The issue of New York's garbage is considered by many to be intractable due to the size, scale and the fast-paced lifestyle that this city is famous for. The city that never sleeps seems to be either too busy or too tired to sort its garbage.
Unlike most countries around the globe, sport policy development and implementation in the United States is almost solely the responsibility of the country's sports power brokers. And these power brokers have a personal vested interest -- too often ego-based and/or greed-based in nature.
Leaders need to make an effort to learn from scientists and scientists have a responsibility to communicate with leaders. In the modern, complex, technology-laden world we live in, there is no excuse for scientific illiteracy.
On Sunday, June 22, we will commemorate the 70th anniversary of the G.I. Bill becoming the law of the land. Innumerable individuals have benefitted from this far-sighted policy, signed by President Franklin D. Roosevelt.
Two separate mental health reform bills are now on the table, and both have fallen prey to the same old mental health politics. The limited research on the efficacy of various proposed treatment approaches brings the issue back to questions of ideology.
One would expect such patently unfair statistics to cause outrage, and calls for more leniency in penal laws, but is it possible that the opposite occurs? Might the blackness of the prisons lead to more, not less, punitive attitudes and policies?
While the concerns that many proponents of strong net neutrality rules hold may seem sensible, the truth is that pursuing draconian regulations in a knee-jerk reaction is simply unnecessary and could potentially hamper future innovation.
The fact is, sport is a huge industry and a major socio-cultural institution. It impacts our society in numerous, significant ways, across all demographic categories. As such, we need to examine sports seriously.
"I'm sure I'm not the first person to tell you this, but do what you love. You'll always need to make a living, but if you want to be happy -- if for that matter, you want to be successful -- money should never be your biggest goal."
I received an email this afternoon from Christina Paxson, the President of Brown University explaining that she would not comment about why Brown allowed a rapist to return to college after being found guilty of sexually assaulting a female student.
With so many families now relying on the earning power of women, why not take that supply chain approach a step further to require our government contractors to pay men and women equally? The relative success of the Swiss model speaks for itself.
If all 50 states asked these questions every year, we would have a much larger data set and could look at the intersection of racial/ethnic health disparities with sexual minority disparities, and at issues affecting older adults who are lesbian, gay and bisexual.
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One of the lessons we teach our children is simply this: "If you make that decision now, you will have to live with the consequences later." It is a lesson about the need to consider the implications of a decision. It is a lesson we seem to have neglected in our national life.
Despite a steady stream of very pessimistic reports about California's most vulnerable children, there's some good news: reducing child poverty is a much higher priority for voters than reducing taxes.
Last month I attended the International Diabetes Federation (IDF) World Congress in Melbourne. This was the largest diabetes conference ever held in Australia -- with over 10,000 clinicians, researchers, industry representatives and patients from 140 countries. I felt a change in the air.
Should they be praised for bringing up the issue at all, regardless of their proposals' shortcomings? Does paying lip service to an issue mean anything if a party's track record is backwards or they've long been silent about the issue?