Author: Fred Magoro

5 Careers in Science You Haven’t Considered

Most science jobs, including the best-known and most popular, fall into three broad categories: academic, government, and industrial. Academic positions include professors and the technicians and researchers who work for them. Government scientists are often researchers or regulators. Industrial scientists work for businesses or some non-profits.  Some science jobs, however, don’t exactly fit any of those categories. Here are five possible careers you haven’t considered. 1. Taxidermy A taxidermist preserves and mounts dead animals to display them. Many taxidermists start out as hobbyists who make displays for friends who hunt. At this level, the taxidermist doesn’t need training or...

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Life with a Chronic Illness: 3 Tips to Take Control of Your Life Again

Even though it may feel like it, having a chronic illness doesn’t have to be the end of the story. If you carefully examine your current situation when your head is clear, you’ll begin to see that. You can take back control of your life, and here’s how.   It’s Important to Have Support By keeping old relationships and forming new friendships, you’ll be better able to cope with your illness. Having someone around that cares for you (like, actually cares about you) may turn out to be your number one motivator in life. That person has the incredible...

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Are Name Brand and Generic Really the Same?

Consumers are often picky about where and how they spend their money. They want products that are simultaneously high quality, safe, effective, and priced within reason. This can seem like a contradiction; thanks to brand marketing efforts, the more expensive brands seem to be superior. Generic products are offered as a cheaper alternative to brand-name counterparts, but is the quality really the same? Medication Generic drugs are designed to be chemical replicas of the branded version, only with a lower pricetag. For some medications, the difference in price can be quite significant — especially for prescriptions. Lower-cost generic medications...

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4 Home Design Features that Improve Your Peace of Mind

Home security is always a major concern for homeowners. But you don’t necessarily want to sacrifice your home’s aesthetic appeal to make it more secure. How can you make sure that your home is both secure and beautifully designed? Here are five design features that can help improve your home’s security. Use Home Automation Programmable thermostats, light bulbs, and other appliances can all make life more convenient. But they can also make your home more secure. Smart light bulbs or automated curtains can be controlled from a smartphone while you’re away, and by putting it all on a random...

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4 Ways to Increase Your Earning Potential

Your earning potential doesn’t increase on its own, at least not at the rate in which you’d want it to increase. If you want to up your earning potential, you’ll need to take matters into your own hands. And while there are dozens of ways to make more money, not all of them are created equal. Some will take more time and energy; others will need hefty startup costs. Here are four simple ways to get a much-needed increase in your earning potential this new year: Choose a Flexible Degree What you major in is going to have a...

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