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Shocking Military Suicide Rates and Identifying the Signs

Shocking Military Suicide Rates and Identifying the Signs

September is National Suicide Prevention Month, which makes it an important time to move the conversation about suicide forward. While suicide is a national problem, it is one that also affects smaller communities, including the Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) community.  These brave men and women have suffered losses not only on the battlefield, but from suicide in recent years.  According to the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, each day there are around 20 veterans who commit suicide. What’s more, they report that veterans’ suicides account for 18% of the suicide deaths in the country, while they only make up 8.5% of the adult population.

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Think you are too busy to exercise? Stop kidding yourself!

Think you are too busy to exercise? Stop kidding yourself!

Our lives are busier than ever, but should it be an excuse for not exercising regularly? We spend time going back and forth to work, sitting in rush hour traffic, taking care of classes, kids, homes, and many other things in between. In fact, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, people cite a lack of time for being the most common reason they say they don’t exercise. But for most of us, if we get honest with ourselves, we know this isn’t exactly the case. After all, it’s estimated by the Bureau of Labor Statistics that the average adult spends two hours per day watching television, and Nielsen reports that adults over the age of 18 spend around 5.5 hours per week on social media.

LearningRx Of Reston, Vienna, VA. Earns National Customer Service Award

LearningRx Of Reston, Vienna, VA. Earns National Customer Service Award

LearningRx Reston, Va. and Vienna, Va., brain training centers were presented with a top, 2017 Customer Service Award at the company’s national convention held in Colorado Springs, Colo. The award is given to centers that have shown a strong commitment to customer satisfaction. For more information, go to www.learningrx.com.

Reston, Va. and Vienna, Va. brain training centers averaged an overall score of 9.5 out of 10 for all clients that trained in the centers over the last year.To determine customer satisfaction, LearningRx uses a 10-point scale and asks clients (or their parents) the likelihood they would recommend LearningRx to a friend. The 10-point measurement of customer loyalty also works as a system to increase customer satisfaction.

“We love what we do…and we’re thrilled to be able to help others achieve their goals through brain training,” said Maureen Loftus, executive director of LearningRx of Vienna and Reston, Va.

When it Comes to Pet Foods, What You Don’t Know Can Hurt Your Pet

When it Comes to Pet Foods, What You Don’t Know Can Hurt Your Pet

Millions of pet parents unknowingly harm their pets every day around the country with the food they feed them. It’s estimated that 58% of cats and 54% of dogs are overweight. Being an unhealthy weight is an issue not only because it’s estimated that it takes 2.5 years off of their lifespan, but it can also lead to a range of health problems, including high blood pressure and kidney disease among others. Millions of people across the country love their pets, but they are often in the dark when it comes to how to feed them a healthy diet that will help promote good health and longevity. The more consumers know, they more they will be able to stop feeding their pets junk food and opt for something better.

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Conquering the Con: How Seniors Can Avoid Being Swindled and Scammed

Conquering the Con: How Seniors Can Avoid Being Swindled and Scammed

Anyone, at any age, can fall victim to a scam. However, con artists most often set their sights on older adults. Seniors in the U.S. are swindled out of an estimated $37 billion per year, according to a report by True Link Financial, mainly through financial exploitation, criminal fraud and caregiver abuse. In an effort to call attention to fraud that particularly targets older adults, Alcatraz East Crime Museum has collaborated with AARP Foundation on a temporary exhibit to help seniors recognize, refuse and report scams.

“We all want to protect our aging parents and loved ones,” said Janine Vaccarello, chief operating officer for Alcatraz East. “The more people understand how victims are targeted, the more we can do to protect ourselves from these crimes.”

7 Reasons Why Grandparents are Turning to Diamond Investments

7 Reasons Why Grandparents are Turning to Diamond Investments

Grandparents Day is September 10, making it a great time to consider what they are investing in today and why. Many grandparents are taking on a role of caring for their grandchildren. For those who have grandchildren they are helping to care for, and for those who desire to leave their grandchildren something of everlasting value, millions of them make investments with the future generation in mind.

“When people invest their money for the future, they want to ensure they leave behind something of everlasting emotional and financial value for the next generation,” explains Sean Cohen, president of Van Zwam, the developer of Defined Value Diamonds (DVDs). “We’ve had many grandparents who are turning to diamond investing, both for themselves and to help secure the future of their grandchildren.”

Alcatraz East Sets Record Straight Regarding O.J. Bronco Debut on Pawn Stars

Alcatraz East Sets Record Straight Regarding O.J. Bronco Debut on Pawn Stars

Recent news headlines have stirred rumors of O.J. Simpson’s famous white Bronco being sold on an episode of the show Pawn Stars. While the rumors swirl, the Bronco remains on display at the Alcatraz East Crime Museum. So what was the show outcome? It was not sold! The commercials leading up to the TV show episode on the Bronco created a buzz about it being sold.  While the show aired on August 14, 2017, it was taped last summer, prior to the museum's grand opening in December 2016.

“We are getting numerous calls and inquiries about the sale of the infamous white Bronco, but they are all just incorrect rumors,” states Janine Vaccarello, chief operating officer. “We’ve had the Bronco on display since opening, and we plan to have it on display for at least a few more years, if not longer. The museum is where it belongs.”