Three Apps to Make Trick-or-Treating Safer

Three Apps to Make Trick-or-Treating Safer

Three Apps to Make Trick-or-Treating Safer

Children Trick-or-treating — Image by © Royalty-Free/Corbis

If you’re letting your kids go trick-or-treating with friends this year, here are three free smartphone apps to help keep them safe.  They’ll have to have a phone with them, but a lot of kids have their own phone anyway now.

And even if you’re going trick-or-treating with them, you might want them in case you get separated . . .

  1.  Family Locator.  It uses the GPS on their phone to show exactly where they are in real time.  You just log in on your phone, and it pulls up a map.  Or if they need you, they can press an S.O.S. button that sends you their location.
  2.  Red Panic Button.  It’s basically like the S.O.S. button, but simpler so it’s good for little kids.  All they have to do is push a big red button, and it automatically sends you a text with a link to a map that shows where they are.  And you can put multiple people on the contact list, so more than one person gets it.
  3.  Life360.  Again, you can see where they are on a map in real time, and they can message you if there’s a problem.  But the cool part is you can also set boundary limits.  So you get an alert if they go too far away, or cross a street they’re not supposed to.

(USA Today)

This Map shows Popular Halloween Candy by State

This Map shows Popular Halloween Candy by State

 

Here's a map showing the top candy in every state.

Here’s a map showing the top candy in every state.

A new survey found the most popular Halloween candy in each state. And you might think, “Isn’t EVERY candy Halloween candy? So it’s just the most popular candy in each state?” And the answer is . . . sort of.

Because five states picked candy that you really only eat around Halloween . . . CANDY CORN came in first in Oregon, Wyoming, Texas, Tennessee, and South Carolina. No other candy won that many states.

But Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups got the most votes OVERALL. Although they’re only number one in two states . . . Massachusetts and Rhode Island.

Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups, Kit Kats, and Butterfinger were the only three that got votes from all 50 states.

The most random result is West Virginia . . . they picked Oreos as their favorite candy. Get it together, guys.

But the biggest surprise is probably Arizona . . . people there picked Toblerone. Who knew they were so fancy?

(Mashable

 

The Top 10 Things a “Real Man” Should Know

The Top 10 Things a “Real Man” Should Know

 

lightbulbA new survey asked more than 2,000 people to name the things a REAL MAN should know. Also . . . are we really still talking about what makes a “real man”?

Anyway, here are the top 10 things a real man should know:

1. His wedding anniversary.

2. Basic do-it-yourself tasks.

3. How to change a light bulb.

4. How to tie a tie.

5. How to read a map.

6. His significant other’s favorite drink.

7. How to iron a shirt.

8. How to change a tire.

9. How to shave.

10. The right amount of aftershave and cologne to use.

(Daily Mail)

(You can see the full top 50 here.  It’s a British survey, so a few of the results really don’t apply over here.) 

Maroon 5 to Release New Album "V" in September

Maroon 5 to Release New Album "V" in September

maroon-5-escape-to-total-rewards-01Adam Levine has more than bad hair and NBC’s “The Voice” going on in his life – Maroon 5 is readying new music. The group announced yesterday that their fifth studio album – titled “V” – is set to drop on September 2nd.

The album will mark Maroon 5’s new move to Interscope Records. It also marks the return of keyboardist Jesse Carmichael, who took a break during 2012’s “Overexposed.”

Frontman Levine, who is keeping busy this week with the finale of “The Voice,” is also expected to hit the stage himself soon. The group says they signed another deal with concert promoters LiveNation to map out a world tour. Fans can also look forward to new tour dates and a new single in the coming months.