Hoping to snag a cheap airline ticket for summer travel? Good luck, new inflation data show

Airfare costs have taken off ahead of a summer travel season running on steep demand and high gas prices, according to new price inflation data released Wednesday. The record-breaking cost increase for airline tickets stood out in a Consumer Price Index reportt that showed an overall 0.3% increase in the cost of living from March … Read more

Everything you need to know to get your yard ready for summer

This article is reprinted by permission from The Escape Home, a newsletter for second homeowners and those who want to be. Subscribe here. © 2022. All rights reserved. This week we caught up with Jeff Keiter, our resident landscape architecture guru, who previously chatted with us about winter trends for your yard. Today we are … Read more

Tricks for finding summer travel bargains

The majority of Americans — 7 out of 10 — plan to travel in the next 12 months for leisure, according to a February Nerd Wallet survey. Many Americans are looking to travel this summer, and most hope to find a good deal. Air travel has nearly returned to pre-pandemic levels. The number of flyers … Read more

‘Open discussion of salary is protected by law’: Should you tell your coworkers your salary — or keep it a secret?

Hello and welcome to Financial Face-off, a MarketWatch column where we help you weigh financial decisions. Our columnist will give her verdict. Tell us whether you think she’s right in the comments. And please share your suggestions for future Financial Face-off columns. The job market is hot and so are salaries. People are quitting jobs … Read more

Videogames ‘Fortnite,’ ‘Minecraft’ Catapult Smiley Salamander to Global Fame

Pollution and other man-made ills weigh heavily on Mexico’s axolotl, a rare salamander popular among Aztecs back in the day. Its population in the wild has fallen by something like 99% in the past three decades, one expert said. Yet the creature’s popularity has never been higher, propelled by the same modern age chasing them … Read more

I married my cat to get around my landlord’s pet restrictions

It was an un-fur-gettable occasion. Deborah Hodge recently married her cat, India, in a loophole scheme to avoid rental restrictions, which have barred Hodge from bringing animals into the unit. Fed up, the 49-year-old woman from London devised a plan to marry her cat after already having rehomed three previous pets due to landlords who … Read more

Opinion: Can you truly own anything in the metaverse? A law professor explains how blockchains and NFTs don’t protect virtual property

But did it? It turns out that legal ownership in the metaverse is not that simple. The prevailing but legally problematic narrative among crypto enthusiasts is that NFTs allow true ownership of digital items in the metaverse for two reasons: decentralization and interoperability. These two technological features have led some to claim that tokens provide … Read more

Apple warns ‘huge AirPods security flaw’ could leak information

An apple a day keeps the doctor away, but apparently it doesn’t keep the spies away. Apple customers should be careful what they whisper in their ears. AirPods. According to a new report via Business Intern. Some used earbuds would remain signed in to the previous owner’s iCloud accounts even if a system reset takes … Read more

My iPhone saved my life – everyone needs to learn the ‘5 clicks’ trick

A Briton who plunged into a crevasse while snowboarding has told the incredible story of how his iPhone saved his life. Tim Blakely, 41, was climbing 10,000ft alone in an off-piste Swiss mountain when he fell 15ft into a hidden hole in the ice. He would have fallen farther and probably died had he not … Read more