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]

Why Student Loans are a Disability Rights Issue

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]

How We Turned Hurricane Dorian Into a Monster

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]

What Is the Government Doing About Increased STD Rates in the US?

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]