Wednesday, September 28, 2016

Astronomy Picture of the Day

If you're increasingly tired of events on this planet and would like to imagine living somewhere else for a while, NASA's Astronomy Picture of the Day site might be just what you need. "Each day a different image or photograph of our fascinating universe is featured, along with a brief explanation written by a professional astronomer:"

A little "spacing out" each day might be very therapeutic for us all.

Wednesday, September 21, 2016

Drones and Privacy

Is the annoying buzz you hear outside your window someone trimming their lawn, or is it a drone hovering nearby and spying on you? These days, one never knows. If you're concerned about drones and privacy, you may want to attend/watch the Federal Trade Commission's Oct. 13 workshop/webcast on this issue. Details about how to participate can be found on the FTC site.

It doesn't say, but I'm going to assume you can't "attend" by sending a drone with a camera to sit in for you.

Wednesday, September 14, 2016

Parents Get Involved

School has started once again and parents may already be helping their children deal with homework, bullying, teachers they don't like, or other school-related problems. Fortunately, the site also has a lot of information for parents:

Even though parents may no longer be in school themselves, having children is always an educational experience.

Tuesday, September 6, 2016

Antibacterial Soaps and Body Washes

If you're a big fan of antibacterial soaps and body washes, you may want to run out and stock up. The Food and Drug Administration has issued a new rule that manufacturers will no longer be able to sell products with certain antibacterials ingredients. This announcement from the FDA explains why:

Germaphobes can still rest easy--hand sanitizers are not affected by this rule.