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Caffeine Vaping
Posted 3 days ago
The Newest Craze: Caffeine Vaping

There’s a good chance you haven’t heard yet about this unusual new trend: vaping caffeine in place of your normal morning cappuccino. While it might sound like an unusual new…

Make Your Home Eco-Friendly
Posted 3 days ago
8 Techniques for Making Your Home More Eco-Friendly

There are quite a few awesome projects that can help people make their homes more eco-friendly. In this article, we discuss a range of projects from DIY to major construction.…

Mo Money, Mo Debt
Posted 4 days ago
Mo’ Money, Mo’ Debt: Accounting 101 for Politicians

If children are our future, why is their commencement into adulthood a Sisyphean burden of student debt?

Both Republican and Democratic candidates have begun sprinkling policy specifics into their presidential campaigns,…

Medical Malpractice
Posted 1 week ago
Medical Malpractice in the US and Other Countries

Experts will tell you that medical malpractice occurs when medical personnel or health care providers do not follow the recognized professional standards of the practice in the delivery of their…

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8 Techniques for Making Your Home More Eco-Friendly

There are quite a few awesome projects that can help people make their homes more eco-friendly. In this article, we discuss a range of projects from DIY to major construction. These options can help people live a greener lifestyle.

1. Switch to CFL Bulbs or Go LED

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Switching from conventional incandescent light bulbs to compact fluorescent light bulbs (CFL) is an easy project.… [Read more]

Student Loan Debt Burden

Mo’ Money, Mo’ Debt: Accounting 101 for Politicians

If children are our future, why is their commencement into adulthood a Sisyphean burden of student debt?

Both Republican and Democratic candidates have begun sprinkling policy specifics into their presidential campaigns, and addressing student loan debt has managed to earn some attention in between blustery rhetoric aimed at Trump, Obamacare, and choosing the best epithet for describing immigrants.… [Read more]

Saying Goodbye to Mom and Pop What's Changing in America's Family Business Scene

Saying Goodbye to Mom and Pop: What’s Changing in America’s Family Business Scene

According to a recent University of Vermont article, there are almost 6 million family owned businesses in the U.S. that employ roughly 60 percent of the workforce. While family businesses have traditionally been the backbone of the economy, times are changing, and many are struggling to survive. Below explains both positive and negative changes in America’s family business scene today.… [Read more]

US Economy, Fiscal Cliff and Taxes + Grover Norquist

Human Nature and Economics

Economic policy doesn’t have much to do with ideology.

At least, not in the way it has become popular habit to pretend.

There are (who can keep track? 30 or so?) different presidential candidates announced so far, and with more than a year to go before the primaries are over (to say nothing of the actual election), plenty of time left for more brilliant minds to enter the field.… [Read more]

Social Change

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Who’s Winning in Diversity in Our National Sports Programs?

As society begins to welcome diversity in many new areas including race relations and same-sex marriage, the trend appears to be making its way into national sports as well. Football, baseball, basketball and hockey, considered the Big Four of U.S. professional sports, have made great strides with diversity not only with players, but also with coaches and administrative personnel.… [Read more]

Americana Family Trends in Childbirth and Rearing for Millennials

Americana Family: Trends in Childbirth and Rearing for Millennials

When it comes to Millennials, those between the ages of 23 and 34, ideas about child birthing and rearing tend to deviate from earlier generations. Trends in these aspects of having and raising children will inevitably tend to change with prevailing attitudes. Since Millennials place different values on what is important, as concerns their children, it is understandable that they will endeavor to indulge a new generation of children with these values.… [Read more]

The BK Dame Says

Reduce The Risk of Getting Fixed Solving Unsustainable Social Security Trends

Reduce The Risk of Getting Fixed: Solving Unsustainable Social Security Trends

It’s not secret that Social Security isn’t and won’t be around forever unless major change takes place. In fact, more than one-third of retirees rely on their social security for 90 percent of their income, reports AARP. The Social Security scare doesn’t only apply to your beloved parents and grandparents, it applies to people who are receiving Social Security disability (SSD) benefits.… [Read more]

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3 Ways to Go Earth-Friendly in Your Backyard

When it comes to preserving the environment, we usually start inside of our homes. But going green and practicing sustainable habits extends beyond the front door. Here are … [Read More...]

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Medical Malpractise

Medical Malpractice in the US and Other Countries

Experts will tell you that medical malpractice occurs when medical personnel or health care providers do not follow the recognized professional standards of the practice in the delivery of their service. It is true that different situations arise in medical emergencies which are not covered by the accepted standards or regulations. However, negligence or malpractice is recorded when a medical practitioner does not follow the same or similar protocol in which a reasonable and prudent professional colleague would have followed being in the same or similar situation, according to the Frank Jenkins Law Office.… [Read more]

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Tips for Surviving an IRS Audit: It’s Never Too Early to Plan

They are the words that no tax-paying American wants to hear: “You’re being audited.” Paying taxes and preparing your tax return every year can be frustrating enough. However, if the IRS chooses to audit you, it can be a dreadful experience.

Even if you feel confident that you covered every detail and all of your deductions are accurate and legitimate, it’s still very easy to second guess yourself and worry about what an audit might uncover.… [Read more]

Technology

Are Online Sales Overtaking Your Retail Revenue

Are Online Sales Overtaking Your Retail Revenue?

Online sales are increasing as people’s lives continue to become more hectic and busy. Shoppers are less inclined to take the time to visit a retail store if they can get those same items online. The time it takes to drive to your store, look for the items they want, and wait in line to purchase them often isn’t a worthwhile for today’s busy consumer.… [Read more]

WTLF*?!?

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Distribution of wealth in the USA

The United States has a significantly unequal distribution of weallth when held in comparison with other developed countries across the globe. So much so that recent figures state reveal that in the US 75.4% of all wealth is owned by the richest 10% of the population. This means that the US has the most extreme wealth concentration of any of the top 20 developed nations in the world.[Read more]

Lifestyle

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The Newest Craze: Caffeine Vaping

There’s a good chance you haven’t heard yet about this unusual new trend: vaping caffeine in place of your normal morning cappuccino. While it might sound like an unusual new habit, it seems to be working for at least some people. But how do you know if you should give it a try?

What is it, exactly?[Read more]

Wrap-Up

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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]