Understanding Naturalization: How Can You Become a United States Citizen?

Naturalization

Given the Supreme Court’s decision to defeated President Obama’s executive order that attempted to give temporary relief from deportations to undocumented immigrants, naturalization will become more important than ever to many people who wish to solidify their status and residency in the country. Being an American citizen means that you have the freedom to express yourself and the freedom to worship as you wish.… [Read more]

Presidential Superlatives

Presidential Superlatives

So far, this year’s presidential race has been anything but traditional. Studded with arguably unnecessary drama, twists and turns, the “politics” in this year’s race almost resemble a cliched high school story.

Playing off this fact, networking and reconnecting company Classmates decided to conduct their own presidential poll. Users were asked to assign non-traditional superlatives, much like in the senior year of high school, to all presidential candidates based on their old high-school yearbook photos and general characteristics as portrayed through their campaign.… [Read more]

State Law vs. Driver Safety

Driver Safety

As are most construction zones, road construction zones can be hazardous. There are many different ways car accidents can occur in or near them. There are two main factors that must be taken into account, them and you. There may be mistakes made by the private construction companies or municipalities that you should be on the lookout for.… [Read more]

The Potential of Drones in Agriculture

Agriculture and Drones

For many years, farming has been the fruit of manual labor. With the advancement of technology in everyday life, this may soon not be the case. Enter agricultural drones. Though drones are often associated with surveillance or warfare, these aerial devices can serve a variety of purposes. In an article in The Boston Globe, the Association for Unmanned Vehicle Systems International states that, “agriculture drones are expected to make up 80 percent of the future commercial market.” There is plenty of potential for drones in agriculture, but one aspect, that of Crop Surveillance and Aerial Imaging, stand out far more than others.… [Read more]

Online Con Artists: Six of the Scariest Scams of 2015

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]

Avoiding Abuse: What Genetics Have to do With Addictive Tendencies

Avoiding Abuse What Genetics Have to do With Addictive Tendencies

For many years, doctors, psychologists and medical scientists were completely baffled by people who were addicted to drugs or alcohol. They could help to get them sober by putting them through a medical detoxification process, but the majority of people were unable to remain so. Science today benefits from the leaps and bounds made in past years in uncovering why addicts do what they do, but there is still a stigmatization about addiction that hinders the ability of addicts to seek the help they need.… [Read more]

3 Ways to Go Earth-Friendly in Your Backyard

Butterfly - Earth Friendly

When it comes to preserving the environment, we usually start inside of our homes. But going green and practicing sustainable habits extends beyond the front door. Here are three ways to create a more earth-friendly backyard:

Save Water: Swap Your Lawn for an Alternative Landscape

California’s recent water crisis has left government officials scratching their heads, thinking up innovative new ways to conserve water.… [Read more]

Second Amendment: What are Your Real Rights?

Second Amendment What are Your Real Rights

In very recent history, an individual’s right to bear arms has become a hot topic of debate. The Second Amendment is commonly quoted in order to argue the individual’s rights, but when the Second Amendment was first conceptualized this individualistic rights approach was far from the contemporary interpretation. Originally the meaning behind the highly debated phrase was interpreted to apply strictly to those involved in militia service especially after the rebellion.… [Read more]

Olympics 2016: What We Can Expect in Women’s Gymnastics

Olympics 2016 What We Can Expect in Women's Gymnastics

With trials for the 2016 Olympics Women’s Gymnastics competition coming up, the world will soon know who will be competing in the Olympics. According to students with Ohio University masters in coaching, the United States, China, Russia, and Romania will all have strong teams with several stars to watch in the coming summer Olympics.

