Surgeon General’s Plea to Employers: Help Fight the Opioid Crisis

(DGIwire) – Employers bear significant responsibility in solving the opioid epidemic. This was the message recently conveyed by U.S. Surgeon General Jerome M. Adams to an audience of employer-sponsored healthcare benefit stakeholders in Washington, DC, according to HRDive.com. Speaking before the National Business Group on Health, the Surgeon General urged his audience to consider their […]

Electric Vehicles: Only as Good as Their Batteries

(DGIwire) – Will battery electric vehicles (EVs) save the planet? If they succeed, it will certainly have a lot to do with the kind of batteries they utilize. One of the reason EVs improve on traditional cars is because the latter utilize lead-acid batteries, which—although relatively cheap and recyclable—exploit workers using unsafe methods to do […]

Electric Vehicles and the Electrical Grid: Can the Relationship Work?

(DGIwire) – Electric vehicles (EVs) feature strongly in a multitude of rosy visions about the future. Unfortunately, these visions don’t go as far at the moment as some might hope, thanks to a sobering realization: today’s electrical grid would likely fail catastrophically if the entire U.S. car fleet immediately made the switch to running on […]

Japan Races to Embrace an Electric-Car Future

(DGIwire) – What is the biggest threat to traditional car manufacturers in Japan? As The New York Times recently reported, it is the advent of battery-powered electric vehicles. According to the Times, conventional auto part suppliers are nervous: they and the carmakers they work with provide one in 10 Japanese jobs and account for a […]

5 Famous Green Characters in Fiction

(DGIwire) – “It’s not easy being green,” sang Kermit the Frog. The famous Muppet may have wished he was a different color—but this particular hue has translated into plenty of green for the creators of a slew of fictional characters. Here are five of the most famous greenish characters. The Grinch: He’s a mean one, […]

Smartphone Manufacturers: It’s Not Just Kids on the Line

(DGIwire) – Who’s walking around with a smartphone glued to their ear? These days, everybody. But when smartphone manufacturers unveil their latest and greatest release, it’s more likely they are targeting young people as potential customers rather than their parents or grandparents. And that’s a shame, because silver-haired Americans are just as enthusiastic about the […]

California Fires: Is the Air O.K. At Home?

(DGIwire) – As 2017 drew to a close, the damage wrought by California’s wildfires was truly phenomenal—and continuing to spread. According to CNN, by mid-December the fires had destroyed more than 1,000 structures since igniting; cumulatively, the blazes were larger in size than New York City and Boston combined, or bigger than Singapore. At least […]

For the Wine Collector, a Valuable Addition From Sonoma

(DGIwire) – Some wine collectors pride themselves on their knowledge of the intricacies of winemaking, the ins and out of different vintages and the subtle gradations of taste that distinguish a fine wine from a less memorable one. But it isn’t necessary to be an expert. According to Wine Enthusiast magazine, maintaining a wine collection […]

Travel Agency Owners: The Best Customers Are Silver-Haired

(DGIwire) – What are the greatest tourist destinations on Earth? Everyone has their own opinions—but not everyone has the means to hop on a plane to actually visit them. Yet one demographic is likely to have both the will and the wallet to travel the globe: the silver-haired segment of the population. So it’s odd […]

Does This Old House Have Asbestos? A DIY Test Can Tell

(DGIwire) – The Environmental Protection Agency banned most asbestos-containing products in 1989, but this regulation was overturned in 1991, so unfortunately only a few asbestos-containing products are actually banned. In fact, houses were built with asbestos-containing insulation, textured paints, and wall and ceiling joint compounds, according to the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC). Problems […]

3 Top Revisionist Novels: Telling the Tale a Different Way

(DGIwire) – Famous novels present a particular point of view: readers and audiences quickly become familiar with the protagonist and antagonist and how they interact. In recent years, it has become something of a trend to re-envision classic works from the perspective of a different character—sometimes one who was maligned in the original. Here are […]

4 Tips for First-Time Job Seekers

(DGIwire) – A young person just earned a degree and they’re ready to conquer the world of work. But if they have yet to land their first job in the real world, what are some of the common mistakes they should look to avoid? Here are four valuable pointers for making the first-time job search […]

Fidget Spinners in Flames: Mishaps Show Need for New Power Options

(DGIwire) – The last thing anyone wants from a fidget spinner is a third-degree burn. Unfortunately, the risk seems to be a real one. As recently reported in The Telegraph, multiple cases have arisen of Bluetooth fidget spinners—variants of the popular toys with inbuilt speakers that play music streamed from a mobile phone—were found to […]

Delivering Another Option in Immunotherapy Treatment

(DGIwire) – Within the realm of cancer care, immunotherapy is increasingly occupying the spotlight. And with good reason: as many recent headlines show, this form of therapy holds great promise for improved treatment of a wide variety of cancers. There exist several approaches to immunotherapy, each with its specific strengths. One fascinating approach to immunotherapy, […]

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