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Voters say yes to paid sick days

Business News - Wed, 11/05/2014 - 11:06am
Workers can finally take paid sick days in Massachusetts and a handful of cities around the nation.

What It Takes to Get One of the Most In-Demand Jobs

Lifestyles - Wed, 11/05/2014 - 11:03am
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(NewsUSA) - Which jobs will be in demand in the coming years?

It's a question that's taken on greater urgency as the cost of higher education continues to rise much faster than incomes. And while no one's recommending choosing a career based solely on market factors, a lot more philosophy majors might be employed today if they'd paid attention.

"Not all (college) degrees are created equal," a report from Georgetown University's Center on Education and the Workforce concluded.

One career that's considered golden: doctors of chiropractic.

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics' Occupational Handbook, chiropractic employment is expected to rise 28 percent through 2020 -- much faster than the average for all jobs.

For those unaware, today's chiropractors are at the frontline in providing non-invasive, drug-free relief from everything from back pain to migraines to a host of lifestyle issues. And while there's a high degree of both personal and patient satisfaction, the educational requirements are among the most stringent of all health care professionals.

The typical applicant at an accredited chiropractic college has already acquired nearly four years of pre-medical undergraduate college education, including courses in biology, physics, psychology, organic and inorganic chemistry, and related lab work. He or she is then looking at four or five years of professional study in the healing sciences that in some cases -- including anatomy, physiology, rehabilitation and nutrition -- are even more intensive than that of medical doctors.

There's also a minimum one-year, clinical-based program involving actual patient care. "That's because of the hands-on nature of the profession and the intricate adjusting techniques that must be learned to help patients," says Gerard Clum of the Foundation for Chiropractic Progress.

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Nintendo wants to watch you sleep

Business News - Wed, 11/05/2014 - 10:53am
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UBHA a proving ground for horses

Twisted Rodeo - Wed, 11/05/2014 - 10:46am

RAPID CITY, S.D. – The greatest athletes in the world need a proving ground.

All major sports utilize the college ranks, where young players fine-tune their talents with hopes of developing into a long career. Baseball and golf have minor leagues, and basketball features a developmental league.

The United Bucking Horse Association is a system in place to help with the advancement of bucking horses for rodeo-related events. Now in its first year, the UBHA was created to showcase 2- and 3-year-old colts that were born to buck. The young horses perform with a mechanical dummy instead of a rider to allow the horses the opportunity to develop with age.

UBHA-logo1“It makes perfect sense to establish an association that would cater to the dummy classes and potentially provide proven foals as contenders,” said Guy French, the UBHA’s executive director.

Through the 2014 season, the organization conducted 11 contests across the United States and Canada that featured the young bucking horses. Now the top 25 in each age division have qualified for the UBHA World Finals, set for 5 p.m. (Mountain Standard Time) Friday, Nov. 14, at the Central States Fairgrounds in Rapid City.

“What I hear the most is people saying how much fun they’re having with is,” said Darcy Hollingsworth, a UBHA shareholder who raises bucking stock near Rocky Mountain House, Alberta. “There are still a lot of people that aren’t involved in it yet. I can see it growing to where we have regions, and I see a lot of people being up and building our finals into a really good deal.”

Hollingsworth has been around the game for many years. He rode broncs when he was younger and now enjoys watching these tremendous athletes.

“The UBHA competitions are just a fun thing to do,” he said. “There are a lot of good things coming.”

It starts with the world finals next week.

“Part of our concept is to keep this as an all-inclusive association where everyone is welcome to participate and everyone has an equal shot of winning,” French said. “We have several new people that had never raised bucking horses that have qualified for our finals. They have done well.

“The UBHA gives the small guy a chance to compete against the big guy and still have a chance at winning.”

The competition is an added flavor to the association. A key ingredient is serving as the minor league system for the young horses.

