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The Waterwheel: Practical Wisdom for 64 Common Concerns by Jill S. Woolworth delivers what it promises. Ms. Woolworth has been a licensed Marriage & Family Therapist for over 25 years, so she knows what she’s talking about. This book is a delightful and thought-provoking read. In her words – “In taking a lighthearted approach to many common experiences, I hope to normalize these experiences and offer practical wisdom for navigating life and relationships.” She does an excellent job of this. Everyone and anyone can learn something from this very helpful book. $14.99

 

 

In response to the recent ASE article on safe disposal of unused prescription medicine, subscriber Margaret B. told us about a disposal bag which neutralizes medications before you place them in the trash. Simple. Medsaway. $10.98 for three bags.

Google has created a site for users to find a convenient location to discard unused prescription drugs. Find a location near you.

Puddle and Pile is a potty training app for puppies. It is available for Macs and Windows. Log when your puppy eats, drinks, pees and poops and this app will tell you when to expect the next ‘event’ and it will alert you. The reviewer I read said that while it’s not perfect, it is very good and prevented many accidents.

 

 

 

Tomorrow (Demain in France) is a French documentary about climate change that was released in the U.S. on VOD on September 5th. It is a 2015 eco-documentary that has been seen by over 1 million people in France, an astounding number for a documentary. It has won multiple awards. French filmmaker, Cyril Dion, decided that telling people they must stop driving their cars, buying plastic water bottles and not letting the water run while they brush their teeth was not working. He thought that showing them ways they could live might be more inspiring and convince them to make changes. The documentary showcases projects from around the world done by people who decided to change their lives to save the planet. The film has inspired hundreds of others to start their own projects to make a difference.  The film has sub titles.