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Women’s History Month is a perfect time to learn about the challenges that women have faced politically, socially, and professionally throughout American history, and celebrate the accomplishments of focused and passionate women. There are far too many to include here, so we’ve highlighted just some of the trailblazers that have made it possible to shift away from deeply embedded patriarchal cultural norms. These women have truly laid the groundwork and opened doors for future generations of American women.
Posted: February 25, 2022
The contributions that African Americans inventors and scientists have made throughout history have had a tremendous impact in the world. It is important to note that historically African American contributions have been muted or undocumented as a result of slavery, and discriminatory laws and practices. In particular, there were numerous African American inventors during the Industrial Revolution (mid-19th century through the early 20th century) who have been left out of historical records resulting from the widely accepted racial bias during that time. This is considered to be one of the most innovative eras in world history, with major advances in agriculture, transportation, manufacturing, and electricity, and although African Americans were contributing to these world-changing, modern inventions, they were not receiving the support, recognition or in some cases patents, that their white counterparts received.
Posted: January 25, 2022
As we hear through both traditional and social media along with the messaging we receive from the entertainment industry, the holiday season can be “the most wonderful time of the year” … for some of us. For others however, the holiday season can prove to be a very difficult time. According to a survey by the American Psychological Association, 38% of people said their stress level increases during the holidays.
Posted: November 19, 2021
According to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Diabetes is a chronic health condition that affects how your body turns food into energy. If you have diabetes, your body either doesn’t make enough insulin or can’t use the insulin it makes as well as it should. Over time diabetes can cause serious health problems, such as heart disease, vision loss, and kidney disease.
There are two different types of diabetes – Type 1 and Type 2 and there are different risk factors associated with each type.
Posted: October 26, 2021
October is Health Literacy Month, a perfect time to know more about why it’s so important to improve Health Literacy and ways in which you can increase your knowledge.
Posted: September 28, 2021
According to provisional data released by the Center for Disease Control’s National Center for Health Statistics, over 94,000 people died in the U.S of an overdose in 2020, a 30% increase from the prior year. This is a startling statistic, with this issue affecting individuals and families throughout the U.S, regardless of geographic location, age, race, or socio-economic status.
Posted: September 1, 2021
August was designated as National Immunization month in order to bring immunization attention to parents with children returning to school. NIAM’s goal is to raise awareness about the vital role vaccines play in the prevention of contracting and spreading disease.
Posted: August 5, 2021
Constructing an ideal learning environment for your teen to study is extremely important.
Here is a list of tips to keep in mind when creating a study space for your teen.
Posted: July 30, 2021
There is nothing better than a summer read. Whether you’re on your couch, in a hammock, or kicking sand on the beach – a good story is the best company. This list of seven books by various contemporary authors will keep your pages turning all season long.
Posted: June 29, 2021
June is Pride Month, and a great reminder to support the LGBTQ+ community! Literature is always one of many ways to immerse yourself in a culture, world, or experience to gain more perspective and understanding. This list of seven books includes some of the best books written by contemporary LGBTQ+ authors in recent years.
Posted: June 8, 2021