Global Issues and Inspiring Stories

Global Issues and Inspiring Stories

Evelyn Reid

Global Issues and Inspiring Stories

Evelyn Reid

Fish Fraud: This One Simple Tip Can Save You Money and Major Bathroom Woes

Fish fraud is not exactly a new phenomenon. Unscrupulous sellers have been mislabeling fish using the old bait and switch scam since time immemorial, fooling consumers into believing they’re buying a premium fillet when they’re actually being sold a cheap impostor.┬áMind you, that cheap impostor might actually taste good. And it might also induce explosive diarrhea. Here’s how to prevent that from happening to you.

UN Millenium Summit: Laudable Goals, Confusing Numbers

Sitting in on the fourth edition of an event serving as a yearly check-in to see how the United Nation’s 8 Millennium Goals are coming along, I spent last Thursday listening to what Montreal Millennium Summit speakers had to say about poverty and climate change. And in all honesty, the experience left me more confused about international aid than before I had attended the Summit.

Did Stephen Harper Eat the Host? Or Not?

The hostly controversy seems to be abating but you can’t help but wonder, how exactly did Canada’s Prime Minister Stephen Harper handle the Catholic host? Did he put the body of Christ in his pocket? Did he truly consummate the consumption of said body or was it but a partial communion at best? To eat or not eat Christ, what’s a non-Catholic to do?

How I Became Fit, Killed my Panic Attacks, and Eat What I Want

Getting fit can be a rough process when you’re anything but. In my case, I was more than 40 pounds overweight with a face full of pimples, experiencing daily panic attacks, broke, and already in debt at age 19 living alone in a cramped studio apartment in a housing project with violent neighbors. I was terrified and miserable. Something had to give. I needed a change. And I needed it yesterday.

Tall as the Baobab Tree: The Economics of Child Marriage

To many a Westerner, child marriage seems outrageous, unacceptable, a clear moral and ethical no no. The United Nations refers to the practice as a fundamental human rights violation. And just yesterday came word via The Telegraph that girls wed before the age of 10 in Iran have doubled in the span of a year. But in other parts of the world, the issue of child marriage is not so cut and dry.

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