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Social Life of the App-Addicted Teen



Social Life of the App-Addicted Teen
Social Life of App Addicted Teens


 “This infographic was provided by TeenSafe.com



Stay Safe While on the Job

Workplace safety is one of the most important issues that employees and employers alike must deal with. Keeping workers safe is essential for employers who want to avoid workers’ compensation lawsuits or negligence ones. It is likewise important for employees who don’t want to become injured in a manner that could render them permanently disabled. Fortunately, there are plenty of safety tools and resources on the market that have been designed to help employees stay safe while on the job.

Safety Goggles

Safety goggles are one of the most common types of safety equipment that are used in a variety of industries. It is not uncommon for people who work in warehouses around wood shavings, hazardous materials or any other type of harmful debris that can get in the eyes to be required to wear safety goggles. Almost every workplace has safety goggles on hand so that employees can utilize them whenever they need to.


Hardhats are, of course, commonly used on construction sites, warehouses and other places where employees are at the risk of something falling atop their heads. Safety hats are arguably the most important type of safety equipment since they protect the head and brain from impacts. Many dangerous workplaces require workers to wear their safety hats at all times while on the field whether they feel that they are around any hazards or not as a precautionary measure.


Certain types of industries and tasks might require safety gloves as well. For instance, any industry in which employees are going to be working with hazardous chemicals that could inflict burn or skin damage to them might require them to wear safety gloves while working with the chemicals. Even department stores and other types of retail stores usually have safety gloves on hand that employees are supposed to wear when cleaning up spills and handling any other potentially dangerous chemicals.

Safety Signs

Employers typically are required by law to have so many safety signs posted up around the workplace informing employees of proper safety procedures. Many employers also thoroughly go over safety procedures during orientation sessions to the job, and many also host periodic safety meetings to ensure that employees stay up on the latest safety techniques and are well-versed in them. Keeping employees should be a primary concern for employers. Workplace safety is one of the key elements that many employers nowadays focus on since it can help reduce the amount of lawsuits.


Daddy Cool: You Don’t Have To Ditch the Cool When Buying a Family Car

Looking for a new car is always both a troublesome and enjoyable experience. Needless to say, as time goes on, the criteria you use to choose a new car are likely to evolve. When you’re young, it might be the case that you look for something stylish and sporty. As you grow older and wiser, you might look for something more economical with practicality the priority, but that doesn’t mean you have to Ditch the Cool when buying a family car.

One of the biggest factors which helps decide between vehicles is our family.

If you’ve got kids, there are certain things which you simply cannot do without when it comes to a car – back seats, for one thing. That’s not to say that you need to compromise on everything, though.

Green is cool

There was a time when practical considerations did not go hand in hand with the elusive designator ‘cool’. Today, things are different. People all over the world are becoming increasingly aware of the impact that our everyday lives are having on the planet. The result is a greater awareness of our ecological footprint.

It’s no longer desirable to invest in an unnecessarily large car, nor is it financially smart with the growing cost of fuel. If you check out the MINI Countryman review you’ll see that it’s able to combine low fuel consumption and emissions with style and practicality.


Taking the kids away

If you’re looking for a vehicle that’s going to impress the kids, consider what it is that the vehicle is capable of. As a recent piece in the Telegraph points out, it’s simple enough to take a driving holiday in Europe. This is something which is bound to please your kids but only if the car you take is the right one.

Kids nowadays are more impressed by experiences that they are with commodities. It follows that they are sure to find a practical car far more exhilarating than a flashy sports car. Of course, it today’s car market, it is possible to find something like the MINI which is both practical and stylish in the traditional sense.

Something recognisable

There are a lot of new cars finding their way onto the market each year. Some will stand the test of time when it comes down to style but many will not. As this blog post points out, the MINI Cooper is both recognisable and iconic.

If you’re looking for something which is not only cool now but also cool in ten years’ time. Something iconic is just what you’re after and the MINI ticks this box perfectly.


The Diverse Christmas Traditions of Europe (Infographic)

Christmas comes but once a year, and when it does, the festive experience looks very different depending on which country you are in. Everything from the food to the decorations right down to the guy who gives out the presents will vary depending on if you are in France, Finland or Italy.


Did you know that in Finland people roll around in the snow on Christmas Day before hitting the sauna? Or that, in Norway, if you find an almond in your bowl of julegrøt (Christmas porridge), you will win a marzipan pig? Or that in the Netherlands Santa doesn’t arrive by sleigh but on a steamboat from Spain?


If the answer is no to any of the above, or if you are simply as interested in the cultural differences around the world as I am, then you might want to check out this interactive Christmas infographic from Expedia.co.uk.


It shows the various customs and traditions around Europe, giving you a glimpse into a typical living room in each country. Click on the objects in each room to discover the festive foods, decorations and celebrations that make every Christmas unique. You can even learn how to say “Merry Christmas” in thirteen different languages!  So click the link pic below and enjoy learning the Diverse Christmas Traditions of Europe!


Click on the map to start your adventure now: 




Parents…Beware of Hitchhiking Bed Bugs


Happy children group in school

The blood-sucking pests known as the bed bug have been invading house, home and shelters throughout history. According to the Illinois Department of Public Health, their numbers have increased and are on the rise. Since they are attracted to heat and carbon dioxide which our bodies produce, animals and humans are their favorite source for feeding. They love to find new hosts in high-traffic areas by climbing aboard and taking a ride home with your kids.

Scientifically, bed bugs are known as Cimex lectularius (Cimicidae), which are small, wingless insects that feed by hematophagy (solely on the blood of warm-blooded animals). Bed bugs feed in the wee hours of the morning right before sunrise to stay undetected. They quietly and painlessly suck your blood while you sleep, by injecting you with saliva to increase blood flow and to ensure you don’t feel a thing once bitten.

Unwanted Pest Guests

Bed bugs could be hitchhiking a ride home on your children’s backpacks or clothing. Entomologist Jeff White of Bed Bug Central explains that cases of bed bugs in grade school and college dormitories rarely occur but have seen an increase mainly in schools located in metropolitan areas. You can have the cleanest house in the neighborhood and still be a victim of these parasites. But there are some simple steps parents can take to prevent a potential infestation at home when your children return from school:

  • Place your child’s backpack in a large smooth Tupperware container each time they come home from school. Bed bugs have a hard time crawling on smooth surfaces.
  • Purchase special encasement bedding that will provide protection against your kid’s mattress and box spring from bed bug infestations. It also will help you detect traces of bed bugs easier with the naked eye.
  • Green cleaning laundry bags will keep your kid’s school clothes separated from other linens while trapping and killing any potential bed bugs from spreading to other rooms in your home.
  • Inspect your child’s room for bed bugs by examining their bedding, box spring and bed frame thoroughly especially when school is in session.

Next Steps in the Bed Bug Battle

Bed bugs only feed for three to five minutes in the early hours before sunrise, and it takes up to several days before you see skin irritation marks from the constant biting that goes on while you’re asleep. If you notice any red spots or numerous marks that mimic mosquito bites, or if your child complains of constant itching, bed bugs may be the culprit. A dermatologist can diagnose and treat this irritation with a cream that will prevent children from scratching the bites, which can lead to infection. When bed bugs are in your home, it’s time to call a professional. Check out bed bugs at Orkin.com to get an overview of facts, identification techniques and ways to control this unwanted pest before, during and after your home is invaded.