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How to Stay Warm and Save Money

By finn on November 11, 2015

Now that the weather is getting colder, it’s a good idea to make sure your furnace is running as efficiently as possible. You’ll be warmer and save money, too! And it’s probably a lot easier than you think. To get the ...

Lottery Ticket

True or False: It's easier to win the lottery than get U.S. citizenship

By Carolyn Hauck on November 10, 2015

Are you more likely to win the lottery than obtain U.S. citizenship? Can you guess? Below are the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services’ (USCIS) numbers on how many people were granted citizenship for the last 14 years:

 

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Legal Papers

Citizenship: A complex process

By Carolyn Hauck on November 06, 2015

Applying for citizenship can be a very daunting task. The United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) website does a nice job of outlining the 10 steps to U.S. citizenship. While that is the...

New iPhone

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iPhones: Top 3 Reasons to Upgrade

By Carolyn Hauck on October 29, 2015

At the end of last month Apple announced the new release of iPhone 6 and 6s. Now that it has been a few weeks, and some bugs are getting worked out; you might have started to wonder if it’s worth the $600 price tag. So what are the major improvements with the new model?

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Breast Cancer

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The Real Role of Genetics in Breast Cancer

By Carolyn Hauck on October 22, 2015

When Google co-founder Sergey Brin found out that he had the gene mutation for Parkinson’s Disease through genetics testing, he announced the news publicly. According to scientists, the gene mutation would increase his risk of getting Parkinson’s Disease by 30-75%. It’s the sort of...

Hurricane

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True or False: Open the windows during a hurricane

By Carolyn Hauck on October 20, 2015

With a few months left in hurricane season and some category 4s now behind us, we’re looking to dispel one of the most common misconceptions in hurricane preparedness: opening windows.

If you have a basic understanding of physics, opening windows to relieve outside...

Same-Sex Marriage in the U.S

By Carolyn Hauck on October 15, 2015

In a landmark ruling on June 26, 2015, the U.S Supreme Court struck down all bans on same-sex marriage, making same-sex marriages legal in every state in the union. The case before the court, Obergefell v. Hodges, was a culmination of 6 other cases in the last several years that...

Car in Rain

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Rain is the Biggest Driving Hazard

By Carolyn Hauck on October 13, 2015

According to a 2015 report based on information from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, rain was found to be the number one cause of car accidents between the years 2009 - 2013. Following closely behind rain was drunk driving and reckless driving, but the fact that...

Dog

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True or False: Dogs Can Survive Without Food for Two Weeks

By Carolyn Hauck on October 08, 2015

Less a quiz question and more a pet guardian concern, is it true that dogs can go about two weeks without eating?

Abstaining from food is certainly one of the first signs for a pet guardian that something is wrong with your dog. Going without food can be a dog’s...

Old Phone

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Are Updates OK for Old Phones?

By Carolyn Hauck on October 06, 2015

A few weeks ago Apple rolled out its iOS 9 update for iPhones no older than 4s, tablets no older than the 2 and 5th generation iPod touch. And yesterday, Android began its roll out of 6.0 Marshmallow for Nexus Platforms 5, 6, 7, 9 and Player.

So our big question: If...

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