U.S. Education Secretary Urges College Admissions to Reconsider How Applicants are Asked About Their Criminal History

In a letter addressed to college and university leaders, John B. King Jr., urged those in admissions to relax how those with criminal histories are treated.

A search of criminal records found that approximately 70 million Americans have some form of criminal history, with 2 million behind bars.  According to Mr. King these offenders can find reentry easier if they have access to quality education and training.


The State Bar of Wisconsin’s Board of Governors; Discusses Possible Certification Program for Paralegals

The possibility of a voluntary certification program for paralegals in the state of Wisconsin was discussed when the state bar of governors met last month.

Although the program has not been acted on, the 52 member board took the first steps in discussing such a program.  Aspiring paralegals would need to earn 18 credits from a paralegal program that is ABA-accredited, these could be Online Paralegal Programs or a program offered through a physical class.

Paralegals that are currently employed would be “grandfathered” in based on their experience.

Source: http://www.wisbar.org/NewsPublications/Pages/General-Article.aspx?ArticleID=24590

Quality Becomes Affordable with the Release of The HP Envy 13

Starting at only $800 this laptop exudes quality with its 12.9mm thick frame and a lightweight design of just 2.8 pounds.

The price point did not have to sacrifice speed with it’s 2.3GHz 15-watt Intel Core i5 processor, 8GB of memory, 128GB of storage, and a 1080p screen.

Many wish that online schools that offer laptops, would supply a laptop of this quality for each student.

Source: http://www.cnet.com/products/hp-envy-13-2016/

Pablo Sandoval Trades in Porsche Panamera For a 2016 Rolls-Royce Ghost

Just in time for spring training, Pablo Sandoval trades in his Porsche Panamera, orders new rims for his two Range Rovers and makes plans to purchase a new 2016 Rolls-Royce Ghost.

Many players want to show up to spring training in a luxury car that can cost as much as a home, average people can only dream of renting this type of luxury car from  businesses such as Envus Motorsports Supercars.

Source: http://www.nytimes.com/2016/01/24/sports/baseball/where-the-baseball-stars-get-their-custom-cars.html?_r=0

University of Mississippi Receives High Rating for Third Straight Year, According to Military Advanced Education & Transition’s 2016 Guide to Colleges and Universities

A survey that measures the best practices in veteran and military education was used to rank each university.  The schools that received the highest ranking were those that were proven to provide exceptional services to military personnel and veterans.

Over 600 institutions were taken into account when choosing the top university.  The best universities online were ranked along with community colleges to state universities.

Source: http://www.wtva.com/news/University_of_Mississippi_among_best_for_.html

Factors to Consider When Shopping for Various Types of Roofing Materials According to the Huffington Post

There are many options to consider when choosing the type of roof you want.  Building code requirements can play a role as well as fitting in with your neighbor’s style of roof.

This Williamsburg roofer points out the most popular roofing materials, starting with asphalt shingles.  Used by 80% of home owners today, the asphalt shingle is usually the best choice due to cost and ease of installation.

Source: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/alla-kazovsky/roofing-materials-to-prot_b_8959516.html

Crime Stoppers: Don’t Leave Empty “Big Ticket” Electronics Boxes Exposed in the Dumpster

A warning from law enforcement and other crime stoppers have put home owners on alert.

Easy indicators for these burglers can be as simple as an open window displaying your tree surrounded by presents to your rented dumpster overflowing with the boxes left over from your gifts.

Homeowners have been advised to completely destroy the boxes by cutting them in to smaller unrecognizable pieces.

Source: http://www.1011now.com/home/headlines/Protecting-Your-New-Gifts-from-Th-363419451.html

The First SCF Nucleic Acid-Based Test For The Detection of Multiple Pathogens, Has Been Approved By The FDA

The FilmArray ME panel uses CSF secimens from patients who have signs of meningitis or encephalitis.

“Bacteria and yeast pathogens identified by the FilmArray ME Panel are Escherichia coli K1, Haemophilus influenzae, Listeria monocytogenes, Neisseria meningitidis, Streptococcus agalactiae, Streptococcus pneumoniae and Cryptococcus neoformans/gattii. Viruses identified by the FilmArray ME Panel are Cytomegalovirus, Enterovirus, Herpes simplex virus 1, Herpes simplex virus 2, Human herpesvirus 6, Human parechovirus, and Varicella zoster virus.”

