Privacy As A Right

In America we appreciate having our own space. We want to have our own things as it lets us keep our property safe and take care of our belongings.

However, as resources become more crowded and as the internet spreads we keep finding more of our lives being tracked and that we have fewer areas of our lives that are truly hours.

When you look at places like Japan where people live in just a few square feet, it makes sense how we need to start changing our thoughts towards privacy.

But, as we lose physical space, our personal space becomes more important. We need to  be able to have our own thoughts, feelings and curiosity.

When everything we search is keylogged and sifted by NSA, it makes it harder to have room to explore.

In this video, two people explore what it is like to live in a Pod with 30 total strangers.


Smoke Detector With Hidden Camera

You are sleeping in an Airbnb that you’ve stayed at a few times before.You are lying there in the king sized bed and wondering why there are two smoke detectors in the room.


Suddenly, it hits you, one of the smoke detectors is fake!


That was the reality for one couple. It turns out the owner of the AirBNB was rather, ahem, perverted.


If you don’t wanna get caught with your pants down, you have to educate yourself on the threats. Look at a few of these cameras so you can recognize when you encounter one in real life.


The last thing you want is a hidden camera spying on your children.


These Everyday Items That Are Actually Hidden Cameras To Keep Your Family Safe

If you’ve ever wondered what is going on in your home while you’re out, you may be able to find out with some everyday items that are actually hidden cameras. You can hide these in and around your home easily and no one but you will be the wiser.

Hidden cameras come in all shapes and sizes and can be either placed into everyday objects or purchased to look like everyday objects.

There are even clock radios that fully function as a clock radio, but are in fact, a hidden camera that is recording everything that is going on in your home when you set it to record.

You can find pens and picture frames that all work well as cameras. These innocous items aren’t likely to raise suspicion except by the most trained nanny, and gives you the piece of mind that your children are being monitored.

Additionally, custom hidden cameras is a next-level idea for protecting your family. You can hide a camera inside a book binder or a wall clock and disguise items that are currently already in the environment. This can help keep from raising suspicions when you can find tiny wireless cameras that you simply place on everyday items that will work well with hidden cameras (Source:

No one likes being spied on. But when you are in your own home, you have every right to monitor and protect your family. Some families use a combination of security and hidden cameras. The security cameras make it clear that the inside of the house is being monitored, while the hidden camera provides added clarity in the blind spots and helps create an added layer of security.

In some states you may need to have your employees sign something that clarifies that they are being monitored, so don’t hesitate to reach out to a lawyer for added guidance if you have any concerns.

When it comes to protecting your family and your belongings you’ll appreciate the variety of hidden cameras that you can find on the market today.

If you’re leaving a young child at home with a babysitter, you’ll appreciate knowing what is really going on while you’re out. Is the babysitter really watching your child? Is the babysitter abusing your child? Or are you concerned that the babysitter is casing your home out for a robbery?

Regardless of the reason you’re concerned, there are a variety of hidden cameras that you can choose from to find out the truth of what is going on at your home while you’re out.

Many hidden cameras can be set up to run continuously or you can find those that work solely as a motion detector. Either way, you’re sure to capture the truth of what is going on.

Many versions of hidden cameras also have audio capabilities in addition to the video capabilities. Criminals know where to look for most cameras and so do babysitters or nannies. So get the jump on the game and get some great hidden cameras that you can install in everyday objects where they won’t find them.

This way you can cover the blind spots where they normally would find them and they won’t have any idea that the cameras are there. There are so many great places to hide cameras in the home that they are too numerous to mention.

However, if you can think of a spot to hide a camera, it can be done. Keep that in mind always. Consider hiding cameras in hats, glasses, buttons, on your child’s clothing, anywhere you can imagine.

With so many potential locations to hide a camera, you’re sure to be able to protect your household and family without too much difficulty. Don’t leave your precious family and belongings to chance, get several hidden cameras and install them in and around your home to protect it from would-be intruders or even the repair person that comes into your home to fix things.

Your family and belongings are precious to you and you’ll appreciate knowing what is really going on.


tips for maintaining a strong familyTo maintain a strong family, you need to work hard. It won’t happen by itself. Here are some tips for maintaining a strong family.

