5 Things That Will Cause Your Workers Comp Claim to Be Denied

The economy is holding up but that doesn’t mean you are. Are you financially protected? Did you sign up for all benefits to which you are entitled? Have you been involved in an accident at your workplace? An on the job injury can leave you feeling uncertain about the future, especially if you’re facing a long recovery.… [Read more]

Gender Pay Gap: Are Female Coaches Paid Less Than Their Male Counterparts?

Despite the 1972 Title IX legislation requiring equal pay in all educational institutions funded by the federal government, the gender pay gap in sports coaching seems to be widening, according to an article earlier this year by the Centre Daily. Not only do female coaches make less money, they also make up less and less of the athletic coaching staff at colleges across the country.… [Read more]

How Sustainable Energy is Impacting the World Right Now

It’s clear that building a sustainable future is more important than ever, especially in the aftermath of natural disasters across the world.

Extreme, deadly hurricanes (Irma, Harvey and Maria), and devastating fires have caused billions of dollars in damage, killed people, and uprooted many more. Climate change is not a potential harm that will impact us down the road — it’s happening all around us right now.… [Read more]

Real Estate Execs Should Not Be in Charge of the Needy

Buying entry-level housing is considered a safe play in the real-estate world because there will always be people who need homes. But what happens when the business play on cheap housing impacts those living below the poverty line? In affluent places like San Francisco, that is precisely what’s going on.

Wealthy executives have the investment know-how to spot a profitable housing investment, and recently, they’ve turned to non-profit housing operations as a source of income.… [Read more]

Our Prison System Is Broken and We Need to Fix It

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]

How to Help a Troubled Family Member

In this era during which there is a daily barrage of troubling news, and reasons to feel concerned and fearful, many are feeling the weight of mental fatigue. While not always the case, many have family and friends who are there for them. When your close family member seems to be going down a dark path, however, you can feel lost and distressed.… [Read more]

The Aftermath of Hurricanes That We Don’t Always Think About

2017 has already delivered two hurricanes that made national news, and with weather patterns only expected to become more extreme, there’s a chance we’ll face more of the same before storm season ends.

Powerful winds and flood tides can leave local infrastructure in a sad state, and with the crumbling state of much of our country’s infrastructure as is, this is severely impactful.… [Read more]

How White-Collar Crime Affects More Than Just the Criminals

White collar crime prosecution has become a focus on many law enforcement agencies recently, especially since the recession and housing market collapse highlighted how pervasive and damaging this problem can be. White collar crime refers to any type of nonviolent and financially motivated crime, often committed by government and business professionals. These crimes can have a widespread impact, affecting more than just the perpetrators. … [Read more]

Where in America is the Workforce Getting Most Neglected?

The United States are made up of an entire network of mini-economies. Every city, state, and town operates in accordance to its own functional, sustainable economy, including industry, business, and of course, the workforce. In many places all over America, the workforce is now dwindling, fading to be forgotten as a footnote in the United States’ economic crisis.… [Read more]

How You Can Support a Friend in an Abusive Relationship

Since US President Trump’s election last year, American anxiety has spiked. More adults (particularly those who identify as liberal) are complaining about frequent migraines, stomach aches, sleep problems, and weight fluctuations; all classic physical manifestations of extreme stress and anxiety. A similar spike in hate rhetoric, racist sentiment, and hate violence is believed to be at very least related, according to The Daily Dot.… [Read more]

Mental Illness Can Be a Real Disability, So Shut Up

When a child is born with a disability, do we brush it off as an illusion? Do we insist that it’s just a weakness or deficiency in character? Of course not! So why does society’s thinking change when that disability, instead of twisting the body, is a mental illness? If you know someone who thinks mental illness isn’t a “real” disability, let’s talk.… [Read more]

We Owe Our Children More Than Our Schools Can Give Them

My heart breaks for American students. There is no good answer to the question of how to navigate our education system. Public schools are suffering, private schools are inaccessible to many, and those who make it to university walk out with so much debt it’s a wonder they make ends meet.

That’s only if they make it there.… [Read more]

Ways for You to Let People Know about Your Business in the Current Economic Environment

The current economy is sound, still enjoying the positive changes that took place during the Obama administration. But that doesn’t mean the businesses that are prospering should rest easy. In business, it’s never a good idea to just sit back and wait for people to come to you. Instead, you should constantly be on the lookout for ways to attract new customers.… [Read more]

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]