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Globalization: Friend or Foe?

by: Courtney Steininger As a student of the humanities, I am constantly forced to reckon with the fact that we live in a post-colonial world. While we may no longer live under imperial rule, it is a fact that between 1492 and 1914, Europeans conquered 84% of the globe (Hoffman, ...

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Foster Parents: Employees or Volunteers?

Foster care. A term that we hear far too often and have become far too complacent with. When thinking about this term, the first thing that comes to mind are the children in the foster care system. The second thing that comes to mind are the foster parents and how ...

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“Charging Bull” vs. “Fearless Girl”

On Wednesday last week, the sculptor of Wall Street’s “Charging Bull” statue, Arturo di Modica, accused New York City of violating his legal rights, by allowing the “Fearless Girl” to be installed facing his bull without his permission. The “Fearless Girl” was installed near Wall Street on March 7, the ...

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Evaluating the Effectiveness of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau

Evaluating the Effectiveness of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau  Posted by: Irena Volkov, Apr 9, 2017 The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) is a government agency that strives to protect consumers through empowerment, enforcing company consumer protection laws, and educating financial companies about the responsibilities they have regarding consumer protection. ...

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Early Access to Albums for Spotify Premium Users

As of April 4th, 2017, paid subscribers of Spotify will begin to receive select albums from the record label Universal Music Group two weeks in advance before their global release. A large variety of major artists are signed under this label, so chances are you could receive your favorite artist’s album ...

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The Environmental Cost of Fast Fashion

Clothing companies are increasingly designing their manufacturing processes to cater to consumers’ growing tastes for fast, fashionable and cheap apparel. Brands such as Zara and H&M have triumphed in this fast fashion industry in which the design and manufacturing process for clothing can take less than one week. Fast fashion ...

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Shareholders Call for CEO Pay Cut

32 million- that was the salary of Reckitt Benckiser CEO Rakesh Kapoor at the end of 2015, according to a March 31st article in the Financial Times. This startling figure has raised concerns regarding the fairness of executive compensation and the potential influence of company shareholders and the board of ...

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Companies are Pledging to use 100% Renewable Energy

Posted by: Michelle Posch, Mar 26, 2017 Non renewable energy, such as fossil fuels, takes millions of years form and replenish. It is expected that many energy resources will be depleted in the next 70 years. This is causing companies to choose the sustainable option of renewable energy to run their ...

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Going Green: First-Ever Environmental Media Association IMPACT Summit

The Environmental Media Association (EMA) held their first IMPACT Summit in Los Angeles, inviting influential speakers from various fields, to bring awareness and education to going green. According to experts in environmentalism and sustainability, going green can be profitable and a way to make a living. Sierra Energy is one ...

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