On Thursday, February 11, Kailee Conrad, Registered Dietitian with ShopRite, taught teens how to prepare a few easy and delicious sweet treats for Valentine's Day.
One group of teens worked on peeling clementines and melting chocolate for chocolate-dipped clementines (everything tastes yummier when dipped in chocolate!). Another group worked on toasting almonds, melting chocolate, and mixing those two ingredients with dried cherries to form chocolate-cherry-almond clusters. The third group mixed together rolled oats, peanut butter, mini chocolate chips, agave syrup, and flax seeds to form no-bake energy bites.
Check out the Record Journal's story and video about the event here.
According to Dictionary.com, e-piracy is "the illegal uploading of digital copies of copyrighted works to a website, or the illegal downloading of such material."
I was planning to write a post about e-piracy and how it hurts the publishing industry, but during my research, I came across two blog posts by Ally Carter, author of All Fall Down (Book 1 in the Embassy Row series) and the popular Gallagher Girls series. I think she explains it best, so check out these posts from Ally Carter's blog...
May 3, 2009: Pirates - Who They Really Hurt
June 18, 2010: Epiracy: Yes, It's Wrong. And Yes, It Hurts.
What is social media?
Blogs, wikis, Facebook, YouTube, Flickr, Pandora - any website or app that allows users to create their own content and connect with other people. That's why it's called "social" media.
What's my digital footprint?
"Digital footprint" is a phrase used to describe the virtual tracks that everyone leaves behind when posting information online. Pics posted on Flickr, personal info added to Facebook, comments posted on blogs, book reviews posted on Amazon -- all of these leave a footprint of where you've been, what you think, and details about who you are. Put all of that together, and someone may be able to create a pretty accurate (or inaccurate) profile of you.
So it's important to think carefully about your digital footprint...
You probably don't want everyone to see all the details of your life, so you need to make sure the personal information you post online can only be seen for the family and friends you choose. Most social media sites provide "privacy settings," so you can decide who can see the info you post. Make sure to check the privacy settings on all the social media sites you use.
College admissions officers and employers look at social media sites when they make admissions and hiring decisions. You don't want the info you post to stand in the way of getting into college or getting a job, right? That's why you need to manage your reputation online by:
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