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.
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.
Alfredo Petrone says there’s “something special” about his female companion Lucy. She’s good-looking, “chill” and she makes the stress melt away at the end of a long day.
But Lucy isn’t Mr. Petrone’s girlfriend. She’s his dog.
“If it’s a friend or a girlfriend, there’s always points in time where … there could be stress within that relationship,” Mr. Petrone says. “When you have a dog … it’s always good. There’s never anything that’s really negative with her.”
“When you have a dog … it’s always good
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.
Some of the biggest job cuts at Veterans Affairs in recent years have been in the disability awards branch — the division targeted in a recent auditor general’s report for taking too long to decide on the benefit claims of ex-soldiers.
Departmental performance reports stretching back to 2009 show that roughly 897 positions have been eliminated across Veterans Affairs, with 33% coming out of the section that administers pensions and awards.
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 [...]