Marriage is thought to be a sacred union between two consenting adults. However, in most of the country, you don't necessarily have to be an adult. New Jersey recently became the second state (after Delaware) to ban marriage for people under the age of eighteen. Forty eight states still allow children to get married either on their own … Continue reading The End of Child Marriage is Gaining Traction
Lauren Simmons is surpassing expectations at just 23 years old. She is currently the only female floor broker at the New York Stock Exchange. In today's video she talks about her journey and the empowerment she feels by accomplishing this goal. She is an inspiration to girls looking to find their place in STEM fields. … Continue reading Daily Inspiration: Women in Finance
The issue of hunger across America and even the world is a monumental. One girl is doing her part to end it in her corner of South Carolina. Katie's Krops was inspired by a homework assignment. She was given seeds and asked to grow cabbage. To Katie's surprise, it grew to be as large as … Continue reading Daily Inspiration: Kids Feeding the Hungry
How many hours of your life do you spend indoors? For many people it is almost all of it. Today's video was created by The Velux Group, a company that manufactures skylights. In this video (which reads almost like a commercial) the narrator explains the transitions we have made from nature to an indoor environment. … Continue reading Daily Inspiration: Get Outside and Enjoy Nature
Several syndicated news programs are owned by a few large corporations that may tend to favor a specific political view. The days of getting unbiased coverage are long gone. These programs no longer just cover the news, they also generate opinions — often swaying the audience watching. This level of pandering is not a surprise to either … Continue reading Combating Fake News is Simple
September 11, 2001 was indeed a horrific day for the United States of America. Thousands of lives were lost during the events in New York City, Washington D.C. and in Pennsylvania. The 9/11 Memorial & Museum in New York City is dedicated to remembering the nearly 3,000 people who lost their lives in 2001 and … Continue reading Daily Inspiration: 9/11 Memorial & Museum 5K Run/Walk
Skin color is an contentious topic for many. It is truly arbitrary but has evolved to have incredible meaning across cultural and 'racial' lines. The literal determination of pigment in skin is simple, it's the amount of melanin that your body produces. This biological process is purely an adaptation of necessity. The Smithsonian Natural Museum of Natural History explains the … Continue reading The Infinite War: Skin Color
The Amazon is the worlds largest rainforest. It spans over 2 million miles and provides a home for millions of people and various species of wildlife. Since the 1970's the deforestation of the Amazon has spiraled out of control. Humans have cleared significant areas of the forest to make room for crops and livestock, which in turn has … Continue reading Daily Inspiration: Reforestation of the Amazon
Corporations have been working since the 1950's to figure out how to make the government work for them. If therein lies a problem, money will solve it. Lobbyists work tirelessly to keep their clients bottom line parallel to the dealings in Washington. The American government allows corporations to come in and heavily court our nations representatives … Continue reading Learning the Lobby
Nas Daily is a world traveler that posts videos on Facebook about the people he meets and interesting concepts about those places. His videos are informative and can be fairly moving. In today's video he had an interaction with someone who holds a prejudice against people from his home country. He tried to change the … Continue reading Daily Inspiration: Learn Beyond Your Prejudice
It is not a secret that young adults attending college are sexually active. Even though the media has evolved to be extremely sex 'forward', the topic of sex is still taboo. Women and men may still face scrutiny and some colleges are looking to ease that burden; with contraceptive vending machines. Since 2012, Shippensburg University, … Continue reading Convenience To Contraceptives On Campus
Housing is a significant roadblock for those who cannot create generational wealth. Finding adequate solutions are often met with discussion and debate; making poverty a hot button issue in the United States. Social programs have been centered around lifting the unfortunate out of desolate situations and making life more affordable. Long term efficacy of these … Continue reading Detroit Aims to Break Poverty Cycle
Most people have heard the expression 'that money changes people'. As children, we are socialized by the world around us. The core of who someone, is largely determined by what has been relayed through childhood experiences. Socialization takes places in a myriad of ways but mostly through, race and gender. What about class? Class differentiation … Continue reading Does Winning The Rat Race Change You?
Recent events have showcased many mixed feelings among different groups of people. The highly publicized events in Ferguson surrounding the death of Michael Brown, John Crawford, and Vonderriit Myers Jr. who were all shot by a police officer has created quite a stir. In so many words a race war ensued pointing accusatory fingers and … Continue reading Empathy. Friend or Foe?