Arts and Culture
The Modern Piano Student

Piano lessons: the quintessential, after-school activity in which nearly every child that has ever inhabited the earth has been forced at one time or another to participate. Students are taught their scales, techniques, classical repertoire pieces, and many other valuable tools to prepare for their …

Health
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Lead in water: The truth about Flint

The most confusing thing to understand about the Flint water crisis is that lead is not found in water. Of course, when situations like this happen, we question whether our water is safe and fear is followed by mistrust and uncertainty. So, good news, lead is not in water. Also, if you use public wa…

Banking
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Equity analysis for amateurs

There are numerous ways to calculate the equity in a business. The method that an investor will use depends on the type of business. With that in mind, here are the most common methods and where they are best used: Method one – Assets vs. liabilities – Many companies have significant inventories of …

Insurance
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Properly filing an insurance claim

No one wants to be the victim of an accident, malicious behavior or just plain bad luck. Nevertheless, these things do happen to the best of us and that is why insurance was created in the first place – to offer a measure of relief and protection. Still, insurance companies are money-making entities…

Cooking
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Five fabulous bacons from around the world

Vegans aside, is there any doubt that bacon is one of the most beloved foods in the world? In a word, the answer is a profoundly loud "no!" Enough said. For most people, bacon improves almost any dish to which it is introduced. Gourmets around the world agree and regularly choose from a wide variety…

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