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Economics :The Danger of Losing Hope for Public Education

By Esther S ParkCurrently, equitable education is not provided on a worldwide scale. Furthermore, the socioeconomic achievement gap is becoming wider apart than ever, leaving many bright minds undiscovered. This inequity in education is unacceptable, as it infringes not only on individual rights but also on society's morality and progression as a whole.I find the issue of education especially personal, as public education was how I overcame my adversities, I grew up in a financially insecure, immigrant family in which I had many household responsibilities. I translated constantly for my parents, and I was expected to pay for my own financial expenses. However, as soon as I poured my energy into school work, I learned that knowledge was an equal playing field. It didn't matter who I was but only what I knew.My free twelve years of schooling has allowed me to become a leader, serve others, and find my voice. I keep this constantly in mind, understanding I am beyond lucky to hav…

Autos :What Do You Do With Your Trailer?

By Amanda J Hales A trailer is one of those things that, if you don't have one you probably don't give much thought to, but if you do can be a real asset. We've all seen them at one time or another, attached to a vehicle and sporting big toys, work supplies or animals. They can be covered in, they can be open but they all do one thing--they make transporting things from point A to point B quick and easy. A trailer is basically a box on wheels that attaches to a van, truck or car and adds instant storage capabilities for you. Moving equipment for yardwork such as tractors, edgers, tools, bags of peat moss, mulch, topsoil and rocks can all be stored and transported in a trailer. They make for easy on and off, especially if you have one with a built in ramp, and it keeps all of your equipment in one place and secure. Have a jetski but can't get it to the lake or beach? No worries, you can tow it behind your car on a trailer. It will be secure on the ride there and back a…

Autos :Animal and Toy Trailers

By Amanda J HalesYou are a farmer and you need to move some livestock from one place to another. What do you do? You are a buyer who needs to move some animals from the farm they were raised to your farm. How do you do that? You have a new big toy, a Jet ski or a motorbike, how will you get that to where you need it to be? The answer to all of these questions is with a trailer, of course. Animals and motorbikes won't fit into a normal vehicle very easily and even if they did, they'd leave a big mess, rip some seats or worse. Trailers are great additions to farms and toy owners alike. They easily and safely transport large or strangely shaped articles and they are great for animals because they allow air in, can be hosed down and have safety features that can ensure everything arrives as it was intended. Animals need air at all times and are known to make the occasional mess. With a trailer you can install rubber mats for ease of footing and have openings for air transfer to o…

Healthy :The Basic Nutritional Qualities of Water

By Sarahbeth Kluzinski It is vital to get plenty of water every single day. Your health depends on it, literally. Without water, humans could not survive; nor could the trees, plants, animals, and all other living organisms on Earth. When it comes to water, there is nothing more important than ensuring that your bogy gets enough on a daily basis.Drinking WaterAll you have to do to start drinking more water is to drink when thirsty and with every meal. From there, any additional water consumption is a bonus! Most water comes from our beverages, like coffee, tea, and lemonade. However, some of your food sources contain water too, such as tomatoes, melons, celery, and broth-based soups. Regardless of how you get your H2O, it is necessary to get a sufficient amount.Water and HealthWater helps your health and body in various ways, including joint support, spinal cord protection, organ protection, temperature control, digestion, appetite, weight management, and waste/toxin removal (urinati…

BookReviews :"Dewey" Book Review

By Laura M Schroeder I was chatting with a librarian today who showed me a book she thought I might enjoy. I had mentioned I like over comer stories. This one had two stars, a librarian and a cat.Author Vicky Myron went through some tough times. She overcame a divorce, welfare, completing her college education, a hysterectomy, a mastectomy and obtaining employment as a librarian.One quote mentioned in her background story she had heard was that people have a pain tolerance of ten but won't take action toward change until it reaches nine. I can relate to that. I will add that to my mental notes on positive thinking and change.So many over comer stories are about people but it's fun to hear about animal stories as well.Dewey the kitten was placed by someone in the library return drop box during snow season. When staff got to work in the morning, they found the poor little guy crying and cold. Vicky decided to let him live at the library.Initially, there were a few people with c…

News :A Dream Undone

By Kenlea R BarnesJohn D. Rockefeller, Oprah Winfrey, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Michael Oher, Chris Gardner, all success stories that represent the so-called American Dream. This dream can usually.be described in a ninety-minute movie that we have all seen 100 times and can predict the ending; the "self-made person genre" I prefer to call it. People are constantly told the classic tales of how certain individuals achieved their American Dream, but are rarely asked of how they want to achieve their own. The American Dream was originally written to create a sense of hope and to initialize a feeling of purpose in all people. In 21st century, society has turned the dream into an idol that we strive to obtain, rather than to pursue a life to each American's fullest potential.We live in a world that is full of man-made idols. We worship high paying jobs, satisfactory social status, extensive education, designer clothing, social media, and the list could continue. Society has fou…

Relationships :'Not a Leaf Moves Without My Will' - So Said Lord and That Includes Love

