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]
Archives for August 2016
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]
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]
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]