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Chinese Trade Secret Hacking Continues, Causing Global Tensions to Rise

Since the passing of Defend Trade Secrets Act of 2016 (DTSA), U.S. trade secret case filings have increased from a range of 860 to 930 cases per year to more than 1,130 in 2017. Unfortunately, 83% of government contractors, network, IT, and wireless organizations are out of compliance. These compliance and trade secret issues can…

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Over 50% Of Working Americans Forfeited Vacation Days In 2018

More than half the American workforce left paid time off on the table in 2018. According to a work-life balance report by travel website Priceline, one-in-four working Americans left at least nine vacation days on the table last year. Up to 94% of full-time workers have paid time off. For part-time workers, that number is…

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District Court Ruling Against the ACA Would End Popular Benefits

THINKING ABOUT HEALTH By Trudy Lieberman, Rural Health News Service   Right before Christmas a U.S. District Court Judge in Texas ruled the Affordable Care Act, also called Obamacare, was unconstitutional.  What’s more the judge didn’t just throw out the controversial provision that nearly every American is required to carry health insurance, he tossed out…

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More Millennials Are Investing In Plant Parenthood

A growing number of Americans are investing in one of the healthiest consumer trends in recent years: plant parenting. According to NBC News, the millennial generation has become increasingly invested in the cultivation and care of houseplants as a way to disconnect from technology. “Americans spend 93% of our time indoors,” said Eliza Blank, the…

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RESOLUTIONS FOR AN EMERGENCY-FREE 2019: FROM AMR MEDICS

Huge numbers of folks join fitness clubs as a New Year’s resolution and paramedics at AMR say that’s a great start – and they suggest these additional 10 resolutions for staying safe from emergencies in 2019: I’ll protect myself from heart attack and diabetes not only by exercising regularly but also by cutting my sugar,…

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The Truth About Our Christmas Spending Habits

    With Christmas just around the corner and a lot of your reading this probably scrambling to get all those gifts together, perhaps you should stop for a second and think.   I’d never think to recommend that you don’t spend money on your loved ones this year, but have you been spending too…

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Mississippi Trauma Care System Celebrates 20 Years of Saving Lives

Established by statute in 1998, the Mississippi Trauma Care System has touched more than 239,000 lives in the past two decades through its effort to deliver the right patient to the right hospital the first time, saving valuable time and increasing the likelihood of surviving a traumatic injury. “Unintentional injuries are the leading cause of…

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