The world’s collective forests have become shorter and younger overall in the past 50 years, according to a study published in the journal Science on Friday. This means that forests have less capacity to remove carbon from the atmosphere and are less hospitable to the many species that rely on them for shelter. Oh, and it’s going to get worse. Continue reading Trees are Getting Shorter and Younger
Over five years ago, Jordan Brand began its Wings Scholars Program, an initiative that has provided students from disadvantaged areas with full-ride scholarships to college. For 2020, a total of 32 students will be receiving that honor after the brand announced its 2024 class. Continue reading Jordan Brand Gives 32 Students a Full Ride To College
Although you may be spending less on your daily commute or dining out with friends while on lockdown, there are still plenty of expenses to tackle every month. And if you’re stressed about money, that stress can leak over into almost every aspect of your life. Continue reading 20 EASY MONEY HACKS TO IMPROVE YOUR FINANCES
Only about half of Americans say that they’d like to get vaccinated for the new coronavirus if or when a vaccine becomes available, according to a new poll from the Associated Press and the NORC Center for Public Affairs Research. The poll, which was conducted between May 14-18, is a troubling sign that Americans may not be able to achieve herd immunity through vaccination. Continue reading Only Half of Americans Say They’ll Get Vaccinated for Covid-19, According to New Poll
Engineers and tourists alike have long marveled at the impressive domes of the Italian Renaissance, including Filippo Brunelleschi’s famed red-brick addition to Florence Cathedral and the gargantuan rotunda of St. Peter’s Basilica. Continue reading How Renaissance Architects Designed Italy’s Imposing Domes
Today, we celebrate the life and times of the First Black woman to become a nurse in the US.
Mary Eliza Mahoney, born on May 7th, 1845 in Dorchester, Massachusetts, was the first African American to study and work as a professionally trained Nurse in the United States. In 1879, Mahoney was the first African American to graduate from an American school of nursing. Continue reading The Life And Times Of The First Black Nurse In The United States
Memorial Day was born out of necessity. After the American Civil War, a battered United States was faced with the task of burying and honoring the 600,000 to 800,000 Union and Confederate soldiers who had died in the single bloodiest military conflict in American history. The first national commemoration of Memorial Day was held in Arlington National Cemetery on May 30, 1868, where both Union and Confederate soldiers are buried. Continue reading One of the Earliest Memorial Day Ceremonies Was Held by Freed Slaves