Reports of sexual assaults by members of the military shot-up 50% in the past year, according to the Pentagon’s annual report released last week. But that sharp increase could be a result of a vigorous campaign to make victims feel more comfortable to come forward about being sexually assaulted, officials say. “There... 
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Why is Safe Boating Week important?  Here are the statistics from the Safe Boating Council. All figures are from the U.S. Coast Guard’s 2012 Recreational Boating Safety Statistics, the latest official record of reported recreational boating accidents. The full report is available online at: www.USCGBoating.org/statistics/accident_statistics.aspx. Drowning... 
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The companionship of owning a pet increases the happiness of many seniors and has real health benefits. Physical health is related to psychological and emotional well-being, and many studies have shown that owning and handling animals has significant benefits. An animal companion can help older adults live longer,... 
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The Jones Act grants maritime workers, including commercial fishermen and oil workers, the right to sue their employers if they are injured on the job. If you are a maritime worker, you may be wondering how the process works. First, you must report your injury to your employer. Federal law requires you to report any... 
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Although the BP oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico was horrific for platform workers, and those who lost loved ones, riggers on land are at an even greater risk, without much of a support system for them. According to a recent drilling article in the Houston Chronicle, workers have no one to rely on for their safety or... 
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Opportunities for higher education and employment are severely limited for those with disabilities. But a new project in Indiana will be of great interest to those attracted to the hospitality industry. Construction will soon begin on a teaching hotel in Muncie, Indiana. Developers say the hotel will both employ... 
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A recent study shows the importance of heeding manufacturer recalls of defective vehicles. The results certainly apply to drivers of recently-recalled GM vehicles, whose defects have been linked with several deaths. The Highway Loss Data Institute (HLDI) conducted a study of insurance claims on vehicles due to fires... 
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According to long-term care insurer Genworth, nearly three-quarters of those who require long-term care prefer to receive that service in their own homes. Perhaps that is because home care can be a relative bargain. According to the firm, the median wage for a home health care aide is just under $20, an amount that... 
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Not everyone can afford a hardwood floor. If your heart is sent on wood flooring, but you just can’t make the budget stretch far enough, you may want to consider wood-look ceramic tiles. The flooring industry specifically created these tiles to appeal to consumers who want the appeal of hardwood without the price. Wood-look... 
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So-called “touch DNA” may be able to link an alleged suspect to a crime scene. A man in Jacksonville, Florida was accused of grand theft and organized fraud after touch DNA linked him to several crimes in 2013. Allegedly, the 71-year-old man scammed a woman who was taking cash out of an ATM. He showed the woman... 
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