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Shark Shield, Magnets, or Anti-Shark Wetsuits, Which Works Best?

Over the past ten years, the popularity of diving has steeply declined, and industry members, like Shark Shield, are searching for a solution. In fact, the number of certified SDI, SSI, and PADI certified divers has dropped by nearly 30,000 people between 2000 and 2010. Many industry experts suggest that a large number of divers have opted to stay on land to avoid encounters.

However, the shark deterrent industry has boomed, and there are a variety of options for divers, spear fishers, kayakers, and other water adventurers to choose from. But with so many choices, consumers are faced with a tough decision that could impact the rest of their lives. To decide on a deterrent that really works, adventurers should carefully consider their options. Read more

The New Yorker Editor David Remnick Comments on His Career, the Magazine’s Content and Cover Controversies

New Yorker Cover“While most magazines have their moments in the culture, The New Yorker has mattered a lot at various points in time,” said David Remnick, the magazine’s editor. New York University’s Arthur L. Carter Journalism Institute hosted a wide-ranging conversation with him on Tuesday evening.

Remnick shared his candid thoughts on his career, his editorial role, the magazine’s print and digital content and occasional controversies. While being The New Yorker editor is a once-in-a-blue-moon opportunity, many takeaways from Remnick’s experiences about career timing, managing work relationships, having strong competitors and staying relevant apply across positions.

Below are selected highlights.

Early career: “There were things back then called paid internships”, Remnick emphasized, (in his only reference to the ongoing Conde Nast internship controversy). He got an internship at Newsday, and another at The Washington Post. He also taught English in Japan and served as WaPo’s foreign correspondent in Moscow, competing for stories with Bill Keller of The New York Times.

He attributes his eventual switch from newspapers to magazines to the waiting room at his father’s dental practice. He spent time there reading magazines while listening to rock music. “The New Yorker was hard to grasp beyond the cartoons when I was little, but I warmed to it.”

Being named editor : After Tina Brown left, Remnick, who had been working at The New Yorker, became editor. He said he got the job, even though he had no prior professional editorial experience, after Sy Newhouse’s initial choice was nixed. As Remnick recalled, “they really needed an editor in a hurry. But the geometry of my relationships with other editors changed, and that’s still complicated.”

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Dr. Richard Obedian on Osteoporosis and Bone Health

Orthopedic surgeon Dr. Richard Obedian discusses osteoporosis risk factors and treatments.

As an experienced orthopedic surgeon, Dr. Richard Obedian specializes in a number of treatments for osteoporosis, including kyphoplasty, a surgical procedure which repairs compression fractures caused by the disease. In spite of ever-growing technological improvements, surgery is often necessary for osteoporosis patients or patients with low bone density, who number over 52 million in the United States alone. Unfortunately, several of the factors that contribute to osteoporosis have to do with genetics or age, and are therefore unavoidable, but paying attention to bone health can help decrease the risk of getting it. Read more

DryForce Lays Out Project Basics for Building with the Best of Them

Based in Mesa, Arizona, DryForce is managed by water removal specialists with a combined century of experience. The company believes in effective removal, and they also excel at mold and fire damage removal and residential, office, medical, restaurant, and institutional reconstruction. When a crisis occurs and homeowners or tenants are left to pick up the pieces, it is crucial to effectively recover in order to move on with business and life.

“The reconstruction process is a main priority for us,” an expert from DryForce says. “Our mission is to remove and repair damages with minimal disruptions as quickly as possible. We also work directly with insurance companies to make sure transactions are seamless, and then diligently work to ensure full property restoration.”

When it comes to construction, home and building owners often have different motivations. For instance, a homeowner may look to eventually resell a property and move into another one. With the current state of the real estate market, it is crucial that homeowners optimize the interior and exterior of a home and, in the case of fire, mold, or water damage, ensure everything is shipshape before the home moves into the market. Building owners, on the other hand, are usually interested in retaining tenants or increasing property value and work conditions. The same principles apply when it comes to damages, which is why it is important for construction experts to do everything they can to properly restore a structure. Read more

Grand Homes Reviews How to Approach Home Inspection

Grand Homes reviews the most important questions to ask a home inspector, noting that home inspections are an important part of buying and owning any home. Grand Homes is a homebuilder in the Dallas-Fort Worth Area that develops and builds mid-range homes. The company is in the top 10 in production in Texas, building roughly 400 homes a year. Grand Homes reviews the needs of today’s homeowners, making sure to reflect these requirements in the impressive work the company generates. For more than 25 years, Grand Homes has served as a leading homebuilder, and it has expanded significantly.

