Here are 5 things you should know.
1. A flu shot isn’t just for you. It protects people who can’t get a flu shot.
Every year around this time, you see reminders to get your flu vaccine, and every year, a bunch of people doesn’t do it, for one reason or another. “I never get the flu anyway.” “The flu shot makes me sick, so why bother?” “It doesn’t even work, so what’s the point?”
The point is that in addition to protecting you against the most common strains of the flu each year, we need a critical mass of people to get vaccinated to prevent the flu from spreading at all, so people that can’t get the vaccine – the very young, elderly, or immunocompromised – are protected, too. This is super important since this is the group most likely to suffer serious complications if they get the flu, including death.
This is called “herd immunity,” or “community immunity.” The point is that if a high enough percentage of people are immune, there are too few susceptible people for the virus (that was a typo, thank you) to spread.
So, get a flu shot, because it’ll probably keep you from getting the flu, and grandma needs you to get the flu shot so she doesn’t get the flu when you sneeze in the supermarket. Grandmas and newborns everywhere thank you.
2. These laundry symbols and their meanings so you can stop ruining your clothes.
The image shows the guide in detail.
3. Netflix is raising prices again.
The basic plan for $7.99 will remain the same; However, the standard plan with HD for $9.99 will increase by a dollar and the premium plan with Ultra HD for $11.99 will increase by two. The sad part is that even long-time subscribers will have to pay the new premium with no grace period like before.
4. Whole Foods just had a credit card database breach.
Still under “investigation” but they are claiming not all stores were affected.
5. You can add a + to a short URL to see where it redirects you without risking clicking on it.
If you receive one of those fancy bit.ly URL, you can simply copy and paste into your browser then add +. It will show you the redirect link plus all sort of other stats on the link