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Month: May 2019

AAA Study Says Regular Exercise Can Help Seniors Improve Their Driving
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AAA Study Says Regular Exercise Can Help Seniors Improve Their Driving

As people age, their reactions slow, they may experience more fatigue, and they can have difficulty completing everyday tasks. This is why about 52% of people who turn 65 will need some level of long-term care services. And a new AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety study has found that some of these factors, including increased fatigue and poor physical functioning, are factors leading older adults to limit their driving. Researchers at Columbia University were commissioned by the AAA Foundation to look into eight different factors that could help determine how changes in health could impact driving mobility in seniors. The factors included sleep disturbance, pain interference, depression, fatigue, anxiety, physical functioning, participation in social activities, and pain intensity. Among...
Time To Call A Lawyer? When You Should Seek Legal Help
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Time To Call A Lawyer? When You Should Seek Legal Help

Few people rarely choose to deal with the legal system, and on most occasions, people look to avoid interacting with the law however they can. Unfortunately, sometimes things don't go according to plan, and you'll need to contact a legal professional. Not every situation will require a legal team to handle, however, so use this list as a starting point for when you should seek out a lawyer. DUIs And Arrests One of the most widely recognized times when you might need a lawyer is when you're arrested. However, not all crimes lead to an arrest, but you'll still want a strong legal team on your side. For one example, look at DUIs, sometimes called DWIs (driving while intoxicated) or OWIs (operating while intoxicated). In Michigan, a motorist less than 21 can be charged with a Zero Tolerance ...
Coconut Oil Was Seen as a Healthy Alternative, But It’s Actually Way Worse For You
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Coconut Oil Was Seen as a Healthy Alternative, But It’s Actually Way Worse For You

Coconut oil has recently received a ton of praise for its supposed health benefits. Therefore, it's been embraced by a number of Americans looking to make better nutritional choices. But as it turns out, this oil might not be nearly as beneficial to your physical well-being as you thought. In fact, it could end up being seriously bad for you. Coconut oil has been used for, among other things, the improvement of dental health. Since approximately 99.7% of adults believe a healthy smile is socially important, it's no surprise that the practice of oil pulling became overwhelmingly popular a few years back. Swishing coconut oil through your mouth for a prolonged period will purportedly get rid of unwanted bacteria, alleviate bad breath, or even whiten your teeth. Some dentists agree that wh...
Former CBS Credit Union Manager Pleads Guilty To Embezzling $40 Million
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Former CBS Credit Union Manager Pleads Guilty To Embezzling $40 Million

On Monday, May 20, the former manager of the CBS Employees Federal Credit Union pleaded guilty to bank fraud. There are many different forms of bank fraud, but this case deals with the embezzlement of $40 million from the Studio City-based entertainment giant. Although women are more likely to embezzle, committing 51% of embezzlement crimes, Edward Martin Rostohar of Studio City is the guilty party in this case. According to the U.S. Attorney's Office, Rostohar could receive a sentence of up to 30 years in federal prison for his crime. Rostohar was arrested on March 12 and has been in federal custody since, as the court considered him a flight risk and economic danger to the community at the time of his arrest. According to his plea, Rostohar admitted to embezzling this staggeri...
Rain Gardens: The What, How, and Why
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Rain Gardens: The What, How, and Why

Spring is here, which means it's a great time to get outside, dig in the dirt, and make your property look pretty. Between the spring of 2013 and 2014, nearly 113.5 million people participated in gardening, so it stands to reason that millions of others would want to do the same in 2019. While there are many methods to use when gardening, there's one idea that can provide beauty while doing even more to help the planet. A rain garden can make use of all available resources while adding value to your home. Let's talk more about what sets these types of gardens apart and how you can create one for yourself. What Is a Rain Garden? Nearly 51% of homeowners who upgrade their outdoor spaces spend six or more hours there a week -- mainly relaxing entertaining, and gardening. While you can certa...
As U.S. Flooding Becomes More Severe, Experts Blame Climate Change
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As U.S. Flooding Becomes More Severe, Experts Blame Climate Change

You aren't imagining it: flooding all across the U.S. is getting worse. Since 2010, floods have cost the nation nearly $40 billion. What's more, people in states that never used to experience these issues are now struggling to keep their heads above water. And, like many other problems we're currently facing, climate change may very well be to blame. Although 95% of Americans live within an hour's drive of a navigable body of water, that doesn't mean every American home is well-prepared for a flood. The people of Louisiana might expect heavy flooding due to infrastructure issues and rainy seasons, but the issue has become much more widespread. People in states like Texas, Mississippi, and even Nebraska have recently been caught off-guard due to rapidly rising water levels. And even thou...
Medina County Wastewater Treatment Plant Invests In Environmentally-Friendly Biogas System
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Medina County Wastewater Treatment Plant Invests In Environmentally-Friendly Biogas System

There are over 16,000 publicly-owned treatment works in the United States, serving 75% of the total population. Although these facilities aren't responsible for the drinking water flowing through our water pipes, they nonetheless play an extremely important role in our society. Wastewater describes all the water that has been used, either in residential, business, or industrial settings. If this water was not treated before being released back into the environment, we'd be facing serious health issues (such as typhoid outbreaks and gastrointestinal illnesses). As lucky as we are to have access to such facilities, they don't necessarily enforce the most environmentally-friendly practices. One wastewater treatment plant in Medina County, Ohio, decided to break this habit; by choosing to i...