The Friday Five 12.13.19
Who can be named a Defendant in a lawsuit?
A Defendant could be the person who caused the wreck, could be the owner of the car, could be the employer of the driver or some other type of entity or person, depending on the situation. A Petition (the document that sets out the reason for the lawsuit) will set out very general facts to establish the proper court for the lawsuit as well as facts showing how the Defendant was negligent and how such negligence caused the injuries, medical treatment and medical bills of the Plaintiff.
Smart ways to manage email overload
Between work emails, personal emails, reminders from your kid’s school, and the dreaded spam emails, your inbox is taking a beating. That is why we appreciated this list of 6 smart ways to manage your inbox and email overload, which encourages people to utilize the “one-minute rule” – if the email can be responded to in one sentence or less, handle it right away. If it can’t, flag it for later when you have more time. The article also explains how to “set it and forget it” by using the Label function so that emails meeting a certain criteria will go into the folders you want them to.
10 ways to enjoy the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston (MFAH) with kids
Not only is the art museum here in Houston one of the 10 largest in the country with over 70,000 works, it is also a fantastic place to take your kids. Many of the events are free and open to the public, but a membership definitely pays for itself with all of the added benefits. This list of 10 ways to for families to enjoy the MFAH provides information on the museum’s regular play dates and story times, their Sunday Family Zone activities, the excitement of the Wilson Tunnel that connects the buildings, the Kinder Foundation Education Center’s library that is also open to teachers, and their very own movie theater where kids under five can watch movies for free.
100 gift ideas that are nearly free but hold so much meaning
We all have so much stuff. With Christmas fast approaching, trying to think of a present that actually means something can be tough. Check out this list of 100 gift ideas that friends and family will actually want to receive and you’ll never buy another boring gift card again. Passing down family heirlooms, gifting special Christmas tree ornaments that have been in the family forever, putting together a book about your family history, or even writing a heartfelt letter will all have a big impact on the recipient – without a big impact on your wallet.
The Buy Nothing Project helps communities connect through giving of goods and services
In an effort to reduce waste, save money, and build deeper connections, the Buy Nothing Project has grown into hundreds of different local groups all over the country. Members are invited to post anything that they’d like to give away, lend, or share among neighbors, as well as post needs that may come up, all in closed Facebook groups. For example, one woman posted that members are welcome to come pick apples from her orchard at no cost. A father posted that he needed doll clothes for his daughter’s toys. It costs nothing to join and it truly does help build community. Houston has a handful of neighborhood groups and it is even possible to start one of your own, if you meet basic criteria.