What Happens When You Don't Shoot: Meet Stephen Mader
Early in the morning of May 6, 2016, Weirton Police Officer Stephen Mader responded to a domestic dispute call. When he arrived on the scene, he encountered R.J. Williams, a young African American man. When Officer Mader asked Mr. Williams to show his hands, Mr. Williams revealed that he was holding a gun. As Mr....
Top 10 most toxic zip codes for homeowners
The third annual Environmental Hazards Housing Risk Index from ATTOM Data Solutions, a fused property database, finds about 25% of single-family homes and condos in areas analyzed are located in high-risk zip codes. Read more at HOUSINGWIRE
How to be Trauma-Informed
Okay, we’ve got it: Not “What’s wrong with you?” but “What happened to you?” That explosive outburst? The child who cannot concentrate at school? The domestic violence survivor who is in a constant state of hyper-vigilance? Yes, most of us in family services are now able to recognize trauma-symptoms and respond with empathy… most of the time But what does it mean to be truly trauma-informed? For a start, it means that we have patience with others and ourselves as we seek to acquire the skills and attitudes of a trauma-informed practice. Calling out other people for being judgmental? Yes, this and many other ironies litter the path of learning this new language because we just so enjoy being right! It is easy to become smug or ‘preachy’ when we have all these…
That's What Happens When You Bring a Gun to a Snake Fight
Don’t worry, honey, I’ll take care of that snake for you. . . Oh (explicit!!!) This funny clip shows what happens when A: you mess with snakes, and B: you’re not a very good shot. Before you try to pull off a stunt like this, make sure you at least hit the range first. Folks …
How to transplant a tree
A gardening expert offers tips for digging up a tree, moving it to its new home and re-planting it — all without killing it.
What Cops Do When No One Is Watching: The Truth About The Blue Code of Silence.
I am here to tell you there is a “code of silence”…but it is not what you think. The law enforcement profession has long been accused of…
Central Texas Fisherman Stumbles Upon Massive Water Snake
Just remember: when you need to steady yourself on a tree branch, you may get more than you bargained for.
3D Printing: Where are we and what is next?
3D Printing: Where are we and what is next? Alshakim Nelson, University of Washington In the last 5 years, 3D printing has re-emerged into the spotlight. The first…
How to regrip golf clubs
Knowing how to regrip golf clubs means you can afford to replace them as and when they need replacing rather than when you’ve saved up enough