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

Are Bark Collars Safe and Humane?

You have a barking dog that just won’t stop. You’re at your wit’s end and you’ll try anything. Or you’re looking for a quick no-training method. Are bark collars the safe and humane solution?

Nuf said about that.

Instead, take a couple of minutes and try this method to get your dog to stop barking. Works like a charm. If you don’t want to wind up with a neurotic dog, there are no shortcuts.

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By | 2017-08-22T20:15:20+00:00 August 22nd, 2017|Dog Training, Dogs in General|3 Comments

Australian Shepherd-Siberian Husky Mix–What Are You In For?

I’ve lived with and loved both of these breeds. So is getting a mix of these two breeds in one package — either by accident or by designer dog– a good idea? As one of my favorite dog trainers says, “It depends.”

My first thought is how much do you love vacuuming?

My next thought is how much do you love running, and training, and running, and training…?

And my final thought is how much money do you have to put up and maintain a 9 ft fence around your property, with at least 2 of those feet buried in the ground to keep this Houdini escape artist contained? Not even joking a little […]

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By | 2017-07-23T09:28:11+00:00 August 11th, 2017|Dogs in General|0 Comments

5 Best Toys for Australian Shepherds

Aussies and Australian Shepherd puppies are very high energy dogs, which means they need a lot of stimulation to help keep them out of trouble. Here is my list of top 5 toys that will help tire them out, while ensuring their health and happiness (and your sanity).

1. YOU. That’s right. If you’re not prepared to devote yourself to your Aussie in the same way that she will devote herself to you, then you’re not ready for an Aussie. If you think I’m joking, please ask anyone who does Aussie Rescue work what is the #1 reason for relinquishment. Let me spare you the suspense–an owner who isn’t prepared for the high level of attachment and energy.

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By | 2017-08-01T08:55:38+00:00 August 1st, 2017|Dogs in General|0 Comments