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5 Clever Tricks to Solve Your Worst Winter Car Problems | Reader’s Digest

How to prevent an icy windshield, quickly thaw a frozen lock, and more.

Source: 5 Clever Tricks to Solve Your Worst Winter Car Problems | Reader’s Digest

Mayor’s Office: CITY OF LINCOLN SNOW PLAN

When Lincoln has a winter storm, the City’s goal is to keep the streets cleared and safe.  For City crews to accomplish this goal effectively and efficiently, community cooperation is required.   See details below.

Street Condition Emergencies – 402-441-7701
Snow Center (parking bans/snow removal operations) – 402-441-7644
Non-Emergencies/Potholes – 402-441-7646
On the City website – http://www.lincoln.ne.gov – Find and Click on “City Service Request”
to report potholes, ice on streets, curb/gutter repair, snow being pushed into the street and other problems.

When Lincoln has a winter storm, the City’s goal is to keep the streets cleared and safe.  For City crews to accomplish this goal effectively and efficiently, community cooperation is required.   Residents are discouraged from parking on the street during any snow storm and are encouraged to plan ahead for alternative off-street parking.

Residents also are asked to stay informed on the status of snow operations.  The City uses the following methods to inform the public:

  • Local news media sources
  • The City website – snow.lincoln.ne.gov
  • RSS feeds – sign up at snow.lincoln.ne.gov
  • Twitter – sign up at twitter.com/lincolnsnow.  You do not need a Twitter account to receive SMS alerts – text “follow lincolnsnow” to 40404 (standard text messaging rates apply).
  • Government access channels 5 and 10 and educational access channel 80 on Time Warner Cable/Spectrum and  Windstream Kinetic.  Those with built-in digital cable tuners  (QAM) will find the channels on 71.14, 71.15 and 71.16.

The Mayor may declare three types of parking bans:

  1. SNOW EMERGENCY: Parking may be banned on both sides of emergency snow routes, arterial streets and City bus routes, as indicated on the map.  These routes must remain open for emergency vehicles.  Along non-arterial streets, bus routes are marked with signs.
  2. SNOW REMOVAL DISTRICTS: When a snow emergency is declared, the Mayor may prohibit parking on both sides of the street in areas designated as snow removal districts.  In these areas, the snow is plowed into windrows, loaded into trucks and hauled out of the area.  Typically, snow removal occurs between midnight and 8 a.m. The districts include streets in the following areas:  Downtown, University Place, Havelock, Bethany, College View, 11th and “G”, 17th and Washington, 25th and Sumner.  During snow removal district parking bans, free downtown parking will be available from 10 p.m. to 7 a.m. at Center Park Garage, 1100 “N” St. The customer will be charged for any time beyond the nine hours at the posted garage rate. If the vehicle remains in the facility past 10 a.m., the customer will be charged for the entire time the vehicle was in the facility.
  3. RESIDENTIAL: A residential parking ban applies to streets that are not emergency snow routes, arterials or bus routes or included in a snow removal district.  Parking is first banned on the even-numbered (north and east) side of the street.  Once the Mayor has terminated that ban, parking will be banned on the odd-numbered (south and west) side of the street, and parking is again permitted on the even side.

All bans remain in effect until terminated by the Mayor.

TICKETS AND TOWING – Vehicles parked illegally during Snow Emergency, Snow Removal District or Residential Parking bans are subject to fines, towing and storage costs at the owners’ expense.  Vehicles parked in a way that does not allow emergency vehicles to pass may be ticketed for obstructing a public street.  For information on towed vehicles, call the Emergency Communications Center, 402-441-7204.
SIDEWALKS AND DRIVEWAYS – City ordinance requires property owners to clear snow and ice from sidewalks by 9 a.m. the day following the end of the snow storm.  Sidewalks must be kept clear of snow and ice during the day.  The entire width of the walk must be cleared, along with any adjoining wheelchair ramps or curb cuts.  For more information or to report locations not cleared, contact the Public Works and Utilities sidewalk office at 402-441-7541.
If a property owner does not clear the walk and a complaint is received by the City sidewalk office, notice will be given to the owner.  City ordinance requires written notice to be left on the front door or other conspicuous place on the property.  If an unresolved problem is reported again, the City may hire a snow removal contractor, and the owner is responsible for the charges.
It is illegal to push or blow snow into or on any street, alley or sidewalk. Violators are subject to a fine. Residents are encouraged to clear snow from fire hydrants.
INFORMATION IN OTHER LANGUAGES