The company extends a diverse array of semi-custom home options to prospective homeowners and has earned a high reputation for building homes within 35 established communities in the area. Staffed with nearly 200 talented and dedicated employees, the homebuilder has amassed attention as an award-winning contracting company.

As a thought leader in the industry, Grand Homes reviews how a professional home inspector plays a crucial role in the final buying or selling decision, alerting homebuyers to potential issues within a property. How a prospective buyer approaches the home inspection process can make or break the entire home buying experience, as it can shed further insight into the property to help individuals make more informed decisions.

Before learning how to effectively approach home inspection, Grand Homes reviews some of the biggest home inspection mistakes, advising homeowners away from these common pitfalls: Read more

TeamBuilders Counseling Services Suggest the Many Benefits of Telehealth

The long-running TeamBuilders Counseling Services always predicated its medical offerings on this question: Is it really necessary for a doctor to be in the same room as his patient, when administering treatment? In many fields of medicine, of course, the answer is yes. For psychiatric care and counseling, however, direct, in-the-room treatment is not quite as necessary. In fact, in frontier or rural areas where doctors are in short supply and travel times can add up quickly, telepsychiatry has become a patient-friendly, cost-saving, quality-boosting solution, revolutionizing the entire medical profession.

For many years, TeamBuilders Counseling Services was at the forefront of that revolution. The company was founded in 1995, and within a decade’s time had built a truly standard-setting telepsychiatry operation.  Telehealth is becoming a bigger and bigger deal in communities across the country. In the paragraphs that follow, some of the professionals from TeamBuilders Counseling Services explain why this is the case, listing some specific benefits that telehealth can offer. Read more

College Works Painting on the Science Behind Exterior Paint Jobs

College Works Painting explains that an exterior paint job takes a significant amount of work. Whether it is a DIY weekend project or work that is being done by a professional, a house must be properly prepared in order to ensure that the new paint stays put for years to come. Here are some of the group’s most important tips for getting a home ready for a new, fresh coat of paint:

Inspect the house

Prior to getting to work on the paint job, the team at College Works Painting encourages a person to first do a quick spot test on the house. An individual should select an inconspicuous section of the home where paint is in rough shape. They should then clean and dry the surface and paint a small patch with the new paint. The next day, the individual can take a piece of tape and press it on the newly painted spot, quickly pulling it off. If the tape is clean, they know that it is safe to repaint after washing and prepping the house. However, if the tape yanks off all of the new paint with it, the house must get stripped before it can successfully be repainted.

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Emeritus Senior Living Provides Tips For Helping with Dementia Care

The experts at Emeritus understand how difficult it is caring for a loved one who is suffering from dementia. About 4 to 5 million people in the United States have some degree of dementia. As one of the largest memory care providers in the country, Emeritus Senior Living strives to help the elderly and their family members deal effectively with the symptoms so that the person with dementia is still able to live a life of joy and purpose. . Although it caring for someone who is suffering from this  condition can be challenging, it is important to stay patient, keep an open heart, and remember that the person you love and care about still exists underneath the symptoms.

Dementia is a word used to describe the symptoms of many diseases and processes. Dementia itself is not a specific disease but a collection of symptoms, which can include:

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Sunburst Community Practices Organic Growth through Farming

Sunburst Community is dedicated to promoting balance in your life. It was organized around spiritual living practices, and organic farming has always been a natural outgrowth of the core values. Sunburst was created as an inclusive organization that seeks to enhance each participant’s realization of the oneness of all life through service and devotion. In addition to providing instruction in yoga, meditation and conscious living, , Sunburst members farm more than 150 acres of certified organic land with grains, fruit orchards, vegetable row crops, and livestock. An apiary for beekeeping has also been set up.

Organic farming, according to Sunburst Community, is an essential step in regeneration and balance for our world. Earth only has so many resources and more than enough consumers; organic, or sustainable, farming is a method where Earth-friendly techniques are utilized to grow, harvest, and sell products. Members of Sunburst Community also operate five natural food marketplaces in Arizona and California. Read more

Lorraine Freedle Applies Neuropsychology to Education

Dr. Lorraine Freedle has spent years studying the brain and development.  She has an intricate knowledge about the relationship between the brain, behavior, and abilities.  Board certified in pediatric neuropsychology, school neuropsychology and school psychology, she plays an integral role in education by conducting independent evaluations to assist parents and educational teams .  She helps parents and other professionals to understand the nuances of a child’s learning profile and brain development to best inform interventions and teaching strategies. Read more