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AllBudget2: The Sequel to the Popular Budgeting App, Optimized for iOS 7


AllBudget2 (4.5 stars with 17 Ratings) 
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The original All Budget app is already an excellent app for keeping track of your expenses. All Budget 2 adds the flat design of iOS 7 plus everything you loved from the original.

With Allbudget2 you can quickly add an expense or income item to the app and view your monthly financial situation at a glance. Simply press the “plus” button and enter a dollar value to start an entry. You can also choose a category and add a more detailed note to each item if you wish.

On the home screen, you can view your month’s income and spending at a glance. See your total income and spending along with a chart of your transactions by categories. You can also set a budget for each month and see how much you have left after paying all the expenses. Allbudget2 lets you manage multiple accounts, choose your own currency, and review your finances with lots of colorful charts. There’s a lot to like, so grab it today.

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via AllBudget2: The Sequel to the Popular Budgeting App, Optimized for iOS 7 | App Saga.

Chicken and Dumplings with Mushrooms




6 oz. slab bacon, cut into ¼” pieces

¼ cup all-purpose flour

4 chicken legs (drumsticks with thighs; about 2 lb.)

Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper

1½ pound mixed mushrooms

1 medium onion, chopped

6 cloves garlic crushed

¼ cup dry white wine

6 sprigs thyme

2 bay leaves

8 cups low-sodium chicken broth


¾ teaspoon kosher salt, plus more

1 cup all-purpose flour

2 teaspoons baking powder

½ teaspoon freshly grated nutmeg

⅛ teaspoon freshly ground black pepper

2 large eggs

¼ cup whole milk


Calories (kcal) 500 Fat (g) 21 Saturated Fat (g) 6 Cholesterol (mg) 220 Carbohydrates (g) 29 Dietary Fiber (g) 2 Total Sugars (g) 5 Protein (g) 44 Sodium (mg) 1700


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Crisp bacon in a large Dutch oven over medium heat; transfer to a paper towel–lined plate.

Place flour in a shallow bowl. Season chicken with salt and pepper and dredge in flour. Working in batches, cook chicken, skin side down, in same pot over medium heat until deep golden brown and crisp (do not turn), 12–15 minutes. Transfer to a plate.

Working in 2 batches, cook mushrooms in same pot, seasoning with salt and pepper and stirring occasionally, until brown, 5–8 minutes. Transfer to a bowl. Add onion and garlic to pot; cook, stirring occasionally, until onion is soft and translucent, 5–8 minutes.

Add wine to pot; simmer until reduced by half, about 5 minutes. Add chicken, bacon, thyme, bay leaves, and broth; season with salt and pepper. Bring to a boil, reduce heat, and gently simmer, partially covered, skimming occasionally, until chicken is falling off the bone, 2–2½ hours. Add mushrooms and simmer until flavors meld, 10–15 minutes; season with salt and pepper.


Bring a medium pot of salted water to a boil. Whisk flour, baking powder, nutmeg, pepper, and ¾ tsp. salt in a medium bowl. Whisk in eggs and milk (batter will be slightly lumpy). Reduce heat until water is at a strong simmer. Drop teaspoonfuls of batter into water; cook until dumpling are cooked through and doubled in size, about 5 minutes. Remove with slotted spoon; add to stew just before serving.

DO AHEAD: Stew (without dumplings) can be made 3 days ahead. Let cool; cover and chill.

via Chicken and Dumplings with Mushrooms – Bon Appétit.

Call for better tongue-tie care for babies


Services for babies with breastfeeding problems caused by tongue-tie need to be improved, a parenting charity has said.

The condition, which restricts the movement of the tongue, can be treated with a simple procedure.

But the National Childbirth Trust said services around the UK were too patchy, and that more awareness was needed.

Jane Dreaper reports.

via BBC News – Call for better tongue-tie care for babies.

More Welsh Ambulance Service staff off with stress

Almost three times as many staff are signed off for stress as for a cold or flu

A growing number of ambulance service staff are going off sick due to stress, BBC Wales has learned.

Their sickness rate of 7.53% is the highest in the Welsh NHS and almost double that of the police which is 4%.

Since May the service has only once hit the 65% target for reaching life-threatening calls in eight minutes.

Bosses admit that ambulance queues outside A&E could get worse with hospital reorganisation unless more staff are hired.

