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Distance Healthcare During a Pandemic

Image Source: https://unsplash.com/photos/L8tWZT4CcVQ There’s no question about it: when the coronavirus cropped up, it shut everything else down. From schools and workplaces to public parks and government offices, our world went into lockdown. Just because our worlds were put on pause to try to contain the pandemic doesn’t mean your health needs were as well, […]

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Government

How Urbanization Impacts Public Health

Urbanization in the United States is hardly a new concept. You could even say that urbanization is the story of the United States. In a little over 200 years, the U.S. has grown from a rural, distributed confederation of states into a highly urbanized nation with a huge concentration of the population living in major coastal cities.

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Government Wellness

Winter Home Maintenance Tips for Midwesterners

If you live in the midwest, you probably already know that winters can be harsh. Earlier this year, many midwestern states experienced a “polar vortex,” where windchill temperatures dropped to -60 degrees.  Even during more “normal” years, midwest winters are nothing to take lightly. The temperatures are cold, there’s a lot of snow, ice, and […]

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Government

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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Business 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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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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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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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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Government

Global Capitalism is a Failure

I rarely start with a quote but Umair Haque pretty much nails the point of capitalism to fascism for which I’ve been writing about for quite some time now. Please read his words carefully: Here was the theory. Following America’s lead, countries like India and China could get rich. All they had to do was […]

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Government

Resources That Help New Immigrants

Image Source: Unsplash Deciding to leave home and move to a new country can be exciting, scary, overwhelming, and stressful. You may not be familiar with the language and customs and the paperwork may likely be a nightmare. Luckily, there are lots of resources that can help new immigrants to the U.S. make the transition […]