Thursday, March 22, 2012

Your Smartphone Could Land You in the Hospital

Young Girl Being Robbed of Her Smartphone

My daughter's cell phone was stolen recently. She set it down for no more than a second while shopping at the mall. She had insurance, she was still charged for a replacement by her wireless company. Yet, after paying for a replacement and being without a phone for a few days she was still one of the lucky ones. Violent robberies of smartphones are on the rise. People are being beaten and robbed for their smartphones. Major U.S. wireless companies can easily combat this.

Wireless companies know full well that they can put a stop to this, but they refuse because it will cost them money. As many as 70 big-city police chiefs have gotten together to send a letter to federal authorities telling them that there’s an simple solution — a fix that would cut these violent robberies. Here’s how it works: Every cell phone has its own unique ID, or fingerprint. Once the phone is reported stolen, it would be blacklisted in the U.S. Wireless companies from Verizon to AT&T, T-Mobile to Sprint, would all share information, banning service on that stolen phone on all carriers forever.

You can do something about this to protect yourself and your loved ones. Let your wireless carrier know how you feel and sign this petition.

Friday, March 16, 2012

Use Those Potato Chip Crumbs as Delicious Toppings

Out of bread crumbs? Has your bag of chips turned into a bag of crumbs? Don't throw the crumbs away because you can still make that delicious tuna noodle casserole or your famous mac n' cheese. Sprinkle the potato chip crumbs on top and bake according to your favorite recipe. You could also use tortilla chip crumbs on a taco bake recipe.

Tuesday, March 13, 2012

Recycled Gutters Into Veggie Garden

We're past the hump of Winter and are on our way to Spring. You know the growing season is not far ahead when you change your clocks. Trees, bulbs and flowers, all over the country, have been fooled into an early bloom. If you're thinking about planting a vegetable garden, consider this space-saving, upcycled idea. Attach reclaimed gutters (metal or plastic) to the side of your house or shed. Flowers and herbs would work nicely as well.

Recycled Gutters Into Veggie Garden