10 Tips To Prevent Blindness

Least Expensive Cars To Insure
The website 24/7 Wall St recently posted a list of the 15 least expensive cars to insure. The Jeep Compass Sport comes in tied for 14th with the Honda Odyssey EX-L. To find out which car is the least expensive to insure, visit https://247wallst.com/special-report/2013/01/22/the-cheapest-cars-to-insure-in-america/5/.
When choosing a new ride, consider the total cost of ownership not just the price of the car itself.
To find out the most expensive cars to insure visit https://www.forbes.com/sites/altheachang/2011/08/24/most-and-least-expensive-cars-to-insure/#755ff68e4a11. Hint: the most expensive car to insure according to Forbes is the Mercedes SI 65 AMG. But $3,543 in premiums gets you a 12 cylinder car that promises to be super fast at only $222,995, list price.

Black Children Face Higher Suicide Rates Than White Children
According to the National Institute of Health, a recent study found that Black children are twice as likely to commit suicide as white children of the same age. These rates held for both males and females. These statistics focused on children 5 – 12. Black adolescents had a lower suicide rate than white adolescents. To find out more about his, click on https://www.nih.gov/news-events/news-releases/age-related-racial-disparity-suicide-rates-among-us-youth. A more complete explanation may be found at https://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2018-05/nch-ard051718.php.

Advice On Bug Repellants
Public health officials advise that this summer ticks and mosquitoes will be more numerous than ever. Several websites offer advise on which insect repellants to purchase. One source for advice is the Environmental Protection Agency. The website provides information on 8 specific insect repellants. The site also provides links to other pages that provide additional information. To access this site, click on https://www.epa.gov/insect-repellents/find-repellent-right-you#search%20tool. An even more exhaustive website is the Environmental Working Group. This site provides information on many environmental issues. To learn more about insect repellants, surf over to https://www.ewg.org/search/site/insect%20repellants.

School Spending Per Pupil By District Size
Critics say that New York spends more on public schools than any other state in the country with only mediocre results achieved. The Census Bureau recently published a list of the top 10 school districts by size and by per pupil spending. As one may expect New York City topped the list both in student population and per pupil expense. NYC schools spend $24,109 per student for its 981,667 students. Boston, MA comes in second with $22,082 per pupil for 185,828 students. The top 10 list also includes five Maryland school districts. To see the numbers for all ten districts, https://census.gov/library/visualizations/2018/comm/school-finances.html.html.

Eye Doctors Offer 10 Tips To Prevent Blindness
A recent post from the American Academy Of Ophthalmology advises that patients can take control of their health beyond medications and surgery. Some suggestions are surprising such as avoid drinking coffee and substitute tea. A second tip says eat vegetables and fruits just like your mother told you. To learn about the other tips, click on https://www.aao.org/newsroom/news-releases/detail/10-tips-to-reduce-your-chance-of-losing-vision. You know your mother is always right!

Worriers Take Note
The website Livescience recently reported that the largest wave ever seen in the Southern Ocean topped 78 ft. A buoy moored by New Zealand’s Campbell Island recorded the monster wave that exceeded the preceding record by more than six feet. Tom Durrant, a senior oceanographer with MetOcean Solutions, said, “…it is a very exciting event.” Exciting unless you are a passenger on the Poseidon Cruise ship. To read more about this event, click on https://www.livescience.com/62543-largest-wave-hits-southern-hemisphere.html. And so it goes.

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