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FROZEN PIPES

PROTECT YOURSELF AGAINST FROZEN PIPES – With the arrival of cold temperatures, Lincoln Water System (LWS) reminds property owners to take steps to protect pipes from freezing and avoid costly damage or high water bills.  LWS officials say the most common problems involve lawn irrigation systems that have not been properly winterized.  The pipe or backflow device can freeze and break.  Pipes can also freeze along exterior walls, in poorly insulated structures and in unheated basements, crawl spaces, attached garages and cabinets.

LWS recommends the following precautions:

  • Properly drain and winterize lawn irrigation systems.
  • Remove hoses from exterior faucets.  Most newer homes have freeze-proof faucets which drain water when the hose is removed.  Older homes may have a valve inside the home that can be shut off.
  • Make sure all areas with plumbing are heated.  Space heaters should only be used according to manufacturer instructions and only when supervised.
  • If pipes are concealed in accessible spaces near exterior walls, open cabinet doors to allow warmer air to reach the pipes.
  • Heat tape should be installed according to manufacturer instructions or by a licensed plumber.
  • Running a small amount of water from a kitchen or bathroom faucet for short intervals will usually keep pipes from freezing.  About one cup of water every minute is recommended.
  • Locate the water shut-off valve in advance to allow immediate access if there is a leak or break in the plumbing system.  The valves are usually near the water meter.

If your pipes freeze, LWS recommends contacting a licensed plumber to locate the problem and safely thaw and repair any broken pipes.  Never use a flame or high heat device to thaw pipes as this may damage piping or cause a fire.

For more information on LWS, visit lincoln.ne.gov (keyword: water).

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Lancaster County Treasurer – Request a Vehicle Quote

If you are requesting an estimate on the cost to register your vehicle, please make sure that you enter your home address and the vehicle information fields. These are needed for property tax & sales tax calculations. The VIN is extremely important but not absolutely necessary for a rough estimate. Fields left blank may affect your quote. We will normally get you a response within one business day of receipt of your request. Responses after 4:30 pm, on weekends or holidays may take additional time

Source: Lancaster County Treasurer – Request a Vehicle Quote

5 Steps for Dealing with Aggression | Tips and Updates – BabaMail

If you ever encounter an aggressive person, keep these tips in mind:
Here is one of the 5

Instead of using words like ‘you’ try something on the lines of:
• There’s no need to stress, we’ll resolve it.
• I’m sorry, can I say something I believe is important?
• I understand this can be stressful or upsetting.
Doing this early on will make them more conscious of what they are doing. Consequently, it can help the person be more open to hearing whatever you have to say.

If you ever encounter an aggressive person, keep these tips in mind.

Source: 5 Steps for Dealing with Aggression | Tips and Updates – BabaMail

Emergency Water 101 –

When an emergency strikes, like what we are seeing now in Houston, a lack of knowledge about water can hurt you and your family.
Source: Emergency Water 101 –

Posted by Glenn Meder – Inventor of the Survival Still

Today I’m proud to make a big announcement!
As you may know, I am the designer of the Survival Still emergency water distiller. I’m very proud of this product because I know it can help people. Over my years selling the Survival Still however, I’ve come to realize that the EDUCATION I provide on the topic of “water in an emergency” is just as important as my product itself.
People simply don’t know much about water. This fact doesn’t hurt us in daily life because we can just turn on the tap anytime and drink safe water. But when an emergency strikes, like what we are seeing now in Houston, a lack of knowledge about water can hurt you and your family.
Yes, there are a lot of articles online that tell you “how to treat water in an emergency,” but MANY of these articles provide bad information. The Red Cross and government sites do a decent job, but they basically only tell you what to do instead of providing real education.

I believe that this is a very important topic that everyone should know. So I’ve been working very hard over many months to come out with a comprehensive site that provides this education. I am proud to announce the launch of my new site EmergencyWater101.com.
EmergencyWater101.com is a new website designed to teach you how to provide your family with safe drinking water in an emergency! While some of the advice you find online about this subject is sketchy, and some of it is downright dangerous, ourgoal is to provide solid, scientifically sound education that you can count on.
So let me give you a tour of the new site…

  •  FIRST, on the home page you will see our detailed articles.
  •  SECOND, click here and you will see our “Basic Training” videos, which are free and excellent!
  • THIRD, we have a new course about “Storing Water for an Emergency”. This is the only “paid” course on our site right now. It’s normally $49.99, but for this launch we will be selling the course for $19.99.
  •  FOURTH, I have worked very hard to write a brand new ebook that explains everything you need to know about water in an emergency. To get this ebook for free, send an email to freebook@emergencywater101.com and one will automatically be sent to you.

