Income inequality is the uneven distribution of wealth between individuals in a given society. When there is income inequality, it usually means that the rich are far richer than everyone else, and the poor are much poorer than everyone else.
The United States has had one of the highest rates of income inequality among developed countries since 1970. This has led to the richest individuals getting rich faster than ever before. While income inequality has many negative consequences for those who are poor, one of the main effects is on their health. In this article, we’ll look at the relationship between income inequality and health.Read more
It’s fairly safe to say that all parents want their children to be healthy, but whether that want becomes a reality is a different story, as raising healthy kids can be difficult. Children’s health has become a major issue in the United States, as a 2020 UNICEF report ranked the U.S. last out of 38 countries in physical fitness.
Furthermore, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) share that nearly 20% of Americans under the age of 19 are obese. This equates to over 14 million kids in total—about 1 out of every 5 in that age group. So, what can you do to ensure that your kids remain healthy as they grow and develop? In this article, we’ll share some of the best tips for raising healthy children.Read more
The partnership between the Boys and Girls Club of the Mississippi Delta and the Special Olympics of Mississippi is history in the making.Read more
Spring means that summer is right around the corner, which means that millions of students around the country will be let out of school for summer break soon. While that is exciting for kids, it can be a huge headache for parents who have to figure out how to care for their children during work hours.
Around 20% of parents report leaving their kids home alone during the summer, while others have to cobble together various forms of care, like a family member, a nanny, using vacation time, and more. However, there’s another option that can be beneficial for both parents and their children: summer programs. In this article, we’ll highlight some of the main benefits of summer programs for kids.Read more
Once school lets out, it’s time for kids around the country to take a break from their studies (but not a complete break) and enjoy themselves. During the summer, kids should get outside, spend time with their friends, play, explore, and have a good time. However, it’s not always easy to know the best ways to safely keep kids occupied and entertained. In this article, we’ll share some of the top summer activities for kids to help them have a fun, safe summer.Read more
Summer’s almost here! That means it’s time for students around the country to forget all about school and learning, right? Wrong! While it’s crucial for kids to get a break from school and enjoy themselves during the summer, it doesn’t mean they should stop learning and developing their brains entirely. In this article, we’ll look at summer learning and explain why it’s so important for students.Read more
Soon, schools will be letting out all around the country for summer break. That means it will be time for kids to go swimming at the pool, play outside, ride bikes, go to summer camp, and take a break from school (but hopefully not a full break from learning). While summer is a time for fun and relaxation, it’s also important to go over summer safety tips with your kids to make sure they are prepared and stay safe during their break.Read more
Learning is a critical part of growing up and developing. In fact, a child’s brain is generally 90% developed by age 5, but this only forms the foundation for future development. The brain needs to continue to be stimulated and guided in order to grow. But it’s incredibly difficult to learn new things if you don’t have help. That’s why we’re here to share some of the best ways to help kids learn.Read more
Keeping your child safe and out of harm’s way is one of the most important duties of being a parent. But that can be a difficult task in today’s world, especially with the rise of child predators. Child predators are adults who target and prey on children in a number of ways, which can occur both in-person and online. In this article, we’ll focus on some of the tips for keeping children safe from child predators.Read more
Pillow Academy students have donated more than $2,800 in proceeds from a recent fundraiser to the Boys and Girls Club of Greenwood. Members of the Pillow Academy Student Council presented the check Tuesday. Dia Chawla, a senior at Pillow and a member of the council, said the money came from their annual Valentine’s Day fundraiser.Read more