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Our Top 5 Cleanest Bathroom List and 4 Apps To Help You Locate Them

May 2, 2015

By Connie Alsobrook

We have all been there, the moment when you must go to the bathroom. If you are driving you simply pull over to the nearest gas station or restaurant. If you are in the mall or a strip mall, walk to the first place you see open.  Finding a restroom sounds easy, but finding a “clean” one can become quit complicated.

The Good News Notebook has complied a list of 5 locations, that we have experience and deem to be consistently clean.

1. Target (they keep a cleaning crew on staff to ensure guest receive the cleanest restroom possible)
2. Arby’s ( has a bathroom time check off)
3. Upscale/chain Hotel lobby ( they must impress and keep their high end clients)
4. Museums (low traffic)
5. Chick fil a (great customer service all the way to the restroom)

So what if can not find any of these locations around that we have suggested?

We found 4 free apps that help you locate the cleanest restrooms in your area.

Available for the iPhone and Blackberry, Sit or Squat lets you search for a public toilet by entering your address, zip code, intersection, or city. The results will guide you to a clean bathroom within minutes. If you don’t have a smart phone, no problem. Just text “sitorsquat”to 368266 to find a nearby restroom.

 

When you Gotta Go: 4 Apps for Finding a Clean Bathroom Anywhere in the World

Created by the website with the same name, Diaroogle is an app available for the iPhone that helps you find a free, clean restroom nearby by entering your zip code, neighborhood, or street address. For each entry you’ll find general cleanliness, the rules of entry, and sometimes even photos. Restrooms are rated on a scale of 1 to 5 and if you disagree with someone’s review, you can submit your own.

 

Although the site doesn’t offer an app, you can easily take advantage of the mobile site on your smart phone. Simply enter your location and the app will pull up a list of nearby restrooms, its rating, and whether or not it’s free. On some entries you’ll also find details like if it has a diaper changing station and wheelchair access. As with Sit or Squat, you can also send a text message to (415) 350-2290 with your location and you’ll get details about the nearest restroom location.

When you Gotta Go: 4 Apps for Finding a Clean Bathroom Anywhere in the World

 

  • Whizzer – $0.99
  • Whizzer Lite – Free

When you Gotta Go: 4 Apps for Finding a Clean Bathroom Anywhere in the WorldWhizzer lets you search by current location to find clean restrooms, those that are open late at night, and those with showers. You can also search to include baby changing stations, feminine hygiene products, and can even specify just how clean you want the restroom to be. Upgrade to the regular version of Whizzer for $0.99 and enjoy the app without ads.

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The Art of Tipping

Mar 20, 2015 0

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Sometimes, it feels good to leave a great tip. Perhaps, you let your awesome waitress know that she did a great job or perhaps you choose to leave a huge anonymous tip for your attentive waiter. No matter, we, at GoodNews Notebook, hope you left a good tip. Is there a science or an Art to Tipping properly. We would like to think so.


Please Mind To Tipping

A social psychologist Deborah Serani of Long Island, New York, reported, “People with cash to burn see a “pay it forward” case on the news and realize they can also help.”

“There is a social contagion factor to this generous kind of behavior, but I think it goes way deeper than that,” Serani said. “On an evolutionary level, generosity has been a key to the survival of the species. What this does is it allows those who are struggling to have some success and as a result we are all better for it.”

Huge tips are also sometimes seen as easy charity and a “quick and powerful way to give,” Serani said.

Random acts of kindness, like paying for the car behind you in a fast food drive-thru line, are common after tragedies, she added.

“There is such struggle and tragedy in our days – I just saw another shooting happen. What this does is give people the ability to do something of impact,” Serani said. “From tragedy comes urges to be generous and helpful.”

And the good feeling works both ways, as both parties experience a “high return.”

In other words, the person leaving a huge tip feels just as good as the person who receives it, Serani said.

Many real-life Peter Pans, like the man behind Hidden Cash and the big tipper who stamped “Tips for Jesus” on his receipts, chose to remain anonymous.


