One of the most prevalent theories in creating safer neighborhoods is the “broken windows theory” which suggests that cleaner and nicer looking neighborhoods deter crime. It’s a notion that’s been integrated into modern policing, but promoting responsible behavior is something the whole community needs to take part in. Healthy communities require vigilance and civic pride. These four tips for promoting safer neighborhoods draw deeply from the broken windows policy.… [Read more]
What issues change society's social order? Here we discuss social progress and the issues that impede that progress such as poverty, negative impacts upon the environment, and disparities among peoples.
Knowing whether or not to get involved with other countries’ affairs is a major political dilemma. Politicians and ambassadors must decide when intervening in another country’s affairs will be ultimately helpful or harmful. Unfortunately, most of the time, the drive behind this decision is not based on the wellbeing of the citizens of either country, but rather by greed and corruption.… [Read more]
One of the greatest novelists of the 19th century, Fyodor Dostoevsky, famously said that societies can be judged by the way prison populations are treated. This assertion begins to make sense when considering the prison systems of countries such as Norway, Sweden, and Denmark, where the humane treatment of inmates is often lauded by United Nations agencies and religious organizations.… [Read more]
Along with Brazil, China, Russia, and South Africa, the Republic of India is part of the BRICS bloc of nations that show the most promise in terms of rapid economic growth. Within this bloc, India and Brazil attract lots of attention due to the challenges they face in terms of eradicating poverty and dealing with large populations in need of adequate social development.… [Read more]
Drinking and driving has been a problem for as long as we’ve had cars on the road — it even has its own legal designation. Nearly 10,000 people every year are killed in car crashes that involve at least one alcohol impaired driver. Why is drinking and driving such a pervasive problem and what can we do to fix it?… [Read more]
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]
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]
In today’s world, many industries are still very male-dominated. As a professional scuba diver in India, I’ve often been the only as the female professional in otherwise all-male settings. And while scuba diving is still a relatively new trend in India, my experience is far from unique. From fields such as investing banking to today’s top money making STEM professions, the ratio of women in the workplace, and women rising to the “top” is less than ideal.… [Read more]
In 1969 a 29-year old Japanese man who worked in the shipping department of Japan’s largest newspaper died from a stress-related stroke. His death is now considered the first known case of karoshiin the world. Karoshi translates as “death from overwork.” We’re talking stroke, heart-attack, internal hemorrhaging, and other stress-induced conditions that besiege the over-worked, over-pressured employees of the world.… [Read more]
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]
Loving Healing Press is happy to announce a donation of three different uplifting children’s book titles to a charity program that helps around 25 thousand children a year across United States.
“Helping homeless children have sweeter dreams” is the slogan of Project Night Night, a children’s charity based out of San Francisco, CA. Founded in 2005 by Kendra Stitt Robins, the program works toward providing nighttime comfort for homeless children through special Night Night packages.… [Read more]
Begging children are one of the most fundamental markers of social injustice in the Third World countries. In India, a country of over a billion inhabitants, many poor children are still forced to beg today. You see them going from shop to shop and street to street all day long in major cities, when they should be in school and provided for by the parents, community, or the state.… [Read more]
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]
Loving Healing Press is proud to announce that its children’s title My Friend Suhana: A Story of Friendship and Cerebral Palsy, by Shaila Abdullah and Aanyah Abdullah, has been declared a winner of the 2016 Dolly Gray Children’s Literature Award.
The review committee of the award has decided to present the picture book award to authors Shaila Abdullah and Aanyah Abdullah, the mom-daughter team that created this heart-wining and empowering book for children with special needs.… [Read more]
This is not a good time to be a young student according to skeptics within the US. Even with the unemployment rate down by noticeable percentage, college costs are still a daunting prospect. As people point the fingers at the education curriculum, we have students struggling still to land decent paying jobs after graduation. Ultimately that ends up leading them towards a carousel, which is a lot more daunting if they are stuck in debt from their college.… [Read more]
The past couple of seasons have made it tough to be a football fan, at least if you’ve got a conscience. Even the most ardent fans can’t ignore conclusive evidence of brain damage associated with playing the game. More than a handful of ex-players continue to refuse the NFL’s settlement offer. There were charges of domestic abuse.… [Read more]
These days, having an energy-efficient home, driving a gas-sipping automobile, and recycling are a must if you want to show dedication to preserving our environment. This trend has made its way into fashion, and now there are designers and companies striving to create more products and run their businesses in the most environmentally-friendly way possible. The following are some of the leaders in eco-friendly retail and what they are doing differently.… [Read more]
Prisoners may be having more of an opportunity to eat healthier, thanks to a recent boom in prison gardens and a fight for better mental and physical health within the legal system. The initial idea of hardened criminals living it up on fresh fruits and vegetables may be uncomfortable, but keep in mind that one of the biggest populations of current prisoners are nonviolent prisoners arrested on drug charges.… [Read more]
As society begins to welcome diversity in many new areas including race relations and same-sex marriage, the trend appears to be making its way into national sports as well. Football, baseball, basketball and hockey, considered the Big Four of U.S. professional sports, have made great strides with diversity not only with players, but also with coaches and administrative personnel.… [Read more]