Tuesday, May 22, 2018

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Understanding the Dangers of Asbestos

Understanding the Dangers of Asbestos

Asbestos is a mined mineral that has been mined from the earth for over a century now. It was once thought to be a cure all products because it was so versatile. Unfortunately, in the 1980s it was found that asbestos was the cause of one of the most deadly cancers known to man, mesothelioma. Mesothelioma is a rare and deadly cancer that has limited treatment options. It is extremely rare for a patient to go into remission after being diagnosed with this type of cancer, and the treatment offered is care and comfort only. As heart ripping as it…

To Play Or Not To Play!

To Play Or Not To Play!

When it comes to college, it is no secret that it is very costly. Athletes can work to offset the costs by earning a college scholarship for their athletic ability. However, this comes with great responsibility because balancing academics and athletics is a very difficult task. Academic Challenges Faced by Athletes Inspirational sports require athletes that excel and inspire. However, when an athlete is playing in college, there are some academic challenges that she may face behind the scenes. Athletes have to find a way to fit it all in, but there are rarely enough hours in the day. College…

Zero Interest Rate Credit Cards: A Myth!

Zero Interest Rate Credit Cards: A Myth!

Obtaining your first credit card is an exciting achievement and an opportunity to start building your own credit. Unfortunately, it can be difficult to make large purchases (such as buying your own home) with a poor credit score. Whether or not we are able to purchase our first vehicle or home stems from our ability to manage finances responsibly. If you’ve found a zero interest rate credit card or you’ve received one in the mail it’s best to look into the terms that apply so that you do not get caught up in financial problems with credit companies later on….

Scoring Fast and Big!

Scoring Fast and Big!

One of the biggest mysteries of the financial world comes down to credit cards. Many people don’t really understand how credit cards work and/or how to improve their credit score (otherwise known as your FICO score). Even though a large majority of people use credit cards, not all of them use them responsibly. Using a credit card can be a great burden for some, but if you stay on top of your bills and pay them off responsibly then your credit card can be a great tool. However, your credit score is a different issue. Having a great credit score…

The New Hoodie That Allows You To Wear Headphones Over It

The New Hoodie That Allows You To Wear Headphones Over It

You have to love the cleverness of marketing; I’ve been wearing a cool hoodie for years but when I started wearing them they were just called a zipped sweatshirt with a hood. I’m sure at this point everyone knows what a hoodie is; with teenagers wearing them everywhere it’s hard not to. But I was completely unaware of the issue that exists with those who want to listen to music while their hood is up. I think it’s mainly because I don’t like to walk around without being able to hear what is going on around me hence, I don’t…

5 Ways To Make Your Home More Green

5 Ways To Make Your Home More Green

People are starting to see that living a life of excess is not going to make life better, and in some cases can make life much worse. Living green is becoming a way of life for many people and if it could I’m sure our planet would thank us for it. Recycling plastic bags and aluminum cans is a great way to teach kids how to start living the green life, but what about the home? Ensuring that household cleaners are made with natural ingredients will cut down on airborne toxins inside the home. Changing light bulbs to more energy…

Workers Flock To Alberta In Search Of Lucrative Oil Sands Work

Workers Flock To Alberta In Search Of Lucrative Oil Sands Work

If you have never seen the Athabasca oil sand, otherwise known as the Alberta tar sands, located in Alberta, Canada, then I highly advise you check it out! Not only is it a cool sight to see, but it is also one of the largest oil reservoirs in the world! With so much oil located up there, this makes it a top priority for those pursuing work in the oil and petroleum business. Alberta, Canada is quickly becoming the number one spot to go for that line of work. So what kinds of jobs are needed in the oil sands?…

8 Of The Weirdest College Scholarships Ever Offered

8 Of The Weirdest College Scholarships Ever Offered

It’s a well known fact that college is extremely expensive and majority of students have to take out student loans in order to pay for it. This makes scholarships and grants a prized possession that many students strive for, but there is only so much money to be taken and only so many takers. This makes peculiar, unusual, and weird scholarships a decent route to go as money of them are easy to get. They may not be as big as academic or athletic scholarships, but they can add up and really make paying for college a lot easier. Here…

Many Hands Make for a Good Pregnancy: The Main Players

Many Hands Make for a Good Pregnancy: The Main Players

Ultrasound is an integral diagnostic tool during pregnancies. It creates waves of sound that enter the body and then bounce back. The returning waves create an image. Ultrasound is a safer way of imaging than X-rays. Ultrasounds in Pregnancy Most ultrasounds are performed during pregnancies. They can help your OB-Gyn to visualize your baby in utero and study the environment, including the amniotic fluid, cervix and placenta. Ultrasounds in the first trimester confirm the viability of the fetus, and check gestational age. The gestational sac can be seen at four to five weeks after your last normal period. The heartbeat…

The Dead Serious Side of Being a Mortician

The Dead Serious Side of Being a Mortician

Not many people understand a mortician’s job. They are not ghoulish men who thrive on death. They are men and women who carefully prepare bodies for viewing prior to burial or cremation, and assist grieving families in planning the services for their deceased loved ones. What Else Do Morticians Do? People wake morticians in the dead of night to pick up a body to be prepared. They have a great deal of paperwork that goes along with their job. They coordinate all the necessary legal documents, help in writing obituaries, organize the arrangements of flowers sent for the families and…

The Challenges Of Being Nature Friendly

The Challenges Of Being Nature Friendly

Zoologists study the world of animals and their habitats. Primarily biologists, they study animals at times in their natural habitats. Although it is an interesting and rewarding career, they may face challenges and dangers as part of their day to day work. Working with animals, especially wild ones can be very difficult. Animals can be unpredictable and react in ways which have not been anticipated by the zoologist. There have been many cases of zoologists being attacked by animals or receiving life-threatening bites or stings due to their close proximity to dangerous creatures. Zoologists often work in extreme environments and…

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