September transitions us from summer to fall. As the month progresses, we may experience cooler temperatures, more colorful leaves, and seasonal changes to daily routines. To get you in the spirit, this September issue is sprinkled with fun, fall-related resources.
But first, we share important information on the Russian data breach that's been in the news lately, and what you can do on a regular basis to help protect your data. We also provide tips for how to turn off Facebook notification sounds and how to add the Pin It button to your browser.
Could your home use back-to-school touches this fall? Check out the Pinterest section. Want to turn free leaves into fabulous crafts? Rake up ideas in Sites of the Month.
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Data Breach Alert – Russian Hackers Steal 1.2 Billion Passwords
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Sites Of The Month – Great Sites To Check Out In September
Is Your Fireplace Ready for Fall? usfa.fema.gov – With temperatures dropping, you may be in the mood to start a fire in your fireplace or woodstove. Before you do, take a quick look at this site. It offers reminders on the importance of inspections and cleaning, using the proper wood, and more.
Recipes for a Better Morning cookinglight.com – September is Better Breakfast Month and a great time to try some quick and healthy breakfast recipes. Take a look at delicious options including Blueberry Power Muffins, Greek Yogurt Parfaits, and Mini Frittatas with Ham and Cheese.
Understanding Ebola cdc.gov – The recent West African outbreak of Ebola has captured headlines and understandably raised concerns. This site from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is a great resource for learning about transmission, signs and symptoms, risk of exposure, prevention, diagnosis, and treatment.
Rake Up New Craft Ideas bhg.com – Those gorgeous fall leaves in your yard can be showcased in your home, thanks to this collection of simple craft projects. Use leaves as ornaments. Frame them like artwork. Or turn them into a wreath. The options are "tree-mendous."
Short Tutorial – How To Add The Pin It Button To Your Browser
The Pin It button makes it easy to Pin things to Pinterest that you find on the web — like a recipe from your favorite food blog or a photo from a travel site. You can get this button from the Pinterest Goodies page at http://about.pinterest.com/en/goodies#browser .
Here are the steps to adding the Pin It button to Chrome, Firefox, Internet Explorer, or Safari: