Coupons for Good: Companies Improving the Lives of Young Children

Many companies work with various causes closely related to their brands, but some are doing truly outstanding work. These companies work to improve the lives and education of young children, whether they’re getting them outside or providing school supplies and after-school tutoring. Children are our future, and these four companies are working to make sure their futures are bright.

Office Depot’s Give Back to School Program

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There’s no better cause for Office Depot than that of helping kids who are going back to school. After all, fall tends to be one of the company’s biggest seasons. When customers purchase qualifying school supplies and show a student ID, the store will donate 5 percent of the purchase back to the school. The Give Back to School program is valid all year, which means that you can keep giving back the more you shop.

Reebok Commits to Youth Fitness Programs

Athletic shoe vendor Reebok wants kids to get their shoes muddy, wet, and beat up. It has a passion for getting kids outdoors, and it recently pledged $30 million to promote fitness in elementary schoolchildren. This money works to support the BOKS program (Build Our Kids’ Success), which was started by a group of moms to create before-school programs that get kids outside. Many studies have emphasized the effects of physical fitness on brain activity, which is increasingly hard for kids to access thanks to cuts in recess time. Together, both BOKS and Reebok can instill a love of physical activity in young kids.

JCPenney Cares Partners With the Y

JCPenney has formed a partnership with the Original Arizona Jean Company and the YMCA to promote the Y’s Academic Achievement Initiative. This initiative works with at-risk youth to provide activities and camps over the summer to prevent summer brain drain. JCPenney will donate $1 for every pair of Arizona jeans sold through September 2, 2016, up to $250,000. JCPenney Cares will match the donation, which means that shoppers can help kids’ programs receive $500,000 this fall. That’s shopping for a good cause!

Apple Launches Free Summer Camps in Its Stores

Not every kid has access to expensive laptops with software such as iMovie, so Apple created free summer camps at which kids and their parents can learn how to make movies and even learn some of the basics of coding right in their local stores. The camps are held all over the world, from the United States to Japan to the Netherlands. This summer’s options are Stories in Motion with iMovie, Interactive Storytelling with iBooks, and Coding Games and Programming Robots.

While many of these companies are willing to match donations, the customer ultimately determines how much the schools, kids, and clubs actually make. This means it’s OK to splurge on those cute shoes or extra box of markers; you’re only doing it to make sure your local community is happy and prosperous.

Tahanan Books in MIBF 2016

The MIBF 2016 is a few weeks away. Today, I shall be sharing with you some of the books that Tahanan Books will be launching at the book fair.

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Welcome to a playground of words where sound makes sense!
TAKBO! MGA PANDIWA
By Auri Asuncion Yambao
Php 195

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Join Sophia’s curious adventures in this humorous companion volume to Jomike Tejido’s  Ma-Me-Mi-Mumu!
ARAW NG KABALIGTARAN
By Jomike Tejido
Php 250

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Philippine literary classics are reimagined for children ages 0-4. Bulilit board books combine charming story elements with basic concepts such as numbers, colors, and shapes.
BULILIT BOARD BOOKS
Ibong Adarna: Aklat ng Bilang
Florante at Laura: Aklat ng Kulay
Noli Me Tangere: Aklat ng Hugis
By Eisen V. Bernardo
Php 320 each

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Who doesn’t love a good story? That’s what HIS-story means — the story of us! Meet them and our country’s first families up close in this fascinating bookabout how our islands were formed, how our earliest ancestors lived, and the beginnings of our nation.
A LOLONG TIME AGO: A Prehistory of the Philippines
By Michelline Suarez, Joonee Garcia,
Divine Reyes, Benjor Catindig
For more information on Tahanan Books, visit www.tahananbooks.ph

When Should You Absolutely Hire The Birth Injury Attorney?

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Having a child is for most people the most important moment in life. This is an occasion that should be joyous, not an event that is sad because of an injury that appeared. There are so many different reasons why the birth injury can appear. In the event that the reason is medical carelessness or negligence, the only thing that you can do is to quickly hire a good birth injury attorney. You can easily learn more about the topic at the following link: http://cprlaw.com/pa/philadelphia/birth-injury-attorney/. However, if you are low on time, what you have to remember is written below.

Case types

Most of the personal injury attorneys that offer birth injury coverage have various different injuries. There are some that are going to specialize in something that is specific. The common example is the attorney specialized in cerebral palsy cases. We say this as it is the most common impairment that is documented in the USA. The other really common injuries that tend to appear at birth and that do have coverage through law include spinal cord injuries, lacerations, brain damage and perinatal asphyxia. Unfortunately, it is also possible to be faced with death.

When To Hire The Birth Injury Attorney

It is not at all difficult to highlight when it is absolutely necessary to hire such a specialized attorney. To keep it all as simple as possible, you will have to seriously consider hiring the lawyer when there is any possibility that a third party led to the injury that you or your baby are faced with. It is as simple as that. When there is no third party involved, you will go through the process alone.

Finding A Great Lawyer To Help You

In most situations the first step is looking at the different birth injury lawyers that live close to where you live. That is really easy to do with the use of the internet. In so many cases we see that all the good attorneys have some sort of online presence. Using a major search engine is going to help you to make lists of all the different birth injury attorneys that can be contacted.

