Starting Your Sustainability Journey at Home

The topic of sustainability can feel overwhelming at first. After all, it’s a global issue that is facing billions of individuals all at the same time.

However, the reality of living a sustainable lifestyle doesn’t happen on a macro scale. It starts with micro-adjustments, many of which can take place right in your own home.

Here are a few suggestions for ways to jumpstart your sustainable journey right in the comfort of your own living space.… [Read more]

Did Bad Policy Cause the US Physician Shortage?

As it stands, the physician shortage is a pressing concern for equitable care in the US. Without enough care providers, American medical treatment will only become more inaccessible and expensive for a wide swath of the population. 

Ending the doctor shortage should be one of our highest priorities, but was it bad policy that caused the physician shortage in the US in the first place?… [Read more]

Caring for Incarcerated Loved Ones During Social Unrest

The last few years have been a whirlwind in terms of social unrest. Protests and violence surged in 2020. Police killings became front-page news and sparked outrage. A global pandemic changed life as we know it. A Presidential election and everything leading up to it caused many Americans to turn on each other. 

If you turn on the news for five minutes, it’s easy to get overwhelmed by everything our world – and our country – is going through.… [Read more]

Unexpected Ways to Enter the Housing Market

With the effects of the coronavirus and nationwide lockdowns still taking a toll on the economy, becoming a homeowner in 2021 is exceptionally difficult. The housing price boom of 2020 has continued into 2021 with home prices up an astonishing 23%. The idyllic American Dream of owning a home with a picket fence is seemingly out of reach for a huge number of US citizens who simply cannot afford the outrageous prices that even the oldest, dilapidated homes are going for across the United States.… [Read more]

Ways You Can Make Rent and Get By When States End Pandemic Unemployment Benefits

The COVID-19 pandemic has been challenging for just about everyone in one way or another. Whether it was the lack of social interaction or working for a company that was forced to shut its doors due to a lack of sales, it has been a struggle, to say the least. Luckily, while the response wasn’t perfect, the United States government stepped in to assist those who were hit the most during the pandemic with a couple of checks to help us along and extra support for those who have been without a job during this difficult time.… [Read more]

Thinking Through the Thinkable: Issues the Pandemic has Made Clearer

For nearly every global citizen, the COVID-19 pandemic forever altered life as we know it. Yet despite all its downfalls, the pandemic has also served as an unlikely catalyst towards a brighter future. As we work towards building our so-called “new normal,” in fact, opportunities to improve modern life can be found in abundance.

In the wake of COVID-19, policymakers around the world were suddenly forced to contend with the harsh realities associated with our current societal systems, en masse.… [Read more]

The Expat Struggle: What You Need to Know Before Moving Abroad

For many of us, the idea of pulling up stakes and starting a whole new life in another country feels like a dream come true. It’s the kind of adventure people write books about. It’s the stuff of award-winning cinema.

But for many of us, it’s also reality. The glorious fact is that life as an expat isn’t only for trust fund babies and self-made billionaires with money to burn.… [Read more]

Ways to Ensure the Demand for Healthcare Jobs is Met

At some point in our lives, all of us are dependent upon the healthcare system to some degree or another. Whether it is at our birth, during health scares, routine check-ups, or end-of-life medical needs — the healthcare system will end up playing a role. This is especially true in this day and age as a greater percentage of our population is reaching its senior years than ever before and we continue to battle the COVID-19 pandemic.  … [Read more]

Workers’ Rights in the Current Administration

Still in the throes of a pandemic, workers’ rights in the United States have been in a questionable position. Resolutions to safeguard workers is dependent on President Biden’s cabinet, continued COVID-19 stimulus efforts, and legal protections for the unionization of all kinds of workers. 

Labor rights during the pandemic can mean the difference between protecting workers or putting them at risk for corporate interests.… [Read more]

Skills We Should Be Teaching Our Kids During Lockdown

This past year has been challenging, to say the least. For those of us with children, there have been additional struggles due to the necessity of school closures or balancing childcare while working from home. The costs associated with this have already disproportionately affected the financially strained middle classes. Needless to say, these issues have been met with very little government support or guidance.    … [Read more]