The First World Trends Forum, Riga, Latvia Held April 10 & 11, 2014

Honestly, if you asked me to find Latvia on a map, name its capital, answer whether it was or was not part of the EU – I’d have had no idea. Latvia is a Baltic country, bordered by Lithuania, Belarus, Russia and Estonia. Norway and Sweden are just across the Baltic Sea, but it is a entirely different cultural and political universe.     Latvia is...

54,000 Reasons to Celebrate NWHW!

Ok, we might not have 54,000 reasons to celebrate, but we didn’t pull that number out of thin air. #DidYouKnow that 54,000 STDs are contracted daily? Yeah, we were shocked by the number too. This statistic and more is why awareness campaigns like National Women’s Health Week (#NWHW) are so important. A combined effort by the U.S. Health Department and the...

Who Stole The American Dream Part III

5 more ways to get the American Dream Back The following is excerpted and adapted from Who Stole the American Dream? by Hedrick Smith. Step 6: Push China to Live Up to Fair Trade  Economists estimate that strong action by the United States and other countries to combat China’s unfair trade practices and rebalance global trade could generate 4 million jobs...

Who Stole The American Dream Part II

5 ways to get the American Dream Back  The following is excerpted and  adapted from Who Stole the American Dream? by Hedrick Smith. Over the past three decades, we have fallen from being the envy of the world, with the most affluent middle class of any place on Earth, to losing our title as “the land of opportunity.” The excessive influence of business...