Spanish – El Centro de las Americas – 402-474-3950
Arabic – Good Neighbor Community Center – 402-477-5545
Vietnamese, Karen, Chinese, Sudanese – Asian Community Center and Fusion Project, 402-477-3446

PROPERTY DAMAGE – The areas between the paved streets and sidewalk lines are owned by the City.  Property owners are allowed to place objects in this area, such as mailboxes, sprinkler systems, landscaping and driveways.  The property owners are responsible for maintenance, replacement or any damages to the objects on this City property caused by, but not limited to snow removal, street sweeping or other City activities.  For more information, contact the City Law Department at 402-441-7281.

Media release are here – Source: InterLinc: City of Lincoln: Mayor’s Office: 2016 Media Releases

About World Alzheimer’s Month | World Alzheimer’s Month

We forgot (d a r n) to mention this.  Did you know that September is World Alzheimer’s Awareness Month <http://www.worldalzmonth.org/en/about-world-alzheimers-month> ?

To help bring attention to this important cause, Home Instead Senior Care serving the Lincoln area has launched a new community education program, Prevent Wandering <http://www.preventwandering.com/> . This free program, developed in collaboration with the Alzheimer’s Association, provides tips and resources to help families better prepare for the challenging and unfortunate situation that occurs when a loved one living with Alzheimer’s wanders.

  • If you’re a family caregiver of an individual with Alzheimer’s disease or another form of dementia, the risk of wandering is one of the potential behavioral symptoms that a loved one could be facing. Wandering could put that person’s safety in jeopardy. Check out the resources of the Prevent Wandering℠ program to help protect your loved one from the potential dangers of wandering. And sign up your older adult for the Missing Senior Network℠, a free web service that can help locate a loved one who goes missing or becomes lost.


In addition to this program, Home Instead Senior Care has launched the Missing Senior Network <http://www.missingseniornetwork.com/> . This free tool allows families to create a network of friends and neighbors, to alert via text or email  in the event their loved one wanders.

I’ve included additional information below and would be happy to connect you with local aging care expert, Monica Kuhns, who is available to discuss:

  • Common triggers that may cause a senior living with Alzheimer’s to wander,
  • Proactive steps for managing wandering behaviors, and
  • What to do when a senior loved one goes missing.


Thanks,
Alexis, on behalf of Home Instead Senior Care
402-617-4510

Source: About World Alzheimer’s Month | World Alzheimer’s Month

Reduse Digital Clutter – tips

Delete, file, repeat: 3 weeks to less digital clutter

Clear space and stress — a little at a time — with these tips
My smartphone is out of storage space — again. Where’s that online receipt? I have how many photos?!

Sound familiar? Could be time to take control of the digital clutter in your life. Increase your virtual space — and reduce your stress — with this step-by-step approach.

Week 1: Delete the obvious first
Trash or uninstall anything that’s not needed. Look for easy targets like these:

  • Unneeded or duplicate files or email messages
  • Old bookmarks and shortcuts
  • Rarely or never-used apps and programs

What about your vast volumes of photos and documents? Don’t get hung up trying to sort through the hordes. Tackle them as separate projects. For example, you’ll see we take on photos in week three.

Bonus points: Be decisive. If it helps you keep moving, create a “Possible trash” folder. But only use it when you really can’t make a decision. You can revisit it later in the process.

