Category Archives: In The News

D.I.V.O.R.C.E.

Are you familiar with the hit television show Divorce Court’s, Judge Lynn Toler? I recently discovered that  is Judge Toler is also a writer and has written a good amount about both marriage and divorce, something that I would think she knows a lot about. In a recent magazine article, she has written about four particular signs that a marriage has hit the skids. I thought it was pretty interesting information for people to look out for.

  1. When the couple begins to live “around” one another rather than “with” one another. They have become completely disengaged from each other.
  2. There never seem to be small issues. Every little argument leads to an all out war.
  3. Arguments are not about issues anymore, all disagreements seem to end in personal attacks.
  4. One or the other “checked out.” When their life is lived elsewhere and their sense of satisfaction comes exclusively from things outside the marriage, which could be a mistress, their job or even a video game, it’s time to wave the white flag.

It’s a well-known fact that they make it way too easy to get married these days and then turn around and make it nearly impossible to get out of that marriage. These days the Internet is a very valuable tool for folks that are experiencing any sign that their marriage has hit the skids. There is a ton on information about divorce as well as a ton of lawyers out there, many that can be found online, that can help you during your time of marriage crisis.

My good friend Penny had to find a Lewisville divorce lawyer last year in which she turned to the Internet and Googled “Dallas family law” in a matter of minutes she came up with all she needed to know about the Plano divorce attorney that she ended up hiring and couldn’t be happier with the whole staff and the whole process that she needed help with. She is a much happier person now that all that is over and done with. We chat on Facebook at least once a week since she lives all the way down in Texas and neither one of us has the time or the money for such a trip that would take at least 2 days to complete, possibly 3 days, you never can tell when it involves Penny.

 

Web Hosting Is Turning Green

We all know how it is all the rage about being as “Green” as you can these days. I’m glad to say that I grew up with such wonderful parents that instilled a huge sense of commitment to our Mother Earth as far back as I can remember. My parents were hard-core hippies that never really grew out of it. This made it a pretty cool environment for us kids to grew up in, I can tell you that!

Recently I have been doing a bit of research online trying to find the best web hosting company that is all about being “Green” I was surprised to find that there are several out there. iPage, GreenGeeks, FatCow, SuperGreen and HostGator are some of the better known ones.

I am going to pass the word around to family and friends via email and Facebook of course to see if I can convince some of them to change to some of these Green webhostings. It shouldn’t be too difficult, people are turning to these types of concepts, I’m happy to say. There is a lot more to going “Green” then just recycling your trash each week, even though that is a great way to start!

Make Money Writing At Home

My mother’s other sister, my Aunt Carlene sends me updates via email on occasion, it saves on the phone bill, but I still prefer talking on the phone when it comes to her, sometimes I’m just not sure how to take some of her emails and if I hear the tone of voice that she is using it would help in deciding if she is being sarcastic or funny or what exactly, you know what I mean. That is the one problem that I have found with written words whether it is a letter, an email, a text, Instant Messaging, and of course let us not forget good ol’ Facebook.

Anyway, the latest one from her was telling me about a dear old friend of hers that has found a way to make money writing copy-writing, travel writing and even resume writing.  I’m glad to hear that her friend is not intimated by the Internet and her PC like so many senior citizens seem to be. In fact this particular old friend has had some previous success in writing, using the Internet, specifically writing certain posts on her blog. There are companies out there that hire bloggers to write and they pay them using PayPal.

So I responded to mother in a positive way and told her that I see no reason why her friend shouldn’t do this for some money and suggested that she (my aunt) give it a whirl herself. What a great way to earn some extra money without having to leave home. And if she doesn’t want to write on a blog there is a great website, http://www.onmyminddaily.com, that allows you to write whatever you feel like writing and it will be published. You can write on virtually any subject you want to. A pretty cool option to get your opinion listened to.

Protect Your Home With Pest Protection

We all hear about those horror stories of families not getting protection against pests and finding out that their home is infested with termites, spiders or cockroaches. When this happens there are huge health concerns and structure issues that arise. Not only do large colonies of pests eat away at the structure of your home, causing it to become unstable, if they are poisonous in any way than both you and your children are at risk. There is nothing good about finding out that your home has been invaded, but with advanced technology and Eco-friendly options, you can get your home back under your control with pest elimination and prevention.

Common Infestations

The first thing that you need to do is identify what type of pest is in your home. The most common being cockroaches, termites and ants. If you have a lot of wood debris lying around, or cracks in your windows and doors, this is how termite and ant infestations occur. Remember that rodents can chew your electrical wiring which can lead to fires, so it is important that if you are suspicious of an infestation that you get it checked out immediately.

To ensure that you are getting the best service, you should always shop around and look at the certifications that each company has. Read reviews and testimonials as you can protect what matters for less as long as you are willing to take the time to research viable options that are affordable. Remember to always ask about what methods they use as you will want to make sure that if you have pets, that they are protected during and after the process. It is highly recommended that once you have started a pest protection program, that you do a preventative program as well once the pests have been eliminated. This will help in deterring the pests from re-infesting your home.

Get Informucated

Most people agree that following the news and current events is important, yet as many as one third of people don’t keep up with the news on a regular basis. Among reasons cited for NOT following the news are the time required, difficulty in understanding the topics, bias of news sites, sensationalism of the headlines, negativity and fear mongering by the media, and the annoyance of click bait and video ads.

Informucate.com is a different kind of news site that seeks to address these issues by providing All the News in Just 12 Views, leaving out the bias, bloat and bull!

Informucate synthesizes the news into just 12 current stories, each only a paragraph or two, with explanations of jargon, concepts, and key terms right alongside the stories.  Not sure about ISIL ? Don’t know what FOMC means? Can’t remember who Rand Paul is? Don’t understand the terms Triple Crown, Grand Slam, or March Madness? Anytime you read a story with terminology, jargon, abbreviations, institutions, or names and places that might be unfamiliar, there is a quick explanation right alongside the article.

Informucate is not a news aggregator. All daily stories are selected by editors and written by journalists.  Compared to bloated and biased news sites, as well as other “explainer” sites that in actuality do not explain, informucate allows viewers to get their news in just a few minutes a day, and more importantly, understand what they have read.

The 12 stories cover the top news of the day, as well as health, trending, entertainment, money, technology, and the popular ‘bad behavior’ report. By presenting a mixture of news that runs the gamut from serious to entertainment to trending, the 12 stories give everyone the information they need to stay informed and be more confident at work, school and in social settings. Best of all, it takes just 5 minutes a day to get informucated.

In addition to news stories, there’s also a fast facts video encyclopedia that includes fun daily trivia and other short videos on subjects including, dogs, cats, US Presidents,  colleges, holidays, and more.