Email Phishing Scams: Be Aware

Have you ever pressed send on an email and instantly knew you needed to have NOT sent that email? Sometimes, you can feel that way about having clicked on an email you’ve received. If you’ve ever seen a link and wondered if you should click on it, the answer is simple—don’t do it. If you do, you are setting yourself up for a potentially disastrous situation called phishing. Phishing was the cause of such high profile hacks as Sony Pictures, Yahoo, and even the Democratic National Convention. So, here’s what you need to know about how to protect yourself from email phishing scams. Don’t Click If you get an email with a hyperlink in it, do not click on the link. Once you click on that seemingly innocuous link, you could be allowing hackers access to your personal email, files, and accounts. One thing you can do is hover over the link and view the address it is actually taking you to. While examining the email, something that should set off alarm bells for you is if the email is not addressed to you personally, but simply contains a generic “Dear Customer” or “To Whom It May Concern.” Check Who the [...]

Email Phishing Scams: Be Aware2018-08-02T09:31:23-04:00

Divorce in your 20s – Now What?

All of us dream of falling in love and finding our soul mate. This is especially true when we are young. That is probably why young people fall in love very easily. They believe that all it takes to live is love and laughter. However, the sad reality is that these young couples in their 20s rarely know that marriage requires dedication and hard work. Young people often jump the gun when it comes to tying the knot, but once they’ve taken this very important step in their life at a very young age, they begin to realize the things that they have missed out on. All of a sudden, they would have this desire to have a career, follow their dreams, hang out with their friends, go on a world tour, etc. The commitment of marriage begins to seem like a burden at this point, and as the novelty of being in love wears out, so does the marriage. That is why today we see many people who marry young are divorced by the time they are in their 20s. But that does not mean that life should come to a standstill. Getting a divorce does not mean your world [...]

Divorce in your 20s – Now What?2019-02-18T12:06:19-04:00

July Product Recalls of the Month

Water Pik, Inc. Recalls Sonic-Fusion® Flossing Toothbrush Product for Possible Health Risk Water Pik, Inc. is voluntarily recalling its Sonic-Fusion® flossing toothbrush because the charging base may overheat with localized melting and sparking, possibly causing fire, shock or burns. Water Pik, Inc. has received consumer reports of product malfunctioning in the U.S.       Pseudomonas Aeruginosa Bacteria Found In Saje Splish Splash Gentle Baby Wash Saje Natural Wellness is warning customers not to use Splish Splash Gentle Baby Wash, 8.5 fl. oz. and 1.7 fl. oz. (found in the Wee and Well Gentle Baby Care Kit) as it may contain the bacteria Pseudomonas aeruginosa. Pseudomonas aeruginosais an opportunistic pathogen that causes infection and results in bacteria in the blood, particularly in individuals with compromised immune systems.   Radagast Pet Food, Inc. Voluntarily Recalls Three Lots of Rad Cat Raw Diet Free-Range Chicken Recipe and One Lot of Pasture-Raised Venison Recipe Because of Possible Health Risk Radagast Pet Food, Inc. of Portland, OR is recalling three lots of Rad Cat Raw Diet Free-Range Chicken Recipe because testing results indicate they have the potential to be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes.   Aldi Recalls Deep Fryers for Burn Hazard Ambiano mini deep fryers [...]

July Product Recalls of the Month2018-07-22T22:20:00-04:00

2018 Summer Travel Tips for Your Family

A summer vacation or a road trip can be a lot of fun but when the entire family is traveling, you will have some serious responsibility. Where will you travel, how will you get there, what will you do and what’s needed to ensure the safety and well-being of everyone? Doing some preliminary work will help you answer these questions and have the time of your life. When’s the Best Time for a Summer Vacation? The answer really depends on the destination that you’ve chosen. One thing to keep in mind is that summer resorts tend to be pretty busy in the period from the middle of June to the end of August. There will be huge crowds and the cost of accommodation could also increase in that time period. Many families prefer off-season travel – either in the very beginning of the summer or in early fall. For a start, there will be a bigger number of available accommodation options to choose from. In addition, resorts tend to be more peaceful and more affordable before and after the peak of the season. The Best Destination is… The outcome of your family vacation will be heavily dependent on choosing the right [...]

2018 Summer Travel Tips for Your Family2018-08-22T15:45:58-04:00

June Product Recalls of the Month

Pinnacle Foods Inc. Recalls Beef Products Due to Possible Processing Deviation Pinnacle Foods Inc., a Fort Madison, Iowa establishment, is recalling approximately 32,479 pounds of heat-treated, shelf stable beef products due to a possible processing deviation that may have led to staphylococcal enterotoxin and clostridial toxin contamination, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) announced today.      Listeria Recall: Snack Packs of Nuts and Dried Fruits Hickory Harvest Foods is recalling snack packs of nuts and dried fruits from grocers, convenience stores and truck stops in more than 30 states after company testing found Listeria monocytogenes contamination in a production plant.     Eddy Packing Co., Inc. Recalls Smoked Sausage Products Due to Possible Foreign Matter Contamination Eddy Packing Co., Inc., a Yoakum, Texas establishment, is recalling approximately 49,558 pounds of smoked sausage products that may be contaminated with foreign matter, specifically hard plastic, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) announced today.       Van’s Foods Voluntarily Recalls Gluten Free Waffles Due to Gluten, Undeclared Wheat & Undeclared Milk Van’s Foods is voluntarily recalling Van’s Gluten Free Waffles with a lot code date of #A640234710–WL2, BEST BY AUG 22, 2018 [...]