On a final note, I ask you to please tell everyone you know about my new site. There are many people who NEED this information right now.
Thank you!
Glenn Meder
P.S. Some of you will remember that we launched EmergencyWater101.com a few years ago as a membership site, but we’ve completely changed it, and made most everything on it free.

Copyright © 2017 GAEMRIC, INC. (Survival Still), All rights reserved.
Have you see our webinars about “Water In An Emergency”.
Our mailing address is:

GAEMRIC, INC. (Survival Still) . 4811 s.65th Street   Lincoln, NE 68516

Source: Emergency Water 101 –

Generic Eye Drops for Seniors Could Save Millions of Dollars a Year: MedlinePlus Health News

Medicare is billed more than $1 billion annually for glaucoma treatments alone, researchers say    By Robert Preidt Friday, July 28, 2017

FRIDAY, July 28, 2017 (HealthDay News) — Prescribing generic drugs for seniors’ eye problems could save the U.S. government hundreds of millions of dollars a year, a new study suggests.

Conditions like glaucoma and dry eye that require daily eye drops are common in old age.

University of Michigan researchers report that eye doctors caring for seniors prescribe brand-name medications in more than three-quarters of cases, compared to one-third of cases among nearly all other specialties.

Read more at the Source: Generic Eye Drops for Seniors Could Save Millions of Dollars a Year: MedlinePlus Health News

What will happen to my Facebook account if I pass away? | Facebook Help Center

What will happen to my Facebook account if I pass away?
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You can tell us in advance whether you’d like to have your account memorialized or permanently deleted from Facebook.
Memorialized Accounts
Memorialized accounts are a place for friends and family to gather and share memories after a person has passed away. Memorialized accounts have the following key features:
  • The word Remembering will be shown next to the person’s name on their profile
  • Depending on the privacy settings of the account, friends can share memories on the memorialized Timeline
  • Content the person shared (example: photos, posts) stays on Facebook and is visible to the audience it was shared with
  • Memorialized profiles don’t appear in public spaces such as in suggestions for People You May Know, ads or birthday reminders
  • No one can log into a memorialized account
  • Memorialized accounts that don’t have a legacy contact can’t be changed
  • Pages with a sole admin whose account was memorialized will be removed from Facebook if we receive a valid request
Deleting Your Account
You can choose to have your account permanently deleted should you pass away. To do this:
  1. From the top right of Facebook, click  and select Settings
  2. From the left menu, click Security
  3. Click Legacy Contact
  4. Click Request account deletion and follow the on-screen instructions
For Friends and Family
If you’d like to create an additional place for people on Facebook to share memories of your loved one, we suggest creating a group.
Learn how to request the memorialization of an account or how to request the removal of a deceased person’s account from Facebook.

Source: What will happen to my Facebook account if I pass away? | Facebook Help Center

Remove Plaque in Next to No Time | Tips and Updates – BabaMail

A DIY Home Remedy to Remove Plaque – posted by BabaMail

Yup, you heard that right! The things that keep wounds clean and your fridge smelling fresh will also do wonders for your mouth. This mixture is our favorite because it’s made from common household items which are easy to get a hold of, it’s cheap, and there are no hidden additives or chemicals.

To make your own plaque-busting mouthwash, you will need the following:

• 1 tablespoon of baking soda
• ½ a cup of salt
• ½ cup of drug store hydrogen peroxide (1-3%)
• 1 cup of cold water
• ½ cup of warm water
• Toothpick
• Toothbrush

Method

1. Combine the salt and baking soda in a small container.

2. Run your toothbrush under some warm water, then swirl the bristle around in the baking soda-salt mixture.

3. Brush your teeth normally, and spit out the homemade paste when finished.

4.  Now to the best part – the mouthwash! This step is simple. All you need to do is combine the ½ cup of hydrogen peroxide with the ½ cup of warm water, and swish it around in your mouth for a minute or two.

5. To remove as much plaque as possible, use a toothpick on the hard-to-reach areas, and rinse the excess away with some cold water.

Repeat this procedure up to twice a week, but please remember that this DIY dental routine is not meant to replace your daily brushing and flossing. Just think of it as a fast, fun, and economical way to make plaque a thing of the past.

Source: tiphero

Source: Remove Plaque in Next to No Time | Tips and Updates – BabaMail

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