We don’t know where you are, but here we are in the negative numbers when it comes to outside temperature. Verizon has offered some helpful cell phone tips. The cold can run down your battery quicker, so recharge often. Because the display cover can actually become brittle, they suggest you keep it in an inside pocket so it will receive your body warmth (or get it a fuzzy cover.) Check your signal strength to determine where it is the strongest during a normal day. Finally, keep a list of emergency numbers in your address book such as police, fire, rescue agencies, and schools to check for closings.
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When you are indoors you can feel safer with the Footlume rug and France’s Eurovia is working on a way to let drivers know about icy conditions outside. Going through trials now, the temperature sensitive varnish turns pinkish when the road begins to freeze to less than 1º C and returns to its natural color when it melts. The paving company is hoping that its testing, including a 5 km stretch near Havre, will be successful enough to let us all share in its benefits soon.