Text by Dr. Nina Radcliff/Photo by Kimberly Cecchini When life gives you lemons, make lemonade. And by the way, don’t throw away the peel. One of the best things about lemons is that each and every part (pulp, juice, and peel) have been shown to improve our health. This is because they are jam-packed with … More Dr. Nina’s What You Need to Know about Eating Lemons: Part 1
Text and photos by Kimberly Cecchini-originally posted on The Capital Press. Plastic bags are like leaves; rustling on the ground, adorning tree branches and floating through air and water. In fact, plastic bags float so far from our hands that many have accumulated into a ‘Giant Vortex’ in the Pacific Ocean. Commonly referred to as … More NYC Considers Ban on Plastic Bags
Text and image by Kimberly Cecchini If I believed in conjuring the dead, I might say that Freddie Mercury was channeled last night at the Atlantic City Boardwalk Hall. Adam Lambert’s flamboyant and confident stage presence was more tribute than imitation, embodying the spirit of Queen’s eclectic catalog. Of course, no one can truly take … More Queen + Adam Lambert: Seaside Rendezvous
By Mahima Rana of EconomyDecoded.com. All rights reserved by Economydecoded.com. A land of beautiful traditions dividing the regions, yet uniting the nation. A plethora of colours, so vibrant and majestic. A combination of all odds and ends, of the rich and poor, of pleasing sites and dirty slums, of salwar kameez and short skirts, of … More Kesariya Baalam, Padharo Mhare des! (Welcome to my land!): India
Text by Kimberly Cecchini A mother awaits her son’s transfer from county to state prison. Her son is considered a ‘wobbler’ for having accumulated a few charges due to his drug use. At this point, according to the state of California, the district attorney has the authority to classify the charges as felonies or misdemeanors. … More Prison Reform (Part 3): An Opportunity to Pass Go-Prison Alternatives
Text by Dr. Nina Radcliff School’s out! And this means play dates and outings to the beach, museum, and zoo. While chips, cookies, and other processed foods are readily available (and conveniently packaged), they are oftentimes jam packed with sodium, fat, calories, and chemicals we cannot pronounce. My rule of thumb is if you cannot … More Dr. Nina’s What You Need to Know About Healthy Snacks
Photos by Kimberly Cecchini The High Line Park is not only a tourist destination, but indeed a coveted spot for locals as well with great views of the city. It is a repurposed elevated rail line that stretches along the west side of Manhattan.
By Adé Guobadia of The Capital Press. Article originally posted on July 16, 2014. All rights reserved by The Capital Press For many Brazilians, hosting the 2014 World Cup is the ultimate expression of the nation’s global standing and symbolic of its recent economic dexterity. But for others, the months leading up to the World Cup have … More With Olympics on Horizon, Brazil’s Favela Dwellers Continue Fighting for their Homes
By Roop Singh of Economydecoded.com. All rights reserved by Economydecoded.com. The shout of ‘Ache Din Aa Gaye’(The good times are here) echoed through every inch of the largest democracy of the world. The people of India had spoken their verdict, quite emphatically. The NaMo wave had swept off the general assembly election, 2014 and for the first … More The NaMo India: A superpower in the making or the ultimate failure?
Google+ Glenn E. Martin wants to focus more conversations on “going further upstream,” or “… paying attention to how people get into the system as opposed to reentry – which is like building an emergency room to solve cancer”. Although we will address recidivism later in our prison reform series, Glenn finds it unfortunate that many … More Prison Reform (Part 2): Looking Upstream