For-Profit Charity Groups Hurt Non-Profits, Local Charities Say

May 30, 15 For-Profit Charity Groups Hurt Non-Profits, Local Charities Say

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Some charities are concerned that for-profit clothing donation organizations are doing more harm than good in their quest to purchase clothing. The Daily Item reports that many charity organizations that specialize in collecting and re-purposing used clothing claim that for-profit donation companies are funneling off much needed...

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Study: Steroids No More Effective Than a Placebo in Treating Sciatica

May 29, 15 Study: Steroids No More Effective Than a Placebo in Treating Sciatica

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A new clinical trial has found that steroids treat sciatica pain no better than a placebo, and that taking oral steroids leads to only a moderate improvement in function for sciatica patients. “When we compared the [oral steroid] prednisone to placebo, there was a modest improvement in function,” researcher Dr. Harley Goldberg,...

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Don’t Try This At Home, Kids — Why People Are Suddenly Trying Do-It-Yourself Dentistry, Despite Many Risks

May 28, 15 Don’t Try This At Home, Kids — Why People Are Suddenly Trying Do-It-Yourself Dentistry, Despite Many Risks

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Ranging from home repairs to colorful manicures, the Do-It-Yourself trend has fully made its way off Pinterest and into the average American home. And, apparently, it’s already taking over the dental industry. That’s right — DIY dentistry is now a trend. For example: just a couple weeks ago, a boy named Anton Androshchuk...

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Governor’s New Energy Efficiency Law Is Simply Not Enough, According to Environmental Experts

May 27, 15 Governor’s New Energy Efficiency Law Is Simply Not Enough, According to Environmental Experts

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Earlier this month, Indiana Gov. Mike Pence signed a law that will help the state increase its energy efficiency, along with reducing oversight by the state of any major utilities’ energy efficiency programs. Under the new law, utility companies can now develop their own energy efficiency programs, which are then approved by...

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British Inventor Rolls Out “Smart-Floor” Technology

May 27, 15 British Inventor Rolls Out “Smart-Floor” Technology

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A British entrepreneur wants to turn your footsteps into electricity, and he claims the technology already works. The U.K. startup Pavegen is raising money for the high-tech flooring on a website called Crowdcube, a British crowdfunding service similar to KickStarter. “Pavegen’s technology converts footsteps into...

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