bachelor” formula by dumping both of his would-be finalists — Tayshia and Hannah G. And he has decided to pursue Cassie, a woman who dumped HIM. Yes, it’s totally unconventional — and defies every fairy-tale trope Mike Fleiss stands for — but it’s also kind of admirable. We can just imagine Colton in the shower sudsing up and singing “I did it my way …” a la Frank Sinatra. (You can Google him, kiddies). In Part 1 of this bloated two-night finale, Colton did a lot of crying and a lot of feeling sorry for himself. But enough of that. Now, he’s putting on his … [Read more...] about ‘The Bachelor’ finale recap: Did Colton and Cassie make it work?
Making it work
Airfares are constantly fluctuating — now more than ever. That's because airlines have access to better technology and more real-time information on passengers than ever before. With complex algorithms running their booking systems, the airlines are constantly tweaking prices based on shifts in demand or available seats. It used to be that airfares could be changed only three times a day due to programming limitations at Airline Tariff Publishing Co., which collects and distributes airfare-related data within the travel industry. But improved technology has enabled airlines to change prices as often as they wish. Airlines hold their pricing schemes closely, said George Hobica, a travel writer and founder of Airfarewatchdog.com, an airfare alert site now owned by TripAdvisor. And while there are no bulletproof tricks to ensure a passenger gets the lowest fare, there are ways to improve one's odds. Fly midweek: Generally speaking, Tuesdays and Wednesdays are the cheapest days to … [Read more...] about Why airline prices fluctuate and how to make it work to your advantage
Phuong Le, Associated Press Updated 4:24 pm PST, Friday, December 7, 2018 FILE - In this March 14, 2018 file photo, workers with the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife, the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife and the Pacific States Marine Fisheries Commission work together to load a trapped California sea lion onto a truck after it was captured in the Willamette River near Oregon City, Ore. A bill making it easier to kill sea lions that feast on imperiled salmon in the Columbia River has cleared the U.S. Senate. The measure would allow a more streamlined process for Washington, Idaho, Oregon and several Pacific Northwest tribes to capture and euthanize sea lions. The bill sponsored by Idaho Sen. Jim Risch and Washington Sen. Maria Cantwell cleared the Senate Thursday, Dec. 6. It's similar to legislation that the U.S. House passed in June. less FILE - In this March 14, 2018 file photo, workers with the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife, the Washington … [Read more...] about Senate passes bill making it easier to kill sea lions
Jonathan Oosting The Detroit News Published 1:26 PM EST Nov 30, 2018 Lansing — Michigan’s Republican-led Senate on Thursday approved legislation that would make it a misdemeanor crime for a public official to require non-profit charities and politically active groups to disclose their donors for government review. Supporters say the “personal protection privacy act” would protect donors from retaliation by political opponents, but critics say it would restrict the government from investigating fraudulent non-profits and further shield money used to influence elections. “A better name, or just as appropriate name for this bill, could be the dark money protection act,” Craig Mauger of the Michigan Campaign Finance Network told lawmakers this week in a Senate committee. While non-profits are not currently required to publicly disclose donors, sponsoring state Sen. Mike Shirkey, R-Clarklake, said his bill would provide “affirmative … [Read more...] about Senate: Make it a crime for political nonprofits to disclose donors
By Elizabeth Harris Published 2:16 pm PST, Friday, November 9, 2018 Jeanne Kanai of Prudential Financial demonstrates the AgingBooth app at a benefits fair for State of Hawaii employees on Maui. Some apps are motivating workers to plan better for retirement. Jeanne Kanai of Prudential Financial demonstrates the AgingBooth app at a benefits fair for State of Hawaii employees on Maui. Some apps are motivating workers to plan better for retirement. Photo: Anna Kim / New York Times -- PHOTO MOVED IN ADVANCE AND NOT FOR USE - ONLINE OR IN PRINT - BEFORE NOV. 04, 2018. -- A participant shows a before photo, left, and an after photo made with the AgingBooth app at a benefits fair for State of Hawaii employees on Maui, Hawaii, Oct. 23, 2018. Retirement plan sponsors like Prudential and TIAA have developed games and quizzes to motivate workers to save and invest more actively. It might work. (Anna Kim/The New York … [Read more...] about Think saving for old age can’t be fun? Try making it a game