For a patient looking to see a doctor for any given medical procedure, costs often vary wildly based on the facility or physician. Take non-surgical repair for a broken ankle. For a 26-year-old female insured by Cigna who chooses a top-rated orthopedic surgeon in Washington, D.C., such a procedure costs $1,729. But if she chooses … Continue reading It’s Almost Impossible to Find Out the Cost of a Medical Procedure. This Company Is Trying to Change That.
In order to make the deadliest ideology of the 20th century palatable to young Americans, “Communism for Kids” is coming to a bookstore near you. This newly released book from MIT Press “proposes a different kind of communism, one that is true to its ideals and free from authoritarianism.” The death toll from communist regimes … Continue reading ‘Communism for Kids’ Turns Deadly Ideology Into a Fairy Tale
We understand the fragility of our society, and the many ways it could quickly fall apart, and we have prepared ourselves to defend our homes and families. But exactly how long are we planning on surviving for? A few weeks or months? Several years or more? At some point, we can expect our supplies to … Continue reading The Seven Essential Books for Rebuilding Civilization
Now, coffee beans happen to be the seeds of Coffea arabica, a cash-crop harvested in Central and South America, Africa, and Asia. The beans are harvested nine months after the plant is in its flowering stage. Then they are dried, either by the sun for about a month, or with machines. Why many say this … Continue reading 4 Reasons Drinking Coffee Is Great For Your Health
Bacon are little strips of heaven and always makes everything better, doesn’t it? My family recently bought half of a pig from a local farmer and guess what was eaten first? That’s right, the delectable bacon. But what about the leftover bacon grease? This happens to be one of the most thrown away items, but can … Continue reading 20 Practical Ways to Use Bacon Grease
Some interesting news recently landed in Jeff Stier’s inbox. “Today’s a good day to quit smoking!” proclaimed an email from NYC Quits, part of a statewide tobacco control program that gives away free nicotine patches and gum every year. Stier, a risk analyst with the National Center for Public Policy Analysis, signed up for the … Continue reading E-cigarette critics get research dollars from industry competitors
Unlike many other types of alcohol, over the years vodka has gained a reputation for being more than just devastatingly effective beverage (if you know what I mean). Vodka is also quite useful for a number of tasks. It’s kind of like the duct tape of spirits. It’s a cheap, ubiquitous, all purpose liquor that … Continue reading Five Handy Household Uses for Vodka