By Madan G Singh I have been wondering about so many events in my life. I consider myself lucky that my life is full of varied experiences throughout the years. I have been assailed by many thoughts but overall I have come to the conclusion, that the words of the Lord " Not a leaf moves without my will" is a Cardinal principle of life.After leaving the Air Force, I was one of the lucky few who was interviewed by AH Tobaccowala a doyen of the Parsi community and an earlier close associate of JRD Tata. This interview was for a Community Health Project under the auspiciousness of the World Health Organisation and was located in Palghar district of Maharashtra. I was appointed the project director. It was a very senior appointment making me responsible through the Indian headquarters headed by Tobaccowala to the WHO in Geneva. I had his bevy of scientists in various fields like tribal welfare, water sanitation, improvement in agriculture and other associated subjects reporting …

Healthy :Top Reasons to See a Dentist in the Near Future

By Karina Popa It takes years for most people to visit their dentist - probably because of fear, lack of funds, or the thought that their teeth are fine. No matter what the reason, going to the dentist two times a year will let them take good care of their smile.Individuals who have not visited a dentist in years, should take a look at the list of "7 Top Reasons to See a Dentist" to encourage them to take better care of themselves.Preventive Care on a Regular Basis Will Save Both Teeth and MoneyIt is easier to solve dental problems when they are just starting, before they get worse and cost more. As an example, a tiny cavity could be fixed for a few hundred dollars before it becomes a decayed tooth that requires a costly root canal and crown.To Address Serious Halitosis or Bad BreathAt times, persistent bad breath may indicate a more serious problem. Halitosis can be brought about by a dry mouth, tobacco products and leftover food. Nevertheless, this can also be caused by o…

Dental Care :What Are Some Different Types of Dentists?

By Karina Popa When the term dentistry comes to mind, people may recall their family dental clinic, where they go to have their teeth cleaned and checked. However, the dental profession is much bigger than they think, and general dentists are only one of the specialties in the study of dentistry. For those who want to know more about the other dentist types, they can continue reading.General dentistEveryone's family dentist is a general dentist who regularly looks after the oral health of his/her patients. Majority of the work of these professionals involves preventive oral care, which covers regular dental cleaning, x-rays and teaching patients about oral care at home. General dentists are in charge of restorative oral care - like treating tooth decay by substituting it using artificial fillings, preparing chipped, cracked or missing teeth, as well as whitening services. They treat oral problems brought about by gum disease plus root problems below the gumline. They can guide pa…

Healthy :Mistakes That Can Be Prevented When Choosing a Dentist

By Karina PopaDeciding on a Dentist Because of Price, Availability or LocationWhen looking for a dentist, people should not give primary importance to the low price being offered, location that is near their home/work, or immediate availability. The first step to consider is the training undergone by the dentist and staff, plus the ability to provide high quality preventative dental care, and to treat diseases/decay in the advanced state.Some of the important qualities to consider are:Dentist TrainingPatients should ask about a dentist's experience and training in terms of the procedures desired or needed.ComfortThey should inquire about the amenities, and know whether they can make treatment more comfortable - for example with nitrous oxide or similar advanced technology.Fees and Payment OptionsThey should find out if dental insurance is accepted, and how much should be paid out of their pocket.RecommendationsPatients should check out dental office reviews. They could request fo…

Dental Care :Tips on How to Choose a Cosmetic Dentist

By Karina Popa Since cosmetic dentistry is not considered as an area of specialization by the American Dental Association, some general dentists present themselves as cosmetic dentists. How will you know if a certain cosmetic dentist can be trusted? Here are some tips to consider in looking for a cosmetic dentist.TrainingA cosmetic dentist who has undergone proper training has taken postgraduate courses on porcelain veneers, as well as cosmetic dental procedures - such as laser dentistry, all-white restorations and Invisalign. Patients should ask their potential dentist about the cosmetic courses he/she has completed.AssociationsThe American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry is the most popular association for cosmetic dentists. Being a member of the AACD does not necessarily mean that a dentist is good, but at least it shows that the dentist is serious enough about his line of work to spend for membership.Payment OptionsHealth insurance does not cover cosmetic dental enhancements. so pa…

Healthy :Basic Advice for Choosing an Excellent Dentist

By Karina Popa When searching for a new dentist, this does not only mean someone who is capable of cleaning your teeth, but it goes beyond that. Dental health is a critical part of a person's overall heath, so all patients need a dental home. This way, there will be someone to look after their best interest and that of their family.When people have a dental home, they will feel at ease every time they drop by for a regular visit, and feel safe in case they go through a dental procedure or emergency. The following are ways to find the dentist that would best fit them and their family members.Begin with the BasicsVisiting the dentist on a regular basis is the way to a healthy smile, therefore people should begin with the details that match their lifestyle and dental needs. They should consider the following:Is the dental clinic near their home or office?Are the office hours convenient?Is this dentist accredited by their dental health card?Since dentist-patient communication is cruc…