Some of the qualities that have historically set the United States apart from many other countries are the rights of its citizens. Yet, if you do not know what your rights are, you might not exercise them, which in some cases means that you are effectively giving them away.
It’s been called a disturbing trend, an epidemic and a blight on our roads. These phrases are apt descriptions of the increase in U.S. traffic fatalities that have occurred for two years in a row. The increase in 2015 was the largest in the U.S. in 50 years, and now it appears that 2016 saw a similar rise… Read More »
That’s Alabama’s new policy, unofficially. Jonathan Raynes is now serving two years in prison followed by eight years of probation after a fatal texting and driving accident. After “momentarily taking his eyes off the road”, Raynes said he swerved to avoid a stopped car in front of him. In doing so, he tragically collided head on with the… Read More »
What we don’t know can hurt us. This is especially true when it comes to our health. The less we understand about our health – the medicines we take, the conditions we might have, the care we receive – the more likely we are to make decisions that aren’t in our best interest, ones that might even be… Read More »
When someone enters a place of business – a salon, a supermarket, a restaurant – they don’t expect to be leaving on a stretcher. It’s an unspoken agreement between a consumer and a business owner. If it were spoken, it would go something like this: “I will frequent your establishment if you guard my personal safety while I… Read More »
The process of divorce is become more and more commonplace in today’s society. According to the most recent data from the CDC, in the U.S. we currently have a total divorce rate of 3.2 per 1,000 population. And with each divorce case there are several hotly-contested elements to fight over, including asset division, child custody and support, prenuptials,… Read More »
Years ago, in a place far, far away, people were exposed to dangerous chemicals in everyday products. Children were exposed to lead paint in their toys. Houses were filled with asbestos. This distant past was virtually a Wild West for consumers, and any given product could contain a hazardous material. Thank goodness those days are gone for good.… Read More »
For roughly three decades, football has been the game of choice for sports fans in the United States. Between professional and college football, over 40 percent of all sports enthusiasts put pigskin at the top of their list of favorite sports.
In the United States, the private sector reported around 3 million non-fatal workplace injuries and illnesses in 2015. That’s the equivalent of the entire population of Mississippi. Workplace injuries are surprisingly common in the U.S., and they often leave workers to wonder what they should do next.
Taking time off work to help you recover from injuries suffered at your place of work can be a difficult time, and not for the reasons you’d think. Taking time off work to recover can in the longer term cause your monthly income to be reduced. This then causes money worries and the stress that then follows because… Read More »