The first thing you want to make sure happens in your family is that everyone can talk to one another. If people can’t talk to each other, life gets frustrating. There can be a lot of hurt from that, and it doesn’t make for a strong family. Having a regular family meeting can be a good plan to help your family stay strong.

Along with talking to one another, eating meals together is a must. It might not be possible to do this every day, but it is a good idea that you have a family dinner as often as you can. Not only will it get people talking but it is a good way to spend time together.

It is important that the husband and wife of the family commit to their marriage. A healthy marriage can go a long way in keeping a family together. If the kids know that their parents will always be together, it will allow them to feel safe and know that they are in a healthy family.

When it comes to the kids, they need to know they are loved. They need to be told so and they need to be shown so. This can be done by spending time with the children one on one, spending time learning about what is important to them and listening to them when they talk. All of that can go a long way in letting children know that they are loved.

Maintaining a strong family takes a lot of work. However, it doesn’t mean it is impossible. Working together is the first step and it can be the glue that holds the family together.


strong families build nationsThe strong family is an institution that builds towns, cities and nations, and the United States of America is no exception. It is the unity of a family that provides the nurturing atmosphere and the basic instructions of life that young children need in their growing up years.

The traditional family of male and female parents is how we were all created and as you study history it is the societies that have supported and given place to the traditional family that have built strong societies and have become prosperous.

It is the family that sets the standards and boundaries for the raising and teaching of the children. Going all the way back to the indigenous societies, the traditional family setup strengthened the tribe and the overall social network of the community.

Children who are raised in a strong family grow up with more confidence and direction, as they always had the support and directional emphasis. As a child succeeds, the family is always there to cheer him or her on. If a child fails, the family is there for support and encouragement.

In our society today we have millions of one parent families that are the result of divorce, and welfare families. Divorce is a moral dilemma for society, as it breaks down traditional support systems and puts emotional and economic pressure on the one parent family.

Another problem is the welfare of one parent family where our government, in effect, pays people to have children. That was not the original intent, but that is how it has worked out. A woman can have sex with someone, and if a baby is a result, the society will pay for everything and give her and the child enough money to live on, with food stamps, rent and utility subsidies, and medical care.

While that is certainly the fair thing to do, it provides no incentive to better oneself as a person can survive in that mode. There is more emphasis being put on people to recognize that a traditional family arrangement provides the emotional support and the incentives to rise above this type of situation.


make your time for yor family because life is shortIt’s easy to get lost in the hustle and bustle of each day. People are creatures of habit, routine, and we also have all kinds of selfish inclinations. We love others, but life is one long lesson where each person must find out what is most important. Life is also always changing, and that includes families. People get older, kids grow up and start their own families, and all kinds of things happen.

One thing that is also inevitable is that people pass on. No one likes to think about that happening, but it’s important to remember that this life is short. It might not seem short at times, and you might have all kinds of different things demanding your attention. Still, you’re going to realize as you get older more and more that it is extremely important to make time for family.

Think about the people that have lost immediate family members too early. Maybe you’re one of them. I am good friends with two women that lost their son and I can only imagine how that has shaped their lives. There are children that have lost parents when they were really young, and there are all kinds of other losses that happen too early.

This should remind us all to hug our families, make time for them and cherish each moment. Take every opportunity you can to spend time. Sure you’re going to miss out on some things, but you’ll catch so much more. Sometimes you’ll be spending time with family members individually, and other times it will be as a group.

One way you can make time for family is to bring dinner back to the table. In other words, stop eating at different times and in different rooms. Of course, sometimes this can’t be helped as far as schedules, but the point is to make every opportunity if it is there.


the importnace of family for the future of the humankindFamily is the foundation of our modern society, as we know it. Ancient civilizations were also based on families, the difference being that the definition of a family wasn’t the one we know and use today. There were times when people were organized in tribes.

A family was a group of members, men and women, who had children and raised them together, in a collective effort. This is understandable if we think how hard life was in those times. Bad hunters were doomed to die from starvation. Their families would have died together with them. Large animals were hard to hunt by one single person, so people had to organize themselves in groups in order to improve their chances of survival.

Today, our needs have changed a lot. We can survive as single individuals; we don’t have to hunt in large groups and we can raise our children outside the couple. However, the family is still very important, especially for our children. Through the family, we can teach them what values are and how to set theirs. We can help them discover their life mission and develop a vision to live in accordance with. We can teach them good manners, so that they can be liked in the society, make friends and succeed in their endeavors.

