Archive, July 2016.

We have all been reminded time and again: “Put the phone down,” “Texting can wait,” and “Don’t text and drive.” It seems, however, that we cannot help ourselves. “This will only take a second,” we rationalize, as we fire off a quick message to a friend or family. A second, though, is all it takes for something tragic to happen, as texting-and-driving accidents can cause serious injuries and, in some cases, death.
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Research has proven that divorce can be a very traumatic time in a child’s life, no matter their age. Different age ranges can produce varying ramifications and for the parents, it is imperative to continually monitor and minimize the level of emotional turmoil experienced by their children. What are the top 10 issues facing a child experiencing his or her parent's divorce?
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As we as a nation grieve for the victims of the three recent Orlando tragedies - the senseless shooting of singer Christina Grimmie, the mass shooting at the hands of a lone assassin at Pulse Nightclub and most recently, the tragic loss of two-year-old Lane Graves at Walt Disney World. We openly mourn their passing but also remember not only are they lost to us, they have, as sons and daughters, been lost forever to their parents and their families. As we may surmise, the families of those lost are receiving professional grief counseling and possibly appropriate medical care, but the loss of …
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Although the divorce rate of American couples still hovers between 40 to 50 percent, Psychology Today contributor and author, Wendy Paris takes a constructive look at how both the laws and customs over the past 40 years have eased the implications of divorce for many. As addressed in her 2016 book, "Splitopia: Dispatches from Today’s Good Divorce and How to Part Well," Paris reviews her top seven principles of adopting a positive set of parting principles to steer safely through the divorce process.
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Of all the drivers on the road, teens are the most prone to accidents. They are also more likely to succumb to the temptations of distracted driving, which can increase the severity of their accidents. In an attempt to reduce their risk, one insurance company is installing free drivecams that give parents the power to monitor their teen's driving habits.
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Parking lots and garages can be dangerous for pedestrians, who have to navigate tight confines while sharing the space with much larger vehicles. Slip and fall accidents often occur in poorly maintained parking lots, and the hazard is compounded by the number of surrounding cars, whose drivers often do not pay adequate attention to those around them.
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In the fall of 2015, victims of domestic violence joined in solidarity by drawing a black dot on their hand to silently signal and seek the assistance of others to escape a life full of physical or mental abuse by their partner.
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By now, most motorists are now aware of the Takata airbag recall. Nearly 30 million cars in North America alone have been recalled due to factory-installed airbags that inflate explosively and cause shrapnel from internal components to hit drivers in the face. The defective airbags have been decisively linked with at least ten deaths and dozens of additional injuries in related auto accidents. Recently, the National Highway and Transportation Safety Authority (NHTSA) announced that airbag manufacturer will be responsible for supporting the recall of between 35 million and 40 million …
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