Paying bills online is considered safer than paying by mail, according to Javelin Strategy & Research.2 That's because most thieves generally obtain personal data through low-tech means, such as rummaging through trash for household bills or copying a credit card number while your card is out of your possession at a restaurant or fast food drive-through window. When you make payments online, your information is encrypted over the Internet. Many of today's security experts say the safest route is to eliminate as many paper statements, bills and checks as you can, and replace them with electronic transactions, such as e-bills and online bill pay.
Dr. Bill Thomas spent some time in traditional, institutional nursing homes, and he didn’t likewhat he saw. In an interview with NPR’s Joe Shapiro in 2005, he remarked, “I believe that in the nursing home every year, thousands and thousands of people die of a broken heart. They die not so much because their organs fail, but because their grip on life has failed.”
Dr. Bill Thomas is the creator of the Green House project, a radically new approach to long term care where nursing homes are torn down and replaced with small, home-like environments where people can live a full and interactive life. In 2005, the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation announced a five-year ten million dollar grant to support the launch of Green House projects in all fifty states. Please visit the official Green House web site at www.thegreenhouseproject.org.