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Social justice is a broad term, describing the concept of fair relations between individuals and the world around them. In most societies around the globe, imbalances in power and opportunity have prevailed throughout the centuries. Some groups, such as minorities, women, the poor, the disabled, and the incarcerated have often had less access to certain opportunities and resources. Social justice movements tend to focus on eliminating these barriers, seeking to improve social mobility and access to public resources. Creating social and economic “safety nets” for those in need is of... more ...
With Easter falling in late April this year, March will be a month without any major holidays to commemorate. Other than enjoying a few drinks on St. Patrick’s Day, it would seem as though there’s nothing to celebrate.This, however, is far from the truth! Though many are unofficial, silly, or not widely celebrated, there are a number of special days worth acknowledging this month. Get into a festive spirit and celebrate a few of these less-recognized March holidays! March 1st - Pig Day Usually celebrated in the midwestern United States, Pig Day is a holiday that was start... more ...
All of us want to think we’re doing a good job of protecting the environment and conserving resources. For most of us, however, there’s still plenty of room for improvement!Becoming more eco-friendly isn’t difficult! By making a few small changes to your lifestyle and daily routine, you can reduce the impact you’re having on the environment, saving the planet while minimizing your household expenses and energy expenditure.Change The Way You Eat Altering your relationship with food is one of the simplest ways to protect the environment. Instead of buying pre-package... more ...
Have you gotten started on your New Year’s resolutions yet? If so, you might’ve already resolved to read more books in the year to come. With 2018 coming to a close, we’re looking back at a few of the most noteworthy bestsellers released this year. Start 2019 off right by picking up one of these top titles today! The Outsider - Stephen King Fans of crime, mystery, and horror are sure to be drawn in by Stephen King’s latest page-turner, The Outsider. Little League coach Terry Maitland is a beloved local citizen with no criminal history. Detective Ralph Anderson... more ...
During the winter months, it can be difficult to keep warm. The cold, blustery winds that affect us while outdoors can also permeate our homes, leading to drafty breezes despite blazing fires and ever-running radiators. Though we all know to wear warmer clothing during the winter months, a few easy techniques can also be used to keep our houses and apartments warmer, preventing the icy winds of winter from chilling our abodes. Try out these easy tricks to keep you and your home warmer in the upcoming months. Cover Up The Holes In many cases, cold air enters our homes through sma... more ...
With December already upon us, most of us are getting into the holiday spirit, hanging decorations, planning fancy meals, and purchasing presents for loved ones. One of the most enjoyable parts of the holiday season is curling up on the couch, enjoying a mug of cocoa or an alcoholic drink, and watching a favorite festive film. Though there are new seasonal movies being released each year, sometimes it’s best to revisit the classics that many of us know and love. Here are just a few favorites that you might want to watch or re-watch this holiday season. National Lampoon’s ... more ...
It never feels as though there are enough hours in the day to accomplish all of the things we want to do. It can be frustrating to start out the day with an ambitious plan, only to crawl into bed having only checked off one or two items on our “to-do” lists. Though there will always be just 24 hours in a day, managing our time more effectively can help us make the most out of the time we do have. The following techniques are just a few simple ways to restructure your time, allowing you to achieve your goals swiftly and more effectively. Schedule Your Work and Break Period... more ...
Most parents believe that they have healthy relationships with their adult children. That being said, it can be difficult to step back and objectively assess our own behavior. If you have a married adult child, you may, without even realizing it, be getting over-involved in the life of your son or daughter. Do you find yourself getting into disagreements with your son- or daughter-in-law? Do you, deep down, feel as though you’ve “lost” your child as a result of them growing up and getting married? If you can relate to these sentiments, you may need to assess whether or n... more ...
We now live in a world saturated by technology. Many of us forget just how much personal information we relinquish to the companies whose devices and services we utilize. Almost every time we sign up for an online newsletter, register a new online account, run a Google search or watch an online video, information is being collected on our identities and personal preferences. Though some of this data collection is practically inescapable, as most companies require a certain amount of personal information to be provided in order to utilize their services, you can take steps to limit the extent t... more ...
As most adults enter their 50s and 60s, their thoughts turn towards retirement. Though a majority of individuals are content spending the last third of their lives relaxing and traveling, others, for a variety of reasons, choose to enter the workforce once more. Some particularly ambitious members of the baby boomer generation even choose to start businesses of their own. Is there a business opportunity that you’ve always wanted to take advantage of? Do you have a hobby that you want to turn into a career? With motivation and dedication, you just might succeed at starting your own b... more ...