From a Rare Solar Eclipse to the Women’s World Cup: 14 Things to Look Forward to in 2023

The last few years have yielded plenty of challenges: political and financial unrest, the COVID-19 pandemic, poverty, habitat loss, and the effects of warming temperatures due to climate change, to name but a few. But there’s still plenty of good in the world, from small and simple pleasures to larger advancements offering collective hope forContinue reading “From a Rare Solar Eclipse to the Women’s World Cup: 14 Things to Look Forward to in 2023”

Climate Change: Global Temperature

 BY REBECCA LINDSEY AND LUANN DAHLMAN  REVIEWED BY JESSICA BLUNDEN Given the tremendous size and heat capacity of the global oceans, it takes a massive amount of heat energy to raise Earth’s average yearly surface temperature even a small amount. The roughly 2-degree Fahrenheit (1 degrees Celsius) increase in global average surface temperature that has occurred sinceContinue reading “Climate Change: Global Temperature”

A Proclamation on National Human Trafficking Prevention Month, 2023

 Around the world, human trafficking has stripped nearly 25 million people of their safety, dignity, and liberty — disproportionately affecting historically underserved and marginalized communities.  During National Human Trafficking Prevention Month, we reaffirm our commitment to ending this inhumane and immoral practice in all its forms.  And as we bring perpetrators to justice, we renew ourContinue reading “A Proclamation on National Human Trafficking Prevention Month, 2023”

Will racism ever end in the USA?

Over the past four years, we grew accustomed to a regular barrage of blatant, segregationist-style racism from the White House. Donald Trump tweeted that “the Squad,” four Democratic Congresswomen who are Black, Latinx, and South Asian, should “go back” to the “corrupt” countries they came from; that same year, he called Elizabeth Warren “Pocahontas,” mocking her beliefContinue reading “Will racism ever end in the USA?”

What are the Top 10 Must Have Kitchen Gadgets for 2023?

I’ve hand-selected each of these home kitchen equipment items for their function, durability, utility, or function. I have not been paid, endorsed, or otherwise received any monetary form of compensation from the product manufacturers of these items. I do not accept “pay for good review” submissions, and genuinely have a vested interest in providing non-influencedContinue reading “What are the Top 10 Must Have Kitchen Gadgets for 2023?”