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]
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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]
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]
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]
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]
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]
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]
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]
Getting your home as green as possible can be a challenge, especially when summer is in full swing. Although no one wants to spend their summer doing renovations, getting everything done when the weather is nice is a great idea.
Toxic chemicals and materials, can hide in plain sight within your home, and if you’re serious about preserving your health and the health of your family, it’s important to do something about it.… [Read more]
Thanks to the total failure of the drug war, issues with immigration, and the problem of mass incarceration in the United States, the topic of private prisons has started to become part of the political conversation, and it’s about time.
There is no doubt that the United States has some serious issues in its judicial, immigration, and prison system, and these problems have numerous layers.… [Read more]