Water Worries: What’s Being Done to Help Residents in Flint, MI?

More than two years have passed since the water contamination problems in Flint, Michigan, first came to light. From neurotoxins to high lead levels, this drinking water issue will surely become a mandatory topic of research for college students who are pursuing a masters of in emergency management or even an environmental law degree.

With thousands of children exposed to dangerous lead levels, the Flint water crisis has been cited of an example of how poor city management can lead to a series of catastrophic failures.… [Read more]

Running for Office: How to Have a Successful Campaign

“All politics is local politics,” long-term Speaker of the House Tip O’Neill was fond of repeating. While in today’s increasingly globalized world, this aphorism is no longer factually true, it is true that voters remain most concerned about the issues that affect them personally and respect endorsements from individuals whose hands they may have shaken.

What this signifies for you if you’re running for office is the importance of building a grassroots organization that relies heavily upon the efforts of local volunteers.… [Read more]

Six Online Marketing Strategies that Really Work

With the application of technology in marketing and advertising, a paradigm shift has been realized. The internet specifically has had a profound effect on marketing and has completely revolutionized how businesses are noticed and gain customers. To take advantage of these online marketing platforms, your business has to institute effective strategies and below are some of the best bets.… [Read more]

Millennials on Top: What Makes Younger Businesses More Successful?

The Millennial generation is now getting more well-known in the business world. Generally defined as being born between 1980 and 2000, these young adults have gotten quite the negative reputation. They speak their minds, are more attached to technology than you or your parents, and have been stereotyped as having an annoying sense of entitlement. But the fact remains, Millennials are the future of the business world.… [Read more]

Why Prison Overcrowding is Still a Problem and What’s Being Done

When a person is sentenced in court, there is a possibility they will go to prison, and many prisons in the country today are overcrowded. A government study showed that between 2006 and 2011, overcrowding affected all security levels in prisons. Inmates sleep on the floor, there isn’t enough food, and there aren’t enough guards to protect those who are incarcerated.… [Read more]

What Are the Biggest Changes for the Future of Farming in America?

For hundreds of years, farm land has been the life blood of the United States. However, despite how families have farmed the land for generation after generation, new advances in agricultural science and new technology are causing change in America’s farmland. Below are some of the biggest changes American farmers can expect in the future. Farming Wind Traditionally, farmers have only made money from growing crops and raising livestock.… [Read more]

Why Voting Still Matters and Who’s Producing the Best Turnout

One of the more common excuses for not heading to the polls on Election Day is “my vote doesn’t count”. Many see voting as a waste of time that has no impact on anything that happens in terms of policy. And the large amounts of money flowing into campaigns these days does little to dissuade citizens of this notion.… [Read more]

The Cost of Grad School and Why Students are Rising in Numbers

It’s no secret that the cost of an undergraduate degree has continued to steadily climb in recent years. An undergraduate is considered the “minimum” for many white-collar jobs, so most students don’t look further. This growing cost has driven undergraduates to seek new avenues of improving their lifetime earnings, even though number of graduate degrees awarded has doubled since the 1980’s.… [Read more]

What’s Being Done to Help Prevent School Shootings Today?

School shootings have gone on ever since the 18th century but in recent years have become more common. Ever since the 1999 shooting at Columbine High, people have been trying to come up with ways to deter school shootings and keep students safe. Below is a list of things being done now to decrease and prevent fatalities and injuries in the event a shooting does take place.… [Read more]

America’s Hidden Heroin Addiction and Who’s Taking Action

Instances of heroin use are skyrocketing in America, and has become an epidemic among many teens and young adults. According to the National Institute on Drug Abuse, more than 8,000 lives have been taken by Heroin in just the last year. That number is expected to triple as use of the illicit drug continues to spread.… [Read more]

Water Waste in America and How Things are Changing for the Better

Water is the most precious resource on earth, essential for all forms of life. It makes up about 60% of the weight of an average human body and without water life would not exist on earth. As the human population continues to multiply exponentially, the strain on important resources such as water continues to grow. It is important to ensure conservation of water for the continued existence of life on earth.… [Read more]

How Rates of Drug Use in American Teens Have Changed

Drug abuse rates have always been a concern for Americans. More specifically, they have been concerned with teen drug use rates. Our culture and social norms have changed from generation to generation and what causes these changes is still mostly up for debate. Since 2008, drug use in teens has gone up and down. But in general, teens have been using less hard drugs, even though marijuana use has gone up.… [Read more]

Four Frontrunners in the World of Small Business Today

Small business generates some of the world’s brightest and most talented minds. These entrepreneurs have proven they are people to watch, and have what it takes to create entire empires off their own sweat. These industry leaders continue to transform the business world of the future.

Michelle Phan

Michelle got her start as an online vlogger and taught viewers how to apply cosmetics and transform their looks from ordinary to glamorous.… [Read more]

Veteran Validations: Best Programs that Give Back

There are over 20 million veterans who have served their country in the U.S. and fortunately, there are many helpful programs that offer a variety of services and benefits to help them permanently adjust to civilian life after active duty. Below are some of the best and most well-known for helping out veterans in need. Vocational Rehabilitation The Vocational Rehabilitation and Employment (VRE) service of the VA provides veterans with job training, resume development, and coaching skills needed to obtain gainful employment after military service.… [Read more]

Inbox Intrigue: Biggest Email Scams of the Past Year

Email scams are a regular part of our junk boxes today, and security companies continue to try to invent more sophisticated programs to separate the good emails from the bad. Unfortunately, email spammers are very effective at getting around these safeguards and tricking people into giving away their information. In general, every time you are asked to give out your information, your ears should perk up, and you should become more vigilant.… [Read more]

What Are The Health Benefits Of E-Cigarettes?

Many smokers today are switching to e-cigarettes. One of the top reasons being their ability to help benefit people’s health. As more of us are aware of the dangers associated with smoking, quitting is a journey many are taking. Substitutes like e-cigarettes can be helpful in making this transition. Below is a list of some of the ways your health can potentially benefit if you switch to e-cigarettes on the road to quitting.… [Read more]

Fighting Foster Care: How the System is changing for the Better

Foster care is a valuable service provided by The Children’s Aid Society who are rescued from unsafe or unstable homes. In the past, foster homes were sometimes viewed with criticism and concern, as some questioned the credentials of those appointed to care for children in need. However, in recent years the system has been improving through a series of important changes that help to better prepare, monitor, and coordinate foster families and their needs.… [Read more]

What’s the Scoop on Google’s New Mortgage Shopping Tool?

Google is by far one of the best run companies in America. They have a distinct management style that makes them highly profitable, and their products stand far above the competition. Seldom does a Google venture fail because they thoroughly research new ideas before making a move. It was a pleasant surprise when the company announced its launch of a new mortgage product, Google Compare.… [Read more]

Online Con Artists: Six of the Scariest Scams of 2015

As technology evolves, so do the criminals and scammers who use it. In the past year, several online scams made headlines, from the use of online dating services, to gift cash, to conning Facebook users into spreading spam. Looking at these different instances we see how the use of technology is affecting the way crime is being done.[Read more]

Six of the Most Prosecuted Cyber Crimes

We all spend a surprising amount of time on the internet these days. Our virtual world has quickly replaced the natural world in some ways. So it’s not surprising to realize crimes happen right alongside social media use, movie watching, and email checking. If you’re wondering just what type of online activity could land you in jail, read on and learn more about the most prosecuted cybercrimes today.… [Read more]