This article summarizes the history and misdeeds of the Mexican drug cartels. The scope of this international problem is discussed as well, emphasizing its impact on the United States, perhaps the only country powerful enough to stop them.
The truth of the matter is tobacco kills, but quitting the nasty habit also carries a series of long term side effects. If you don’t like being lied to, this is a must read.
Menstruating isn't considered fun by anyone, but having your period while being homeless sucks in its own special way. Learn how you can help women dealing with both homelessness and periods.
There are several deep rooted causes of Indian poverty, some have historical roots and others derive strength from social structure. Lack of effective governance has only sustained Indian poverty.
Sociological research demonstrates that when whites are exposed to the Confederate flag, it causes them to react more negatively toward blacks.
Katie Blackbourne takes a look at what sustainable development actually means, and what questions we should be asking of the things labelled "sustainable"
Opinions matter, especially since this agenda is being promoted by the United Nations which clearly expects the idea to have international appeal. Learn about the CEDAW treaty and share your opinion.
Think tanks have an enormous effect on public opinion and policy. Most think tanks promote themselves as being unbiased - but are they?
While numerous people have felt deep conflicts between their physiological and psychological structures, gender reassignment has been slow to emerge as a pathway to freedom
Skinheads are one of the most misunderstood and wrongly-labeled groups of people. Learn about what a skinhead really is, where they come from, and what they're all about.
What can be done to change people's minds about tossing trash in the streets or industrial waste in our rivers? We can start by looking at our own behavior and asking ourselves some key questions.
We use a huge amount of plastic today. Most of it takes a very long time to degrade and can harm marine life. Some bacteria are able to break down plastic.
America is passionately divided on the issue of gun control and the 2nd Amendment, and some, it seems, will go to extreme lengths to counter any changes in the law. This is the reason for this article
Do you speak English? If so, then the chances are very very high that the nation you live within faces big problems due to wild boar or wild pig overpopulation. You should do something about it too.
We can create happy neighborhoods, beginning with personal effort to become good neighbors. The following habits form the foundation for good next door neighbors.
Often lumped together, this article attempts to discern how chewing tobacco and cigarette addictions are different.
We all want murder rates to come down, but is gun control effective? Statistics and facts on gun crime and gun controls vs crime. You decide.
Welcome the world of the "lifelong customer" where babies are taught from infancy to memorize brand logos and jingles. Do any of us stand a chance? How did this happen?
Smoking is extremely popular all over the world, so when the smoking ban was established there were a lot of debates as to whether or not it was the right thing to do.
Farmers use a variety of potentially toxic chemicals to prevent pests from consuming our food. Unfortunately, many of these chemicals can be bioaccumulated in our bodies or biomagnified through the food chain. Over time, some of them have the potential to cause severe adverse health affects in humans.
Imagine if all the oil yet to be extracted from the ground suddenly disappeared, never to reappear again. How would we cope without the raw material that made the modern world possible. Would be able to find a suitable alternative fuel. Part one looks at what an oil-less world would like during the first year.
Poverty kills more people every year than any other cause and contributes to even more deaths. Why doesn't anybody care?
Influencers utilize social media and the internet as megaphones to spread their messages rapidly and effectively. Here’s what influencers know about effecting change in the digital age.
Support homosexuality or leave! Those were the choices Christian counseling student Julea Ward faced when her faculty demanded she approve same-sex relationships when counseling homosexuals.
Many people already realize the importance that recycling has on our society and way of life. However, if you still need more convincing, here are five big reasons why you need to start recycling today.
One of the most significant controversies which has emerged in education has to do with cell phones. More specifically…should cell phones be allowed in school? There are pros and cons to both sides.
Scientists think bugs could be the solution to our growing populations' need for food. Billions of people are already enjoying insects as a daily part of their diet, and you could too. Check out which bugs are being eaten around the world and jump on the bug-eating train.
While it is known that air pollution causes many serious physical health concerns, now research shows that toxic air negatively impacts intelligence and cognitive abilities as well.
The health risks of meat production today can no longer be brushed under the carpet. Find out exactly what you put into your mouth.
Why do people put down wild animals in captivity while being perfectly fine with domesticated animals in human control? Are domesticated animals really that different from exotic animals?
There have been five mass extinctions; we are now in the beginning of the sixth mass extinction. How is global warming threatening all life on earth and what can we do about it?
