Archives for 2020

The Difficulties of Remote Schooling in Poor Communities

There’s no denying that in a matter of a few short months, the novel coronavirus has transformed “normal” life as we knew it. And perhaps the biggest impact has been on our children, who were forced to spend the last months of the 2020 spring semester trying to adjust to distance learning.

Now, as the debate rages about how to keep the schools that have reopened safe, there’s a student population for whom the stakes are especially high. … [Read more]

Why Does the US Tax Expatriates?

Benjamin Franklin is famously quoted as saying, “The only things certain in life are death and taxes.” A lot has changed in the hundreds of years since that quip was first spoken, but Ben’s sentiment continues to be relentlessly American. Nearly all of the world’s nations tax their citizens in some way, but the U.S. system is unusual.… [Read more]

Tips for Securing Safe Housing for You and Your Family in NYC

New York City in 2020 looks much different than its past iterations. A strong contender for the world’s most dynamic city, NYC has lost much of its voice in months since COVID-19 began its reign of terror. Our streets are quieter, and we face an uncertain future.

But as every New Yorker knows, there’s nothing quite like living in NYC.… [Read more]

The Coronavirus, Climate Change, and the Nature Crisis

The bitter reality has sunk in by now; the world is well aware that we do not live in the same world as we used to almost a year ago. The Coronavirus has changed our world drastically, from the delivery of services to the way we interact with each, everything is different. On the other hand, it has also had disastrous effects on the healthcare industry, the economy, and has claimed hundreds of lives around the world.… [Read more]

How Zoning Laws Can Affect Families Looking for Homes

When you’re searching for a new home, there are a lot of factors to take into consideration. From the location of the home to the number of bedrooms it has, your head will be spinning in no time. However, one factor that you never want to overlook is the zoning laws in a specific area. Zoning laws often affect low income families and racial minorities the most. … [Read more]

Why Government Should Fund Tech Advancements That Protect the Planet

Technology has changed the basics of how people live, work, and interact with one another. There is no historical reference point that you can use to compare how quickly technology is advancing. Much of the new technology being produced can transform how society protects the environment. This has led many politicians to argue that the government has the responsibility to fund technology that can protect the planet.… [Read more]

How Is COVID-19 Affecting Sexual Healthcare?

It’s been several months since the first recorded case of COVID-19 in the United States was reported. In this time, the healthcare industry has been put into overdrive as essential workers try to take care of those infected by the virus. This also means that other health concerns, such as sexual health, have had to be put on the backburner.… [Read more]

5 Useful Things To Do Before Starting University

Are you hoping to go to college in the next few years? Despite the current ravages of COVID-19 and changes in the delivery of education, the world’s students must prepare to take advantage of learning opportunities where available. Even though many institutions are closed or changing their operations, it could be worth preparing a few things in advance.… [Read more]

How Regulations Improve Health and Food Quality

Regulations are necessary for our health. With strict regulations in place for food and public safety, people can be protected at a much greater rate. While not everyone agrees with regulations, arguing that the free market will regulate itself or that the government should not control what is bought and sold, there are some strong reasons why FDA and other food regulations improve our lives.… [Read more]

How the Coronavirus Is Killing the Middle Class

For millions of low-income, disabled, and the middle class generally, remote work isn’t an option and running water can be a luxury. Social distancing isn’t a topic in a densely packed public housing. When then should be said about self-isolation or getting adequate medical care amid the coronavirus issue? Coronavirus is killing the middle class – and it could crush it.… [Read more]