Saturday, January 31, 2015

"5 DANGEROUS APPS YOU DON'T KNOW YOUR KIDS ARE USING."

If you have kids or grandkids, this is a really important article you should read to keep them safe.  Below is an excerpt with a link to the entire article.

5 Dangerous apps you don't know your kids are using.


If you're a parent or a grandparent, you know kids pick up the latest technology lightning fast. Of course, that means the children in your life can also be using apps and visiting sites that are totally inappropriate for their ages. Worse yet, you might not even realize it.

Let’s look at five dangerous apps the children you deeply care about may be using … and why they're dangerous.

1. Snapchat

Snapchat is a picture-messaging app whose claim to fame is that the messages last only for a few seconds once they're opened, then supposedly evaporate into thin air. In theory, you can send embarrassing or risque pictures without being afraid someone will steal or distribute them.

Unfortunately, the claim that Snapchat makes it safe to send risque pictures is just plain wrong. It's way too simple for anyone to grab a screenshot of the image before it's deleted. In fact, several teenage boys have gotten in serious legal trouble over the last few years for capturing and distributing illegal photos sent to them by underage girls.

THOUGHT FOR THE DAY - BE KIND


Wednesday, January 28, 2015

TUMERIC: 5 THINGS YOU DIDN'T KNOW ABOUT THE SUPERFOOD

Maybe this is what is meant by the saying, "add a little spice to your life".  Below is an excerpt from the article with a link provided to the complete article.

Turmeric: 5 things you didn’t know about the superfood

THOUGHT FOR THE DAY - BEING BRAVE


LAUGH FOR THE DAY - HOW COLD IS COLD?


Sunday, January 25, 2015

LAUGH FOR THE DAY - FINDING YOUR CENTER


UNIMAGINABLY TALENTED ARCHER IS SO SKILLED WITH A BOW HE CAN SPLIT AN ARROW - WHILE IT'S IN MID- AIR

Danish archer Lars Andersen is kind of good with a bow.
If Katniss Everdeen, Legolas from Lord of the Rings, and Hawkeye of Marvel comics were to throw down in an archery contest, Andersen is so skilled that he could probably best them all.

Don’t believe it? Take a look at some of his incredible marksmanship. Not only is he able to hit targets from distance while standing still, he is revolutionizing modern archery by reinstating ancient techniques – and debunking some Hollywood myths along the way.

Friday, January 23, 2015

LAUGH FOR THE DAY - IN YOUR TWENTIES...


HAVE YOU EVER WONDERED HOW MUCH MAKES UP A VEGGIE SERVING?

Believe it or not, I, myself, have often wonder.  Below is an excerpt from the article with a link provided to the complete article.
 
Easy guide to veggie portions
An adult eating 2,000 calories a day should aim to eat about 2½ cups of vegetables daily. How much is a serving of vegetables?  Here’s a quick guide to portions per serving:


Salad greens
A 1-cup serving of mesclun greens contains just 10 calories, and the same size serving of shredded romaine lettuce contains 8 calories. Mesclun greens are a better source of vitamin C (providing 5 percent of your daily value) while romaine lettuce is a better source of vitamin A (providing 81 percent of your daily value).
Find out more about carrots, green beans, potatoes, etc.  Click on this link to read the entire article - http://www.foxnews.com/health/2015/01/21/easy-guide-to-veggie-portions/?intcmp=obmod_ffo&intcmp=obnetwork

DID YOU KNOW THAT JANUARY 26TH IS WORLD PISTACHIO DAY?

MONDAY, JANUARY 26TH IS WORLD PISTACHIO DAY 

Here are some interesting facts I bet you didn't know about pistachios. 
  • Pistachio ice cream was invented in the 1040s by James W. Parkinson of Pennsylvania. 
  • Pistachios are one of the oldest flowering nut trees, botanically related to cashews and mangoes. 
  • Pistachios have more antioxidants per serving than green tea. 
  • In the Middle East people call the pistachio the "smiling nut" and in China they call the pistachio the "happy nut". 
Recycling ideas for those pistachio shells: 
  • Use as a fire starter or kindling. 
  • Place around the base of your plants to deter snails and slugs. 
  • Line the bottom of your flower pots for good drainage. 
  • Use as mulch for plants requiring more acidic soil.

