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Second Act | Compassionate and Effective Approach to Rehabilitating Young Offenders

Here in America, we have a serious, troubled teen problem. More specifically, our nation has a serious issue with how it perceives, alienates, and most importantly, how it rehabilitates its millions of juvenile delinquent offenders. Our Adolescent Judicial System Is Failing Our Youth When it comes to America's judiciary system, troubled adolescents (whose frontal lobe in charge of critical decision making isn't yet fully developed...

Violence in NFL and College Football: The Case of NFL Prospect Joe Mixon

In its upcoming draft, the NFL will once again be forced to show where it stands on violence from its athletes. Joe Mixon, arguably the most talented running back in the upcoming 2017 draft class may very well go undrafted due to a violent assault conviction on a woman in 2014. Despite the fact that Joe Mixon has done all that has been asked of him and served every punishment that was meted out following his conviction for assaulti...

To Parents of An Angry Troubled Teen or Young Adult: Here's Some Advice

Anger in Troubled Teens and Young Adults Everyone feels anger. Whether it stems from standing in a long line behind a senior citizen whose attempting to pay with expired war-bonds, or finding out you're highly underappreciated, sci-fi show is getting canceled -  we all feel rage at one point or another. Be that as it may, teenagers and young adults often struggle with handling their inner-rage more so than adults. In fact, there...

Fake Xanax Known As Super Pills Kills 9 In Florida

 Fake Xanax, AKA 'Super Pills' is 50 times stronger than heroin and has killed nine in Florida Partying teenagers and young adults beware: There is a deadly, counterfeit Xanax pill being sold on the streets of Florida. The fake Xanax is believed to contain a lethal dose of Fentanyl - a super, pain-killer some 50 times stronger than heroin - and synthetic Xanax. The super drug, which hit the streets only three months ago, has...

Family and Friends | Worth More Than Money Can Buy

Are You Financially Broke, But Loved By Friends and Family? Good News! You Can Afford Happiness While the lyrics of Notorious B.I.G. "Mo' money mo' problems" may seem absurd to us 'poor folk,' a new study may now give credence to the late, great, hip-hop icon's disavowment of the Almighty Dollar. Well, at the very least, this study - according to to the researchers at London School of Economics (LSE) who conducted it - proves that (co...

Failing to Launch | Young Adults Failure to Live Independently Reaches Epidemic Numbers

The Majority of Our Nation's Future Has 'Failure to Launch Syndrome' In the upcoming decades, Millenials will have no choice but to take command of the proverbial wheel that drives American society - prepared or not. Having said that, it might not be a bad idea for Generation Y to take a few more lessons before taking our nation's future for a reckless joyride. If you aren't worried about America's future millennial-leadership, c...

To Parents Who Are Sick and Tired of Your Troubled Teen : Don't Feel Guilty

Are You Tired of Your Troubled Teen? Here's What to Do Some cold hard facts about Parenting: Raising a child is hard. Raising a teenager is harder. Raising a troubled teen is hell. If you are the parent of a troubled teenage boy or girl who has a lack of respect for authority, is sexually acting out, and/or is experimenting with drugs and alcohol, don't feel guilty; You are not alone. In fact, there are millions of parents who share y...

John Oliver Takes On The Opioid Industry - How Pharmaceutical Companies Are Killing Us

Last Week Tonight Takes on The Pharmaceutical Industry and Opiate Abuse  HBO's politically charged funny man, John Oliver, took on the opioid industry last October on his weekly Sunday night show, 'Last Week Tonight.' Oliver, who has a reputable pension for taking on the country's most delicate social and political issues, took a stab at the pharmaceutical industry - An industry, that he claims, was responsible for the d...

What if Mental Illness Looked Like A Physical Disease?

What If Physical Diseases Were Treated Like Mental Illnesses? How bad is our mental health crisis in the United States? Experts say as much as 25% of Americans suffer from some sort of mental health disorder. One in six adults will admit to having a mental health disorder this week alone. As big of a problem our nation has with mental health disorders, however, there simply isn't enough being done to correct our suffering. Why? Well, e...