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4 ways to assisting during social unrest

4 ways to assisting during social unrest

Social unrest has been brewing across America and all over the world. These uncertain times are becoming more precarious with the rise of debt, frustration and political tension. Violence and rioting are sometimes born from social unrest which has happened recently with the police brutality scandals in several states. Mass uprisings and resistance are now […] … learn more→

Global Healthcare models of industrialized economies - A comparative analysis

Global Healthcare models of industrialized economies – A comparative analysis

Obamacare, a flagship project under President Obama had lifted the health insurance segment of the country to considerable heights. But after a stretch of successful run, it has witnessed a drop in the number of registrations due to increase in premium amounts. This federal statute was enacted in 2010 with an aim to overhaul the […] … learn more→

Results from the first global brain wave measurement show power, not money, is the new religion

Results from the first global brain wave measurement show power, not money, is the new religion

Modern societies are usually defined as relatively unreligious, dominated by money and power rather than belief in gods. This idea marks them out as modern when compared to traditional societies as well as highlighting the many issues of modernity including capitalism, growth, overproduction and climate change. But why are we so sure that secularisation and […] … learn more→

The future of caregiving and nursing homes

The future of caregiving and nursing homes

Today, nursing homes provide a necessary service to seniors; unfortunately there are a number of issues plaguing the industry. One in three people who are admitted to a nursing home will die within a year, yet fewer than 15 percent receive hospice care. Other problems facing nursing homes include the lack of personalized patient-centered care, […] … learn more→

Truth is a “racist myth”?

Truth is a “racist myth”?

I wrote earlier of how we’re being bombarded with false “facts” so obviously wrong that there’s little choice but for rational people to start considering what the fake media refers to as “alternative facts.” What happened to us as a people that we no longer can agree on even the most basic of concepts, like […] … learn more→

Censorship at the Evanston Public Library

Censorship at the Evanston Public Library

On Friday June 2, the Evanston Public Library held a hearing that may lead to the firing of librarian Lesley Williams this week. Her alleged crime? Posting a message on her personal Facebook page criticizing the library’s efforts at racial equity. This makes it an important case in the wake of Garcetti v. Ceballos, about […] … learn more→

Here’s how witnessing violence harms children’s mental health

Here’s how witnessing violence harms children’s mental health

Caroline was having a hard time getting her daughter to go to school. The night before, her daughter saw the news about a terrorist bombing that had occurred that day where several children and adults were killed and schools were immediately closed. Her daughter had a difficult time sleeping and was refusing to eat her […] … learn more→

5 Ways healthcare has changed from when your parents grew up

5 Ways healthcare has changed from when your parents grew up

Technological advances have changed and improved many industries, but none have benefited more than the healthcare industry. Most patient records have been digitalized making it easier to send to other hospitals for a second opinion or to get insurance claims processed faster. Technology in the healthcare industry is saving the lives of individuals that might […] … learn more→

We should levy Facebook and Google to fund journalism – here’s how

We should levy Facebook and Google to fund journalism – here’s how

There was a fascinating moment towards the end of Wednesday’s hearings of the Senate Inquiry into the Future of Public Interest Journalism. Journalist Michael West was at the stand. West’s experience is in many ways emblematic. Once a marquee investigator for Fairfax Media with multiple scoops to his name, West was made redundant in one […] … learn more→

Parachuting in courses from the West does African entrepreneurs no good

Parachuting in courses from the West does African entrepreneurs no good

Growing youth unemployment remains a socio-economic challenge in Africa. Several initiatives, including foreign development aid programmes, are being deployed to address this. Many come with noble intentions. But they are undermined by the flawed approach of parachuting solutions made in the West. A study focusing on a seven year old multi-million dollar programme from the […] … learn more→