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Sustainable Travel: How Overtourism Affects Our Environment

The Grand Canyon, the Great Smoky Mountains, Yellowstone National Park. Just a quick mention of these beautiful national parks might prompt some daydreams of stunning sceneries, breathtaking views and surreal landscapes. After all, there is no color palette that compares to what can already be found in nature.

You could be one of the millions that has had the privilege to visit and experience these national parks firsthand.… [Read more]

Which Country Has the Strongest Green Party Worldwide?

Ecology has long been the object of attention of every country and its population. However, not all states take real measures to solve global problems. And even if they take measures, then the public still remains unsatisfied and new problems occur. This led to the appearance of the Green Party, which is trying to make changes.… [Read more]

Seemingly Minor Crimes that Could Land You in Jail

It was recently reported that a Florida judge sentenced a young man who showed up late for jury duty  to 10 days in jail. This case is extremely harsh, but in the USA there are countless common ‘misdemeanors’ that may seem relatively harmless. However, these seemingly minor crimes have the potential to land you in jail and result in you being hit with a criminal record that could make it difficult for you to find a new job, apply for credit, and cause many other substantial problems for you in the future.… [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]

Common Injuries At Work – And Why Workers’ Laws Matter

Workplaces are minefields for accidents and injuries, whether through an employee’s own fault, an employer’s neglect of health and safety procedure or just general bad luck. All industries and businesses have injuries which will be more likely in a particular working environment — each of which is governed by workplace safety and health laws that impact the employers’ bottom line as well that of employees.… [Read more]

Decentralization of Streaming Services Adversely Affects Customers

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]

Hot and Getting Hotter: Why the Urban Heat Island Effect Matters

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]

How Healthcare Costs are Affecting Americans This Year

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]

Autonomous Cars: So Close Yet So Far

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]

How the Healthcare Staffing Shortage Is Going to Affect the Next Generation of Seniors

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]