Industrial livestock farming is unsustainable and unethical. Eating meat and dairy causes ill-health and climate change. What can we do?
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.
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.
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 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.
If those searching for the truth don't trust mainline media outlets, where should they go? This article explains media consolidation in the United States and gives alternative sources to the MSM.
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.
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.
As states in the US continue to legalize marijuana, those opposed to legalization are renewing old claims that legalization is linked to an increase in violent crime. In fact, the literature shows that this is not true. Legalization may even lead to a decrease in certain types of crime.
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.
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?
Discusses changes to education for women and how these changes have increased advancement for women despite continued wage gaps and glass ceilings. The question of how women educators can empower female learners through dialogues advancing these students needs is also raised.
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?
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.
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
The technological revolution of recent years has brought with it many positives, but also quite a few negatives. I look at the advantages and disadvantages of technology.
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.
Everything I was being taught in dental school about fluoride was wrong. To my horror, it was all quite the opposite. I made it my goal to find out why..
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
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.
Imagine growing up in a town so poisonous - so radioactive - that the Environmental Protection Agency had to destroy it. That is exactly what the EPA did to my friend's childhood home in New Mexico.
The health risks of meat production today can no longer be brushed under the carpet. Find out exactly what you put into your mouth.
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.
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.
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.”
Who doesn’t like cute widdle wabbits hoping about the landscape? Twenty-three million Australians for a start.
Radioactive Waste in the Ocean. Radioactive waste storage in the oceans. The pros and cons of long term radioactive storage of waste.
Have you wondered why people living on the street don't just get jobs and stop being homeless? Learn about homeless employment statistics, the barriers to employment they must overcome, and share your solutions in the comments.
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.
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.
Think tanks have an enormous effect on public opinion and policy. Most think tanks promote themselves as being unbiased - but are they?
President Trump’s “national emergency” appears to be another attempt to obscure the severity of the consequences dealt to children being separated from their parents at the southern border of the United States.
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....
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.
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.
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.
If you're homeless and trying to figure out how to spend a small amount of money to best effect, this list may help. It has also proven useful to charities creating care packages for homeless people.
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.
Why do homeless people seem to avoid using emergency housing shelters? Here are some of the reasons.
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.
Simply put, when the Europeans came to America - the Native Americans discovered that Europeans were savages.
A two-day experiment conducted by Jane Elliot, a third-grade teach in Iowa, teaches her third-graders a lifelong lesson on discrimination.
A controversial spectacle, bullfighting has its supporters and opponents. This article looks at the arguments for and against.
It has been debated that global warming is causing the Atlantic Hurricane season to become worse with stronger storms and more of them. Is it true?
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.
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?
I am often asked why I don't believe in God. It seems shocking to some, and an immediate condemnation of being evil usually follows. The simple answer is no God has ever answered my prayers...
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.
Invasive snakehead fish populations are becoming established in the USA. But what are the reals dangers and how damaging are they to local ecosystems?
Poverty kills more people every year than any other cause and contributes to even more deaths. Why doesn't anybody care?
Climate change is increasingly recognized as being observable today. But if we want to do something about it, how much time do we have to do so? Personal and scientific reflections on this question.
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.
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.
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.
So convenient and, in many places, so necessary, yet our addiction to personal transportation may be killing us.
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!
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?
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...
We all want to save our planet one way or another and there are many ways how. My list include simple things that you can do everyday that will not only help reduce your carbon footprint but also significantly lessen your expenses in the long term. A win-win situation for you and our Earth.
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.
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.
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.
Learn who the homeless people in this country are and how much our public assistance programs cost. The truth may surprise you.
This article explores the causes of ethnic conflict through an analysis of Rwanda, Darfur, and Yugoslavia.
Read this hub to find out about the history of the second amendment and how it affects gun rights and gun control. Learn what measures the NRA is using to quiet politicans about the gun control after the Auora Colorado shootings. Watch a video of ultra-high capacity rounds being fired.
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.
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.
Sociological research demonstrates that when whites are exposed to the Confederate flag, it causes them to react more negatively toward blacks.
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.
Are pets and zoo animals slaves or prisoners? Projecting the human emotional state upon animals is not necessarily in line with optimal animal welfare.
Sadly, echoes of the bitter segregationists are still heard today even among those who seek high office.
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.
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?
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.
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.
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.
All information regarding water pollution - what it is, who it effects, its sources and how it's resolved.
Learn some of the most common stereotypes, myths, and misconceptions about homeless people in America. Weigh in with your opinions in the comments.
Highlighting differences between UK and USA housing, to show some of the social and cultural differences between Britain and American homes; based on my personal knowledge and perceptions of America.
Is there really a war against Christmas? If so, how can we put a stop to it? Here’s a modest proposal for doing just that.
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?
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
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.
A teacher with a master's degree in special education and a son with autism explains why full inclusion is not enough. She urges parents to demand concrete services for their kids: direct instruction as well as speech and occupational therapy.
Is Homosexuality Genetic? - A combination of genetic and environmental factors could explain how homosexuality manifests. The sexually antagonistic selection theory can solve the paradox of how homosexuality survives natural selection.
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.
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.
Often lumped together, this article attempts to discern how chewing tobacco and cigarette addictions are different.
Ninety percent of all babies with Down Syndrome are aborted. One reason this statistic is so high is because of the medical community's negative spin on down syndrome.
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?
Wild tigers are critically endangered, there is now more captive tigers than there are wild tigers. If we do not act soon, it is very likely that wild tigers will become extinct dying off in the wild.
The world has seen countless religions in recorded history. Plenty of these are practiced to this day. Why do atheist books and speeches target only one of these religions?