Research shows that the first seven years of life are the most important, as this is the period when the character of the future adult is formed. By being part of a happy family, the child has the chance of learning about traditions and culture, about the relationships between people and about the power given by the feeling of belonging. A homeless or an orphan child is going to have problems with the integration in a team or in a community. Children who are raised in functional families are much better at developing and maintaining healthy relationships with their peers. Additionally, they have a stronger feeling of self-confidence. They are going to be better performers because they trust in their own power to succeed in life.

A family offers little children protection. When we are very young, we need something stronger than us to protect and nurture us until we become strong enough to cope with all adversities. The family is able to provide this stable and reassuring climate in which children can develop without fear or worries for tomorrow.

Unfortunately, family seems to be slowly deteriorating in our modern world. We can cope without needing anyone else to help us, so more and more of use decide to take their life on their own and refuse to become part of a family. This isn’t a very good direction, for one simple reason: we need love to feel fulfilled and happy. Humans are social beings, so we feel more accomplished and happier when we are part of a particular group. Family is the group that symbolizes love and care at their highest. Hugs are very good for our health, so why not share our life with someone and get our daily fix of free hugs each and every day?

Of course, being single can be better than being in a dysfunctional family. However, solitude increases the risk of depression. This is why we should encourage the younger generations to form solid and loving families, to raise good children and to find their purpose in life together. There’s a lot of love to be shared on this Earth, so it would be a shame to die alone and hopeless, without a soul to share good and bad moments with.


the value of family counselingFamily Counseling or family therapy is a section of psychotherapy that is designed to work with couples and families to help and assist when times get difficult and relationships are tattered. The emphasis on such measures is to give troubled couples and married folks the tools to bind the wounds and keep the relationship going against some pretty difficult odds, in many cases.

The prevailing sentiment, no matter what the origin of the particular philosophy of any prevailing counseling school of thought, is that the predominant emphasis is on the family and keeping it intact.

Most situations that appear to be unsolvable are simply because of egos that have been damaged and real hurt has occurred during the relationship. A relationship that was extremely positive and robust at the beginning has now become stale and angry in many circumstances.

Many counseling sessions rest the success of getting a couple to see eye to eye upon the quest to “get it done for the children” which is probably the very worst reason. It is a solution that sounds good, but one that probably has the least possible real chance of success.

What good is a relationship that is not working at all between two parents going to do for the children except to point out that parents who cannot get along spoil it for everyone else?

So people first have to agree that there is something that is worth salvaging between themselves, and begin to work from that standpoint. If they can come up with the reasons, then with strategies which can be formulated to give them the tools to make it happen, it can work.

People need to think back and remember why they got together in the first place. Was it sex? Did they fall in “lust” instead of falling in love? There is a huge divide in that one, and people just need to be honest and deal with the reality. If it was mostly the sexual urge that suddenly created a family and then they wanted to “do the right thing”, the relationships may have been on rocky ground to begin with.

Nevertheless, here you are in the present, and the counselor will try and establish some common ground where the words will come from the mouths of the couple in question. What happens now. Choices are to split up with all of the ensuing chaos or stay together with a different kind of result perhaps.

Getting a couple that has been screaming at one another for the past couple of years to calm down and see things objectively is tough, unless you can get them to see the consequences of both positive and negative choices.

The most difficult situation to handle is the one where one of the partners in a marriage or a relationship is having an affair and is not willing to admit it. Reconciliation rates in this situation are very low unless the person is admitting it and wants to reconcile and is truly sorry.

The counselor must keep in mind that they are dealing with emotions that are very near to the surface, and unless the emotions can be tamed down a bit, progress will be slow. But, the very fact that there are two people sitting before the counselor, says that there is still a possibility of making progress.

All around understanding of the big picture, a willingness to explore possible solutions and honest feedback are the keys to any progress. If people have even a shred of concern about the relationship, and here we are speaking about both sides, then the conversation can be kept going. Then there is always the next step. As each step is taken, the relationship can be rebuilt enough, with enough refereeing and guidelines that are agreeable to both, so that there is a good chance of reconciliation.