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Fall Has Arrived, Bringing Dirty Socks With It

The leaves of the deciduous trees are beginning to turn — red, orange, yellow, shades of sunset — and fall has arrived, announcing the change of Read...
joni edelman, RN   |   10.24.18   |   SHARE
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The United States Doesn't Care About Breastfeeding Or Formula — It Cares About Money

There is a lot of inaccurate and misleading marketing of breast milk substitutes, and the FDA skips along its merry corrupt way in response. Read...
joni edelman, RN   |   07.11.18   |   SHARE
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Walmart Grocery Pick-Up Is A New Thing. Do We Still Hate Them?

I hate to love Walmart. It’s a complicated relationship, and their new car-side Walmart grocery pick-up is not making it any easier. Read...
joni edelman, RN   |   09.22.17   |   SHARE
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What The Poor Won't Tell You

All I wanted, most days, was a cute apartment with big windows, sheer curtains billowing in the breeze, where I could sit comfortably and read a book. Read...
Alaina Leary    |   09.14.17   |   SHARE
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I feel less vulnerable when I’m there, more capable, with greater access to the necessities and niceties that make up a more stable life.

Why I Still Shop At Walmart Even Though Everyone Says Not To

I’ve come to like going to Walmart, for the simplest and most humbling reason. Read...
Kat Stromquist    |   09.5.17   |   SHARE
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Cop Buying Diapers For A Struggling Mom Illuminates The Stark Truth Of Babies In Poverty

While this is a good time to offer praise for a police officer's kindness, it's an even better time to talk about what it's like to be a young mother Read...
joni edelman, RN   |   08.1.17   |   SHARE
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For the past five years, “Humanit-HAIR-ian” Mark Bustos has been giving free haircuts to homeless people in NYC. PhotoCredit: @MarkBustos Instagram

Lovers & Fighters In America: Mark Bustos Gives Free Haircuts To The Homeless In NYC

Bustos first got the notion to offer haircuts to those in need in May of 2012 during a trip to his family’s home country, the Philippines. He was Read...
Shannon Day    |   06.9.17   |   SHARE
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Generations, Disabled AND IN POVERTY: A Response To The Washington Post

Disabled people are being killed slowly by a system that does not value us and we live in fear of things becoming even worse under Trump. Read...
Katie Tastrom    |   06.5.17   |   SHARE
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