Corporate America: Killing us slowly

Recently the Michael Moss in a New York Times Magazine cover story on “The Extraordinary Science of Addictive Junk Food” examined how food companies have known for decades that salt, sugar and fat are not good for us in the quantities American’s consume them, and yet every year they convince most of us to ingest about twice the recommended amount...

So, how are the Millennials doing?

Not terribly well. According to a Fall 2013 survey conducted at Rutgers University, the recovery still isn’t so great for the bottom 99% and particularly those under 35. Nearly one-quarter (23%) of all respondents to the survey were laid off from either a full-time or part-time job during and after the recession (over the past four years). According to the...

Let’s start to recognize this: we are all interconnected.

We’ve all seen the news: droughts in the south, fires ravaging our forests in the west, hurricanes on the east coast. North America has been affected by significantly more weather-related extreme events in recent decades, especially in the year 2012, than may other parts of the globe. A  publication by Munich Re, the worlds foremost reinsurance agency, titled...

America, now a less equal society than Egypt & Yemen

We’ve almost all seen the video that went viral this week, the one that illustrates the gaping wealth inequality that we have in the United States (If you haven’t yet, watch it here). Now that we can grasp the true depth of the problem, what do we do about it? If you’re feeling hopeless, you’re not alone. It’s a complicated struggle with tough...