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A Brief History During the Renaissance, challenge coins were also known as “Portrait Medals” and were often used to commemorate specific events involving royalty, nobility, or other types of well-to-do individuals.   So, what are challenge coins, and how have they become some of the most common collectible items?  Find out the history of the challenge coin now. Digging Deeper Are you looking for a special way to honor the active-duty military member or veteran in your life?  Do you think that although all of your employees work well on an individual level, the teamwork that your company needs to take…

A Brief History On August 31, 1869, the world’s first recorded road traffic death involving a motor vehicle occurred when Irish scientist Mary Ward fell out of her cousins’ steam car and was run over by it.  Today, motor vehicle accidents are but one way in which automobiles might require repairs.  When it comes to vehicles, repairing them can get expensive. Read here to learn the most expensive car repairs and how much they cost. Digging Deeper Some car repair jobs will cost you next to nothing. For example, if you need to have the windshield wiper blades on your…

A Brief History In March 2014, the Supreme Court reversed a lower court decision in U.S. v. Quality Stores, Inc. by holding that severance packages are taxable wages for FICA purposes.  You probably wonder, “What is FICA tax and does it affect my pay?”  After all, many pay stubs have a box labeled “FICA.” To give a FICA definition: This “umbrella” program encompasses Social Security, Medicare, and certain other federal programs.  Do you want to understand the details of your paystub? What is FICA after all?  Learn what FICA stands for and what it is for now in the paragraphs…

A Brief History In August 1935, the chemical synthesis of testosterone from cholesterol was achieved by German biochemist Adolf Butenandt (1903–1995) and G. Hanisch.  Nearly a century later, we ask, “Should you get a testosterone test?” There are many reasons to ensure you have healthy testosterone levels. Did you know that 1 in 4 men over the age of 30 have low testosterone levels?  The scary part is that many men are not aware of their low testosterone levels, as only 1 in 20 men show clinical symptoms that would link to a deficiency.  Therefore, because regular testing can’t always…

A Brief History Twenty years ago, on April 20, 1999, 12 students and one teacher were killed during a school shooting at Columbine High School in Littleton, Colorado. It was one of the deadliest school shootings in U.S. history.  Since then, there have been more than 200 other school shootings that have taken place all across the country. From the Virginia Tech shooting in 2007 to the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting in 2012, school shootings have become all too common over the last two decades. As a result, it is not uncommon to see a classroom door lockdown device…

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