5,300 Wells Fargo employees fired over 2 million phony accounts; Here is how they did it


Wells Fargo confirmed to CNNMoney that it had fired 5,300 employees related to the shady behavior over the last few years.

How exactly were employees ripping off account holders? There were four basic ways, according to the CFPB:
  1. Opening new deposit accounts and transferring customer money: As many as 1.5 million accounts may have been opened in the name of customers without their knowledge or permission. Employees would transfer customer money into these new accounts, subsequently generating $2 million in overdraft and other related fees.
  2. Applying for credit cards: Employees applied for about 565,000 credit cards on behalf of unwitting customers, who were then on the hook for annual fees, late fees, and interest charges that amounted to a little over $400,000. 
  3. Activating new debit cards: Without permission, workers requested and issued new debit cards to account holders, often creating new PIN numbers for them in the process. 
  4. Using bogus email addresses to sign people up for services: To enroll customers in online banking services without their knowledge, Wells Fargo employees would use email addresses unrelated to the account holder.
Read more: KSL and Business Insider

Here is a reason why there is a small pocket on our jeans


Curious people over at the Quora discussion forum have found out that the tiny little pocket inside a pocket was for watches, designed for cowboys in the 1800s. 

On the Levi Strauss website they say:
The Watch Pocket
The first blue jeans had four pockets—only one in back and, in the front, two plus the small, watch pocket. Originally included as protection for pocket watches, thus the name, this extra pouch has served many functions, evident in its many titles: frontier pocket, condom pocket, coin pocket, match pocket and ticket pocket, to name a few.
Since we are in 2016 and we are, for the most part, not cowboys, these pockets have taken on new guises. I've been using it myself to hide small valuable stuff such as a a neck or wrist chain, coin, neatly folded paper money, a key and I don't remember what else. Click the link above to visit the site and find out many other use of this pocket.

8 Medicines that you should never attaempt to mix with alcohol


You probably know by now that mixing alcohol with certain drugs can cause serious side effects.

Dr. Gregory Smith, author of “The American Addict” and a noted pain management specialist spoke with Newsmax Health which compiled a list of the most common drugs that don’t mix with alcohol:

PRESCRIPTION MEDICATIONS

1. Pain meds, sedatives, and sleeping pills. Some examples are Percocet, Vicodin, Demerol, Valium, Ativan, Klonopin, Ambien, and Lunesta. As Smith points out, the side effects include drowsiness, impaired motor control, memory lapses, difficulty breathing and in rare cases, serious harm or death.

2. Arthritis meds.
Examples include Celebrex, Naprosyn and Voltaren. Potential reactions include ulcers, stomach bleeding, liver damage, and with Celebrex, increased risk of cardiovascular events.

3. Blood clot meds. Coumadin may react with alcohol to increase the risk of internal bleeding, according to the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA). The combination can also have the opposite effect causing blood clots, stroke or heart attack, says Dr. Amy Tiemeier, associate professor of pharmacy practice at St. Louis College of Pharmacy. “Even social drinkers should be very careful when taking Coumadin,” she tells Newsmax Health.

4. Antibiotics.
Zithromax, Flagyl, and Nizoral are examples of medications that when mixed with alcohol, can cause rapid heartbeat, sudden changes in blood pressure, stomach pain, and vomiting. Alcohol can also increase the side effects of these medications, such as upset stomach and dizziness, and slow down your recovery according to the Mayo Clinic.

5. Diabetes meds.
Examples are Glucotrol, Glynase, Micronase, and Diabinese. Alcohol can cause blood sugar levels to fall dangerously low and result in a “flushing reaction” that involves nausea, vomiting, headaches and a racing heartbeat, says Smith.

OVER THE COUNTER MEDICATIONS

6. Nonprescription pain meds. Common culprits are Tylenol, Aleve, Advil, Excedrin, and Motrin. Potential reactions with alcohol include upset stomach, bleeding and ulcers, rapid heartbeat, and liver damage — especially with Tylenol and Excedrin, which are acetaminophen.

7. Allergy and cold meds. Combining alcohol with products like Benadryl, Claritin, Claritin-D, Dimetapp, Zyrtec, Sudafed Sinus and Allergy, Tylenol Allergy Sinus, and Tylenol Cold & Flu can cause increased drowsiness, dizziness, and potential liver damage, if the product contains acetaminophen. The NIAAA recommends that you read the label on the medication bottle to find out exactly which ingredients are present and ask your pharmacist if you have any questions about how alcohol might interact with a drug you are taking.

8. Cough Syrup. Robitussin Cough and Robitussin A-C may cause drowsiness and dizziness when mixed with alcohol. Remember that certain cough medications contain up to 10 percent alcohol, according to the NIAAA, so imbibing in addition to taking the drug can greatly increase the risk of those side effects. “Patients who combine the two should never drink and drive or operate heavy machinery afterward,” says Tiemeier. Cough medicine may also contain codeine, a narcotic, which results in double the trouble.

Facebook co-founder commits $20 million to help Hillary Clinton and Democratic Party

AFP -- Facebook co-founder Dustin Moskovitz is committing $20 million to help Hillary Clinton and her Democratic Party in the upcoming US election.

Moskovitz, a Harvard roommate of Mark Zuckerberg who was part of the founding group of the social networking giant, said he and his wife Cari made the decision to pour in millions because “polarization in America today has yielded a race that is about much more than policies and ideas.”

The election “has become a referendum on who we want to be  —  as individuals, as a nation and as a society,” he wrote in a blog post on Medium.

Moskovitz said this was the first time he and his wife are endorsing a candidate and donating.

“The Republican Party, and Donald Trump in particular, is running on a zero-sum vision, stressing a false contest between their constituency and the rest of the world,” he wrote.

“We believe their positions, especially on immigration, which purport to improve the lives of Americans, would in practice hurt citizens and noncitizens alike.”

He added that he hopes his efforts “make it a little more likely that Secretary Clinton is able to pursue the agenda she’s outlined, and serve as a signal to the Republican Party that by running this kind of campaign  — one built on fear and hostility  –  and supporting this kind of candidate, they compel people to act in response.”

The donations will go to various political action committees including the Hillary Victory Fund, Democratic congressional groups, the League of Conservation Voters (LCV) Victory Fund, For Our Future PAC, MoveOn.org, Color Of Change and several nonpartisan voter registration efforts.

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Several airlines ban or have strongly advised passengers with Samsung Galaxy Note 7

You probably know by now that Samsung has issued a recall of their newest phablet gadget, Samsung Galaxy Note 7 because of reports that they've been exploding and causing serious damages.

Today, USA's Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) issued a statement regarding the issue as follows:
In light of recent incidents and concerns raised by Samsung about its Galaxy Note 7 devices, the Federal Aviation Administration strongly advises passengers not to turn on or charge these devices on board aircraft and not to stow them in any checked baggage.
Reports says that several Australian airlines (Qantas, Jetstar, and Virgin Australia) have also imposed a ban of the phablets.