N.C. Zoo starts its summer hours, opens new Birds in Flight exhibit this weekend

N.C. Zoo starts its summer hours, opens new Birds in Flight exhibit this weekend

By Sarah Lindenfeld Hall, Go Ask Mom editor This weekend, the in Asheboro will tack on an hour to its daily schedule as it makes its annual move to summer hours and open a new exhibit that it hopes will draw crowds. Starting in April, the zoo will be open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., daily. (It‘s open from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., from November to March.) New […]

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Does it work? We tried dying Easter eggs in whipped cream

Does it work? We tried dying Easter eggs in whipped cream

By Sarah Lindenfeld Hall, Go Ask Mom editor Since I was a kid, I‘ve dyed Easter eggs using the same tried and true recipe – 1/2 cup boiling water, 1 teaspoon white vinegar and food coloring. Dip a boiled egg into the liquid and let it sit for as long as you‘d like, depending on how vibrant you‘d like your eggs to be. Then I saw a video online that […]

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Selfie medicine: Phone apps push people to take their pills

Selfie medicine: Phone apps push people to take their pills

By CARLA K. JOHNSON, AP Medical Writer SEATTLE — Take two tablets and a selfie? Your doctor‘s orders may one day include a smartphone video to make sure you took your medicine. Smartphone apps that monitor pill-taking are now available, and researchers are testing how well they work when medication matters. Experts praise the efficiency, but some say the technology raises privacy and data security concerns. Selfie medicine works like […]

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Facebook accused of breaking New Zealand privacy law

Facebook accused of breaking New Zealand privacy law

By NICK PERRY, Associated Press WELLINGTON, New Zealand — New Zealand‘s privacy commissioner said Wednesday that Facebook broke the law by not releasing information to a man who wanted to know what others were saying about him on the social network. Commissioner John Edwards said Facebook refused the man access to personal information that was held on the accounts of several Facebook users. Edwards said the company claimed it wasn‘t […]

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A bird? A plane? Nope! It will be a helicopter dropping 15,000 Easter eggs on a Raleigh field Saturday

A bird? A plane? Nope! It will be a helicopter dropping 15,000 Easter eggs on a Raleigh field Saturday

By Sarah Lindenfeld Hall, Go Ask Mom editor Now here‘s a fun twist on the egg hunt … Southbridge Fellowship will host a from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., Saturday, March 31, where they will drop 15,000 plastic Easter eggs onto the football field at Pine Hollow Middle School from an actual helicopter. Yep … something that might look kind of like this … Not the first Helicopter Egg Drop […]

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Get Fit: N.C. mom-created Strive fitness app shares upper, core, booty workout

Get Fit: N.C. mom-created Strive fitness app shares upper, core, booty workout

By Sarah Lindenfeld Hall, Go Ask Mom editor I . She‘s a mom of three kids ages 7 and under and the creator of . Ewoldsen is sharing a couple of her workouts and a recipe here on Go Ask Mom. Check back for a recipe on Friday and another workout this week. She calls this workout upper, core and booty too. This is a “fun little total body workout […]

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Apple aims to school rivals with new iPad, education apps

Apple aims to school rivals with new iPad, education apps

By MICHAEL TARM and MICHAEL LIEDTKE, Associated Press CHICAGO — Apple wants to play a more prominent role in education, but it isn‘t willing to cut prices to make the grade. Instead, Apple is clinging to a thesis that has helped turn it into the world‘s most valuable company: Our products are more expensive, but they‘re worth it. On Tuesday, the company introduced a variety of features tailored for teachers […]

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Executive Mansion plan spring tours including garden tours for kids

Executive Mansion plan spring tours including garden tours for kids

By Sarah Lindenfeld Hall, Go Ask Mom editor You can now register for tours of North Carolina‘s Executive Mansion, the official home of the governor. There are a couple of kinds of tours. Here are the details: Executive Mansion tours of the house are on Wednesdays and Thursdays only through June 21. They happen  at 10 a.m., 10:30 a.m., 2 p.m., 2:30 and 3 p.m., and are designed for all ages. Executive Mansion Garden […]

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Paul Ryan hopes Czechs will send Russian hacker to America

Paul Ryan hopes Czechs will send Russian hacker to America

By KAREL JANICEK, Associated Press PRAGUE — The speaker of U.S. House of Representatives said he hoped a Russian man who faces charges of hacking computers at LinkedIn, Dropbox and other American companies will be eventually extradited to the United States. But it is not yet clear when and how the case over the alleged hacker that pits the U.S. against Russia will be solved by Czech authorities. The Czechs […]

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Is Zuckerberg willing to act boldly to fix Facebook crisis?

Is Zuckerberg willing to act boldly to fix Facebook crisis?

