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July 25th, 2014

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Childcare Providers Deserve a Voice

  Editor:   I’m a speech therapist who has been in early education for the last decade, and I have seen over and over how the lack of early education is affecting our youth from a very young age. Many families are not able to be home with their children because today’s world requires two incomes. And if you happen to be a single parent, y...

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Noah *

  In the Bible, the story of Noah is brief and unembellished. Noah – a 600-year-old vineyard owner – was the only faultless man in a world full of wicked jerks. God told him to build an ark. Noah complied. And then God killed everyone on earth except Noah, his family, and two of every animal. Actually, Noah saved more than two of t...

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Why Don’t We?

  I pop popcorn… for squirrels… sometimes. I also save bread pieces, crumbled cookies, and other ‘delicacies’ to give them. You see, I have a squirrel feeder attached to a tree behind our house, and I just happen to like feeding the squirrels. Most people feed birds, and get annoyed when squirrels invade their bird feeders, but I h...

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Ice is nice: 5 simple steps to maintain your commercial ice machine

It’s easy for restaurants and other food service businesses to forget about one of the hardest working pieces of equipment in their kitchens: the commercial ice machine. But ice is critical to the storage, preparation and distribution of items on your menu, and must be treated like food when it comes to safety and sanitation. Just like any ot...

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How to get your car to go that extra mile – or 100,000

Today’s car owners are keeping their vehicles on the road longer, and it’s not uncommon to find autos with odometer readings of 200,000, 300,000 or more. While increasingly common, that kind of longevity still merits bragging rights. So how can you reach the six-figure mile-mark? The answer is as simple as listening to your car, followi...

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No more road rage: How smart cities and driverless cars make life better for everyone

Driverless cars, delivery drones and smart buildings: they all seem like things you’d see in a sci-fi movie. But all those futuristic developments could soon roll onto American roadways, and many Americans overwhelmingly support the changes. According to the “Intel Freeway to the Future” study conducted by Penn Schoen Berland, whe...

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Benefits of cochlear implants in older adults go beyond restored hearing

As a private pilot and frequent commercial passenger, John Walkup’s hearing worsened over a number of years. But during one memorable airline flight, he suddenly lost most of his hearing, leading to enormous life changes. The impact of his hearing loss went beyond simply not being able to hear. His career ended abruptly. Walkup went on perman...

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Taking care of your dog’s teeth: One more way to show you love him

Most pet parents enjoy hugs and kisses from their canines. But while your best friend is showering you with love, have you wondered if his teeth are clean? Or about how his dental health affects his overall well-being? Good oral care is as essential for dogs as it is for humans. By the time they’re 3 years old, 80 percent of dogs develop peri...

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