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]

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]

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]

Prisoners and Pandemics: Tips for Nurses Working Behind Bars

If anything good can be said to have come of the COVID-19 outbreak, it is that, at last, our first responders, doctors, and, especially, our nurses are finally being recognized as the true superheroes of the world. But there’s one population of nurses that is too frequently overlooked, and that’s the prison nurse.

Compassion and steely strength are a part of a nurse’s job description.… [Read more]

Business Responsibilities for Employee Protection in a Modern World

Every day, millions of Americans go to work, fully expecting that they will return home safe and sound. So as an employer counting on them to fulfill your business demands, you owe it to your employees to provide a safe and fair environment. This is more important than ever during a global pandemic.

However, it is more than just cleaning up spills.… [Read more]

The Opioid Crisis: Alternatives and Solutions

The opioid crisis in the United States of America is showing no signs of slowing down and it is imperative that further steps be taken to stymie its progress through communities across the US. The biggest problem with the opioid crisis is that there is no one single clear solution to the issue as there are many factors that contribute to the crisis.… [Read more]

The Quest Toward Sustainability Despite China’s Recycling Policy Change

With the influx of recent headlines featuring China, considered to be ground zero of coronavirus, it’s easy to forget that the county’s recycling policies are effectively changing the world. Once the world’s top importer of recyclables, China slowed down its efforts to purchase recycled waste in 2018. The result has been massive trash pileups in wealthy, developed nations including Australia, the U.K.,… [Read more]

Helping Seniors Facing Isolation

As of 2017, there were 47 million seniors over the age of 65 in the U.S. The “baby boomer” generation makes up a large part of that and is constantly changing the face of the workforce in the country. About 10,000 baby boomers reach retirement age each day. 

While many seniors live perfectly happy and healthy lives, it can be harder when the aging process starts to have a dramatic impact.… [Read more]

How Technology Can Prevent the Climate Crisis

It’s no secret that technology is progressing each year. This, of course, always invokes a bit of fear with people thinking, “Are robots going to be doing my job soon?” While it’s true that many jobs can now be automated, the robot revolution hasn’t arrived at our doors just yet. The improvements in technology and artificial intelligence can be a big help in our fight against climate change, but it’s a delicate balance.… [Read more]

The Golden Years?: Keys to Improving Senior Care

They’re the ones who fed us, sheltered us, taught us to read and write. They’re the ones who nurtured us, loved us, took care of us. Now the decades have come and gone, and it’s our time to return the favor. But providing our seniors with the care they deserve isn’t always easy, especially as their health declines and their needs increase.… [Read more]