Here where I live, cars have to be safe to survive. Seat belts save lives if in a crash. The number one cause of a crash is a drug or alcohol impaired driver.
Recently my car passed a State Inspection with two bald tires. Yes, with 2 bad tires. I just knew something was wrong.
This caused a potential danger for all people on the roads. So does trash and road debris and broken traffic lights and too many road signs.
I went to a tire place and they said I needed all new tires. I could not afford this. Two were pretty good. They all cost way too much. But what price can you place on another person's life?
I went back to that place that passed my unsafe car.
Are you shocked? You need to be. I told many people without telling the name of that business more than twice. I hope they can see how important their job is before they cause some innocent human's deaths or loss of limbs.
The oil was changed and was not done properly at another place. For a small amount of money, I could have
Here where I live, cars have to be safe to survive. Seat belts save lives if in a crash. The number one cause of a crash is a drug or alcohol impaired driver.Read More »from Car Safety
Meryl Streep as Kay in the trailer for Hope Springs.
"Every single person can make a difference in this election - and today we're asking supporters to start by taking one action that will help grow our campaign," First Lady Michelle Obama said today at the launch of "It Takes One," an initiative she will lead.
"It Takes One" will empower individuals to register voters through GottaVote.org and to discuss critical campaign issues with neighbors or door-to-door in a grassroots push to engage people in the push toward November's election.
This initiative is new, but engaging the power of just one person to change the political process has been a part of our country's history long before we were united under one name. Many unnamed people have set up tables and walked miles between houses and churches and community centers to register voters and educate the uninformed on discriminatory election laws, most of whom are not credited with published biographies or plaques to honor their contributions. As we look back at several women whoRead More »from 7 Women Who Changed the Way We Vote
- Astrology.com FinanceScopes | Work + Money – Fri, Jul 20, 2012 11:57 AM EDT
Aries (March 21 - April 19)
There's always someone trying to stir up trouble. Today's agitator may be implying that all the work you're putting into a project isn't really worth the effort. You know that any cutting involves money, so defend your territory.
Today's Aries Reading: Free Sample Astro Identity Reading
Taurus (April 20 - May 20)
You're stubborn -- but you already know that! Today, though, you're just being foolish. Throwing more money at something you should give up on is not fiscally savvy, but as long as you call it a hobby -- and can afford it -- enjoy yourself.
Today's Taurus Reading: Free Sample Personal Astrology Profile
Read More »from Astrology.Com Daily FinanceScopes -- Monday July 23, 2012
Gemini (May 21 - June 21)
Some details just can't be overlooked. You'd love nothing more than to turn a blind eye to certain bills, but that would only add to your woes. Step up
- Hilary Bundle | Work + Money – Fri, Jul 20, 2012 11:54 AM EDT
It's the height of summer and ice cream cravings are in full swing. While frozen yogurt and ice cream sales are active year round, summer sales spike: one of the best summer treats that helps beat the heat is an ice cold cone. Here at Bundle, we wanted to discover which places scream the most for ice cream.
To find out which American cities and states are ice cream-crazy - that is, which frequent their favorite ice cream stores most often - we examined all households which had a credit card transaction at ice cream and frozen yogurt vendors. We then examined the total number of transactions per city and ranked on a per capita basis.
If you're obsessed with ice cream, does your city or state follow in your sweet tooth footsteps? Find out below!
Topping our list for the most ice cream-crazy state in America is Washington, D.C., whose residents eat ice cream 85 percent more than the average American. The state is big on the dessert fad scene, ranging from cupcakes toRead More »from Ice Cream Country: The Cities and States that Eat the Most Ice Cream in America
If seeing the stacks of papers and folders on your desk every morning provides you with enough of a jolt that you no longer need a cup of coffee to wake up, it's probably time to clean and organize your office. Even if you don't want to completely revamp your workspace, there are a few easy things you can do to make it a more pleasant place to work and easier to file and find things.
Set the mood. Make your computer screen easier on your eyes by adjusting the display so your resolution is maximized and the screen is about the same brightness as your environment. Be sure you don't sit too close to the screen and take a break from the computer every half hour or so.
Related: How to Clean Your Home Office Fast
Homedics Messaging Center ShredderClear up space. Have a shredder nearby so you can get rid of sensitive items like statements and receipts you no longer need, pronto. If you don't have mounds of paper to shred, the Homedics Black and Decker Paper Shredder and Messaging Center ($100, left) is aRead More »from How to Clean a Messy Office
- Red Tricycle | Work + Money – Thu, Jul 19, 2012 4:40 PM EDT
A note from the Editor: While Red Tricycle mama Allison Ellis can only dream of having it all (hey, we're all allowed to dream of George Clooney, right?), apparently some women can indeed have it all. Take Marissa Mayer, the former Google exec turned CEO of Yahoo, who not only hit headlines for her new role, but also for the fact that she's pregnant and due in October. Apparently, nothing is standing in Marissa's way from having a fulfilling career, family, and personal life. What's the secret, Marissa? Are you really super woman?
