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Parking Laws on Private Property

by Gordon Jeremiah Berry Parking signs are everywhere: one-hour, two-hour parking, loading zones, plus enforcement by parking agents or an electronic meter. In general, parking laws can be defined as, stopping, standing, or parking in specified places. On the roadway side of any vehicle stopped or parked at the edge or curb of a street,…

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The Health Risks of Energy Drinks

by Ann Harrison Although nearly half of all children and young adults living in the United States consume energy drinks such as Red Bull and Five Hour Energy to give them a boost of energy every day, research shows that there are many health risks associated with drinking these types of beverages. For starters, energy…

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The Importance of Kindness

by James R. Campbell During the course of any day, chances are better than not that we will become involved in situations in which we must deal with others in order to meet the daily challenges of life, or accomplish our daily tasks. How we handle these encounters speaks to our values, and how we…

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UK: HPV Vaccine Kills Teen Girl

It keeps happening to vaccine recipients; this time the victim is a teenage girl in Bury, Greater Manchester area of United Kingdom, and the killer shot is the HPV vaccine. Marketers of the Human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine claim it prevents cervical cancer and is heavily marketed, especially toward young females. Shazel Zaman, 13, became the…

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On Modern Fundraising

by Bob Branco Many people use social media in order to raise money for personal and professional reasons. Fund-raising sites, such as Indiegogo and “Go Fund Me’, are very popular and sometimes controversial. I have known people who use these types of accounts in order to raise money for charity, a personal debt, business start-ups,…

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World Celebrates Naked Gardening Day

Did you know that today is World Naked Gardening Day? Yes, it is what it sounds – being out in a garden and baring it all. Celebrated on first Saturday in May, the World Naked Gardening Day encourages all to go out in one’s birth suit in a garden and prune the vegetation. Sow, reap,…

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How to Overcome Your Online Shopping Fears

by Daniel Bell Modern fears about the information you share online are reaching an all-time high. You could call it paranoia. But as Thomas Pynchon wrote in his latest novel, “Paranoia’s the garlic in life’s kitchen… you can never have too much.” The fact is that you should be extremely careful about what you’re doing…

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Laws of Child Abuse and Child Protective Services

by Gordon Jeremiah Berry Every child has a right to adequate care and supervision and to be free from abuse, neglect, and exploitation. Abuse can be defined in terms that are both physical and emotional. Physical abuse is defined as non-accidental trauma or physical injury caused by punching, beating, kicking, biting, burning or otherwise harming…