6:15 Do you watch what your kids are doing online?
In the internet age, the kids are all right- that is, as long as their parents pay attention to their online activities. And according to a poll, most of them do. It found almost 80% of parents talk to their children about internet safety. That’s a good thing, seeing as 95% of kids between the ages of 12 and 15 own at least one smartphone, tablet or other media device. And kids in that age group spend 17 hours on the web in the average week. So what exactly are young peopledoing with their gadgets? Texting is the number-one activity for eight-to-15-year-olds, followed by phone calls and taking photos. Still, you can’t protect your children from everything, and when it comes to the internet, that’s even more true. The poll found almost 60% of kids have accidentally accessed some kind of inappropriate material online. And nearly 20% of 12-to-15-year-olds know how to disable parental controls. So much for that.
6:45 I love “good news stories” Way to go! CAFETERIA-LEFTOVERS CHARITY
SHIPPENSBURG, Pa. (AP) — Leftovers at one Pennsylvania college aren't going into the trash. Students at Shippensburg University are collecting uneaten food to help feed the hungry. Senior Christina Qawasmy (kuh-WOZ'-mee) and some fellow students have saved 260 pounds of food from lunch on Fridays. WGAL-TV reports they're boxing it up for the Kitchen of Grace, a program at the First Church of God a few blocks from campus. Students are hoping to expand the program and are looking for more area churches that can use the food. Here's a video about it: http://on.aol.com/video/shippensburg-students-start--food-recovery--program-518194972
7:15 Let's face it, those Stinkbugs are jerks!!!! They spend all their time walking around and stinking. I got this page of Frequently asked questions about stinkbugs and learned a lot about why we are seeing them so much right around this time of the year. Here is a the FAQ page: http://www.americanpest.net/faq/category/stink-bugs
Here are some natural ways to rid yourself of them: http://www.wikihow.com/Get-Rid-of-Stink-Bugs-Naturally
Here's a guy that has an awesome and cheap way to get rid of those little stinky dudes: check out this news story. All you need is about 4 household items and about 7 bucks. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zKc5acECuQk
8:15 Yeah, they've just created this stuff...Palcohol. http://www.businessinsider.com/palcohol-powdered-alcohol-2014-4?utm_source=Daily+Skimm&utm_campaign=4dcf7e769b-daily_skimm&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_74efee6205-4dcf7e769b-23459409
Friday Toy Memory: Pinball Machines. Remember the days of playing pinball machines and having other people stand around transfixed. We had a C.H.iP's one at our local pizza parlor. Danielle says she had one in her house. Maybe it looked like this? http://www.ncamusements.com/articles/what-is-my-pinball-machine-worth-value/