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October 23, 2014

Domestic Violence By The Numbers

Why do victims of domestic abuse stay with their abusers?  This has been a hot topic in the news lately.  But what we have really learned is that asking why a victim stays is the wrong question.  Rather, we should be asking why an abuser abuses, placing the blame where it belongs.

There are some common warning signs that domestic abuse might be going on.  Abusers are driven by commitment, often wanting one long before it makes sense.  They are habitually jealous, disrespectful, and overly aggressive.  They commonly have a superiority complex and tend to place blame everywhere else but where it belongs.

It is important to have communication and boundaries in a healthy [...]

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October 14, 2014

Scars That Last a Lifetime: Comfort Women

If you haven’t heard about comfort women, then you should continue reading because this will leave you appalled and informed at the extent governments will go to please their allies in war. This was prevalent across Asia and you will find out who the comfort women were, what they did, who they were, and where they are now.

What Were They Forced To Do?

Comfort women were women who were forced into prostitution during times of conflict and even afterwards. The most eye opening part of all of this is that it was the government who forced these women into prostitution. There were government sanctioned brothels as crazy as that seems but the women were forced into [...]

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October 13, 2014

Comparing Gun Laws Around the World

Throughout the U.S., the topic of gun laws is considered a hot one. There are some people who choose to own firearms and some that don’t. The trouble is that some who choose to do so believe those that don’t would like to take away their Second amendment rights.

While U.S. gun laws are widely considered to be liberal, it’s helpful to view them in a broader context. Here are some examples of gun laws in countries around the world.

Brazil       

In Brazil, anyone over the age of 25 can own a gun as long as it is registered and not carried in public. The carrying of firearms is largely banned, and only people in high-risk professions, those whose lives [...]

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September 11, 2014

Boston’s Top Movers And Shakers [Infographic]

Boston is really making a name for itself these days in the business world, and that is thanks to a number of factors.  For starters, the talent pool in Boston is strong and full of influential and intelligent people.  Chris Brogan, Joichi Ito, David Meerman Scott, Erik Qualman, and Clayton Christensen are just the top five of the biggest and most influential talent in Boston, and the list goes on and on.

In addition to the talent pool, Boston has access to a great flow of venture capital.  In the first half of 2014 alone, Massachusetts saw venture capital investments of $1.9 billion.  The advertising and marketing agencies there are award-winning and represent some of the [...]

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