A wife who couldn’t fully accept her spouse’s health problems

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A wife who couldn’t fully accept her spouse’s health problems

My husband, who’s had type 2 diabetes for 20 years, had been struggling for a long while to lower his hemoglobin A1C — a number that measures how well he’s managing his blood sugar over time. When he and I finally investigated the issue, it turned out that someone close to him was thwarting his efforts. This person is an addict. Her drug of choice is sugar — often candy no self-respecting adult should want, like Milk Duds or Necco Wafers. She’d order a lemon-drop martini and be just as happy if it came without the vodka. Houston, we have a problem. That problem is me: a wife who couldn’t fully accept her spouse’s health problems. My husband comes from a family of type 2 diabetics — his brothers and mother all developed the disease — so his diagnosis, in 1999, was no surprise. His family doctor gave him the […]

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4 Areas for Appraisers to Focus Their Professional Efforts in 2019

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4 Areas for Appraisers to Focus Their Professional Efforts in 2019

In a recent survey, active appraisers across the nation chimed in on where they see the greatest opportunities for newbies in the profession. They advise new appraisers to focus their professional efforts in the following four areas. 1. Seek out analytical opportunities and embrace technology According to the 2019 Appraisal Income Guide, appraisers who excel at adopting new technologies earn over $44,000 more per year than appraisers who fail to leverage those tools. 2. Consider focusing on commercial, rural and agricultural opportunities Certified general appraisers (a.k.a. commercial appraisers) have the highest income potential across license levels, with an average income of $91,574. As for rural and agricultural opportunities, check out our article on Farm Appraisal: A Profitable Yet Challenging Field. 3. Seek out non-lender work Non-lender niche specialty areas like litigation support and divorce and estate appraisal can be very lucrative. However, it can be tricky to break into this […]

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Jaguar F-Pace can be had in 300 Sport and Checkered Flag packages

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Jaguar F-Pace can be had in 300 Sport and Checkered Flag packages

Jaguar has applied the 300 Sport treatment to the F-Pace, as it did with the XE and XF sedans last year, and there’s a Checkered Flag treatment for the F-Pace, too. In other markets, the 300 Sport comes with the choice of the 2.0-liter Ingenium four-cylinder gas motor or the 3.0-liter V6 diesel, but we don’t get the 3.0-liter diesel in the United States. Exterior tweaks start with dark satin gray trim on the grille and window surrounds, side vents, mirror caps, rear fascia and door finishers. The package wears 22-inch gray wheels and plenty of 300 Sport badges. Three colors are available: Yulong White, Indus Silver and Santorini Black.Inside, yellow contrast stitching on the instrument panel and seats marks the beast, plus embossed logos on the front headrests. The steering wheel, carpet, and sills also get 300 Sport badging. The full-fat Touch Pro navigation with Connect Pro comes standard. […]

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Motorist’s middle finger to a cop was act of free speech, court rules

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Motorist’s middle finger to a cop was act of free speech, court rules

It sounds like something Florida Man would do, but instead it was an act of protest and defiance from a Michigan woman: Debra Cruise-Gulyas had been pulled over for speeding. The officer, Matthew Minard, wrote her a ticket for a lesser, non-moving offense. Angry anyway, she responded with what the officer felt was a greater offense — she flipped him the bird.The exchange happened in 2017. After accepting the citation, Cruise-Gulyas, of Taylor, Mich., was driving away from the traffic stop when, “apparently ungrateful for the reduction, she made an all-too-familiar gesture at Minard with her hand and without four of her fingers showing,” read an opinion by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit. “That did not make Minard happy.”So he stopped her again, and upped the citation to speeding.She sued, saying, among other things, that he had violated her First Amendment rights by retaliating against an […]

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This doctor paid off $200,000 in student loans in 19 months. Here’s how.

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This doctor paid off $200,000 in student loans in 19 months. Here’s how.

