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4 Quality Inexpensive Beers for Under 2 Bucks

BeerYou can learn a lot from a Yahoo Mansome. Video 178 features Bartender Jeff Winslow and Roger Hailes as they discuss quality inexpensive beers that you can buy for under two bucks.

The video features the following beers

Lagger
  • Same class as Budweiser
  • Fruity
  • Hoppy 
  • Full Bodied
IPA (India Pale Ale)
  • Fruity
  • flora aromatic
  • biscuits Aftertaste
The Stout
  • Genis
  • Roasted Malt
  • Expresso
  • Smooth Texture
The Wheat
  • Wheat 
  • Fruity
  • Garnish with orange or citrus

Living NEO Green Magazine Moves to Publish on Mobile Only Platform

Living NEO Green MagazineSeptember 2014, New York -  A company spokesman announced that Living NEO Green Magazine will publish the digital version of their magazine yearly, and will post content exclusively through their mobile applications.

“It just makes sense”, says Editor-in-Cheif Benita Willaims. “Over the last year, we’ve watched our mobile audience grow from 1% to more than 75% of our total audience” says Williams.

The company launched mobile applications on the Apple Apps Store as well as Google Play. Living NEO Green followers can download the free mobile apps and get up to the minuet stories, videos, and news from the Living NEO Green Network.

Founded in 2009, Living NEO Green Magazine is recognized as a media outlet, world-wide. Living NEO Green is available on the Apple Newsstand, the Apple Apps Store,  Google Play, and on the Windows store.

 

Copyright 360 Communicaitons LLC 2014, ALL RIGHTS RESERVED.

Five Tips to Survive a Snow Storm

As the south braces for a mild snow storm, here are five tips to keep you safe during a winter storm warning.

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  1. Rear wheel drive vehicles need a little weight in the back. Add a bag of sand or two concrete blocks in your trunk. Place one concrete block or one bag of sand over each tire. This will stop you from spinning out in the snow and ice.You can purchase concrete blocks or sand at The Home Depot.
  2. Be sure you have good tires. Bald tires are your worst enemy in the snow and ice. For best results, purchase all-weather tires.
  3. Leave early and drive slow – Beat rush hour, leave early so that you can avoid heavy traffic and take your time on the road.
  4. Stay home – If you have the option to work remotely, use the snow day to work from home.
  5. Get off the roads before dark – At night, the temperature drops below freezing and the snow turns into ice, which means tips 1-3 no longer apply. Get off the roads early and remember, nothing is more dangerous than driving on a sheet of ice.

© 2014 Living NEO Green Magazine
A division of 360º Communications, LLC
ALL RIGHTS RESERVED

 

Living NEO Green Magazine Launches Mobile Apps

Living NEO Green MagazineLiving NEO Green Magazine launches two new mobile apps. In addition to our annual magazine on the Apple Newsstand, we are moving to the Apple Apps store and to Google Play for daily distribution.

“We’ll post videos, news, and other articles to the apps, daily. It just makes sense”, says Editor-in-Cheif Benita Willaims. “Over the last year, we’ve watched our mobile audience grow from 1% to more than half of our total audience” says Williams.

That’s not the only change, stay tuned for more details on a new launch for our blog, coming late Spring 2014.

 

 

Up Cycle Old Bottles and Jars into Lamps

Image from putitinajar.comWith the holidays approaching, there is no better time to start a DIY project. Show a neighbor, family member or a friend just how special they are, when you take the time out of your day to make this eco-chic gift, just for them.

Up cycling an old mason jar or any type of bottle makes the perfect lamp to decorate a desk, patio, or the area around their favorite reading chair. Here’s all you need to know to up cycle an old bottle or jar into a hot, must have Christmas gift.

