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How to Combat Social Isolation

How to Combat Social Isolation (Family Features) Even before COVID-19 limited social contact with friends, family and colleagues, many adults experienced loneliness and depression due to limited contact with others. Now, a year after the pandemic forced many people into even greater levels of isolation, the issue of social isolation is especially prevalent in Americans […]

Artist Turning Ammunition Into Art

    2022-12-20 To Combat Gun Violence, This Artist Turns Ammunition Into Art Cara Anthony EAST ST. LOUIS, Ill. — As a child, Mykael Ash enjoyed picking up seashells near the Mississippi Gulf Coast. His grandfather lives there, so trips to the beach were a regular part of life. “It’s peaceful energy,” Ash said. “Especially […]

The COVID-19 Impact on GLOBAL Mental Health & Education

    The COVID-19 Impact on GLOBAL Mental Health & Education By Bivash Chandra Panday Good mental health and better education are the vital elements to make us peaceful human. However, according to the United Nations Policy briefing (2020, May 13), “Human rights violations against people with severe mental health conditions are widespread in all […]

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A Family Death Prompts Questions and Reflections

    2022-12-09 A Family Death During the Holidays Prompts Questions and Reflection Judith Graham It wasn’t the Thanksgiving holiday any of us had expected. Two weeks before, my 94-year-old father-in-law, Melvin Zax, suffered a stroke after receiving dialysis and was rushed to a hospital near his residence in western New York. There, he underwent […]

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Prison Education Programs and Communities

  How Prison Education Programs Transform Lives and Communities   (StatePoint) In 2014, Benito Castro was sentenced to six years in prison for passing bad checks as a result of a gambling habit he’d developed. Today, he’s the director of operations for a grocery store chain and runs freedomrides.org, a non-profit he started that provides […]

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American Morality – A Glimmer of Hope on the Horizon

  American Morality – A Glimmer of Hope on the Horizon (We know this is a little old, but the same premise still applies.) By: Thomas Sullivan Has the United States lost it’s basic principle of morality? Has the United States moved away from the guiding principles that this country was founded on? A single […]

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Career Changes for Baby Boomers: Ability, Not Age, Matters

    Career Changes for Baby Boomers: Ability, Not Age, Matters By: Kelli Smith Baby boomers. They’re the generation born between 1946 and 1964. They came of age in the early 70s and early 80s. They’re the generation that made changes and waves, worked harder and longer, put off marriage and children, did things differently […]

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