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You Should Try These 15 Confidence-Boosting Activities This Summer

The stress and pressures of everyday life can take their toll from time to time. If your confidence has been shaken recently or you’re feeling in a bit of a slump, summer is the perfect time to try a new activity to help lift your spirits. Whether it’s getting back into fitness or practicing mindfulness, […]

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Community Government Wellness

The Unique Barriers to Mental Healthcare Access in Rural Areas

For many of us, rural living is just about the best life has to offer. Beautiful landscapes. The peace and quiet of the secluded life. 76% of America’s incorporated towns house fewer than 5,000 people, offering citizens the cozy comfort of a tight-knit community.  There’s a lot to love in country life. And that’s probably […]

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Community Wellness

Abuse Amongst the Elderly

Millions of Aged Americans are Experiencing Abuse News stories about care home elderly abuse are concerningly common, and the National Council on Aging reports that over 5,000,000 people are affected by elderly abuse every year. While care homes and malpractice play a significant role in this, most elderly abuse is perpetrated by relatives, around 66%, […]

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Making STEM More Accessible for Future Generations

Image Source: Unsplash Science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) skills are essential in today’s job market. As the demand for automatable jobs slows down, an estimated 80% of fasting-growing careers are now dependent on STEM expertise. But while the push for STEM education is certainly rising, U.S. employers still struggle to fill vacancies for the […]

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Community Wellness

How COVID-19 Has Shaped the Future of Telehealth

Source: Pixbay  The 2020 COVID-19 pandemic and its consequent lockdowns and quarantines altered people’s lives in every imaginable way — and healthcare was no exception. COVID-19 threw challenges at every industry, but above all else, it proved a true test for global healthcare systems.  As people stayed indoors, they turned to the internet and technology […]

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The Emotional Toll Of COVID-19 on Today’s Medical Workforce

Unsplash The impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on the world is undeniable. While a handful of countries are largely operating as they did before the pandemic struck thanks to quick, common-sense action on the part of their federal governments, the bulk of the world is still reeling from COVID-19 and its variants. While this pandemic […]

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Jamaican Families Assisted by Mary & Cornelius Dollison

The Dollison’s Need Our Support Family reunification has been a hot topic across the country for the past several years. Learning about parents’ cases experiencing separation from their children has brought about all kinds of emotions from parents and kids alike. On foreign matters, we rely on the federal government to lead the way. However, […]

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Community Culture

Who Engineered Racism in Muncie?

Structural Racism was Intentional Design by the Ball Family I was fortunate to meet with Gary Younge, a very well-respected journalist from London when he first came to Muncie. Gary wrote for the Guardian UK and stayed in Muncie for five weeks, leaving shortly after the election. While he was here, it didn’t take him […]

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Fulfilling the Dream – Reparations in Muncie, Indiana

Time to Discuss Reparations I can still remember how Governor Mitch Daniels treated Howard Zinn when he learned of his death. Zinn wrote history based on the people’s truth versus the whitewashed version rich white men want telling. Truth versus propaganda. As we know from history, cheap natural gas brought the Ball brother’s glass production […]

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Shall the Muncie YMCA Have Access to Tuhey Park?

I was asked to look over my old YMCA articles to see if I could help with Muncie’s current project. It appears that a few of our “leaders” have met and decided to close two YMCA Muncie branches to consolidate at Tuhey Park. At first, I was dumbfounded that a proposal even exists, and then […]