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Americans Don’t Take Enough Vacation, Wasting 206 Million Days Off

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Americans love their vacations — but not many are taking them. A study by job and recruitment website Glassdoor proves that despite 96% of American workers reporting that vacation time is important to them, there’s an overwhelming amount of “workers guilt” that keeps hard-working employees from taking the vacations they deserve. Of course, not everyone […]

Giving Spotlight: the Food Bank of East Alabama

Giving Spotlight: the Food Bank of East Alabama

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Between Thanksgiving and Christmas, countless Americans will take the time out of their busy lives to volunteer at charities that serve their communities. This year, Opelika-Auburn News and others are recognizing the good work of one local nonprofit, the Food Bank of East Alabama. While you can find such food banks in nearly every county […]

Americans Don’t Take Enough Vacation, Wasting 206 Million Days Off

Southern Investors Are Making Their Move On Post-Harvey Real Estate

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Real estate investors are swooping in on Southern homes in the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey. Two months after the hurricane blew through Alabama, Louisiana, and Texas, many homeowners in the South unsure what to do with their flood-damaged homes. However, real estate investors are willing to buy these homes for a reduced price. “I’ve seen […]

Americans Don’t Take Enough Vacation, Wasting 206 Million Days Off

New Skate Park In Alabama Exciting Local Skaters

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There might be approximately 500 skateboarding parks in existence throughout the United States right now, but Alabama isn’t exactly a major part of the skateboarding scene. Fortunately for local skaters, that’s starting to change. “Since I’ve lived here, I’ve always wanted a skate park,” said Kyrine Gutierrez of Enterprise, Alabama. “And now that it’s here […]

Americans Don’t Take Enough Vacation, Wasting 206 Million Days Off

Researchers Create Robots That Can Determine Gender From Handshake

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Researchers are developing a robot that is sensitive to human touch. Researchers at ENSTA ParisTech are currently in the middle of creating emotion sensing robots that are able to pick up on social cues simply from shaking a human’s hand. In particular, the robots are able to figure out someone’s gender and personality simply by […]

Americans Don’t Take Enough Vacation, Wasting 206 Million Days Off

Florida Keys Residents Wait To Return And Rebuild In Irma’s Wake

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Following Hurricane Irma’s ravaging, residents of the Florida Keys are eager to return to their homes and daily routines. NBC News reports that a glimpse at recovery may be a week away, as they wait for electricity to turn back on. And that may be a generous timeline for many of the more disadvantaged residents. […]

Americans Don’t Take Enough Vacation, Wasting 206 Million Days Off

Kamtek Adds More Than 100 Jobs With New Manufacturing Facility

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Expanding Alabama’s local manufacturing capacity, Magna-owned Kamtek recently opened a 150,000-square foot manufacturing facility in Birmingham. Area Development reports that this $60 million facility will focus on aluminium casting and potentially create more than 100 jobs. According to Area Development, the creation of this facility is in direct response to changing automaker demand. As the industry prioritizes lower […]

Americans Don’t Take Enough Vacation, Wasting 206 Million Days Off

For Heroin Addicts, Hurricanes and Relapse Often Go Hand in Hand

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The amount of alcohol Americans are drinking is on the rise, a new study finds. The study, published in JAMA Psychiatry, finds that one out of every eight Americans is suffering from alcoholism. The number rises to one in four for those under the age of 30. The 49.9% increase since the last study conducted […]

Americans Don’t Take Enough Vacation, Wasting 206 Million Days Off

Fitbit Developing Wearable Device Meant to Track and Prevent Sleep Apnea

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Wearable technology is all the rage nowadays, and it seems that there is a new wearable device entering the market every single day as a way to help treat and diagnose a host of different health problems. Sleep apnea is no different, and fitness wearable giant Fitbit has recently announced they are getting involved with […]

Americans Don’t Take Enough Vacation, Wasting 206 Million Days Off

Microsoft To Bring Internet Access To Rural American Communities

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Microsoft has organized a five-year plan to bring the Internet to rural America. The corporate giant has pledged to grant Internet access for 2 million Americans. Additionally, Microsoft is aiming to encourage additional phone companies to spread broadband accessibility to the whole 23.4 million Americans living in rural areas without Internet connection. As of 2016, […]

Americans Don’t Take Enough Vacation, Wasting 206 Million Days Off