Gas Rationing Over in New
The gas rationing has ended in New Jersey in the wake of Super Storm
Sandy. Governor Chris Christie says it
was put in place because some stations couldn’t get fuel, and still others
didn’t have electricity to be able to pump it.
Rationing is still going on in parts of New York.
Over the Highway
and through the Woods
If you’re driving over the river and through the woods to
grandmother’s house next Thursday, leave early.
AAA says 90-percent of Thanksgiving travelers will be driving to get
their turkey, and only 7-percent flying.
That’s thanks in part to airfare being up 9-percent, but rental cars are
up even more – 25-percent over last year, and hotel rooms are 2.5-percent
higher. Plus America’s travel budget is down
about 50 dollars.
“Giving Tuesday” with a Goodsearch Twist
We have Black Friday for die-hard shoppers. Cyber Monday for the online crowd. And now Giving Tuesday. On the Tuesday after Thanksgiving, every time
you use the online search engine at www.Goodsearch.com,
a donation is made to your favorite cause – at no extra cost to you. Plus GoodSearch will have dozens of deals and
discounts that day. More than
108-thousand charities and schools have helped raise close to 10 million
dollars using GoodSearch.
Religion Course Credits Allowed to Stand in Religious
A victory yesterday for religious freedom, as the Supreme
Court denied an appeal from the Freedom From Religion Foundation that will
allow students to get elective school credit for religion courses. The case goes back to 2009 and started when a
school district in South Carolina
was sued for allowing the elective credits.
The superintendent there, Dr. Russell Booker, refused to give up the
fight, and it’s been in the courts for three years. The 4th Circuit last year unanimously sided
with the school. They were represented
by the Becket Fund for Religious Liberty.
Flexibility for Your Phone, Literally
Always having trouble finding your phone? What if you could roll it up and stick it in
your pocket? That may be on the
way. Samsung is moving forward on a plan
to mass-produce screens that are made out of flexible plastic, making the
phones lighter, nearly unbreakable, and bendable. They’ve been working on perfecting it since
Bible App for the Deaf
Faith Comes By Hearing are the folks that put together the
Military Bible Stick, an audio version of the Scriptures for our troops. Now they’ve created an app for the deaf. There are approximately 70 million deaf people
in the world today, and estimates say less than 2-percent of them have been
reached with the Gospel message. So the
free app DeafBible.IS not only allows them to read the Scriptures, but also
watch videos of people signing.
Family & Relationships
Premature Births Drop
The nation’s rate of premature births is down again, for the
fifth straight year. The current rate is
that 11.7-percent of all births are premature.
That’s good enough to get a “C” grade from the March of Dimes, which has
set a goal of 9.6-percent by 2020. The
highest rates are in the South.
Job Cuts Attributed to Health Care Law
More layoffs could be on the way. Applebee’s and Papa John’s are the latest
companies to say they may have to layoff workers in the new year, when more of
the Affordable Care Act begins to take effect.
John Schnatter with Papa John’s estimates the new law will cost his
company $5 million to $8 million a year, and they’ll either have to make that
up by cutting workers – or raising prices – or both.
Stressful Work with Likeable Coworkers
Work is stressful, but at least we like the people. A new survey by Gallup shows just 29-percent of workers are
completely satisfied with their stress levels at work, but close to 70-percent
like their co-workers. Close to
30-percent of us would like a raise too.
Striking Workers May Precipitate Permanent Job Loss
Hostess has closed 3 more bakeries thanks to a strike by
bakers over a new contract that was imposed in bankruptcy court. That’s 627 jobs that are lost, and the maker
of Twinkies says they could go into liquidation if workers don’t return to
their jobs soon.
Doing the Right One Thing With Thanksgiving Eating
You’ve been good all year.
Didn’t even eat all the kids Halloween candy, but starting a week from
tomorrow comes the real test – Thanksgiving dinner. How do you make sure to you
don’t go too far? Dr. Chris Mohr suggests a light workout on Thanksgiving
morning can actually help decrease your appetite. So he suggests, after you put
the turkey in, take a brisk walk or some other kind of exercise. And maybe even a walk after dinner and before
your nap. Dr. Mohr also says that increasing your intake of Omega 3 may
actually increase leptin, leptin tells you you’re full, so you may not eat or
overeat as much.
College Stress Effects Often Undiagnosed
College can be pretty stressful, and a lot of times make
your blood pressure go up, but your chances of being diagnosed aren’t all that
high. New research from the University of Wisconsin found that 18-24 yr olds often
have high blood pressure, but they’re less likely to get a hypertension
diagnosis than people 60+ - and as a result less likely to be treated for it.
Claim: New Drink Can Block Fat
One day we hear too many sugary drinks aren’t good for
you. The next day it’s don’t drink diet
pop. Pepsi may have found the happy
medium. They are getting ready to unveil
a new product in Japan
they’re calling “Pepsi Special” – a new drink that claims to block fat. It’s sugar-free, but has dextrin in it –
which is essentially the same stuff that’s in Dexatrim. If it goes over well there, it could be in
Super Storm Sandy
Clothed in Compassion
Nick Sippl is from Northern Michigan. He is in New York helping victims of Super Storm Sandy through his job. Seeing the need first hand, he has organized a clothing drive. He says The police and the National guard were literally not knocking on doors, but kicking in doors to see if anyone was home. They had to be evacuated the water was rising so much. This lady I talked to was about five and a half feet tall. She told me when she came out of the house they were holding their children over their heads. When she came down to the street level, the water was up to her neck. They had pretty much lost everything. When they came in, we got them dried off. "That’s what got me thinking, these people have nothing." If you live in the area, please drop clothing off at Ogemaw Hills Free Methodist Church. Click here for their address and phone number. There's a trailer parked outside where you can place your donation.
Pearl Foy is using one of the talents God has given her to raise money for Super Storm Sandy victims. She will give it to the victims by way of the Salvation Army. She's organizing a Hair Cut-A-Thon. It will be held on Sunday November 11th from 10am-5pm in the Phoenix Arizona area. There are two locations. One is located at the Turning Point Beauty College in Mesa. The other will be held at Kor Beauty Academy in Peoria.
Help Salvation Army Relief Efforts with A Simple Text
Text the word "STORM" to 80888. Then respond with a "yes" when the text response comes to you.
Give Blood and Money Through Red Cross
Because many blood donation centers on the east coast are closed, it is even more important for we who are out of harm’s way to donate. www.RedCross.org has all you need to know. You may also give money via that web site, or you can give $10 via text message by texting the word “RedCross” to 90999.
Slice of Family Life Nation reaches Out to Sandy victims
Nick Sippl is from Northern Michigan, but he’s in New York right now
helping the victims of Hurricane Sandy.
Nick has gone the extra mile to organize a clothing drive after seeing
one family’s struggle. Nick told FLR News, “The police and the National guard
were literally not knocking on doors, but kicking in doors to see if anyone was
home. They had to be evacuated the water was rising so much. This lady I talked
to was about five and a half feet tall. She told me when she came out of the
house they were holding their children over their heads. When she came down to
the street level, the water was up to her neck. They had pretty much lost
everything. When they came in, we got them dried off. That’s what got me
thinking, these people have nothing.” Nick says the National Guard had to
literally kick in some people’s doors to see if they were home. We’ve got more stories and links up on this