As climate change remains a growing concern and global temperatures continue to rise, socially conscious U.S. citizens are on the lookout for solutions. One industry in particular is an intrinsic part of daily life that lends itself to environmental mindfulness: Transportation. Various forms of transit are collectively responsible for 29% of greenhouse gas emissions in the U.S. and are major contributors to poor air quality.… [Read more]
From acupuncture to herbal supplements, alternative medicine is on the rise in the United States. Americans spend $34 billion out-of-pocket on alternative treatments per year and nearly 40 percent of American adults are using alternative therapies.
Despite the fact that most alternative treatments are not covered by insurance, these practices are here to stay. As study after study validates their promises, alternative therapies are making their way into conventional hospitals and medical school curriculums. … [Read more]
It is no secret that student loan debt is one of the most serious issues facing young U.S. citizens today. Falling only behind mortgage debt, student loan debt is owed by over 44 million Americans, to the tune of $1.5 trillion. While paying off student loan debt is difficult enough for any individual, for those living with disabilities it becomes a much more daunting task.… [Read more]
In early September of this year, Hurricane Dorian hit the Bahamas and killed dozens of people and leaving even more injured. It was the strongest to ever hit the Carribean country, classified at level 5. The storm was one in a trend of increasingly dangerous tropical storms to happen recently and defied expectations regarding its strength and trajectory.… [Read more]
The Grand Canyon, the Great Smoky Mountains, Yellowstone National Park. Just a quick mention of these beautiful national parks might prompt some daydreams of stunning sceneries, breathtaking views and surreal landscapes. After all, there is no color palette that compares to what can already be found in nature.
You could be one of the millions that has had the privilege to visit and experience these national parks firsthand.… [Read more]
Ecology has long been the object of attention of every country and its population. However, not all states take real measures to solve global problems. And even if they take measures, then the public still remains unsatisfied and new problems occur. This led to the appearance of the Green Party, which is trying to make changes.… [Read more]
Not everyone has heard of an ITIN or knows what it is.
ITIN stands for Individual Tax Identification Number. The tax processing number, issued by the IRS, is available to nonresident immigrants and others who aren’t eligible to receive a social security number. By having an ITIN, individuals can become contributing members of the US and build a new life in a different country.… [Read more]
It was recently reported that a Florida judge sentenced a young man who showed up late for jury duty to 10 days in jail. This case is extremely harsh, but in the USA there are countless common ‘misdemeanors’ that may seem relatively harmless. However, these seemingly minor crimes have the potential to land you in jail and result in you being hit with a criminal record that could make it difficult for you to find a new job, apply for credit, and cause many other substantial problems for you in the future.… [Read more]
Hearing bad news from a doctor regarding the contraction of a sexually transmitted disease (STD) is likely one of the biggest nightmares for many sexually active young people. Having one labels an individual as “other” and decreases their likelihood of finding new partners. Furthermore, there are numerous serious health implications and necessary treatments to consider with any STD.… [Read more]
Workplaces are minefields for accidents and injuries, whether through an employee’s own fault, an employer’s neglect of health and safety procedure or just general bad luck. All industries and businesses have injuries which will be more likely in a particular working environment — each of which is governed by workplace safety and health laws that impact the employers’ bottom line as well that of employees.… [Read more]