Faces of discrimination at work

By on Oct 17, 2015 in Race-based Discrimination | 0 comments

Although we live in a world where diversity, heterogeneity, and uniqueness are all celebrated, there are workplaces that still harbor an environment of inequality and discrimination. Unfortunately, these workplaces in the U.S. are not few. In fact, the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) stated that there had been a total of 88,778 discrimination-related cases filed in the 2014 fiscal year. This staggeringly large number tells a lot about how the issue of discrimination affects a majority of the country’s workforce. Discrimination in your workplace may take different forms: age, disability, race, sex, national origin. Whatever the form of discrimination, the person being discriminated feels ostracized not just by his colleagues, but by his entire work environment as well. Here are the different forms of discrimination common in some U.S. workplaces: Discrimination based...

How a faulty suspension cause rollover incidents

By on Oct 16, 2015 in Cars | 0 comments

Rollover incidents account for many road-related incidents in the country. According to safecar.gov, 2.1% of the nearly 9.1 million car crashes that happened in 2010 were rollovers. Tragically, 35% of passenger deaths, or more than 7,600 fatalities, have been associated with rollovers in the same year. Although almost all types of cars could be involved in a rollover incident, narrower and taller vehicles are more likely to tip over because of higher center of gravity. Taller and narrower vehicles should not be the only ones insured. Even wider, smaller vehicles should be covered, because they too could be vulnerable to roll over incidents. This can be especially true if your vehicle has a faulty suspension system. A car’s suspension system is integral in preventing rollover accidents. Car suspension is a system of shock absorbers, springs, and coils that interact with the car’s...

Why you shouldn’t be drinking too much alcohol

By on Oct 15, 2015 in DWI | 0 comments

Alcohol is a symbol of celebration. It is oftentimes associated with parties and rewards. However, when alcohol consumption crosses certain boundaries, it may wreak havoc not just on your lives, but also on the lives of others. In recent years, alcohol has been central in many cases of domestic violence, personal injury and wrongful death in the country. Furthermore, according to the website of Ian Inglis Attorney at Law, being charged with DWI may result in hefty monetary fines and lengthy incarceration time, both of which affect productivity and finances. Effects of too much alcohol on health Apart from the things mentioned above, it is important to note that too much alcohol in the body may result in a myriad of health effects. Read below to get a glimpse of how alcohol may impact almost every part of your body, according to the website of Healthline.com: Digestive –...

Keeping semis safe from deadly crashes through inspection

By on Oct 14, 2015 in Semi-truck Accidents | 0 comments

In a report by CBS Wednesday, October 7, a deadly Texas truck accident killed two adults, two kids, and an unborn child after their SUV was hit by an 18-wheeler truck on a flyover ramp from Interstate 20. The car was caught under the semis and burst into flame when the semi-trailer’s tank exploded. Unfortunately, this tragic incident is widespread not just in Texas, but in the entire country as well. In fact, according to the website of the truck accident lawyers at Williams Kherkher, many fatal road-related incidents in the country have been associated with commercial trucks. There are many possible causes of semi-trailer accidents. Mechanical defects are among the most common. To prevent tragic accidents from happening because of mechanical failure, drivers should inspect their vehicle and their trailer before hitting the road. Here are the parts that should be inspected, and the...

What you need to know about atrial septal defects (ASD)

By on Oct 13, 2015 in Dangerous Medication | 0 comments

The heart, which is responsible in pumping blood into the different parts of the body, is segmented into four chambers: the left atrium, the right atrium, the left ventricle, and the right ventricle. Deoxygenated blood first enters to the right atrium before it is pumped down into the right ventricle. The deoxygenated blood from the right ventricle then enters the lungs for oxygenation. The oxygenated blood enters the left atrium, and then the left ventricle before it is pumped out of the body. The left and the right chambers are divided by a muscular wall called septum. Because fetus inside the mother’s womb gets the oxygen it needs through the placenta, there is no need for the baby’s lungs to oxygenize blood. To by-pass the lungs, the septum has natural holes that close immediately upon birth. When holes that connect the two atriums fail to close after birth, ASD occurs. There are...