A Generation Filled with Addicts

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People say this generation will not be as successful as the last. They say we have been brainwashed. Becoming part of a system that only has addicts. I do get offended, but there are moments where I believe that they are right. Seeing that the only thing that bothers majority of the youth, is what the next update will be like on a social media app. If you think about it, it’s really depressing and sad. Knowing that your generation is hooked to a phone almost every minute of the day. Technology has advanced so much that it’s basically a drug. Giving teenagers the satisfaction of being connected to WiFi and never looking up. Interactions, face to face, with each other is important and you shouldn’t ignore it. Although it is very handy to be connected and able to talk with your friends even if they’re across the ocean or…

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I Arise in the Morning Torn Between a Desire to Improve the World and a Desire to Enjoy the World. This Makes It Hard to Plan the Day – E.B. White — The Seeds 4 Life

I firmly believe we all strive (at least at some level) to be “world-improvers.” Why else would we be reading this page, let alone this article? We know we can only make the world a better place by shining our light, by helping others, by serving humanity. We can and should do all of those…

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Building Capacity to Provide Behavioral Health Services to Dual Eligibles

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) launched the Financial Alignment Initiative (the Initiative) to improve the quality of care received by low-income adults who are eligible for Medicare and Medicaid — known as dual eligibles. Many of these individuals have unmet behavioral health needs, ranging from mild depression to serious mental illness, like schizophrenia and bipolar disorder. A recent update on the Initiative presented to the Medicare Payment Advisory Commission highlighted four challenges to providing behavioral health services …

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New Orleans will ship hundreds of inmates hours away from their lawyers — Fusion

Getty ImagesThe New Orleans sheriff ordered the transfer of 600 inmates out of the city’s jail this week, sending them to prisons in north Louisiana more than four hours away. Public defenders say the move would make it all but impossible for them to represent many of their indigent clients. Many of the inmates who…

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Janet Jackson’s baby announcement is unlike any you’ve seen before — Fusion

Rhythm Nation/BMGWith all due respect to your “We’re expecting!!!!” cookie bouquet, fuck your “We’re expecting!!!!” cookie bouquet. This one-two punch of Janet Jackson baby news makes it look like a bouquet of garbage and shame. Not only is the nearly 50-year-old singer pregnant with her first child, Entertainment Tonight confirmed yesterday, but she’s also got…

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The Clothing Bank wins major international award

Leading Change - Social Entrepreneurs

One of the projects supported by the IDC, The Clothing Bank, has won the 2016 Schwab Foundation’s Social Entrepreneur of the Year award.

Supported by the Industrial Development Corporation (IDC), The Clothing Bank is a South African Non-Profit Organisation (NPO) that uses excess stock from large retailers to transform the lives of unemployed, mothers trapped in a cycle of poverty.

Every year, the Schwab Foundation for Social Entrepreneurship – the “sister organisation” of the World Economic Forum –  considers thousands of nominations from around the world. This year only 11 organisations, including The Clothing Bank (TCB), were deemed to have met the criteria for the prestigious award.

Said Katherine Milligan, Director and Head of the Schwab Foundation: “Social entrepreneurs are crucial to the global conversation about inclusive growth; they are innovators who use market forces and business discipline to provide solutions for local problems and improve the lives of low-income…

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