The rise of Internet-powered services has changed the way we live, in almost every way imaginable. One of the most tangible benefits of this change in the past two decades has been the advent of instant communication. Borders have basically become a thing of the past, in terms of information passage. There is no piece of news that is not instantly broadcasted worldwide. … [Read more]
If you live in a densely populated area, you have probably heard of the urban heat island effect. This localized warming of cities affects many aspects of life, and most aren’t healthy for the Earth or for humanity.
Thankfully, there are ways that we can reduce the effect of urban heat islands.What Is an Urban Heat Island?… [Read more]
Medical debt is a big price that most of us have to pay at some point in time. In fact, more than one in four Americans can’t afford to pay their medical bills. Scrounging money for a hospital stay or prescription medication can mean skimping on other basic necessities.
The average amount of unpaid medical debt per collection tradeline is $579, according to the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau.… [Read more]
The 1865 Locomotive Acts obliged cars to drive at a maximum speed of 6 km per hour and be preceded by a man on foot blowing a horn. The law changed slowly as the public view evolved. Today, the rise of autonomous vehicles calls for further changes in transport and other industries. It is clear that the development and adoption of self-driving cars will require a legal framework and the involvement of governments, but also some time before the public adapts.… [Read more]
Healthcare for seniors is rapidly approaching a crisis: currently, one in eight Americans are over the age of 65. By 2040, it will be one in five. Additionally, more than 80% of senior citizens live with one or more chronic health conditions. This data reveals a crisis in the making, with a possible healthcare shortage leaving many senior citizens without vital care.… [Read more]
Getting your home as green as possible can be a challenge, especially when summer is in full swing. Although no one wants to spend their summer doing renovations, getting everything done when the weather is nice is a great idea.
Toxic chemicals and materials, can hide in plain sight within your home, and if you’re serious about preserving your health and the health of your family, it’s important to do something about it.… [Read more]
Thanks to the total failure of the drug war, issues with immigration, and the problem of mass incarceration in the United States, the topic of private prisons has started to become part of the political conversation, and it’s about time.
There is no doubt that the United States has some serious issues in its judicial, immigration, and prison system, and these problems have numerous layers.… [Read more]
Did you know that there are more than 44 million borrowers who collectively owe $1.5 trillion in student loan debt in the U.S. alone? Student debt has become such a major issue that it has made its way to the political forefront. The student debt epidemic is scary, but there are ways that students can make it easier on themselves.… [Read more]
In the current political climate, protests have become more common occurrences. One way to deter forces that inflice violence upon peaceful protestors is to use the rules of the system: a lawsuit.
Have you protested, and then suffered a personal injury at the hands of someone else’s negligence? If so, it’s essential that you do everything you can to get every penny you’re owed, mainly because insurance companies will do their best to give you as small of a claim as possible.… [Read more]
While there has been a slight population uptick in recent years, rural America is dwindling. About 46.1 million people, or roughly 14 percent of U.S. residents, called rural and non-metro areas home as of July 2016, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture. Further, 462,000 more people have moved out of rural areas since 2010 than have moved in.
This downward population trend has small-town communities and rural cities scrambling for ways to attract new residents and reduce migration numbers.… [Read more]