IRS phone scammers target San Diego County residents

first_img Ginger Jeffries Posted: September 27, 2018 Categories: Local San Diego News, Trending FacebookTwitter September 27, 2018 IRS phone scammers target San Diego County residents Ginger Jeffries, 00:00 00:00 spaceplay / pause qunload | stop ffullscreenshift + ←→slower / faster ↑↓volume mmute ←→seek  . seek to previous 12… 6 seek to 10%, 20% … 60% XColor SettingsAaAaAaAaTextBackgroundOpacity SettingsTextOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundSemi-TransparentOpaqueTransparentFont SettingsSize||TypeSerif MonospaceSerifSans Serif MonospaceSans SerifCasualCursiveSmallCapsResetSave SettingsCHULA VISTA (KUSI) – KUSI’s Ginger Jeffries reports on a consumer alert involving scammers identifying themselves as agents from the IRS or Law Enforcement organizations.Several people who live in Chula Vista have reported getting calls like this, but authorities say this is a warning for everyone in San Diego County.last_img read more

Female bosses freak men out

first_imgMen may feel threatened by woman bosses and act more assertively towards them than male supervisors, a research says. The study published in the journal Society for Personality and Social Psychology said that such behaviour by male employees working with woman managers could disrupt the workplace with struggles over power dynamics.“The concept of masculinity is becoming more elusive in society as gender roles blur, with more women taking management positions and becoming the major breadwinners for their families,” said researcher Ekaterina Netchaeva, assistant professor of management and technology at the Bocconi University in Milan. Also Read – ‘Playing Jojo was emotionally exhausting’“Even men who support gender equality may see these advances as a threat to their masculinity, whether they consciously acknowledge it or not.”In an experiment with 76 college students (52 male, 24 female) at a US university, participants were told they would negotiate their salary at a new job in a computer exercise with a male or female hiring manager.After the negotiation, participants took an implicit threat test where they guessed words that appeared on a computer screen for a fraction of a second. Also Read – Leslie doing new comedy special with NetflixParticipants who chose more threat-related words, including “fear” or “risk,” were judged to feel more threatened.Male participants who negotiated with a female manager exhibited more threat and pushed for a higher salary ($49,400 average), compared to men negotiating with a male manager ($42,870 average).The manager’s gender did not affect female participants, Netchaeva said.The same results were reflected in two other experiments.Self-assertive behaviour by men toward female bosses could disrupt the workplace dynamics, stifle team cohesiveness and negatively affect team performance, Netchaeva said.In such cases, female supervisors may want to appear more proactive and less power-seeking to maintain smooth relationships in the workplace.last_img read more

These Glasses Block You From Seeing Screens But There Are Things You

first_img Hear from Polar Explorers, ultra marathoners, authors, artists and a range of other unique personalities to better understand the traits that make excellence possible. October 8, 2018 For many of us, we probably take for granted how frequently we look at screens. If you’re working at a desk, you’re spending hours on end staring at one, and then if you take a brief glance around any public transportation or grocery store line, more often than not you’ll seen an array of bowed heads as people swipe at their phones.Screens are pretty hard to avoid. That’s why a new company called IRL is making a pair of glasses that not only block out the sun, but also block out LCD and LED screens (not OLED screens such as those found in the newest iPhones. That’s apparently coming in version 2.).Related: 9 Sleep and Health Myths You Should Stop BelievingThe startup set up a Kickstarter for its IRL Glasses and have already surpassed its goal of $25,000 with $55,382 and counting, with 22 days to go. The glasses retail for $79, but the first 100 backers will get theirs for $39. According to the Kickstarter page, IRL spoke with optics engineers at Waymo, Nasa and Snap to figure out how to make an even more advanced pair.The glasses will ship to backers in April 2019. But if you’re thinking that the no-screen life sounds pretty good in the meantime, there are a few things that you can do to cut down on screen time.Cutting down on screen timeIf you’re at work, leave your phone and computer at your desk during breaks and go socialize with some friends or colleagues. Sit at a lunch table in the office or even, and — we know this sounds crazy but hear us out — go outside.As convenient as Gchat and Slack are in the workplace, try changing it up. If you need to talk to someone, get up and walk over to their desk, get on the phone or recommend a walking meeting and take a lap outside your office building.To make it cutting back on screen time a habit, actually set a timer. Whether it’s for every 30 minutes or every two hours, when that alarm goes off, you have to get up and away from your devices, wherever you are.Related: 5 Meditation Apps to Help You Find Your PeaceYou could also take your devices out of your bedroom. We’ve all been there, it’s after midnight and you’re thinking, it’s fine, it’s just one more level in this game or one more Instagram Story. Remove the temptation and see how your sleep improves.A lot of times we default to screens because we’re bored. If you’re commuting, instead of scrolling through Twitter of Facebook, bring an actual book or magazine. Or swap out another hobby that is easily transportable. Maybe take up knitting.Those are just our suggestions. How do you take a break from screens? Let us know in the comments. How Success Happenscenter_img 3 min read Listen Nowlast_img read more