Lourdes Zalcik

3,991 Flips | 38 Magazines | 165 Likes | 6 Following | 45 Followers | @lourdeszalcik | Keep up with Lourdes Zalcik on Flipboard, a place to see the stories, photos, and updates that matter to you. Flipboard creates a personalized magazine full of everything, from world news to life’s great moments. Download Flipboard for free and search for “Lourdes Zalcik”

20 Popular Side Hustles That Will Make Your Salary Soar

These weekend jobs can help pad your bank account.<p>This story originally appeared on GOBankingRates<p>Traditional 9-to-5 jobs provide a stable, steady income for many Americans. But life isn't always steady, and some people need to find ways to make extra cash on the side to pay off debt or just to …

Customer Service

Thinning Up Top? Here Are 5 Ways to Get Thicker, Fuller Hair

First things first: It’s nearly impossible to thicken your hair at the root itself unless you medically intervene with supplements or injections. But …

Grooming

Freezing Credit Will Now Be Free. Here’s Why You Should Go for It.

Consumers will soon be able to freeze their credit files without charge. So if you have not yet frozen your files — a recommended step to foil identity theft — now is a good time to take action, consumer advocates say.<p>Security freezes, often called credit freezes, are “absolutely” the best way to …

Personal Information

How to Tell If Your Skin Is Dry or Dehydrated, According to Experts

During a recent facial, I listed my main skin concern as breakouts, and after a skin analysis, the aesthetician kindly let me know I'm not actually suffering from acne. And although I was pretty sure about the congestion (it is my face, after all), I was open to her explanation. Turns out, my skin …

10 Movies Where The Actors Had Real Sex On Camera

If these sex scenes look startlingly real, that's because they are. Find out which actors went all the way for their jobs.<p>Gray Diasy Productions<p><b>The</b> …

Streaming

How to Be Invisible Online -- Without Going Off the Grid (Infographic)

It's important to go the extra mile to protect your personal information online.<p>Companies and organizations are getting their hands on our data and using it for a number of reasons we don’t even know about. Luckily, there are a number of things you can do to minimize your presence online and …

Personal Information

Trump really hates apologizing for misogyny and racism. New reporting explains why.

President Trump does not believe that people — that white men like himself — should have to apologize for their public displays of misogyny or racism. But this isn’t simply because he doesn’t want to give ground to critics out of stubbornness or a fear of displaying weakness.<p>Rather, the refusal to …

Opinion

Apple finally moves beyond the shadow of Steve Jobs with a truly life-changing product

Some industry watchers believed that Apple couldn't move out of the shadow of Steve Jobs and carve out for itself a new and different direction. …

Apple Watch

11 Helpful Tips For People Who Want To DIY But Kind Of Suck At It

If you don't have Mod Podge, do you even craft?

Wearable chairs let workers (and now you) sit where you stand

Workers in Europe have adopted the Chairless Chair, and now similar technology is coming to the consumer market<p>A new company called Astride Bionix …

Wearable Tech

How to Call Back a Private Number

There is a nagging sense of mystery that comes with receiving a call from a private number. When you're on the receiving end of a private call, you …

Identity Theft

PSA: You can get superfood-boosted instant oats at Target

There’s something about slow mornings, when you wake up with plenty of time to sip your matcha and munch on a bowl of oats, that helps you feel extra …

Autonomous killer drones begin patrolling the Great Barrier Reef

The Great Barrier Reef is in grave danger, but a killer drone may just be key in helping it heal.<p>Problems for the reef continue to mount: Coral bleaching events become more frequent as climate change spirals out of control, poor governance, increasing industrialization, overfishing and pollution …

Great Barrier Reef

The video game idea that caused a walkout at a gaming convention

In an effort to raise awareness of the situation of children in South Sudan, UNICEF embarked on an unusual kind of campaign. <br>We sent an actor, a film …

South Sudan

11 places for thrifty bookworms to download free e-books

Looking for the next great book to sink your teeth into? Look no further.<p>As the year rolls on, you may find yourself wanting to set aside time to …

