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Gardening and its Health, Mental and Financial Benefits

Gardening and its Health, Mental and Financial Benefits | Social Justice issues in Iowa sponsored by the UMC | Scoop.it

There are many great perks to gardening. It makes your home look welcoming, adds warmth to a bare room, and burns some extra calories. 

 

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Christine Deckert Zimmerman's curator insight, June 17, 2013 6:23 PM

I especially love the therapy it provides me :)

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$10 Minimum Wage Would Push Huge Percentage Of Working Poor Out Of Poverty

$10 Minimum Wage Would Push Huge Percentage Of Working Poor Out Of Poverty | Social Justice issues in Iowa sponsored by the UMC | Scoop.it
Raising the minimum wage to just $10.10 per hour would pull more than half of the nation's working poor out of poverty, according to a new study.

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The government should reconsider its proposed measure of child ...

The government has proposed a new measure of child poverty which would combine information on eight aspects of a child's life into one measure, moving away from the income-based approach. However, as the ...
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PTSD Awareness Month: June 2013 - NATIONAL CENTER for PTSD

PTSD Awareness Month: June 2013 - NATIONAL CENTER for PTSD | Social Justice issues in Iowa sponsored by the UMC | Scoop.it
June is PTSD Awareness Month. Help us raise PTSD awareness by joining us in this community effort to help people with PTSD.
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This Week in Poverty: The Older Americans Act and US Seniors - The Nation.

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Is It Crazy to Think We Can Eradicate Poverty?

Is It Crazy to Think We Can Eradicate Poverty? | Social Justice issues in Iowa sponsored by the UMC | Scoop.it
The end to extreme poverty might very well be within reach. But is the bar too low?

 

The World Bank aims to raise just about everyone on Earth above the $1.25-a-day income threshold. In Zambia, an average person living in such dire poverty might be able to afford, on a given day, two or three plates of cornmeal porridge, a tomato, a mango, a spoonful each of oil and sugar, a bit of chicken or fish, maybe a handful of nuts. But he would have just pocket change to spend on transportation, housing, education and everything else.


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Hannah Campbell's curator insight, July 20, 2013 7:29 PM

I do not think it is crazy to think we can eridacte poverty, but the world's richest and most developed countries need to support the developing countries. 

JH Tan's curator insight, January 19, 4:52 AM

It is extremely hard to eradicate poverty in the world as most people in the world is still living below the $1.25 a day income.However, if  gorverments from developed countries are willing to support the developing countries,I believe we will be able to hit the target set by the world bank to raise just about everyone on earth above the $1.25 a day income.

ROGC's curator insight, August 5, 6:14 PM

poverty is just so sad......

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Safety net programs kept families from poverty, report finds

(Phys.org) —Is the social safety net still working in Wisconsin? In a word, yes (but not quite as well as it worked in 2010). Tax-related provisions and near-cash benefits provided a buffer against poverty for many working ...
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World Environment Day: Greening household behaviour | OECD ...

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World Environment Day Do you suffer from Lord Henry Wotton syndrome? He's the chap in Oscar Wilde's Picture of Dorian Gray who said “To get back my youth I would do anything in the world, except take exercise, get up ...
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Young veteran broaches taboo mental health topics - Houston Chronicle

Young veteran broaches taboo mental health topics
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Today, the Department of Veterans Affairs has met its latest goal of hiring 1,600 new mental health professionals, including 33 at Houston's Michael E.
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