6 Social Issue Highlighted In The Media

The media has been discussing six topics related to the social behaviors and actions of Americans. These include eating disorders, elderly treatment in care homes, ageism, cyber-bullying, Internet fraud, and mistreatment of the mentally ill. It is actually sad to see that these are actually issues that are present in our country. What you will read here is a bit about each issue, and what you can do to help prevent these issues, or protect your loved ones from harm caused by these issues.

Ways to Make Sure Your Family’s Files are Secure


These days families have digital files saved in a multitude of places: phones, portable music players, desktops, tablets, USB media storage devices that hang from key chains, and, of course, the cloud. Not all file creation or storage habits are safe. E-criminals are always looking for weakly protected files to steal and destroy. If you want your family to be safe, whether using files at home or on the go, consider implementing these strategies below.

9 Things That Suck About Black Friday

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Every year the stores open up earlier and earlier to entice the crowds of holiday deal-searches. Although you may be able to score a few items at a discounted rate, the deals do not come without other sacrifices. The mobs of people chasing after discounted flat screens to put under their Christmas trees might be be enough to scare off some shoppers, but there are other annoyances to consider.

Finding Websites To Make Life Easier


While the Internet has only been around since the mid-1990s, many people cannot imagine their lives without the World Wide Web. In its early history, the Internet was primarily used as a search tool. High school and college students enjoyed the convenience of researching information from the comfort of their homes.

As the popularity of the Internet increased, more and more features became available. Today, you can do practically anything and everything online. With the convenience of the Internet and technology, everything has become easier.

Searching For Private Healthcare Options

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Looking for health insurance is by no means an exciting thing to do, but it is something that’s important, so it’s always worth taking the time to make sure you’re getting the right product, and you’re getting value for money. Many people are lucky enough to be given healthcare through their employer, but this isn’t possible for everyone, so many of us have some searching to do.

Doctors Must Protect Their Online Reputation


As a doctor, you are taught early on that your medical practice reputation is of the utmost importance. In fact, it’s drilled into you right from medical school. So here you are worrying about every single patient you see, taking proper notes, making sure you make the right prognosis, and so on. You may even spend sleepless nights making sure everything is perfect. When all along someone could come along and make false accusations, which could seriously damage that reputation.

appbackr is Like Micro-Investing in Icon-Shaped Dreams


Have you ever thought about investing in the stock market, but perhaps you were a little nervous to take the plunge? Or maybe you look your smartphone and wish you could help get better apps to market?

Well now you too can dabble in micro-investing. You can also be involved in app funding thanks to an innovative company called appbackr. You may be thinking to yourself: “Huh?” And not too long ago, so was I. But I signed up to their emails and have been watching the site for a while. Every now and then a cool new app sparks my eye and I think about investing a little bit of cash into these developers businesses.

Amazon.com Will Pay for You to Go to Nursing School


Just a few short days ago, Amazon had an open letter to their customers discussing the Amazon Career Choice Program. It’s really uplifting to hear of a company that supports their employees by more than jus giving them a paycheck. There is more to a job than just getting a paycheck. In order to be truly happy at your work, you must be fulfilled.

Amazon.com understands that not every employee who is on staff has the intention of staying there forever. But rather than punish them for having the desire to grown, learn, and better themselves, Amazon will pay for it!

Are You Living a Secret Life Online?


In the not too distant past I had a very good friendship with someone I had met online. We talked once a week. I wrote for her blog. Heck, she event sent me to Las Vegas to attend CES. She sent me gifts. She cared about my future and my success. She asked about my child and family. She event talked to my husband once or twice.

We were friends for over a year and during this time she told me about all the fabulous things that were a part of her life. She was a fashion executive for a major department store. She took her entire extended family on exotic vacations. She cooked everyday and drove a $500,000 Mercedes… well actually I guess her driver drove the half-million dollar Mercedes.

Yea… she had a driver…

And I believed her.

Over-sharing Online: How to Avoid Being a Victim and Really Annoying


Social media has opened up new opportunities to share information readily and easily online. If you are wanting to share information about yourself, your passions, your hobbies, and any other topic you merely have to glide your fingers across the keyboard of your laptop of tap the screen of your smart phone. It’s easier than ever to share your likes, dislikes, and anything else you darn-well-please anytime you like with almost anyone you want.

However, before you go sharing anything and everything online you should think about a few key points: