A Game Changer: Marcellus Shale

A Game Changer: Marcellus Shale

Before 1848, the non-native population of California was approximately 1,000 people. After gold was discovered at Sutter’s Mill that same year, fortune hunters known as ’49ers flooded into the California territory, swelling the population of non-native Californians to 100,000 by the end of 1849 and firmly establishing San Francisco as a banking, manufacturing, shipping, and trade center of the west, a status that it still enjoys

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It’s a Family Affair for Pittsburgh Businesses

It's a Family Affair for Pittsburgh Businesses

Ford, Walmart, Hershey, Kohl’s: these large American corporations are household names.  But that wasn’t always the case.  Each of them started out as a small or family-owned business.  Henry Ford founded The Ford Motor Company when he developed methods for manufacturing automobiles.  Sam Walton had one small discount store when he went into business in 1962 in Arkansas.  Milton Hershey began selling caramels before he

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Trade Schools for All Interests

Trade Schools for All Interests

Some find that a 4 year College is not a good fit, but still want to further their education. Pittsburgh has plenty of institutions that will help you to gain the knowledge needed to land the job you want. The following are some of the trade, vocational, and career schools located within 50 miles of Pittsburgh. Alan Kells School of Real Estate, Inc. To obtain

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Accredited Nursing Schools in the Pittsburgh Region  

Accredited Nursing Schools in the Pittsburgh Region  

If you have ever been in the hospital, you know that nurses are the front line when it comes to your health care and wellness.  While physicians are indispensable and you can go hours without a visit from one and still be fine, nurses are needed far more often.  Luckily, the Pittsburgh region is fortunate to have a number of excellent nursing schools providing education

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Pittsburgh:  A Haven for Higher Education

Pittsburgh:  A Haven for Higher Education

If you are looking for great colleges and universities, Pittsburgh is fortunate to have numerous, excellent institutions from which to choose: everything from small to large, public to private, and rural to urban campuses. The following colleges and universities are all located within 50 miles of Pittsburgh. Allegheny College In 2015, Allegheny College will celebrate its 200th Anniversary. Located in Meadville, Pennsylvania, this small, private

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The Changing Face of Nursing

The Changing Face of Nursing

The profession of nursing addresses many human needs, from the most basic needs to the more complex technological care of the modern day. To serve those needs, nurses must have increasingly rigorous training. It used to be that there was only one kind of nurse, usually involving a 2-year RN diploma course. But today, there are a plethora of nursing specialists ranging from a shorter

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Pittsburgh Botanic Garden: Paradise Found

Pittsburgh Botanic Garden: Paradise Found

With the opening of the Pittsburgh Botanic Garden located in Collier and North Fayette Townships, Pittsburghers may have regained paradise. The sprawling 460-acre garden is situated on abandoned mining land. When completed, it will be one of the largest botanic gardens in the world, and the only one in the United States constructed on reclaimed land. The garden has been two decades in the making

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Phipps Conservatory: A Grand Idea

Phipps Conservatory: A Grand Idea

In the late 1800s, traveling any great distance was expensive, time-consuming, and inconvenient. Television and radio were yet to be invented and the first primitive cars were just coming on the scene. Manned flight was still years away. For the average person, the chance of ever seeing a cactus or a palm tree outside of a book was only a dream. Yet throughout history, perhaps

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Open Wide and Say Ahhh: Pittsburgh Gets a Checkup

Open Wide and Say Ahhh: Pittsburgh Gets a Checkup

What is the state of Pittsburgh’s health?  Not the city itself, but our residents.  How healthy are Pittsburghers? According to Bert Sperling’s Best Places website, Pittsburgh ranks 22 out of the U.S.’s top 50 most populous cities in health.  Each city was evaluated on several criteria including Mental Health, Lifestyle, Activity, Health Status, and Nutrition. Mental Health evaluated aspects such as stress level, sleep issues,

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