Too much homework is a problem, and the fast-approaching Common Core State Standards will probably make that situation worse. But there exist bigger problems in this world, too, and these overarching problems are not unrelated to who's doing how much homework.
It's time to re-evaluate America's beloved sport and the way it's played. These players should not be punished; they should be applauded and revered for trying to make baseball watchable.
When it comes to drug overdose, and most other societal ills, change seems to happen in direct relation to how much the epidemic creeps into white communities and people who "don't look like drug users" demand action.
We have a responsibility as publicists, journalists, fashion designers. Promote things that matter. Write about things that will make someone else feel good. Think about what you are making, creating, designing, selling, wearing.
Miley Cyrus didn't kill them. The Zoo Festival didn't kill them. But our society, which glorifies the use of drugs and alcohol and stigmatizes addiction and even recovery -- that expends outrageous amounts of energy on shaming Miley Cyrus while ignoring many of the issues worth getting upset about -- does play a part
I've never judged anyone for using drugs. How could I? I find it oddly intelligent for people to gravitate to those things that make them feel whole; however, as with most drugs, meth becomes a prison made of molecules, locking the user in.
If the Obama administration drags the U.S., kicking and screaming, into another war in the Middle East, then the mounting death and violence in Mexico and Central America are guaranteed to remain a sideshow to the U.S.
For all of us at Angels at Risk, what we love most about September is all the newness, the hope, the crisis, the tears and all the joy that we get to see. The fact for us all is that it comes under the category of helping everybody's self-esteem.
A close look at Eminem's work is required for understanding our present moment and the rising war on women -- because he both preceded and prophesied it.
If anyone has ever been to a mental facility, then you know how scary it is. You have no rights, you belong to the state. Long story short, I got out of there and I vowed never to do drugs again, but I knew that was a lie.
Why read about 18-century London? It's an instructive read for those bothered by poverty and injustice. Though social conditions for the many have surely improved, the roots of the problems are remarkably and troublingly the same.
The subject under the microscope today is marijuana, and (in particular) the federal government's views and actions towards this issue.
Candyce Scott is a 60+ former crack cocaine addict who never thought she would one day be an artist. As part of her rehab, she chose to get involved w...
August 31st is International Overdose Awareness Day When she speaks of her son, she cries through a voice so choked with tears she can barely get th...
The problem of drug trafficking in Honduras appears to be on the decline, at least if you take the word of Arturo Corrales, the country's so-called "Super-Minister" of Defense and security.
The goal of drug policy is a balance between personal freedom and public safety. It's a model the public supports, but visualizing what that means in terms of policies and programs can be difficult.