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]

Nonprofit Management Tips for the Socially Conscious

The nonprofit workforce has grown from a fringe sector to a dynamic game-changer in recent years, as more and more young people seek to do right by humanity. The diverse and powerful social sector is an attractive option for young entrepreneurs looking to make a difference and effectively be their own boss. 

And the good news is that philanthropy can pay off: The idea that no one makes money in the nonprofit sector is a common misconception.… [Read more]

Tips for Living More Sustainably, in NYC and Beyond

In 2019, the NYC city council passed its Climate Mobilization Act via a nearly unanimous 45-2 vote. Yet we haven’t yet seen tangible results from the legislation, which aims to significantly improve air quality while reducing carbon emissions. Interestingly, the primary culprit of NYC’s carbon emissions isn’t its dense traffic, but buildings, which are reportedly responsible for nearly 70% of greenhouse gas emissions city-wide.… [Read more]

The Connection Between Housing and Health

Many factors can affect your health. From genetics to lifestyle to diet and pre-existing conditions, you can often pinpoint some of the causes behind health issues. But one element that you might overlook is where you live. In fact, according to data from America’s Health Rankings’ 2017 annual report, there’s an undeniable link between where you live and your health. … [Read more]

Restorative Justice in the Me Too Era

Every 92 seconds, someone in the U.S. experiences a sexual assault. For many survivors of sexual assault, it is almost impossible to see justice through the criminal courts — and justice comes at a price. 

Sexual assault may be a serious crime according to the penal code, but it’s not often treated that way within societal structures.… [Read more]

The Evolution of Remote Work in Brooklyn and Beyond

Remote workers are a cornerstone of the gig economy, from freelance writers to programmers working as independent contractors. Yet most remote workers are still scrambling to find their footing in an ever-evolving employment landscape. Further, a 2020 California law is set to throw a wrench into the gig economy, and other states, including New York, may soon follow suit.… [Read more]

The Benefits of Being a Culturally-Conscious Traveler

When you’re traveling, there are a lot of things to consider. Of course, you’ll need to deal with logistical factors such as airfare, visas, and currency exchange rates, but that’s just the beginning. You’ll also need to be ready to interact with new people, places, and cultures that are vastly different from your own.

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To many travelers, especially those who have never left the U.S.,… [Read more]

Tips for New York City Bicyclists, Now and In the Future

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… [Read more]