Phone Tracking Safety, Raising Tweens, Spring at Home, COVID-19 Funerals, Workers' Rights, Freezer Meals
The Lisa Show - Radio Archive, Episode 437
- Apr 13, 2020 12:00 pm
- 1:41:08 mins
Phone Tracking Safety (0:00:00) When we go to sleep at night, we usually turn our phones off. But is our phone really shut off? Maybe not. Unless you’ve taken some pretty heavy security measures, chances are at least a few marketing companies are mining for your personal data while you’re dreaming and peacefully tucked under the covers. So in an age where we unconsciously give up our privacy to companies that we haven’t even heard of, how can we keep our personal data safe? We’ve invited Patrick Jackson, the Chief Technology Officer of data privacy company Disconnect, to talk with us about these hidden trackers and how we can avoid them. Helping Tweens with their Emotions (0:16:10) Our tweens are going through a lot of changes in their life right now, but nothing quite like puberty. During this big change, their hormones are running wild and as parents we often find ourselves on the receiving end of their intense mood swings and emotional meltdowns. It can be exhausting. So, we invited friend of the show, Michelle McCullough, to share her insights on helping tweens handle the emotional roller coasters they’re experiencing. Michelle is the author of “The HappyIST” and a seasoned speaker on happiness and success. Bringing Spring into Your Home (0:36:04) Spring is upon us! It’s warmer, flowers are starting to bud, and we can hear the birds returning to our neighborhood trees. While it’s great that the outside is brightening up, some of you might find that the inside of your homes seems less dazzling. Many of us are staring out of our windows wishing we were running through some sunny meadow rather than living in quarantine. So, how can we enjoy the new life of spring while we’re stuck inside? Joining us today is friend of the show, Carrie Ann Rhodes. Using her experience as an interior designer she is going to help us know how to bring spring into our homes. COVID-19 and Funerals (0:50:34) While this pandemic rages on, unfortunately a lot of people are losing their battles to COVID-19.But in addition to these tragic deaths, every day deaths are still happening as well. Whether you’ve lost a loved one to the virus or to another sickness or accident, funeral planning right now is a little complicated. What can be done to provide funeral services right now, considering current circumstances? Here to share with us her advice on the subject is Linnea Crowther, senior writer at Legacy.com, an online resource for obituaries and funeral planning advice. Workers’ Rights (1:06:01) COVID-19, the invisible enemy, is single handedly trying to take out our workforce. Many people have been laid off, some have had to put work on hold for now, and those with essential jobs continue to go to work, sometimes working in unsafe conditions. With all of this going on, there have been labor issues, disputes, and work strikes across the country. So, what rights do workers have right now? Mark J. Harrison is the founder of The Labor Network, an information source for news about the U.S. job market and worker rights. With all the information he has access to, we thought he would be the perfect person to talk to about what workers’ rights there are right now. Freezer Meals (1:22:51) At a time when the grocery stores are running low on supply and we are being encouraged to stay home, having a meal plan can be a game-changer. One of the best ways to stretch our ingredients is by making freezer meals. Having pre-made meals for our families is convenient, stress-free, and will relieve some of the worry that comes with unpredictable circumstances. Here to tell us all about making the best freezer meals is Karrie Truman. Karrie is the owner of the blog happymoneysaver.com and author of the book “Seriously Good Freezer Meals”.