There was a lot to read on the subject of social issues this week.
We need to move away from seeing someone’s size and assuming that we know absolutely anything about their health or lifestyle.
Though human trafficking may seem like a thing that only occurs in eastern Europe and in Asia, the United States is a common destination for human trafficking victims.
The user scans the barcode of an object in a supermarket, and Buycott shows you its corporate family tree. Buycott also has a way for you to track companies that have donated to causes in which you may or may not believe.
There are many people who assume that people choose to be gay.
Psychopaths actually prove Rifkin’s point that our society is built on empathy. If none of us had this quality we wouldn’t have even made it to the stone age.
All of the links that we thought were worthy of notice last week (or, more honestly, that we noticed last week).
Imagine a world where being homosexual was the norm and heterosexuality was considered disgusting and those who are heterosexual are called ‘breeders’ and condemned to hell.
The pictures are interesting, not just to see what the families purchased (the Mexican family bought a heap of Coca Cola), but also the quality of ingredients, how large the families were, whether extended families lived in the same house, how much food they were able to buy and their level of happiness in the pictures.
We don’t have the time to cover everything in social issues during the week, but here are the best of what we found that was already written.
Without an explanation for poverty’s creation, there’s no clear identifiable way to fix it – or maybe even a will to fix it.
LinkedIn doesn’t need to be cool or even to look cool, for that matter, even if the site’s recent facelift is pretty sweet – because the alternatives don’t fix the underlying problem.
By viewing the distortion in sizes, there can be made a claim at racism, western preference and a whole host of other accusations.
The lesson of the video isn’t just that you can buy a metric ton of beer in China.
A recent study found that, when looking at the effect of one program on children in Bolivia, Guatemala, India, Kenya, the Philippines and Uganda, children were 27 to 40 percent more likely to graduate from secondary school.
Here you’ll find some of our favorite blog posts that we discovered this week, posts that were so elegantly, wittily and brilliantly put that we just wanted to commend them.
Privilege means never worrying if the perpetrator of an attack looks like you.
Recent research has been trying to change that, by converting materials from inedible plants, like wood, into materials that people can eat.
What’s interesting here: Japan as a case study for the best toilet nation. They’ve taken the shame out of toilets.
If you live in the United States and you have a job, even if you can’t afford to live on your own and have a diet that doesn’t subsist entirely on Ramen, you’re probably somewhere in top 20 percent.
By ending human trafficking, organizations hope to put an end to affiliated crimes, like narco-trafficking, organ trafficking and the underground arms trade.
Sometime recently, I guess, Mattel issued a Mexican Barbie and apparently, despite the fact that it’s a top-rated doll on the website, the reception has been a mixed bag.
A majority of sexual assaults during wartime are committed against children.
Last Christmas, I asked for the Hunger Games trilogy, having seen and enjoyed the movie.
One person at the event referred to the secession movement as a sort of “White Zionism”, comparing it to the forces that created Israel.