Here are this week’s 5 things you should know.
01. A family history of breast cancer is also important for men to know
Not only could a hereditary breast cancer syndrome impact their female relatives, but men with certain genetic mutations are also at increased risk for cancers of the prostate, pancreas, and melanoma. It’s breast cancer awareness month and there are a lot of facts and figures associated with the cancer that a lot of people simply do not know. Men can also get breast cancer. It’s not something I’ve found to be well known or even taken seriously.
02. Bob Ross’s ‘Joy of Painting’ is public domain
You can watch every episode here
You can call 1-888-5-OPTOUT (1-800-567-8688) to stop receiving ALL credit card offers in the mail. t’s good for 5 years and for all 3 consumer reporting agencies: Equifax, Experian & TransUnion. You can also go here.
04. You should NEVER select “recommended setup” when installing software.
“Advanced setup” is always the superior option. This mostly goes for installing software which you have downloaded from the internet. Although, it’s beneficial to choose “advanced setup (not recommended)” 99 times out of 100. Software distributors and creators often get paid to include toolbars, default search engine changes and adware in their software. They essentially force you to install this malware by automatically including it in the “recommended setup.” The term “advanced setup (not recommended)” is used as a ruse to get you to choose the “recommended setup” option, which is vastly inferior.
When you choose the “advanced setup (not recommended)” it will let you select what you want installed (the software) and what you don’t (the malware). Seems stupid simple, right? That’s because it is. It’s not an advanced setup. It’s the right way to setup software. It requires no advanced knowledge, and anyone with half a brain could do it.
So next time you install software, do your computer and yourself a favor, pick “advanced setup (not recommended)”
05. If you ever see your pet putting itself in ‘time-out’ by pressing its head into a wall or corner, it’s time for an emergency vet visit
Head pressing is characterized by the compulsive act of pressing the head against a wall or other object for no apparent reason. This generally indicates damage to the nervous system, which may result from a number of varying causes, including prosencephalon disease (in which the forebrain and thalamusparts of the brain are damaged) or toxic poisoning. You can read more about it here.