To the Edge and Back: My Battle With Mesothelioma

If you told me when I was in my 20s that by the time I was 40 I would have been married twice, have a daughter, survive a cancer that most people don’t, rack up close to $1 million in medical bills and live with one lung I wouldn’t believe you. Then again, truth is stranger than fiction.
I loved my 20s. I thought I was invincible. I had life figured out, or so I thought.
I got married when I was 23, bought a house, got my first real job and was …

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Should Disaster Strike, Would Your Business Cope?

Your business should be strong enough to survive anything, even a disaster. However, when it comes to effective disaster planning, many businesses fail to do any planning. The idea of a hurricane striking or your business premises setting on fire may seem unlikely, but that doesn’t mean that it won’t happen.
Ask yourself, is it really worth taking the risk of presuming that a disaster won’t ever impact your business? The answer is no; it’s not. Should a disaster strike, whatever it may be, you need to know that your …

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How To Save Money With A Reliable Car

If you’re on the look-out for your next car, it’s certainly worthwhile coming up with a checklist of the most desirable attributes you would like your car to have. This process of vetting and creating a list that is sure to pick you a better car than you have previously owned, could really save you a lot of money in the long run. Buying a car in haste can land you in a tricky situation further down the line, so be sure to pick your car with confidence. When it …

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Essential Investments to Help Your Business Make Money

As a business owner, you need to think hard about investments. This doesn’t just mean investing money in the regular way to make sure you see a return. You also need to consider how you can invest in areas of your business to help make it more successful. For instance, you have to make sure you understand that growth is essential. And you’ve got to do as much as you can to make sure you make the right kind of investments as soon as possible.
Think about the most important areas …

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What is the Cheapest Transportation for Getting to Work?

So, you’ve finally gotten sick to death of driving your car to work. The traffic is mayhem, the fuel cost is astounding and the car itself is looking pretty beat up. Cars are great for their own reasons, but their also terrible for their own reasons. If you’re using one every day to travel long distances then you are more likely paying out of the nose for it. But, are there any cheaper options? Let’s find out:
Is public transport really cheaper?
We hear everyone telling us that getting the bus is …

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3 Surprisingly Lucrative Investment Opportunities

A smart investor can identify unique investment opportunities, whilst carefully balancing a financial risk against a reward. Every entrepreneur must research an investment before they sign a contract, as one mistake can cost a significant amount of money.
Every opportunity comes with risks, but there are some unique business ventures that are more secure than others. If you are looking for a secure investment, you should consider the following potentially lucrative opportunities.
Farming is an age-old industry that shows no signs of slowing down. Whilst most modern businesses are dependent on technologies, …

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5 Tools Millennials Are Using to Manage Their Money

Money management is essential for anyone who wants to take a mindful approach to spending and saving. Although past generations used brick-and-mortar banks and accounting offices, millennials are swiftly turning to tech-based solutions for their financial needs. These innovative tools streamline everything from tracking money to making investments in a fresh new way.
Flexible Personal Loans
Millennials have realized that you don’t have to turn to a bank to secure a loan. The internet offers a wealth of nontraditional lending opportunities that can provide cash to those who otherwise might not be …

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Make sure you can Afford Oral Health

Let’s face it. Life is expensive. When you’re young and still figuring out your career path, it feels like everything is more than you can afford. Even something as simple as looking after your teeth feels like a drain on what little funds you have. However, there are some ways that you can afford a healthy mouth without having to save up to buy the most expensive products:
Ditch the mouthwash
Mouthwash can be good for your gums, but getting the big brands is costly, especially if you use it as frequently …

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Don’t Test Your Patience: How To Avoid The Most Common Causes Of Stress

Every now and then, life can be stressful. Actually, life can be stressful a lot of the time. But there are definitely certain times where stress is more potent than others. While a lot of the standard day-to-day activities of life can come with their fair share of slight stress and irritation, there are also those situations where you feel as though you’re about ready to explode. These often, though not always, come along at times of significant change in your life. And that’s pretty understandable. After all, change brings …

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Because Safety is Vital, Watch Your Back At Work

Most employers are going to care about the safety of their employees. After all, not only do they realize they’re liable, but they need you fit and most of them will genuinely care about your health, too. However, whether they care or they’re one of the miserable few who don’t, there’s no-one your safety is more important to than you. So, you need to watch your own back.
Make improvements to your environment
The workplace has a lot to do with how people are able to work in it. You employer might …