You will need:

  • Any jar with lid. Mason jars, must include the lid and ring or any bottle with capImage from putitinajar.com
  • Olive oil, a smokeless paraffin oil or any other indoor lamp oil
  • A fiberglass or cotton wick
  • A wick holder insert
  • Hammer, nail or drill to create the hole for the wick
  1. Drill or lightly punch a hole in the top of the lid. The hole in the lid should be the same diameter as the wick holder insert
  2. Insert the fiberglass wick from the top of the lid, through the wick holder insert
  3. Adjust the wick as required
  4. Place the lid on the jar or bottle. Adjust the wick so that it hangs in the center of the jar or bottle
  5. Remove the lid, then fill the jar or bottle with the oil of your choice
  6. Place the lid on the jar or bottle and then, tighten the lid

Image from putitinajar.comRemember the following:

  • If you use a cotton wick, it must be 100% cotton to prevent the burning of chemicals
  • Fiberglass wicks burn slower and last a lot longer

 

 

All images from putitinajar.com

3 Tips to Secure Your Online Accounts

Password SecurityDue to the recent hack to Adobe’s database, it is highly recommended that you change all passwords associated with your Adobe.com account or any account created from an Adobe software registration.

According to CNN, it is estimated that the security breach at Adobe impacts over 150 million users. The Wall Street Journal indicates that online giants such as Facebook and Diapers.com, required users with breached accounts to change their password. In addition, banks and other organizations that provide online account access are also automatically resetting user passwords. You can check to see if your user name, email address, encrypted password, and password hint was included in Adobe’s security breach on a Dutch Student’s website, lucb1e.

3 Tips to Secure Your Online Accounts

Tip#1 Never provide your user name and password to an app until you can confirm it as a trusted source

Before you authorize social media applications such as Twitter, Facebook or Google permission to share your login credentials (Your user name and password combination) with other apps, look in the web address to be sure the URL matches the social media application granting the request.

For example, the image below on the right, displays the authorization request from Favstar.fm to you. Favstar.fm is requesting your authorization for Twitter to share your log in credentials, with them.

twitter-new-oauth-4-28If the logo in the authorization request represents Twitter, Facebook or Google, then the web address must point to their website. Click the image below on the left to see that the web address belongs to Twitter, the social media website that  Favstar.fm will use to make the authorization request for your login credentials.

In the same image, notice that the lock in the URL indicates the connection is secure and that the website is a secure source that you can trust.

Image capture of Twitter.com/oauth

 

Untrusted websites can steal your login credentials to hack your social media accounts. Be sure you only authorize apps from trusted websites.

 

 Tip #2 Separate your online accounts by type and then, associate each online account type to one password

This will help you identify the online accounts at risk during a security breach. Tighten your personal password security policies when you use similar or different user names to access each online account.

An example of account types and password reuse:

(Online Account Type) Social Media Password Ja@kles456

  • Facebook – (User name) Jane@yahoo.com
  • Twitter – (User name) livingneogreen
  • YouTube (User name) Jane2001@gmail.com

(Online Account Type) Banking, Credit and Auto Password: Hum@6Me

  • Chase Bank (User name) Johnday
  • American Express (User name) Johnday2013@yahoo.com
  • Bank of America Visa (User name) Johnday61999
  • Ford Motor Acceptance Corporation (User name) 356891A

Tip #3 Never use personal information as a password hint

With the number of web apps and APIs, this makes it very easy for hackers to discover who you are. One well formed request to an API from LinkedIn or Facebook and hackers can verify your employer, the name of your pet as well as the name of your daughter and your mother’s maiden name. If they search your social media page, they may find out your favorite food and or your favorite color.  Take for example, this blog post from the NY Times, where the writer describes how someone broke the encryption on the hacked Adobe passwords, then revealed the passwords of other users when he used a text string search.

Questions about your family, first car, and favorite foods are all common things we use for passwords and password hints. Consider this, you may give away passwords and password hints when you post online, upload pictures online or complete online surveys on social media sites like Facebook and instagram or on your personal blog. Be smart, think outside of the bit! Keep your password hints unrelated to your personal life.

Remember, it is your responsibility to protect your online information. The ability to respond to a security breach can save you time and money to keep you Living NEO Green.

Blackberry Shows Off Products at The 2013 Atlanta Food Truck Festival

Blackberry Representative, Wallace WalkerBlackberry was the #1 smart phone in the business world. Even though the company has fallen on hard times, Blackberry offers an impressive line of smart phones and tablets.

Watch Wallace Waker as he describes Blackberry’s line of smart phones, tables, and mobile apps at The 2013 Atlanta Food Truck Festival.