Common cold

Sickness level figures – calculated as the number of hours lost – were obtained following a Freedom of Information request by the BBC.

In 2011-12 there were 9,667 hours lost because of stress, but in 2012-13 that figure had risen to 11,255 hours.

The figures also show there were almost three times as many staff being signed off for stress as for a common cold or flu.

A paramedic from the ambulance service’s central and west region, using the name Tina to protect her identity, said: “I think it was constant pressure of trying to hit targets and be somewhere else when you’re already dealing with one patient.

“You’re not getting time to clear your head between one patient and another, you just haven’t got the time to think, you’re just constantly barraged from one job to the next.

“I was getting home and being useless to man nor beast – I could not function as a human being, I was just a shell.”

‘Patients deteriorating’

Tina also said that waiting outside hospitals to deliver patients was a “frustration”.

She added: “You know you can be out there doing something helping people, and all you’re doing is basically babysitting patients for the hospital.

“They don’t want the patients through their doors because it counts on their figures. Yet we can’t leave them.

“We watch patients deteriorating in the back of our ambulances and we still can’t get them in.”

Unions say the problem is so bad that staff are now putting in personal injury claims for compensation.

“We’ve had a number of cases over the last 12 months,” said Darron Dupre from Unison.

“There’s certainly an increase in paramedics and technicians coming to us to ask what legal recourse they can have for the way they feel.”

The Welsh NHS is planning to reduce the number of hospitals and centralise services are because of concerns that services are spread too thinly. However, it could mean ambulances face more time on the roads.

With changes ahead, managers accept they will need more resources.

Judith Hardisty from the Welsh Ambulance Service said: “We will need to provide more training and upskill some of our staff so that they can provide the care to patients that they are moving over longer periods of time.

“We have identified that if those services are moving we will need more staff to support those changes.”

via BBC News – More Welsh Ambulance Service staff off with stress.

‘Desperate families need better help’ with tongue tie

The condition affects 3% of babies

Services for babies with breastfeeding problems because of tongue tie need to be improved, a parenting charity says.

The condition, which restricts the movement of the tongue, can be treated with a simple procedure.

The NCT said services around the UK were too patchy, and more awareness was needed.

However, midwives’ leaders said the procedure should only be done if feeding problems were definitely being caused as a result.

Tongue tie happens when the fold of the skin that connects the tongue to the bottom of the mouth is shorter than usual.

The congenital condition, which affects around 3% of babies, can lead to problems for them “latching on” to their mother.

‘Poor provision’

Some families end up paying more than £100 for private treatment or abandoning breastfeeding.

NCT chief executive Belinda Phipps said: “Mothers who contact our helpline about this are desperate and usually in tears.

“Everyone who comes into contact with a new mum needs to be aware of tongue tie as a possibility if there are feeding problems.

“And we would like to see a service for tongue-tie treatment available at every maternity unit in the country.”

The NCT is taking up with government ministers what it calls the problem of poor provision.

The minister for maternity and child health, Dan Poulter, said: “We always recommend that mothers breastfeed their children where possible as it has huge health benefits.

“We know tongue tie can make feeding difficult, and health professionals should discuss options with parents and agree the most appropriate form of treatment.”

No safety concerns

Tongue tie varies in severity. If a procedure is needed, the fold of the skin is cut in what is known as division.

The healthcare watchdog NICE endorsed the procedure in 2005, saying there were no major safety concerns. It is often done by surgeons but other healthcare professionals can perform it.

Figures from the Health and Social Care Information Centre show that more than 5,000 babies in England had tongue-tie division in hospital last year. Others may have had the procedure in community settings.

Mervyn Griffiths, a consultant paediatric surgeon at Southampton Children’s Hospital, has led training and research on tongue-tie division.

He said: “Small babies feel pain differently from older ones. The smell of mum and milk is more important than painkillers for them.

“We know from our studies that the average time between dividing the tongue tie and a baby feeding silently is about 15 to 20 seconds. Complications are very, very rare.”

‘Minimal support’

Sadie Phillips, 20, is pleased her son Reuben had his tongue-tie division.

“It got to week three of breastfeeding and I felt like giving up. It was painful. He’d be screaming as though he hadn’t fed for a year.

“I nearly went to the shop and bought formula. I’m glad I didn’t.”

Mother breastfeeding baby after tongue tie division
Sadie Phillips was able to breastfeed her son Reuben after his tongue-tie division

Janet Fyle, of the Royal College of Midwives, said: “It is important not to recommend surgical procedures without first establishing whether the tongue tie impacts on breastfeeding.