Political correctness is a contentious issue in American culture. It is, at the same time, a reminder of the U.S.' despicable racism, and the desire to transcend this country's odious unjust past.
Hostility and contempt towards women, or belief in their inborn inferiority, has pervaded religious and political ideology. Many women believe the fight continues to obtain equality and respect
Understand what the scientific community is reporting about the side effects of eating genetically modified foods. Studies show links to obesity, diabetes, food allergies, cancer, and fertility problems.
Facts about water pollution and the environment. How to avoid polluting our waterways and prevent the harm that comes from damaging them.
Lots of people have believed for decades that men are the better drivers over women, but do the facts support that belief? Or is it a myth of machismo?
Many atheists claim to live by a high standard of personal morality. But can morality really exist without reference to God? This article shows why atheism destroys the very concept of morality.
Who doesn’t like cute widdle wabbits hoping about the landscape? Twenty-three million Australians for a start.
With climate change and increase in the use of toxic pesticides, honey bees are disappearing. Colony collapse disorder causing their deaths will affect humans, honey bees vanishing is not a good sign.
One of the reasons for rising health insurance costs is because doctors and patients allow our healthcare system to focus on managing disease (illness care) rather than prevention and wellness (true health care).
Six ideas to help end homelessness and an invitation to share your solutions to the problem of so many Americans being homeless. So many are veterans, children, elders, and disabled people.
The Keystone XL Pipeline is a hot button issue these days. Sorting fact from fiction shows that it's not the panacea that many believe it to be.
Without change, our dependence on petroleum and coal for power could someday lead to society's demise. But why wait for the inevitable when we can enact change now? With a multitude of viable energy sources at our finger tips, we are on the brink of a paradigm shift. Here are nine sources of renewable energy that could potentially change how we power our future.
Simply put, when the Europeans came to America - the Native Americans discovered that Europeans were savages.
This article discusses potential negative effects of social networking. Porter's Five Forces Model is explored as it relates to these effects and recommendations regarding accountability are made.
All information regarding water pollution - what it is, who it effects, its sources and how it's resolved.
I am not a celebrity. I am simply a writer with my own ideas, opinions and creative pursuits. Behind my words, you cannot see me, except for a small profile picture in the corner of the screen. If you saw me in the street, you would not recognise...
Invasive snakehead fish populations are becoming established in the USA. But what are the reals dangers and how damaging are they to local ecosystems?
The hippie movement was a catalyst for a great deal of change. What came of these changes and is there a lasting effect today? What came of the hippies themselves?
Have you wondered about the earth's floating patches of garbage? This article explains how these garbage patches got into our oceans and what's being done to reduce or eliminate them.
Did you know the United States holds many of the world's records for school shootings? Or that our first school shooting took place in 1764? Learn this and much more with this in depth article.
Religion has its good points, but does it do more harm than good? This essay does a cost-benefit analysis and discusses the good, the bad, and the ugly of religion in modern times.
Guaranteed basic income for all is not a Utopian fantasy anymore, it's become a logical progression of late stage capitalism. The idea has been around since Thomas Paine and the American Revolution, an idea endorsed by left and right economists and philosophers.
Thirty years after the institution of affirmative action policies, it remains a significant argument: has affirmative action achieved integration and equality so that it is unnecessary to continue it into the 21st century? The answer, unfortunately, is not a simple “yes” or “no.”
Social networking is so widespread nowadays few people question its value. This article lists the downsides of using social media.
Many claim homelessness is caused by (and only caused by) making stupid, destructive , and completely avoidable choices. This page examines some of those poor choices. Have you ever made any of them?
This is basically my breakup letter to feminism. For many years, I was a feminist, but not a radical one. But radicals took over, sanity has left the building, and I am not a feminist anymore.
Alternative sources of energy from fossil fuels have become increasingly sought in recent years. In this article, I list the advantages and disadvantages of wind power.
Learn who the homeless people in this country are and how much our public assistance programs cost. The truth may surprise you.
Cashews are the fourth most popular nut worldwide, but the human toll of processing them is barely realized. Learn more about how they're processed and how to support ethical practices here..
Should people have the right to die? Euthanasia is a hotly debated topic. In my euthanasia pros and cons, I have attempted to summarise the main arguments for and against.
The symbolism of the Confederate flag is defined by its repellent history, not the belief of its supporters that it has nothing to do with racism, but symbolizes the best in Southern heritage.