Tipping Apps To Assist

Tip N Split Tip Calculator
Calculate tip and split the bill with Tip N Split – the ultimate tip calculator!
This tip calculator app not only calculates tip quickly and easily but also helps to split the bill between any number of people.
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Tip Me
The most robust, full featured, and AD FREE Tip Calculator on the Play Store! You won’t find another tip calculator with this many features, looks this good, and is as simple and intuitive as Tip Me. Ad free and requires no permissions!
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Global Tipping
Winner of the 2012 “5 stars Reviewers’ choice!” Award from FileDir
Global Tipping Guide (or World Tip Guide) is currently the top leading app in providing tipping information to make your next trip a pleasant one. It also provides a fully featured tip calculator, and an expense report for you to use during your next trips.
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Tipping Bird
Tipping Bird is your guide to tipping conventions around the world. It has an EXTREME set of recommendations for common situations like restaurants, bars, and taxis. BOOM! Convert easily between your home currency and the local currency. AND it calculates your tip for you. WOW. Isn’t that amazing?
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Different Ways To Earn Quick Money

Oct 8, 2014 1

By Connie Alsobrook

1. Donate Plasma

2. Scrape Metal

3. Sell Your old books, cds, movies, etc…
Book Scouter

4. Lemonade Stand

5. Pet Sit/House Sit

6. Online Gigs Like:
Amazon Mechanical Turk
Maven
Fiverr

7. Yard Sale

8. Donate Your Sperm/Eggs

9. Online Surveys

10. Search the web as you normally do and make money with Qmee.com

11. Affiliate marketing

12. Be an extra

13. Sell your photos with Foap

14. Rent out your house for filming

15. Sell clothes on eBay


Money Apps

Earn Money – Highest Paying App
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Introducing Earn Money, an easy way to make money – straight from your Android device!
Wouldn’t it be nice to make money from everyday tasks? Such as downloading a free app or registering to free websites? Well now you can – with Earn Money.

Earn Money is a new and unique way to make money from wherever you are, all you need is an Android device. Simply, complete small tasks such as watching an ad, visiting a webpage or completing short surveys. Completing offers will reward you with coins, which can be converted into dollars – for example, 100 coins = $1!

The money you earn can then deposited into your PayPal account within 24 hours of completing an offer… it’s really as easy as that! It’s fast and simple to sign-up and only takes a few moments to start using the app. After signup, you will be given a unique reference code that can be shared to earn an extra $0.25 for every friend that signs up using it. Earn Money allows you to earn easy money and there are new opportunities to do so everyday. There are hundreds of free offers to choose from – so you can earn money without paying a cent or if you’d like, download a paid app to earn money… it couldn’t be easier!
So, what are you waiting for? Start earning easy money today, with Earn Money!


Clashot: Take pics, make money
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Now you can sell your mobile photos and earn money for “likes”! The free Clashot application allows you to quickly and easily earn selling pictures taken with your smartphone..

How it works

It’s all very simple: no one will tell you exactly what images to capture. Take photos of anything you find interesting or beautiful, and upload your photos to Clashot! Don’t let your photos get lost in social network feeds; make them available for purchase! Clashot was created to help you find buyers for your photos.

Once uploaded, your photos will become available for sale without any complicated examinations. You’ll get royalties from every purchase; one single photo can be sold an unlimited number of times. When the balance on your account exceeds $3, you can request a money withdrawal in any way you find convenient.

Even more: not only can you earn money by selling photos, you’ll receive money when other users “like” your photos! Clashot introduces “monetary likes”!

It won’t be difficult to come up with a subject to photograph for Clashot: from within our application you can always check what photos your friends, or other people near your location or in your country are taking, as well as seeing the best and the most popular shots.

Clashot is a project of the Depositphotos company, one of the world’s leading photobanks. We know how to sell any photograph. All that’s left for you to do is enjoy your royalties from purchases and the money you get from “monetary likes”!

Upload the application for free. Let your creative work bring you real income!

 

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The Free List

Oct 4, 2014 0

By Connie Alsobrook


Free Tracking and Security Apps: 
Find My iPhone
Where’s My Droid
InstaMapper
MyLookout


Free Directory Assistance:

1-800-FREE-411


Free conference calling:
FreeConferenceCalling.com
Google Voice
InstantConference.com
JoinMe.com
AnyMeeting.com 


Free faxing:
FaxZero.com
GotFreeFax.com
HelloFax.com


Free high-speed Internet for light use:
FreedomPop.com

FON.com – Free private worldwide Wi-Fi network


Free cloud storage:
Dropbox.com
ADrive.com
Windows Live SkyDrive
CX.com
MiMedia.com


Free Online Classifieds:
eCrater.com
VivaStreet.net (for Spanish speakers)
Craigslist.org
Hoobly.com


