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Creating Healthy Soil: “Kiss the Ground” Reveals the Future of Food

Creating Healthy Soil Saves More than Plants When I first picked up Josh Tickell’s latest book, “Kiss the Ground,” last November, I thought it was going to be a book about regenerative agriculture. While it does cover this topic, the book turned out to be about so much more. I am not exaggerating when I […]


marital satisfaction

Maintaining Marital Satisfaction When Bringing Home Baby

Marital Satisfaction + Baby You and your partner have likely been preparing for the arrival of your baby for months, if not years. You’ve rearranged the house, shifted your schedules, arranged for help and support, and you finally feel ready-and you probably are as ready as you can be. However, you are also probably going […]


driving expenses

Driving Expenses Can Really Add Up, Do You Have a “Bumper-to-Bumper Reserve”?

You know that sickening feeling you get when you are happily driving along and a light on your dashboard pops up, indicating the need for some immediate repair? Or worse yet, when the lights that pop up are those of a police car stopping you for a known (or oftentimes unknown) motorist violation? You may […]


risks and rewards of chasing your dreams

Life is Short: Defining the Risks and Rewards of Chasing Your Dreams

The Risks and Rewards of Chasing Your Dreams- Worth it? What is the risk of chasing your dream? There is a lot to unpack in this succinct question, so let’s take a moment to break it down: To answer the question, we must first define our dream(s); then, explain the potential risks and rewards that […]


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And Down Goes Another Lanham Act Clause… The Trademark Act v. Good Taste?

The Federal Circuit just ruled that the “scandalous” clause of the Lanham Act is unconstitutional in view of the Supreme Court decision in Matal v. Tam. The Lanham Act is also known as the Trademark Act. Recapping The Slants’ Fight for Trademarkability in Matal v. Tam As a refresher, Matal v. Tam involved the Asian-American […]


Importance of Rule 9

It’s All in the Details: The Importance of Rule 9 in Fraud Cases

Federal Rule of Civil Procedure 9(b) works for (and against) everyone If you have not had the good fortune to litigate a fraud claim in federal court, you might not be aware of Federal Rule of Civil Procedure 9(b), which provides: In alleging fraud or mistake, a party must state with particularity the circumstances constituting […]


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How to Stay Afloat When You’re Swimming in Financial Debt

Vanessa and David were swimming in financial debt. They bought real estate at the height of the market and were in over their heads. They owed credit card debt to numerous banks, had significant student loan debt, monthly daycare costs for their 2-year-old twins and owed a $20,000 personal loan to David’s parents (currently paying […]


investing in weight loss companies

Investing in Weight Loss Companies May Bring Big Gains

Invest in Your Health, and Wealth With the new year finally here, it is pretty much accepted as canon that weight loss resolutions must be made. That makes investing in weight loss companies a potentially lucrative resolution in and of itself. In fact, over 30% of Americans make a weight-related resolutions every time another year […]


beauty bias

Beauty Bias Can Blemish (or Boost) Your Career

Beauty Bias: The Ugly Truth Right or wrong, the reality is that when you put your best face forward, it positively impacts your bottom line. While being too pretty backfires and results in the “bimbo effect,” research shows that 84% of managers operate under beauty bias. Most perceive younger-looking workers as “more tech-savvy, cheaper, and […]


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Having Car Accident Information Beforehand May Help Your Headache After

Who’s at Fault? The Money Will Speak for Itself It’s really scary to be involved in a car accident. Having all your necessary car accident information ready to go before such an event occurs will help guide you and may provide some peace of mind amid the turmoil. The story I’ll present here will highlight […]


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