Global Rise in Obesity Due to Poor Economy

Julian Omidi discusses the global rise in obesity. In what would be incredibly bizarre to a person from the 19th century, it seems as though poverty has fueled the growing obesity rate in developed nations. After the economic meltdown of 2007 and 2008, families turned to cheap, processed foods and fast food value menus in […]

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Civic Duty Spotlights: Annette March-Grier – Founder of Roberta’s House

Julian Omidi profiles Annette March-Grier, the founder of the Baltimore nonprofit, Roberta’s House. For a child, there is almost no experience so scary, heart breaking and potentially emotionally damaging than the sudden and violent loss of a parent or loved one.  In large, low income and high-crime regions like Baltimore (which had the fourth highest […]

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Correlation Between Sleep Deprivation & Childhood Obesity

Julian Omidi discusses the correlation between sleep deprivation and obesity in lower-income children. In spite of our belief that we accomplish more when we increase our working hours and decrease our sleeping hours, lack of restorative sleep only results in both medical and psychological disorders.  We are less efficient, focused and happy when we are […]

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Civic Duty Spotlight: Sarah Ramirez – founder of Be Healthy Tulare

Julian Omidi spotlights Sarah Ramirez, the founder of the California-based nonprofit Be Healthy Tulare. There is a region in Central California that is colloquially known as “The Nation’s Salad Bowl,” due to the fact that much of the American-grown produce is sourced from the local farms.  The region is rich in oranges, apples, stone fruit […]

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Mistreatment of Wild Coyotes on “Call of the Wildman”

Julian Omidi discusses the treatment of wild coyotes on the set of the reality show, “Call of the Wildman.” It should surprise no one that the vast majority of reality television shows are entirely staged.  They might not be specifically “scripted,” but they are planned, choreographed and totally intentional.  While this won’t pose a huge […]

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New Website – HugDug – Linking Product Reviews to Charitable Giving

Julian Omidi discusses HugDug.com, a new product review website that donates half its profits to charity. As far as buying anything online, looking through customer reviews of products and services has a big effect on consumers. HugDug.com is a new product review website that takes the power of popular product recommendations and has half of […]

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Hurricane Sandy – 17 Months Later

Julian Omidi discusses the work that has yet to be done post Hurricane Sandy. One and a half years after Hurricane Sandy, many New York and New Jersey residents are still waiting for the promised rebuilding and relocation assistance.  However, bureaucratic channels and inefficiency have thwarted meaningful aid for a significant portion of the population […]

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North American Moose Population On the Decline

Animal Support cofounder Julian Omidi discusses the decline of the moose population of North America.  The moose population in North America is dying, and no one can say exactly why. In Minnesota, moose meat is a staple for many residents of the region, and moose has been critical to the survival of Native American cultures […]

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‘Stop Animal Exploitation Now’ Charges University of Pittsburgh with Alleged Incidents of Animal Cruelty

Performing medical research on animals is a disturbing, but not yet unavoidable practice.  However, it is the research center’s responsibility to conduct their studies and treat their animals in ways that meet the standards of official governing bodies.  In the following article, Julian Omidi discusses the animal welfare organization Stop Animal Exploitation Now’s charge against […]

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Philanthropy Good For Children

Julian Omidi discusses an article about how kids are being taught at home and in their schools about the meaning of giving, and how it benefits society. The word “philanthropy” bring a certain connotation to mind, that of wealthier upper classes donating time and money to benefits, charities, research, and causes. But one doesn’t need […]

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