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  • Check out the PRC’s annual housing fair highlighting New Orleans neighborhoods

    For more information, just log on to: http://prcno.org/events/calendar/1362  

  • Mental health services available in post-Katrina New Orleans

    For more information, just log on to: http://www.mhsdla.org/  

  • Saying “thank you” to nonprofits that helped build lives & communities before, during, & after Hurricane Katrina

    For more information, just log on to: http://www.xoxonpo.com/  

  • Tiny house movement comes to the lower ninth ward

    For more information, just log on to: http://makeitright.org/new-orleans/big-news-little-house/

  • Airbnb is a website allowing users to rent lodging in private homes.

    Airbnb: Budget luxury for business travelers?

    (CNN) — With over a million listings in 190 countries, Airbnb already offers up more rooms than Hilton. The home rental service isn’t done expanding, however. Now, $25 billion company is trying to tap into a market that’s traditionally been the hotel chains bread-and-butter: business travelers. The lucrative business travel space is worth over $300 billion a year, according to to the Global Business Travel Association. Last year, Airbnb launched a dedicated business service to siphon some that market, and […]

  • At 315 pounds, 15-year-old Adam Park knew he needed a change. By 2015, just over a year later, he has lost 165 pounds. Park is now 150 pounds in weight.

    How one teen began his 165-pound weight loss journey

    (CNN) — Adam Park considers himself lucky. He weighed 315 pounds at 15, but didn’t run into trouble with bullies or pressure from family and friends. But he knew that he was not living the life of most teenagers. He didn’t go swimming or sleep at friends’ houses. He wouldn’t get on rides at the fair, feeling self-conscious and afraid that he wouldn’t fit. On his own, he knew he had to make a change. “I educated myself on the […]

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    Hurricane Katrina turned this guy into a seafood mogul

    NEW YORK (CNNMoney) — It’s a spring day on the Louisiana bayou, and Bozidar “Bo” Jakov Cibilic is hauling in a metal crate of oysters. Cibilic grew up on the water, and on a good day he brings in 15,000 pounds. Things haven’t always been this way. The industry took a beating after Hurricane Katrina, and while Cibilic’s boat survived, he had to put business on hold for six months because the oyster beds were damaged during the storm. During […]

  • Using a smartphone regularly can set you back $1,000 or more a year. It's so much cheaper to just use the smartphone your employer gives you. And who wants to carry around two phones anyway? But by doing so, you may be giving up some control over your data and potentially a lot of privacy.

    Can your employer see everything you do on your company phone?

    NEW YORK (CNNMoney) — Using a smartphone regularly can set you back $1,000 or more a year. It’s so much cheaper to just use the smartphone your employer gives you. And who wants to carry around two phones anyway? If that’s your thinking, you’re probably texting, tweeting, banking, browsing, emailing and posting Facebook updates on the company phone. But by doing so, you may be giving up some control over your data and potentially a lot of privacy. How much […]

  • Lt. Gen. Frank E. Petersen, Jr. (ret.) the first African-American Marine Corps aviator and the first African-American Marine Corps general, died Aug. 25, 2015. Petersen served during the Korean War in 1953 and Vietnam in 1968. During his career, he flew more than 350 combat missions and more than 4,000 hours in various military aircraft.

    Frank Petersen, first African-American Marine aviator, dies

    (CNN) — Pioneer. Warrior. Role model. Those are just some of the accolades given to Frank Petersen, the first African-American Marine aviator, who died this week at 83. Petersen, who served for 38 years, was “a stellar leader,” the Marine Corps said Wednesday in announcing his death. Details about how or where he died were not available, but media reports said he died from lung cancer. ‘Made a difference’ Petersen retired in 1988 as a lieutenant general and the first […]

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    Boil water advisory for City of Gretna

    Thursday morning, the City of Gretna received notification that during routine water sampling testing by the State of Louisiana, E. coli and coliforms were detected.

  • Apple had a record-setting quarter during the last three months of 2014, posting the biggest profit for any company in history.

    Apple to make (iPhone 6S?) announcement on September 9

    NEW YORK (CNNMoney) — The invitations have arrived. Apple’s will hold a press event in San Francisco on Wednesday, September 9, at which it is widely expected to debut its new generation of iPhones. The new iPhone 6S (or whatever it will be called) is expected to feature several enhancements including a “force touch” display that will reveal extra menu settings when you press down hard enough on the screen. That feature first debuted on the Apple Watch. Apple is […]

  • Oxford Dictionaries announced on Thursday, August 27, 2015 the addition of a couple dozen new words, phrases and acronyms to its online modern usage dictionary. The words represent newer terms judged most significant and likely to stand the test of time, according to Oxford University Press. 

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    New words in the dictionary? Awesomesauce!

    (CNN) — New words! In the dictionary! So exciting! If there were only a word to describe just how exciting. Wait, there is … it’s on the list! Oxford Dictionaries on Thursday announced the addition of a couple dozen new words, phrases and acronyms to its online modern usage dictionary. The words represent newer terms judged most significant and likely to stand the test of time, according to Oxford University Press. The additions include terms such as cat cafe, manspreading, […]