That is the question that CFgear, the custom flash drive manufacturers in Sioux Falls, South Dakota are asking as a part of their effort to give back to the community with their Custom Flash Drive Giveaway Contest. [Read more…] about What Could Your Classroom Do With 25 Free Flash Drives?
“Why can’t you see it?” the schizophrenic asks his mother in disbelief. “You see it, don’t you mom? It is circling all around you.” The nineteen-year-old son raises his hands above his head in rage. “Mom, watch out!” the son said with a lack of breath, “It is going to strike you!”
Immediately after, the son tackled his mother trying to save her from being shot by a criminal. After he saw his mother dripping blood from the top of her head, he realized the criminal dressed in black was a hallucination. [Read more…] about Does Your Teen Have Schizophrenia?
Unhealed hurt can eventually lead to debilitating effects in anyone’s life. Even more susceptible to the evils of bitterness are teenagers. They often question “why me?” and “why did this happen?” Their hormones and emotions may be a factor in their bitterness. However, many teens that are faced with communication, broken promises, divorce, abuse, fights, peer pressure, betrayal, or being left out begin to let their bitterness overtake their life. [Read more…] about Helping Hurting Teenagers
It’s four o’clock in the morning when your phone rings, waking you up from a nice, deep sleep, a sleep that’s becoming increasingly harder to get since the arthritis has set in. You look at the clock. Two hours until you have to get up and start getting ready for work. You answer the phone and hear your daughter crying on the other end. She just gave birth a few weeks ago and has been calling almost regularly since they have been home from the hospital. This is her first child, and she’s paranoid or unsure about everything. [Read more…] about Handling Early Motherhood With the Help of Flash Drives
For many towns, celebrating its homecoming is an event of pride and a way to commemorate the past. As towns approach their 50th, 75th, 100th, and so on homecoming anniversaries, they look for ways to bring the community together. They are also searching for ways to highlight the past, present, and future of the town.
Some towns choose to create a “memory book.” This book can be filled with pictures of the town, along with descriptions and rich town history.
However, creating a print book does have its limitations. It can often be very expensive to print high quality photographs. You may have members of the community submit several hundred pictures. How will you choose which to include and which to omit? Perhaps a majority of the pictures are worthy of having a spot in the book. You may be looking at a couple hundred page book filled with only pictures. [Read more…] about Preserving Community Memories on Flash Drives
I’ve taken an apple crisp recipe we’ve had success with in the past and made some tweaks to it. We’ve discovered that, since apple “types” vary greatly in terms of tartness or sweetness, you’ve really got to match your brown sugar quantities with how sweet or tart your apple type is. This time, we’re using fresh Honey Crisp apples we just bought from Browns Orchard near York, PA. They, in my opinion, are kind of a cross between Granny Smiths and Delicious apples. I’m not too big on the Delicious variety (too sweet for me), but I love Granny Smith. These Honey Crisp are a great match, though more on the sweet than tart side. I enjoy having a new twist to the “normal” apples around the house! [Read more…] about Apple Crisp Recipe – New & Improved! With Honey Crisp Apples
Much like a toddler testing his/her parents’ limits, teenagers also will rebel against and push their parents’ edges and limits. A teen is trying to find his/her place as an adult, but unlike an adult, is not completely aware of the consequences and effects of their decisions. Adolescence is often a time when teenagers are going through hormonal changes, experiencing peer pressure, and just searching for who they are in this world. During this trying time, the teen may become rebellious and defy authority and especially parents. [Read more…] about When Teens Push Their Parents to the Edge
As the heat of summer surrounds you, you may find it a good idea to venture out to the community swimming pool. As you arrive, you notice that many of your neighbors had the same thought. There are kids running and doing cannon balls into the swimming pool. As they splash water high into the air, it falls outside of the pool onto the concrete walkway. Beach towel in hand, you place one rubber-sandal clad foot onto the walkway and end up falling hard onto the concrete. [Read more…] about Ensure Swimming Pool Safety with Perforated Metal Products
If your teen’s mood can change from euphoric to depressed to happy again to agitated in a matter of moments, he or she may be suffering from teen bipolar disorder. Bipolar disorder affects 1 percent of people. However, it remains very intense in teenagers because its symptoms begin showing up before the age of 35.
Teenage bipolar disorder can create long lasting effects and severe consequences if left untreated. It can wreak havoc on a teen’s school, personal, and family life. When a teen is elated, their extreme happiness may cause them to make impulsive decisions and even purchases. It can often make them feel hyperactive and they may resist the need for sleep. When the mood changes into one of extreme sadness, the teen may get angry, irritable, and impatient. During any one of these mood changes, the teen may think that they are worthless and become paranoid. They may cry or refuse to eat. Though extreme, suicide and insomnia can also occur. [Read more…] about Is Your Teenager Suffering from Bipolar Disorder?
When one thinks of 19,200 pictures, 640,000 document pages,or 2,048 MP3 files, the numbers are so extreme that they are hard to grasp. However, take a moment and imagine what 640,000 pieces of paper would look like piled up on your desk. It is several feet high, disorganized, and slightly leaning over. If you were to look for just one piece of paper out of those 640,000 pieces, how much work, time, and effort would it take? Maybe that paper is right in the middle (say around piece 320,000?). After you sifted through that many pages, you most likely would forget what you were looking for in the first place and have to start over.
If you are a sentimental person and tend to take hundreds or thousands of family photos, than you can grasp what too many pictures look like. However, can you fully grasp what 19,200 pictures would look like? If a photo album holds 300 photos, than you would have accumulated 64 albums! It would take a lot of time to organize these photos by date, event, family members, etc. When it comes time to actually show someone the picture from last year’s family reunion, how likely is it that you will find it in your massive pile of photo albums? Probably not very likely. [Read more…] about 640,000 Pieces of Paper Piled on Your Desk