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The Epidemic of Homelessness due to COVID

As the coronavirus pandemic began to take shape, another epidemic came to light, homelessness. Even before the pandemic, homelessness was on the rise across the country. As a result of the coronavirus pandemic, there is an increasing number of homeless people in need of support; however, the lack of resources and volunteers to provide for them creates a continuous cycle […]

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It is Hard to Stay at Home When You Have No Place to Call Home

As the coronavirus pandemic began to take shape, another epidemic came to light, homelessness. Even before the pandemic, homelessness was on the rise across the country. As of January 2019, 568,000 people were experiencing homelessness, an increase of nearly 15,000 from 2018. This number has obviously continued to increase for numerous reasons. In March and April alone, 22.2 million workers […]

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Bilingualism: The Key to Worldly Communication

    As the world continuously becomes more interdependent, people are striving for a way to connect and learn from other cultures and languages. Proficiency in another language is a vital skill that gives one access to countless opportunities. It allows one to connect and engage with the world around them in a more meaningful manner. As citizens of a verbally […]

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Christmas Music and its Effect on Mental Health

As the holiday season draws closer, the constant sound of the classic Christmas tunes fill the air and the debate about holiday music emerges once again. These classic songs are played on repeat just about anywhere you go. To some they may spark nostalgia and holiday spirit, but to others they are the most dreaded part of Christmas. However, the […]

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Importance of Workplace Communication

    As our world continuously evolves, the manner in which we communicate and use different forms of language has developed too. There are numerous forms of language; however, the most common and effective form is verbal communication. As citizens of a verbally focused society, it is important that we continue to improve our communication skills in order to better connect […]

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Empathy: The Key to a Successful Relationship

The continuous lack of empathy and understanding in our society has placed a rift in the establishment and preservation of the relationships between citizens. The single story of judging people based on their demeanor and actions in school and failing to view the full picture of one’s life can be dangerous to the creation; or lack of relationships between classmates. […]

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