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Month: June 2018

NCAA College World Series to Host an MLB Game Next Year
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NCAA College World Series to Host an MLB Game Next Year

Over 36 million kids play organized sports each year in the United States. The majority of these kids enjoy playing for a few years, building long-lasting friendships and having plenty of fun along the way. A select few, however, will have the opportunity to play their favorite sports at the highest level. Though shaved bats shouldn't be used if it's colder than 65 degrees outside, NCAA ballplayers don't need too much help at the plate -- they can certainly contribute and plan on doing so on the biggest stage. The 2018 College World Series is officially underway and it's another excellent tournament showcasing some of the best ball players in the country. Florida, the state with one of the best baseball programs around, continues to show that they belong on the world's biggest stage w...
Busy Week For Phil: Mickelson Apologizes For U.S. Open Fiasco and Invests In Frozen Yogurt Robots
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Busy Week For Phil: Mickelson Apologizes For U.S. Open Fiasco and Invests In Frozen Yogurt Robots

Retail sales of frozen yogurt and non-dairy ice cream have dropped 10% over the last two years. Though the industry still sold $299 million worth of product in 2016, there seems to be a need for some innovation when it comes to producing, distributing, and selling frozen yogurt. Leave it to one of the most prolific golfers to lead this delicious and niche charge. According to the New York Post, beloved (at times) golfer Phil Mickelson is now investing in a futurities frozen yogurt chain that utilizes self-checkout screens and robots. Yes, you read that right, Phil Mickelson is investing in frozen yogurt robots. What a wonderful world this is. Reis and Irvy’s "froyo meets robo" premise uses robot-engineered vending machines to serve up to seven flavors of frozen yogurt, ...
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Fireball Whiskey Covers Arkansas Highway After Truck Crash

Imagine the messiest party cleanup possible, then multiply it several times. Cans, bottles, perhaps a rogue shoe, party aftermath isn't thought about until it stares you in the face the next day. Unfortunately, bigger messes similar in nature have to be cleaned up as soon as possible. Especially when the mess is clogging a state highway. Around 10:45 AM this past Thursday, two 18-wheeler trucks tangled on Arkansas Interstate 40-West. Fortunately, no one was hurt beyond some minor injuries. The contents of one of the trucks, on the other hand, were strewn about a stretch of highway that would hold traffic up in both directions until the afternoon. Reports don't say whether the highway smelled like college nights and regrettable choices, but the road was littered with a massive...
An In-Depth Look Into the 12 World Cup Host Stadiums
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An In-Depth Look Into the 12 World Cup Host Stadiums

The 2018 World Cup is officially underway as Russia handled Saudi Arabia 5 to 0 in the first match of the tournament. Russia is this year's host and there are currently 12 stadiums across the country that will be holding matches throughout the Cup. According to Dezeen, from June 14 until July 15, 32 national teams will compete throughout Russia for the coveted World Cup trophy. The 12 Russian stadiums are located in 11 different cities and feature some historic venues as well as innovative new ones. Some of the stadiums underwent major changes like air conditioning equipment replacement, which can result in significant energy savings if the units are more than 15 years old. Here is an in-depth look at some of the Russian stadiums that are hosting the matches: Luzhniki Sta...
Florida Schools Asking for Additional Funding for Mental Health Services
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Florida Schools Asking for Additional Funding for Mental Health Services

After February's tragic shooting at the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, Palm Beach County families will finally be seeing improvements in school mental health services next year. The new law that has been passed includes a series of opportunities to improve school safety. “The Department of Education must establish an evidence-based youth mental health awareness and assistance curriculum for students,” Pinellas County Sheriff Bob Gualtieri said. “By the start of the school year, students must disclose prior mental health bills.” The Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School Safety Commission met to discuss events surrounding the massacre and established clear goals for adding additional mental health counselors, having mandatory "active shooter" training for staff members, security...
Silver Diamine Fluoride Helping Children Deal With Painful Dental Procedures
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Silver Diamine Fluoride Helping Children Deal With Painful Dental Procedures

At least one in five Americans has one or more cavities that are currently untreated. Sadly, those numbers could potentially be even higher among the nation's youth population. Baby teeth begin to grow around 6 months, so the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry (AAPD) recommends a trip to the dentist before your child’s first birthday. For kids, going to the dentist for something as minor as a checkup can be a terrifying, traumatic experience. With all the sharp dental tools, scary face protectors, and loud noises, many kids would much prefer manual labor than spending a few minutes in a dentist's chair. But unfortunately, children with poor oral health are three times more likely to miss school as a result of tooth pain. Needless to say, professional dentistry is a necessity for ...
OSHA Revamps Its Regulations Pertaining to Workplace Injuries and Illnesses
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OSHA Revamps Its Regulations Pertaining to Workplace Injuries and Illnesses

On average, approximately 2.9 million nonfatal workplace injuries occur across the United States each year. These injuries can range from minor scrapes and bruises to permanent disability, significantly impacting the quality of life for not only the individual worker, but his or her family as well. According to Lexology, the U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has revised its regulations pertaining to workplace injuries and illnesses, specifically in regards to organizational tracking. OSHA plans on publishing its new rule proposals that will revise the regulations that were put in place during the President Obama's administration. The proposed revisions will be published as Improve Tracking of Workplace Injuries and Illnesses and have already been submitted...
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Boy Finds Message in a Bottle Two Decades After it Was Dropped Into the Water

Nearly two decades ago, a woman tossed a message in a bottle off the coast of Massachusetts. She was shocked to get a call saying it was found so many years later by a boy in Nova Scotia. According to The Gloucester Daily Times, Rita Ganim went to Wheelers Point in Massachusetts in August of 2000 to visit her daughter and son-in-law. While there, she and her family took a sunset cruise up the Annisquam River. That’s when she decided to throw a message in a bottle overboard. “We don’t get around to the ocean that much,” Ganim, 80, said. “I decided I’m not going to be boring. I just said I’d love to throw a bottle with a message inside into the water, but I didn’t want to hurt the environment.” Her family encouraged her to pen the message and throw it in a plastic bottle. On a ...
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Arizona Introduces Dental Therapists in Specific Settings

Fear of the dentist is the reason why some people don't go to the dentist, even if they really need to. But in Arizona, if the visit is your fear you may have access to a dental therapist. In the United States, 74% of people have some form of periodontal disease. If you’re one of the 74%, not getting that taken care of because of fear could lead to serious issues. A new law in Arizona makes it the seventh state to allow the use of dental therapy for help with that specific issue. According to The Arizona Capitol Times, dental therapists are similar to nurse practitioners. They give routine care like placing crowns or filling cavities, but help people conquer their fears. According to Tucson, the dental therapists would only be allowed to practice in certain settings including f...