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Posts published in October 2014

Doula Activism Improves Pregnant Inmates’ Situation

Across the country, doulas and those who support them have been heading social movements to protect the reproductive rights and experiences of incarcerated women. Hundreds of babies are born each year to mothers who are physically shackled at wrists, ankles, abdomens, and/or to their hospital beds…

10 Airline Trends That Will Affect Fliers

Now may not seem like the best time to fly. Uncomfortable sardine-like rides, humiliating security checks, endless delays, and recent high-profile plane crashes may dissuade potential fliers. However, current trends across the airline industry are about to bring out more options and lower prices. With a…

Risking Life to Run for Presidency in Somalia

She is quite, warm and usually carries herself with a smile. From her looks, one’s first guess would be that she is a model. Well she was once a model as a young woman, but has spent most of her adult life working with the United…

Understanding the Changes in Consumer Preferences

Food safety, healthier eating, and a more active lifestyle are a growing issue of concern in the United States. According to a Deloitte survey in 2010, nearly three quarters (73 %) of Americans are more concerned now about the food they eat than they were five…

Argentina’s sovereign debt crisis and battle with “vulture funds”

Since Argentina defaulted on $15 billion in sovereign debt last July, the battle between hedge-fund billionaire Paul Singer and the Argentine government has climaxed in 2014 and headlined the financial world. In its latest move to thwart off so-called “vulture funds,” Argentina has voted to allow…

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