“Testing one sample for many pathogens and potentially having test results sooner should allow physicians to use this information, along with other clinical findings and test results, to provide improved diagnosis and treatment for these very serious illnesses,” said Alberto Gutierrez, director of the Office of In Vitro Diagnostics and Radiological Health at the FDA’s Center for Devices and Radiological Health.

Source: http://www.news-medical.net/news/20151012/FDA-permits-marketing-of-first-CSF-nucleic-acid-based-test-for-detection-of-multiple-pathogens.aspx

The Ten Tasks That Every Business Should Outsource

According to Entrepreneur.com, the ten tasks that you should outsource to a virtual assistant or other qualified profession are online research, data entry, data presentations, travel research and bookkeeping to name a few.  This bookkeeper in Sydney CBD, agrees that having a book keeper stay on top of you outstanding invoices and unpaid bills is vital for a small business.

Freeing up your time as a business owner is key to growing your business, any task that can be outsourced should be identified.

Source: http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/225318

“Ballon Pill” Helps 34 Participants Lose an Average of 22 Pounds, in Study Presented at Obesity Week in LA

Described as a “balloon pill” that you swallow, is said to create a filling effect that makes it more difficult for the person to over eat.  What is different about this product than other similar methods is that no surgery or sedation is required.

For those that are not ready to take such drastic measures as swallowing a balloon then this groom and style site may be a better approach, giving health and fitness advice that doesn’t require swallowing.

Source: http://www.nbcnews.com/health/diet-fitness/balloon-you-can-swallow-fights-obesity-n457991


Professor Makes Break Through in Tooth Enamel Research

Top rated dentist, such as Josey Lane Dentistry, agrees with the National Institute of Health when it calls tooth decay the most prevalent chronic disease.

Unlike, the tooth, the enamel is a nonliving tissue that cannot rejuvenate.  Professor Janet Moradian-Oldak, at the Herman Ostrow school of Dentistry of USC, invested the last 20 years of her life looking for a way to recreate this nonliving hard tissue known as tooth enamel.  According to the news release the solution may be in the form of a gel that is now waiting FDA approval.

Source: http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2015/11/151117091239.htm

College of the Canyons to begin offering a Bachelor of Arts in Accounting Program

A partnership between The University of La Verne and the College of the Canyons has formed the Bachelor of Arts in Accounting program that will be offered at the Dr. Dianne G. Van Hook University Center.

Unlike many online accounting programs, the BA in Accounting will be only offered during certain semesters, with classes meeting one evening per week.



Experts Warn that Sugar Free Drinks Can Harm Teeth

Experts with the Oral Heath CRC tested 23 types of sugar free drinks and found that those with acidic additives and low ph levels caused damage to tooth enamel.

According to this dentist in Fort Worth, most people understand the link between sugar and tooth decay, but few under stand how drinks that are acidic have the same effect.

Source: http://www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/303293.php

The New Site for The Chicago School Of Professional Psychology Goes Live

The nonprofit university, The Chicago School of Professional Psychology, launches it’s new site that is dedicated to psychology, and related behavioral and health sciences.

As with all online psychology schools, the website is designed with the student user experience as it’s focus, bringing to life what it is like to be a student beyond the classroom.

Source: http://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/the-chicago-school-of-professional-psychology-launches-redesigned-website-300216202.html

Top Ten Tips Before You Become Pregnant, According to a Mother of 17 Years

Many women are excited at the prospect of being pregnant and the thought of bringing life into this world. They have read the typical books and feel they know what to expect. According to this article by Kathy Radigan, she was completely wrong thinking she knew what to expect.

If you or your partner is in a hurry and wants to find out how to get pregnant fast, then this article will help you put the brakes on and give you a much needed reality check as it explains the 10 tips you should know before pregnancy, from this mother that has been there.

Source:  http://www.huffingtonpost.com/kathy-radigan/10-things-i-wish-id-known-before-having-my-first-baby_b_8682660.html

High School Diplomas Are Now Offered Online, by Broward Libraries

For the first time ever funded by the state, Career Online High School offers accredited high school degrees.  The process directs students through their online courses with the guidance of an academic coach.

75 scholarships are available for Broward county residents who complete their degrees through the program according to the Sun Sentinel

Source: Onlineschoolsofferinglaptops.com