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Simple Ways to Help Support Veterans

Simple Ways to Help Support Veterans

Veterans Day is November 11th and just around the corner. This makes for a great time to acknowledge and say thank you to those who have served in our military protecting our nation. According to the U.S. Census Bureau, there are over 19 million veterans in the United States. Veterans have left or retired from the military, work hard every day, and many are still in need of your support. The good news for those of you that want to give back is that there are many simple ways to support veterans across the country.

“Our nation’s veterans deserve our gratitude and support every day. I find that especially around Veterans Day, there are people looking for ways to help assist with the needs of our nations’ veterans,” explains Nicole Motsek, the executive director of the EOD Warrior Foundation. “Veterans are always thankful for support from their communities, and appreciate that there are people who want to assist them.”

BiGR Audio Continues the Evolution of Headphones

BiGR Audio Continues the Evolution of Headphones

Take one quick look around any busy bus station, airport, or café and it’s easy to see that headphones have made a big comeback in recent years. The trend has replaced the smaller ear buds, with people opting for the more comfortable headphones, thus making a fashion statement and opting for the highest quality sound. One company, BiGR Audio, is taking the lead in the evolution of the headphone, taking it to a whole new level.

“Headphones offer an incredible way to listen privately, whether you are tuned into your own music, talks, or radio programs,” explains Richard “Big Rich” Bracke, founder of BiGR Audio, a company that makes specialty headphones and a Bluetooth wrist radio. “We asked ourselves what we wanted out of a headphone, and then we went to work making sure that it was accessible to the world.”

Here are a few ways that BiGR Audio is continuing the evolution, and helping to revolutionize, the headphone industry:

Tips for Going Natural & Healthy this Halloween, While Still Keeping it Fun

Tips for Going Natural & Healthy this Halloween, While Still Keeping it Fun

According to the National Retail Federation, roughly $7 billion will be spent on the Halloween season. A good portion of that money will go to candy purchases, which will be given away to the tens of millions of trick-or-treaters who take to the community streets and neighborhood parties. Armed with a bag full of candy, many parents worry about whether or not their child is getting a sugar overload as this yearly holiday makes its way through their home. The good news is that there are ways that people can help make Halloween more natural and healthy.

“Halloween is an exciting time for kids, so the last thing we want to do is take away their fun,” explains Dr. Bruno Sharp, a fourth-generation dentist who created a line of products called Dr. Sharp Natural Oral Care, and is celebrating his 10th year as a Natural Oral Care provider. “We can still keep it fun and yet make it healthier. Most kids may not even realize that parents took steps to make it more natural.”

Braden Edwards and Will Walker Join Boulder Crest Retreat for Military and Veteran Wellness Board of

Braden Edwards and Will Walker Join Boulder Crest Retreat for Military and Veteran Wellness Board of

Boulder Crest Retreat for Military and Veteran Wellness, a free program that offers combat stress recovery programming, is expanding into the west coast. They announce the addition of Braden Edwards and Will Walker, who will join the board of directors.

“Although located in Bluemont, Virginia, Boulder Crest Retreat is a nationwide program, serving our nation’s combat veterans and their family members from all 50 states,” says Ken Falke, chairman and founder of Boulder Crest Retreat.  “Braden and Will bring a new dimension to our board’s fiduciary and fundraising mission and adding a west coast presence is exactly what we need at this time period of growth.”

Braden Edwards is a managing director of equity sales and trading with the Royal Bank of Canada (RBC).  He held similar positions over the past fifteen years at Evercore, Credit Suisse, Robertson Stephens, Volpe Brown and Whelan, and the Capital Group.

Female Hispanic-Owned Business Thrives, Celebrates National Hispanic Heritage Month

Female Hispanic-Owned Business Thrives, Celebrates National Hispanic Heritage Month

National Hispanic Heritage Month is a month-long observation that traces its roots to President Lyndon B. Johnson in 1968. While it started out as a week-long observation, it was expanded to a month in 1989. The month is a time of celebration of the culture and traditions of those who trace their roots to Spain, Mexico, and the Spanish-speaking nations in Central America, South America, and the Caribbean.

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, there are 3.3 million Hispanic-owned businesses around the country, with $78.7 million in yearly sales being attributed to those owned by women (compared to $359 million in sales for male-owned Hispanic businesses). While it may come with a side of challenges, there are Hispanic women who are blazing trails and leaving a record of business success. Two of those women are Tina Aldatz and Margarita Floris, the co-owners of Savvy Travelers, a company that specializes in designer beauty wipes.

A Day in the Life of a Bomb Disposal (EOD) Specialist

A Day in the Life of a Bomb Disposal (EOD) Specialist

Most people are not familiar with those who disarm bombs and it’s important to know that many of us are kept safer because of the brave men and women in this profession. Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) technicians make up about 7,000 members of our active and reserve military and perform the most dangerous job in the military. It is one thing to have seen the movie “Hurt Locker,” but knowing what these brave warriors do brings a whole new level of respect for the job and the mission.

What you don’t know about mercury fillings could be hurting you!

What you don’t know about mercury fillings could be hurting you!

It’s difficult today to find an adult who doesn’t have a silver filling in their mouth. After all, it’s believed that around 42 percent of children have had cavities in their teeth, and 91 percent of adults have had them. Millions of people have had these cavities filled with a “silver” substance, which contains around 50 percent mercury. The problem is that mercury is a neurotoxin, which is a substance that we know to be poisonous to nerve tissue. Millions of unsuspecting people today walk around with these silver fillings that may actually be damaging their health without them even realizing it.