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How Urbanization Impacts Public Health

Urbanization in the United States is hardly a new concept. You could even say that urbanization is the story of the United States. In a little over 200 years, the U.S. has grown from a rural, distributed confederation of states into a highly urbanized nation with a huge concentration of the population living in major coastal cities.

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Wellness

How to Inspire Children to Protect Nature? Spend Time with It!

While there are sustainable choices and changes we all should be making right now, it’s up to the next generation to act on the importance of protecting nature. One of the best ways for them to do that is to spend more time exploring our wonderful planet and all it has to offer.

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Business

Seasonal and Remote Work in the Midwest

Unless you’re lucky enough to be retired or self-funded, you still need a source of income to support your lifestyle. Many people rely on gig work, but it’s helpful to know what kinds of jobs are available to you before you leave. We’re covering life on the road for RVers living in or traveling around the Midwest.

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Business

Three Antidotes to Fast Fashion

Stores like Forever 21 and H&M have been popular, especially among young adults, for many years. It’s easy to see why, too. It can be exciting to walk into a store and buy multiple outfits without having to break the bank. Stores like these are known for “fast fashion,” and though the clothes may not […]

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Business

Labor Rights & Safety Issues for Truck Drivers

The trucking industry is kind of a big deal in Indiana — one of every 14 jobs in the state involves trucking, and more than 15,000 trucking companies are located in Indiana. The majority of those companies are small-scale operations, but others are larger and heavily involved in the industry at a national level. No matter the size and scale of an Indiana-based trucking company, however, technological and economic changes often equate industry vulnerability.

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Business

Can You Afford To Start Your Own Business?

Owning and operating a small business can be one of the most satisfying things you can do. Not only do you get to see your unique business ideas come to life but you also get to turn a tidy profit, assuming your business is successful.

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Culture Mind Wellness

Is Technology Shrinking Our Attention Spans?

It’s hard to deny the myriad ways in which technology has helped streamline modern life — we can now easily connect with friends and family across the globe, conduct business from the comfort of our favorite chair, and access a seemingly endless stream of information, no matter the time of day or where we’re located. But the ubiquitous nature of modern technology comes at a cost.

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Business

Are Master’s Degrees Worth It?

Although it’s been established that having an undergraduate can boost your career and earning potential, what about master’s degrees? For those that are ambivalent about whether or not they should attend grad school, this article could help you make an informed decision. Find out the pros and cons of getting a master’s degree and whether or not you’re likely to get a good return on your investment.

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Wellness

Medical Bankruptcy: The New American Epidemic

They say that when you haven’t got your health, you haven’t got anything — but in the era of rising healthcare costs and decreasing insurance coverage, what once might have been just a tired cliché is now a terrifying reality for far too many Americans. And the sad fact is that the much-publicized healthcare crisis […]

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Government Wellness

Winter Home Maintenance Tips for Midwesterners

If you live in the midwest, you probably already know that winters can be harsh. Earlier this year, many midwestern states experienced a “polar vortex,” where windchill temperatures dropped to -60 degrees.  Even during more “normal” years, midwest winters are nothing to take lightly. The temperatures are cold, there’s a lot of snow, ice, and […]