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Just a couple of traffic tickets could cause you major headaches

Anyone can have a run of bad luck. Let's say you don't have a traffic ticket for ages and then one day you get one for speeding. This, in and of itself, is typically no big deal. But what happens if that ticket is quickly followed by another for another moving violation? Within a very brief period of time, you have gone from a spotless record to having two traffic tickets. You are not only facing fines but thanks to New Jersey's point system, you may be getting precariously close to having your driving privileges suspended.

For the young, impulses can lead to bad decisions

It's called impulse control. It's a sense that tells us when we need to fight our desire to do something that may prove detrimental. We all have moments when we want nothing more than to throw caution to the wind and "go for it." Maybe you have been tempted to tell your boss what you really think of him or her. Or maybe you've thought about how funny it would be to jump on your neighbor's riding lawnmower and take a spin around the block. Everyone has silly fantasies that we keep at bay because as adults we have impulse control and understand the effects of our actions.

Mother speaks about opioid devastation at DNC

The amount of damage done to society by the scourge of opioid addiction cannot be overstated. The problem has grown to epidemic proportions with no clear end in sight. And this fact was recently acknowledged at the Democratic National Convention, where a special speaker took the stage to tell the country her story.