Week 2: Develop a clear digital filing system
Create a folder structure that’s easy to understand and use. This can help with cleanup — and with finding what you need later. For example:

Main folder Subfolder 1 Subfolder 2
Receipts 2016 09-2016
Photos 2016 08-2016 — Vacation

Give files simple — but specific — names too. A little detail in the name makes finding stuff a snap. The file name “List” isn’t as helpful as “2016 — Holiday to-dos.”

A quick tip: Use numbers for months. That way files and folders sort in chronological order. So you don’t end up with April at the top of your list instead of January.

Bonus points: Now that you have a good filing system, it’s time to revisit your “Possible trash” folder. File what you want to keep — then delete the rest, including the folder.

Week 3: Pare down your pics
Our digital photos and videos can be a source of joy — and stress. To tackle an unruly collection:

  • Time for a trash bash! Selfies gone bad. Accidental shots of the floor or wall. Thirty takes of the same sunset. Keep the best — and discard the rest.
  • Is your collection overwhelming? Set a timer for short sessions — so you’re not glued to a screen for hours.
  • Have a solid backup plan. Protect your cherished photos — and all your important files — by saving copies to disks, external hard drives or a cloud-based service.

Bonus points: Learn more about preserving your digital memories atDigitalPreservation.gov.

Stay organized
Did you make it through this initial cleanup? Congratulations! Take a moment to appreciate your tidy technology. Then make a plan to stay clutter-free, including:

  • Delete or file new documents or emails as soon as possible — before they pile up.
  • Try to spend even five minutes a day using the decluttering tips you’ve learned to keep your devices tidy.

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Get more strategies to help simplify your life. You can also pick up practical pointers from Organized Audrey’s online seminar: “Being organized in being balanced.”

 

City of Lincoln & Lancaster County

City of Lincoln Contacts The Citizen ACTION Center is the best place to report problems. Look for the link called – City Service Request. It’s on the City home page at http://lincoln.ne.gov/

Or https://www.lincoln.ne.gov/aspx/city/action/default.aspx

LINCOLN CITY COUNCIL – Leirion Gaylor Baird, Chair, At Large; Trent Fellers, At Large; Roy Christensen, Vice Chair, At Large; Jane Raybould, Southwest District; Jon Camp, Southeast District; Carl Eskridge, Northwest District; and Cyndi Lamm, Northeast District. 555 S. 10th Street, Room 111, Lincoln, NE 68508 402-441-7515, council@lincoln.ne.gov MAYOR CHRIS BEUTLER – 555 S. 10th Street, Room 302, Lincoln, NE 68508 402-441-7511, mayor@lincoln.ne.gov
Economic Development – Mike Lang Ombudsman – Lin Quenzer Cleaner Greener Lincoln – Frank Uhlarik DEPARTMENTS/DIVISIONS
Aging Partners – Director Randall S. Jones – 402-441-7070
Building and Safety – Director Chad Blahak – 402-441-7521
Citizen Information Center – Manager Diane Gonzolas – 402-441-7831
Development Services Center – Manager Chad Blahak – 402-441-3444
Finance Department – Director Steve Hubka – 402-441-7411
Health – Director Judy Halstead – 402-441-8001
Human Resources – Director Doug McDaniel – 402-441-7597
Human Rights Commission, Equity and Diversity – Director Kimberley Taylor-Riley – 402-441-8691
Law – City Attorney Jeff Kirkpatrick – 402-441-7281
Library – Director Pat Leach – 402-441-8510
Parks and Recreation – Director Lynn Johnson – 402-441-7847
Planning – Director David Cary – 402-441-7491
Public Works and Utilities – Director Miki Esposito – 402-441-7548
Public Safety – Director Tom Casady – 402-441-7071
   Police Chief Jeff Bliemeister – 402-441-7237
   Fire Chief Micheal Despain- 402-441-8350
Urban Development – Director David Landis – 402-441-7606

The official website for the City of Lincoln and Lancaster County, Nebraska. Some of our services include: interactive maps, live mainframe look-up, live TV broadcasts, permits and forms, and imaging of documents. Source: InterLinc: City of Lincoln & Lancaster County

Tips to Make Your Kitchen Less Messy | Readers Digest

This short collection of tips is really helpful. Find out if you are organized already ro learn what you can do. I suggest you view it as a list rathe than a slideshow. -keith —–>

If your cooking space is getting out of hand, it’s time for a makeover. These tricks will make your kitchen more organized and productive.

