Eight Ways to Get LEGAL Images for Your Blog Posts

Blog posts without images? It's very rare to see that in this day and age.  Of course, you also know that it's illegal to grab any old image off the Web and use it on your blog... ...more
Creative Commons Search is another great tool. I've also read that you can use Getty images now.more

Interesting little tidbits

Short on ideas the other day for a blog post, CW Martin suggested I write a little bit about some of the more intriguing things I have discovered and written about through my Examiner posts.  Because he's awesome and follows me regularly, which you can totally do, too, of course, I listened to his ideas and thought "Hey, that is a great idea!"  Here are a few of the stories I have written, the more interesting ones....more

Legal Speak-5 Tips to an Efficient Divorce

Are you ready for some Legal Speak?  One of the hardest lessons during divorce besides the emotional ones, are the legal ones.  If you’ve never had to hire a lawyer or deal with any legal issues it can be an eye opener.  I was a real newbie in the legal arena.  I had no clue the costs involved, the time involved nor any handle on the legal vocabulary.  Initially, finding the right...more

The Reality of Prison Life

I have to admit that knowing someone who is in prison has really changed my perspective on the legal system in general.  It may come as no surprise, but police, courts, lawyers, jail, inmates, prison - it's not anything like it is on prime-time TV.  Usually, I try to let things roll off my back because so many times people talk about jail and prisons with only TV shows as a reference, and it's not worth retelling the gruesome details....more
So very well said!  I was once naive to what prison was like and may just have agreed to that ...more

Loose Exotic Pet Laws - The Real Villain

This week's bizarre tragedy in Ohio brings attention to the widely varying exotic pet laws in each state. Terry Thompson, owner of the 73-acre Zanesville property that held 56 wild animals, committed suicide by firearm shortly after he let all the animals out of their cages. By all accounts, it was the final 'f**k you' to his community, which included kids on their way to school....more
This whole situation made me so sad. Such a waste of precious endangered animals. The man who ...more

CPS Facts (Series #1)

              There are entire government agencies devoted to protecting children against their own parents. According to the Department of Health and Human Services, there were 408,452 children in foster care as of September 30, 2010. Just less than half a million kids live with care givers who are not their parents. Numbers are improving. In 2006 there were 510,000 children in the foster care system....more

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Estate Planning: Download a Free Financial & Legal Records Book

Lists Upon Lists We prepare to-do lists, lists of goals, grocery lists, lists for our spouses and children; we make notes...more

The Great Sellout: Legal Tips for Using eBay, Craigslist and Amazon to Sell Goods

Hyper-Consumerism The words, "We're having a baby" are basically synonymous with "We're about to become hyper consumers." If you have childre...more

New Laws: You May Have to Watch Your Favorite Porn Stars Using Condoms

Pornography is a huge industry in this country. Primarily based in the San Fernando Valley in California, porn movies make far more money annually than Hollywood or made-for-TV movies.  The supply of porn (either online, on DVDs or pay-per-view television) is huge because the demand is huge.  Despite the controversy that the topic of porn brings, the fact remains that Americans are huge consumers of porn and their appetite is growing. Porn generally is “bareback” – meaning no condoms are used....more