Communities in the United States are coming together in solidarity and mourning from all corners of the United States, due to President Donald J. Trump’s announcement that he is terminating the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA). DACA was founded by President Barack Obama in 2012, to allow undocumented immigrants who entered the country as … Continue reading What You Need To Know About DACA & How You Can Help
As I enjoy my delicious Venti Vanilla Bean Crème Frappuccino from Starbucks on this warm sunny day, I am reminded of the time in high school when I started a recycling club. Back then, I was determined to save Earth from landfills, and thought that by starting the recycling club and educating my classmates, I would … Continue reading The Harmful Nature of Starbucks’ Coffee Mugs
What better way to spend a rainy Sunday, than spending it indoors at a Habitat for Humanity ReStore location, taking the hammer to furniture discards, pricing goods, building displays, learning to maneuver a pallet jack, and hauling furniture 2x-3x your size? I’m sure you could think of many, many alternatives! But today, we couldn’t! HABITAT FOR … Continue reading Restoring Our Communities, One Hammer At A Time
The answer is obvious. But in America – you might actually be saying “Yes! And for my whole family too, please!” without knowing it. Foods that have food coloring in them can be killing you slowly (or quickly, depending on the luck of the draw). A study in 2004 on 1,873 three year-old children reveled … Continue reading The Dangers of Artificial Food Coloring
With the rising costs of living, it is no wonder there is high demand for increasingly cheaper food. Sadly, this comes at a large price for the animals involved. With the increased demand for more affordable meat products, farmers have been following the trend of cutting operational corners in order to reduce their costs of … Continue reading The Benefits of Treating Livestock Kindly
“History, despite its wrenching pain, cannot be unlived, but if faced with courage, need not be lived again.” Maya Angelou The Origins of War Africa is not one country. In fact, it is extremely diverse, and consists of 54 different countries. In July 2011, it saw birth to a new nation, South Sudan. At just a … Continue reading South Sudan – Working towards peace in Africa’s newest country
Earlier in 2016, primary school children in Whitstable Junior School in United Kingdom were given the assignment of the day – to draw people doing different jobs. They were tasked to draw a firefighter, a surgeon, and a fighter pilot. A little girl drew Jimbob, saying, “He’s a brain surgeon!” Another proudly presented her drawing … Continue reading What Does It Mean, To Work Like a Girl?
On March 2015, there were only four black CEOs in the Fortune 500 (that's a measly 0.8%). Could there be an underlying reason why blacks are under-represented in leadership positions? One reason that we will focus on today is unconscious bias as explored through the Implicit Association Test (IAT). The IAT was first introduced into the … Continue reading Unconsciously Biased
According to the World Food Programme, malnutrition causes approximately 45% of deaths in children under five. That’s about 3 MM children who die from malnutrition a year. Although the prevalence of malnutrition related diseases is much more pronounced in developing countries, people living in the poorest neighborhoods, the elderly, the homeless, and people with eating … Continue reading Malnutrition – the slow, silent killer
Proper hand washing (washing hands with soap), can reduce deaths from diarrheal diseases by at least 30%. That's right! One of the simple acts that will help people reduce their risk of contracting diarrheal diseases is practicing proper hand washing at key moments. Hand washing is so commonplace in developed countries, but its importance hasn't yet quite caught … Continue reading Global Handwashing Day!