“Don’t wish it was easier, wish you were better. Don’t wish for less problems, wish for more skills. Don’t wish for less challenge, wish for more wisdom.”
– Jim Rohn, Businessman and author (1930 – 2009)
Factoid: Texas’ State Board of Education has approved new history textbooks that say the U.S. Constitution was based on the Bible. A group of university professors complains that the textbooks are filled with “inventions and exaggerations” about Christianity’s influence on the Founding Fathers, but board chairwoman Barbara Cargill said students will now learn about the country’s “rich religious heritage.”
NOTE: On Jan. 13 mainstream support of Windows 7 ends and it begins its extended-support phase. This means that Microsoft will no longer offer free updates to the operating system. Under Extended support, Microsoft offers only essential fixes and security updates.
Now on to this week’s sites. This week, I’m sending out three ‘Site of the Week’ recommendations.
My Family Health Portrait
One of the best gifts you can provide your children or grandchildren is a record of your family’s medical tree. My Family Health Portrait enables you to do that easily. Enter your family health history and generate a diagram and table. Data can be electronically shared with family members and healthcare providers and can be saved for later updates. The site also includes a Diabetes Risk Calculator and a Colorectal Cancer Risk Assessment Tool. My Family Health Portrait was developed in collaboration between the Office of the Surgeon General and the National Human Genome Research Institute, a part of the National Institutes of Health, Department of Health and Human Services.
CFC: Let’s Make a Plan
It’s a new year. Regardless of your age, you should be planning for your future. This site can help. There are valuable articles and you can subscribe to their free newsletter. You can also find a local CPC (Certified Financial Planner) who can help you to achieve your financial goals.
Natural Gas Calculator
Most of the USA has been hit with record cold weather this winter. Ever wonder how much your furnace or that gas fireplace are costing you? Your gas rates may be different than Peoples Gas in Chicago, but their calculator will still give you an idea of what your gas appliances are costing you.
Ernie Orr sez “Check em out!”