Source: Kitchen Organization: Tips to Make Your Kitchen Less Messy | Reader

Don’t I Need Minerals In My Water? 

Don’t I Need Minerals In My Water?

 

distilled waterOne of the most common questions I receive is, “Don’t I need minerals in my water?” This a persistent water myth, but if you look at it rationally, it’s easy to discover the truth of the matter.

First, it’s important to look at this question from two scenarios; 1) an emergency situation, and 2) everyday life.

In an emergency situation it’s very important that you ONLY consider one aspect; the safety of your water. All other factors are irrelevant. So, when you are in an emergency situation, follow the Red Cross recommendations, or go beyond these recommendations by using a water distiller to purify your water. In an emergency situation, don’t worry about whether your water has minerals, if it has the right pH, whether it’s clustered, super-oxygenated, harmonic, or whatever else someone is selling. It’s all about safety, and if anyone says anything else, don’t listen to them ever again.

Now that I made that point crystal clear, let’s move on to drinking water for everyday life. Do you need minerals in your drinking water?

No. Water is the most important substance you put into your body. It allows you to regulate your temperature, it transports nutrients and oxygen to every cell, it removes toxins, aids in digestion, is a key for every chemical reaction and electrical signal in your body and countless other functions. Being a source for minerals is not one of the functions of water.

So let’s break it down…

Hydro1)    The Minerals In Water Are Not Bioavailable. In other words, the minerals found in water are not in a form that’s useable by the body. To understand this, let’s look at how minerals get into water in the first place. Pure rain water falls to the ground and dissolves the rock and metals it comes in contact with, thus the minerals found in water are simply dissolved dirt and soil. Humans and animals can’t get nutritional minerals directly from the soil, but rather we get our minerals from plants, or from eating animals that have eaten the plants. For example, you and I are not able to go in the back yard and suck on a rock of calcium and get the calcium that our body needs in this way. Plants do, however, get the minerals that they need directly from the soil, and then they transform these minerals into a “bioavailable” form, which means that they can be used by your body. This is why Dr. Andrew Weil says, “We get our minerals from food, not water.” So, eat a balanced diet of fruits, vegetables, nuts and meats to get the right minerals for your body. If you want to supplement your diet, buy a high-quality mineral supplement that says that the minerals are in the chelated form.

2)    There Can Be Harmful Minerals In Water. Not all minerals are good for you. There are many parts of the country that have high levels of arsenic or nitrates, which have both been linked to many different forms of cancer. In addition, cities often add fluoride and other contaminants to the water.

3)    There Can Be Other Harmful Chemicals In Water. The minerals in water are often mixed with other chemicals. There are over 85,000 chemicals recognized by the EPA, and an alarming amount have been found in water supplies across the US. Remember that when the government says that your water is “safe” to drink, they are using the LEGAL definition of the word “safe”, not the English language definition (it’s funny that they don’t tell you about this important distinction). So even if you could get good minerals from water, it would be like dropping a vitamin on the ground and getting it all dirty before you take it. You simply don’t know what other bad stuff is in the water.

4)    The Quantities Are Too Small. Anyone who still thinks that they want minerals in their water has to consider that they would have to drink a ridiculous amount of water to get anywhere close to the recommended Dietary Allowance of minerals in their diet. If you live in Boston, for example, you’d have to drink over 650 glasses of water each day just to meet the Recommended Dietary Allowance. This view is backed up by The American Medical Journal that states, “The body’s need for minerals is largely met through foods, not drinking water.”

To summarize this, your body needs plenty of clean water. The best way to get consistently clean water is via a well-designed and properly constructed water distiller. I recommend two different distillers. For emergencies, I recommend the Survival Still. For everyday use I recommend the AquaNui brand of water distillers.

