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Tuesday, 12 December 2017 10:57

Cover 2 Podcast: Week of 12/16/17

Greg interviews Johann Hari, bestselling author of the book Chasing the Scream, in the third episode of a three-part series. They explore the strategies belonging to other countries that have had success with helping addicts overcome their addictions, including Sweden, Portugal and Britain. In Britain, for example, the government drew on lessons learned from dealing with a large alcoholism problem during the Industrial Revolution which displaced many citizens through job loss. This led people to feel deprived and their lives became unbearable, a common theme among drug users.

Tuesday, 12 December 2017 10:47

Geek of the Week: Traffic Cam Viewer

This app puts live highway traffic camera feeds from around the world in the palm of your hand, ready at a glance. Traffic map apps can only tell you so much. Want to get a look at an accident? Want to see how bad the snow is on 271 or whether you should take the Shoreway? This app has the information that you need. Its free for Android and iPhone, but there are ads and in-app purchases (free version only allows you to have 6 saved cameras).

Tuesday, 05 December 2017 13:03

Cover 2 Podcast: Week of 12/09/17

Greg interviews Johann Hari, bestselling author of the book Chasing the Scream, in the second episode of a three-part series. Since only 10% of drug users becoming addicts in the present reality where the most potent drugs are widely available in the form of oxycontin/oxycodone, how do we account for such a small minority succumbing their effects? The massive gap in what might be expected calls for an explanation, and Hari is able to offer one. 
Join Greg in this exploration of some new thinking regarding what’s possible when it comes to addressing successful methods to help users overcome their addiction.
Tuesday, 05 December 2017 10:27

Geek of the Week: USPS Mobile

With the holiday shopping season also comes the holiday shipping season. Download the free official app of the US Postal Service to help you keep track of what's going and coming.

Track a package, calculate postage, purchase stamps and send shipping labels directly to your printer. You can also look up zipcodes, schedule a pick-up, or hold your mail when you're out of town, and the Post Office's “Informed Delivery” service is fully integrated in the app.

The app is free for iPhone and Android.

Tuesday, 28 November 2017 13:15

Geek of the Week: Honey

JoinHoney.com is a website grabs all the coupons from around the internet and puts them in one, easy to digest, place. No matter what you want to buy, odds are, there's an online coupon for it.

Honey also has browser add-ons that will automatically apply the best available coupons to your purchase when you check out...even on Amazon.

JoinHoney.com and never pay full price again.

** as a promotion for the web site, competitive eater, Matt Stonie, drank two 1½ pound bottles of honey in four minutes. (that's 4,000 calories & 1,000 grams of carbs).  Watch the video here.

Tuesday, 28 November 2017 11:43

Cover 2 Podcast: Week of 12/02/17

Greg interviews Johann Hari, bestselling author of the book Chasing the Scream, in the first of a three-part series. Hari advocates for an end to punishing and shaming addicts, and he believes that treating them like criminals only exacerbates the problems. In this episode, they explore the history of drug laws and the consequences of them.
Listen to the podcast to discover how the past is bearing on the present, and how the right solutions have not yet presented themselves and why this is the case.
Monday, 20 November 2017 09:59

Cover 2 Podcast: Week of 11/25/17

Greg interviews Dr. Jamie Marich, the founder of the Institute for Creative Mindfulness. The institute offers training in the areas of mental health, trauma, addiction, mindfulness, and clinician development through programs like the EMDRIA program, which focuses on EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing) therapy.
Listen to the podcast to discover how this approach is being used to help those suffering from substance use disorder shift their own mental processes.
Wednesday, 15 November 2017 09:39

Cover 2 Podcast: Week of 11/18/17

Greg interviews Dr. Kathryn Hawk, an emergency physician and assistant professor at Yale University’s Department of Emergency Medicine. The Yale University Department of Medicine currently has a program aimed at breaking the cycle of use and reducing opioid overdoses in high risk populations.
Listen to the podcast to discover how the Yale University’s Department of Medicine utilized a study of 329 patients in their pilot program to help them develop a full-blown program that is better able to treat those afflicted with substance abuse disorder.
Tuesday, 14 November 2017 12:00

Geek of the Week: SickWeather

Know who's sick in your neighborhood, and know what's “going around” with this real-time map of illness. Its crowdsourced outbreak information! The SickWeather app lets you know when there's a chicken pox outbreak near you, or how many people have the flu in your office building, and it'll give you the heads up that pinkeye might be going around school...maybe before the school knows.

And you can add to the information. When you don't feel well, or your kids are sick, make sure to enter it into the app so others know to steer clear.

SickWeather is free for iPhone and Android devices.

Or check the map anytime on the web site: sickweather.com.

Tuesday, 07 November 2017 13:28

Geek of the Week: Amazon AR

The latest update to the Amazon app has Augmented Reality functionality built it...so you can see how furniture will look in your living room before you buy it; or how a shirt will look on you. IKEA launched something similar last month.

Like the popular Pokemon go game, the app superimposes an image of the item over the image seen by your phone's camera. Point the lens in the dining room to see how the table will look with your wallpaper, or see how that comforter might look on your bed.

If you don't already have the Amazon app...you can download it for free on all devices.

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