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Spaghetti Models and the Upcoming 2019 Atlantic Hurricane Season

Memorial Day Holiday weekend has come and gone, but don’t blink because the 2019 Hurricane Season is about to begin. Hurricanes are massive storm systems that form over warm ocean waters and move toward land. Depending on the intensity of the hurricane, some potential risks are powerful winds, heavy rainfall, storm surges, coastal and inland … Continue reading

Guest Post – Aversive Bias: I Don’t Hate You, but You Sure Make me Uncomfortable

Guest Post Author: Sondra Thiederman, Ph.D. How important, really, is it that vegetables be arranged by color, cereal boxes stacked perfectly on the shelves, or soft drinks arranged by size as opposed to brand? These elements might not seem particularly important to the rest of us, but ask someone in the food retail business if they … Continue reading

Memorial Day Holiday Weekend 2019: What are your plans?

It’s almost time! The 2019 Memorial Day Holiday weekend is almost upon us. Is a road trip in your plans for this weekend? According to AAA travel statistics, nearly 43 million Americans are planning to start their summers on a high note with a Memorial Day Holiday weekend getaway. Since this holiday weekend travel period … Continue reading

Sunscreen: History, Development, and Current Questions

Ambient temperatures are rising across the country and summer is on its way. The frequency that I have been reaching for my sunscreen lotion over the past four weeks is also increasing with rising temperatures. Therefore, imagine my confusion when news outlets began reporting over the past 7 to 10 days that some of the … Continue reading

Some Ebola Virus Disease Updates For 2019

In my last post on the Ebola virus disease (EVB), Some Ebola Virus Disease Updates for 2019, published on July 3, 2018, I shared that health officials in West Africa and other organizations were close to declaring the most recent outbreak of EVD over. I also shared that the challenge is not that this outbreak … Continue reading

Gas Prices and Temperatures Are On The Rise

Periodically, since the inception of this blog, I have included updates on trending U.S. gasoline prices. By the way, today’s average for a gallon of regular gasoline is $2.892 per GasBuddy.com. Going forward, gas price info and other updates will continue to be provided on this blog, and the plan is to add gas facts … Continue reading