Books

Teenage Youtube star McSkillet dies in 100mph crash going wrong way down California highway

A teenage Youtube star has been killed in a car crash after driving 100mph down the wrong side of the motorway in California.<p>The online star, who called himself McSkillet, was reportedly driving faster than 100mph when his £200,000 McLaren sports car crashed head-on into an SUV, killing its driver …

San Diego

First Australian granted foreign asylum sues Canada for millions

A man believed to be the first Australian granted asylum in a foreign country is suing that country's immigration department for negligence.<p>Ex-bikie …

U.S. Federal Courts

Ancient Bone Reveals Surprising Sex Lives Of Neanderthals

In the Altai mountains of southern Siberia, there's a cave that was inhabited for millennia. It's called Denisova, and it shelters something remarkable: the bones of different types of ancient human relatives.<p>Back in 2010, researchers analyzed a fossilized pinky finger bone found in the cave, and …

Humanity

Supercool technique keeps liquids liquid well below freezing

Freezing is one of the simplest methods of preserving food, biological tissue and other perishables, but the formation of ice crystals can damage …

Overthinking Small Stuff? Five Ways To Make Better Decisions, Faster

How many decisions have you made over the last day, week… month? Drive or Uber? Suit or no suit? Black suit or blue? Times Roman or Arial? Marriott or Hilton? Italian or Thai? iPhone or Galaxy?<p>While today’s freedom of choice has obvious benefits, the constant pressure to make perfect choices can …

Why the age you get your period can matter forever

I got my period when I was 15-and-a-half years old, much later than most of the girls I knew. This meant that, until well into my teens, while my …

The 99% and the 1% - Drone photography of income inequality across the world -

A series of images captured from satellites in the Earth’s atmosphere, truly reflect the social imbalance on our planet. Of course, differences in …

The first graphene jacket is here, and it’s magical

And it only costs $695.<p>At 595 euros ($695) a pop, Vollebak’s new graphene jacket isn’t for everyone. But if even half of what its creators promise is true, it could be worth every cent. According to the company, it shares many of the magical properties of graphene–absorbing heat and then warming …

Graphene

The five universal laws of human stupidity

In 1976, a professor of economic history at the University of California, Berkeley published an essay outlining the fundamental laws of a force he perceived as humanity’s greatest existential threat: Stupidity.<p>Stupid people, Carlo M. Cipolla explained, share several identifying traits: they are …

Google location tracking: Turn it off for real

Google is watching you. That's what everyone says half-jokingly about the search giant, which has often been accused of Big Brother-style monitoring of your searches, voice activity and location.<p>Now it appears that even if you manually disable Google Location History, Google Maps and other apps may …

How to grow lettuce indoors

If there's one vegetable I wish I could have on tap, it's lettuce. I make salads all the time, so I end up buying a lot of greens. This backfires …

Understanding smartwatches

I was wrong. Several years ago I reviewed the first Garmin Fenix 3 smartwatch. This was before the release of the Apple Watch. That’s key to this story. I declared Garmin would have a hard time selling the Fenix 3. The Apple Watch would be better in every way, I pointed out. Therefore, there would …

17 Red Flags That First-Time House Hunters Should Watch Out For

Strong air freshener smell = beware!<p>"Sit outside the house you're interested in a minimum of 30 minutes at different parts of the day. We didn't find out until closing that a home-licensed daycare was next door to us. Then, when the daycare lady moved out, people with a yappy dog moved in. I'd take …

400 free online courses with credits that can count towards your degree

These days, more and more universities are offering for-credit programs via MOOCs or Massive Open Online Courses. What started with a small number of degree programs, such as the iMBA from the University of Illinois (Coursera) and Georgia Tech’s Online Master of Science in Computer Science …

Online Education

Missouri Republican who said ‘Hitler was right’ wins state House primary

“Jewish people can be beautiful people, but there’s ideologies associated with that that I don’t agree with...Jews today are a remnant of the tribe …