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14 Oct

Fighting Hunger Today!

Posted in Uncategorized on 14.10.14 by Merlyn

fhtWhen we think of hungry people, we tend to picture starving children in Third World countries with distended bellies and sticklike bodies. For most of us, it is hard to realize that right here in the United States nearly 32 million Americans go to bed hungry. Nearly 5.5 million of these are children under the age of 12.

Why, in a land that produces enough food to feed its people as well as people in many other countries, are we faced with the reality of hungry Americans?

The causes of hunger in today’s America are very different from those of a decade ago. While agricultural technology (the ability to plant, grow, and harvest stronger, more nourishing, and more abundant crops) has advanced, hunger persists because of poverty.

The ability to produce a sufficient food supply does not mean a nation will eliminate hunger, according to … Read the rest

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03 Aug

Insuring Yourself Is Much Easier Now

Posted in Uncategorized on 03.08.15 by Merlyn

iuimeYou may not think about insurance protection before you go skiing or participate in a team sport. But, what if you break a leg and have to go to the hospital? Are you protected against those health care costs?

If you get sick, what do you do? Where do you go? What kind of help can you find?

When you break a leg, sprain an ankle, or come down with the flu, you probably don’t think, “Can I afford to see a doctor?” That’s the question, however, that many Americans have to ask themselves. The reality is: Good health care costs money.

You may not have to pay now, but sooner or later, paying doctor bills will become your responsibility.

How much does health care really cost? Do you know? Let’s look at some facts.

Americans today like to think our health is protected. We … Read the rest

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26 Jul

Public Transit Is Necessary, But Getting Worse

Posted in Issues on 26.07.15 by Merlyn

ptinThe question is no longer whether Rosa Parks can sit at the front of the bus. It’s whether she gets to ride the bus at all. Although more overt racial discrimination in public transportation has given way, inadequate transit services affect many people’s access to work, recreation and health services. And because of the high costs of owning and driving a car, private automobile transportation is often not an affordable option.

Federal policy has heavily favored automobile use, with $205 billion provided by the Highway Trust Fund for state road projects since 1956, compared to only $50 billion for mass transit over the past 30 years. Highway investments provide less direct benefit to the poor: In 1990 half of the households without access to a car earned less than $10,000 (78 percent of the households without access to a car earned less than $20,000), while … Read the rest

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23 Jul

What Time is It? Time for SLEEP!

Posted in Issues on 23.07.15 by Merlyn

remediesforsnoringWhen people say there are a lot of things out there on the market that are designed to help you stop snoring, they aren’t kidding. There are a lot of interesting and strange devices that have been developed to combat this sleep-killer. If you or someone you share your house with snores you definitely understand the disruption snoring can cause on your home.

There are a variety of reasons for snoring but the major culprit is the fact that the muscles in your mouth and throat over-relax and can cause the irritating sound. Your tongue may be too relaxed while you sleep which can cause it to fall to the back of your mouth and cut off your airway. This coupled with the muscles in your actual airway relaxing too much and loosening and you’ve got a recipe for super snoring.

If you start looking into devices to help you stop snoring you are going to come across a plethora of interesting things. There are nasal strips and cones, a strap that is designed to basically keep your mouth completely closed, a ring and a wristband. These are some of the odd-ball devices you will find along with the more streamlined and readily accepted mouthpieces that are out there.

We’re going to talk about one of the more unique devices which is the wristband. Depending on which particular brand you go with this device can vary in size but is generally the size of a modern smartphone that you strap to your wrist. There are some that are smaller, but again that depends on which particular one you purchase.

The idea behind the wristband is pretty simple: it shocks you while you sleep. That’s right, this device that you are going to willingly strap to your body is going to send small electrical shocks into your body to keep you from snoring. Different devices will track how you sleep in different ways. For example some wristbands are equipped with a small microphone and if it detects you snoring, it will shock you. Some of them are equipped with sensors that are supposed to monitor your sleeping habits and when you snore, it shocks you.

Funny thing, there are other fantastic remedies for snoring.

The shocks are not meant to be painful nor are they meant to actually wake you up. They are designed to disturb you just enough

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12 May

How To Get The Cheap Dental Implants?

Posted in Uncategorized on 12.05.15 by Merlyn

dipmtsDental implant is the way of renewing the teeth in a perfect way by replacing the old and broken teeth with new and clean teeth. It is very important to tell you that the average cost of the dental implants is very high and you will have to pay more than 3000$ to get the dental implants. Whatever the place you will decide, you will have to pay a high price for it. However, you can save your many dollars to get the dental implants by visiting the Mexico. When you will come to know about the dental implant prices Mexico then you will be astonished to hear that the people living in the Mexico save hundreds of the dollars by getting the services of their dentists because of the low dental implant prices Mexico.