There are some milestones that need to be appropriately celebrated.  For the 80% of physicians who graduated with student loan debt, paying those loans off certainly qualifies as such a moment.  Everyone has a different way of tackling their student loans.  Today, I want to outline how we paid off $200,000 in student loans in 19 months, and then discuss what our plans are to rid ourselves of the rest of our debt. How I paid off my student loans For those who are just learning about our story, it is worthwhile to recount how we got into our student loan debt.  I had a full-tuition scholarship in medical school, but because I didn’t follow the advice that I give in my own book (I hadn’t figured this stuff out yet), we ended up with debt. Each year, we took out $25,000 to pay for inflated living expenses.  This ended up turning […]

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2018 Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid Long-Term Drive Review Update

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2018 Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid Long-Term Drive Review Update

If you’re an Autoblog regular, you probably know that I’m a person who loves all things automotive that make loud noises, handle like go-karts, and generally send my heart rate through the roof. I mean, I keep advocating for carmakers to add a performance version to just about every model lineup. But I’ve been developing an appreciation for vehicles that simply make life easier and let you decompress, such as our long-term 2018 Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid.I haven’t always felt that way. Early in its stay, I frequently avoided taking the Pacifica if I could, mainly because I was turned off by the numb steering and roly-poly nature. Yes, it’s a minivan, but I couldn’t stop thinking about the Honda Odyssey that came through, which I discovered to be surprisingly nimble. It also packed the sweet sounding V6 in our Honda Ridgeline that I’ve previously raved about.But then other Pacifica strong […]

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2019 Nissan Rogue Reviews | Price, specs, features and photos

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2019 Nissan Rogue Reviews | Price, specs, features and photos

The 2019 Nissan Rogue compact crossover makes a wonderful first impression. Its attractive styling bucks the usual trend of frumpy and/or utilitarian design, and despite this model being around for five years since its last full redesign, it still looks pretty fresh. The interior similarly looks good, there’s plenty of up-to-date tech, and those seeking lots of family-friendly space will find one of the roomiest cabins in the segment.However, the longer you spend with the Rogue, you might start to notice the underpowered engine, unrefined transmission and general dreary driving experience. Back-to-back test drives of key competitors — most of which have been more recently redesigned — might also reveal that they manage to at least match the Rogue’s strong points while substantially bettering it in others. Not a bad choice, but we think there are better ones.Note that the Nissan Rogue Sport is a different, smaller SUV altogether. What’s […]

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We need RVUs for obtaining a prior authorization

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We need RVUs for obtaining a prior authorization

I haven’t counted how many times this happens every month, but I find it annoying. I send a prescription for a drug (sometimes not even expensive) to the pharmacy and soon after, I get a fax asking me (or my medical assistant) to go online and print a prior authorization form to complete and fax to the insurer, or answer numerous qualifying questions on the screen, or (worst of all) make a toll free call and spend unpredictable amounts of time pleading to have it paid for. My time is worth (opportunity cost) $7 to 14 per minute, depending on if you count only my basic (E&M) professional fees or also the ancillary revenue (lab, X-ray, and additional procedure charges) I generate. This may be for a prescription with a cash cost of $10. Sometimes I don’t even know if the new drug I prescribe will work. In the case of […]

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Why Asking to Be Hired Is a Great Job Search Strategy

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Why Asking to Be Hired Is a Great Job Search Strategy

0 Flares Twitter 0 Facebook 0 LinkedIn 0 Google+ 0 0 Flares × Imagine if getting a job was as simple as walking into an office and asking to be hired. How much easier would your life be? Well, right now that might be one of the best ways to land a job at your dream organization. A new survey from CareerBuilder found 50 percent of companies have open positions they can’t find qualified candidates for. That means there’s a good chance great organizations are waiting for you to come work for them. Why not take the first step and reach out to companies you’re interested in? Let me preface this by saying you shouldn’t go walking […]

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De Tomaso Pantera slated for resurrection with Apollo’s help?

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De Tomaso Pantera slated for resurrection with Apollo’s help?

What a strange year. We’ve already witnessed the return of two Hispano-Suiza automobiles from two Hispano-Suiza companies when nobody would have expected even one of either. Now we get the news that the original De Tomaso Pantera could get two resurrections this year. Italian Coachbuilder Ares Design showed off its Panther, based on a Lamborghini Huracán, last week. During the Geneva Motor Show, the company that owns the De Tomaso brand loosed a camouflaged coupe around the Swiss city, the car’s windshield topped with a banner reading, “DTProjectP.” Press days…outside the motor show 😉 #ApolloIE #GT1 #DTProjectP pic.twitter.com/zPPRXj4PPD — Apollo-Automobil (@ApolloAutomobil) March 5, 2019 That company is Hong Kong’s Consolidated Ideal TeamVenture (CIT), which bought the rights to De Tomaso in 2015 for $1.1 million. One year later, the same firm bought sports car maker Gumpert, quickly turning the Gumpert Apollo gullwing racer into the Apollo brand. At the moment […]

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