Fun in the Backyard

Kids need fresh air and time outside running and playing. Part of the obesity epidemic stems simply from kids that sit around too much in front of screens. Here’s one solution to consider. How about investing in one of these playsets in woodbridge va. Create just the play place your kids will love and rest assured that this equipment will stay strong and attractive for years. Why not invest in your kids’ future by providing for their good health?

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Homeless Man Returns Found Cash

Recently, a homeless man found a backpack filled with thousands of dollars in cash and traveler’s checks. Did he keep it? No, he turned it in to police in Boston, saying that even if he were desperate he wouldn’t have kept it.

His name is Glen James and he was honored by Boston Police Commissioner Edward Davis recently. James was given a special citation and city officials thanked him for an ‘extraordinary show of character and honesty.’

James released a statement that said he was glad to make sure the backpack and its contents were returned to the owner.

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What’s Your Furniture Style?

So…what type of furniture are you drawn to for your home? Eclectic, traditional, modern? I used to tend toward the traditional, but slowly I am evolving to more of an eclectic style.

I love browsing in furniture stores like bernhardt furniture stores to get decorating ideas. You never know what interesting designs you will see in a showroom that you can recreate in your home on the cheap!

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Celebrate Your Birthday THIS Way!

A North Carolina man recently spent his 59th birthday standing on a street corner in Winston-Salem, handing out $5 bills.

For the third year in a row, Bob Blackley has stood on the corner, holding up a sign to cars on September 4 offering money. This year he gave away $800 to 160 people.

Drivers are typically surprised because it looks like this clean-shaven man is begging for money with a cardboard sign. Once close enough to read the sign, it says: I HAVE a HOME, I HAVE a JOB, COULD YOU USE an EXTRA $5.00?

Many people tell him they have enough and ask him to give to someone who needs it more.

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Musical Education

Music is more than just background fluff in our home — it’s part of our children’s education. Giving children a foundation of music is a gift that will give back throughout their entire lifetime.

You never know what musical direction a child might take. Maybe you’ll be searching for a great little amp to amplify your bass player’s rockin’ music. Maybe you’ll be looking for other accessories to fit your budding musician. Whatever the niche — give it lots of encouragement!

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You NEED a Vacation!

Summer vacations are more than just an old-fashioned tradition. Make sure you have a real vacation that includes family time. Regular downtime that includes mealtime and weekends is also important for well-being.

“Taking breaks is biologically restorative,” concludes author and neuroscientist Daniel J. Levitin, author of The Organized Mind: Thinking Straight in the Age of Information Overload.

Levitin states: “If we can train ourselves to take regular vacations — true vacations without work — and to set aside time for naps and contemplation, we will be in a more powerful position to start solving some of the world’s big problems. And to be happier and well rested while we’re doing it.”

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Deployment

Instead of searching for don allred insurance quotes online, recently I’ve been on the lookout for anything Marine deployment moto since David deploys to Japan in a few WEEKS if you can believe that. To say I’m nervous is the understatement of the year. — It’s bad enough have him all the way over in California, but halfway around the world?? Oh, help me. — Send me coffee because I’m definitely going to need it.

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Engineers Invent Material Intended To Store Water In Soil

Farmers in dusty-dry countries could very well soon have a solution for the droughts that plague their crops – in the form of powdered water.

This powder, called Solid Rain, appears to look like sugar and is made up of an absorbent material called potassium polyacrylate, capable of soaking in liquids up to 500 times its size.

The water absorbed by the polymer can be stored for up to a year without drying up   – the only time it is extracted is when it is by the roots of plants when the can be added to soils to produce water for plants.

This Solid Rain was created by Sergio Jésus Rico Velasco, a Mexican chemical engineer.

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New Gadgets

I woke up a few days ago to discover that hubby had brought home a new printer the night before! Apparently he had been to a college electronics sale and had found not only a printer, but also a new keyboard AND a laptop. David’s former bedroom is now getting quite full, to say the least, with all of hubby’s new “toys”.

I’d say there’s definitely no need for any senior housing software here!

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Farmer Lost His Keys…And Finds A Treasure Instead.

When farmer Ifor Edwards, age 56, accidently lost his keys on a plot of land he owns called Oak Farm in Bronington, he decided that he just had to find them, so he and his wife, Anna, age 40, called in metal-detecting experts from the Wrexham Heritage Society.

Cliff Massey, 83, found the keys, but he also discovered 14 medieval coins from the 14th and 15th centuries.

 John Gittins, a coroner who performed an inspection on the findings, described the coins, which are composed of 90 percent silver and likely from the days of Edward III, Henry V and Henry VI, as a “true treasure.”
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