Sunday, January 18, 2015

A BIT OF NOSTALGIA - THE FOUR ACES WITH "LOVE IS A MANY SPLENDORED THING"


DO NOT BE FOOLED BY THIS SCAM!

Thought this was important enough to reprint!

Dear Readers:

Generally I don't do this type of thing on my web page, but after verifying it on Snopes as a true scam and since many of my readers go to my page to look for ways to "save a few coins", I thought you needed to be aware of this particular scam.  See the description below as well as a link to Snopes if you also want to verify it.  


Don't Fall for the Gift Basket SCAM!
December 4, 2014 at 9:30am
This is a slick scam, I might have fallen for it. It will be all over this holiday season, watch out!


Just when you thought you'd heard it all. This scam is actually very clever. Be very careful out there! This one could easily slip by most anyone - beware of people bearing gifts. The following is a recounting of the incident from the victim:


Wednesday a week ago, I had a phone call from someone saying that he was from some outfit called: "Express Couriers,"(The name could have been anything) he asked if I was going to be home because there was a package delivery for me that required a signature. The caller said that the delivery would arrive at my home in roughly an hour, and sure enough, about an hour later, a uniformed delivery man turned up with a beautiful basket of flowers and wine. I was very surprised since it did not involve any special occasion or holiday, and I certainly didn't expect anything like it. Intrigued about who had sent me such a gift, I inquired as to who the sender was. The deliveryman's reply was, he was only delivering the gift package, but allegedly a card was being sent separately... (the card has never arrived!) There was also a consignment note with the gift.

He then went on to explain that because the gift contained alcohol, there was a $3.50 "delivery/ verification charge," providing proof that he had actually delivered the package to an adult of legal drinking age, and not just left it on the doorstep where it could be stolen or taken by anyone, especially a minor.
This sounded logical and I offered to pay him cash. He then said that the delivery company required payment to be by credit or debit card only, so that everything is properly accounted for, and this would keep help in keeping a legal record of the transaction. He added couriers not needing to carry a bunch of cash, would make them less likely targets for robbery.

My husband, who by this time was standing beside me, pulled his wallet out of his pocket with the credit/debit card, and 'John,' the "delivery man," asked my husband to swipe his card on a small mobile card machine. It had a small screen and keypad where Frank was also asked to enter the card's PIN and security number. A receipt was printed out and given to us as our copy of the transaction. He then said everything was in order, and wished us good day.
To our horrible surprise, between Thursday and the following Monday, $4,000 had been charged/withdrawn from our credit/debit account at various ATM machines. It appeared that somehow the "mobile credit card machine," which the deliveryman carried now had all the info necessary to create a "dummy" card with all our card details after my husband swiped our card and entered the requested PIN and security number.

Upon finding out about the illegal transactions on our card, we immediately notified the bank which issued us a new card, and our credit/debit account was closed.

We also personally went to the Police, where it was confirmed that it is definitely a scam because several households had been similarly hit.
WARNING: Be wary of accepting any "surprise gift or package," which you neither expected nor personally ordered, especially if it involves any kind of payment as a condition of receiving the gift or package. Also, never accept anything if you do not personally know or there is no proper identification of who the sender is. Above all, the only time you should give out any personal credit/debit card information is when you yourself initiated the purchase or transaction!

Pass this on, it may just prevent someone else from being swindled.
So, a basket of flowers and a bottle of wine for only $4,000!! A good return on their investment...and they had to put together the credit card swiper...
Moral: If its free, or too good to be true....watch out! Don't give your credit card to anyone for presents you didn't order.

Snopes link - http://www.snopes.com/fraud/sales/express.asp

WANT TO SHARE A GREAT VIDEO FROM THE DOVER POLICE DASHCAM - ENJOY!

This video is from the Dover Police DashCam.  

"The Department's Facebook page posted:

Dover Police DepartmentWhile reviewing dashcam footage, we come across some interesting sights to say the least. We decided we would share some with you in a new web series called "Dash Cam Confessionals." We hope you enjoy this...and Taylor Swift if you're watching...we're sorry.



Saturday, January 17, 2015

THOUGHT FOR THE DAY - LIBERTY - HOW I WISH OUR LEADERS OF TODAY HAD THE MORAL FORTITUDE TO LIVE THIS THOUGHT!