Source: Don’t I Need Minerals In My Water? | Survival Still, Emergency Drinking Water System | Survival Still

How to ripen an avocado | Tips and Updates – BabaMail

How to Ripen an Avocado in 10 Minutes

 

 

Before you start:

Here’s a short list of things you need: a baking sheet, some tinfoil and of course, an unripe avocado.

What to do:

1. Wrap the fruit in tinfoil and set it on the baking sheet.

2. Pop the avocado into the oven at 200°F for 10 minutes or until the avocado has softened. (Depending on how hard it is, it may take up to an hour to soften.)

3. Remove the avocado from the oven and put your now soft, ripe avocado in the fridge until it has cooled.

Why it works:

This quick method is effective at ripening an avocado, primarily because avocados produce ethylene gas, which is typically released slowly, causing the fruit to ripen. By wrapping the avocado in tinfoil, the gas surrounds it, speeding up the ripening process.

Next time you are at the store, avoid purchasing an unripe avocado by following the guide.

Source: How to ripen an avocado | Tips and Updates – BabaMail

14 Easy Ways to Save Gas & Money | Tips and Updates – BabaMail

What most people don’t know is that by making just a few changes to the way they drive, they will save both gas and money. For example:

6. No need to top it off – 
You may think that it’s smart to give that one extra squeeze to the fuel pump, but that extra squeeze will mostly go to waste. Excess gas goes back to the station’s pumps to prevent spillage, and an overfilled tank loses gas to vapor leakage and spills.

7. Idle cars are the devil’s playthings – 

Idling your car is illegal in many places, and if it isn’t where you live, it should be. If you leave your car running while you know you’re going to be staying in place, even for a couple of minutes, it should be enough reason to turn that key and stop the engine. An idling car wastes gas, shortens the vehicle’s lifespan and pollutes the environment for no reason.

 

Source: 14 Easy Ways to Save Gas & Money | Tips and Updates – BabaMail

Explaining the Science Behind Your Happiness | Health – BabaMail

-keith – This is one of the best bits of information that I can share with my blog readers. Take a look and you will know me just a bit better as well. -keith ————————–

Did you know that if you complain about things frequently, you could actually be digging yourself an early grave? There is actual science to back this up, and what’s even more astounding is the fact that you can actually shape your own reality with your thoughts. Read on to find out about the science of happiness:

1.  “Synapses that fire together wire together.”

Synapses are structures that are present throughout the brain. They act as message relays for thoughts, speech and movement. When a thought pops into your head, a synapse fires a chemical across a tiny gap to another synapse. In other words, an electrical signal is built across a bridge in your brain.

Every time the above occurs, your synapses grow closer together, meaning that the distance between them is reduced, allowing them to pass on the electrical signal quicker. The brain basically rewires its own circuitry, which means that your thoughts reshape your brain – literally.

 

2.  Shortest Path Wins the Race.

The synapses that bond most strongly together in your brain actually form your default personality – from your intelligence, to your skills and aptitude at different tasks in different situations. Furthermore, they determine what your most easily-accessible thoughts are, which has a great bearing on your conversational skills.

The more a thought is repeated in your head, the closer together you bring the synapses that pass it on. The thought that wins the race inside your brain is the one that has the least distance to travel between synapses.

 

3.  Acceptance vs. Regret, Drift vs. Desire, Love vs. Fear.

Whenever the opportunity arises for us to think a reactive thought, you’re generally faced with the following choices: Love versus Fear; Acceptance versus Regret; Drift versus Desire, or Optimism versus Pessimism.

Taking the first example, you can choose to love everything in life while relinquishing your need for control. If you approach everything in your life from a perspective of love and do not try to control what you cannot, then you have nothing to fear.

According to Buddhist philosophy, the universe itself is a place of suffering and chaos, thus our attempts to exert control over what goes on within it are nothing but futile.

