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What About You?
Posted 1 min ago
My Mom likes Reagan and Trump. WBU?

Millennials (people born around 1983-2000) and their parents got along better than any generation measured before (many millennials even partially support their parents) and yet there is a fundamental difference…

Hidden Heroin Addiction
Posted 2 weeks ago
America’s Hidden Heroin Addiction and Who’s Taking Action

Instances of heroin use are skyrocketing in America, and has become an epidemic among many teens and young adults. According to the National Institute on Drug Abuse, more than 8,000…

Water Waste in America
Posted 2 weeks ago
Water Waste in America and How Things are Changing for the Better

Water is the most precious resource on earth, essential for all forms of life. It makes up about 60% of the weight of an average human body and without water…

Student Loan Forgiveness Myths
Posted 3 weeks ago

If you are one of those who’ve recently graduated, and are drowning in student debts, you’ve most likely heard of student loan forgiveness options. As you delve deeper into getting your student loan forgiven, keep in mind that not everything you read or hear is true. Here are some of the most common myths; experts have shared with us, about student loan forgiveness.

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Myth #1 – Pay Someone To Get Loan Forgiveness Assistance
There are numerous online scams that charge student loan borrowers for assistance that is basically provided for free by the government. There are plenty of online tools…

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Presidential Frontrunners vs. Small Business Owners

American culture is hardwired to exalt the small business owner, and with good reason: small businesses added two-thirds of the three million new jobs created in 2014.

As a result, any cogent political philosophy will pay close attention to the needs of America’s legion of entrepreneurs and small business owners.

The 2016 race is no different.… [Read more]

Social Security, Disability,

What’s Changing For Medicare and Social Security?

For millions of Americans, Social Security, Social Security Disability, and Medicare is a crucial part of their livelihood, but it can also be extremely confusing to understand. Recently, President Obama signed into law a bipartisan budget bill that changes Social Security and Medicare. Regardless of what side of the political aisle you’re on, it’s important to know and understand the changes that were made and how the changes will affect millions of Americans.… [Read more]

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The Fusion of Education and Politics

In 2009, the Council of Chief State School Officials and National Governors (CCSSO) Association Center for Best Practices (NGA Center) combined forces to create “college and career ready standards”—the result, the Common Core Standard Initiative.

The line of thinking that was used to develop standardized education may look great on paper, with an all states doing the same thing and leaving no kids at a disadvantage approach. … [Read more]

Pharmaceuticals vs. Marijuana?

Big Pharma vs. Medical Marijuana

During the late 1960’s, the nation seemed divided on feelings about marijuana. You either indulged or you wagged your stern finger at those who smoked marijuana. Today, with nearly half of our country’s states allowing some use of marijuana for medical purposes, people’s perceptions are changing. One of the reasons that many people are changing their minds about marijuana is the consistent harm that prescription drugs are doing to thousands of Americans each year.… [Read more]

Social Change

Shaila and Aanyah Abdullah

‘My Friend Suhana’ Wins 2016 Dolly Gray Children’s Literature Award

Loving Healing Press is proud to announce that its children’s title My Friend Suhana: A Story of Friendship and Cerebral Palsy, by Shaila Abdullah and Aanyah Abdullah, has been declared a winner of the 2016 Dolly Gray Children’s Literature Award.

The review committee of the award has decided to present the picture book award to authors Shaila Abdullah and Aanyah Abdullah, the mom-daughter team that created this heart-wining and empowering book for children with special needs.… [Read more]

Education and economics

The Economic Frenzy Around Education

This is not a good time to be a young student according to skeptics within the US. Even with the unemployment rate down by noticeable percentage, college costs are still a daunting prospect. As people point the fingers at the education curriculum, we have students struggling still to land decent paying jobs after graduation. Ultimately that ends up leading them towards a carousel, which is a lot more daunting if they are stuck in debt from their college.… [Read more]

The BK Dame Says

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How Your Business Can Do Its Part to Fight Climate Change

One hundred ninety-five nations came together in Paris to strike a landmark deal to fix our climate once and for all. Just weeks after members of the Islamic State shocked both France and the world, global leaders met to discuss another enemy threatening our planet—climate change. While the agreement is the first of its kind, the effort was mostly political theater.… [Read more]

Quick News Bites

Driver Safety

State Law vs. Driver Safety

As are most construction zones, road construction zones can be hazardous. There are many different ways car accidents can occur in or near them. There are two main factors … [Read More...]

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Finance

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Four Myths About Student Loan Forgiveness

If you are one of those who’ve recently graduated, and are drowning in student debts, you’ve most likely heard of student loan forgiveness options. As you delve deeper into getting your student loan forgiven, keep in mind that not everything you read or hear is true. Here are some of the most common myths; experts have shared with us, about student loan forgiveness.… [Read more]

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4 Ways HR Can Save Your Company Money

Amid new fears that China’s financial problems will bring the global economy plummeting again, more and more companies are looking for ways to save money in order to protect their bottom line. From cutting back on energy to seeking cheaper materials, small businesses around the globe are trying to trim expenditures to the bare minimum. There are actually some ways your Human Resources (HR)  department can help you cut back on payroll going forward.… [Read more]

Technology

Inbox Intrigue Biggest Email Scams of the Past Year

Inbox Intrigue: Biggest Email Scams of the Past Year

Email scams are a regular part of our junk boxes today, and security companies continue to try to invent more sophisticated programs to separate the good emails from the bad. Unfortunately, email spammers are very effective at getting around these safeguards and tricking people into giving away their information. In general, every time you are asked to give out your information, your ears should perk up, and you should become more vigilant.… [Read more]

WTLF*?!?

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Judicial Terror: Pakistani Court Sentences Man 13 Years of Prison for Facebook Posting

Thirteen years of prison and a fine of ($2,300) – only for an offensive Facebook posting of a Shia sect member in Chiniot, Punjab, in Pakistan. The case hasn’t evoked a media furor but is another alarming example of the judicial vandalism that is rampant in Pakistan under the current government.

ABS-CBN is one of the few media outlets that published the AFP story of the case.… [Read more]

Lifestyle

What are the Health Benefits of E-Cigarettes

What Are The Health Benefits Of E-Cigarettes?

Many smokers today are switching to e-cigarettes. One of the top reasons being their ability to help benefit people’s health. As more of us are aware of the dangers associated with smoking, quitting is a journey many are taking. Substitutes like e-cigarettes can be helpful in making this transition. Below is a list of some of the ways your health can potentially benefit if you switch to e-cigarettes on the road to quitting.… [Read more]

Wrap-Up

Carls Jr Hardees Hot Dog Chip Burger

Ironic Nationalism at the Drive-Thru

What kind of message appeals to both the intellectual progressive and the intransigent conservative with equal zeal?

Getting both self-serious parties to buy such a concept is a precarious prospect—one that even the most experienced politicians have tapped a formula to exploit. It is only fitting, then, that the answer comes in the form of America’s most important export: fast food.… [Read more]

Say It In Song

All by myself

All By Myself

It’s a challenge to feel ‘musical’ when surrounded by so much negativity. The “Say It In Song” space has always been used to connect songs of any era and genre to current political events but, given that songs often evoke powerful emotions, it has been difficult to post songs when political tensions are already running so high (or low, if one is taking the disgust factor into consideration).… [Read more]