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Best Video Chat Apps to Use When You’re Socially-Distancing

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Social-distancing is vital to helping contain the current COVID-19 outbreak, but staying social, digitally if not physically, is equally important to your mental and physical wellbeing.    In this article, we’ll be recommending some of the best, entirely cost-free, video calling apps that you can use to stay social while socially-distancing. Best Mobile to Mobile Video Chat Apps If you are looking to call up a friend over video chat using your mobile then there are a number of great free apps you can use to socialize with your friends, without ever leaving the house. FaceTime If you and your..


Staying Healthy While Socially-Distancing

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With the World Health Organization (WHO) declaring a pandemic in the wake of a global outbreak of the COVID-19, many countries have put in place social distancing measures designed to flatten the curve of the epidemic, reducing the strain on our healthcare system and saving lives.   However, social-distancing does have certain drawbacks. We are, after all, a social species and multiple studies have shown that reducing an individual’s ability to connect with others leads to increased anxiety, stress, and potential depression.   Since social-distancing is vital to help mitigate the impact of the current COVID-19 crisis and save lives,..


The Courtroom: Breaking Down the Jobs

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The common view of the courtroom, propagated by courtroom dramas and crime movies, is that it contains a judge, sundry lawers to shout “objection” at dramatic points, a criminal in an orange jumpsuit, and a crowd to gasp at the appropriate times.   The reality is that a modern American courtroom is a little more complex, if no less dramatic, than that and contains a larger number of people whos specialized jobs are vital to the running of the criminal justice system.   In this article, we’ll be breaking down what those jobs are. The Judge The first distinction to..


How to Socially Distance Yourself During the COVID-19 Outbreak

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Many countries around the world, including the US, have now put social-distancing policies in place to attempt to curb the spread of the COVID-19 coronavirus.    Unfortunately, some of the advice, and terminology, related to social-distancing can be confusing and, in places, seem contradictory. In this article, we’ll be breaking down what exactly social-distancing means, what you can do to socially-distance, why it’s different from self-isolation, how it can slow the spread of the virus, and where you can get the most accurate and up to date information. What Is Social-Distancing Simply put, social-distancing is the practice of limiting your..


The Lifesaver Is an AED and a CPR Coach

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According to 2014 data, nearly 45 percent of out-of-hospital cardiac arrest (OHCA )victims survived when bystander CPR was administered. However, the 2017 Heart Disease and Stroke Statistics state that among the 356,000 OHCA that occurred, only around or 46% received bystander CPR.   Knowing how to perform CPR accurately can be the difference between saving a life or losing one. However, not everyone is aware of how to perform CPR, and even those who are can be unwilling to use those skills because of a fear of marking the situation worse.   Tech start-up the VanBerlo Agency is attempting to..


How to Become a Freelance Business Administrative Assistant

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Many Americans are embracing the so-called gig economy and enjoying the flexibility in employment and enhanced work/life balance that freelance employment enables. One of the main growth areas of freelance work is the business administrative assistant space, with small and medium businesses increasingly turning to “digital assistants” as an alternative to less cost-effective in-house assistant. Starting Out When starting out as a freelance business administrative assistant, your first step should be to consider your own skillset. Make a list of the skills you currently possess and also the areas you most enjoy working in.    Consider the types of clients..


How to Succeed as an Online Student

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While many people are skeptical about, incorrectly assuming that a face to face relationship with an instructor is vital to the learning process.    For many, however, a traditional on-campus approach to learning just isn’t viable. In these cases, the ability to work from home on a more flexible timetable it keys to the student’s ability to learn and, in this article, we’ll be looking at ways you can excel as an online-only student. Create a Learning Schedule One of the great benefits of online learning is the flexibility it brings to the learning process. However, this can also make..


What Is a DUI Blood Test?

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The term DUI is a legal acronym that stands for “driving under the influence,” or, more accurately, operating a motor vehicle while impaired by the effects of intoxicants such as alcohol.    There were 119,100 DUI related deaths in the US in 2019. Wyoming, North Dakota, and South Dakota have the top three DUI arrest rates, while Montana and Wyoming have the two highest DUI death rates.   In order to combat drink driving, state and federal police are authorized to conduct a very specific blood draw, so, in this article, we will be answering the question, what is a..


The Rise of Invisible Orthodontics

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An estimated 4.5 million Americans, most of them children and teenagers, wear braces on their teeth, according to the American Association of Orthodontics. About 80 percent of those who currently undergo orthodontic treatment range in age from 6 to 18 years old.   However, the number of adults seeking orthodontic treatment is on the rise, with a recent survey showing that 75% of orthodontists have reported an increase in adult private patients.   The survey also shows that the majority of patients are in the 26 to 55 age bracket and most likely to be women, but the number of..


The Gaps in America’s Healthcare System

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At the population of the US, both grows and ages the American healthcare system continues to grow to deal with the increasing strain. While much of the media coverage of the healthcare sector focuses on this growth and the opportunities it provides, there is another issue that is less well reported.   In this article, we’ll be looking at the rapidly climbing rate of rural hospital closures in the US and how parts of rural America are being put at risk by the gaps in America’s healthcare system.   Advancing Hospital Closures Over 120 rural hospitals have closed since 2010,..