June Product Recalls of the Month2018-06-04T08:45:04-04:00

5 Summer Safety Tips for Indoor and Outdoor Fun

Can you already imagine the amazing fun you’ll have this summer lounging by the pool, eating ice-cream with friends in the center of town, hiking, roller skating and playing hide and seek with your kids in the park? All of these activities make the summer one of the most exciting seasons. While you should definitely be focusing on the fun, a couple of safety considerations are also going to be important. Bug bites, allergies, falls and the intense sun can all lead to issues that can be avoided easily in a few simple steps. Hydration, Hydration, Hydration Carried away in a fun and exciting activity, you can easily forget to drink enough water. Dehydration is a serious problem that can have adverse consequences. A general rule of thumb is to have a sip every 20 minutes (and even more often if you feel thirsty). Water is perfect if you’re enjoying a leisurely activity like a walk in the part. For more rigorous exercises – running, biking that continues for more than an hour, sightseeing for an entire day, you may want to consider a sports drink that will replenish your electrolytes. Avoiding a Heat Stroke A heatstroke is a very serious [...]

5 Summer Safety Tips for Indoor and Outdoor Fun2018-05-22T14:45:09-04:00

Should You Stay Married for the Kids?

Do you find it difficult to decide whether to stay married for your kids or file for divorce and face a long and troublesome custody trial? A discussion with a Georgia family law attorney may help. While you should not let anyone tell you what to do about your marital problems, finding out what consequences of each option will definitely help. You already know what staying married means, and you are the only one who gets to decide if it is worth it. You probably feel it is time to get a divorce and start over, but you worry about how it would affect your children and your custody rights. Leaving the psychological impact your decision may have aside, you surely want to know where you stand from the legal point of view. The easiest way to find that out would be to consult a Georgia family law attorney. Until you decide to do that, it may help to take a closer look at what divorce, child custody, and alimony proceedings involve according to Georgia laws. You will find all the laws referring to divorce and child custody grouped under Georgia Code Title 19 (Domestic Relations). It has 15 Chapters, each with [...]

Should You Stay Married for the Kids?2018-05-22T15:16:01-04:00

What Happens to Falsely Accused Fathers?

False allegations of child abuse are serious accusations. If you’re a father who has been falsely accused of child abuse or neglect, you should be aware of what steps to take as well as the process the courts will go through while investigating the allegation. Georgia Child Protective Services states that the following acts are considered abuse or neglect in the state of Georgia: Injury to a child under the age of 18 by a parent or guardian resulting in bruises, scarring, fractures or any other internal injuries The failure of a parent or guardian to provide proper housing, clothing, food, and supervision for a child under the age of 18 Using a child under the age of 18 for sexual gratification Whether the allegations against you were made out of malice, spite, or a mere misunderstanding, it should be taken very seriously. When a parent has been accused of child abuse or neglect, there are certain things that will happen as the court looks into the allegation. There are also certain steps a father must take when he is falsely accused to ensure that his name is cleared. If you are a father and have had false accusations made against [...]

What Happens to Falsely Accused Fathers?2018-05-22T15:20:06-04:00

Is Getting a Prenup a Good Idea?

If you’re getting married, the idea of a prenup has probably crossed your mind. Deciding whether you want to enter into a prenuptial agreement is a personal decision which may or may not take a toll on your relationship. Prenups are unique because they can be used to protect both spouse’s finances in the event that divorce does occur. There is an ongoing debate in society as to whether or not signing a prenuptial agreement is a good idea, and there seems to be some stigma attached to it. At the end of the day, your decision to sign a prenup depends entirely on your financial status, your spouse’s financial status, and many other contributing factors. Signing a prenup may be a good idea for you under certain circumstances. Prenups do have benefits depending on your life, your history, and your finances. Some benefits associated with a prenup include: Protection of premarital assets Reduced conflict in the event of a divorce No sharing of debt Financial security Limited/no amount of spousal support in the event of a divorce Allows for open discussion and no financial secrets Some things you may want to consider if you are considering a prenup are the [...]

Is Getting a Prenup a Good Idea?2018-05-22T11:57:03-04:00

How Do Serious Medical Issues of Parents Affect Custody?

Are you about to divorce but suffering from serious medical issues, and worried your condition could cost you child custody? As the official website of the State of Georgia warns, Georgia’s child custody laws are quite intricate. When serious medical issues are involved, the situation becomes even more complicated. Before filing your child custody petition, you should consult a Georgia family law attorney. They will analyze the specifics of your case, explain your options, and help you identify the best strategy to convince the court that you deserve custody. When deciding who should have child custody, the court will try to make sure that the decision is in the best interest of the child. In order to do so, they will consider several factors. Getting to know these factors may help you assess your situation, so we will review them in the following lines. Factors Georgia Courts Takes into Account in Child Custody Cases When reviewing a parent’s child custody petition, the court considers the following aspects: The stipulations of Georgia Code Title 19, Chapter 9 – Child Custody Proceedings The parents’ ability to provide for the child (financial situation, income, employment, etc.) The child’s age, gender, medical history, and needs [...]

How Do Serious Medical Issues of Parents Affect Custody?2018-05-22T11:49:25-04:00
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