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A parent’s worst nightmare

Most parents do not imagine themselves in a nasty divorce proceeding. However, almost 50 percent of couples will separate, and most of those couples have children. In the worst case, there is a possibility that one parent will try to isolate you from your children throughout the court process.

Some parents resort to parental alienation, a technique where an alienating parent turns a child against the other parent by excessively presenting negative views of the target parent. They may use name-calling, negative mishaps and false accusations to shape the child’s perception of the target parent.

Second Chances Undermining Medical Services

Few bonds of trust are stronger than doctors and patients. Suffering illness or injury creates uncertainty and stress during perilous times. Going to a medical professional should represent the first step in clarifying specific problems, if not recovery.

The Indian Health Service (IHS) is an agency serving as the primary federal health care provider and advocate for American Indians and Alaska natives. The group’s mission is to provide medical services to all 2.6 million members of 563 federal recognized tribes throughout 36 states. Their mission is simple: to offer the best care possible.

Autonomous Mass Transit: Coming to a City Near You?

The road to driverless vehicles for consumers has hit many figurative and literal bumps in the road. Even though the concept of automated travel has been decades in the making, it continues to be a quasi-work-in-progress.

Commuters in Ohio partial to public transit will be the first of many communities throughout the nation to have their very own self-driving options. The experiment is the result of the Smart Cities Challenge, a program created by the previous presidential administration to create advanced transportation fueled by autonomous technology.

New Jersey May Be Falling Short in Bicycle Safety

The Bicycle Friendly State Report Card focuses on efforts to promote bicycling state-to-state. Since 2008, they have published rankings based on a particular state’s commitment to being bicycle-friendly.

Various categories with specific values make up the overall scores. Those include:

What happens when your job takes over your marriage?

Most people go through rough patches in their careers or their relationships. Sometimes, those patches happen at the same time. It makes us wonder, “how is my career affecting my marriage?”

There are so many circumstances where stress from your job influences your relationships. It’s especially taxing on your significant other when you rely on them for emotional support. There are four major signs that your job is ruining your relationship.

What makes some jobs so much more dangerous than others?

No matter what job you have, you are likely exposed to some threat to your safety. That said, certain occupations are far more dangerous than others. 

Based on recent data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), the most dangerous occupations in the country share similar risks and conditions that contribute to higher numbers of fatal and non-fatal injuries. 

Should employees try to work after a work injury?

New Jersey and Pennsylvania residents know that everyone needs to work because bills never stop rolling in. However, what do you do after you hurt yourself at work? Do you work through the pain to ensure you have a paycheck at the end of the month?

In short, employees who try to work through an injury will make their pain worst. However, there are more reasons why workers shouldn't tough it out after a work-related accident.

5 tips for driving in icy, snowy weather

Now that winter is here to stay, you may have realized that driving in icy or snowy road conditions isn’t an easy task. Sometimes, you don’t even realize the roads are icy until you hit the brakes and start to slide or spin.

The National Highway Safety Institute reports that 17% of all vehicle accidents happen in winter road conditions. So, it’s always better to take an extra level of precaution while driving during the winter months to avoid an accident.

Why January is nicknamed “divorce month.”

What about the holiday season makes couples go from kissing under the mistletoe to dropping a piece of coal in their significant other’s stocking? Apparently, most married couples aren’t as cheery as they seem during the holidays, rather putting on a brave face until the new year.

January is infamous among legal circles and is commonly coined “Divorce Month” due to the large increase in divorce petitions filed at the beginning of the new year. There’s even an increase in couples considering divorce between Dec. 26 through Jan. 1, according to Google trends.

The hazardous combination of parking lots and pedestrians

The holidays usually lead to an influx of seasonal shoppers and unaware drivers in most retail parking lots. It’s frustrating as a pedestrian to try to navigate the parking lot and make sure that you and your entire family is safe.

According to the National Safety Council, auto insurers report the number of claims runs above normal throughout the holiday shopping season. And the number is only a rough estimate due to the number of fender-benders that go unreported.

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