Archive for August, 2009

National Child Injury Prevention Week

Monday, August 31st, 2009

handsSeptember 1st – 7th is National Child Injury Prevention Week. Parents always keep the well-being of their children as a top priority, but this event offers a great opportunity to really focus on home safety tips for kids.

Children spend a large amount of time at home, and it can be easy to take for granted that they are safe around the house. It is, however, essential to be aware of potential danger zones and take every step possible to make your home ‘kid friendly’. Here are a few tips to help your loved ones avoid injury.

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The Kidnapping of Jaycee Dugard

Friday, August 28th, 2009

jayceedugardJaycee Dugard was kidnapped in 1991 when she was 11 years old. The abduction occurred in a Southern Lake Tahoe neighborhood near the girl’s home. This week the world watched in astonishment as she was finally found after spending 18 years in captivity.

Dugard was held inside a small shed that was well hidden in the backyard of a home in Antioch, California. Her alleged captors, Phillip and Nancy Garrido, kept her out of sight so efficiently that no one suspected they had a kidnap victim locked away on their property.

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Working Together To Prevent Crime

Monday, August 24th, 2009

neighborhoodwatchsignYou come home after a long day at work, a fun night out or an exciting vacation, and immediately know something isn’t right. When you get to your front door you see why; someone has broken into your house. Few things are as personally invasive and demoralizing as a home burglary.

It’s a sad fact, but crime is on the rise all over the United States. When times are tough economically, criminal activity generally increases. So how do you protect your home, property and family members? One of the best things you can do is work with your neighbors to prevent crime.

The Neighborhood Watch Program was established by the National Sheriffs’ Association in 1972 to help citizens protect themselves and each other from criminals. Since then the program has grown and become very well respected, but the success of any neighborhood watch depends entirely on the effort that people put into it. With a little time and patience, it’s easy to create a beneficial watch group.  Here’s how you can get started:

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The Personal Touch: Web Search Directories

Thursday, August 20th, 2009

personaltouchYou can find almost anything on the Internet, but where do you go to do a web search? Google has been the dominant search engine for years, and sites like Yahoo or Bing are also popular options.  These days, however, a lot of people are looking for a more personalized approach to finding information online.

One of the benefits of using a major search engine is that you’ll get hundreds of results for almost any topic. Even if you’re looking for something that is relatively obscure, chances are good you’ll find a large number of websites dedicated to that subject. While a long list of sites is very useful, sometimes it’s not quite what people are looking for.

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Get Ready For Kindergarten Month

Monday, August 17th, 2009

motherandchildAlthough it may be hard to believe, it’s already time to start getting the kids ready to go back to school. For younger children, this could be their first time venturing out into the academic world, so we are happy to recognize August as Get Ready for Kindergarten Month.

Kindergarten plays an important part in the development of a young child. Not only do kids learn basic scholastic skills, they are also taught positive social lessons such as sharing, working with others and cooperation. It’s a great time for young people to grow intellectually, emotionally and personally, and there are several things parents can do to help their children prepare.
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How To Get A Background Check On Anyone

Friday, August 14th, 2009

bkgchck1There are many reasons you may need to learn more about someone’s past, and the best way to do it is with a Comprehensive Background Check. You might need information about an individual you’re going into business with, inviting into your home or just spending time with personally. Whatever your reason, a Background Report gives you all the facts you need to make a well informed decision about anyone.

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Staying Connected During A Recession

Thursday, August 6th, 2009

colleagues2A recession can negatively impact all of us – when times are tough economically, people and businesses cut back on expenses in every way they can. That leads to reduced spending, smaller annual budgets and fewer jobs.

People all over the country are being affected by layoffs. Many companies have stopped hiring and cut their work force drastically, leaving thousands of people suddenly unemployed. That, in turn, makes for a much more aggressive job market. Fewer jobs and more people applying for them means that it’s more important than ever to get an edge over the competition.

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A Lifetime Of Friendship

Monday, August 3rd, 2009

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In movies and TV show, groups of people effortlessly maintain close friendships for decades. In real life, it’s not that easy.

Friendship is simple, right? It seems like it should be one of the easiest things in life. The truth is we have to work hard to build and maintain friendships.

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