An emergency arises and you call 9-1-1 for help, but you don't know what to tell the dispatcher because you've suddenly forgotten your address. Being prepared can help eliminate some of the stress that sets in during emergencies. National Public Safety Telecommunicator's Week and 9-1-1 Education Month serve as important reminders that being prepared can make all the difference!
If you're like me, you're starting to see some green grass grow in your yard and you're getting itchy to pull the trigger on your sprinkler system. But while the temperatures are still dropping below freezing, there are some things that you can do now to get your yard ready before that magical day you crank on the water and prepare for your water bill to jump.
1. Do Some Cleaning
Dear EarthTalk: I'm in the market for a new mattress after two decades on "old faithful" and I figure it's a good time to go green. What are the options out there these days for eco-friendly mattresses? -- Betsy Langdon, Chicago, IL
According to SafeKids.org, window falls account for about eight deaths and 3,300 injuries among children five and younger each year. National Window Safety Week is designed to heighten the awareness of what can be done to help keep families safe from the risk of accidental falls or injuries in the home. Falls from a window are extremely dangerous, especially for children, and can cause serious injuries or death.
The $521 million Mega Millions grand prize has a single winner following Friday night's drawing.
A ticket purchased in New Jersey holds the winning numbers, 11, 28, 31, 46, 59 and the Mega Ball 1. The lucky winner can choose between a payout of $521 million over 29 years, or a lump sum payment of $317 million before taxes.
The Mega Millions lottery jackpot reached $521 million by mid-day Friday, the fourth largest prize in the game's history.
The March 30 drawing will be held at 9:00 p.m. mountain time. Tickets, which cost $2, must be purchased by 7:30 p.m. in order to have a chance at the half-billion dollar prize.
As automakers try to plug into consumers' future needs, electric cars are stirring boardroom curiosity - but not a lot of sales.
Some car manufacturers are banking on a different story in the future, though.
Each year they use the identities of nearly 2.5 million deceased Americans to fraudulently open credit card accounts, apply for loans and get cellphone or other services, according to fraud prevention firm ID Analytics.