The Race Problem Behind America’s Drug Arrests

The War on Drugs has destroyed the lives of many people while not doing much to stop the flow of drugs throughout the country. That’s because it has almost uniformly focused on African American and Hispanic American people, with a vast majority of arrests and convictions come these races.

This higher arrest rate occurs even though neither race abuses drugs at much higher rates than any other race.… [Read more]

How Technology Can Prevent the Climate Crisis

It’s no secret that technology is progressing each year. This, of course, always invokes a bit of fear with people thinking, “Are robots going to be doing my job soon?” While it’s true that many jobs can now be automated, the robot revolution hasn’t arrived at our doors just yet. The improvements in technology and artificial intelligence can be a big help in our fight against climate change, but it’s a delicate balance.… [Read more]

4 Ways Child Custody Disputes Impact Low-Income Families

Child custody disputes are never pleasant. They are, however, perhaps even more problematic for those families with lower incomes. There are certain costs that few factors into these issues and those costs can wreak havoc on those without a substantial financial safety net. Below are just a few of the ways that a custody dispute can impact low-income families.… [Read more]

Ways You Can Have a Positive Impact on the World Every Day

Regardless of your age, your location, or your personal circumstances, you should attempt to have a positive impact on the world every single day. You don’t have to be a politician to have this kind of effect. No matter your vocation or the platform that you stand upon, you can spread cheer and provide others with a helping hand when they need it most.… [Read more]

Why We Need to Stress the Importance of Social Work in Our Society

We live in a world full of injustice, and constantly have to tackle pressing and complex issues. Social workers are more needed than ever in our society, but often play a background role. Their impact on society as a whole is often forgotten, and the discipline doesn’t get the recognition it deserves. 

Social workers are dedicated to making actual change at the ground level, and help both communities and individuals in need.… [Read more]

The Golden Years?: Keys to Improving Senior Care

They’re the ones who fed us, sheltered us, taught us to read and write. They’re the ones who nurtured us, loved us, took care of us. Now the decades have come and gone, and it’s our time to return the favor. But providing our seniors with the care they deserve isn’t always easy, especially as their health declines and their needs increase.… [Read more]

5 Ways City Planners Can Incorporate Eco-Friendly Construction Materials

City and urban planning has lately begun to involve more and more connection to natural resources. Citizens are more and more concerned about the planet, and city planners should be as well. As a city planner, your job is to determine the best use for a specific city’s resources and land. Part of developing a city is building structures that help the public in day to day activities.… [Read more]

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]

Automotive & Transportation Industry 2019: a Year in Review

The complex relationship between politics, the energy sector, and the global automotive and transportation industries is difficult for the average person to follow. While most citizens and their leaders agree that an eventual move away from dependence on finite fossil fuel resources is necessary to sustain modern civilization as we’ve come to know it, politics and bureaucracy can significantly influence (or hinder) progress.… [Read more]