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Month: July 2019

Climate Change Threatens U.S. Recreational and Commercial Fishing
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Climate Change Threatens U.S. Recreational and Commercial Fishing

In 2017, there were approximately 11.6 million youth participants (aged between six and 17 years) in fishing in the United States. Although there are a staggering number of people who may not want to admit how dire global warming might be, there's little doubt that we're starting to feel the effects. From increased instances of flooding to extended allergy seasons, scientists are quick to point out that it can all be traced back to climate change. And as ocean temperatures continue to rise, there's another consequence of our unwillingness to protect the planet: the practice of fishing may be in real trouble. So whether you're one of the 49 million Americans who participate in freshwater, saltwater, or fly fishing as a hobby during the average year or you contribute to (or benefit from) the...
Chicago Mosaic Artist Turns Potholes into Works of Art
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Chicago Mosaic Artist Turns Potholes into Works of Art

American artists appear in 40% of art collections worldwide. Glass mosaics have been in use for ages. In fact, this work of art dates back more than 300 years before the birth of Christ. Few people would ever expect such a traditional piece of art to appear in the middle of the road. But that's exactly what Chicago artist, Jim Bachor, has done. He first became intrigued by the long lifespan and durability of mosaics after visiting Pompeii, which featured these works of art from more than 2,000 years ago. After learning how to create beautiful Mosaics from Italy, has used this superpower to fill potholes since 2013. Bachor has created a variety of mosaics, many of which feature comforting images like cats, foods, and flowers. He claims that the goal of his work is to put a smile on th...
What’s Wrong With This Picture? Man Attempts To Smuggle Cocaine Under Toupee
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What’s Wrong With This Picture? Man Attempts To Smuggle Cocaine Under Toupee

Appearances aren't always what they seem. We're a species very much concerned about our outer physical appearance, doing all sorts of things to make ourselves more attractive. Having that pearly white, perfect smile explains the 39.09 million Americans who were using tooth whiteners in 2017. Another part of physical appearance on many minds is hair. One report suggests that 68% of women are unhappy with their hair. Similarly, with men, hair loss is something they generally don't want to experience. Still, it happens, so there are certain strategies men use to conceal their rapidly balding heads. One Colombian man sought to conceal a little more than baldness recently. Landing in Spain from Bogota, Colombia, authorities spotted the man with a very unusual looking toupee. With the FAA...
Study Finds Connection Between Employee Stress and Weight Gain
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Study Finds Connection Between Employee Stress and Weight Gain

Contrary to what you might think, the workplace can be rather dangerous for many of us. You don't have to be employed in a hazardous field to get hurt on the job, of course. And if you do slip and fall at work, you could be among the 5% of people who fracture a bone as a result. But these kinds of accidents aren't the only ways we can experience negative physical effects as a result of our employment. In fact, your job could be the very thing that's infringing on your self-esteem and your long-term health. According to recent data, roughly 50% of Americans say they're unsuccessful at losing weight because they lack self-discipline. But as one study revealed, failing to reach our weight loss goals may not be entirely because we're not dedicated enough. In some cases, it could be because ...
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2019 SEO Marketing Trends

The importance of SEO in the digital marketing world has grown year over year. More consumers today make decisions online and it is key for businesses to have a digital presence. This has only made SEO harder for small businesses. We've reached out to the top digital marketing experts to hear their advice for businesses. Find Your Voice Brands need a voice they and help developing one describes Mike Koehler of Smirk New Media. "We think that developing a unique and consistent brand voice for your web and social media content is pivotal for a business success online. As a digital marketing agency, developing a brand voice is an important step we take as part of social media and digital content planning. Our process is akin to creating what we consider an "invisible mascot" for the ...
Airbnb and Other Top Companies Set Strict Dating Policies in the Workplace
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Airbnb and Other Top Companies Set Strict Dating Policies in the Workplace

Dealing with sexual harassment at work is not uncommon and many employers have enforced strict dating policies regarding employee relationships in the past. But some top companies are flipping the script. While most companies ban employee relationships altogether, Airbnb, Facebook, and even Google have rolled out a new policy that's simultaneously strict and welcoming at once: now, coworkers get one chance to ask their coworker out on a date. "You can only ask another employee on a date once, and it can’t be someone in your chain of management, so not your boss or someone on your team," explained an Airbnb employee to MarketWatch. Should a coworker say no, this ensures that sexual harassment is avoided in the workplace. After all, more than 30% of cases presented to the EEOC we...