Category: Work/Life Balance

A Single’s Survival Guide to Valentine’s Day

It can be difficult for many single individuals to avoid the emotional overcast of seeing so many others celebrating their love. The unattached, however, have alternatives to the feeling of aloneness that Valentine’s Day can trigger. There are numerous ways to make Valentine’s Day their own. Love is not strictly romantic—celebrate the many ways it shapes your world.

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The Great Homework Debate

The right amount of homework assigned to young students is a debate that has been raging for decades, refreshed regularly by a new set of parents that discover an urgent relevance in the homework load given to their children. Like many of the political and social issues of our time, the positions people hold are quite polarized, falling into the “too much” camp or the “not enough” camp.

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Old Documentation? Just Shred It!

The promise of a paperless society has fallen short, if you think of all the paper clutter that builds up in many households. When that paper pile grows too big, the urge to purge frequently results in documents with important information ending up in the curbside garbage bin. That’s a big mistake because dumpster diving is akin to mining gold for identity thieves. Instead of dumping documents and files no longer needed into the household trash, consider shredding documents to protect your most important private data.

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Avoiding Restoration Scams

The target of restoration scams tends to be older people who often have immediately available funds, are prone to be more trusting, are less likely to report a scam out of embarrassment and are seen as less reliable witnesses due to memory deterioration.

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Making Gold with Recycled Plastic

The amount of plastic waste is as staggering as it is appalling, harming marine life and eventually entering the human food chain. Solutions to the problem have been elusive and had only limited impact. There is, however, one potential solution that may be more powerful than any of them. What if there was a way to make plastic waste valuable?

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