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How often do we go see a movie with a strong female lead that we wouldn’t lump into the category of “chick-flick”? Even scarcer is a movie with a person of color in the lead role when the movie isn’t about that person’s skin color. Most films are predominantly white male characters. This typically leads to a very stereotyped version of the remaining types of people being represented. This is unfortunate for a number of reasons. More and more schools are implementing lessons based on films.

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For decades there has been rumors that owning a dog or pet has modest heath benefits. With pet ownership on the rise, an experiment was done to answer this controversial topic. They uncovered if pet owners exercised more, slept better, took fewer sick days off of work, and if they were seen less by doctors.

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Keegan Stephan is a resident of New York City who has been concerned with traffic issues in his community. He has spent a considerable amount of his time to make those issues much less of a problem. He is a cyclist in New York who has been trying to make cycling a much easier and safer activity within the city. To do this he takes part in many community building activities, showing the perks of being a cyclist.

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Have you ever stopped and wondered about those homeless people that you see on the side of the road with signs, or maybe picking through garbage? They all have a reason for how they got there. This article shows the correlations between substance abuse and homelessness. It also shows how these both are affected by income, human capital, mental health, and social support.

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Walmart, most of the U.S population lives near one and purchases items from this well-known store. They are known for convince and their exceptionally low prices. They sell anything from food to clothes to even electronics, and is supposed to be a one-stop-shop for customers. However, all this convenience is making society lazy and less likely to venture out to different stores and they also make cheap unhealthy food more available.

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   The use of anti-depressant is increasing exponentially as is the number of people whom are diagnosed with depression. Of course the correlation between both is absolutely normal. However, more than a few people are being misdiagnosed for depression.

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It seems like the United States military isn't as pristine as it used to be. Are you actually safe in this country?

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