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Some of the nation’s top nutrition experts may be urging Americans to consider more than calories when making their dietary resolutions for 2015 and beyond. Continue reading
In the United States, more than 1,800 students die each year from alcohol related incidents. An additional 600,000 students per year are injured while intoxicated, and nearly 100,000 sexual assaults have been linked alcohol consumption. What are colleges doing to educate and protect students? Continue reading
For many households, preserving the religious and cultural backgrounds of each member means blending traditions and customs, and even creating some new ones. We want to hear from you – Do you celebrate the holidays and observe the customs of more than one culture or faith? Continue reading
How have obstacles to ensuring children’s rights changed in the last 25 years, and what are the most effective ways of protecting children’s rights today? Continue reading
The federal government offers exonerees $50,000 for each year spent in prison on a wrongful conviction. Should this same standard be enforced in all 50 states? What other programs should be put in place to ensure quality of life for the exonerated? Continue reading
Election day is fast approaching. What burning questions do you need answered before making your way to the voting booth? Continue reading