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Reevaluating Reverse Mortgages

Reverse mortgages have been around for quite some time. The loans are marketed toward seniors (62 or older) who own a home and are looking for extra money to pay off a mortgage or finance a home. According to the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, homeowners who...
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Generations of Wildlife are in Jeopardy Due to Climate Change

When we think of climate change, changing weather patterns and greenhouse gas emissions come to mind. Environmentalists are among the many advocates who have warned of the dangers of climate change and who have suggestions for addressing the problem. After all, an increase in...
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Can Low or Unpaid Internships Seek Back Pay?

We’ve all heard about how internships can be helpful for students to gain professional experience and maybe even gain a full-time job after the internship is over. However, not all internships have provided interns with the professional knowledge and skills necessary to...
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AAA Expands Roadside Assistance for Cyclists

In the earlier days of bicycling, if a cyclist got a flat tire calling AAA definitely wasn’t the first thing that came to mind. However, thanks to the growth of bicyclists around the country, more organizations are offering roadside assistance to bicycle riders. Earlier this...
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IDA Accounts Helping Victims of Domestic Violence

For many years, domestic violence has been an issue among many females. Whether it’s physical or emotional abuse, the scars of domestic violence aren’t easily healed even after the relationship is over. What’s more is that oftentimes women feel trapped in their relationships due...
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Thinking Twice About C-Sections

Cesarean sections can save the mother and child from life-threatening complications at the time of labor. However, recent studies pose concerns regarding the increasing use of the procedure. Consumer Reports recently investigated 1,500 hospitals across the United States (22...
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Seniors Increasingly Becoming Successful Business Owners

Starting a new business can be pretty scary, especially if you’ve already built your brand in a totally different career field. For a lot of seniors, the standard 9 to 5 job isn’t as appealing as it once was. In fact, an AARP survey finds that 15 percent of workers between the...
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Risks of Motorcycle Deaths Continue Despite Recent Study

In some countries, it is a lot more common to ride a motorcycle than a car. You can get to a destination quicker, dodge traffic, and even save on gas. In the United States, California dominates with over 800,000 registered motorcycles as of 2013, and states like Florida, Texas...
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Survey Reveals Increase in Medical Identity Theft

We’ve all heard about identity theft and the negative effects it can have on consumers if they are held responsible for transactions made by identity thieves. Consumers are often told to take extra measures to protect their credit cards or bank accounts from being breached, and...
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Seminar Answers Questions on Consumer Generated Health Data

As online and offline technologies expand so do our resources. Filled with a wealth of information, new and emerging technologies have affected the ways consumers seek out different types of information. One recent trend is consumer generated and controlled information, where the...
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