Is it a mobile home or manufactured home? Pre-fab or modular? After reading this article, you will know exactly what each term means.
How Data Disclosure Will Help Prevent the Next Financial Crisis
Posted by Josh Silver on February 23, 2017 It seems like an overstatement, but data disclosure can help prevent the next financial crisis In the run-up to the Great Recession, subprime and other abusive lenders made loans beyond borrowers' abilities to repay. They got away with this because sellers, particularly in the lending marketplace, know exponentially more than buyers about the terms and conditions of contracts. When and if data is available, it can expose and unlock the traps sometimes present in these contracts The National Community Reinvestment Coalition operates a housing counseling program that, in the years before the financial crisis, was focused on helping people hold onto their homes and refinance their loans. One…
What does a female surgeon look like?
I was perusing Facebook recently and noticed a friend had tagged me in a post about the now infamous cover of The New Yorker magazine in which four female surgeons are pictured looking down over a patient. By then, the hashtag #ILookLikeASurgeon had gone viral, and I could see why it was so revolutionary. In medical school, when I conducted my general surgery training, female surgeons were few and far between. And in cardiothoracic surgery, the number of female surgeons was zero. Like most surgeons, I am proud to be a surgeon. This is an elite club of men and women who went through the “boot camp” of residency, who sacrificed so many aspects of their lives to help people. During medical school, I was actually excited to get to the hospital at…
Are You Arranging Your Furniture Wrong?
If the furniture isn't arranged right, even the most beautiful of rooms can fall short. So how do you create a successful layout? For starters, avoid these mistakes. But if you're guilty (we've all been there!), fear not -- it's easy to rectify with these tricks.
What to do about an inguinal hernia
An inguinal hernia refers to a weakness in the muscle or tissue wall within the groin area (lower abdomen and upper thigh). Since the hernia is an actual hole, soft tissue from inside the abdominal cavity will protrude to the outside, resulting in a bulge. Symptoms of an inguinal hernia are often mild, and include a sharp pain or dull pressure and a sensation that something is sliding or popping in and out of the body. The soft tissue that protrudes through the hernia is usually the small or large intestine. If the intestine protruding through becomes trapped (incarcerated), it may result in increased pain. If blood is not able to get to the trapped portion of intestine, gangrene may develop, requiring emergency surgery. Patients with an incarcerated inguinal hernia will find the…