Author: Ted Hicks (page 1 of 45)

Verizon launches Fios Gigabit Connection service #FIOSNY #ad

Do you have an internet connection that chugs along, but lags from time to time? Are you tired of your Internet Service Provider and looking for an alternative? Is it because your internet connection isn’t fast enough?  So, while you might not... Read More

#ImStillStanding – Late Night Parents

Listen to “#ImStillStanding @latenightparent” on Spreaker. While married to the D.C. sniper, John Allen Muhammad, Mildred Muhammad was intimidated into silence about the domestic abuse she suffered. Her 2009 memoir, Scared Silent, was... Read More

Recycling, e-Cycling & Earth Day #FIOSNY #ad

Each year, Earth Day—April 22—marks the anniversary of the birth of the modern environmental movement in 1970. Earth Day had reached into its current status as the largest secular observance in the world, celebrated by more than a billion people... Read More

Are You Addicted to Technology?

The CAGE questionnaire is a very simple quiz commonly used to assess alcoholism.5 Here I have adapted it to apply to technology addiction: Have you ever felt you needed to cut down on your technology usage? Have people annoyed you by criticizing your... Read More

Phantom Vibration Syndrome

Addiction often has associated physical symptoms as well and, in a way, technology addiction does, too. Have you ever felt your phone vibrating in your pocket, only to pull it out and discover you had imagined it? Or do you sometimes think you hear... Read More

#BMeCommunity @latenightparent

Listen to “#BMeCommunity @latenightparent” on Spreaker. Join Ted Hicks (Dad, Husband & Son) as he moderates the #LNPShow that discusses the latest trends and game changers in parenting, technology, education, sports & product... Read More

Mindful Technology Strategies

Modern technology is, of course, a good thing. But it should not control your life. Being able to mindfully use technology and finding the right balance is important. Buddhist author, teacher, and avid social media user Ethan Nichtern suggests putting... Read More

Verizon tests ‘flying cell site’ as part of emergency preparedness efforts

Verizon has come up with something new and effective for post-natural disaster situations. The company successfully launched a giant drone, which is the solution to the huge problem after any kind of natural disaster, i.e. cell phone network... Read More

Amazon’s FreeTime service helps parents to manage their kids online activity

Amazon is introducing new tools to help parents see what their kids are doing on the company’s Fire tablets. As a bonus, Amazon says its service will also help spark discussions about the books kids read and the videos they watch.  Parents first... Read More

#SalsPizzeria – Late Night Parents

Listen to “#SalsPizzeria @Latenightparent” on Spreaker. Join Rich Valdez and Ted Hicks as they moderate the #LNPShow that discusses the latest trends and game changers in parenting, technology, education, sports & product reviews. (Dr.... Read More

2017 Masters Tournament Fun Facts

The Masters – golf’s first major championship – begins April 6. Get yourself in the mood for birdies, azaleas and a whole lot of green with WalletHub’s Masters Fun Facts report. The report breaks down everything from ticket and concession... Read More

#Water2Kids – Late Night Parents

Listen to “#Water2Kids @LateNightParent” on Spreaker. Join Dr Michele Reed and Ted Hicks as they moderate the #LNPShow that discusses the latest trends and game changers in parenting, technology, education, sports & product reviews.... Read More

States with the Best Elder-Abuse Protections

With the share of U.S. adults aged 65 and older expected to comprise more than a fifth of the entire population by 2029 and 23 out of 24 elder-abuse cases going unreported every year, the personal-finance website WalletHub conducted an in-depth... Read More

Will you have to repair or replace? @HomeAdvisor

Are you noticing leaks and creaks? Knowing when to repair or replace your roof will save you thousands. Use this infographic to help you make the right decision. ... Read More

The @DoweTwins create a bottled water company to provide healthy option for kids

Brazil and Princeton Dowe are twins in the second grade. Between classwork, homework and playdates they decided to launch a bottled water company. It’s called Water 2 Kids. The Dowe twins were inspired to create a company that provides healthy... Read More

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