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Myths about dog wellness, debunked

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A healthy pup means a happy companion for years to come, but it isn't always clear what guidance to follow regarding canine health. Even the widely held belief that dogs see in black and white has been disproven: They, in fact, see in a range of blue and yellow. Other things, like tail docking, evolved from the Roman times with the intent to ...Read more

The ASPCA received calls about pets being exposed to more than 350,000 toxins in 2023. Here's how to keep yours safe.

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Most pet owners can relate to the dreaded moment their pet swallows the forbidden object in their mouth. Whether rummaging through trash bins for snacks or chewing up a bottle of pills they nabbed from the counter, pets are not always the best health advocates for themselves.

Of course, not all pet poisoning cases stem from sneaky behavior. ...Read more

What kinds of mobile apps are performing the best?

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Today, smartphones are ubiquitous.

An estimated 85% of people in North America, and 57% of people around the world, reported having access to mobile internet in 2022. That represents a meteoric rise from 2015, when only 58% of North Americans and 35% of the world said the same.

Making apps for this burgeoning market is a lucrative ...Read more

VC investment in Latin America outpaces these US tech hubs

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Venture capital investments in Latin America are continuing on an upward trajectory with a promising outlook for the region. While venture capital investments in Latin America have long lagged behind those of other industrialized nations, as well as China and India, recent surges in the region's fundraising have made its venture capital ...Read more

The National Park Service just got $700 million in federal funds. Here are some climate change projects under way.

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Conservation and restoration projects are happening across the country to help protect national parks, historic sites, and seashores. These projects focus on wide-ranging goals, including managing feral pig populations, reseeding grasslands, and cleaning up abandoned mines.

The projects are possible due to the Inflation Reduction Act. The ...Read more

What graduation party traditions look like around the world

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Yearbook signings, tearful hugs, a party of a lifetime—these are familiar markers of graduation traditions today. Graduation signals a grand farewell to the past and the start of an entirely new chapter: Who can forget the iconic post-graduation scene in "Grease" where Sandy and Danny literally drive off together?

Around the globe, ...Read more

Newer vs older cars: Which lasts longer?

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Who doesn't enjoy that new car smell? But with all the bells and whistles on modern vehicles, you might wonder: Are they built to last like the classics of yesteryear? This can be especially concerning when it comes to new car insurance costs. Cheap Insurance explores the world of car longevity, exploring how modern cars compare to older models...Read more

Small business grants are available for veterans

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If you've served in the U.S. military and you have an entrepreneurial spirit, small business grants for veterans are an invaluable resource that can help you start or grow your venture.

Next Insurance reports on how you can tap into these grants and join the ranks of nearly two million veteran-owned businesses that provide jobs to over five ...Read more

Depression rates have fallen since the pandemic--but some groups report more frequent symptoms

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Nearly a quarter of Americans struggle with symptoms of depression, according to the latest Centers for Disease Control and Prevention data from an October 2023 survey. That number is down from 2020 to 2021, when the COVID-19 pandemic exacerbated mental health conditions for millions of Americans.

Like other forms of mental illness, ...Read more

10 of the biggest Pride celebrations around the world

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These days, LGBTQ+ Pride Month tends to bring to mind massive, candy-colored festivals and parades. But the earliest Pride celebrations were much smaller. Most appeared in the wake of the 1969 Stonewall Uprising, a pivotal turning point in LGBTQ+ history. They consisted of marches, demonstrations, and other gatherings to raise awareness of the ...Read more

States with the biggest mental health care deserts

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Mental health stigma is largely on the decline in the United States, allowing more people than ever before to pursue care. Yet other barriers—including a shortage of mental health professionals—present ongoing problems for those who would otherwise seek help. More than 1 in 10 Americans lack adequate access to mental health care, according ...Read more

How the US government is incentivizing greener manufacturing

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How sustainable is an electric vehicle whose manufacturing process depends heavily on natural gas? How "green" can a LEED-certified building be when it is constructed with materials with major carbon footprints such as glass and concrete?

Even when creating sustainable products, industrial activities like construction and manufacturing ...Read more

From content creation to companionship, here's how people say they hope to use AI

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While it took Facebook 10 months in 2004 to reach 1 million users, ChatGPT had 100 times that reach within five days.

It's no secret the adoption of new technologies is happening faster and faster—particularly in an era when many cutting-edge innovations come in the form of software. User bases are also increasingly global: Just 15% of ...Read more

Substitute teachers keep schools running. Here are the best ways schools can attract more amid the shortage.

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Who teaches the kids when their teacher needs time off? Or when they leave their position mid-semester? Increasingly, it's the principal or other administrators. While substitute teachers provide a turnkey solution when already-thin ranks of educators need time away from work, they're harder than ever for school districts to come by.

In the ...Read more

Which states have the worst substance abuse problems?

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Accidental injuries, a category that includes drug overdoses, are the leading cause of death for Americans aged 18 to 45—a situation that seems unlikely to change any time soon.

A major contributing factor to this crisis is the opioid epidemic, which continues to ravage the country. More than 105,000 people died from a drug overdose in the...Read more

How technology is bridging brains with computers

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"It's all being done with my brain. If y'all can see the cursor moving around the screen, that's all me. It's pretty cool, huh?"

Those were the words of Noland Arbaugh, a man paralyzed from the shoulders down, who, with the help of a brain implant created by Neuralink, played chess on a laptop using only his mind. The company shared the ...Read more

A tale of two nurses: How average travel nurse compensation compares to all US nurse salaries

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Heightened demand made nursing a high-paying profession over the last decade, especially since the COVID-19 pandemic began in 2020.

Registered nurses today earn more than $45 per hour on average—about $14 more than the average wage across all occupations in the United States. Traveling nurses with the same skills and credentials can earn ...Read more

Is AI as capable as humans? Here's how far artificial intelligence has come.

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In early 2021, the internet became transfixed by pictures of "avocado armchairs."

Generated by OpenAI's DALL-E artificial intelligence system, the images appeared on the screen after the simplest of prompts: a human user typing "avocado armchair." The results were surreal, shockingly realistic, and marked a turning point for AI. Despite the ...Read more

The outsourcing of housework is on the rise--and it's creating a shift both inside of the home and out

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Groceries delivered to your door with the tap of a button. Meal kits with pre-portioned ingredients sent at recurring intervals straight to your house. Laundry picked up and dropped off, clean and neatly folded.

The outsourced housework market has increased dramatically over the years and shows no signs of plateauing. Despite people spending...Read more

India reached 100B digital payments in 2023: Could it work in the US?

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The National Payments Corporation of India introduced a digital public infrastructure project called Unified Payments Interface in April 2016, which has helped the country attain digital sovereignty by reducing its dependence on foreign service providers for digital payments. Uniqode used NPCI data to explore the growth of the country's UPI.

...Read more

 

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