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FDA Warning: Stay Away From 'Keepsake' Ultrasounds

The medically unnecessary scans peddled by businesses—often set up in malls and administered by people with no healthcare training—may pose a health risk to both fetus and mother.<p>Despite repeated warnings by the Food and Drug Administration over the years, commercial ultrasound businesses—often set …

Empowering development in the Philippines from the ground up

In 2015, I spent months traveling around the Philippines hearing incredible stories of community empowerment.<p>By airplane, boat, bus, taxi, tricycle, …

Asia

The Questions to Ask When Deciding to Work for Free

No one likes the idea of not being paid for their time and effort, but there is a case to be made for working for free. Maybe you gain experience and …

Seth Godin

Science says parents of unsuccessful kids could have these 9 things in common

Parenting is one of the hardest jobs in the world.<p>There are so many things that can affect a child's success, including socioeconomic status, the environment they live in, and their parents' education level.<p>Though it can be difficult for studies to determine what parenting techniques are ideal …

Parenting

Does Immigration Really Cost People Their Jobs?

In the last year, there's been an upswell in anxiety across the Western world over the cost of immigration.<p>From Donald Trump's proposed 80-foot …

London School of Economics

Medical Anthropology and the Surgeon

Medical Anthropology and What Does It Have To Do With My Disease?

Top 10 Skills Tomorrow’s Leaders Will Need

This year’s World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, recently published a list of the top 10 skills that will be needed for careers in …

EAT THIS CITY: Chef Don Curtiss Shares His ‘Can’t Miss’ Food Experiences In Seattle

<b>Welcome to EAT THIS CITY, your weekly tour of the best restaurants in one of our favorite cities, as chosen by top chefs. This week, we’re checking out Seattle.</b><p>The real Emerald City, Seattle has plenty to recommend itself as a tourist destination. Over 6,000 acres of parks, incredible museums, the …

Barcelona

The Practical Life Skills Kids Should Learn at Every Age

It’s up to us parents to pass on the basic skills our kids will need to be successful adults, like being able to swim, do their own laundry, or cook …

'They treat us like dogs': 27 women detained in Texas immigration center begin hunger strike

Nearly 30 women at an immigration detention facility in Texas have begun a hunger strike. In their letters, made public by a civil rights group, they …

Immigration

More Evidence That Immigrants Don't Steal American Jobs

Low-skilled native workers pursue very different jobs than their immigrant counterparts.<p>Economists tend to agree that immigration is good for the economy: immigrants create jobs and make U.S-born workers more prosperous. Opponents of this idea often cite the work of Harvard labor economist George …

U.S. Multiculturalism or Cultural Assimilation?

AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall<p>In 2015 multiculturalism should be openly embraced in the United States, a country where many pride themselves on having the freedom to be who they are without persecution. Instead, there are many who still advocate intolerance, including several presidential …

Yes, illegal aliens have constitutional rights

These words, from Section One of the 14th Amendment to the Constitution rank along with the Constitution's Bill of Rights as — in these precincts — …

Immigration

Report aims to debunk anti-immigration myths - Futurity

A new report reviews how well immigrants have adapted to US society in the last 40 years. "Donald Trump should definitely read it," says Irene …

Professor says U.S.-Mexico wall is 'nonsense' - Futurity

The notion of an immense wall between Mexico and the United States is "nonsense," says Robert F. Barsky, who makes the case for open borders in a new …

Mexico

Presidential Candidate Ben Carson Calls for Guest-Worker Status for Immigrants

Republican presidential hopeful <b>Ben Carson</b> isn’t persuaded by rival <b>Donald Trump</b>’s immigration plans.<p>On Tuesday, the neurosurgeon-turned-politico told the Commonwealth Club of California that Trump’s proposal to deport all undocumented immigrants is "impractical."<p>"People who say that have no idea …

Government

You don’t get to hate immigrants and love to travel. Here’s why.

THIS HAS NOT BEEN A GOOD FEW months for the world’s immigrants. Donald Trump, one of the leading candidates in the nascent 2016 U.S. Presidential …

The GOP’s Birthright Citizenship Flip-Flop

Republicans are divided on birthright citizenship, one of their party’s greatest achievements.<p>Birthright citizenship has split the GOP presidential field. Following Donald Trump’s call for an end to birthright citizenship for the U.S.-born children of undocumented immigrants, fellow Republican …

Black History

Top Ten Outdoor Adventures in the Philippines for Mid-2015

There’s a thrill-seeking explorer in everyone just raring to come out. But for the lot of us with “normal” jobs, our days are usually spent behind a …

Are you ready for an epic road trip across the country?

We love road trips. Who doesn’t appreciate a good drive and an opportunity to soak in amazing scenery? Given the chance, a lot of our readers would …

Visit The Philippines: A 2015 Backpacking Guide to Experiencing Paradise

With 7,107 islands, the Philippines is every traveler's dream not only to foreigners but to locals as well. From chilling on beaches, chowing down …

Asia Travel

Tell a More Dramatic Story With This Simple Video Editing Technique

At its heart, filmmaking has always been about telling a story. It doesn’t matter if it’s a 30-second commercial, a short documentary for the local …

40 Maps That Will Help You Make Sense of the World

If you’re a visual learner like myself, then you know maps, charts and infographics can really help bring data and information to life. Maps can make …

Top 6 amazing websites to polish up your math skills online

Sometimes, students need more than just classroom teaching to completely understand different concepts and formulas of math. Just like social life …