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Cooking and driving dangers on Labor Day weekend

As the majority of companies have Labor Day off, thousands of families around the country are planning to celebrate with their additional non-work hours. Some travel to a relative’s house in a different state while others are fine having a backyard grill out with a couple of beers at their sides. The personal finance site WalletHub found that over 40 percent of Americans have a barbecue over the weekend while nearly a quarter of the population plans to travel elsewhere, with over 85 percent of them traveling by car.

Many Labor Day traditions are eerily similar to the Fourth of July, and unfortunately that means there is a higher chance for personal injuries to occur in Texas this weekend. Before you celebrate your well-earned time off, you should be aware of the potential hazards that lie on the Lone Star State’s roads and your grill.

Felony drug charges don’t have to mean the end

A felony drug charge in Texas is no laughing matter. Major drug charges come with major penalties, and can mean considerable time spent behind bars, heavy fines and a debilitating mark on your criminal record that will stay with you for good.

If you or a loved one have been arrested on a felony drug charge, you need to act quickly. The best thing you can do is get in contact with a lawyer who will fight in the court room to beat the charges that have been given.

Study: Pedestrian deaths reached nearly 6,000 last year

Pedestrian deaths in the U.S. held steady in 2017 compared with the previous year, but the number – nearly 6,000 – is not a comforting one. According to the Governors Highway Safety Association (GHSA), pedestrians and drivers continue to live dangerously and not always compatibly, but important safety strides are being made in some states such as Texas.

A Washington-based nonprofit, the GHSA recently released a report that analyzed pedestrian traffic fatalities. What it found was that pedestrians and drivers often are distracted from their tasks at hand. Smartphones and marijuana usage are suspected to be among the reasons.

Texas gets tough on distracted driving

You’ve seen the billboards and other ads. The state campaign against distracted driving, “Talk, Text, Crash,” is in high gear. But there is much more to it as Texas takes action to cut down the number of injuries and deaths caused by people who are not keeping their eyes on the road.

There is much more to distracted driving than just texting. If you have been injured in an accident there’s a good chance that some form of distraction was involved. This can help your case and make it much easier for you to get the settlement you need to make a full recovery.

Not A User But Caught With Drugs?

Picture this; it’s your first week on campus, and you meet a couple of other students at the cafeteria. You start to hang out together and go to a couple of parties. Later on in the week, one of them asks you to deliver a sealed envelope to the other acquaintance. You think nothing of it, but maybe you should think again.

Consequences Of Possession And Distribution

Online marriages said to last longer

Technology is changing the world. When this firm opened more than 40 years ago, IBM was introducing the first desktop computers. Today, we put them in our pocket and use them to watch videos on the go. Technology does not just increase convenience, though. It is changing the way people think and interact, including marriage and divorce.

Online dating has evolved significantly since the early days of matching compatibilities. Some of today’s most popular dating sites are over 20 years old. It has grown from novelty to the norm. According to a recent MIT report on changing perspectives, online dating is the second most common popular way that couples meet.