It wasn’t all that long ago when the idea of navigating in a new city took a completely different mindset. Back then, it required a paper map or guide book, the ability to remember exactly how to get back to your hotel, and nerves of steel to make it through all the half-baked directions provided by your passenger with the map.… [Read more]
This section is here because, well, there is more than just one opinion on the planet.
As the recently implemented Medicaid expansion remains in the national spotlight, mental health awareness sits comfortably by its side. Meanwhile, in Mississippi, state legislators are continuing to resist the expansion of Medicaid, and an estimated 77,000 individuals with mental health disorders remain untreated. Mississippi is also notably near the bottom of the scale when it comes to quality of life and income levels: 30 percent of children in Mississippi live in poverty, the highest rate in the nation.… [Read more]
At this Christmas season, we are often faced with some rather negative attitudes towards low-income populations, despite it being a season of giving. However, despite the Grinches, there are many government and local funding programs that help low-income families in America throughout the year, not only at Christmas. Not being able to afford basic home repairs is something is something which many low-income families struggle with.… [Read more]
Brexit, the looming departure of the UK from the European Union, will certainly have serious consequences on various industries. Not the least of the industries that hang in the balance is the UK automotive industry. As parliament continues to bang out the details and deals, the impact Brexit will have on the future of the automotive industry in particular in Ireland and Northern Ireland, as well as in the UK is murky. … [Read more]
Climate change is one of the most trending and discussed topics all across the globe. With efforts being made to protect and preserve what is left undamaged, many campaigns and solutions are being presented by all the industries, especially from the IT sector. There is an excellent possibility of utilizing artificial intelligence by understanding the current climate situation and creating products that help in contributing to a healthier world. … [Read more]
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]
From acupuncture to herbal supplements, alternative medicine is on the rise in the United States. Americans spend $34 billion out-of-pocket on alternative treatments per year and nearly 40 percent of American adults are using alternative therapies.
Despite the fact that most alternative treatments are not covered by insurance, these practices are here to stay. As study after study validates their promises, alternative therapies are making their way into conventional hospitals and medical school curriculums. … [Read more]
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]
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]
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]