“Thought you’d appreciate these words”

It never ceases to lift me up when I come across random acts of kindness — to have it reaffirmed that there are still a lot of good people who care out in the world. Particularly in these days of nonstop crazy and disturbing news. So I wanted to share a simple, concrete example.

Cait has many professors who have gone above and beyond the call of duty; who value building relationships with and really take the time to get to know their students outside of the classroom.

Cait emailed me an exchange with one of her professors that’s a perfect example of this. But first, a little background. Like most young adults her age, Cait still has no certainty about what […]

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By | 2017-10-08T11:04:31+00:00 October 12th, 2017|.Cait and Me|0 Comments

Read this Article and Then Disable Your Location Tracking

spyHaving to work with technology for a living, I am at the point where I find enough of it so disturbing that I’m about ready to throw out my computer and buy a flip phone.

Read this article to get a quick hit of how easy it is for companies to misuse and downright abuse your information.

Even This Data Guru Is Creeped Out By What Anonymous Location Data Reveals About Us

Using code and the web, a data scientist follows two unnamed people and learns just how much our anonymous location data can say about who we are.

How to Disable Location Tracking

Android Users: To disable location tracking on an Android device, go to Settings. […]

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By | 2017-10-16T11:53:12+00:00 October 5th, 2017|Tech Tips & Product Reviews|0 Comments

Are Cell Phones Hazardous to Your Kids’ Health? The Jury is In and the Verdict is Unanimous

Young boy on cell phone under duvetTime to Stop and Rejigger The Masts.  If you have kids who are using smart phones, save them while you still can.

Here are some important reads.

Is Social Media The New Tobacco?

Instagram, Snapchat and others have a business model based on addiction. This is not how we want to be raising our children.

Notable Quotes:

““Rates of teen depression and suicide have skyrocketed since 2011,” Twenge writes, coining the cringeworthy term “iGen” to describe today’s young teenagers. “It’s not an exaggeration to describe iGen as being on the brink of the worst mental-health crisis in decades. Much of this deterioration can be traced […]

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By | 2017-08-16T16:12:02+00:00 September 14th, 2017|Life|0 Comments

Best Way to Get Dog Hair Off Rugs and Furniture

Use a squeegee and spray bottle

Don’t waste your time vacuuming; there isn’t a vacuum on the market that gets all pet hair. I know because I’ve tried them all.  To pick up ALL dog hair, use a squeegee and a little water in a spray bottle. Mist the furniture or rugs with the spray bottle and use the squeegee to loosen the hair. You’ll gather every single pet hair, leaving furniture and rugs perfectly clean.

For rugs use a squeegee with telescoping handle.

This is my secret weapon. Works like magic!

floor squeegee

 

 

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By | 2017-08-03T12:21:30+00:00 September 7th, 2017|Dogs in General, Life, Tech Tips & Product Reviews|0 Comments

Tired of Fake Reviews on Amazon? Do this

There is much about the internet that makes our lives easier. (The jury’s still out on whether it has actually made our lives better.) But, with each development that supposedly helps us make more informed choices–i.e. Amazon Reviews (or any reviews for that matter)–someone has to come along and ruin the party by scamming the system.

There is actually software now that can write and publish fake reviews to any review site. Did you know that? Yep. That’s just the tip of the iceburg. So let me put some tools in your hand that can help you foil the bad guys. Or at least the unethical guys.

For any product you’re considering that has reviews, […]

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By | 2017-08-31T16:04:52+00:00 August 31st, 2017|Tech Tips & Product Reviews|2 Comments