Why Companies Should Prioritize Accessibility

In the broadest possible terms, making businesses more accessible is about ensuring that everyone who has a desire to engage with a company can do so. Often this is considered through the lens of disability rights, but it also includes…

Why Do Women Consume More True Crime Than Men?

Over the last few years, true crime has been an incredibly popular genre. While it isn’t necessarily targeted to a specific audience, one study by Amanda Vicary, a criminal psychology expert, found that the popularity of true crime among women…

How COVID-19 Has Highlighted Healthcare Disparities in the U.S.

If you think that the American healthcare system is an equal-opportunity market, you either aren’t paying attention or you have deliberately chosen to ignore a reality faced by millions of people. The sad truth is that in the U.S., healthcare…

How the Pandemic Brought a Surge in Multigenerational Living in the United States

It used to be that the path to the American Dream was pretty straightforward and clear. You grow up, get an education, and find a job. Then you leave your parents’ home and move into one of your own. There,…

Examining the Relationship Between Defunding the Police and Private Gun Ownership

If the horrific events of March 2021 are any indication, gun control is set to remain a hotbed issue in the US for the foreseeable future. In just seven days, the nation experienced a surge of gun violence, bookended by…

Exploring the Relationship Between Healthcare Professionals and Law Enforcement in America

Even before the COVID-19 pandemic spread around the world, healthcare careers were a popular choice for millennials looking to make a difference in the world. As of 2018, 36% of millennials were employed in the healthcare and pharmaceutical industries. And…

The Economic and Political Consequences of Automation

Once a futuristic dream, automation in 2021 spans virtually every industry. Robotics and artificial intelligence (AI) have now advanced into the retail and transportation sectors, as well as finance, energy management, and more. Among the bulk of its applications, machine…

The Short-Term Effects of Remote Learning in the United States

As of the first week of September, 73% of the largest 100 school districts in the U.S. decided to go to full remote learning for their students. Other districts across the country have adopted hybrid programs, while some are trying…

American Children and Online Schooling: The Good and the Bad

The COVID-19 pandemic has changed almost everyone’s lives in some way. That includes children, teenagers, and college-age students who have felt a bit ‘up in the air’ about school for over six months.  Of course, this hasn’t just been a…

As America’s Unemployment Rate Surges, the Pandemic Proves We Need Medicare for All

In just a month, unemployment went from 4.4% in March of 2020 to 14.7% in April as the coronavirus prompted shutdowns and mass layoffs. This left millions of Americans without jobs — and, in many cases, without the medical insurance…