Bring in the experts: It’s time to secure your home network – Entertainment & Life –

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Not all that long ago, managing your home network’s security didn’t involve much more than installing an antivirus program on your PC. If only it were still so simple.

It’s no longer just about protecting the computer on which you may be working from home and the laptops the kids may be using as online school starts. Odds are good you’ve got a few other internet-connected devices around the house — phones, tablets, game consoles, maybe a “smart” TV or thermostat or refrigerator or light bulb or kid’s toy or security camera or video-streaming gadget or voice-activated digital valet.


The average U.S. home now has 11 such devices, according to Deloitte, many of which are vulnerable to hacking. If you don’t want cyber cat burglars traipsing across them, potentially spreading malware or ransomware as they go, you’ll want to secure your entire home network.


What are the risks?


Home networks

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Modern makeover: Baldwyn native gives Tupelo home, yard new life | Lifestyle

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TUPELO • For several years, Terry Lytal lived in a very traditional home on North Lamar in Oxford that was filled with English and European antiques he’d collected.

One day he woke up, looked around and realized his tastes had changed. After liquidating just about all his furnishings, he moved home to Baldwyn in 2017 to take care of his ailing father.

When his dad died, Lytal moved back to Tupelo, where he had started his career in nursing at the North Mississippi Medical Center in 1974. And he knew just where he wanted to live – Robins Street.

“This is the first and only house I looked at,” said Lytal, 66. “I love this street, the trees, the sidewalks, the family atmosphere, the charm.”

Lytal purchased a modern-style house built in 1980 in the historic downtown neighborhood made up of 100-year-old homes and cottages.

“The woman who built it

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Midcentury modern Erie home brings the outdoors inside – Entertainment & Life –

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This home has classic midcentury modern design.

You won’t find many homes like the one at 330 Hilltop Road in Erie.

William Gregory’s midcentury modern home sits on a scenic .42-acre lot and includes a lot of living space with 2,290 square feet, three bedrooms and two and a half baths.

Built in 1958, nearly all the rooms look out on the property with an abundance of floor-to-ceiling windows. It’s classic brick-and-stone exterior carries inside with stone and brick details along walls and fireplaces. The large window walls and clerestory windows definitely bring the outdoors inside in this open floor plan.

The entrance opens to the main living area where a brick fireplace spans most of one wall and windows line two additional walls. It connects to a dining room and sunroom. The dining room includes built-ins and the sunroom looks out on the property. It’s accessible from several rooms

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A low-key ‘Secret Garden’ that still blooms – Entertainment & Life –

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For more than a century, Frances Hodgson Burnett’s “The Secret Garden,” first published in 1911, has endured. It remains one of the great classics of children’s literature, a book that deftly combines the dreams and nightmares of childhood. Its balance of dark and light, death and rebirth is still powerfully moving in its rare harmony.


Mark Mundan’s adaptation, which STX Films will release on-demand Friday, struggles to burrow into the interiors of its characters. It’s sluggish at times and too withdrawn for such a vibrant tale. But it stays nevertheless in tune with the spirit of Burnett’s book, and by the time it reaches its late crescendo, this “Secret Garden” blooms nevertheless.


“The Secret Garden” has been adapted many times before but only once as a major movie, in 1993. Agnieszka Holland’s version, a superbly crafted family film, remains a classic in its own right. Produced by Francis Ford Coppola,

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House to home: Update your bathroom in style – Entertainment & Life –

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By Debbie Travis

If you are planning a bathroom renovation, or even a quick facelift, it’s essential to keep in mind the importance of practicality, as this is primarily a utilitarian space. You will be looking for elements that are safe, hard-wearing and easy to clean and sanitize. These are givens.

But there are other considerations. For a room that gets constant use, the bathroom deserves to be treated to a decorative touch that gives you a lift. We require various solutions to make the space fit our personalities. Will a burst of color get you motivated in the morning? Do you want soothing shades to ease you into the day? Would you like a feature that makes you smile? I have utilized different strategies to add specific character to my bathrooms. For my small master bath I splurged on a bathtub from Victoria + Albert and adhered a glamorous

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