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Don’t injure your eyes while watching eclipse

#ndn-video-player-1.ndn_embedded .ndn_floatContainer { margin-top: 10px; margin-bottom: 20px; }#ndn-video-player-2.ndn_embedded .ndn_floatContainer { margin-top: 10px; margin-bottom: 20px; }The sun will go dark when the moon crosses its path on Aug. 21 but that doesn’t mean you can forego eye protection, experts say. “The adage to never look directly at the sun still applies,” said Bucknell University astronomy professor Dr. Michele Thornley. “It is still bright as before. You’re just seeing...

Some Last-Minute Options If You Didn’t Buy Eclipse Glasses Yet

Daniel MacDonald/www.dmacphoto.com/Getty ImagesAs everyone prepares for Monday’s total solar eclipse, it’s important to understand that viewing it with the naked eye can be extremely dangerous.This week, Peoplereported that a man damaged his eyes 55 years ago while viewing a partial solar eclipse in Bend, Oregon. Lou Tomososki, now 70, only looked at the eclipse for a few seconds, but he said he has had vision problems ever since. He’s now warning people against looking directly at the...

Want to try before you buy? Visit these online retailers

NEW YORK—Amazon is set to launch a service that lets customers order clothes, try them on at home and pay only for what they keep. It sounds novel, but Amazon is actually late to the party. Several online startups have offered try-before-you-buy options for items including jewelry, clothing, glasses and more.It makes shoppers less nervous about buying online, the companies say, and also gives people a chance to touch and try on a necklace or shirt before splurging. The retailers also know...