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The Gift That Keeps on Living

By Bob on November 22, 2012 4:38 AM

Due to the recent death of my father, I've been doing some pretty heavy commuting lately. His home is about 60 miles from Boomer Brief HQ and I've been spending a lot of time going there to clean out his house. Sifting through 89 years of life can be pretty unsettling. That's bad enough, but lately I've seen something that disturbs me even more: the 1 out of 4 commuters driving while distracted.


Just like the public service announcement shows in graphic detail - they're texting, emailing, talking and not paying attention. Some pass me doing 80 mph talking with more animation than you'll see in a Disney feature. Others have their heads buried so deep in their phones they don't notice the light turn green (or even worse...red).


The ones that really terrify me are texting, eating and drinking (what I call the kill-me-now trifecta). It's easy to recognize these drivers, because they're the ones swerving into and out of my lane at speeds of 70+. Pure insanity.


Luckily, there's an answer to this craziness. It's new. It's important. And it might just save the life of someone you love. It's called TextBuster®.


TextBuster is a patented device that disables the data functions to the driver's phone only while inside the vehicle. It prevents drivers from accessing all text, email or internet functions while driving, but - and this is important -- does NOT block incoming or outgoing phone calls.


Every time the driver gets in the car, it automatically sends a blocking signal via Bluetooth to the driver's phone. Best of all, TextBuster will not interfere with any other hands-free or Bluetooth items in the vehicle. Cost is about $179 and it's available through their online outlet.


If you or someone you love just can't stop texting, then do everyone a favor and put TextBuster on your gift list. It may be single most important present you give this year: the gift of life.


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If you love tomatoes, increase the quantity to 1/2 cup, but note that the carbohydrates will also increase.

If preparing this recipe for one person, cut all of the ingredients in half. Or simply prepare the full recipe up to the end of step 2 and store leftover chicken and vegetable-bean mixture in separate airtight containers in the refrigerator for up to 2 days. Reheat in the microwave on High for 1 to 2 minutes, or until heated through, and continue with step 3.

Health Bite: The iron, calcium, magnesium, manganese, copper and zinc in black beans help to keep bones strong and healthy.

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