Q: I recently bought a Garmin DriveSmart GPS. I have a 2013 Subaru Outback. When the Garmin is mounted on the dashboard, it keeps losing satellite reception. When it is lying on the passenger seat, it works perfectly. Garmin support has no answer for me, and neither does the dealer. I think it has something to do with the windshield. A year ago I had the windshield replaced with an aftermarket one rather than an OEM. What do you know about this situation and is there a solution so that I can mount it on the dashboard? Thanks for your help. — C.H., Chicago … [Read more...] about Q&A: Could the windshield on a Subaru Outback be scrambling GPS signals?
Chris Woodyard USA TODAY Published 9:01 p.m. UTC Aug 19, 2018 Add millions of used contact lenses to the plastic waste that's finding its way into oceans and lakes. A new study released Sunday estimates that these slippery transparent discs, vital to the vision of an estimated 45 million Americans, are often flushed into the sewer instead of placed in the trash or recycled. Worn for as little as a day, their small size contributes to the danger they could eventually wind up polluting a lake, river or go out to sea, says the study being presented at a conference by Arizona State University researchers. "I wondered what happened to these lenses," said Rolf Halden, director of ASU's Biodesign Institute Center for Environmental Health Engineering. "In the bathroom, they can get lost in the sink or go down the toilet. I am an engineer, so let's see how big the problem is." The answer, as it turns out, is that the problem is substantial. Up to 20 percent of wearers … [Read more...] about Flushing your contact lenses down the drain is adding plastic waste to oceans
U.S. The 2018 midterm elections are already historic in a number of ways as a record number of women and minorities run for office and voter turnout in primary races across the nation is at an all-time high. Pundits predict everything from a Democratic "blue wave" to a "pink wave" that will push women into office. First Muslim Women in Congress Tlaib is a current member of the Democratic Socialists of America and is running on a progressive platform including medicare for all, $15 minimum wage and strengthening unions and workers' protections. Tlaib is the daughter of Palestinian immigrants and was already the first Muslim woman to be elected to Michigan's legislature, where she served from 2008 to 2014. Omar, a mother of three, came to the United States more than two decades ago as a refugee. She is campaigning on issues like guaranteed access to public education and housing as a human right. Washington is going to be changed! @RashidaTlaib & @IlhanMN - need I say more? … [Read more...] about Midterm Elections 2018: Here are the Candidates Who Can Make History in November
President Donald Trump boards Air Force One at Morristown Municipal Airport, in Morristown, N.J., Saturday, Aug. 4, 2018. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster) The United Nations has been getting bad press recently. The way it acts can be harmful, as President Trump and U.S. Ambassador to the U.N. Nikki Haley have made clear. I am running, with the support of my government of the United Kingdom, to become an undersecretary general of the U.N. because I want to work on reform. We've got to focus on stopping all this nonsense: corruption, the missing billions of dollars, oil-for-food scandals – it's all got to end. Refugees moving around the world unchecked with no documents and then having nowhere to go – this is going to stop. The United Nations can help, and it's going to end right now. We’ve got to put terrorists and murderers in prison. The United Nations can help with this. The U.N. has the systems to do it. We need to be building positive outcomes with our allies … [Read more...] about I can help President Trump reform the UN
close Video Are Dems underestimating support for Trump among Latinos? A new report says Democrats are not seeing a boost in Latino support ahead of midterms as Hispanic unemployment hits another record low under the president. Hispanic Americans are rapidly becoming the embodiment of a new political narrative – one that isn’t being written by politicians, and isn’t pegged to the unnecessarily divisive issue of immigration. The developing narrative of the Latino community is one about economic opportunity. This young, growing, entrepreneurial demographic is today’s most vivid example of what can happen when government creates the right environment for entrepreneurs and workers to do what they do best. The benefits of an improved economic environment, created through lower taxes and regulatory relief, are reflected in both the Hispanic unemployment rate – which has reached an all-time low and is going lower – and in … [Read more...] about Hispanic Americans are on the rise in every way — politicians must take note