Remember that your online search will also highlight personal injury attorneys. In many cases they are experienced enough to handle birth injury problems. However, it is much better to hire the attorney that is actually specialized in birth injury cases. After you find someone that you can consider, do be sure that you arrange an interview. That interview will help you to be sure that you will be comfortable with the person that will represent your best interests.

Last Things To Consider

Never believe that you can go through the entire legal process without the help of the birth injury attorney. If the injury happened, you need all the help that you can get. That is mainly because you need to take care of the child and offer the best possible treatment. If you are focused only on the legal aspect it is the child that suffers.

 

Image courtesy of Clare Bloomfield at FreeDigitalPhotos.net

How Does Reading Reviews about Any Cell Phone Spy App Help

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Not too long ago, Hackreads.com published an interesting piece, which needs revisiting. It was a review, titled, “Review: An Undetectable Android Spying Software that No One Can Perceive”. According to the review, using an undetectable cell phone spy app such as XnSpY is very helpful. When we analyze the frequency at which people use monitoring apps, it becomes even more evident that they definitely help.

There’s no doubt that installing such apps on company-issued cell phones helps business owners keep track of productivity and efficiency of individual workers. However, how can you know which company to use and if it will match your business need? How many times have you come across people or forums recommending that you should read reviews about the app before purchasing them?

There is a strong reason for people insisting on the importance of product reviews. Most importantly, they highlight the good and bad features without bias. They help you make up your mind about whether that particular app offers everything you need or not.

Reviews Mention Features 

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The first concern you must have about the app is whether it meets your requirements. Reviews highlight the features the apps offer and explain them briefly. For example, considering Xnspy, a review must highlight what it offers. The app offers users the ability to track the target cell phone through GPS tracking. It also has geofencing inbuilt into it, and reviews about the app explain what this feature does. It means that the app detects the target’s locations and alerts the user whenever the person enters or leaves watch-listed places. You can check a similar review by the Androidguys.com, where there’s a list of all the features for more information.

Reviews Highlight Pros and Cons of Cell Phone Spy App

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According to Searchengineland.com, 88% of customers read reviews about the product before buying it and rely on them. Like every other thing in life, there are pros and cons in every app you find on app stores. However, what is important for a potential buyer is that the app must not have cons that make using it a continuous problem. Therefore, before you purchase any app, make sure that you read about the cons and not just the pros.

  • What should the pros of using the app offer?

    photo4Pros should help you with firsthand information about the advantages of using the app. One of the advantages a monitoring app must have, without compromise, is its ability to maintain the user’s privacy. By operating in the stealth mode, the app should offer users the option to keep their monitoring activity subtle and undetected.

    Thanks to the cloud technology like iCloud, users of iOS devices store all their data there. Monitoring apps can allow users to access the target’s iCloud. Besides, the app must be small enough so that the installed version must not occupy too much space. When apps occupy too much space on the target device, they cause it to slow down, and hang too frequently. This can be a major turn-off for potential users.

    Another advantage users of apps may have is that they shouldn’t have to hold the target’s cell phone in their hand before they can see the different activities on it. Through web-based control panels, most recent apps offer users this benefit.

  • What likely cons you can expect from the tracking app?

    Each app comes with its own unique cons. Reading the reviews about the app you may be considering can tell you how seriously messy the app may be or if it has a problem that you wouldn’t be able to work with. For instance, some apps are too expensive to afford on a monthly basis. Even if you want to monitor a target, you would want to start with a small and affordable option, especially if it is your first time of using such an app.

    Besides, some apps have the inflexible requirement where you have to subscribe to a 1-month service. There is no free version for trial. This can be a problem, but if the app offers all the features you are looking for, then trying it for a month is worthwhile.

    Another con of using the no-jailbroken version of a cell phone spy app is that you cannot access the activity on the target device without the iCloud credentials.

    Reviews Tell How to Use the App

    photo5Most app reviews also share crucial information about how users can use the app effectively. Some people find it confusing to follow written instructions, for which you can also find review videos on YouTube. To be honest, it is important for apps to have a user-friendly interface. The easier it is for people to use it, the more likable the app would be. Not many people are tech-savvy.

    So, would you read a cell phone app review before subscribing to it in future? As a recommendation, you should!

For Delamar

Today was the last day of RX 93.1 DJ Delamar on her morning show with Chico and Gino. “The Morning Rush” has been on the air for the past 20 years and it has been part of my morning routine for some time, especially during its early years.

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20 years ago, I was a fresh college graduate and would often listen to them as I get caught on traffic on the way to the office. I got married a few years later and when my husband and I got our first car, we would listen to Chico and Delamar every morning. Sometimes, even until I got to the office, I was on the radio through the internet. Then I got pregnant and gave birth to our first born. I decided to leave my corporate job to focus on caring for my baby. I wasn’t able to follow The Morning Rush as much but through the years, whenever we were in the car in the morning, we would tune in to show. I followed Delamar through her Twitter and Instagram page too.

I wasn’t able to catch Delamar’s last show earlier today so I listened to their recorded show through their Facebook page. It was bittersweet. It felt like an end to an era. It was also nostalgic as I looked back at my own life through the years, Del and Chico were on the show together. How could it have been 20 years already!

If Delamar would ever see this post, I just wanted her to know that she is making a wise decision by investing in the life of her children and that she shouldn’t be afraid of what the next days or years would bring. God is faithful and He sure has other plans for her aside from a fruitful DJ career. Thanks for bringing sunshine to my mornings!

May God bless you Del as you start a new chapter in your journey!