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George Floyd, And His Impact 1 Year Later

UNITED STATES—It is hard to believe that it has been a year since the racial reckoning that echoed throughout the United States and across the world globally. There is NO WAY you don’t know what I’m talking about; I’m referring to the death of George Floyd who was murdered by Minneapolis Police Officer Derek Chauvin. That video which was...

4 Best States For Physician Career Opportunities

UNITED STATES—The life of a physician is difficult but very rewarding. If curing people of diseases or illnesses and alleviating their suffering is not one of the main driving factors of a physician, then the tremendously high salary must instill a great deal of motivation instead. Some places are better to work at than others, however, especially if you’re working...

What Happens If I Don’t Renew My Green Card?

UNITED STATES—America is the land of privilege and opportunity. But for becoming a citizen in the US, an immigrant needs to undergo a lengthy process known as naturalization, and it takes quite some time. Before the naturalization is complete, you will be given a green card. After you have filled out and submitted the I-90 form and are awarded a...

The COVID-19 Vaccine Debate Continues

UNITED STATES—The COVID-19 vaccine is rolling out America, and while it appears a vast number of people are getting the vaccine there are those out there who are not. It is starting to raise a very important question: can employers and the government force you to get the vaccine? The answer is not as easy as a yes or...

Telehealth Is Exploding Due To COVID-19 Social Distancing!

UNITED STATES—Toni: My 86-year-old mother with Alzheimer’s needs 24-hour care and lives in a personal care home. She is enrolled in a Medicare Advantage HMO and taking her to the doctor is quite an ordeal. Friends have suggested that I disenroll my mother from this HMO and return her to Medicare, then use “Telehealth” which is popular since COVID-19 has...

How Much Experience Do Entry-Level Truckers Really Have?

UNITED STATES—Truck drivers are often seen as road warriors, hard-working people who take to the road each day. Truckers allow our capitalist society to keep functioning through the constant transportation of goods and commodities all over the nation. But due to a massive shortage of experienced, qualified drivers, that image is slipping as the number of incidents involving truck...

Greed Is Greed People!

UNITED STATES—Oh, America it seems so many of us are driven by greed. Yes, you heard my correct, greed one of the seven deadly sins. When I refer to greed I’m not referring to stuff, I’m referring to money. Sometimes it seems people will do any and everything to have more money or to hold onto the money they...

San Francisco’s History With Slot Machines

UNITED STATES—Gambling in San Francisco is a little complicated; there are no brick-and-mortar casinos located directly in the heart of the city, and gambling with online slots is illegal under California legislation. What most people don’t know, however, is that San Francisco has a long history with slot machines. The Creation Of Slot Machines A precursor to the modern-day slot machine...

The Business Of Pharmaceutical Companies

UNITED STATES—I was recently thinking about something when I was at the pharmacy to pick up a prescription: why is the cost of medicine so expensive? I mean you have health insurance, yet you still are paying hundreds or thousands of dollars a year to live. That is something that should concern many people and it doesn’t. You should...

Mask Confusion

UNITED STATES—Oh, this is driving me absolute bonkers. The Centers for Disease Control need to get their s**t together. One week they say one thing, the next week they say another thing. Last week, the CDC announced that fully vaccinated people no longer have to wear a mask indoors or outdoors, but there are certain situations where they still...
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