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Sports That Are Tough on the Hips

November 12, 2013

Anatomy of a Hip Injury The hip is a complex structure composed of several bones and muscles as well as supporting nerves and connective tissue. A ball and socket joint is formed where the femur meets the acetabulum, a bowl-like depression of the pelvis. The quadriceps, hip flexors, hamstrings, and gluteals are all muscles that […]

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States with the Best Environmental Track Record

November 12, 2013

While many green efforts are federally mandated, there are several states that go above and beyond federal requirements to support green living. This can mean anything from providing easy access to recycling facilities, reducing statewide emissions, supporting resource preservation, or establishing conservation programs. Below is a list of states whose green efforts go above and […]

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The Oldest Prisons in the U.S.

October 31, 2013

The prison system in the United States dates back more than 230 years and is as old as the country itself. The system was created based on the English penal code and has many characteristics resembling the English system. The number of prisons in the United States grew from a handful of debtor prisons in […]

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An Overview of Bail Skipping

October 31, 2013

Failure to appear (FTA) is a term used for defendants who are released on bail and fail to appear at their scheduled court hearing. Statistics on the frequency of FTA vary, depending on the source, and the accuracy of those statistics is also a source of debate. But FTA is not just a legal issue, […]

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The Worst Premier League Injuries in Recent Years

October 30, 2013

Premier League soccer is considered the apex of footballing talent. Fans ranging from old veterans down to starry-eyed kids all have aspirations of playing on a Premier League pitch. The skillful plays and graceful athleticism of the Premier League athletes justify the moniker coined by Stuart Hall: “The Beautiful Game.” However, there have also been […]

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The Most Accident-Prone Vehicles in America

October 29, 2013

According to data from the United States Census Bureau, there were 10.8 million motor vehicle accidents in the United States in 2009.  This number is 6 percent higher than the total number of accidents recorded in 2008 but lower than the amount of vehicle collisions during the years 2000 (13.4 million) and 1990 (11.5 million). […]

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A Look at the Quest to Quell Child Pornography

October 23, 2013

One of the most horrific crimes in the world is child pornography. Not only is child pornography sad, inappropriate, and dangerous, but also it’s also incredibly immoral to the poor children featured. In the United States and several other countries, child pornography is also illegal. Unfortunately, child pornography remains an issue as prevalent as it […]

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Common Items Used for Bail Bond Collateral

October 22, 2013

While most people imagine dollars and cents when they think about bail bonds, money is only part of the broad spectrum of items that can be used as collateral. While liquid cash may be the preferred method of payment for most bail bond agents, there are plenty of other things that can be used as […]

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The Case Against Punitive Damages in Civil Litigation

October 16, 2013

Upon the conclusion of a civil lawsuit, a jury is often faced with the prospect of remunerating the plaintiff with one of two damages: compensatory damages and punitive damages. This is especially true in tort cases, which involve injurious harm by one party to another party. The punitive damages award seeks to further punish a […]

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Are Volvos Considered Reliable Vehicles?

October 1, 2013

Volvos have long held a reputation for being one of the most reliable cars on the market. This reputation has been earned over a long period of time, but late-model Volvos are made differently. To find out if Volvos are reliable, one must consider actual facts. Irv Gordon’s story is one such fact. Irv Gordon, […]

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