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    A North Raleigh house commonly referred to as “the party mansion” sold last month for $1 million.
    A North Raleigh house commonly referred to as “the party mansion” sold last month for $1 million.
  • NC college students create nail polish to help protect women from date rape

    NC college students create nail polish to help protect women from date rape

    Monday, August 25 2014 11:33 AM EDT2014-08-25 15:33:52 GMT
    Students in the Materials Science Engineering department at North Carolina State University teamed up to invent a nail polish that changes color when it comes in contact with date-rape drugs. Rohypnol, Xanax, and GHB often go undetected because they are often odorless and colorless. Rohypnol, used to be in white tablet form but recently it's been formulated as to be green with a blue core. The manufacturer made the change to try and identify tampered drinks at clubs. But generic versions of...
    Students in the Materials Science Engineering department at North Carolina State University teamed up to invent a nail polish that changes color when it comes in contact with date-rape drugs. Rohypnol, Xanax, and GHB often go undetected because they are often odorless and colorless. Rohypnol, used to be in white tablet form but recently it's been formulated as to be green with a blue core. The manufacturer made the change to try and identify tampered drinks at clubs. But generic versions of...
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shopkick, a free app that rewards you for going into stores you'd probably go into on your own, might now be her most used app. "You don't have to buy anything at all," she explained. "You just go into a store, open your phone before you walk in the store and once you walk in you get kicks."

When your smart phone is on, shopkick detects when you're in one of its retail partners like Target, Macy's, Best Buy, Old Navy and Toys R Us. Some gas station convenience stores will also earn you points, or what shopkick calls "kicks." You can get more kicks by doing a little work as you browse by interacting with targeted products. "You just scan certain items they have on there for you to scan and you get kicks there as well," Hamlin explained.

shopkick is a rewards program that doesn't require a card, only your phone to rack up kicks you can save up and redeem for big or small rewards. "I've gotten two Target gift cards. You can also get Best Buy gift cards, restaurant gift cards, Coach purse gift cards." It's guilt free shopping when you're not spending a dime.

shopkick is free for iPhone from the App Store and for android from Google Play.

 

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