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School Bus Safety Tips
Posted 1 week ago
8 School Bus Safety Tips, Whether You Are On or Off the Bus

School is back in session so this is worth repeating: school buses scream safety. They are hard to miss. Their purpose is clear. Modern buses are reinforced to protect the…

The Rise of Tiny
Posted 1 week ago
Redefining Tiny: Housing and Millennials

I suppose you could say we are here to discuss the housing market.

But don’t fret, there will be no talk of subprime mortgages or the groan-inducing US housing crash of…

Water Worries in Flint
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Water Worries: What’s Being Done to Help Residents in Flint, MI?

More than two years have passed since the water contamination problems in Flint, Michigan, first came to light. From neurotoxins to high lead levels, this drinking water issue will surely…

Reasons for a College Degree
Posted 2 weeks ago
Top 4 Reasons a College Degree is More Necessary Than Ever

Having a college degree is more important than ever before. Although economic conditions are constantly changing, a college degree is always a solid investment in your future. Here are the…

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School Bus Safety

8 School Bus Safety Tips, Whether You Are On or Off the Bus

School is back in session so this is worth repeating: school buses scream safety. They are hard to miss. Their purpose is clear. Modern buses are reinforced to protect the children that ride on them. The Michigan State Police report that riding a bus to school is safer than walking, riding a bike, or even being driven to school in a private vehicle.… [Read more]

Top 4 reasons a college degree is necessary

Top 4 Reasons a College Degree is More Necessary Than Ever

Having a college degree is more important than ever before. Although economic conditions are constantly changing, a college degree is always a solid investment in your future. Here are the top four reasons why it’s essential nowadays to earn your degree.

Monetary Rewards

There’s a substantial difference in the income levels of people with and without college degrees.… [Read more]

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Affordable Care Act and Medical Malpractice

For years, millions of Americans were either covered by an insurance plan they couldn’t afford or had to forego insurance altogether, creating mountains of medical related debt and extensive health problems. Since the inception of the Affordable Care Act (ACA), also known as ObamaCare or Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA), in March of 2010, more and more Americans have been able to receive health care that is affordable.… [Read more]

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Voter Registration Is Being Encouraged

It is no secret that the 2016 United States presidential election will be one of the most important in the history of the country. There are many critical issues that the new president will have a say in. For example, it is conceivable that as many as four Supreme Court appointments will need to be made within the next four years.… [Read more]

Social Change

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Are You Working Yourself to Death?

In 1969 a 29-year old Japanese man who worked in the shipping department of Japan’s largest newspaper died from a stress-related stroke. His death is now considered the first known case of karoshiin the world. Karoshi translates as “death from overwork.” We’re talking stroke, heart-attack, internal hemorrhaging, and other stress-induced conditions that besiege the over-worked, over-pressured employees of the world.… [Read more]

Why Prison Overcrowding is Still a Problem and What's Being Done

Why Prison Overcrowding is Still a Problem and What’s Being Done

When a person is sentenced in court, there is a possibility they will go to prison, and many prisons in the country today are overcrowded. A government study showed that between 2006 and 2011, overcrowding affected all security levels in prisons. Inmates sleep on the floor, there isn’t enough food, and there aren’t enough guards to protect those who are incarcerated.… [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

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Understanding Naturalization: How Can You Become a United States Citizen?

Given the Supreme Court's decision to defeated President Obama's executive order that attempted to give temporary relief from deportations to undocumented immigrants, … [Read More...]

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Finance

Millennials on Top What Makes Younger Businesses More Successful

Millennials on Top: What Makes Younger Businesses More Successful?

The Millennial generation is now getting more well-known in the business world. Generally defined as being born between 1980 and 2000, these young adults have gotten quite the negative reputation. They speak their minds, are more attached to technology than you or your parents, and have been stereotyped as having an annoying sense of entitlement. But the fact remains, Millennials are the future of the business world.… [Read more]

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Why Franchises are a Smart Choice for Inexperienced Entrepreneurs

Starting a business is not for everyone. Some people prefer the safety net of being an employee with holiday pay, sick pay, and a guaranteed income. However, if you dream of being your own boss, making decisions and enjoying an income with no ceiling, becoming an entrepreneur will be right up your street.

Out-of-the-Box Solutions

Anyone can become an entrepreneur – as long as you have a viable business plan and the motivation to make it work, there is no reason why your business shouldn’t be a success.… [Read more]

Technology

Agriculture and Technology

Agriculture Becoming More Tech Savvy, Day By Day

Farming has progressed quite a lot in the last few years and is still progressing in leaps and bound but the industry is facing unprecedented challenges. The population is growing steadily, the climate becoming more unpredictable and the area of arable land is limited in supply. By 2050 it is expected that the population of the world will grow to 9.6 billion people, shooting the demand for food by a whopping 70%!… [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

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Redefining Tiny: Housing and Millennials

I suppose you could say we are here to discuss the housing market.

But don’t fret, there will be no talk of subprime mortgages or the groan-inducing US housing crash of the early 2000s. Instead we’re looking at the most recent housing fascination to sweep the world: we’re going tiny, my friends.

The Rise of Tiny

A tiny house is a fully functioning domicile, typically somewhere between 100-400 square feet.… [Read more]

Wrap-Up

The Cost of Grad School and Why Students are Rising in Numbers

The Cost of Grad School and Why Students are Rising in Numbers

It’s no secret that the cost of an undergraduate degree has continued to steadily climb in recent years. An undergraduate is considered the “minimum” for many white-collar jobs, so most students don’t look further. This growing cost has driven undergraduates to seek new avenues of improving their lifetime earnings, even though number of graduate degrees awarded has doubled since the 1980’s.… [Read more]

Say It In Song

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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]