Nowadays everyone is encouraged to live “green.” One of the ways to green our lives is to recycle as much as we can of our household waste. To help people rank the items that are most important to recycle, The National Recycling Coalition released a list of the ten most important items to put in the recycle bin. The most important, of course, is aluminum, both food cans and drink cans. Recycled aluminum requires 95 percent less energy to make new cans than pure aluminum does. Also on the list are PET- plastic bottles, newspapers and cardboard. To see the rest of the list visit www.care2.com/causes/top-10-most-important-items-yo-recycle.

Teenagers live a life of “be careful; don’t do this or that; I know best about what is good for you.” It’s not that parents and teachers want to inhibit teens or curb their fun. It’s just that we have all been there and made mistakes and want to prevent teens from making the same mistakes we did. Sexual experiences fall on this list of don’ts. But teens appear not to be listening.
According to the Center for Disease Control, a 2012-2013 school year poll revealed that almost half of high school students in grades 9-12 had experienced sex. Thirty percent had had sex in the previous three months, and two in five had not used a condom the last time they had sex. In addition, 15 percent of those teens surveyed indicated that they had had four or more sexual partners in their lives. This risky behavior comes with consequences. To find out more visit www.cdc.govHealthyYouth/sexualbehaviors/.

Did you know? USAID declared Wednesday, Oct. 15, 2014 World Hand Washing Day.
Hand washing in particular and personal hygiene in general play an important role in maintaining public health. Global health organizations have celebrated Oct. 15 as hand washing day since 2008. One of the beneficiaries of this celebration concerns a drop in newborn deaths. According to USAID 85 percent of newborn deaths occur through infections caused in part by unclean hands. The organization claims that 2/3s of these deaths can be avoided by following proper sanitation practices. To learn more visit www.usaid.gov/what-we-do/water-and-sanitation/.

Ladies, if you sometimes get depressed, find a website that makes you happy. One such website is www.liveyourdreams.org. This site focuses on women and girls and encourages both to achieve their dreams. For example, every Wednesday, the organization sends an email that encourages readers to think positive thoughts about their lives and achievements. The site also encourages females to volunteer in community organizations that improve the lives of others. All in all, this is a very friendly site that promotes good behaviors and positive self-images. Go for it, ladies. The Wednesday emails are called “wednesdaydaydreams.”

According to US-CERT [US-Computer Emergency Readiness Team] , a government cyber protection agency, Mozilla just released security updates for Firefox and Thunderbird software. The affected software includes Firefox 33; Firefox 31.2; and Thunderbird 31.2. The updates address vulnerabilities that allow hackers to obtain sensitive information and execute arbitrary code. If you use this software Mozilla should be contacting you soon. All you need to do is download the code fix. There will be no charge for this updated protection. CERT protects the Internet from hackers and from denial of service attacks by responding to major incidents and analyzing threats. To learn more visit www.us-cert.gov.

The Bureau of Labor Statistics, www.bls.gov announced that the September Producer Price Index, PPI, fell one tenth of one percent [0.1]; the price for goods fell 0.2%; and the price for services fell 0.1%. The economy seems to be just put-putting along with only the rich really benefiting. And so it goes

Nowadays everyone is encouraged to live “green.” One of the ways to green our lives is to recycle as much as we can of our household waste. To help people rank the items that are most important to recycle, The National Recycling Coalition released a list of the ten most important items to put in the recycle bin. The most important, of course, is aluminum, both food cans and drink cans. Recycled aluminum requires 95 percent less energy to make new cans than pure aluminum does. Also on the list are PET- plastic bottles, newspapers and cardboard. To see the rest of the list visit www.care2.com/causes/top-10-most-important-items-yo-recycle. Teenagers live a life of “be careful; don’t do this or that; I know best about what is good for you.” It’s not that parents and teachers want to inhibit teens or curb their fun. It’s just that we have all been there and made mistakes and want to prevent teens from making the same mistakes we did. Sexual experiences fall on this list of don’ts. But teens appear not to be listening. According to the Center for Disease Control, a 2012-2013 school year poll revealed that almost half of high school students in grades 9-12 had experienced sex. Thirty percent had had sex in the previous three months, and two in five had not used a condom the last time they had sex. In addition, 15 percent of those teens surveyed indicated that they had had four or more sexual partners in their lives. This risky behavior comes with consequences. To find out more visit www.cdc.govHealthyYouth/sexualbehaviors/. Did you know? USAID declared Wednesday, Oct. 15, 2014 World Hand Washing Day. Hand washing in particular and personal hygiene in general play an important role in maintaining public health. Global health organizations have celebrated Oct. 15 as hand washing day since 2008. One of the beneficiaries of this celebration concerns a drop in newborn deaths. According to USAID 85 percent of newborn deaths occur through infections caused in part by unclean hands. The organization claims that 2/3s of these deaths can be avoided by following proper sanitation practices. To learn more visit www.usaid.gov/what-we-do/water-and-sanitation/. Ladies, if you sometimes get depressed, find a website that makes you happy. One such website is www.liveyourdreams.org. This site focuses on women and girls and encourages both to achieve their dreams. For example, every Wednesday, the organization sends an email that encourages readers to think positive thoughts about their lives and achievements. The site also encourages females to volunteer in community organizations that improve the lives of others. All in all, this is a very friendly site that promotes good behaviors and positive self-images. Go for it, ladies. The Wednesday emails are called “wednesdaydaydreams.” According to US-CERT [US-Computer Emergency Readiness Team] , a government cyber protection agency, Mozilla just released security updates for Firefox and Thunderbird software. The affected software includes Firefox 33; Firefox 31.2; and Thunderbird 31.2. The updates address vulnerabilities that allow hackers to obtain sensitive information and execute arbitrary code. If you use this software Mozilla should be contacting you soon. All you need to do is download the code fix. There will be no charge for this updated protection. CERT protects the Internet from hackers and from denial of service attacks by responding to major incidents and analyzing threats. To learn more visit www.us-cert.gov. The Bureau of Labor Statistics, www.bls.gov announced that the September Producer Price Index, PPI, fell one tenth of one percent [0.1]; the price for goods fell 0.2%; and the price for services fell 0.1%. The economy seems to be just put-putting along with only the rich really benefiting. And so it goes