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What Scares Retail Stores Most
Tweet Slip and fall accidents in the retail environment are scarier than a horror movie for business owners. In fact, slip and fall claims are the horror movie, because, by law, businesses that welcome the public onto their premises have a legal duty to keep them “reasonably” safe. Legal website explains, “Whether it’s a [...]..

Minding Your D’s and B’s
Tweet In the English language, the smallest change can make the biggest difference. Take humus and hummus, for example. The first is the organic component of soil, formed as leaves and other plant material decompose. The latter is a thick paste made from ground chickpeas, sesame seeds, olive oil, lemon and garlic. They’re completely different [...]..


Grocery Robot: Glimpse into the Future
Tweet AI isn’t  just the wave of the future: it’s also our present. We’re automating some jobs right out of existence: Robot waiters now take orders and process payments at Pizza Hut; Wendy’s replaced the..
Snooze You Lose? Not Anymore.
Tweet Long-haul trucking can be a tough gig. Drivers need to be mindful of their cargo and their rig. They face days of bad coffee and lonely nights. Highway hypnosis is common. What if an experienced trucker starts to nod off beh..


Hazardous Adsorbents, Part 3: Corn Cob
Tweet Everybody loves corn on the cob. It’s a staple of summer picnics. What could be better? Corn on the cob is delicious. But corn cob, used as an adsorbent, is hazardous. For one, it’s biodegradable, which means it ..
Hazardous Adsorbents, Part 2: Coconut Husk
Tweet Nutritionists have been singing the praises of coconut for years. Touted benefits of coconut oil, for instance, include everything from boosting immunity to balancing hormones, aiding digestion to beautifying skin and hair. ..


Ready to Run Off?
Tweet With spring in the air, you may be getting ready to don your sneakers and start running to get in shape. But before you run off, consider the runoff you might need to attend to first: the overland flow from snow melt and win..
Mine Your Own Business: Toxic Leaks
Tweet “Over 30,000 mines are leaking toxic waste into American waterways,” screams the headline on, which then rightly asks, “If the Environmental Protection Agency, which caused the Animas River sp..


House Sale Spruce Up
Tweet Thinking about putting your home on the market this spring? If so, you’ll want to put its “best face forward” to attract potential buyers. And that probably means a paint job. In your enthusiasm, however, y..
Puppy Love? Yes, but not the mess!
Tweet Spring is a wonderful time to welcome a new puppy into the family. Dogs are so cuddly and cute at six or eight weeks of age — just like human infants. And, just like human babies, dogs don’t tend to enter life potty ..