What You Need to Know About Cloud Security, Before it Rains

Recent information security breaches are nothing to write home about. While hackers stole personal information on millions of users, we’ve become accustomed to similar breaches like those that hit Target and Sony.

Regardless of the amount of information that is stored in a particular cloud, security should remain a top priority for IT managers and companies around the country.… [Read more]

The Mobile Lifestyle of the New Middle Class

The middle class is shrinking. It sounds dire, doesn’t it? It sounds like the sky is falling down, like the foundation of the nation is crumbling and on its way to total collapse, swallowing up all the debt-riddled students and blue collar workers along with it.

We’re talking full-on catastrophic natural disaster movie scene here: the ground will crack open—there’s probably a river of hot magma down there—and every coverall wearing, book-toting, making-ends-meet citizen of the country is inexplicably thrust into the chasm.… [Read more]

4 Reasons Why International Students Should Consider Online College

Though online higher education is a fairly recent phenomenon, choosing to complete a degree may become one of the best decisions you make, especially if you are an international student. Online college provides the affordability, flexibility, and accommodations that international students need. Here is a quick overview of some of the top reasons to consider enrolling in an online degree program.… [Read more]

Is Healthcare in the United States Failing?

It is no surprise that the world’s largest economy also has the world’s largest healthcare system. The United States spends trillions of dollars on healthcare every single year across public and private sectors, making its industry larger than most developed economies. The history of the U.S. health system tells a different story than that of many other countries, which has resulted in an outcome that is quite different than many others.… [Read more]

6 Tips For Getting More Involved In Your Community

Whether you’ve just moved to a new town or you’re simply looking to get more involved, it can seem daunting when you first try to get more involved in your community. These 5 tips will help you find a place to get involved close to home.

1. Learn a new skill  Taking a class at your local community center can connect you with others who are looking for new relationships.… [Read more]

Why Nurses Are Vital for the Medical Cannabis Community

As more research and evidence proves the effectiveness of medical cannabis when it comes to treating a wide array of conditions and diseases, more nurses are necessary to help patients use cannabis in the most appropriate and effective ways.

Continue reading to learn why nurses are vital for the medical cannabis community. And if you want to do your part, consider getting your masters in nursing online from one of the best universities in the country offering RN to MSN programs for medical professionals.… [Read more]

What’s Needed for More Economic Growth in America’s Future?

While the American economy has rebounded strongly from the 2008 financial crisis and the Great Recession that followed, economic growth has remained below the long-term trend since World War II. This slower growth has a direct impact on family economics and the country as a whole. Economists, including those who study government spending have studied a variety of ways to boost economic growth.… [Read more]

Taqiyya and War: Comments of an Imam Under Scrutiny

Taqiyya, meaning fear in Arabic, is an Islamic juridical term that relates to when a Muslim is permitted to lie.

In most religions, such as Buddhism, Jainism, Hinduism, Christianity and Sikhism, lies are forbidden. But Imam Abdollah Vakily, a Canadian of Iranian origin, who is also the head of an international Islamic school in Canada, holds a different view about lies in Islam.… [Read more]

Why a STEM Degree is the Best Choice for Undecided High School Leavers

Leaving high school and deciding on a college major can be a very challenging time if you don’t have a career in mind yet that you want to follow. If you are certain that you want to do a degree that will make you employable, but is also versatile enough to allow you to choose your field or specialism later on, then there are a few paths you can go down, for instance studying business.… [Read more]

Top 4 Degrees to Help You Build a Career in Politics and Government

Building a career in politics and government can be a very noble aim. Our country needs knowledgeable, skilled people who are willing to compromise and have the best interests of the nation and the people at heart. Here are the top four degrees to prepare you for the life of a public servant. 1. Political Science

Perhaps an obvious answer, but a political science degree continues to be a great choice for students wanting to be involved in government.… [Read more]

The Status of Women in Higher Education and STEM Careers

In today’s world, many industries are still very male-dominated. As a professional scuba diver in India, I’ve often been the only as the female professional in otherwise all-male settings. And while scuba diving is still a relatively new trend in India, my experience is far from unique. From fields such as investing banking to today’s top money making STEM professions, the ratio of women in the workplace, and women rising to the “top” is less than ideal.… [Read more]

Broadcast Your Message: 5 Tools to Get Political Supporters

The decision to run for political office can be a complex one. Every member of your network becomes doubly important, whether it’s a personal acquaintance or business associate. Once you commit to enter the political arena, it’s imperative to gain the political support needed for a successful campaign. Take some of the following ideas into consideration to get your candidacy on the forefront of everyone’s minds.… [Read more]

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]

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]

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]

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]

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]

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]

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

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]