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Internet Connected Dental Care

Do you always cringe when waiting to see the dentist, afraid of the thought of having cavities? Well now you can feel confident that you have brushed your teeth to perfection. There is now a toothbrush that is connected to the Internet which allows you to track your brushing habits using an app for Android or iOs devices. The Kolibree toothbrush claims to be the first internet-connected toothbrush available on the market.

Whistle in the Dark by Susan L. HIll

On his 13th  birthday, Clem is forced to quit school and start working in the local coal mines alongside his father. His younger sister has epilepsy and his income is needed to help with medical bills.  His grandfather lives with them and suffers from minor’s consumption.  He checks the mailbox every day, hoping for a compensation check.  And then a deadly tornado tears through the town while Clem is in the mines.  

Fortunately, The Milk by Neil Gaiman

Dad is in charge when Mom goes to a conference to present a paper on lizards.  When he goes to the corner store to get milk for breakfast, he is gone for a very long time.  His children idle away their time, wondering what has caused his seemingly endless absence and pondering whether to use orange juice on their cereal.

Turn Left at the Cow by Lisa Bullard

Unhappy living with his new stepfather,Travis runs off to his grandmother’s home in small town Minnesota, where his late dad grew up. His dad, who died before Travis was born, was a local legend, suspected of robbing a bank and then never heard from again. When Travis shows up everyone believes he has come to retrieve the lost money, especially when some of the marked bills show up in local stores. Travis has no knowledge of his dad’s history or any idea where the loot is stashed.

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