Ever since the Atlantic Monthly posted Anne-Marie Slaughter's July cover story, Why Women Still Can't Have it All, I've been racking my brain trying to come up with women (or anyone) I know that "has it all." Hmm . . . let's see: How about her? Well . . . almost, not quite. Those two? Nope. Totally faking it. What about . . . oh jeez, definitely no.
"Having it all" is an elusive concept, don't you think? A moving target. I mean, what does "it" evenRead More »from Off the Handlebars: Have it All, Don’t Have it All, Who Cares?
- Sarah B. Weir, Yahoo! blogger | Work + Money – Thu, Jul 19, 2012 4:21 PM EDT
Associated Press. DePrince lost both of her parents in the West African nation's decades-long civil war which claimed the lives of an estimated 60,000 people. She was born with vitiligo, a skin disorder that causes uneven pigmentation, and was taunted by the other kids as "the devil's child." Fourteen years later, she is considered one of the most promising teenage ballet dancers in the United States. Recently graduated from the American Ballet Theatre's Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis School, the 17-year-old debuts professionally on July 20, as a guest artist of the South African Ballet Theater and the South Africa Msanzi Ballet performing in 'Le Corsaire.'As a toddler, Michaela DePrince, was ranked "number 27" -- the lowest, the worst of the children in her orphanage in Sierra Leone. "So, I got the least amount of food, the least amount of clothes and what not," she explained to the
DePrince recalls her early childhood asRead More »from Michaela DePrince: Ballerina Dances Out of War-Torn Childhood
She hardly needs my sympathy, but I feel sad for Marissa Mayer. It seems so unfair that the two most amazing things that may ever happen to her (having a baby and becoming CEO of Yahoo) have to occur simultaneously.
From where I stand, she has few alternatives, though. Since my children were born I was (briefly) a stay-at-home mom and now work part-time.
As I contemplate going back to work full-time, I think Mayer is in a for a world of heartache. There is no perfect option for women who are lucky enough to have these dilemmas.
As a stay-at-home mom, my brain began to atrophy. Now, as a part-timer, I feel like an uncoordinated juggler, never fully with my kids, never fully working.
Related: Study-- Tough Times for Working Moms
If I go back to work full-time, I expect to be slammed with shedloads of self-imposed guilt, constantly lamenting not spending enough time with my kids, doing school pick-up everyday, orRead More »from How We Can Help Marissa Mayer Succeed at Yahoo!
- Astrology.com FinanceScopes | Work + Money – Thu, Jul 19, 2012 2:24 PM EDT
Aries (March 21 - April 19)
You're responding to numbers in emotional ways today, and that's not such a bad thing. Nervous energy can clean your house or cook you and your family a fabulous meal if channeled correctly! On the other hand, it can get you in serious debt if you're not careful -- so be careful.
Today's Aries Reading: Free Sample Personal Astrology Profile
Taurus (April 20 - May 20)
You're usually on fire to get out there and conquer the world, but today you are too busy focusing on the home front. Things around the house need your attention, and the squeaky wheel could be literal or figurative.
Today's Taurus Reading: Free Sample Friends and Lovers Reading
Read More »from Astrology.Com Daily FinanceScopes -- Friday July 20, 2012
Gemini (May 21 - June 21)
Someone less adaptable than you would have gone under long ago. You're getting used to making due -- in fact, you're
- 10 Self-Help Books for the New GenerationMon, Feb 4, 2013 6:38 PM EST
- Do You Have the Most Vivid Memories from Your Life from Age 15 to 25?Tue, Feb 5, 2013 11:35 AM EST
- Is Your Gym Making You Sick?Tue, Feb 5, 2013 10:10 AM EST
- Better Together: 4 Reasons Why I'm Glad My Kids Share a RoomTue, Feb 5, 2013 2:51 PM EST
- Is Lisa Ling's Father a Pothead?Tue, Feb 5, 2013 3:29 PM EST
- Nerding Out in Nature: One Smart Phone. Two Kids. Tons of FunTue, Feb 5, 2013 3:07 PM EST
- PHOTOS: The Best Chevron Wedding DetailsTue, Feb 5, 2013 1:42 PM EST
- Roadblocks to Intimacy--and How to Get Around ThemMon, Feb 4, 2013 6:50 PM EST
- How to Conquer Your 10 Biggest Marriage FearsFri, Feb 22, 2013 3:23 PM EST
- Create a Heat Wave with These 4 Spicy Cocktail RecipesWed, May 22, 2013 11:38 AM EDT