New Year''s resolutions aren't all champagne and fireworks.
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How to Make New Year’s Resolutions that Stick

It’s almost a new year – the days are already getting longer, sunlight stretching out a little further every evening. You can feel a fresh sort of energy in the air. And, like many, that energy might inspire you to think about how you’ll change this year, how you’ll make efforts to be a new, …

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The Darkest Night of the Year

Today marks a turning point – it is the winter solstice, the day of the year with the least light. Our days have been waning since the middle of the summer, growing shorter and shorter with each nightfall. Think of the winter solstice as the sun’s version of a new moon – we will see …

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30 Years of Abuse: What Weinstein’s Violence Reveals

On October 5, 2017, The New York Times released an article exposing decades of sexual abuse perpetrated by Harvey Weinstein, a well-known film producer and powerful player in Hollywood. After the article’s publication, a stream of new accusations surfaced, and journalists dug deeper, discovering a network of employees and private investigators who gathered information on …

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Hydrocodone is one of many prescription opioids involved in the opioid epidemic.
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The Opioid Epidemic: What You Need to Know

The opioid epidemic has received national attention recently thanks to the president’s address and a growing number of lawsuits against opioid producers. However, the crisis has been steadily worsening for over a decade. For me, opioids continue to be a growing problem in family law. They lead to parents losing custody and children losing parents, …

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Preparing to Win: What Happens Before Trial?

Shows like Law and Order depict lawyers winning cases with confident arguments and saucy comments. However, charisma doesn’t make a trial lawyer successful – trial preparation does. Each case hinges on having the proper information prepared and having the right evidence to build on. Because lawyers prepare for trial behind the scenes, we don’t often …

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Most opioid addictions begin with prescription pills such as OxyContin or Percocet.
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Congress, Big Pharma, and the Opioid Crisis

The Washington Post and “60 Minutes” released a report this weekend revealing how Congress and pharmaceutical companies deliberately allowed the opioid crisis in America to worsen by passing a law that crippled the Drug Enforcement Administration’s ability to combat the epidemic. The opioid epidemic itself has resulted in over 200,000 deaths in the past two decades, …

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Scientists observed two neutron stars combine.
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The Marriage of Two Stars

In the cradle of civilization, Babylonian scholars studied the stars and made predictions based on their movements, recording knowledge that would serve as the foundation for the astronomical sciences. After three thousand years of scientific advancement, scientists made a new discovery on October 16, when they observed two stars merge. The phenomenon, called a neutron …

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