Free Online University Courses: (Non-credit)
Open Yale – Non-credited courses
U.C. Berkeley – Non-credited courses
MIT University – Non-credited courses
Wikiversity
Free Education – Search the web for courses
OpenCourseWare Finder
OpenLearn
OpenCulture
Khan Academy
AcademicEarth
BYU Independent Study
Udacity
Coursera
GCFLearnFree.org
FreeWorldU.org – Free online pre-K to 12 program


Free Media Production Workshops:
Apple Media Workshops – Classroom-based, hands-on courses teaching multimedia software
HP Learning Center – Free online classes


Free Music:
Pandora Radio
Slacker.com
GrooveShark.com
Guvera
Jango (Internet radio)
Live365.com
QTrax.com
NoiseTrade.com
Imeem.com
TheRadio.com
DI.fm
Spotify.com
RadioParadise.com
radioIO.com
iHeart.com
Songza.com


Free Tax Service
IRS.gov – Complete list of free or cheap IRS-recommended filing services
TaxACT.com – Prepare and file your federal tax return for free — regardless of high income


Apps That Find Free Stuff

Free Stuff Times
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Find all of the latest Free Stuff on the internet with the Free Stuff Times android application. No offers, spam, or ads, just legit Freebies!The app also includes the other great sections of Free Stuff Times. The contests section is included for you to sign up for all of the great contests and instant win games online. The coupons page for great coupons on all of your favorite products. The What I got section, to see all of the great freebies that other Free Stuff Times users have receiving lately. The World section for international Free Stuff Times users! There is also a widget installed, so you can see all of the recent posts without having to open the app!


Listia
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Check out thousands of FREE items other people are giving away!
Over 12,000,000 items have already been exchanged on Listia!
Listia is a fun and free online marketplace where users can get rid of things they don’t need anymore and get stuff they want in return, for free. You receive credits anytime you give something away and use those credits to get free stuff you really want from other users. The more stuff you give away, the more free things you can get.
Listia’s marketplace is much like eBay, but you use credits to bid on auctions instead of cash, so everything is free.


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The best free stuff finder online!
***Please use it to find free stuff only in the US***
Are you an avid deal seeker? Do you always know the when and where of the best sales? If so, you like to save money. But, you may be wasting your time looking for the best prices. Have you ever tried searching for free stuff first?
Our FREE app enables you to scour the internet for the best deals on a wide range of items. After all, the best deal is a free deal! Find free items that include, but aren’t limited to, books, movies, toys, home decor, clothes, appliances, and furniture.
You have no idea how much money you could save until you start searching for free things.

 

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EVENT: In Her Name – October 12, 2014

Oct 2, 2014 1

By Connie Alsobrook


October is here and many people, celebrities, companies are “Going Pink” in honor of Breast Cancer Month.  The Good News Notebook found a gentleman by the name of Dwight Pope from Tennessee Valley that was doing something totally different.  He create an event hosted by a group of men to honor women that were affect by Breast Cancer, named, “Men in Honor of Women in the Fight against Breast Cancer.”

gnn in her honor photo shootPope was his mother’s caretaker for 3 years when she was battling the disease. “It drains you emotionally, physically, mentally, spiritually, and financially on every level,” stated Pope. During the fight

Pope said he learned a lot when caring for his mother such as, using the energy should be focused on people suffering from cancer, not the cancer itself.  “It offers us the opportunity as human beings to show compassion for each other, to listen to each other, and be willing to care and uplift each other.” said Pope

The Genesis of the event was given to Dwight Pope, It’s an event that will totally be produced by men, décor, food, hosting, entertainment, affirmations. Men will buy all tickets as a gift for women that they want to affirm. The event will focus less on Breast Cancer as a whole and more on Honoring and affirming our women.
Throughout history our women have shouldered the burden as backbone of our communities, they often carry so much pain to keep their loved ones from worry. Men for the most part have been silent in their struggle; we support them in non-verbal ways, but they need to hear from us, they need us to open up about how we feel about them.
This event will serve as a formal acknowledgement to all of them, our Mothers , Grandmothers, Aunts, Sisters and friends that we are here, we see their sacrifice and we Love them.

“IN HER NAME” is an Affirmation Event produced strictly by Men in Honor of Women in the Fight against Breast Cancer. It will take place Sunday October 12th 4-6p.m at Bob Harrison Senior Center in Huntsville, Alabama.


