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Monthly Archives: August 2013

¿Piensa cambiar de profesión? Considere el campo de los seguros

¿Va a dar sus primeros pasos en una profesión, o cambiar la que desempeña actualmente? Probablemente, en ese tránsito que proyecta hay una profesión que no le ha pasado por la mente: los seguros.  “Usualmente, cuando planificamos nuestra profesión o consideramos un empleo totalmente diferente, no...

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Stepping out to stop diabetes

This year, co-workers, families and friends across the country are making every step count in the fight against diabetes. Your steps can count too. Step Out: Walk to Stop Diabetes(R), the American Diabetes Association’s signature fundraising walk, has been taking place for more than 20 years. Participants walk as individuals or as a team that...

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Your back-to-campus cyber security checklist

Computers, tablets and mobile devices are fundamental for college students to learn, study and stay connected. With more and more devices being used on campus, college officials are feeling the pain of trying to keep their networks and data safe from ever-increasing threats. Cyber security is a big concern in higher education, as colleges and unive...

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Six ways studying abroad can change your life

Many students study abroad each year for only a few months, or even weeks. But the experiences and lessons learned go on to impact them well past that brief time, and the benefits of their travels don’t stop once they return home. Studying abroad isn’t just a chance to explore foreign cities, but a time to grow, learn and expand your co...

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How to save money on summer road trips

Whether you’re driving across the country on your annual family road trip or taking a weekend to enjoy the open road, there are plenty of ways to save on the cost of fuel. Here are some easy tips that will help you save money at the pump and stretch the fuel in your gas tank. * Prepare your vehicle. Regular service can spot problems that redu...

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By Any Other Name

By G. E. Shuman   I think a lot of sounds of words; Of why I like some I have heard. And wonder from where those sounds came, When calling something by a name.   William Shakespeare, Bard of old Is often quoted, it is told, That a red rose would smell the same If called by any other name.   But I do doubt it, as I write That dawn wou...

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Reiss’s Pieces

This past summer must be one that should be in the “strange” record book, and not just because the weather was so erratic and strange. I can tolerate the weather as well as the next person, but I do think that going from 95 degrees one day to 47 degrees the next is really asking too much of the human body. And then, of course, going from a day of b...

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Blackfish

****   I haven’t participated in any kind of vote besides an MLB All-Star ballot in many years. However, if there was a national referendum on whether the government should shut down SeaWorld and free all their Killer Whales, I would show up to the polls and vote YES.   Orcas absolutely do not belong in captivity. And the muckraking docum...

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Remembering Irene, Preparing for Future Floods

By Deb Markowitz, Secretary, Vermont Agency of Natural Resources Like many Vermonters this summer, by July I was sick of the constant rain. My garden beds flooded. The house smelled vaguely of mildew. I was worried about the swollen rivers and flooded lakes. And, I watched the damage mount – storm after storm – to homes, to roads, to farms, and to...

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Fish Hatchery Goes Green with Solar Operation

The Vermont Fish & Wildlife Department recently installed a 132-panel solar electric system at their Bald Hill Fish Culture Station in Newark. The system will replace 75% of current electricity consumption with renewable solar energy and will also provide a significant reduction in greenhouse gas emissions.   According to fish culture oper...

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