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Explosive Ordnance Disposal: The ultimate bomb squad

Diving beneath ships. Parachuting out of aircraft. Clearing Improvised Explosive Devices (IEDs). Navy Explosive Ordnance (EOD) Technicians control weapons and render safe explosives on land, in the water or wherever perceived threats may lurk. Protecting others by handling situations with steady hands and even steadier nerves. Young men and women e...

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Know what employers want before applying to be in law enforcement

With the economy improving, more job opportunities are appearing, giving today’s students openings to show prospective employers their skills and professional talents. However, the job market is still competitive, and students need to know – and then acquire – the skills prospective employers want. In the law enforcement industry,...

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Rising emergency department visits driving demand for nurses

Catastrophes like the crash of Asiana Airlines Flight 214 in San Francisco and the Boston Marathon bombings have highlighted the extraordinary work of emergency departments (ED) and their indispensable role in health care.   While disasters such as these are rare, emergency medicine plays a pivotal role in our nation’s health care system...

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Parenting tips to help young children love to read

Children are energetic learners, trying to make sense of the world around them. One of the most important activities to help a child stretch his mind, especially in the early years, is reading. From birth to age 5, development in all areas of the brain is rapid, so it is especially important during this time that parents make an intentional effort...

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Applying to college? Practical advice for finding your dream university

High school seniors are faced with making the first of many life-changing decisions: “Which college should I go to?” With more than 4,000 colleges and universities in the U.S. to choose from, finding the “Dream U” may be a daunting task. The truth is the perfect university doesn’t exist, but with the right guidance and...

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In a do-it-yourself world, we still need professionals

We live in a world that encourages us to DIY – “do it yourself” – in everything from remodeling our houses to building our own websites. While smart, dedicated people can certainly accomplish a lot, professional expertise is still extremely valuable, especially when it comes to investing. New data from a Natixis Global Asset...

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College students have options to save money on technology

Besides the books, the classes and the studying, you’ve probably found you’re spending a lot of your time with technology. And you’re likely spending a fair amount of money on it as well. You’re not alone. College student spending on technology is up 227 percent over last year on everything from tablets and smart phones to d...

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Making wellness programs work for your wallet and lifestyle

By now you’ve probably heard the message loud and clear: Staying well through preventive steps is cheaper, healthier and easier for everyone than waiting until a health condition becomes an issue. From the government to your own employer, many organizations spend millions of dollars every year on wellness programs aimed at supporting individu...

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Know how to keep young athletes playing safe and strong

Playing sports is great for kids. It teaches them the importance of teamwork, helps them stay physically active and creates positive habits that last a lifetime. An injury, however, can sideline young athletes for the season – or longer. A recent study by Safe Kids Worldwide identified measures that athletes, coaches and parents can take to p...

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What Gen Z knows – and should learn – about saving for college

Is it ever too early to start saving for college? Is it ever too late? Finance experts say the answer to both questions is a resounding “no,” and an annual Gen Z & Money survey released by TD Ameritrade Holding Corporation (NYSE: AMTD) indicates that members of Generation Z are hearing the message loud and clear. Many members of Gen...

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