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How Addiction Impacts American Families

Drugs can have an insidious impact on users, especially when addiction gets a hold of them. It is often assumed that the person who suffers the most from the addiction is the user, but others are affected too. The family members and friends of the person battling addiction are often the first to feel the […]

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Government

Ethical Investment, Divestment, and Corporate Taxation

As the decade comes to a close, both businesses and consumers alike have come to the conclusion that the old ways of conducting business are simply not sustainable. More and more focus is being brought on how a business allocates its money and whether or not they are making efforts to enact positive social change […]

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Culture Wellness

What the Dependence On Meal Replacements Says About Americans’ Work-Life Balance

Work-life balance is a buzz word, and yet 66% of full-time employees in America consider themselves to have failed to strike a balance when it comes to their work and personal lives. While this struggle has gone on throughout the long history of capitalism, it’s currently being exemplified in a specific life hack that sums […]

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Government

Things to Look Out For in Current and Future Elections

The Blue Wave seems to be in full effect across the country with Andy Beshear unseating Matt Bevin in the gubernatorial race in Kentucky — though Bevin is reticent to concede — and a satisfying result for democrats in the elections in Hamilton County. Things are looking good as increased voter turnout in Indiana, Texas, […]

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Wellness

5 Creative Ways to Problem Solve When You’re in a Wellness Funk

We’ve all been there: the morning when you spill coffee all over your new pants, the day when you’re stressed out and falling behind on work projects, and the week that doesn’t seem to have any upside at all. Sometimes, we may rise to the occasion and overcome the obstacles in our way, but there […]

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Government Wellness

Why Marijuana Should Be Legalized Nationwide

Image Source: Pexels Netflix’s 2018 documentary Weed The People argues that marijuana has been demonized by misinformation for the last century. Whether or not you choose to believe this, it is representative of a greater social conversation surrounding the drug. Some states have begun to legalize it, and it may only be a matter of […]

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Wellness

The Difference Between Supporting and Enabling

The damages of addiction create ripple effects that affect everybody in reach of an addict. While individuals self-destruct due to substance abuse and other addictions, the people in their lives also suffer. When an addict’s loved one is seen picking up the emotional and performative slack for them, that can be a sign that they […]

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Wellness

Importance of Quality Rest and What Could Be Keeping You From It

Image Source: Unsplash  When the alarm clock goes off, you immediately feel angry — you barely slept the night before and are too exhausted to start the day. You force yourself out of bed and groggily put on a pot of coffee or tea. You know the day ahead is going to be rough, and […]

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Community Government

Resources for Recovering After Experiencing an Assault

Image Source: Pixabay During the time immediately after an assault, you may feel lost, isolated, and unsure of what to do. You may not be aware of any available local resources, and reaching out to find help may feel overwhelming.  The good news is that there are plenty of resources, programs, and facilities available to […]

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Community

Resources and Context for Those Who Have Fallen on Hard Times

Image Source: Pexels It’s hard to stay afloat, financially speaking, in today’s America. The average cost of living has increased by 14 percent since 2015, even as wages remain relatively stagnant. No matter where in the country you live, there’s a high chance that you’re living paycheck to paycheck and struggling to make ends meet.  […]