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Hello friends,

I have been getting busy on Instagram lately to stay connected with you social butterflies. Surprisingly, our most liked post in the past 30 days is the picture above. Clearly, we have a lot fans of the 90s and Friends. I consider the 90s to be the best decade but hey – I’m sure we have 70s, 80s, and 2000s fans out there as well.

Seeing how much love this post received made me nostalgic. I picked up a Snapple and enjoyed the best moments of Friends. I wanted to continue with the theme, so I brought back a vegan version of Pizza Hut’s stuffed crust while listening to 90s greatest hits on YouTube. How do you finish a perfect 90s day? With a movie from 90s, of course. This list helped me pick just the right one.

Do you feel nostalgia for an era you didn’t even live in?

Did you know nostalgia has a psychological purpose?

Which decade of your life do you get most nostalgic about?

– Burak Sarac, Team Lead

Upcoming Release: Face ID with a Mask 

Nearly two years into the COVID-19 pandemic, Apple has made Face ID useful again in by finally adding the ability to use the face unlock feature while wearing a face mask. Expected to launch with iOS 15.4, the new release aims to improve Face ID by zeroing in on details on the top portion of people’s faces to identify them correctly and unlock the phone. This article has the scoop.

Random Act of Kindness Day

A dash of unexpected kindness can feel like a breath of fresh air – especially during these unpredictable and stressful times. That is why celebrating Random Acts of Kindness Day (Feb. 17th) is more important this year than ever. If you need inspiration, the Random Acts of Kindness Foundation has a daily kindness challenge calendar created just for you! Even doing just one of the challenges will make the world a bit brighter.

Covid Related Phishing Scams

Fake websites are often used to trick people into disclosing personal information, making purchases, or downloading malware, and the pandemic has provided a unique opportunity for bad actors profit from this tactic. With so many Covid-related websites out there, it’s easier for the malicious websites to hide in plain sight while still benefitting from the increased web traffic of people searching for important information. But it doesn’t stop there. This article details the impact these bad actors have on e-commerce, mobile apps, and social media as well. The article does talk a lot about domains, so here is an easy explanation of them in case you need it.

Satisfied Staying Single Day

In American culture, being “single” is viewed more as the absence of a relationship status rather than a status in it’s own right. Well, no more! This holiday (celebrated February 11th) is dedicated to focusing on the benefits of being single – and no, we’re not talking about the financial savings. Being single is a very satisfying and deliberate lifestyle for many people because it challenges them to curate a life by themselves, for themselves. It asks the question: how do I fill my cup without relying on a romantic partner? Searching for that answer has many benefits, which you can read about here.