Depending on when you bought your Christmas tree, it might be looking pretty rough right now—and we still have a few days before the actual holiday. Keeping pine trees green is a fairly difficult tree even for the most festive Christmas-lover. But how can you prevent your beautiful, well-trimmed tree from turning into just another fire hazard? A group of schoolgirls in Sydney thinks they might hav
By Barry Eitel on Dec 22, 2014
Who would have thunk it? The Grinch really does exist. His name is Bill Ansell, he’s an electrician and he lives on Fairley Road in Ross Township, Pennsylvania. The neighbors are fed up with Ansell’s shenanigans, which includes a Christmas display featuring a peeing Santa, a headless choir, a lynched Mickey Mouse and Frosty the road kill. Why would anyone put together such a disgusting display? “H
By Barry Ellsworth on Dec 20, 2014
Almost half of teens killed in car accidents had an old car Graduated driver licensing laws have been highly effective in reducing crash rates for younger teenagers. The risk of involvement in a police-reported or fatal crash for teenage drivers has declined substantially at the national level since 1996. Yet, per mile driven, rates of police-reported crashes and fatal crashes for teenagers are ab
By Debbie Nicholson on Dec 20, 2014
Is it better to buy a home or rent one? It's not the stuff of existential angst -- as in Shakespeare's play when Hamlet laments, "To be or not to be -- that is the question." But the pros and cons of owning versus renting certainly can cause a special anguish all its own for people trying to decide what to do. A basic rule of thumb, according to experienced mortgage professionals like those at Cas
By Michael Essany on Dec 19, 2014
A brief review summarizes the basic epidemiology of firearm violence, a large and costly public health problem in the United States for which the mortality rate has remained unchanged for more than a decade. Dr. Garen J. Wintemute, MD, MPH, Professor of Emergency Medicine, and director of the Violence Prevention Research Program at UC Davis and author of this study commented "Suicide by firearm is
By Debbie Nicholson on Dec 19, 2014
Past studies have suggested that men’s hormones change once they become fathers, and there is some evidence that this is a function of a decline after the child's birth. One such study published in the journal Proceedings of the National Academies of Sciences had showed hormone levels in fathers of new borns (one month and younger) had dropped four to five times lower than in single men. Expectant
By Debbie Nicholson on Dec 19, 2014
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By Barry Eitel on Dec 24, 2014
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