READ THE ARTICLE - "5 THINGS FACEBOOK ASKS FOR THAT ARE NONE OF ITS BUSINESS"

Dear Readers:

Once again, one of my favorite journalists, Kim Komando, has a terrific article with sound advice on how to protect yourself and your personal information when using a social media.  Below is an excerpt with the link to the whole article below the excerpt.  

To Facebook, your personal information is everything. The more the site has on you, the more money it can make from advertisers who want to target you. Unfortunately, there are some things you shouldn't share online.

Each of these things alone might be all right, but added up they could lead to identity theft, stalking or other trouble. Here's what you shouldn't share — and how to keep your information safe when you don't have a choice.

Friday, January 16, 2015

THOUGHT FOR THE DAY - YOU ARE ONLY HUMAN


MORNING IN THE NEST!

Good Morning!
The above is a picture of the Mom Eagle at Berry College, in Rome, GA this morning.  To learn more about the eagles - go to the left side of the web page, and see the picture and link.

Monday, January 12, 2015

LAUGH FOR THE DAY - MAXINE ON WINTER DRIVING


THIS IS A QUESTION I HAVE OFTEN ASKED...


6 FOODS TO BOOST YOUR IMMUNE SYSTEM

Dear Readers:

Since I am on the 120 year plan - I like to read articles that will help me reach my goal.  So I am sharing with you.  Below is an excerpt with a link below it to the complete article.

Your immune system plays a key role in overall health and wellness. Unfortunately, your immune health can be compromised by destructive free radicals and oxidative stress from environmental and lifestyle factors. Eating foods rich in immune-boosting nutrients is essential to supporting your overall health. To help keep your immune system strong, include these immune boosting foods in you diet.

Sunday, January 11, 2015

HOW WELL DO YOU THINK YOU WOULD REACT TO THESE LIFE THREATENING SITUATIONS? DO YOU SHOOT OR NOT SHOOT?

Several years ago, I had the opportunity to attend the local "Citizen's" Police Academy.  Part of the 'training' was to do these simulations.  Do you shoot or not shoot?  Fortunately for me I scored 100%, but I was truly the rare bird.  None of the others in the class did better than 50%, most scored less.  

What it taught us was that situations happen in just a matter of seconds, and those seconds could mean you. or a citizen you are trying to protect, live or die.   

Maybe the next time you hear about a police shooting, you will take the time to remember what you see in this video.  
 

THOUGHT FOR THE DAY - WHO RULES OVER YOU?


Saturday, January 10, 2015

LAUGH FOR THE DAY - COINS ON THE FLOOR


THOUGHT FOR THE DAY - WISE WORDS OF BOOKER T. WASHINGTON

Booker T. Washington
Educator
Booker Taliaferro Washington was an African-American educator, author, orator, and advisor to presidents of the United States. Between 1890 and 1915, Washington was the dominant leader in the African-American community.  His wise words are below his picture.

 
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As Booker T. Washington stated, 
“There is another class of colored people who make a business of keeping the troubles, the wrongs, and the hardships of the Negro race before the public. Having learned that they are able to make a living out of their troubles, they have grown into the settled habit of advertising their wrongs — partly because they want sympathy and partly because it pays [Al Sharpton (mine)]. Some of these people do not want the Negro to lose his grievances, because they do not want to lose their jobs.”

Wednesday, January 7, 2015

LAUGH FOR THE DAY - DANCE


THOUGHT FOR THE DAY - THE PEOPLE IN YOUR LIFE


WITH COLDER WEATHER COMES ITCHY SKIN

Well it's that time of year and almost everyone who lives in the cold climes has the problem with itchy skin.  Here is an excerpt from an article that may give you some relief. A link is provided to the complete article.  
Itchy winter skin? Try these tips By 


FoxNews.com

When winter is upon us, many people experience dry, itchy skin. This is due to spending a lot of time in closed, heated places where the humidity is low. Such conditions do not affect sunbirds who live in perpetually warm places with breezes and more time outdoors in the balmy warmth. But for the rest of us, it’s a nuisance.

In most cases, dealing with dry and itchy winter skin is no big deal, but it does require attention. Follow these simple tips, and you’ll have a more enjoyable- and less itchy- winter skin experience.

Here is the link to the rest of the article - http://www.foxnews.com/health/2015/01/07/itchy-winter-skin-try-these-tips/?intcmp=features