Are there suitable materials for making biodegradable plastic besides corn and sugarcane?

Biodegradable plastic is defined as any form of plastic that can break down into its constituent components in the environment within days, weeks or months without leaving behind potentially toxic residue.

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Nose jobs decline as we pursue new standards of beauty

According to a New York Times article dated 1999, young Jewish girls flocked to plastic surgeons to rid themselves of their “ethnic noses.” Dr. H. George Brennan is quoted as saying, “You had your bat mitzvah and you got your nose done.”


Four overlooked business opportunities that can benefit every professional

The modern marketplace is more cluttered today with new ideas, technologies, concepts, strategies, tips, and trends than ever before. Indeed, given the sheer amount of competition in just about every field, it can be difficult for young entrepreneurs to get a foothold in a new industry.


Five shrewd employment options for liberal arts majors

The weeks and months following college graduation can be some of the most stressful, exciting, and confusing times for young professionals. Indeed, trying to figure out where to apply for jobs, what industries to explore, and how best to secure a new line of work can be as draining as the actual job itself!


How charitable giving soothes the soul

Feeling good is not always easy. The world can be a crazy place and there are all sorts of terrible news stories airing around the clock. If you feel like you are drowning in the negative vibes, you might want to discover how you can break free and restore your faith in humanity.

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A brief insight about the male sex hormone

Testosterone is the primary sex hormone in the male body that plays a key role in developing reproductive tissues and promoting sexual characteristics.

How you can sell a book like a professional to different types of readers

Selling your book involves optimizing the entire process of marketing and advertising of your book, focusing on the right target audience, and narrowing on your strategy, which gets a maximum sale for your book. Let’s talk about a couple of steps.


How will the tax bill impact Medicare?

The Republicans have managed to pass the tax bill in the House and it was presented to Senate. There were thoughts that the Senate won’t hesitate much in approving the bill, too. But what does the bill have in it? How will the tax bill impact Medicare? 

Buying guide for the best goalkeeper gloves

Soccer! There are just too many enthusiasms related to this sport. And every soccer fans hope is mainly stuck to the goalkeeper of their favorite team. That’s because the goalkeeper takes more responsibility than any other player in the team.

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How to host a successful company picnic this summer

A company picnic can be a great way to bring all your co-workers together in one place, so every member of staff can get to know one another on a personal level and have a little fun.

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12 activities to upgrade your writing skills to the next level

Perfect writing skills could be acquired only by constant practice and diligence. No one was born a great writer. Every person may become a writer if he or she is enough studious and decisive.


Six great reasons to book a villa instead of a hotel on your next vacation

When taking a vacation, the accommodation that you choose can make or break the experience. Whilst a hotel room can be a great choice for anybody who simply wants a warm bed and a clean bathroom for a few days, those wanting a little bit more from the place they’re staying in should consider booking a villa instead.

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How media training prepares you for the camera?

Media attention can be a game changer for anyone, it changes your social dynamic, but it’s up to you whether you let this chance make or break you. Following, we are giving you some basic tips to help you survive.


Dominion Energy, Appalachian Power Co. customers to get rate reductions in July

The State Corporation Commission is ensuring that Dominion Energy Virginia and Appalachian Power Company reduce rates in July so that their respective customers receive the benefits of the corporate tax cut contained in federal tax legislation passed by Congress in December 2017.

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Spring allergies can impact hearing loss

Spring allergies cause millions of Americans to experience issues with sneezing, itching, watery eyes and sinus pressure. Those same allergies can impact those with hearing loss.


Gerber to relocate U.S. headquarters to Arlington County

Gerber Products Company, a leader in early childhood nutrition and subsidiary of Nestlé S.A., will invest $5 million to relocate its U.S. headquarters from New Jersey to the new U.S. corporate headquarters operation of its sister company, Nestlé USA, in Arlington County.

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Dominion Energy hosts Solarbrations: Announces expansion of Solar for Students program

Dominion Energy is expanding its Solar for Students program in Virginia to give more students the chance to observe and learn how power is generated by the sun.


GasBuddy Virginia weekly gas price update, outlook

Average retail gasoline prices in Virginia have risen 5.7 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $2.53/g yesterday, according to GasBuddy’s daily survey of 4,081 gas outlets in Virginia.

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Earth Talk: Toxic BPA in cans, food storage containers, suggestions for avoiding it

If you like the occasional can of tomato soup or diced pears, chances are you’re walking around with trace amounts of bisphenol A (BPA) in your bloodstream.

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AAA: Gas prices back on the rise

Gas prices across the Mid-Atlantic region have resumed their upward climb following days of inactivity. The increase is the result of ongoing tension in the Middle East offsetting U.S. crude oil production and inventory.


Transforming your hobby into a business

Do you have a hobby, craft, or skill that you can transform into a career? Many of us dream of abandoning the 9-5 in favour of following our dreams, and it needn’t be as daunting as you expect! In this article, we’ll look at the steps you can take to create a business from your hobby.


UDig invests $1.6 million to expand IT headquarters operation in Henrico County

UDig, a consulting firm that develops technology business solutions, has invested $1.6 million to expand its IT headquarters operation in Henrico County.

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Warner presses Mulvaney to preserve rule protecting Virginians against predatory payday lending

At a Senate Banking Committee hearing today, U.S. Sen. Mark R. Warner (D-VA) pressed the Director of the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) Mick Mulvaney, who serves on a temporary basis as the head of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB), not to undo or weaken the CFPB’s payday lending rule.

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Warner, Kaine urge Trump to protect agriculture industry in NAFTA negotiations

U.S. Sens. Mark Warner and Tim Kaine (both D-VA) urged the Trump Administration to protect Virginia’s agriculture producers and the national agricultural economy asnegotiations over the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) enter a critical stage.


March 2018 Virginia General Fund revenue collections down 3.5%

Virginia General Fund revenue decreased 3.5 percent as payroll withholding had one less deposit day than a year ago. On a fiscal year-to-date basis, total revenue collections rose 5.2 percent, ahead of the annual forecast of 3.4 percent growth.