By ADAM GELLER and BARBARA ORTUTAY, Associated Press As questions mounted last year about whether Facebook had been exploited to tilt the U.S. presidential election, Mark Zuckerberg‘s to-do list landed him on a fishing trawler off Alabama‘s Gulf coast. But the chatter surrounding the CEO‘s arrival in port was that it signaled something bigger than just the start of a 30-state personal tour: his designs on a job even more […]

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Julia Sims: Kids standing up, lifting up, helping out communities

Julia Sims: Kids standing up, lifting up, helping out communities

By Julia Sims Kids amaze me. They really do. Time and time again, it seems like the youngest among us are the first in line to help their community. The other weekend, Will and his band of buddies spent part of their time picking up trash on the playground at their school. It wasn’t punishment. They weren’t forced to do it. They were asked and they showed up. That same […]

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North Carolina Science Festival starts April 1, extended for full month

North Carolina Science Festival starts April 1, extended for full month

By Sarah Lindenfeld Hall, Go Ask Mom editor Just in time for spring break, the North Carolina Science Festival is about to begin. And this year, it‘s even longer. Since it began in 2010, the festival, which celebrates science with free and inexpensive events across North Carolina, has run for two weeks. This year, it will run for the entire month of April. “We just couldn‘t contain all the science […]

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Executive Mansion plan spring tours including special program for kids

Executive Mansion plan spring tours including special program for kids

By Sarah Lindenfeld Hall, Go Ask Mom editor You can now register for tours of North Carolina‘s Executive Mansion, the official home of the governor. There are a couple of kinds of tours. Here are the details: Executive Mansion tours of the house are on Wednesdays and Thursdays only through June 21. They happen  at 10 a.m., 10:30 a.m., 2 p.m., 2:30 and 3 p.m., and are designed for all ages. Executive Mansion Garden […]

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The Latest: FTC confirms Facebook investigation on privacy

The Latest: FTC confirms Facebook investigation on privacy

NEW YORK — The Latest on reports that millions of Facebook users‘ data was used to target political ads (all times local): 3:30 p.m. Cook County is suing Facebook and Cambridge Analytica for fraud after revelations that the latter obtained data on millions of Facebook users. The lawsuit filed Friday in Cook County Circuit Court alleges Trump-affiliated political consulting firm Cambridge Analytica deceived the millions of Illinois Facebook users whose […]

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Amanda Lamb: To the college-bound teens – bloom where you‘re planted

Amanda Lamb: To the college-bound teens – bloom where you‘re planted

By Amanda Lamb, WRAL reporter If you’re the parent of a high school senior, chances are you have this week circled on your calendar. Even if it’s not technically circled, you have it circled in your mind. This is the week where students around the country will hear back from colleges about whether they have been admitted to the college of their choice. ‘Week of reckoning‘ for college admissions Sure, […]

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Spain breaks up cybercrime gang after $1.2 billion spree

Spain breaks up cybercrime gang after $1.2 billion spree

By BARRY HATTON and RAPHAEL SATTER, Associated Press LISBON, Portugal — Police in Spain have captured a cybercrime gang made up of Ukrainians and Russians that allegedly stole more than 1 billion euros ($1.24 billion) from financial institutions worldwide in a five-year spree, authorities said Monday. The gang‘s alleged mastermind, identified as a Ukrainian and named only as “Denis K.,” was arrested in the coastal city of Alicante, 350 kilometers […]

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Facebook faces scrutiny for pulling Android call, text data

Facebook faces scrutiny for pulling Android call, text data

By TOM KRISHER, AP Business Writer On the same day Facebook bought ads in U.S. and British newspapers to apologize for the Cambridge Analytica scandal, the social media site faced new questions about collecting phone numbers and text messages from Android devices. The website Ars Technica reported that users who checked data gathered by Facebook on them found that it had years of names, telephone numbers, call lengths and text […]

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N.C. mom builds national fitness community from her home with new app

N.C. mom builds national fitness community from her home with new app

By Sarah Lindenfeld Hall, Go Ask Mom editor From her eastern North Carolina home, Megan Ewoldsen is building a national personal fitness community, guiding women, often moms, along on a journey toward better health. She‘s the creator of , a fitness and nutrition app. Catered specifically to women who lead busy lives, Strive combines quick, effective workouts with healthy meal prep ideas that are accessible on your smartphone. Today, she‘s […]

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Spring Break Activities: 15 family-fun ways to spend spring break in Raleigh, Durham, beyond

Spring Break Activities: 15 family-fun ways to spend spring break in Raleigh, Durham, beyond

By Sarah Lindenfeld Hall, Go Ask Mom editor Spring break is here for some students in the Triangle. For others, it starts at the end of the week. If you need a camp – and quick – check our . If you‘re staying in the Triangle, here are 15 family-fun activities to keep you busy. Work your brain at Mazes & Brain Games Experience plenty of “wow” moments at the […]

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UK watchdog evaluates evidence from Cambridge Analytica

UK watchdog evaluates evidence from Cambridge Analytica

By SYLVIA HUI, Associated Press LONDON — Britain‘s information regulator said Saturday it was assessing evidence gathered from a raid on the office of data mining firm Cambridge Analytica, part of an investigation into alleged misuse of personal information by political campaigns and social media companies like Facebook. More than a dozen investigators from the Information Commissioner‘s Office entered the company‘s central London office late Friday, shortly after a High […]

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