“Many babies who have the appearance of tongue tie breastfeed without difficulty. Constant checking for tongue tie could potentially create problems and anxiety in the mother.”

A spokesman for the Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health said: “Rates of successful breastfeeding are disappointing in the UK and we should strive to improve them.

“A small proportion of babies have a degree of tongue tie, and in something approaching a half of these there is an associated problem with feeding.

“A randomised controlled trial has shown that there is no problem with waiting five days after the feeding problems are recognised.

“All babies should initially be managed by support, help and expert assessment – and then a few may benefit from the operation.”

via BBC News – ‘Desperate families need better help’ with tongue tie.

Eating disorders: Sufferers unaware condition can be ‘fatal’

Laurence Nugent’s family said at first they did not realise how serious his condition was


The families of two young people who died from an eating disorder say sufferers do not realise the condition can be fatal.

It is hard to gauge how many people die from anorexia and bulimia as death certificates normally record heart or kidney failure instead.

Laurence Nugent, 24, from Belfast, kept his eating disorder a secret for years before confiding in his mother.

He died from a heart attack after suffering from bulimia.


His mother, Pamela, said at first his family did not realise how serious the disorder was.

“We weren’t in despair at the beginning. We thought we’ll get him help, we’ll fix it as mummies and daddies do, but as time progressed we realised this is very serious,” she said.

“It was a mental health issue. His personality started to take the form of someone who was depressed, who was very angry, very afraid and suicidal.

“But we never thought in one million years that Laurence would die.”

But Laurence did die, after years of bulimia and starvation began taking their toll on his body.

Laurence Nugent
Laurence Nugent died of a heart attack after suffering from bulimia for years


Mrs Nugent said: “We didn’t know who to turn to for help because Laurence wouldn’t allow us.

“It was his secret – he was totally ashamed of himself and he hated himself. He told us he hated the very look of himself.”

Laurence kept his secret within his immediate family, but continued to live what looked like a normal life to those outside the family circle.

His brother, Chris, said many of his friends were shocked to discover the truth.

“After he died we told a lot of his friends what we’d been hiding for so long. They couldn’t believe it. They said to me, ‘why didn’t he tell us? We would have helped him. I can’t believe we’ve known him all this time and we didn’t know’.”

Mrs Nugent said she feels it is important to let young people know that an eating disorder can be fatal.

She said: “I’m saying to every young man out there in Northern Ireland – this can kill you. It killed my son, you need to get help.”


Danielle O’Neill was also 24 when she died. The fashion designer from Londonderry had only suffered from anorexia for several months.

Her mother, Adelaide, said she developed the condition after starting a diet that went too far.

“She said to me she never meant to get so thin,” she said.

“That’s the thing I can’t stress enough – how big a part your mind plays in this, it’s like it takes over and you can’t stop.”

Danielle had received treatment and was doing well, but her mother said an attempt to eat a normal meal had a terrible effect on her.

“She ended up in hospital on a drip and it seems her stomach ruptured, it just couldn’t cope with the food after months of starvation,” Mrs O’Neill said.

Mrs O’Neill said losing Danielle was like losing part of herself, but now hopes to raise awareness about eating disorders.

“She’s gone and we’ll never bring her back, but if this can help somebody else and raise awareness then that would be something good,” she said.

The Nugent family are setting up the Laurence Trust later this month to highlight the dangers of eating disorders, and to offer support to young men in particular.

Mrs Nugent said: “It’s too late for Laurence, but young people need to know the dangers.”

Danielle O'Neill
Danielle suffered from anorexia and died after her stomach ruptured as it could not cope with food any longer

Jacqui King, from the charity the Eating Disorders Association, said the problem needed to be taken more seriously in Northern Ireland.

“In 12 years of being in EDA I have approached each of the health ministers for a meeting about this and I’ve never had a meeting yet,” she said.

“We do need something more like a day hospital where people could go on a daily basis, where they could have different types of therapy and we definitely do need some in-patient facility, because people are just being put into general medical wards or psychiatric wards.

“There are two people that I know of who are seriously ill (due to eating disorders) but are not being treated for their eating disorder in hospital, only really being kept there to keep them safe.”

via BBC News – Eating disorders: Sufferers unaware condition can be ‘fatal’.

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