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John F. O'Hara

John F. O'Hara
731 W Skippack Pike  Blue Bell  PA 19422
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Smart Home Ranked "Most Useful" Technology

October 27, 2015 2:51 am

Over the next 10 years, smart home automation is likely to prove the most useful to the majority of Americans. In fact, more than half of respondents to a recent Honeywell survey ranked smart home technology as more practical than other connected innovations, such as driverless cars and fitness apps. And by 2025, respondents believe smart home tech will be implemented in almost half of items in their households.

From recording favorite television programs to taking care of pets, Americans see many uses for the connected home. Among these uses, according to the survey, are:

• Controlling lighting
• Controlling locks
• Feeding pets
• Programming a DVR

Additionally, nearly a third of respondents would prefer an app that can control their home devices to be voice-activated rather than with a touchscreen.

Source: Honeywell

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Sweet Tooth: Halloween Tips for Parents

October 26, 2015 2:48 am

Trick-or-treaters, rejoice! More than three-quarters of households plan to hand out treats this Halloween, upping candy-giving by 5 percent from last year. What’s more, less parents plan to pilfer their children’s haul after the holiday. Sweet!

These findings are the results of a recent Delta Dental Plans Association (DDPA) analysis that projects candy consumption, which found some other interesting nibbles of information – less than 60 percent of households plan to dole out chocolate this Halloween, even though chocolate remains the most popular type of candy among candy givers, and less parents plan to limit the amount of candy their children can consume at one time.

No matter what your Halloween plans are, the DDPA advises trick-or-treating with care. Remember:

Have your children eat dinner before trick-or-treating. If your children have full bellies, they may be less likely to overindulge in candy when they get home.

Make sure your children drink extra water to stay hydrated during trick-or-treating and to help wash away sugar that may otherwise cause tooth decay.

Enjoy Halloween candy after a meal to take advantage of increased saliva production and help wash away sugar and bacteria left by candy.

Remind children to brush for two minutes and floss after they dig into their trick-or-treat bags. Practicing good oral hygiene will help keep their mouths clean and their teeth free of decay.

Source: DDPA

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