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Education Improves Standard of Living
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4 Ways Education Improves the Standard of Living

It’s not uncommon to hear success stories from businessmen that never took so much as a step into a college lecture hall. Is a college education still worth what it…

Who's to Blame?
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Who Is to Blame in the Kansas Waterpark Death?

It’s fair to guess that the American public has a slightly skewed impression of theme park-related deaths. Many folks likely imagine they’re more common than they really are — and…

Emerging Green Technologies
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4 Emerging Green Technologies That Could Change Our World

Between climate change, deforestation, and decreasing levels of potable water, our planet is in a state of crisis. Luckily, scientists and civil engineers alike are working on new green technologies…

Working Yourself to Death?
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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…

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4 Ways Education Improves the Standard of Living

4 Ways Education Improves the Standard of Living

It’s not uncommon to hear success stories from businessmen that never took so much as a step into a college lecture hall. Is a college education still worth what it used to be? With the varying ways to obtain an education in our digital age, it’s easy to fail to see the benefits that come from shelling out a couple grand a year for college enrollment.… [Read more]

Roller Coaster and Theme Parks

Who Is to Blame in the Kansas Waterpark Death?

It’s fair to guess that the American public has a slightly skewed impression of theme park-related deaths. Many folks likely imagine they’re more common than they really are — and that’s in part because they’re so scarce.

Statistics are difficult to come by, but deaths from roller coasters occur at an approximate rate of 0.27 per year.… [Read more]

4 Emerging Green Technologies That Could Change Our World

4 Emerging Green Technologies That Could Change Our World

Between climate change, deforestation, and decreasing levels of potable water, our planet is in a state of crisis. Luckily, scientists and civil engineers alike are working on new green technologies that pose solutions to these problems. Here are some of the best emerging green technologies with the potential to change our world.

Toxin Eating Trees

Using plants to absorb industrial waste and other pollutants isn’t a new technique, but it hasn’t proven effective until recently.… [Read more]

Driving and highway safety

Defective Road Conditions & Car Accidents

Every summer, millions of families hit the road and set out for a memorable summer vacation. Whether you’re taking a short trip to the lake cabin or a week long road trip to see some of America’s “must see” landmarks, you may be at a greater risk for being involved in a car accident. Not only do our roadways become more congested with fellow travelers, but road construction and traffic delays can add to hazardous road conditions and often resulting in defective roads.… [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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Is Eating Kosher the Next Big Lifestyle Trend?

Special diets are big right now. Ask a random sample of people whether they follow any particular diet and I can guarantee a fair number of them will be gluten free, dairy free, vegetarian, Paleo, vegan, and anything else with a label. Long gone are the days when we shoved anything into our hungry little mouths.… [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]