Socioeconomic Concerns Within the Gig Economy

Today, the gig economy is all the rage, with more millennials opting for short-term “gigs” rather than long-term permanent work contracts. Also sometimes referred to as the freelance economy, the gig economy can be summarised as “an economy in which temporary, flexible jobs are commonplace, and companies tend toward hiring independent contractors and freelancers instead of full-time employees.” Freelancers, independent contractors, and people who take up a variety of small jobs are all part of the gig economy.… [Read more]

Reasons to Outsource Mobile App Testing

If you are running a business, then chances are you have at least looked into developing a mobile app. If you haven’t, then you are missing out. The field of mobile apps is exploding. It is huge. If you don’t have an app for business, then you are losing out on reaching a large group of customers.… [Read more]

Trudeau Introduces New Legalized Marijuana Bill in Canada

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau made good on one of his campaign promises by introducing a new bill that will legalize the recreational use of marijuana in Canada. The bill is drafted as a revolutionary measure to allow marijuana to be treated as a consumer product.

The move came as a surprise for some, but it was not completely unexpected.… [Read more]

Politically Passionate? What It Takes to Successfully Lead While in Office

Getting involved in politics is something that many people think that they can do, but it takes a special person to be able to work in this area. You need to be able to communicate with others and listen to what the people have to say as you want to try to make things right for everyone.… [Read more]

Can the Right Wing Get Rid of the Crocodiles? Where Would Their Policy Go From There?

“Draining the swamp” and removing corruption (crocodiles) from Washington is a difficult task. Corruption in politics comes from many things including inaccurate reporting, lobbyist groups with too much power and attention, or people with individual wants that outweigh their love of our nation.

The conservative groups in America have used the “crocodiles in the swamp” analogy to meet some of their needs over the years.[Read more]

How the Scared Straight Program Works for Troubled Teens

Teens who get into legal trouble often have more options than adults. Fortunately, there are many different kinds of social service organizations that can help younger teenagers before their habits, and crimes, venture into dangerous territory. Under numerous names, the so-called “scared straight” programs operating in the U.S. have been shown to be effective and popular among young criminal defendants.… [Read more]

Ethical Dilemmas in Healthcare

This past Friday, after only weeks of negotiations over the American Health Care Act (AHCA), Republicans had to admit defeat as they were forced to pull their repeal from the House Floor. The recent turmoil surrounding healthcare in the United States has shed light on my existing issues in healthcare, and defining new terms for the same.… [Read more]

How Will States That Want to Legalize Marijuana Be Treated Under Trump?

Marijuana legalization has been a hot topic in the US for decades, however it was only during the Obama period when states began to legalize its use for recreational rather than medicinal purposes, with states like Washington and Colorado opting to try and find a way to make cannabis a legal commodity. Since those revolutionary moves, more and more states have voted to make recreational marijuana legal, including California, Nevada, Florida and Arizona, who all passed the vote on election day.… [Read more]

Women’s Rising Interest in Politics in the Trump Era: Pussy Hats in Office

Women’s jaws dropped across the country when the announcement was made that Trump would be elected into office this past November. The news served as a call to action to every woman who feared for their unborn children, for the environment and equality for their fellow man (and woman).

There has been a rise in women stepping into seats of power and a growing interest in participating in politics that has never been seen before.… [Read more]

Let’s Talk Poltics: Reconnecting With Those With Whom You Disagree

It’s hard to talk to people who are angry or full of hatred. After this election, you might’ve flipped the table when your Aunt Shelby mentioned how great certain politicians will be for America. Or she might’ve flipped the table when you talked about the questions Elizabeth Warren posed to Betsy DeVos during her hearing, or, in the same hearing, that satisfying thud when Senator Murray dropped all the precedence down on the table.[Read more]

Ai Weiwei: Setting the Mark for Trumpist America

“Turn nothing into something – make a drawing, make a mark. Connect with others through this space of imagination. Look at other people’s drawings and share them with the world. Be part of the growing community to celebrate how creative expression transcends external borders and internal constraints. We are in this world together.

Ideas, wind, and air no one can stop.” -Ai Weiwei

The power of words, language and art have been a venomous tool in protest for ages.… [Read more]

Women’s Health in the Trump Era: What Next?

My Facebook feed is filled with pictures of the Women’s March that took place in the days following Donald Trump’s inauguration. Pictures of slogans, posters, and unique chants flood my newsfeed, and I’m sure this phenomenon is not exclusive to me. Even as I sit in India, half the world away from the sites of action, the women’s march, Trump’s inauguration and the subsequent fervor it’s generated in terms of the resistance, is all anyone can talk about.… [Read more]

Student Loans: What Degrees Pay for Themselves Quickly?

The cost of college tuition increases every year, and the majority of students have to take on debt to afford going to school. Many students struggle financially after graduating from college because of their large monthly student loan payments. In our changing political and economic environment, having a degree that won’t leave students saddled with overwhelming debt is worth investigating; choosing a degree that allows you to pursue a stable and high-paying career will help you pay off your loans easily.… [Read more]

The Latest Innovations in Engineering Technology

Many individuals are offset by the complexities of modern engineering. It is a tough subject to take on without guidance and thus has a tendency to confuse the average person. Luckily, we do not need to completely understand the specifics of engineering in order to reap the benefits of the workers who engineer products. The industry is rapidly changing and investing in technology that will shape the coming future.… [Read more]

That Time Elizabeth Warren Reminded Us What Leadership Looks Like

By now you’ve heard of the 21st Century Cures Act. It’s a 996-page healthcare bill that passed through the House and the Senate in a landslide vote of 392-26 and 94-5 respectively. For those of us not following every little movement in Washington, it feels like the first bipartisan supported bill in ages. President Obama has already pledged to sign it into law.… [Read more]

What’s Being Done to Improve Opiate Addiction in America?

Opiate addiction is increasingly becoming a big problem in America. Of the estimated 36 million opiate addicts in the world, roughly 2 million reside in the United States alone. Considering the numbers, opiate addiction has caught the attention of local and state leaders alike and has been called an epidemic more than once. This has resulted in an increase of funds for opiate rehab programs, addiction research, pharmaceutical regulations, and more.… [Read more]

3 Ways A Nursing Degree Helps Your Healthcare Career

The first year of a nursing career is an exciting and overwhelming experience. Nursing is a rewarding career, but requires a great deal of dedication and time. A degree in nursing can also take you many different places with your career path. Below are three ways nursing can expand your skillset and make you more marketable.… [Read more]

How Might Health Care Law Change Under Trump

With Donald Trump now officially the president-elect in the United States, there are a lot of questions regarding what his administration will do in a number of key areas, including health care. With so many people all over the country struggling with rising health insurance premiums and the rising cost of prescriptions, everyone is looking for a solution that will work for all people, regardless of income level.… [Read more]

Tips for Conservative Students Attending College

Modern college campuses can be a tough place to be for conservatives. Many are liberal and that may be reflected in their administrators, instructors, and students. As a result, challenging conservative beliefs and values is common place in many classes and campuses.

In such environments, conservative students become easy targets for ridicule. They face harassment which makes campus life a draining and frustrating experience, particularly for unprepared freshmen.… [Read more]

What You Need to Know About Cloud Security, Before it Rains

Recent information security breaches are nothing to write home about. While hackers stole personal information on millions of users, we’ve become accustomed to similar breaches like those that hit Target and Sony.

Regardless of the amount of information that is stored in a particular cloud, security should remain a top priority for IT managers and companies around the country.… [Read more]