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States with a “Stand Your Ground” Law

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Advertise Here Recent reports have propelled the Stand-Your-Ground law to the top of news sites and Twitter feeds. Only a number of states possess this law, though other states possess laws with similarities. The Stand-Your-Ground Law Defined The Stand-Your-Ground law is comparable to the Castle Doctrine. Enforced in about half of the US, the Castle Doctrine states that a person …

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The Effect of the Sequester to Small Businesses


The sequester seems to be the latest buzzword, but not all of us can afford can take time away from our busy schedules to truly comprehend the ramifications of the latest self-inflicted wound to our economy. Unfortunately, the latest round of government spending cuts may have a significant impact on the U.S job market in the near future. Analysts, pundits, …

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Five Most Inheritance-Friendly States


Inheritance taxes have been a topic of great debate through the years. The idea that people had already paid taxes on the things they owned and the money they earned makes the inheritance tax appear to be a double tax on the same income. Many states have changed inheritance tax laws because of that popular public viewpoint. Some states still …

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Top 18 Quotable Marriage Quotes


Get engaged and suddenly advisors come out of the woodwork. Ten minutes after the guy pops the question, everyone he knows begins adding his or her two-cents on what makes a marriage work. It matters not if the impromptu marriage counselors are young, old, married, or divorced; all are suddenly experts on the topic of marriage bliss and how it …

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Proper Design of Safety Signs is Vitally Important


It’s not enough anymore to simply put out a few safety signs in the workplace. For starters, there are certain OSHA and other governmental regulations for some industries and types of signs, so you might not be compliant with the law if don’t put much thought into it. But protecting your employees is a vital part of doing business – …

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3 Celebrities Recently in Rehab

It might seem like celebrities and rehab go together like peanut butter and jelly. However, addiction is a very real and serious disease–celebs are just in the spotlight more so compared to the average Joe. Rehabilitation is an ongoing, lifelong process since there’s no “cure” for an addiction. Instead, rehab helps people (including celebrities) learn to live with the disease. …

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Forget Expensive Weddings – DIY Wedding Favours


Everyone knows that weddings are expensive, it is a truth universally acknowledged, but it isn’t until you are planning your own that this truth really hits you. You plan out your budget and for a brief moment you think you can just about make it and then you remember all those little extras and the bill goes from manageable to …

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Memories in a Landfill


We hold millions of little memories in our heads, those snapshots of a birthday party or a mountain vista that we can easily recall on demand. A smell or a song can trigger them, and we’ll savor our mini slide show for a moment. We wish and we need to preserve many of these memories forever. There’s a reason everyone’s …

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‘Looks: Why They Matter More Than You Ever Imagined’ [a review]


Gordon Patzer, PhD. is a researcher, writer and speaker that has been internationally recognized for his efforts in understanding the influence that physical attractiveness (PA) has on our daily lives. This area of research has brought so many other researchers to conclusions about physical attractiveness that it has been called the ‘Physical Attractiveness Phenomenon’ (PAP). According to Dateline NBC, Dr. …

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5 Reasons Why 24 Is The New 21


When you get to be 24, life can slow down a little bit. It’s not all about partying anymore. You start to care so much more about getting a good night’s sleep. You opt for a cup of hot tea rather than drinking a glass of wine at the end of the night to eliminate the risk of a headache …

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7 Ways a Credit Card Can Save You Money


Using a credit card sometimes has a negative connotation, but in reality, cards can save you quite a bit of money if you use them correctly. Here are seven ways that you can save money by simply utilizing a credit card. 1. Take Advantage of Time-Sensitive Deals One of the ways that having a credit card can save you money …

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Time Management for Working Students


We all know how much of an expense good education can be.  This is why most of us opt to work whilst in our college years.  It’s difficult, but this experience molds us into better and more industrious people.  We learn how to multitask to ensure that not only will we be effective in school, but also at work.  And …

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Marijuana Legalization Recap


Marijuana legislation is a multifaceted problem. When legislators consider legalizing the drug, it raises a number of public health and policy concerns, some of which remain unaddressed even when marijuana is technically legalized. By 2012, 18 states had legalized medical marijuana use. That year, Washington and Colorado became the first states to legalize it for recreational use as well. However, …

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5 Common Problems With Package Forwarding

Some people put in their request to forward packages and expect everything to be smooth sailing. That’s rarely the case 100 percent of the time, especially when people choose a less than reputable service. Even the big players like the USPS can make mistakes, and unfortunately recipients don’t always realize that their packages have gone MIA. Is there a way …

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The Gray People

John Scott homeless article

They came at me from all directions this past weekend. Imagine ants headed for a Jolly Rancher on a sidewalk. They converged on every human that did not look like them. They were young and old, male and female, and they all wanted something from me. I could see by the looks on their faces that they wanted something as …

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The Current Financial State of Greece


Budget cuts, tax hikes, and pay cuts are just a few of the measures taken by the Greek government during the economic crisis that has been hovering over the country since 2009. Greece borrowed money to help offset the deteriorating financial situation it is in. One of the main concerns is that the interest rate on the money borrowed has …

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Volunteering Can Lift Your Spirits


Eric was devastated when his wife, Cathy, died from pancreatic cancer. He isolated himself in their home and spent all day looking at her things and grieving. Finally, one of his friends from church talked him into spending one night a week volunteering at a soup kitchen. Eric quickly discovered that helping people who were down on their luck made …

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3 Economic Impacts of Attacks

One of our biggest values is safety. Safety for our homes, families, possessions, and for ourselves. We don’t like to think about attacks to these things, theft or robberies, but it’s important to know the impact they can have on someone physically, mentally, and financially. Recovering from an attack can be difficult, but knowing what problems to anticipate will help …

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The Evolution of Medical Transcription

For how unfathomably complex the human body is, and for all the thousands of things that can go wrong with it, doctors and other medical workers would likely be very lost if not for medical transcription. The simple process of having a textual reproduction of whatever is dictated saves hours of time, many headaches and helps doctors treat more patients …

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The 7 Largest Mines on Earth

The worldwide mining industry is enormous. To conceive of it’s scale, consider this: any natural resources that are not grown–are not agriculture–must be attained via mining. That means clay, gemstones like diamonds, metal of any kind, coal, oil, and more are all acquired by mining. An industry so big it’s almost unfathomable can be expected to produce mines that are …

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