The Hidden, Insidious Gears of Poverty Cycles

Have you ever had to replace something that you need as cheaply as possible? Has an emergency ever forced you to give something up on your monthly budget? What if that was the reality of every purchasing decision you make? You would be approaching the daily struggle of being poor.

Understanding poverty means understanding the poverty cycle on both a daily and generational level.… [Read more]

What Is Net Neutrality and Why Is Everyone Talking About It?

Net neutrality is a phrase that has been trending almost daily in recent weeks. If you’re struggling to keep up with the conversation, you’re not alone. Many people don’t understand the importance of net neutrality because, for most Americans, net neutrality is the status quo. It’s the internet we’re accustomed to using every day.

The majority of us can log on to the internet and access any information we want, at any time we want, without the content being filtered or the speed being restricted in any way.… [Read more]

Drug Policies Around the World & How They Affect Society

What is most effective at keeping a society safe from addictive substances while minimizing the costs of such efforts? When it comes to the penalties for the use and sales of illegal drugs like cocaine or heroin, each country around the world has its own set of rules and punishments. Today we compare four: the United States, Australia, Germany, and Switzerland.… [Read more]

How Do We Stop Our Drinking and Driving Problem?

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]

It’s Official: Selling and Using Marijuana for Recreational Purposes is Now Legal and Active in Nevada

While the regulation of CBD market in UK is going through some drastic changes as the government is trying to gain control over the regulations guiding non-psychoactive Cannabidiol products, Nevada becomes the fifth state in the United States of America to allow the selling and use of psychoactive marijuana for recreational purposes. It seems that the two governments are going in completely different directions in respect to marijuana.… [Read more]

The First Lady’s Fashion: What Does It Mean at Home and Abroad?

In America and other countries like it, we may not think much about what prominent figures are wearing. With no real restrictions on clothing, it doesn’t make much sense to. However, when the first lady of America goes to an extremely conservative country like Saudi Arabia, what she wears can make a statement. Does she conform to their ideas of women and what they should wear?… [Read more]

Donald Trump Really Might Be a Sociopath

It’s been a trend since the beginning of the 2016 election — medical professionals expressing their concerns about the health, both physical and mental, of our now Commander-in-Chief. From a distance, he’s been diagnosed with everything from clinical narcissism to being a full-fledged sociopath. Is it possible Donald Trump is truly a sociopath?

What Is a Sociopath?[Read more]

What is State Legislation Doing to Keep You Safer on the Road?

Some days, your daily commute may seem easy with all the motorists working together to make the drive go smoothly. Other days, you feel like you’re driving in a nightmare, avoiding a reckless and aggressive motorist on the right and a distracted driver on the left.

No one will argue with the fact that the roads throughout the U.S.… [Read more]

The Advantages of The IoT for Small Businesses

Patterns from the past show that technology advancements tend to benefit big businesses, often eliminating the need for small businesses. It’s no wonder, then, that small businesses have been historically averse to embracing expensive technology in the way big businesses do. The Internet of Things, or IoT, is the exception to this norm. From everyday operations to tracking inventory, small businesses can take advantage of the versatility that the IoT provides to finally level the playing field with the big guys.… [Read more]

Human Migration: An American Problem That’s About To Get Way Worse

A lot of people move around America. Even a year with records lows moving rates, in 2016 11 percent of Americans moved, accounting for over 30 million people. Human migration is a big problem for the US government. Fund allocation, interstate planning, and even representation are all based on the census, which is done every 10 years!… [Read more]

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]

4 Ways Trump’s Presidency Might Affect Healthcare Legislation

Sweeping changes to legislature are occurring barely one month into Donald Trump’s presidency. On January 9, 2017, the Journal of the American College of Radiology released an article citing four main areas of healthcare that might be affected by Trump’s presidency: repealing of the Affordable Care Act (ACA), increasing executive branch authority over physicians’ practices and payments, eliminating the CMMI and its impact on The Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act (MACRA) of 2015, and changing tort reform.… [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]