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Health

Legislators Waking Up To The High Costs Of Managing Sleep Disorders For Truckers

Legislators Waking Up To The High Costs Of Managing Sleep Disorders For Truckers

No one can argue that fatigue and sleep disorders are a serious hazard for commercial truck drivers and other motorists. Driving while drowsy is a contributing factor in at least 100,000 accidents every year, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, and it results in about 1,500 deaths, 70,000 […]

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Travel

Chicago’s Kid-friendly Hotels

Chicago’s Kid-friendly Hotels

When you’re planning a family vacation or getaway to Chicago, searching for kid-friendly hotels will be an essential step. Basic kid-friendly features, such as playgrounds and/or pools onsite, are provided by several places, yet many Chicago hotels have special amenities just for kids. Take, for example, Swissotel Chicago, which offers kid-friendly suites. […]

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Food

America’s Caffeine Problem (And why you have one, too)

America’s Caffeine Problem (And why you have one, too)

Back in the good old days, Dad would have a cup of coffee to go, and Mom would sip from a cup most of the morning. Now, parents and kids are slamming back coffee, soda, energy drinks and even caffeine pills in a desperate attempt to be somewhat awake. We’ve […]

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Home Improvement

Flipping Houses: What You Need To Know

Flipping Houses: What You Need To Know

Buy a house, fix it up, sell it for a profit — that sounds easy enough. But people who think they can make a lot of money by “flipping” houses may be in for a surprise. In order to be successful at the house-flipping game, you need to have a […]

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Education

4 Challenges For International Students Studying In The United States

4 Challenges For International Students Studying In The United States

Schools often recruit international students to help diversify the student body, enrich the college campus experience and give foreigners the opportunity to live and study in the United States — and maybe even stay long-term. Studying abroad in the U.S. is a great opportunity for international students, but the process […]

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Travel

The Internal Benefits Of Studying Abroad

The Internal Benefits Of Studying Abroad

Studying abroad can be a defining moment in the life of a young person. Its effects reinforce the idea that learning doesn’t occur only in the classroom, but everywhere you go with everyone you meet. The impact — emotionally, intellectually, spiritually and socially — of international study can last an […]

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Travel

Essential Phrases When Traveling Abroad

Essential Phrases When Traveling Abroad

If you were traveling abroad and suddenly fell gravely ill, would you know how to ask for help? You wouldn’t want to be thumbing through your Spanish-to-English dictionary, trying to find the word for “hospital.” That’s why it’s a good idea to prepare for your travels in advance by learning […]

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Business

Storage Maximization: Organizing Inventory In A Limited Space

Storage Maximization: Organizing Inventory In A Limited Space

In domestic life, the small house movement is gaining a lot of attention as people are learning to live in smaller spaces for economic and environmental reasons. In the business world, small to medium-sized companies that don’t have a great deal of storage at their disposal are looking for ways to juggle […]

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Business

Saving Money On Business Travel

Saving Money On Business Travel

As your business evolves, your partnerships and clients will likely evolve with it. Once the business has grown enough to gain international clients, you may soon be sending employees on overseas business trips to meet with clients. If you’re worried about fitting international travel into the company’s budget, fear not […]

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General

Real Life: Pursuing An Acting Career In Hollywood, California

Real Life: Pursuing An Acting Career In Hollywood, California

If you’re pursuing the goal of working in the field of acting, chances are you’ve already done your homework, studied theater and had several turns in the spotlight. And, if you’re really serious, you’ve made plans to move to the actor’s mecca — Hollywood, California. Sure, you’ve been bold enough […]

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