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Can You Work Remotely as a Paralegal?

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Unlike a lot of modern workplaces, the need for staffing in law offices fluctuates depending on a significant number of factors and certain cases may require a significant increase in personpower in order to cover the required legal ground.   Legal departments rarely take on levels of work and activity that can be categorized as consistent. Some duties, such as tax preparation, governmental reporting, and compliance, are almost entirely seasonal. Casework and legal procedures can lead to a dramatic increase in staffing needs, with their completion meaning a dramatic decrease, over the course of a year.   The reality is..

How to Properly Prepare for Your Pearson Vue Test

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As one of the leading career colleges in Las Vegas, Northwest is committed to providing the highest levels of service to its clients and students. As part of that commitment, we’ve partnered with Pearson VUE testing centers. Their focus on cutting-edge technology has enabled us here at Northwest Career College to provide a state-of-the-art, low-stress environment for our test-takers.    To make your Pearson VUE testing experience as smooth as possible, we’ve put together some tips on how to best prepare for your exam. Before the Exam Pace Your Studying - When preparing for an exam, the temptation is to..

Learning a Second Language Is Good for Business

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The amount of Americans doing business in non-native languages is on the rise, with more than one in five Americans speaking a language other than English at home. This also means that financial transactions between people who speak different native languages are more common than ever.   Whilst it might seem that this would present a block to conducting complicated transactions, a recent studying in the Journal of Consumer Psychology has indicated that this might not be the case and, in fact, thinking a transaction through in a second language might make it easier to do business. The Endowment Effect..

Google Creates First Clinical Digital Voice Assistant

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With the ubiquity of voice assistants such as Alexa and Google Home in people’s homes or Bixby and Siri on their phone, it was only a matter of time before the technology branched out into other, less frivolous, areas. Google has recently announced that they added Suki, an AI-powered, voice-enabled digital assistant that lifts the administrative burden from doctors, as one of Google Cloud Global Healthcare Solutions’ first clinical digital voice assistant partners. What Does Suki Do? Suki uses AI to complete administrative tasks to doctor's preferences and, based on context, can tell the difference between similar terms, like "peroneal"..

What Is a Compounding Pharmacy?

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If you’ve ever had a prescription filled at your local pharmacy, you’ll know that your pharmacist doesn’t make the drugs on site. You are normally given a certain dosage or amount of your medication from boxes sent to the pharmacy from their suppliers.   While this is a great solution for supplying a large number of people with standardized doses of medication, it does not take into account edge cases who still need mediations, such as a child who can’t swallow pills, a patient with a gluten allergy, or a much-needed drug that’s in short supply.   That’s is where..

The Impact of 3D Printing on the Dental Industry

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3D printing has become of the most prevalent design technologies of the modern age, coming on it leaps and bounds over the last decade to represent the future of modern industry. However, the use of a technology that can quickly and cheaply print 3D objects doesn’t just apply to manufacture, dentistry has also benefited from this new wave of easily accessible custom 3D objects.   For example, In the Netherlands, an 83-year-old woman had a jaw reconstruction thanks to 3D printing. Her 3D printed jawbone has been made with titanium powder and a bioceramic coating.    A special dental bridge..

3 Myths About Back Pain

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One-half of all working Americans admit to having back pain symptoms each year. Back pain accounts for more than 264 million lost workdays in one year, that's two work days for every full-time worker in the country. Experts estimate that up to 80% of the population will experience back pain at some time in their lives.   Do more than a cursory Google search into this common issue and you will quickly be bombarded with three widely held truths, back pain is due to poor posture, poor core strength, or structural abnormalities, such as bulging discs.   Unfortunately, as with..

What Makes a Good Legal Secretary?

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The position of legal secretary or legal assistant is an important one in any law firm and the role can be quite difficult to access without certain skills or experience. In this article, we will be looking at what skillsets employers look for in a good Legal Secretary and what skills you can transfer over from previous roles. What You Need to Be Good Legal Secretary The duties of a legal secretary include a mixture of administrative work and a good understanding of the law. Most law firms will want an individual with relevant education and a genuine interest in..

A Brief History of the FBI

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The Federal Bureau of Investigation, or FBI, is arguably one of the most recognizable and iconic law enforcement agencies in the world. Inextricably linked to high profile crimes and the pursuit of famous gangsters and drug lords, the FBI has become a staple of crime fiction and true crime podcasts, books, and television shows.   In this article, we’ll be looking at the history of the FBI, from its founding in 1908 to come of the more infamous moments in its history. The Founding of The FBI The organization that would eventually become the Federal Bureau of Investigation was created..

5 Amazing Advancements in Medical Technology

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Medical technology has been on a constant forward trajectory since we used leeches and trepanning. While most of us take the miracle that is modern medicine for granted, the combination of the drive to cure persistent medical issues and the wonders that modern technology can produce have resulted in some truly spectacular advancements in recent years. 3D Printed Body Parts 3D printing has moved from a curiosity and hobby activity only a couple of years ago into a widespread part of the second industrial revolution. Everything from guns to cars can now be 3D printed and the technology is making..