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FACEBOOK HACKED? FIX IT. 

Many of you have reached out to me about this problem. Hackers get into your Facebook and kick you out. You’re left trying to contact Facebook and prove to them that you’re the rightful owner of the account. As I started looking into the problem, I got a call from my mother. Her Facebook had been hacked too!

Biggest tip if you’ve been hacked: 

  • Go to Facebook.com/hacked. submit a report and keep resubmitting it as often as possible. 

Be proactive. Protect yourself right now:

  • Set up two-factor authentication. 
  • Attach your phone number to your Facebook. 
  • Keep changing your password and make sure it’s different from any of your others.
  • Turn on your notification settings on Facebook. If someone logs into your account, it will send you a notification to let you know. You can then jump in and change your password right away. That will kick the hacker out.

Click here: Watch the problems my mother went through. Has this happened to you too? Plus, you can read more on each of those tips to help you get your account back. 

NO MORE PASSWORDS 

Need to remember too many passwords? Microsoft is trying to help solve that problem. It’s going to do away with them altogether and let you log in without a password. The company will introduce its new “passwordless account” option for all users for things like Outlook and OneDrive, in the coming weeks. Instead of passwords, Microsoft will let you sign in to these services with either the company’s Authenticator app, which produces a unique code every few seconds or with Windows Hello, which lets you sign in using facial recognition, a fingerprint or a unique pin. Microsoft users can also buy an external security key, like a USB drive with login information stored on it.

Click here to read more about this new program.

NEW ELECTRIC TRUCK

There is a winner in the race to build the first consumer-ready electric pickup truck. It isn’t Tesla, Ford or General Motors. It’s Rivian. Wondering who that is? It’s a startup truck maker. Its first R1T pickups came off the line in a former Mitsubishi plant in Normal, Illinois this past week. Rivian has received necessary clearances from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, the Environmental Protection Agency and the California Air Resources Board to start delivering R1Ts to all 50 states. Customers can only buy the trucks online. (There are no showrooms yet available to see or test drive the vehicle.) Rivian priced the R1T at $73,000.

Want to know more? Click here to read up. 

SUPPLY SHORTAGE PAINS 

Shoppers may need to take a cue from a Rolling Stones hit when it comes to setting their expectations: You can’t always get what you want. And now that includes “when you want it.” For years, online shopping trained us to be able to click buy and get our item delivered to our doorstep with super speed. The pandemic changed that. Experts who study consumer psychology say the pandemic-era shift from instant gratification to uncertainty over when stuff will be in stock will have lasting effects on shopper habits in three major ways:

  • Stockpiling things we need in bulk, like toilet paper and disinfectant wipes. (Remember those good ‘ole days?) 
  • Replacing expensive items earlier. 
  • Turning to new websites and brands, like Facebook Marketplace to get what you want, when you want it. 

The article on this is pretty interesting. Click here to read more. 

ZERO-CARB BEER

Anheuser-Busch is launching “Bud Light Next”, the company’s first-ever zero-carb beer. A 12-ounce glass of the beer has 4% alcohol and 80 calories. Wondering how that compares to regular Bud Light? The same glass has 30 more calories and 6.6 grams of carbs. According to CNN, Bud Light’s vice president of marketing says the new beer is aimed at younger consumers who want similar nutritional drinks like hard seltzer, but want to drink beer. Bud Light Next will hit shelves early next year. 

MAKE ROOM IN YOUR CLOSET

This hack could triple the amount of space in your closet. First, you have to save a bunch of pull tabs from a few empty soda pop cans. Remove the hangers from your closet and slip the pull tab over the hooks on top of the hangers. Then, take another hanger and hook it onto the other metal loop on the tab. It will free up more space horizontally by taking up vertical space. 

Watch the hack in action by clicking here.

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