Workers’ Rights in the Current Administration

Still in the throes of a pandemic, workers’ rights in the United States have been in a questionable position. Resolutions to safeguard workers is dependent on President Biden’s cabinet, continued COVID-19 stimulus efforts, and legal protections for the unionization of all kinds of workers. 

Labor rights during the pandemic can mean the difference between protecting workers or putting them at risk for corporate interests.… [Read more]

How Solar Energy Is Becoming More Accessible

Studies show that in the last decade, solar use has increased at an average annual growth rate of 49% and continues to rise. Under President Biden’s new administration that has already had press conferences in which climate change has been a central point, more discussion on non-coal forms of energy can be expected.

How can citizens get involved in halting damage to the environment and slowing climate change?… [Read more]

Skills We Should Be Teaching Our Kids During Lockdown

This past year has been challenging, to say the least. For those of us with children, there have been additional struggles due to the necessity of school closures or balancing childcare while working from home. The costs associated with this have already disproportionately affected the financially strained middle classes. Needless to say, these issues have been met with very little government support or guidance.    … [Read more]

4 Things Our Communities Can Do to Provide Legal Aid to Low-Income and Disabled People

There are currently 61 million disabled individuals in the United States, and this population is often denied healthcare and necessary coverage. In recent years, the Trump administration rolled back many protections for disabled individuals, including ADA protections, and made it harder for people to file for disability and social security income. While there is still that must be done to turn around years of oppression that the disabled experience, some things are turning around now that President-Elect Biden plans to reform social security and supplemental income. However,… [Read more]

The Systems and Legislation We Need to Protect Children

As COVID continues to spread around the world, the topic of public health is of paramount importance. But it would be a mistake to view the novel coronavirus pandemic solely in regards to physical health: the virus is also linked (directly and indirectly) to poor mental health, including anxiety and depression. 

Children have been especially hard hit in terms of mental health, post-COVID, as they may be more likely to experience abuse, neglect, and/or household dysfunction in the wake of shelter-in-place orders and social distancing mandates.… [Read more]

Preventive Health Habits During a Pandemic

Western life has never been more toxic than it is currently, two decades into the 21st century. Everything from a growing dependence on fast food to increasingly unclean air and water to the vitriolic hate surrounding every single political interaction has left Americans in an unhealthy stupor.

If you’re feeling overwhelmed and burnt out by simply being alive right now, you’re definitely not alone.… [Read more]

Are electric vehicles booming in Europe?

People are becoming both more tech-savvy and eco-conscious by the day. No longer do they demand only faster and more reliable cars. They call for a change in the automotive industry, a shift towards sustainable transportation. That means no fossil fuels, less pollution and fewer greenhouse gasses. 

The role of electric vehicles of all kinds, including hybrids, plug-in hybrid and fully electric cars in a race towards carbon neutralityis paramount.… [Read more]

Why Destigmatizing Medicaid is So Important

Public health insurance, which includes both Medicare and Medicaid, covered 34.4% of the American population in 2018. Even with those numbers, there’s still a strong stigma against receiving public health coverage.

Unfortunately, this stigma keeps millions of Americans from seeking — and receiving — the health care they need. People aren’t willing to go to the doctor because they have to admit they use Medicaid or Medicare, and they feel shame about it.… [Read more]

Real-world Skills Students Will Take Away From Pandemic Schooling

As we move towards the end of 2020, COVID-19 continues damaging lives and businesses all around the world. One of the biggest sectors that had to see multiple issues was the global education setup. While many countries benefitted from remote learning, it is safe to assume not every country had the resources and opportunities to do the same.… [Read more]

Why Water Access Can Make or Break Impoverished Communities

Without water, no life can exist. Nowhere is this more clearly seen than in impoverished communities around the world whose access to water is severely limited. As fewer people have access to water, major problems occur, resulting in social unrest and devastating health consequences for the citizens of that community. Fortunately, the opposite is true, as well, in that if communities gain access to a reliable water supply, they can quickly begin to flourish.… [Read more]