When is the Spread of AIDS Expected to End?

In the United States, HIV/AIDS has much less of a frightening stigma than it did in the 1980s. With education, prevention, testing, and more treatment options available, HIV/AIDS is normalized to the point that people living with HIV/AIDS (PLWHA) can remain virtually non-impacted. As more is done to de-stigmatize, educate, and treat, the instances of HIV/AIDS decrease.… [Read more]

Justice For Veterans: How To Move Forward After Combat

New recruits in the military are stripped of everything they know, handed a gun, and trained to defend freedom and justice for their country. But when they return home, and are possibly looking towards retirement, the benefits they’re promised may come up short, or can be difficult to obtain.

There is a dire need for social justice for veterans.… [Read more]

Three Considerations for Commercial Driverless Cars

With driverless cars quickly becoming a reality — both privately and commercially — it’s time to look at a few considerations for using a driverless car as part of a business.

Security

Imagine a taxi service with driverless cars. Overhead is lower, as you won’t need a driver. But there’s one problem: In the past, hackers have remotely hacked internet-enabled cars.… [Read more]

Is Single-Payer the Answer to Our Broken Health Care System?

The current state of health care in the U.S. is broken. Between the issues that arose with Obamacare and the mostly defunct ideas behind Trumpcare, the average American finds the system overwhelming and confusing. Neither one of these programs is ideal. It’s obvious that we need a better solution as quickly as possible.

Embracing the Single-Payer Platform

Many experts support the concept of the single-payer health care system.… [Read more]

Let’s Tour Some Prisons

When it comes to serving time in prison, one’s experience will vary greatly depending on where they are incarcerated. For example, prisons in U.S., Canada, or Europe are generally better than prisons in Russia, China, or South America. About 50% of all prisoners worldwide are being held in the U.S., China, and Russia.

Russia
  • A 2013 audit reported women prisoners were forced to work 14 hours a day.
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How is India Turning Out More Self-Sufficient Kids?

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]

Ways To Instantly Improve Client Communication: Help for Organizations

Clients are at the cornerstone of your organization – whether your clients are customers or the taxpaying public. They give you money and keep your numbers soaring high, or they are owed services as part of your constituency. It makes sense that you’re consistently trying to impress them and connect with them on a deeper level.… [Read more]

You Recycle, Right? Yet, You Still Might Be Destroying the Planet By Doing It Wrong

Recycling becomes more and more commonplace each year. Before you pat yourself on the back for your eco-friendliness, however, you should know that many people mess up their recycling in unexpected and unintended ways. Here are just a few mistakes that you might be making with your big blue bins.

You’re Throwing Away Dirty Items

Contamination is a widespread problem with recycled goods.… [Read more]

Music Education Provides Hope as it Sharpens Education Skills

The benefits of good school music education programs can end up becoming pervasive throughout all aspects of our society and make a positive difference. Studies have shown that students exposed to high quality music education programs exhibit positive traits like better language development, especially in children ages two through nine. The skills required to learn music use the left side of the brain, the area that is involved with processing and learning language.… [Read more]

Worst Roads in the USA: Which States Are in Need of Updated Infrastructure?

During last November’s national election in the United States, then candidate Trump campaigned on a platform which promised to initiate infrastructure repairs and refurbishment on a massive scale. Although the U.S. has enjoyed a well-developed interstate system since the days of the Eisenhower Administration, today highways, tunnels, and bridges in many places display the impact of decades of heavy use.… [Read more]

Empathy Gaps Affect Politics

When you stop empathizing with humans in politics, it can lead to some very dangerous politics. People are a valuable addition to society, and they can contribute great things, especially when performing at their peak: fed, healthy, and housed.

There is an empathy gap in politics have a serious human and economic costs; how can you address it?[Read more]

Study Finds Brain Disease in 110 out of 111 Former NFL Players

Football is a hard-hitting sport where frequent significant collisions can result in serious injury. New research found that 110 out of 111 former NFL players, based on samples from a Boston brain bank studying CTE, had evidence of brain disease. Although these samples were contributed mostly by family members wishing for the study into CTE, prompted by troubling symptoms before their relative’s death, the results prompt further investigation into the game’s injury risk.… [Read more]

The Impact of Climate Change on Summer Storms and What You Can Do About It

Have you ever been in a harsh summer rain storm—one of those where lightning seems to continuously charge across the sky, thunder rolls on day or night, and rain and hail pound the earth with fury—and thought to yourself, “I caused that?” You may not be Thor, God of Thunder, but your presence on this earth does have a power and influence to it.… [Read more]

Smart Financial Moves to Make in the Current Political Environment

Even a minor mistake can drive your assets into the ground, and that is why it is always a good idea to err on the side of caution. Aggressively protecting your financial future could help you avoid common roadblocks and pitfalls that have destroyed countless lives over the years. Here is a look at five financial moves that you might want to consider making sooner rather than later.… [Read more]

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]