Everyone has had the experience of driving somewhere familiar then suddenly realizing they didn't remember the drive.That loss of focus is called autopilot, and it can be as dangerous at work as it is on the road. One technique to keep yourself out of autopilot is becoming a sort of fortune teller, safety consultant Tim Page-Bottorff told Safety and Health Magazine.Start … [Read more...] about Are you working in zombie mode?
Archives for April 2021
Seal it up. Insulate the attic; stop air leaks; install energy efficient windows when it's time to buy new ones.Plant trees. Carefully positioned trees can save up to 25 percent of a household's energy consumption. Plant them so they shade the house.Circulate air with a ceiling fan. They are especially effective in large rooms, common areas and upstairs bedrooms.Use a digital … [Read more...] about 8 tips to save on energy this summer
It's one of the most visible commodities and its price affects us every day: Gasoline.And experts predict that small businesses will be hit this summer by a gas price spike that will be high enough to raise the everyday costs of doing business.Already, gasoline prices are surging -- according to Gas Buddy at the end of March, prices were up nearly 80 cents compared to the same … [Read more...] about Business braces for rising gas prices
One day in the 1950s, someone dumped an overgrown aquarium grass into a Florida waterway.In 2021, the grass, called hydrilla, has taken over freshwater lakes in the east, south and Midwest. What hasn't been known until now is that the invasive plant hosts a unique bacteria deadly to birds, including eagles.That knowledge is the result of a 20-year investigation by U.S., German … [Read more...] about A common aquarium grass is killing eagles