It is difficult to envision a more senseless tragedy than what occurred at Sandy Hook Elementary on Friday. Twenty young children and six adults were slain by a gunman who carried three weapons – including a semi-automatic rifle – into their school. Social media, television and radio have been flooded with discussions around gun [...]
For decades, child obesity rates have been on the rise throughout the country. At present, 12.5 million people under the age of 20 are overweight or obese.
However, this trend might finally be reversing. For the first time in 30 years, several American cities are reporting their first declines. In [...]
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In the midst of all of the holiday madness and shopping it’s easy to lose your head, but be sure not to lose your heart this year! Consider giving or requesting a gift that makes an impact. Many organizations offer gift opportunities that help promote a cause, support [...]
Yesterday, Maryland Governor Martin O’Malley signed a proclamation confirming the results of the 2012 election, including the win for marriage equality. Same-sex couples may now obtain marriage licenses in anticipation of January 2013, when the law goes into effect.
Martin O’Malley, a staunch supporter of marriage equality, emailed constituents, “After months of hard work, [...]
It is estimated that there are between 45 and 100 million undetonated landmines across the globe, countless remaining long after the end of armed conflict. A vast majority of landmine victims are civilians, many of whom are children. There is now hope that landmine injuries and deaths will be eradicated, thanks to Massoud Hassani, [...]