BREAST CANCER APPS

HerStory gnn logo in HerStory App

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HerStory is a spoken story community for women’s health issues, starting with breast cancer and mastectomy. HerStory provides a safe, private place for you to share your valuable personal experiences, problems, and advice with one another. Through these stories you can find inspiration, motivation and information. In HerStory, you record your story with your own voice, or if you prefer, for privacy, we will re-record your story in someone else’s voice. These stories are carefully curated for privacy protection and medically accurate and relevant content.
Help us find the stories that are most compelling and helpful for the HerStory community—perhaps yours will be among them!


 

Signs of Breast Cancer gnn logo Signs of Breast Cancer

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Women must always be cautious and watchful of any changes in their breasts which may signal a malignancy. Awareness, early detection and swift treatment increase survival rates. This application signs of breast cancer demonstrate you how to check yourself for signs of breast cancer, as well as what to expect when you seek treatment.


Breast Cancer Awareness gnn logo Breast Cancer

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Breast cancer is a type of cancer originating from breast tissue, most commonly from the inner lining of milk ducts or the lobules that supply the ducts with milk.  This app describes about the breast cancer, symptoms , fisk factors, diagnostic tools and treatment options for breast cancer.


Breast Cancer Risk Assessmentgnn Breast Cancer Risk Assessement

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This app estimate a woman’s risk of developing invasive breast cancer using two statistical models: Gail and NSABP provided by National Cancer Institute and National Surgical Adjuvant Breast and Bowel Project.
If you are not a health professional, you are encouraged to discuss these results and your personal risk of breast cancer with your doctor.
This app estimates risk probability that breast cancer arises over lifetime (90 years), 5 years, 10 years, 20 years, 30 years. If your risk exceeds 1.7% at 5 years, please consult your doctor!

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Have Fun Traveling Alone

Sep 19, 2014 0

By Connie Alsobrook

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Looking back on all the trips you have taken, how many trips have you taken alone? When I say alone I mean without family or friends on purpose. You may say “I cannot go by myself, it will be boring”.  Do you understand you are calling yourself boring? If you cannot have fun with yourself, how do you expect others to enjoy you?
Taking a trip with yourself allows you to meet other people and find out what you and only you enjoy.  Explore and find out things about yourself that you never knew existed; this can be good or not so good. However, the great thing is you get to discover you and have fun doing so.

Here are a few examples:
1. Go wherever “You” want to go.
2. Wake up when “You” choose.
3. Eat when and what “You” desire.

Go ahead, take that trip so you can find and enjoy yourself.

Traveling Apps

TouristEye DOWNLOAD NOW
We believe that you should have an unforgettable experience on your trips. That’s why we have designed the most user-friendly app to plan your trip in seconds. More than 800,000 people have already traveled with TouristEye taking all the information, user tips and maps on their mobile phones without Internet.

TripIt DOWNLOAD NOW
Organize your travel plans in one place with TripIt® from Concur. Simply forward your travel confirmation emails to plans@tripit.com and TripIt automatically creates a detailed daily itinerary for every trip.

Translator Speak & Translate DOWNLOAD NOW
This translator will turn your mobile device into a simultaneous interpreter, which is always with you. Travel, communicate, hold business negotiations with Speak and Translate. In any country as at home! Voice translator automatically detects and converts speech into one of 100 foreign languages. Want to go to another country, but do not know whether there will be online? Not a problem – save favorite phrases in Favorites and pronounces them offline. Learn languages, check your pronunciation or use Speak and Translate as a dictionary or phrasebook. Traveling around the world with it without knowing the language is not a problem anymore!

XE Currency DOWNLOAD NOW
Convert every world currency with the XE Currency App – Free Edition. It offers live proprietary currency rates and charts, and even stores the last updated rates so it works when the Internet doesn’t. This easy-to-use currency calculator has received over 20 million downloads, making it the most popular foreign exchange app on the market. It has been featured by the BBC, the LA Times, CNN, and The Travel Channel!

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School Is Back In, Time For Mommy!!

Sep 15, 2014 0

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Back to school is such a hectic time!
It is a new beginning for children with new classmates, classes, teachers and for some new schools. We get our kids ready for school we wear ourselves out trying to make the process smooth for them.

Parents should have a back school break?  We should breath a little better after a fun kid filled summer break and after the back to school rush.
We always make sure our kids have everything. Let’s share some ideas on “Time For Mommy” since school is back in.

Here are a few ideas below.

Kids Have Homework Time Every Night.  Moms  should consider some sort of reading, or self-enrichment time each day.

Our kids have great school and after school snacks, we like to eat too. Invest in some good yet healthy snacks for yourself!!
Sometimes we do want that candy or other junk food but it’s ok to indulge every now and then.

