Women's Wages Catching Up; Daylight Saving; Bicycle Tourism; Stop Your Smart TV's Spying;


Women's Wages Now 82% of Men's Wages

The Bureau of Labor Statistics recently released data that indicate women now earn 82% of the wages earned by men. In some occupations, women out-earn men. For jobs such as sewing machine operators, women earn more, 111%,   compared to men. Female teacher assistants and counselors also earn more than male counterparts. But, in fields such as medicine, women earn only 63% of the salaries earned by men. And in the category of 'Other teachers and instructors, women earn just 69% of the wages earned by men. Read college and university faculty. To find out more about pay comparisons, click on  https://www.bls.gov/opub/ted/2017/womens-median-earnings-82-percent-of-mens-in-2016.htm.   So, in low-wage jobs, women sometimes earn more than men working in the same position. In high-wage positions, women earn much less than men. The fight for parity continues.

Did You Know… Daylight Saving Time Started During WW l?

First implemented during World War l in 1918 as a fuel saving measure, daylight saving time was quickly repealed in 1919 at the war's end. During World War ll, Congress again implemented Daylight Saving Time as a wartime measure to save energy and make better use of daylight. To learn when our current law came into being, surf over to  https://blogs.loc.gov/law/2014/03/spring-forward-fall-back-its-daylight-saving-time/.   And now you know.   Additional information on daylight saving may be obtained at  http://www.snopes.com/science/daylight.asp. Here you can find out about Benjamin Franklin's satirical article on daylight saving time written in 1784. Enjoy.

Bicycling the Next Eco-Tourism Activity in New York?

The Glens Falls Post Star recently opined in an editorial that New York municipalities should take advantage of current rail trails and canal trails to start another revenue stream: bicycle tourism. The newspaper focuses on ways Warren County can cash in on bike touring, but municipalities in other parts of the state should consider similar initiatives. To find out more about this interesting proposal, visit  http://poststar.com/news/opinion/editorial/editorial-bicycle-tourism-should-be-promoted/article_ba430732-b5c9-5946-9b15-8ae19db46353.html, In this era of state and federal aid cutbacks, every source of income to supplement local tax dollars should be studied.

How to Stop Smart TVs From Spying On You

In the aftermath of the current Wikileaks file dump, how do people stop their smartphones and smart TVs from capturing data and sending the data to unknown receivers?   Well,  www.zdnet.com   has an answer, at least for TVs. To stop TV data collection, press the menu button on the remote; then select settings; highlight Smart interactivity; press the right arrow to change the setting to off. To read the complete report, click on  http://www.zdnet.com/article/how-to-keep-your-smart-tv-from-spying-on-you/.

One in Four Adults Suffer From Arthritis

According to the Center for Disease Control, one in four adults suffers from arthritis.   Over 54 million adults report receiving an arthritis diagnosis.   24 million adults limit their activities because of the disease. Arthritis medical costs total at least $81 billion per year the agency reported. Even though physical activity such as walking, biking and swimming reduce arthritis symptoms,   1/3 of adults report engaging in little if any physical activity. To learn more about how to cope with arthritis, surf over to  https://consumer.healthday.com/senior-citizen-information-31/arthritis-management-news-40/1-in-4-u-s-adults-disabled-by-arthritis-cdc-720448.html.

NASA Releases Software For Free Public Use

NASA recently posted its 2017-2018 software catalog for public access that anyone may use free of charge. According to the agency, these codes have the potential to generate tangible benefits that create American jobs, earn revenue and save lives. To learn more about this federal government largesse, click on  http://www.cbronline.com/news/enterprise-it/software/nasa-releases-key-software-for-free-public-access/. And so it goes.