“I see this as being a proving ground for the future of the PRCA,” French said of the Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association, the sport’s premier sanctioning body that produces the Wrangler National Finals Rodeo every December. “This allows us to showcase the animals and get them out there to perspective buyers at the next level.

“These are the top colts in the United States and Canada. They earned the spot to be there. This will be the best set of bucking colts that have ever been together in one place.”

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N. Korea's deadly new weapon

CNN World - Wed, 11/05/2014 - 10:42am
New satellite images show North Korea is developing a submarine capable launching long-range ballistic missiles.
Categories: International News

New Jawbone tracker takes your heart rate

Business News - Wed, 11/05/2014 - 10:34am
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NYPD: Hatchet attack an act of terror

CNN - Wed, 11/05/2014 - 10:32am
A broad-daylight hatchet assault on a group of New York police officers -- leaving one critically injured with a head wound -- was carried out by a self-radicalized convert to Islam in what officials Friday termed a terrorist attack.
Categories: National News

Women build bigger businesses

Business News - Wed, 11/05/2014 - 10:29am
The results are in: women build bigger businesses than men.

Governors' race shockers

CNN - Wed, 11/05/2014 - 10:28am
President Barack Obama's home state of Illinois elected a Republican governor on Tuesday night. Massachusetts will have its first Republican governor since Mitt Romney.
Categories: National News

The Star Trek communicator is real -- and it's now on sale

Business News - Wed, 11/05/2014 - 10:12am
When Star Trek's Captain Picard presses his communicator badge, he can instantly speak with any member of his crew -- even when they've beamed down to a planet or a nearby spaceship.

And the world's catchiest song is ...

CNN Entertainment - Wed, 11/05/2014 - 9:41am
If you really wanna get a song stuck in your head, you gotta get with my friends the Spice Girls. The group's 1996 debut single "Wannabe" is the world's catchiest song, researchers in Holland say.
Categories: Entertainment News

Test pilots' workplace

CNN - Wed, 11/05/2014 - 9:19am
It's an unforgiving place, 45,000 feet above the Earth. It's brutally cold up there, as low as 59 degrees below zero, and there's so little air to breathe, it takes just seconds to pass out.
Categories: National News

CEOs put on their best smiley face

Business News - Wed, 11/05/2014 - 9:13am
Europe's anemic economy. Ebola fears. ISIS wreaking havoc. The possibility of a hard landing in China.

6 secrets to losing 145 pounds

CNN - Wed, 11/05/2014 - 9:04am
One day, Kari Ianuale had had enough. The Nazareth, Pennsylvania, resident was embarrassed to discover that her size 24 pants no longer fit.
Categories: National News

Scott Walker wins Wisconsin

CNN - Wed, 11/05/2014 - 9:02am
Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker won re-election Tuesday, according to a CNN projection, positioning the conservative hero for a potential shot at the Republican presidential nomination in 2016.
Categories: National News

Rick Scott takes Florida

CNN - Wed, 11/05/2014 - 9:02am
Former Gov. Charlie Crist, a Republican-turned-independent-turned-Democrat, conceded Florida's close gubernatorial race against GOP Gov. Rick Scott.
Categories: National News

U.S. stocks set to bounce after GOP win

Business News - Wed, 11/05/2014 - 8:57am
It looks like it's going to be a good day for investors, and an especially good day for Republicans.

GM offering $25 gift cards to people who fix recalled cars

Business News - Wed, 11/05/2014 - 8:41am
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Man ate 95 meals here

CNN - Wed, 11/05/2014 - 8:36am
A North Carolina man has used his $100 "Never Ending Pasta Pass" from Olive Garden to eat 95 meals in the past six weeks.
Categories: National News

Who stole the statue?

CNN World - Wed, 11/05/2014 - 8:28am
Residents of Tripoli woke up Tuesday to find that a landmark statue of a naked woman stroking a gazelle had mysteriously disappeared from the center of the Libyan capital.
Categories: International News
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