United States Simone Biles will be a strong contender.… [Read more]

Want Legalized Marijuana? Then Change Drug Testing Policies

Marijuana

Marijuana is becoming an increasingly more accepted drug in our society. Medical marijuana use is now permissible in over a dozen states, and consumers can legally use marijuana for recreation in Colorado and Washington. Although marijuana is a powerful, mind-altering drug, there are some benefits to its use. In states where medical marijuana is legal, doctors have prescribed it to cancer patients and victims of other serious diseases because it can help relieve some of the pain associated with these illnesses.… [Read more]

Controversial Alabama Abortion Law Deemed Unconstitutional – Hope for Thousands

Pregnant Woman

The term abortion brings out an array of emotions from various quarters of society, raising pertinent issues about health, hygiene and the right to live. While critics argue that the unborn child has a right to live just like anyone else, there are certain situations that may force some women to consider abortion like the presence of multiple children already in the family, advanced maternal age, underlying medical conditions that could affect the unborn child or poor financial situation that dictate an inability to bring up a child.… [Read more]

Gender Politics in New Jersey: The Shape of Things to Come?

Gender Politics

A story out of New Jersey likely has many in America wishing for a time machine – for an escape into a (hopefully) near future where we can put race, gender, and sexual politics behind us once and for all.

Rachel Pepe, a 13-year-old student at Thorne Middle School in Middletown, New Jersey, has been told by school officials that she will not be allowed to return to school if she continues to dress, and identify as, a girl.… [Read more]

A Census Of Our Lost Lifetimes

Lost and alone

Have you ever wondered just how much life drugs and alcohol have taken from us? It turns out that the U.S. Census Bureau keeps detailed records of a statistic called Years of Potential Life Lost, or YPLL. This measures the average life expectancy against premature deaths.

If we were to add up all of the early deaths attributable to drug and alcohol abuse, we’d find that we lose an unthinkable 2,002,016 years of potential human life each year.… [Read more]

New Jersey Pushing for Undocumented Residents to Get Driver’s Licenses

Welcome to New Jersey

A bill introduced recently into the New Jersey legislature by Assemblywoman Annette Quijano (D-Union) would allow undocumented residents in the state to obtain a valid driving privilege card similar in form and function to a regular state driver’s license.

Driving Privileges for the Undocumented

The controversial bill, sponsored by three other lawmakers from the New Jersey Assembly and Senate, is targeted specifically at those who cannot show proof of lawful residence in the U.S.… [Read more]

Horsepower Over Horses. Are ATVs Shaping Rural America?

Horse

For centuries, cowboys on horses have worked on ranches and farms, helping to move cattle along and checking on fence lines. This image has been solidified in our collective consciousness by television shows and movies that show handsome cowboys on their trusty steeds, working hard from sun up ’til sundown.

But these days, instead of relying on horses to do the work, many have made the switch to all-terrain vehicles (ATV).… [Read more]

The World’s Most Environmentally Friendly Businesses

Environmentally Friendly

Many of us would like to believe that businesses wouldn’t exist solely to reap profits. Often, businesses are instituted to make a lasting impact on the society to which they belong. The moment an organisation instills its very core business with ‘giving back,’ it becomes evident that the business stands for a purpose. The overall goal of an organisation ideally rests on corporate citizenship.… [Read more]

Cost of Living by State

Cost-of-Living

Looking to retire? Start a family? Or just tired of how much it costs to live in your state? Check out this interactive infographic. In it you will find a state-by-state comparison of what residents spend on average  for housing, income tax, utilities, college tuition, gas, healthcare, car insurance and property taxes. Click on each header tab and the respective state to find the information you seek:

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Teacher Appreciation Around the World

Teacher Appreciation

Karl A. Menninger once said “What the teacher is, is more important than what he teaches.” Teachers should be celebrated for what they really are, and be appreciated for their efforts by honouring their special contributions to a particular field or the community in general.

The idea of celebrating Teacher’s Day arose independently in many countries during the 20th century.… [Read more]

It’s Election Day!

Vote!

From our friends at Unite Blue, a nonprofit organization that “leverages the power of social media to connect and amplify progressives. Our tools empower the grassroots to build their influence and take action on their agendas. We organize for collective action to bring attention to progressive priorities and effect change on the national and local level.… [Read more]

Thoughts On Caroline Kennedy’s Nomination As Ambassador To Japan

Nominee for Ambassador to Japan

The government shutdown this week has been a disappointing result of an ongoing stalemate over Obamacare, a fight the Tea Party is bound to lose. The shutdown may be the one thing Congress actually achieves this term that any of us will notice. Just prior to shuttering our public institutions, however, the Senate was able to work through one thing successfully.… [Read more]