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Organic Weed Control

The Advantages of Organic Weed Control

Weeds are an inevitable annoyance in any gardener’s life, invading lawns and creating extra work for even the most green-fingered of people. The use of synthetic chemicals has traditionally managed weeds – but at what cost to the environment? Chemical herbicides not only cause what is known as ‘soil persistence’ but they can also make […]

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CTE

Heard of ‘CTE?’ The New Awareness of Concussions

You might be aware of concussions, but do you know what CTE is? Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy (CTE) is a degenerative brain disease that afflicts athletes, military veterans and others such as victims of domestic violence with a history of repetitive brain trauma.  People with CTE develop a protein called Tau, which forms clumps that slowly […]

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Millennials

Millennials: A Bad Rep

Whew! I just missed the cut.  Born in 1980, I am undeniably a Gen Xer, and I can’t say I mind it.  Let’s be honest, millennials (folks born between 1981 and 1996 as defined by the Pew Research Center) get a bad rep. Millennials get stereotyped as being entitled and needy of instant gratification, while […]

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Human Trafficking

America’s Invisible Crime: Child Sex Trafficking

By: Attorney Valerie B. Calistro, Managing Partner “Human Trafficking” is known as an “invisible crime” because it’s all around us, but a lot of us don’t see it, or are ignoring the signs.  As much as no one wants to talk about it, it’s important that we do. Unfortunately, the sad reality is that child […]

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Teen Suicide

Teen Suicide

The release of Netflix’s “13 Reasons Why”, a show about a 17 year-old schoolgirl who takes her own life and leaves behind the 13 reasons why she did it, propelled teenage suicide into the mainstream. Concerned parents and educators raised issues with what some believed was the shows ideation of suicide and its portrayal. Worryingly, […]

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Dangers of E-Cigarettes

The Dangers of E-Cigarettes

By Agostinho J. Ribeiro, Esq., CEO, Ventura Law Marketed as a “safer” smoking alternative to regular cigarettes, the popularity of electronic cigarettes – otherwise known as E-cigs – has grown significantly over the last few years.  An electronic cigarette is a battery-operated device that emits doses of vaporized nicotine, or non-nicotine solutions, for the user […]

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Despite Trump’s Order, Retreating on Separating Families at the Border, Thousands of Children Remain Apart

President Trump caved to enormous political pressure on Wednesday and signed an executive order meant to end the separation of families at the border by detaining parents and children together for an indefinite period. The President’s order, however, does nothing to address the plight of the more than 2,300 children who have already been separated […]

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10 Questions to Determine Hospitalist and Specialist Responsibility in Med-Mal Cases

Physicians known as “hospitalists” have emerged in recent years due to various economic, political, medical, and social forces on inpatient care, and now are the fastest growing medical specialty. Over the last 20 years, while the number of hospitalized patients and number of specialists available to care for them has remained stable, the number of […]

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Little Known Facts About Motorcycle Accidents

Motorcycle accidents, though not necessarily more common than other motor vehicle accidents, can be more shocking and devastating. But, they can also be caused by some unique circumstances. A number of studies and surveys have discovered some interesting facts and statistics about motorcycle accidents: 1. Approximately ¾ of motorcycle accidents involve collisions with another vehicle, […]

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Young Sad Women - Sexual Abuse Assault

Sexual Abuse In Private Schools

Sexual abuse in private schools is more prevalent than one would expect. At these private schools, kids are living away from home — often for the first time — and truly need the support of their teachers and faculty. As such, they are more vulnerable to sexual abuse.  In these situations, where it is not […]

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