Archive for March, 2011

Color: Why You Should Be Scared

March 25th, 2011 Color

The social world was buzzing yesterday following the launch of a brand new, mobile-based, photo-sharing app called Color. Many of the most respected technology pundits and bloggers around are raving about the potential for Color to change the way people interact with their surroundings. The excitement surrounding the potential for Color can be summed up in a single number: $41,000,000. That is how much venture capital the developers raised before the product even …continue reading the rest of Color: Why You Should Be Scared

3 Trends in Child Abuse Scandals

March 24th, 2011 emrank_Child Abuse

An ex-Boy Scout camp director and YMCA water safety instructor accused of filming and distributing child pornography entered a guilty plea this past Tuesday on three of the seven counts he is facing. Similar accusations have been made against dozens of coaches with USA Swimming in the last year as well. In fact, it seems as if horrifying stories like this are coming from every possible direction: sports teams, churcheshigh schools, and even daycare centers.

While the pain and torment experienced by all of the victims is …continue reading the rest of 3 Trends in Child Abuse Scandals

Shocking Footage: Bullied Child Fights Back

March 15th, 2011 trixer_Bully

A really sad video has been making the rounds online for the last 24 hours or so. The 40-second clip shows a school-aged boy being taunted, teased, and phsyically harrassed by his peers. The boy being teased takes the abuse for 15-20 seconds, but then, in an attempt to defend himself from more phsycial harm, grabs the bully and slams him dramatically into the ground.

The bully limps away with what many are now reporting is a dislocated knee. And while it sounds as if neither of the children involved will suffer long-term physical harm, this whole scenario could have been so much worse. Take a look at the video below and you’ll immediately …continue reading the rest of Shocking Footage: Bullied Child Fights Back

Lessons Learned From a Burst Water Pipe

March 8th, 2011 volcrano_Burst Pipe

Ten months ago I bought my first home. In that time I’ve been busy painting, landscaping, and even replacing the home’s original windows. Until last week, I had been feeling pretty good about my first go at this whole home ownership thing.

That is, until I came home from dinner on a Saturday evening and forgot to close the garage door. Temperatures dropped well below freezing that night. Predictably, I woke up to frozen pipes. After about 20 minutes of …continue reading the rest of Lessons Learned From a Burst Water Pipe