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Sep 2, 2011

As Tropical Storm Irene heads north, it leaves a trail of devastating destruction behind. High winds, heavy rain and flooding ravaged homes and businesses along the East Coast. The total cost of damage is estimated to be in the billions.

How to help:

Aug 31, 2011

When it comes to a missing child....TIME can be your greatest ally...the sooner you can get the information out...the better and of course when an emergency occurs...you need to remain calm but act fast!  This is especially true in cases of missing children. The sooner the authorities are notified and have a detailed description, the greater the chances of a safe return.

Aug 22, 2011

According to a recent survey, parents' top concerns for their children this school year is sexting, the practice of sending racy and inappropriate text and picture messages via cell phone.

Nearly half of the parents polled (49%) listed their top concern as sexting, followed by text messaging at 33%.

Here’s the sad part, 49% of respondents said their child had received an inappropriate text message or picture, and 21% reported their child has received a sext.

Aug 2, 2011

Some kids are already in the classroom, and some will be there soon. So what can you do to help get your kids back into a schedule and routine. After several weeks of sleeping in and staying up late, you need to get your kids back on track. Otherwise you're going to be dealing with tired, grouchy kids in the morning.

What's the best way to get back into school mode?

 

Jul 22, 2011

With some schools already in session and others getting ready for the new school year, lots of you might be wondering when the Tax Holiday weekend is this year.

 

The State of Tennessee's Annual Sales Tax Holiday is held every year on the first Friday in August and ends the following Sunday night. This year's tax-free holiday weekend begins at 12:01 a.m on Friday, August 5 and ends Sunday, August 7 at 11:59 p.m.
 

Happy Shopping!

Jul 21, 2011

The definitive answer to weight-loss may just fool even the best dieters!  The latest release in the June edition of the New England Journal of Medicine is surprising and shocking.  5 doctors studied 121,000 men and women who were healthy and not overweight for a period of twenty years.  The participants were NOT given a diet or exercise plan....they simply followed their eating habits and lifestyles every two years and at the conclusion of 20 years....they published the results.

 

Here's what doesn't work:

*eating fewer calories

Jul 21, 2011

Overgrown vacant lots can be an eyesore in just about any community.

But the City of Sandusky, in Ohio, has come up with a plan that improves the neighborhood and puts money back in the city.

It has just begun the Mow to Own program.

The Landbank Coordinator says the City of Sandusky has acquired more than 100 delinquent lots that are no longer generating revenue through property tax and costing the city to maintain them.

On average, it probably costs the city, $250 each time they mow a lot.

Jul 20, 2011

Ladies....this should make things easier when looking for "Mr. Right!"

 

Things You Can Tell About a Man By Looking at Him

Jul 20, 2011

Americans are hot, sweaty and cranky this week as a heat wave sweeps through at least 20 states. But do you really know how the extreme weather affects your health?

Here's the thing: While kids, the elderly and pregnant women (in the third trimester) are often at the highest risk, anyone is susceptible if they ignore the following warning signs.

 

Jul 19, 2011

In a enviroment of sexting and very openess in dating we always say “why can’t it be like the old days” when it comes to dating.

You might think twice about saying that after you hear what we dug up about “old timey” dating rituals. Check these out:

-) The first one was called Bundling