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How Poverty Affects Decision Making

The poverty threshold in the United States in 2011 was an income of $11,484 for individuals and $23,021 for a family of four. People in either of these categories are considered poor and generally qualify for various state and federal assistance programs, including food (such as Temporary Assistance for Needy Families) and healthcare (Medicaid). Roughly…

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The Wage Difference Problem

by Jenny Chang Men may be from Mars and Women from Venus, but when it comes down to getting paid for the same or similar type of work, men eat steak and women get the scraps. The wage difference in the United States has been an issue for several generations of women and minorities in…

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Aid for Underprivileged Students

by Charity Bailey As poverty becomes an increasing problem in the United States, many families are forced to turn to federal, state, or community assistance when it comes to helping their children with meals, after-school programs, schools supplies, and sports equipment. Unfortunately, many families do not know what programs are in place to help, or…

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Sustainable Fish Farming and 3D Designing

by Edward Lakatis South African innovator Alan Flemming has recently made news by securing a finalist’s spot in the well-known Siemens Stiftung’s Empowering People Award, which recognizes and rewards the most helpful technical innovations across the world in a developmental context. Fleming was quoted regarding fish farming as “South African innovation in action”. Fleming’s innovation…