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April 2014

There are 5 blog entries for April 2014.

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Wouldn’t it be great if there were a gadget for making small mundane tasks just a little more interesting or fun? Well, chances are there is one. According to Men’s Health Magazine and variety of websites, there are a number of quirky gizmos to make your life just a little bit easier if not simply a tiny bit entertaining.

For the Absent-Mined:

Here’s something pretty cool: Cobra Electronics Tag -- A device that helps you find your lost keys with your smartphone or vice versa. It’s $60, but for those in a constant state of misplacing items, it’s really priceless.

For the Biker:

The Hövding Airbag for Cyclists is really ingenious. Instead of a bulky bike helmet and helmet hair, this clever invention inflates upon impact and provides the cyclist

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When you own a vehicle, little thought often goes into your means of travel, but public transportation can be one of the best ways to help preserve the environment and save you a bit on gas.  Also, in case of an emergency, it’s always nice to have an alternative means of transportation.

Hampton Roads offers a great public transit system.

The Tide – our light rail system that runs throughout the Hampton Roads area- has truly been a benefit to those relying on public transportation. Once only a concept, The Tide has provided the residents of Hampton Roads the opportunity for an alternative means of getting around. With its stations located at EVMC/Ft. Norfolk, York Street/ Freemason, Monticello, MacArthur Square, Civic Plaza, Harbor Park, NSU,

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We couldn't wait for warm weather, but now that the flowers are blooming and the warm breeze is blowing, your sinuses are making your life miserable. Allergies have a way of ruining a beautiful spring day. For those who suffer from mild seasonal allergies, there are a variety of remedies we found around the web that may give you some relief without using prescription drugs. 

 

Natural Remedies:

 

  • A study from the British Medical Journal found that a tablet of butterbur four times daily could reduce the symptoms of allergies without the typical symptoms of drowsiness. Find out more about butterbur here. 

  • Goldenseal, a perennial herb in the buttercup family added with saline solution as a nasal spray can also have very effective

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For many, Easter is a holiday commemorating a remembrance of their faith and for others it is simply a time to spend with friends and family to celebrate the coming of spring. Whatever the reason, there are many crafts, activities, recipes, fun facts and more to help make this holiday special for everyone.

Crafts:

There are loads of crafts on the web that the whole family can do together! Better Homes and Gardens has some great ideas for crafts such as this great one below. 

  • Felt Easter Bunny Bags - "These oh-so-cute Easter bunny bags are perfect for storing eggs and candy. To make each bag, stretch an 8-1/2x11-inch sheet of 100% wool felt so the length is 12 inches. Cut 3 inches from one long side, then cut this strip in half for two ears.
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April 2nd is World Autism Awareness Day and Autism organizations all over the country are participating in events and fundraisers to help raise money and awareness for this great cause.  The Tidewater Autism Society is a grassroots nonprofit organization started in 1981 which was established to help improve the lives of everyone affected by autism.  They do this through public awareness, fundraising, community involvement and by providing the latest information on treatment, education, research and advocacy.  In addition, they provide education for professionals, and parents, and maintain supportive, informative networks comprised of parents, professionals, and community leaders.

What is Autism?

Autism is a complex developmental disability that

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