You Choose The News - 1-17-18

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Letting Your Car Idle To Warm UP Could Be Illegal

On cold days, people tend to let their car idle to warm up while they wait inside the house. However, this is just an invitation for car thieves. In fact if your car is stolen while running idle and you aren't in it, your insurance might not cover you. Due to this, several states, including Georgia, have laws on the books that prohibit drivers from letting vehicles idle in a driveway or on a street. To let your car idle and warm up legally either sit in the car while doing so or invest in a remote start so the keys stay with you and the car stays locked. (Wsbtv)

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This Mom Charges Her Five-Year-Old Rent

Like a lot of parenting topics, people have a strong opinion about whether to give or not to give a kid allowance. But one mom has taken the allowance debate to a whole new level by sharing that she actually takes money from what she gives her kid. "I MAKE MY 5 YEAR OLD PAY RENT," Essence Evans declared on Facebook. But don’t freak out, when you hear her reasoning for it, it all makes sense.

"Every week she gets $7 dollars in allowance. But I explained to her that in the real world most people spend most of their paycheck on bills with little to spend on themselves," Evans writes. "So I make her give me $5 dollars back: $1 for rent, $1 for water, $1 for electricity, $1 for cable, and $1 for food."

Evans lets her little girl keep the other $2 to use on whatever she wants. And the $5 she collects isn’t actually going to bills, mom is depositing it into a savings account that she plans to give back to her daughter when she turns 18. “So if she decides to move out on her own she will have $3,380 to start off.” Plus a whole lot of interest added to that!

Evans’s post has gone viral, but not everyone is a fan of her idea. Some critics say kids shouldn’t be made to feel like they have to pay rent for a home they didn’t ask to be born into. Others feel this little girl is too young to understand the lesson. But others applaud Evans for her clever plan that teaches her daughter about money at such a young age.

Source: The Stir

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Man’s Throat Ruptures After Holding In Sneeze

There are plenty of tricks to stop a sneeze like looking at the lights or pinching your lip, but doctors advise to never pinch your nose! Especially after one man ruptured his throat while pinching his nose and closing his mouth to contain a sneeze.

The unidentified man reported a popping feeling, swelling of the neck, and had trouble swallowing and speaking after air bubbles were trapped in his throat. Though this damage is rare, doctors do warn against blocking the sneeze. The man was hospitalized for seven days and was given antibiotics and fed through a tube to heal the rupture, but eventually made a full recovery.

“When you sneeze, air comes out of you at about 150 miles per hour,” says the man’s doctor Anthony Aymat. “If you retain all that pressure, it could do a lot of damage and you could end up like the Michelin Man,” he continues. So, if you’re not trying to look like a balloon, just let the sneeze out.

Source: Huffington Post


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