December 5, 2018

According to a market overview completed by Harris Williams, mental health and substance abuse counseling is a booming industry. Behavior Health career opportunities are in demand, and the industry generates around $50 billion a year in revenue. With so much money to be made, individuals are flocking to the field to take a piece of the pie. However, not all counselors working in the mental health and substance abuse industry are licensed to practice. An underground world of unlicensed and… Read more

December 4, 2018

A Florida family needs help to save their little girl. The family says their daughter needs life-saving blood transfusions to help treat her cancer. Two-year-old, Zainab Mughal, was diagnosed two months ago with neuroblastoma, a rare and aggressive cancer diagnosed in children. Complicating her treatment is that Zainab has a rare blood type that is compatible with less than 4% of a very select population. Now, her family is asking for anyone that might match her blood type to donate blood…. Read more

December 4, 2018

Sexism in the world of professional sports is nothing new. Women throughout history have been degraded, demeaned, and sexualized while competing. Ballon d’Or, a prestigious award given to the world’s best male athlete, added a category this year to honor the top female athlete. Soccer star Ada Hegerberg won the prize. Moments after accepting her award, the host of the show, Martin Solveig, asked her if she would twerk. The question left audience members shocked and sent social media ablaze with the… Read more

December 4, 2018

The husband of the woman that drowned and decapitated her 5-year-old son is speaking out regarding the crime. Kai Xu sat down with KCRA yesterday to provide insight in the weeks and days leading up to the event. In Xu’s heart-wrenching story, he outlined his wife’s struggle with mental illness. Instead of feeling anger for the crime committed by his wife, Xu blamed himself for leaving his son with his wife. According to the report by KCRA, Xu said his… Read more

December 4, 2018

End of the semester final examinations is a stressful and busy time for college students around the country. While most students spend their time crammed in libraries, coffee shops, and holed away in dorm rooms studying, one Florida student took to Twitter to post his frustration. Instead of studying for his final exam, the student, Rafael Decomas, threatened to kill his professor. According to a report on ABC10, Decomas, who attends Florida Atlantic University, was arrested last week on a charge… Read more

December 4, 2018

A New Orleans pastor is in hot water after allegedly pulling a gun on a transgender sex worker in late November. Wilfred Brown pastor at Evariste Temple Church of God in Christ was arrested on November 20th after the sexual tryst went wrong. Authorities charged Brown with illegally pointing a pistol at Kourtney Smalls as well as soliciting a prostitute. According to an article in the New Orleans Advocate, Brown and Smalls met on November 20th. Police investigating the case believe… Read more

December 3, 2018

A man in the Netherlands lost his court battle to change his age legally. Emile Ratelband petitioned the court to change his legal age from 69 to 49. Ratelband rationalized his request by arguing individuals can legally change their gender and so he should be able to change his age. The 69-year-old claimed his age limited his opportunities and allowed others to discriminate against him. Ratelband said he identifies as a 49-year-old, not as a man of almost 70. When… Read more

December 3, 2018

Last my colleague posted an article outlining allegations of “creepy” behavior by Neil deGrasse Tyson. National Geographic and Fox said they planned to investigate the allegations against Tyson. With his professional career on the line, Tyson took to Facebook to deny the allegations published on Patheos last week. In a Facebook post titled “On Being Accused,” Tyson provided his side of the story on the allegations against him by two former colleagues. His first explanation revolved around the 2009 incident… Read more

December 3, 2018

On Friday Former President George H.W. Bush died at his home after a long battle with Parkinson’s disease. Following his death, Bush’s spokesman Jim McGrath posted a tender and heartbreaking photo of Bush’s yellow Labrador retriever service dog. In a tweet titled “Mission Complete. Remembering 41,” the dog lays somberly next to the late President’s casket. According to a report in the Associated Press, Bush received Sully from the non-profit VetDogs in June. Sully helped Former President Bush open doors,… Read more

December 3, 2018

Donald Trump won a victory today in his effort to build a wall along the Mexican border. The Supreme Court declined to hear a case by three conservation groups fighting Trump’s authority to build a wall without complying with environmental laws. Three conservation groups–the Center for Biological Diversity, the Animal Legal Defense Fund and Defenders of Wildlife–appealed a ruling by a federal judge who ruled against their claim that the construction operations would harm plants, rare wildlife habitats, threatened coastal… Read more

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