Sexual assault does not choose a race, age, gender, or sexual orientation. Discussions regarding, and around, sexual assault seem to assume the victim is a woman and leave the focus there. Statistically, yes, this is the likelihood and often the unfortunate truth, but it should not discredit male, non-binary, and transgender people’s experiences. And if it does happen, the symptoms are the same no matter your identity. This is where the stigma originates, especially for straight males.

In 2015 the Center for Disease and Control (CDC) found approximately 25% of men in the U.S. have experienced contact sexual violence in…


Disclaimer: I am not an expert, this is what I learned from my Legal Environment of Business class.

The western world is one large melting pot of cultures and religions learning to live together. Taking the time to understand the rules that guide each other’s lives will help us be more empathetic. This article looks at how Islamic culture relates to money. There are roughly 3.5 million Muslims in America, many of whom practice Islamic Finance. Morals highlighted in the Qur’an guide Islamic finance which creates one of the many stark contrasts between Islamic finance and Western finance.

“Unhealthy human…


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The Great Barrier Reef is one of the natural wonders of the world, but climate change is on a rampant path to make it obsolete. It has gone from the infamous vibrant reds, blues, yellows to bleached, and colorless. As a society, we will take significant losses without healthy coral reefs.

Coral reefs take up a small fraction of our earth but are among the most valuable ecosystems because they host more species per unit than other marine environments. If they are unhealthy, they cannot provide the same resources to marine life, earth’s infrastructure, and humans.

What Are Coral Reefs?

Coral reefs are built…


Colin Beavan made the documentary “No Impact Man” in 2009 to shed light on the lifestyle change he made for a year. Beavan committed to being as environmentally conscious as possible for an entire year. The goal was to live his life in an altered way to leave no trace of an environmental carbon footprint.

He blogged the year-long experience for those interested in how he lived a happy life while not impacting the earth negatively. The premise of the documentary was to demonstrate ways to live pre-industrially. …


“Emotional intelligence is a different way of being smart. Everybody knows about IQ, but lots of people have never heard of EQ. And interestingly enough, it’s supposedly twice as important to success as IQ is” Professor Kate Nelson at Fox School of Business at Temple University.

The general stereotype for business leaders, like CEOs, is that they are ruthless in order to be successful. While that can be true sometimes, it is not always the case. The actions of a business leader set the tone for the rest of the company, like a domino effect.

An example of bad…

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Lessons I have learned as a student at the Fox School of Business at Temple University.

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