Our kids get new school clothes.
Buy yourself a new or even two outfits.

We buy our kids tons of new school supplies.
Do you need new office supplies or something small for the kitchen, bathroom etc.? If so buy yourself those supplies / things?

Play Dates
We book play dates and outing for our little ones
Book yourself a few play dates or get together with your friends.

Our children are now meeting new friends and building relationships at the beginning of the school year. Moms we should take notes and do the same thing, meet a few new moms at your child’s school or do some business networking.

Now is the time for our older children to talk on the phone about school, homework etc. As moms we rarely get to catch up with friends on the phone. Take some time to make a few phone calls to your friends. We too like to share good news, vent, laugh and just talk.

About Teresa Wright-Johnson: Teresa is the owner of MommyCare www.mommycare.webs.com. She is a small business coach, parent trainer, and a guru nanny / childcare provider.

School Apps

School A to Z DOWNLOAD NOW
The School A to Z app is an essential tool for every parent of school-aged children. Produced by the NSW Department of Education and Communities, the School A to Z app brings together a wealth of resources to help parents to understand and support their child’s homework. See www.schoolatoz.com.au for more useful student and parent resources.

School Helper DOWNLOAD NOW
School Helper is an extremly useful app, which provides everything that a student needs to keep his school life organized. No matter if you want to insert your timetable for looking it up, calculating your average in a subject or just write down a little note to a topic, with School Helper it’s easy as never before.

Teresa Johnson
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Your Parent Trainer/ Advocate, Business & Mommy Coach
Balance, Parenting, Work At Home / Small Business Expert
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R.I.P. Joan Rivers Charities & Foundations She Supported

Sep 4, 2014 0
By Connie Alsobrook
Joan Rivers, born Joan Alexandra Rosenberg on June 8, 1933.  Rivers was best know for her stand up comedy,  she was also an outstanding actress, producer, writer, television host and a comedic fashion critic.
In February 1983 Rivers became the first female comedian to perform at Carnegie Hall.  Rivers became a first again in 1986,  being the first woman to have her own talk show with a major network.
Another beautiful thing about Rivers was she never fell short on giving back, here is a list of charities and foundations she supported throughout her life.
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How to Attract Positive People

Sep 3, 2014 0

 By Connie Alsobrook

happy people 1.Smile. When you smile you are projecting positive energy, thus getting back what you put out.
2.Give. Giving brings on a warm and caring spirit that others feel.
3.Compliments.Everyone like to receive these, you give one and watch the smile on their face.
4.Gratitude. Say thank you as much as possible.
5.Positive. Places. Library, ice cream shop, gardens, bird watching, and charity events.
6.Love. Love freely

 

 

 

Positive Apps

Positive Affirmations DOWNLOAD NOW
Excellent postive affirmations to inspire you and guide you to better day and future!
“I can handle whatever comes”
“I enjoy life to the fullest”
“I live in the moment while learning from the past and preparing for the future ”

Positive Thinking DOWNLOAD NOW
Positive thinking and positive attitudes!
Healthline.com picked the Positive Thinking application as one of the “10 iPhone & Android Apps for Depression Patients 2012” and “Top 12 Apps for Eating Disorder Patients 2012”.

Positive News Reader DOWNLOAD NOW
Are you shocked about irrelevant, mostly negative online news or too much advertisements? Would you like to read interesting and mostly good news on your phone or tablet? Positive, the only no-stress news reader with unique filtering features is your RSS reader.
Are positive thoughts and positive affirmations important for you? Do you manage your life by positive thinking? Then Positive News Reader can be a good tool for you too.
Only read what you really want to!
But please don’t mix Positive News Reader up with those apps that offer over-filtered (religious, esoteric, communist, etc.) content! It’s different. Filtering is just for you in this app. Give it a try!

Positive Quotes DOWNLOAD NOW
Today’s lifestyle has definitely become easier and more convenient, thanks to constant upgrades, advances, and improvements in technology. But all these don’t necessarily guarantee that life is happier. With so many catastrophes and bad news all over the world, not to mention the stress brought about by living life on the fast lane, it’s becoming more and more difficult to look at the bright side of life.
What the world needs is less negativity and more positivity. So bring positive vibes with you wherever you go with the Positive Quotes app by Cimaxapp! Pick-me-uppers, cheer-me-uppers, and words of wisdom from some of the world’s smartest, most famous, and most successful people — as well as well-loved fictional characters — are all packed into one neat, handy package that you can carry in your bag or tuck in your pocket.

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