David Greene submits:Competitive Technologies (CTT) made a new 52-week high at $3.57 yesterday (May 13) on 5X average daily trading volume before doing an understandable retracement, which is continuing today at $2.90.
Physical pain is a fairly common occurrence in life, so I suppose everyone walks around figuring it’s a sensation they’re familiar with. But something I learned over this past week is that there was a whole new level of pain far beyond anything I’d previously experienced. In my case, it was caused by a small cyst growing beneath one of my wisdom teeth that was pressing on a nerve in my jaw. And, fortunately, it was easy for an oral surgeon to remove. But it hurt a lot while it lasted, and the experience was terrible.
On average people suffering from depression, anxiety or stress take about 24 days off work a year. That translates to 10.4 million working days lost in 2011/2012.
The survey further revealed that the occupations with highest rates of total cases of work-related stress were health professionals (with the highest prevalence amongst nurses), social workers and teaching and educational professionals. Earlier this year, the Sarz Report has brought well known facts to light commenting that stress suffered by bankers reached almost unprecedented levels.
Most people know living without health insurance is very risky (and shouldn’t be done). But people are much less aware of the importance of long term disability insurance. The census bureau estimates that you have a 20% chance you will be disabled in you lifetime. A disability can decrease your earning power and also can increase your expenses (to cope with your disability). In my opinion your emergency fund is best used for short term disability insurance.
Jagadeesh Gokhale writes:
Jobs lost during the recent recession caused a deluge of applications to the Social Security Disability Insurance program — more than 6 million each year in 2009 and 2010 — and threw into relief the fact that the SSDI program is structurally unsound.
Alcohol, violence, sex, suicide. These are the outlets we hear most often about when the conversation touches on veterans and Post Traumatic Stress, but a few vets have actually turned to artwork as a way to express, and possibly surmount, their invisible wounds.
A recent study shows that chiropractic care is more effective at relieving neck pain than painkillers. The study, by researchers with the Northwestern Health Sciences University in Minnesota and published [...]