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Social justice is a broad term, describing the concept of fair relations between individuals and the world around them. In most societies around the globe, imbalances in power and opportunity have prevailed throughout the centuries. Some groups, such as minorities, women, the poor, the disabled, and the incarcerated have often had less access to certain opportunities and resources. Social justice movements tend to focus on eliminating these barriers, seeking to improve social mobility and access to public resources. Creating social and economic “safety nets” for those in need is of... more ...
St. Patrick’s Day, the religious and cultural commemoration of Ireland’s patron saint, takes place on March 17th. Though most of us don’t celebrate the holiday in a serious manner, St. Patrick’s Day is an apt time to celebrate Irish culture and cuisine. If you’re looking for a new recipe to try this March, consider drawing inspiration from Ireland and its many hearty dishes. Get started with one of these classic Irish staples! Soda Bread  Perhaps the most iconic Irish bake, soda bread is a popular staple of Irish cuisine. This quick bread gets ... more ...
Fibromyalgia is a chronic pain condition that is defined by widespread musculoskeletal pain and other mental and physical symptoms, such as sleep problems, fatigue, stiffness, and cognitive difficulties. The condition affects millions of individuals worldwide, with about 80% of sufferers being female. If you’ve been experiencing pain throughout your body along with a myriad of other symptoms, it is possible that you’re suffering from fibromyalgia. Read on to learn more about the ways in which fibromyalgia is identified, diagnosed, and treated. Symptoms Though there a... more ...
With Easter falling in late April this year, March will be a month without any major holidays to commemorate. Other than enjoying a few drinks on St. Patrick’s Day, it would seem as though there’s nothing to celebrate.This, however, is far from the truth! Though many are unofficial, silly, or not widely celebrated, there are a number of special days worth acknowledging this month. Get into a festive spirit and celebrate a few of these less-recognized March holidays! March 1st - Pig Day Usually celebrated in the midwestern United States, Pig Day is a holiday that was start... more ...
After years of dating, most of us have come to realize that the majority of our first dates aren’t going to lead to lasting relationships. That being said, it can be frustrating to have potential partners cut things off without providing explanations. Perhaps you really felt as though this person could have been “the one.” Why, then, are you still struggling to find a committed partner? Though it’s possible that you simply haven’t met the right person yet, your own habits and behaviors could also be contributing to your perpetual singleness. Are you accidenta... more ...
As with the winter holidays, being single on Valentine’s Day can be disheartening. Though the holiday is meant to celebrate love and romance, it can make singles feel as though there’s something wrong with them or their lives.Though romantic in theory, Valentine’s Day is ultimately an overrated holiday! Here are a few reasons to skip Valentine’s Day this year, as well as a few alternative ways you can celebrate on your own. Valentine’s Day Makes Us Feel Unloved As if society doesn’t push images of love and romance down our throats enough, Valentine... more ...
All of us want to think we’re doing a good job of protecting the environment and conserving resources. For most of us, however, there’s still plenty of room for improvement!Becoming more eco-friendly isn’t difficult! By making a few small changes to your lifestyle and daily routine, you can reduce the impact you’re having on the environment, saving the planet while minimizing your household expenses and energy expenditure.Change The Way You Eat Altering your relationship with food is one of the simplest ways to protect the environment. Instead of buying pre-package... more ...
In the cold winter months, hardly anything is more satisfying than a hot meal. Slaving over the stove all day, however, requires both time and effort.Instead of spending all of your time cooking, save yourself time in the kitchen with these wholesome, satisfying slow cooker recipes. Try making one of these filling dishes this week!  Slow-Cooked Chicken Curry Though low in fat and calories, this curried chicken dish is packed with flavor! Spiced with curry, coriander, and ginger, this hot dinner is sure to satisfy the entire family. Prep Time: 10 minutes, Cook Time: 6 h... more ...
Packing for a trip is almost always a hassle! No matter how many times you look through your suitcase and toiletry bag, it often feels like you’re doomed to forget something you meant to pack!Though most of us remember our toothbrushes and underwear, other handy travel essentials and accessories often slip our minds. Before hauling out your suitcase for your next vacation, consider checking the following list. By packing these items, your trip should be as relaxing and stress-free as possible!  Packing and Organizing Tools During a long trip, clothing and other essentials ... more ...
Going out on a first date can be stressful! In addition to worrying about the impression you’ll make, you and your date also need to choose an activity to engage in together! Most first dates involve meeting up at a conventional dating hotspot, such as a local pub, coffee shop, or cinema. After so many beers, cappuccinos, and bags of popcorn, however, things can get pretty boring. Constantly engaging in the same routine often leads to the same uninteresting interactions. Instead of taking your new love interest out for dinner and a movie, do something different for a change! Choose ... more ...