Social issues

When the rest of the world is working remotely from the comfort of their homes, security personnel and law enforcement are expected to be out on the roads, continuing their usual work. They are a part of the army helping the government and community in combating the pandemic. Being outside most of the day, it is important for them to be aware of the safety...

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Abhishek Mogili is a third-year Biology and Political Science student at Northeastern University who works as a department technician at Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston. With the ongoing COVID-19 situations, the hospitals need as many helping hands as possible. Hence, Mogili does whatever he can to lighten the load. In times when he is not assisting with the transport of patients, Mogili is collecting...

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With the continuous spread of the global pandemic COVID-19, people across the world are affected not only physically but also mentally. Emotions are affected deeply and with almost the entire world getting locked down, emotional stress is quite normal during this time. David DeSteno is a Psychology professor in the College of Science at Northeastern University. He says that the constant inundation of emotionally fraught images...

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The COVID-19 pandemic has resulted in many people working from home as companies have adopted a work-from-home policy to curb the spread of the disease. The question of productivity has often been put under the microscope when working from home comes into the picture. As several million workers are confined to their homes, they are exposed to the luxury of the bed as opposed to...

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American media has had a long journey right from the first newspaper that was published in Boston, Massachusetts in 1690. Within the next 50 years, magazines also began to gain popularity in several major American cities. The concept of commercial radio burst on to the scene at the beginning of the 20th century and ended print media's monopoly in America. This gave audiences all over...

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Workplace safety

A safe working environment is one of the most essential requirements for factory workers. It is not just promising safety in physical work but also fixing deficiencies and helping solve work problems. Robert Lieb, a professor of Supply Chain Management at Northeastern University observes the situation of workplace safety in the foreign suppliers of the companies in the U.S.   According to Lieb, regulations enforcing workplace safety...

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muslim

When there are talks related to radical rules or the extremist mentality, the name of Donald Trump isn’t too far. It doesn’t amaze us now that he has been the spine behind the exec­u­tive order to block all refugees from entering the United States for a minimum period of four months. The order doesn’t restrict itself to just refugees as it also halts immi­gra­tion for...

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Alzheimer's

Alzheimer’s disease is characterised by the degeneration of brain cells, meaning fewer nerve cell connections, leading to a decline in thinking, behavioural, and social skills that disrupt a person’s ability to function independently. It causes severe memory impairment where the patient loses the ability to remember recent conversations and carry out everyday tasks.   Richard Deth, a professor at Northeastern University, discovered a new fact, where he...

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The governments and hospitals across the world are in a crisis with the spread of the COVID-19 pandemic. With all the healthcare systems trying to handle the situation, one important group of patients to be taken care of are those who do not have the coronavirus disease but still need access to healthcare to function in everyday life.   Timothy Hoff is a professor of Management, Healthcare...

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When products get endorsed with a celebrity, we all have a tendency to buy it. However, celebrity endorsements have become a topic of debate. Is it really okay for a person to use their fame to persuade customer minds to buy a particular brand? Bruce Clark from Northeastern University talks about the pros and cons of celebrity endorsements and how to deal with this.   Celebrities, he...

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