Practicing acceptance of the natural flow of life, giving thanks for each experience you have and every lesson you learn, will result in the synapses in your brain that represent love having a much higher chance of being triggered before those associated with sadness, regret, pessimism, fear, depression and so on. Repeatedly approaching situations from an optimistic and loving perspective will turn your default mental state into one of optimism and appreciation.

With the above being said, you must note that this isn’t a fool-proof practice. Sometimes the burden of emotion weighs too heavily on us, and being in a negative state of mind from time to time is just a part of life. However, just like any muscle in your body, you will see the results you want through regular, repeated exercise – you’ll garner a new, innate strength, which will permeate your world with beauty.

4. Mirror-Neurons

While it may be a revelation to you that you can actually shape your own reality with your thoughts, the thoughts of those around you can contribute greatly to it as well.

When we observe someone experiencing a specific emotion, our brain tests out the emotion we perceive in order for us to try and understand what that person is going through. This is the basis of empathy, which although contains a whole world of good in itself, is also something that can have negative effects.

Think of a mob mentality – when collective anger influences others to pick up their pitchforks against the common enemy, or listening to that annoying friend of yours who berates everyone and everything to gain some self-validation. In the latter instance, you find yourself reluctantly agreeing with them that yes, what they’re complaining about really is unfair or just a load of baloney.

The fact of the matter is that life is chaotic. If you continue to let the chaos that surrounds you influence you, then you’re shaping your brain in such a way that your default, short-path personality will become bitter and jaded, rather than loving and optimistic.

Spend time with people that elevate you – that are happy and full of love, rather than people that make you live in fear of being invalidated. This doesn’t mean that you shouldn’t help out friends who are going through a hard time, nor does it mean that you cannot critique the world’s failings and injustices. After all, positive change usually requires critical thought.

 

5. Stress is a killer. 

Negativity, regret, attachment to desire and pointless complaining about things that don’t really matter will ultimately kill you. Although this point might seem drastic, all of these things ultimately lead to stress. When your brain is working away, firing angry synapses, your immune system gets weakened as a result and you’d be putting yourself at risk of a whole range of health problems.

The human stress hormone is called cortisol, and it’s somewhat of a public enemy in the medical profession. Elevated cortisol levels cause a decline in learning and memory, a decrease in immune function and bone density, an increase in weight gain, a rise in blood pressure and cholesterol levels, and a higher susceptibility to heart disease. These are just a few of the ailments that can be brought on by cortisol.

Source: Explaining the Science Behind Your Happiness | Health – BabaMail

How To Boil The Perfect Hard Boiled Eggs – Allrecipes

Some of you will find item an odd selection but it is how I have boiled eggs for years. And it never fails. Oddly the answer is this. Bring the water to a boil and then turn off the heat. The article is more precise but you will find it easy and useful – if you like eggs. -keith

How To Boil The Perfect Hard Boiled Eggs By Allrecipes Staff What’s a perfect hard boiled egg? The whites are firm but not rubbery; the yolks are cooked but still creamy. Here’s how to boil an egg right. Divine Hard-Boiled Eggs | Photo by homeschooler3 The 4 steps to hard-boiling eggs for breakfast, salads, or Easter eggs. 1) Place eggs in a saucepan or pot and cover with cold water. Eggs first, then water. Why? Because if you put the eggs in second, they might crack as they fall to the bottom of the pan. It’s no fun to learn this the hard way. Also, very fresh eggs are delicious fried or scrambled, but older eggs are actually easier to peel. Your best bet for hard-boiled eggs is to choose eggs you’ve had in the refrigerator for a week or two. 2) Put pan over high heat and bring water to a rolling boil. Remove pan from heat and cover. You want the water to come just to a boil, but not stay there. Eggs exposed to high heat for a long time go through a chemical reaction that turns the yolks green! So to answer the question “how long should I boil eggs?” The answer is pretty much not at all. And because the eggs don’t really cook in boiling water, some people prefer the term “hard-cooked eggs” to hard-boiled eggs. Compared to a simmer, here’s what a rolling boil looks like. 3) Let the eggs stand in the hot water for 14-17 minutes. How long you let the eggs stay in the water depends on how big the eggs are and how hard you want them cooked. To cook small eggs to medium, let them stand for 14 minutes. To cook extra-large eggs to medium, let them stand for 17 minutes. (We’re talking about chicken eggs here. You’re on your own with ostrich eggs.) 4) Drain eggs and put in a bowl filled with ice water. The ice water isn’t just a nice-to-have; it cools the eggs down and prevents the green yolk problem. If you’re planning to peel the eggs, like if you’re chopping them for egg salad, crack them slightly before putting them in the ice water, and let them sit for an hour for maximum ease of peeling. Ready to take a closer look? Here’s how to boil eggs, the movie.

