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Southeast Surface Mine Health Study Suspended

Surface coal mining has been an important part of the U.S. and global economy for decades. In the 2015 U.S. Annual Coal Report (published by the U.S. Energy Information Administrations), surface coal mining operations resulted in approximately 37,000 U.S. jobs. As such, researchers have been studying the health issues involved with various surface mining projects. […]

‘Painted Lady’ Portable Toilets Make Charming Debut In (Where Else?) San Francisco

Normally, most people will do everything in their power to avoid using the dreaded portable toilet. They may be a necessary evil if you’re throwing a big party or hosting a festival since the number of portable toilets you have available should increase by 13% if alcohol is being served at an event. But in […]

New Starbucks Holiday Cups Let Coffee Addicts Get A Creative Caffeine Fix

Approximately 54% of Americans over the age of 18 drink coffee on a daily basis. For die-hard java addicts, getting their hands on the infamous Starbucks holiday cups is a seasonal must. Every year, it seems like the cups come with their own dose of controversy (and this year was no exception). But these cheery […]

Home Remodeling Projects Can Lead to Serious Relationship Issues

When families decide to remodel their homes, a surprising 35% choose to perform whole home renovations. This can be great for increasing property values, the look and feel of the home, and even a productive way to spend time. There is one major problem with these home renovation jobs, however: they often result in worsening […]

Americans Find It Difficult To Donate to Victims of Year’s Deadliest Earthquake

A devastating earthquake just hit the Iran and Iraq border, and those who are trying to help are hitting some major roadblocks. For a variety of reasons, the U.S. government keeps a close eye on money flowing into the affected region. Officials are placing the death toll at more than 500 and the earthquake caused […]

Florida’s Largest Insurance Company To Cease OxyContin Coverage

Beginning January 1, 2018, Florida’s largest health insurer, Florida Blue, will no longer cover the prescription drug OxyContin. Florida Blue will instead be turning to another extended-release, oxycodone-based painkiller known as Xtampza ER. According to USA Today, Xtampza ER differs from OxyContin because it’s more difficult to crush down for injection. OxyContin is one of […]

Landscapers Warn Homeowners to Keep Gutters Clean This Fall

The threat of the heavy rains and wind is keeping landscapers busy. Andrew Messina, a landscaper, spoke with NBC Connecticut. “We’re trying to keep up with the gutters which is a big deal now because of pending rains they’re talking about. You’ve got to get the leaves out of there so it can drain and […]

World-Famous Rock Stars Contribute In The Fight Against Substance Abuse

Substance abuse is no joke and affects millions of lives every year. Though it’s extremely easy for any regular citizen to fall victim to disease, addiction, and substance abuse, world-famous celebrities are just as susceptible. “I didn’t really have any growing up time into getting famous,” said musician Ed Sheeran. “All the pitfalls that people […]

How One Man Uses His Gold-Colored Bus to Help Wildfire Victims

Many people use charter buses for the purpose of getting them from one location to another. In fact, 751,000,000 annual passenger trips are taken by motorcoach. However, one man decided to use the bus he owns for something other than passenger travel. Curtis Nelson, 33, took his 40-foot gold-painted bus and filled it with donations […]

Texas Beach Towns Feeling Impact Of Hurricane Harvey On Tourism Industry

In the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey, many beach towns along the Texas Gulf Coast are struggling to regain composure. Unlike their inland sister cities, cities such as Port Aransas on Mustang Island rely heavily on tourism to spur the local economy. Federal support and grants are helping cities rebuild, but the economic recovery will certainly […]