Tuesday, September 19, 2017

Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month 2017


September is Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month. Did you know that about 20 to 25 percent of women diagnosed with ovarian cancer have a hereditary tendency to develop the disease? Here's a link to more information including risk factors, and how you can help. There's power in the ovarian cancer community!

Thursday, September 14, 2017

Freezing Your Credit


Thinking of "freezing" your credit after the Equifax data breach? Here's some VERY IMPORTANT information about that:



Friday, September 8, 2017

Cybersecurity Incident & Important Consumer Information!




Equifax announces Cybersecurity incident impacting approximately 143 million U.S. consumers. Check to see if you are affected. They are also offering FREE identity theft protection here:

Wednesday, September 6, 2017

Nine Ways To Raise Last-Minute Cash For College



  1. Clean out your closets for cash.
Everyone has one closet or cupboard full of stuff they never even look at anymore. Start digging through yours, and look for any items you don’t need or use. It's easy to sell your unwanted items online, and it's amazing how much money you can make from them. As an added bonus, you'll have a clean room before you move away, too.
  1. Take advantage of bank incentives.
Heading off to college may mean it’s time to switch banks. This can be a great time to upgrade your finances. Kasasa accounts are completely free and offer monthly ATM reimbursements, cash back, interest, or Google/iTunes downloads just for swiping your debit card, taking an e-statement, or enrolling in direct deposit.
You may find other student bank accounts that offer cash bonuses for signing up. Be sure to read the fine print and look to see what monthly fees you may be charged. You don’t want to be paying that bonus back in monthly fees.
  1. Sell all your gift cards.
While you're cleaning out your room, dig out those gift cards that you never used. You may have thought of them as useless at the time, but there are many websites out there that will buy those gift cards from you for cash.
Here are a few of the most popular sites:
  1. Work online for cash.
There are plenty of ways to work online if you have a bit of know how. For example, if you're a good tutor, you can lend your services to others on websites like Coursework Service and Essayroo.
Have a knack for writing and editing resumes? Check out Resume Writing Service.
Finally, if you're a good editor, find yourself work on services like State Of Writing and Write My Paper.
  1. Apply for scholarships.
You may think it's too late, but in fact, there are plenty of scholarships you can still apply for now. Take a look on scholarship sites and look at what's available for you. It’s possible you could snag a good amount of cash for college expenses (or fun) this way.
  1. Sell your photography.
If you've got skills with a camera, you can sell your photographs online. There are always sites that need your photos for their posts. You can make a decent amount of cash by selling them as stock photos.
  1. Participate in lab studies.
If you're free over the holidays before school starts, why not take part in medical studies? They usually pay well and are safe to take part in. You need to be in good health and have the time to head into labs to be tested, but if you have the time, it's an easy way to earn extra cash for college!
  1. Take part in online surveys.
“If you have a few minutes every day, you can take part in market research online,” says college expert Isabelle Rogers from College Paper Writing Service. “These surveys can ask you for your opinion on anything, from adverts to your favorite type of washing powder. This is a very popular method of making money with many students. They can do it in their free time, and it doesn't take them very long.”
  1. Become a delivery driver.
If you have a car and a smartphone, you can become a delivery driver. Thanks to the rise of delivery apps, you can get paid to deliver food all over your neighborhood.
These nine tips can help you make a tidy amount of cash for college before you go. Take advantage of the money-making opportunities now, before you're too busy with school.

Friday, September 1, 2017

The History Behind The Labor Day Holiday


Labor Day in the United States is a public holiday celebrated on the first Monday in September. It honors the American labor movement and the contributions that workers have made to the strength, prosperity, laws and well-being of the country. It is the Monday of the long weekend known as Labor Day Weekend and it is considered the unofficial end of summer in the United States. The holiday is also a federal holiday.
Beginning in the late 19th century, as the trade union and labor movements grew, trade unionists proposed that a day be set aside to celebrate labor. "Labor Day" was promoted by the Central Labor Union and the Knights of Labor, which organized the first parade in New York City. In 1887, Oregon was the first state of the United States to make it an official public holiday. By the time it became an official federal holiday in 1894, thirty U.S. states officially celebrated Labor Day.[1]
Canada's Labour Day is also celebrated on the first Monday of September. More than 80 countries celebrate International Workers' Day on May 1 – the ancient European holiday of May Day – and several countries have chosen their own dates for Labour Day.
Beginning in the late 19th century, as the trade union and labor movements grew, different groups of trade unionists chose a variety of days on which to celebrate labor. In the United States a September holiday called Labor Day was first proposed in the 1880s. An early history of the holiday dates the event's origins to a General Assembly of the Knights of Labor convened in New York City in September 1882.[2] In conjunction with this clandestine Knights assembly a public parade of various labor organizations was held on September 5 under the auspices of the Central Labor Union (CLU) of New York.[2] Secretary of the CLU Matthew Maguire is credited for first proposing that a national Labor Day holiday subsequently be held on the first Monday of each September in the aftermath of this successful public demonstration.[3]
An alternative thesis is maintained that Peter J. McGuire of the American Federation of Labor put forward the first proposal in May 1882,[1] after witnessing the annual labour festival held in TorontoCanada.[4]
In 1887 Oregon became the first state of the United States to make Labor Day an official public holiday. By the time it became an official federal holiday in 1894, thirty U.S. states officially celebrated Labor Day.[1]
Following the deaths of workers at the hands of United States Army and United States Marshals Service during the Pullman Strike of 1894 in Chicago, the United States Congress unanimously voted to approve legislation to make Labor Day a national holiday and President Grover Cleveland signed it into law six days after the end of the strike.[5] Cleveland supported the creation of the national holiday in an attempt to shore up support among trade unions following the Pullman Strike.[6] The date of May 1 (an ancient European holiday known as May Day) was an alternative date, celebrated then (and now) as International Workers' Day, but President Cleveland was concerned that observance of Labor Day on May 1 would encourage Haymarket-style protests and would strengthen socialist and anarchist movements that, though distinct from one another, had rallied to commemorate the Haymarket Affair on International Workers' Day.[6][7]
All U.S. states, the District of Columbia, and the United States territories have made Labor Day a statutory holiday.

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