Source: How To Boil The Perfect Hard Boiled Eggs – Allrecipes

Learn 15 relaxation tips | Health – BabaMail

The modern rat race can cause us great stress and leave us with little to no time to take care of our health and bodies. However, there are quick and easy ways to improve our lifestyle, improve our mood and improve our health, and they only take about 60 seconds each

Summary below. V V V  Details here >>>>> Source: Learn 15 relaxation tips | Health – BabaMail

15 Easy Life Improving Tips
The modern rat race can cause us great stress and leave us with little to no time to take care of our health and bodies. However, there are quick and easy ways to improve our lifestyle, improve our mood and improve our health, and they only take about 60 seconds each. Even if you only turn some of these into habits, you’ll still enjoy a happy and healthier life with little effort and time.
1. Take a deep breath – lower your blood pressure, slows down stress hormones and ease anxiety and internal disquiet.
2. Hug someone you love – can give you more mental energy,
3. Laugh and smile – improves your memory and burns calories
4. Eat some dark chocolate – for cardio, cholesterol, and you skin
5. Stand up whenever you can – standing up for a few seconds will improve your circulation significantly.
6. Wash your hands – reduce your chances of getting sick by 20-30%
7. Wear a seat belt – takes about five seconds and saves thousands of lives every year.
8. Add cinnamon to your breakfast – reduce blood sugar levels.
9. Wear sunscreen – Avoid the #1 cause of skin cance
10. Use the stairs – and burn some extra calories.
11. Take a break from staring at the screen – “20-60-20”: every 20 minutes look away from the screen at an object 60 feet away for 20 seconds.
12. Add lemon to your water – one of the most efficient detox agents,
13. Clean up your desk – and Use an antibacterial wipe on your keyboard and mouse
14. Elevate your feet – to energize the body as much as a half-hour nap
15. Chew some gum – improves your levels of alertness and reduces stress.

Lincoln 55+ Seniors Paper | For Seniors and their Families

The Lincoln 55+ Seniors Paper is coming Next Thursday. In the meantime, please take a look at our blog entries. I think you will enjoy the view -keith —

For Seniors and their Families

Source: Lincoln 55+ Seniors Paper | For Seniors and their Families

Tried & Tested: Hanging Art with Soda Pop Tabs | Apartment Therapy

Hanging Art with Soda Pop Tabs

Source: Tried & Tested: Hanging Art with Soda Pop Tabs | Apartment Therapy

ID theft: 8 crucial steps to defend yourself

This is a good overview of ID theft and a quick read.  Read quick and then ignore at your RISK. -keith

———> You toss old bills in the trash. You hand the store clerk your debit card. You quickly provide information during a phone call from your bank.

These everyday actions may seem fairly harmless. But they may all lead to identity theft. And that’s a crime that’s occurring more and more often.

In fact, ID theft tops the list of complaints received by the Federal Trade Commission. And for its victims, it may have distressing, serious consequences.

Their gain, your pain

The goal of identity thieves is to gather your personal information — and use it for their personal gain. For instance, they might:

Open a bank account in your name — and then write bad checks

Clone your debit card and drain your bank account

Give your name to the police during an arrest

Full story via ID theft: 8 crucial steps to defend yourself | UnitedHealthcare®.

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