Thursday, April 24, 2014

Fracking Lawsuits: The Next Big Thing?

Have a fracking operation next door? Getting headaches, nosebleeds, and/or cancer? Is your tap water lighting on fire? You might be getting paid... a lot... in the near future. So find a good attorney.

This week a jury decided that a Wise County, Texas couple -- Bob and Lisa Parr -- deserve to be awarded nearly $3 million from Aruba Petroleum for pumping toxic chemicals into their property and its air/water supply. The court battle is over 3 years old and is the first time a US jury has decided against an oil and gas company.

But it definitely might not be the last.

While most fracking contamination cases are settled out of court (i.e. the billion-dollar energy companies simply pay victims off to keep them from making a fuss), some experts think the trend is going to change. Some victims want a public battle to teach bad actors a lesson. Many just want a lot more than the few hundred thousand dollars often offered in a settlement.

No matter what, it looks like fracking lawsuits are going to become much more common as the energy-gathering operations spread throughout North America!

Learn some mo': Texas family wins $3 million in fracking contamination lawsuit

Monday, March 31, 2014

Video: How to Get to Sleep Fast Tips

Sleeping is not as easy as it should be!

Keeping track of the non-stop 24-hour "buzz cycle" keeps us from getting to sleep as easily as we would like. If you have the same problem, BuzzFeed recently created a "How to Fall Asleep Fast" tips video you might want to watch.

Check it out...

Learn some mo': How Can I Fall Asleep Faster?

What do you think? Leave your comments below!


Wednesday, March 26, 2014

United States Postal Service Deliveryman Caught Throwing Packages from Car

Not long ago they were caught driving on our front lawns. Now they've been caught hurling packages against our garage doors from 10 feet away... because they apparently don't want to take a single step outside of their cars.

Do USPS works have an extreme laziness problem? Check out the video below and decide for yourself...

What do you think about this destructive and lazy postman? Leave your comments below!

Wednesday, March 12, 2014

Glucosamine Might Not Work After All

A new report claims that glucosamine supplements don't really help to heal cartilage problems or reduce joint pain after all.  Researchers from the University of Arizona gave a glucosamine hydrochloride supplement to over 200 people for 6 months and found "no evidence" that it helped to heal knee cartilage, reduce bone bruises, or lessen knee pain.

We say: These studies usually end up being pretty lousy in terms of real world results. So many people have experienced benefits from taking glucosamine and chondroitin supplements that it's extremely difficult to accept that they don't work at all!

Learn some mo': Glucosamine no cure for knee pain or deterioration, study says

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What do you think?

Monday, March 3, 2014

Samsung Gear Smartwatch: Worst to First With New Fitness Model

After launching the first big-brand smartwatch last year Samsung has followed up with a much better "fitness" version called the Gear Fit. The new watch is so good that it was selected as the "Best Mobile Device" by the GSM Association at last week's Mobile World Congress trade show.

The new Gear Fit features some major improvements over its big brother. It has more useful functionality, a much better and longer-lasting battery, a heart rate monitor, and very good exercise/fitness tracking capabilities. Oh, and it also has an incredible-looking curved Super AMOLED touchscreen display... the first ever on a wearable device.

Pretty cool.

Watch the video below to learn more...

Learn some mo': Samsung Gear Fit Awarded “The Best Mobile Device”