Skip to main content

Featured Post

Tools For Food Allergy Sufferers [Sensors + Apps]

Tech Tools To Help Prevent Allergic Reactions If you suffer from food allergies or shop for anyone who does, you know that it can often be difficult to find "safe" products at the grocery store . Try the Spoon Guru App . Simply scan foods labels and the app will alert you of any concerns based upon your (or your family member's) preset profile. (User must register for an account and create a profile, select allergens of concern and save.) Free. iOS and Android. Do you or does someone you know suffer from a peanut allergy ? A new consumer product called the Nima Peanut Sensor 1 (a handheld device + associated mobile app) might be of help. "Nima is recognized as a leader in allergen research and has been awarded a grant from the National Institute of Health to develop the peanut sensor." This is technology moving the needle in the right direction, a potentially life-saving one. Remember to read the small print at the product website. What about gluten ?

Reclaim the Value of Damaged and/or Defaced Money

Examining mutilated currency. (Public Domain Image by BEP.)
Examining mutilated money. (Public Domain Image by BEP.)

The United States Bureau of Engraving and Printing (BEP) redeems mutilated currency as a free public service. Lawful holders of mutilated currency may receive a full value redemption (upon verification). The most common causes of currency mutilation are fire, water, chemicals, and deterioration by burying, etc....

You must submit a claim, including sending in the actual mutilated currency, in order to receive possible restitution.

Details and instructions on this process can be found at the BEP web site,


Popular Posts