BLOG: New news site launches in SLO

San Luis Obispo Newspaper is an online-only, blog-style site that boasts its greenness and dedication to county news. The name they chose leaves much to be desired, but they are doing some things right.

BLOG: Social Security numbers not so secure

Your Social Security number is your personal code contained in many important documents: medical records, insurance files, job applications, banking accounts and college applications, to name a few. This nine-digit number, however, might not be as personal as some people…

BLOG: Polaroid isn’t a thing of the past

The Polaroid Camera was one of the most innovative inventions of the 20th century. In 2008 Polaroid’s announcement that it was abandoning film came as a major shock to many. Some devotees can even remember exactly where they were when they heard the news, as if it were a major historical moment.

BLOG: Coca-Cola products come to Poly

After a long-term contract with Pepsi-Cola, Cal Poly announced in a press release that it would make the transition to a 10-year deal with Coca-Cola products come fall quarter.

BLOG: Why “boomerang kids” move home

“Boomerang kids.” It’s a new term created to describe a student who leaves home to go off to college, receives a degree and then comes a knockin’ on their parents’ door.

BLOG: Cal State Fullerton, UCM pave social media path

Only one campus from the UC and one from the CSU has social media links to their Facebook and Twitter pages directly on the homepage.

BLOG: Money back guarantee for jobless grads?

Should college graduates get their money back if they don’t secure employment after graduation? One New York City woman thinks so.

BLOG: Appearance trumps health for tanning

What will make a difference in how many people regularly hop into the futuristic capsules with the glowing lights? Duke University Professor Leary found that when people were warned about the effect on their appearance, they were more likely to change their attitude toward tanning.

BLOG: Don’t forget to eat those carbohydrates

As the saying goes, “you are what you eat,” but how about what you don’t eat? While cutting out carbohydrates from a diet might whittle down one’s mid-section, it could leave people with decreased memory skills, according to a study by Tufts University.

BLOG: Hot sauce or expletives?

My mom followed the old adage of “use dirty language, wash your mouth out with soap,” with her own modern twist. She was concerned about what eating soap would do to her kids, so instead we were forced to drip spicy Tabasco sauce on our tongues. I can still remember the sting. It wasn’t until now that I learned swearing could actually help that pain.

Blog: Big brother or big help?

A new traffic camera in Santa Barbara is one of more than a thousand that have been placed on Californian highways.