Home is where the heart is. This mid-19th century proverb has been interpreted to mean that your home is wherever your loved ones are. This sounds lovely, but it isn’t always a reality for people living in unstable housing situations. Here is an honest look at the impact of unstable housing on health equity.
Animal cruelty continues to be a dilemma in the United States. Undercover detectives, journalists, and whistleblowers have reported these happenings in factory farms, meat production sites, and slaughterhouses, yet these abuses are still widespread.
This widespread, instant access to a world of gambling means everyone — including underage people — can become hooked far easier than they would have in the past. And that’s a very real problem.
I coined this term about a year ago as a descriptor for a person or entity whose superficial trappings of progressive liberalism conceal a corrupt, harmful, downright diabolical core.
According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), it’s estimated that 481,000 people use cellphones while driving during the day. With these high numbers, you’d expect public transportation operators to take extra care since they’re carrying multiple passengers, but that’s not always the case.
Instead of encouraging us to embrace our own unique nature and the beauty of the collective oneness that we all share at our very core, society underhandedly enforces a plethora of limiting beliefs.
Not only do immigrants have a positive influence on the American economy, but unnecessarily strict immigration laws can have negative results on health care.
What is wisdom? I think of it, in theory at least, as the capacity to look at a complex human social situation and arrive at a decision or course of action which is at least close to optimum for all concerned, more or less in proportion to the degree of individual involvement.
I am a Mexican-American, and many days, the hyphen seems more significant than the words on either side of it. Overall, I feel privileged to be able to call myself both American and Mexican. However, it’s not all that simple.
Refugees are knocking on our door, but under the Trump administration, America has shut that door most of the way. According to the International Rescue Committee, the U.S. has welcomed an average of 95,000 refugees per year since 1980. They also report that the Trump administration has put a 45,000 person cap on refugees, exclaiming: “no U.S. president, not even in the wake of 9/11, has so turned their back on refugees.”