Category: Health

How to Stay Happy in 2016

I’m honestly not sure how long this post is going to be because, as of right now, I only have one key to being happy. Not that this tip is the only key you need […]

How leaded gasoline nearly ruined the 20th century and created for-profit fear

If you live in NYC or any other major U.S. city and rent or own an apartment it’s likely you’re familiar with the city’s programs to make people aware of the dangers of lead paint […]

U.S. Seniors head south of the border to find affordable dental care

Mark Bolzern, traveled 3,700 miles to go to the dentist. The 56-year-old Anchorage, Alaska, native left home this spring, made a pit stop in Las Vegas to pick up a friend and then kept heading […]

New report shows jails being used to warehouse the poor, ill and addicted

Incarceration’s Front Door: The Misuse of Jails in America The number of people incarcerated in America’s jail system on any given day has increased by over 325% over the past 30 years, from housing around […]

Cigarette sales in the United States from 1970-2012

This amazing graphic details the decline in cigarette sales throughout the United States over the past 40 years.

Amazon starts selling Plan B contraceptive

Apparently you really can buy anything on Amazon. They recently added the Plan B One-step Emergency Contraceptive 1 Tablet. Sadly it doesn’t look like it’s Prime eligible so you’ll have to pay for overnight shipping. […]

NYC council votes to raise cigarette buying age to 21

In a move that would make New York City the first major city in the U.S. to raise the minimum buying age for purchasing tobacco products to 21. The city council voted overwhelmingly on Wednesday […]

Republicans continue government shutdown and spin mode to protect their business interests

The insurance companies and the GOP are in full spin mode when it comes to Obamacare. “Americans all over this country are suffering because of Obamacare,”Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Tex.) said last month. “It is the […]

Nebraska’s high court denies 16 year-old girl’s request for an abortion

A 16 year-old girl in Nebraska who was so severely abused by her parents that she was allowed to legally terminate the rights of her biological parents. She is currently living in foster care and […]

Ron Shaich, founder and CEO of Panera Bread attempts to live on food stamps for 7 days

Although it’s always nice to see a wealthy person try and put themselves in the shoes of an average American it often wreaks just a little too much of self-sacrifice rather than self-discovery. Ron Shaich […]