This article looks at the pros and cons of a US amnesty for illegal immigrants and lists the arguments used by both sides in the debate.
How can you tell if someone is homeless? There's no sure way but there are a lot of clues that may add up to homelessness when taken together. Knowing them can keep people living on the street safer.
Public education is meant to impose conformity on the young and to give the state power over them. However, the purpose of free education is to empower the individual.
Is there a God? Atheism argues there’s no scientific proof that God exists. In reality, atheists willfully blind themselves to a profusion of compelling evidence that God does exist.
This article gives the essential arguments for and against gun control laws, listing the main pros and cons that people use in the debate.
Sadly, echoes of the bitter segregationists are still heard today even among those who seek high office.
Have you ever wondered why people become homeless? This article explains just a few of the most common causes of home loss for people living in the United States. Some of them may surprise you.
Journalists can focus better on their reader's interests with online news services. However, many small-town newspapers still fill a niche that Internet websites can't touch due to lack of broadband to rural homes.
This article suggests a list of the 10 most polluted rivers in the world. Included in the story are what countries are doing to cleanse these filthy waterways.
Our increasingly digital world makes it easy to hide behind a screen and say false things about people. This is why you need to remember that defamation is serious.
Public education might be the last resort for children of color to constructively assimilate into American society, but there is an enormous disjoint looming over America’s educational itinerary.
Plastic pollution can be dangerous for marine life. Microplastic particles are tiny pieces of debris that may be harmful for animals and for humans as well.
Some of my opinions as to why so many people in America seem to have no empathy for homeless people despite being mere paychecks away from the circumstance themselves.
Chocolate bars have a dark, often untold story of human trafficking and child slavery. Cocoa plantations on the Ivory Coast use unpaid child labor to harvest the cocoa beans, often employing tactics such as physical abuse by overseers on plantations in West Africa.
Bullied children across America suffer needlessly. The number and severity of attacks by bullies continue to increase exponentially with the availability of social media sites and texting capabilities. States, desperate to get a handle on it, impose fines or jail parents of bullies. Is this fair?
This analysis of Peter Singer's book "Animal Liberation" and chapter-by-chapter summary covers the various arguments for (nonhuman) animal rights.
This article explores the issues regarding the question of whether or not cigarettes should be banned, with themain arguments that are used for and against making cigarettes illegal listed.
This article explores what drives both sides of the gun control issue. It gives statistics and the gun psychology for both conservatives and liberals and how and why they feel gun control is either a burden or a necessity.
Learn some of the most common stereotypes, myths, and misconceptions about homeless people in America. Weigh in with your opinions in the comments.
For every second in David Rockefeller's long life, he's been one of the wealthiest human beings on the planet. But this isn't the only fact that makes it easy to dislike him....
Arguments for Gun Control – International murder rates and crime rates show why arguments against gun control are difficult to support. A novel use of statistics is employed to extract the key gun control argument.
A listing of ways just one person can help protect endangered species. Learn ways you can help by starting right in your own backyard or make a difference for animals around the world!
This article looks at the main arguments for and against in the debate over the question of should corporal in schools be allowed.
Are pets and zoo animals slaves or prisoners? Projecting the human emotional state upon animals is not necessarily in line with optimal animal welfare.
Modern farming methods rely heavily on the European Honey Bee for pollination, but the honey bee population is in peril and the cause of the problem is not well understood. Modern farming methods do not currently support adequate pollination by native species of bees.
This hub briefly summarizes and analyzes a few aspects of the healthcare system and its achievements in Vietnam.
Why a vigilante approach to handicapped parking violations does not work and may unintentionally hurt people with disabilities.
If there had been any doubt before, the recent catastrophe on the Deepwater Horizon in the Gulf of Mexico has really driven home the message that drilling for oil is a messy and risky business. Consequently, decisions are now being made that affect the future of offshore oil drilling. But how risky is it really? Should we stop offshore drilling?
This article summarizes the various reported incidents of human trafficking in the contemporary world. The story also provides contacts for organizations involved in the fight against human trafficking.
The new Nat Geo Wild program features an exotic pet vet in Deerfield Beach who regularly derides exotic pet owners while collecting checks from them. Florida exotic pet owners, find a new vet.
The argument for and against the installation of metal detectors in schools is growing. This article shares both sides and takes a look at the school environment around this issue.
Referring to “people first” and then their disability is supposed to focus attention on the person and not their condition. If that is true, why aren’t more people and the media using it?