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3 Things to Know Before Ride-Booking a Car

3 Things to Know Before Ride-Booking a Car (NewsUSA) - If you were some innocent fleeing a terrorist attack, would you expect to be charged four times the normal cost of a car ride?Alas, that's what happened to some Uber passengers last December when the "off the charts" demand for a quick escape from anywhere near the 16-hour siege at Sydney, Australia's Lindt Chocolate...

10 Tips for Staying Safe During Spring Break

Five words or less (NewsUSA) - It's that time of year again when thousands of college students and young adults will flock to the far reaches of the world for spring break. Wherever your travels take you, it's best to adopt the Boy Scout's motto,"Be Prepared." The following tips will help you get started. 1. Arrive safely. Traffic death rates are three times...

In Hospitals, Safety Begins With Communication

Five words or less (NewsUSA) - Lia Lee, the child of Hmong-speaking parents, died as much from miscommunication as from illness. When Lia was a few months old, she started experiencing seizures. Twice, she was misdiagnosed with pneumonia because her parents couldn't describe her symptoms to her doctors. When she was finally diagnosed, she was prescribed a complex...

Virtually Everywhere -- Your Cash May Be a Thing of the Past

Five words or less (NewsUSA) - Coins jangling in a pocket is likely to be a thing of the past if companies that promote virtual currency (VC) have anything to say about it. The attraction of using VC stems from massive credit card hacks to retailers, such as Home Depot and Target -- all of which have raised questions among consumers about how safe their personal...