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Melissa Thompson writes about a wide range of topics, revealing interesting things we didn’t know before. She is a freelance USA Today producer, and a Technorati contributor.

A Look at Drone Applications Beyond Recreational Hobbies

We've all seen drones by now. The commercialization of these powerful technologies has made it possible for anyone to purchase and fly remote devices...

A Life Beyond Sports: What to Expect When Your Career Ends

With the Rio 2016 Olympics upon us, some of the biggest athletic names are back, from Michael Phelps in swimming to Jordan Burroughs in...

4 Ways Average People Can Become More Sustainable

So often we look at sustainability as a larger global issue, when in fact, it all boils down to individual people stewarding the sources...

Defense Department Plans a Phased Retirement for Civilian Employees

Retirement concerns are growing across the nation. Many are anxious that their meager retirement funds won't be enough to cover the costs of living...

A Simplified Look at 5 Types of Car Insurance

Car insurance - while it may not be everyone's favorite topic - is very important to your health and pocketbook. If you're uneducated in...

When Guns and Domestic Violence Intersect

Gun violence is a hot topic in the U.S. right now. Many Democrats would like to see that it becomes harder for ordinary citizens...

The Changing Face of Mobile Apps and the Need for More...

Five years ago, there was no better opportunity for a developer to make a name for himself than by developing clever mobile apps. Not...

What It Would Mean to Privatize VA Health Care

America loves its veterans. We have multiple holidays devoted to remembering their services and thanking their sacrifices, and we reward veterans for their devotion...

4 Ways to Integrate Social Media into Your Physical Advertising

If you're managing a retail business in a physical location, you have a unique responsibility to combine both physical and digital marketing. Ignore advertising...

Protecting Your Digital Identity in 2016

If you weren't conscious of the privacy risks you were running online before 2013, thanks to a certain NIA employee, you are now. His name...

Research Study Says Stress Causes Cancer to Spread Faster

We've known for decades that stress negatively affects the body, but what we didn't know until recently is that it may actually speed up...

How to Conduct Research for Your Trade Show Display

We're more than halfway through 2016 - which is to say a lot of trade show ideas are pretty tired by now. On the...

How to Deal with Chronic Pain After a Car Accident

You're driving home from work along the same familiar path that you've taken hundreds of times before. You're one mile from home when, wham!...

New Study Shows That Liposuction Isn’t Just for Women

Most people, if they've even heard of body sculpting surgery, tend to picture women electing to restore or perfect a girlish figure. That's not...

Major Brands Find Efficient Communication a Must for Successful Business

Poor communication is the downfall of many a business. In fact, some of the most newsworthy business stories of recent years have developed due...

Self-Actualization is the New Carrot Everyone is Chasing

One of the hottest consumer trends of our time is the one revolving around self-improvement, well-being, and health. Avoiding prolonged sitting, following super-healthy diets...

5 Essential Items for Successful Deer Hunting

Deer hunting is one of America's favorite outdoor pastimes. But if you're new to the sport, then you may find that you're frequently unprepared...

7 Ways the Startup Landscape Is Changing

We're living in a golden age of entrepreneurship. Thanks to the internet and modern communications technologies, almost anyone with a Wi-Fi enabled device has...

An Upswing in the Housing Market: Here’s Why

If you watch the evening news or read headlines from financial publications, then it's easy to assume that everything is in the dumps. However,...

5 New Ways To Manage Your Appearance To Look and Feel...

Our personal appearance is often tied to how we feel about ourselves. This is both a psychological fact, and a driving force in many,...