So if you are also looking for the ways to … Read the rest

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05 Oct

Is “Ice” Still An Issue?

Posted in Issues on 05.10.14 by Merlyn

iisaiTwenty years ago, it was “speed.” Today, there’s “ice.” What are they? What is the difference? Is “ice” safer, more dangerous, or just different?

Both are methamphetamines. First, let’s look at what the drug is, chemically. Methamphetamine is a central nervous system (CNS) stimulant. It acts on the brain, causing feelings of alertness and well-being. These feelings are the “high,” the reason some start taking this type of drug and become addicted to it. In addition, methamphetamine can cause a physical dependence, which is why people continue to take it to prevent withdrawal from the drug.

The feelings from “ice” are very much the same as those from crack cocaine, another CNS stimulant. But how those feelings come about is different. When a nerve acts, chemicals, called neurotransmitters, are released from one nerve cell and move to the next cell. The neurotransmitters transfer the … Read the rest

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28 Sep

Are Twins Freaky? Maybe Not!

Posted in Uncategorized on 28.09.14 by Merlyn

atfmbHave you ever noticed that identical twins attract strange reactions from people? They’re often asked goofy questions, like: “How do you really know you’re you?” And some people think it’s fun to bring pairs of twins together, sometimes to stare at them like zoo specimens.

Where do people get such ideas? They exist far back in literature. And television’s good twin/evil twin dramas don’t help. Neither do its portrayals of twins as pranksters who love creating confusion.

In real life, twins rarely impersonate each other. In fact, identical twins are the exception; most twins don’t even look alike. They generally think about their twinship only when reminded of it.

Twins are simply siblings who happened to be womb-mates. It’s no more mysterious than that.

Twin Perks

Growing up as twins has its perks. A twin has a handy playmate and confidant. Twins can help each … Read the rest

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25 Sep

The Reasons Why An Individual Experience IRS Problems

Posted in Uncategorized on 25.09.14 by Merlyn

trwaiThere are a lot of reasons why an individual experience IRS problems. This may be due to the failure of paying the taxes on time and in full, or it can be an error committed by the Internal Revenue Service itself. Whatever it may be, IRS problems should be fixed as soon as possible in order to avoid the corresponding consequences of it. Whenever this is encountered, individuals are advised to make an appointment with the Internal Revenue Service right away. This is to ensure that all questions or concerns are addressed well and any unclear information is revealed. It is also important to bring all the necessary documents so that any missed information will be discussed right away.

However, in case if the Internal Revenue Service is difficult to contact, it can be a lot of help to approach the Taxpayer Advocate ServiceRead the rest

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20 Sep

Is Your Personal Space Being Abused?

Posted in Uncategorized on 20.09.14 by Merlyn

iypsbaMary and Steve had been dating regularly. Mary didn’t appreciate it when Sally, the head cheerleader, snuggled close to Steve and asked for his history notes.

Tom and his brother, Ernie, share a room. One day as Tom was reading a letter from his girlfriend, Ernie came over to Tom’s side of the room and made like he was reading over his brother’s shoulder.

“Get out of my face,” Tom shouted as he pushed Ernie away.

Most people need space around them to feel comfortable. The amount of space needed depends on many things, including what culture they were raised in, what relationship they have with the person who is near them, and what their own personality is like.

Territoriality

According to sociologist Erving Goffman, there are three types of space settings or territories: public, home, and body.

There are differences among the three territories: … Read the rest

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11 Jun

Cities Make Sustainability A Priority

Posted in Issues on 11.06.14 by Merlyn

cmsyWhen Richard Morgan first conceived of a program to teach carpentry skills to at-risk youth, he didn’t intend for it to be a cutting edge environmental project. Through the American Institute for Learning, an adult education center in Austin, Texas, where Morgan works, he hoped to set up a cabinet shop that would serve as an apprenticeship program.

But when the city’s Environmental and Conservation Services Department heard of Morgan’s plans, it suggested an environmental spin. Why not build energy-efficient, sustainable housing for low-income people? Morgan was intrigued, and the result is Casa Verde, a model “green” construction program that has multiple benefits for low-in-come people.

A three-bedroom “sustainable” house was built last year as a pilot project and sold to a low-in-come family for $40,000. With its successful completion, Casa Verde received funding both as a HUD YouthBuild program and an AmeriCorps programRead the rest

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