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How to Choose the Right Doctor

Written by 9rules Blog on February 16, 2015

Regardless of the type of doctor you need, you should never take the decision process lightly. Assuming you live in a populated area, you likely have anywhere from a handful of choices to dozens of alternatives. Knowing how to choose the right one will ensure you get the best medical treatment possible when you’re sick or injured. On the other hand, hastily accepting the first doctor you run across could diminish your chances of receiving quality care.

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Tips for Choosing a Doctor

Whether you’re trying to compare the differences between two different medical facilities, looking to learn more about the strange symptoms you’ve been having, or want to know more about a doctor, it’s always best to educate yourself on how to proceed. While every patient is unique, these are some general tips that should help you in your quest for an experienced, honest, and reliable doctor:

Start with insurance. Your insurance provider will have a directory on its website explaining which doctors are in your covered network. While you’re not technically restricted to just these doctors, you are required to use the services of a participating doctor if you want your insurance provider to cover you. It’s also a good idea to double check with any doctor you’re interested in to make sure they still accept your insurance plan, as doctors frequently add and drop plans. (more…)

A Look at DWI Facts vs. Fiction

Written by 9rules Blog on February 11, 2015

Drinking and driving is a very polarizing topic in society. Whether you’ve driven under the influence in the past or know somebody who has been arrested for a DWI, everybody has a story that hits close to home. However, not everyone knows the facts regarding drinking and driving. There are so many myths floating around that either facilitate wrong information or mask the truth. As a friend and driver, it’s important that you
understand the truth.

Examining the Statistics

The truth of the matter is that operating a vehicle while intoxicated is extremely dangerous. Not only do you put your own life at risk, but you also place dozens, or even hundreds, of other innocent bystanders and drivers at risk. Sadly, this fact isn’t enough to deter many people from making bad choices.

However, statistics sometimes do a better job of helping people realize the full effects of a situation or epidemic. Take, for example, the fact that ever two minutes a person is injured in a drunk driving crash. What about the fact that drunk driving costs the United States just shy of $200 billion each year? Did you know that two out of ever three people will be involved in a drunk driving crash over the course of their lifetime? (more…)

5 Writing Prompts for Transportation Bloggers

Written by 9rules Blog on February 1, 2015

Whether you chose to start your own transportation-based blog because you’re an expert in the field or you were assigned this job as one of the many hats to wear at work, writer’s block happens. It’s especially frustrating for bloggers who are committed to providing fresh content on a regular basis. If your specialty is transportation with an emphasis on moving, how many times can you re-spin the same old content? You might have Google Alerts set up for key words like “moving costs” and you might start each day checking your favorite news outlets for relevant content, but what if you come up dry?

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Luckily, having a bank of writing prompts at your fingertips can quickly get you out of that writer’s funk. It’s also important to know Life Hacker’s tips for the best time to be creative and capitalize on that window. Writing for any niche blog, especially one that can be arguably dry at times, is a challenge. Here are a few prompts to keep your writing fresh: (more…)

6 Ways to Become a Respected Industry Expert

Written by 9rules Blog on January 31, 2015

As a business professional, your focus should be becoming the best you can within your niche or industry. You want to be known as an expert, thought leader, and reputable source of valuable information. These titles will open a number of doors and allow you to ultimately pursue the jobs you desire.

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Becoming an Expert

When you sit back and think about it, what’s an expert? In its most basic form, an expert is an individual who knows their stuff better than anyone else in the industry. When questions arise, they have answers. Not only do they have answers, but people come to them for those answers. They have knowledge on complex issues and set the direction for others; experts are leaders, not followers. (more…)

7 Things to Consider When Moving into a New Apartment

Written by 9rules Blog on January 30, 2015

Moving into a new apartment can be a hectic, chaotic process. From being excited about the new environment, to worried out about everything that needs done, it’s definitely an emotional roller coaster. Thankfully, people move into new apartments every day and are willing to share tips and tricks to make the transition easier. When move-in day comes, here are seven things you don’t want to forget:

Check your lease.

To begin with, take the time to review your new lease agreement. While you’ve hopefully already analyzed the details, it’s good to look at it again, and anything that might apply to you. For example, is there a pet policy that you need to follow? Are there restrictions on where you can park your car? It’s best to understand these from the beginning, rather than figure it out at a less than ideal time in the future.

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Inspect and document.

Most landlords or apartment complex managers will conduct a brief walk through with you prior to moving in. If they don’t, it’s important that you still do it for your own records and peace of mind. Make a note of anything that’s missing, broken, or otherwise different. Make a copy and take it to the manager, if possible. For extra security, take pictures of anything that appears abnormal, as this documentation can save trouble when you move out. (more…)