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Enabling communities to thrive for a better tomorrow. A collection of 87 posts
What Role Does AI Play in Systemic Racism?
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What Role Does AI Play in Systemic Racism?

Technology dominates today’s world, playing a significant and consequential role in the lives of billions of people. Society has been revolutionized by tech industry innovations, a revolution that is currently being led
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Fintech and Social Impact: Financial Accessibility in the 21st Century
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Fintech and Social Impact: Financial Accessibility in the 21st Century

Applications of financial technology (fintech) can be seen everywhere in our day-to-day lives. Ranging from small transactions with Apple Pay to revolutionary creations such as blockchain, fintech is becoming instrumental in shaping the
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Reshaping Gig Work and Redefining Worker Classifications
Reframing American Poverty as a Human Rights Issue
Is Online Learning a Sustainable Learning Approach? An Examination on the Response to the Pandemic
The Urban-Rural Health Divide: Technology’s Role in Enhancing Rural Medicine
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The Urban-Rural Health Divide: Technology’s Role in Enhancing Rural Medicine

Technical innovation is critical to improving both the efficiency and accuracy of medicine across society...
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Healing Addiction in Universities: Drug Courts
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Healing Addiction in Universities: Drug Courts

Addiction has become a serious problem impacting many college students, which is why in 2020, the prevalence of any illegal drug use for college students was 46%, showing it is a serious problem
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Revisiting Jets for Ukraine: A Now Feasible Option?
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Revisiting Jets for Ukraine: A Now Feasible Option?

A Polish Air Force MiG-29 fighter, one of the primary airframes being suggested for donation to Ukraine (Wilson). In March 2022, the Polish government proposed a deal to the United States to exchange
Renewable Energy in Vietnam and Opportunities for Implementation
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Renewable Energy in Vietnam and Opportunities for Implementation

Vietnam, a booming economy with approximately 100 million residents, is currently embracing renewable energy, especially solar and wind, as part of its industrialization process due to its abundant natural resources. The United Nations
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A Case for Regulation: The Role of Technology in Global Conflicts
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A Case for Regulation: The Role of Technology in Global Conflicts

While Meta has begun to institute policies to combat hate speech and discrimination on their platforms, the consequences that ensued from their negligence during the Rohingya Muslim genocide warrant a larger discussion about the role social media platforms play in global events.
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Future Harm-Minimization Policies with Gambling Behavior can Assist Low-Income Communities
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Future Harm-Minimization Policies with Gambling Behavior can Assist Low-Income Communities

How does Gambling Really Work?Gambling is a habit that comes in many different forms for different communities of individuals. For most individuals, gambling is a harmless pastime that causes them no real
Can Microfinance Improve Sustainability?
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Can Microfinance Improve Sustainability?

Background on Microfinance Originally pioneered by Muhammad Yunus in 1976 in Bangladesh, microfinance is a banking service targeted at low-income and vulnerable groups who face significant barriers to accessing financial services such as
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The Hidden Costs behind China’s “Zero COVID Policy”
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The Hidden Costs behind China’s “Zero COVID Policy”

Mass COVID-19 testing in Macau, ChinaEver since the COVID-19 outbreak in Wuhan, China has consistently pursued the Zero COVID Policy, which aims for zero new infection cases by suppressing occasional regional breakouts. While
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Africa’s Youth Unemployment Crisis Is a Global Problem – Are Young Professionals' Potential Being Wasted?
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Africa’s Youth Unemployment Crisis Is a Global Problem – Are Young Professionals' Potential Being Wasted?

Youth is Africa’s greatest asset, and its greatest challenge. Africa’s youth population is rapidly growing and expected to double to over 830 million by 2050 (3). In spite of this growth,
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Examining Food Aid in Latin America
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Examining Food Aid in Latin America

AbstractAffecting more than one billion people in 2009, the worldwide ‘hunger pandemic’ has left many nations struggling to ensure the health and well-being of their citizens in a globalized society. Despite increases in
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How Computational Medicine Technologies Can Improve Health Delivery in Developing Countries
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How Computational Medicine Technologies Can Improve Health Delivery in Developing Countries

Fig. 1: Harnessing emerging technologies and analytics to increase healthcare availability (11) Computational medicine, an emerging field that seeks to improve patient care and accessibility through technology and data, promises to revolutionize healthcare
Unethical Mindset of Instagram Users
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Unethical Mindset of Instagram Users

Diverse demographics of people use various forms of social media such as Instagram, Facebook, Snapchat, and Twitter. Social media allows people to build relationships, explore contents, and make partnerships. However, social media may
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U.S. Hospital Cybersecurity is in Critical Condition
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U.S. Hospital Cybersecurity is in Critical Condition

The U.S. healthcare sector’s fragile cybersecurity infrastructure continually suffers from cyberattacks that threaten safe healthcare delivery. In 2020, the first patient death attributed to a ransomware attack occurred (6, 8). Cyberattacks
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How COVID-19 Has Affected Equitable Education in Turkey
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How COVID-19 Has Affected Equitable Education in Turkey

The COVID-19 pandemic has destroyed many industries, but one of its biggest effects was the effect it had on education. According to the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization, the pandemic has