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Making it Through College Without Debt

Studying can be incredibly expensive. With not just tuition fees to think about, but also course materials and the rising costs of living, the average student finishes college with over $37000 in debt. This only looks set to rise in future years. It is possible to finish school without debt, or at least a significantly smaller amount. These tips should be able to help you.
Consider Your Entitlements
You may be entitled to a scholarship, grant or bursary. Before you consider anything else, check what you might be entitled to, or stand …

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Your Property & Cost of Living Assessment

The end of the year is upon us and this often conjures up the idea of assessment. Many of us want to look back at our past year knowing that we have accomplished something and that we are in a better place this year than we were then. Whether you hit some major milestones this year or not looking back, assessing, and then planning what your next moves will be for the new year is necessary if you want to keep moving forward. If you live in the UK, you …

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Are Company Cars Really That Good?

When you first get offered a company car, you may begin to see this as a huge bonus. However, company cars aren’t always the great option that they seem on paper, so it is always important to evaluate everything before you agree to it. However, not all companies are the same, and because of this, you may find that your company is offering you a fantastic company car which will really benefit your needs and daily life. We’ve put together a list of the benefits and drawbacks of a company …

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How To Get An Office In The Best Location Possible

Location, location, location. These are the three most important things that will be drilled into you when it comes to starting up a business and setting up an office. While it may seem overbearing at first, you will quickly come to realise that actually, location is extremely vital in the success of your business. Knowing exactly where the right location for your business may be is important, and while you may walk into an office building where your imagination begins to fill in exactly how you want it to look, …

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How to Make Sure University is a Worthwhile Investment

Studying for a university degree, or other program of higher education, is exceptionally expensive. It can also mean you need to take time out of work, or earn a lot less than you otherwise would. You may also need to move house. Then there’s course materials and living expenses. This all adds up to a small fortune. Worrying about how they will cope unfortunately puts many people off even applying, or leads to them giving up and seeking work before completing their degree. If you do want to go to …

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Innovations in Medicine that Save Us Billions Each Year

While you are probably tempted to think of all kinds of technology that is useful in early diagnostics and treatments for diseases that were previously untreatable, or at the very best hard to treat, that isn’t the best news of all. Actually, while pre-screenings and early diagnostics do make finding and treating certain cancers much easier, thus saving countless lives and making treatment shorter lived and cheaper, those innovations pale in comparison to the number of vaccines that have been developed.
Prevention and Eradication of Countless Diseases
Now there are vaccines that, …

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Degrees That Are Worth the Investment

University is very expensive. Coupled with the rising costs of living, it can be difficult to manage. If you are trying to choose the right degree for you, you want to make sure it’s going to be worth it, and that you’ll have further education options and career paths open to you once to graduate. It isn’t necessarily about trying to get a high paying job. Often these are the ones with the most competition and the fewest number of available jobs. Sometimes you’re better off aiming for a job …

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7 Easy Ways to Make Extra Cash as a Student

Being a student is an expensive business. It costs thousands of dollars a year in tuition fees alone to study at most U.S. colleges, so by the time you have added on the costs associated with buying textbooks, food, drinks and paying for your accommodation, you can easily be up to your neck in debt. For a student enrolled on a masters degree in nursing at the University of Cincinnati, this can be a real worry. Luckily, there are ways and means to earn some extra cash while you check …

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The Hallmarks of a Successful Young Entrepreneur

Being a successful entrepreneur isn’t easy—especially if you’re still in your 20s. Though there are successful figureheads to look up to such as Mark Zuckerberg, the chances of anyone becoming as wealthy as him at his age is extremely unlikely or else everyone would be rich.
Gathering success takes a mix of brains and luck. It’s not weighed to one side either. Someone with incredibly good luck can stumble upon an idea and build on that as their success, whereas someone with the brains to become successful can do so with …

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How Can EHRs Save You Money?

If you’re not using electronic health records or EHRs yet – or if your healthcare service provider is yet to implement a digital system for maintaining patients’ medical history – then now is the perfect time to start. According to Ohio University’s health administration masters online program, EHRs are becoming more common, with doctors and healthcare providers already familiar with the different systems we have today. All of these systems follow the same set of standards too, which means you can use the same EHR data to get the best …