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03May, 2016

Benefits of Volunteering in Your Community

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Woman cleaning up trash left on the beach

Volunteering
April has been designated as National Volunteer Month. Technically, it’s a reminder to organizations to thank the volunteers who serve, but it can be a reminder about volunteering. Everyone lives such busy lives today that it might be hard to find ti…

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28Apr, 2016

Analyzing How to Achieve Happiness With Science

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Woman expressing happiness in the woods

Happiness
The researchers with Match.com used the aggregate data of users of the app to understand what aspects of their lifestyle made them happy. In other words, they looked at the correlation between habits and personal contentment. They found eight different th…

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26Apr, 2016

Understanding the Need for State Religious Freedom Acts

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Bible set on top of American flag

Religious Freedom
The big news in the LGBT community over the past couple of weeks has been the religious freedom laws in Georgia, North Carolina, and Mississippi. In each state, bills were introduced into the legislature to protect businesses and individuals who d…

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21Apr, 2016

Organ Donation: Could You Save a Life?

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A can labeled donation with a heart being dropped in

Organ Donation
When most people think of April, they think of spring, Easter, and prom. In the United States, April is designated as National Poetry Month, Arab American Heritage Month, and Donate Life Month. Donate Life Month is when the Coalition on Donation brin…

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19Apr, 2016

Earth Day: Almost 50 Years of Clean Air and Water

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Rendering of a heart-shaped earth for earth day

Earth Day
In 1971, Dr. Seuss published “The Lorax,” which was kind of a fable about the toxicity of corporate greed and its effect on nature. Those who grew up reading Dr. Seuss may not realize the book’s message came out of a personal anger in the author. Un…

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12Apr, 2016

Planning for a Funeral: The Discussion No One Wants to Have

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Fancy header for a last will and testament

Last will and testament
Some of the most beloved celebrities have passed away this year: David Bowie, Alan Rickman, Garry Shandling, and Ken Howard. Most people were heartbroken to hear that former First Lady Nancy Reagan died. She had been such a prominent figure …

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07Apr, 2016

Arab-Americans to Celebrate in April

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Arab-American family at home

Arab-American family
So far, Americans have celebrated Black History Month in February, and Women’s History Month in March. April brings a season dedicated to Arab-Americans. According to the Arab American Institute Foundation, it’s estimated there are over 3.6…

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05Apr, 2016

Could the Catholic Church Be Moving Into the 21st Century?

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Catholic priest in robes

The Catholic Church has had its share of negative publicity
The Catholic Church has been taking a lot of heat for its stance on birth control and abortion in the wake of the Zika virus. In a rare concession, Pope Francis allowed that birth control measures “could…

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29Mar, 2016

Religiosity in America and Its Effect in Politics

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Religiosity

Religiosity
Faith is a big deal in the United States. It permeates the news, politics, and healthcare. Pew Research Center recently released a survey about which states are more religious. It shouldn’t be surprising that the states which consider themselves to be…

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