More people are recognizing that women comprise the majority of minimum-wage workers and, therefore, stand to benefit the most from a minimum wage increase. A less recognized women's issue is the rampant sexual harassment—in addition to the poverty—that so many female 'tipped employees' face. These tippled employees include, most notably, restaurant workers, who are most …Read More >
The InStepp Blog: Our Perspective
Visit the InStepp Blog often to get our perspective on issues and local events. Our bloggers continually scan the internet looking for news, ideas and other information of potential interest to our readers.
Every week it seems like we see a story about a child who was in danger due to being left inside a hot car. Whether it was for a quick trip inside the store or misremembering that the child was in the car, children have been put in harm’s way. According to KidsAndCars.org, in 2013, there were 44 heat stroke deaths, up from 34 in 2012. Evenflo and Wal-Mart have a new …Read More >
Since 1983, Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals has raised more than $5 billion—most of it $1 at a time—for 170 children’s hospitals across the United States and Canada, which, in turn, use the money where it’s needed the most. These donations have gone to support research and training, purchase equipment, and pay for uncompensated care, all to save and improve the lives …Read More >
This article is about specific life lessons from specific persons and learning about them might empower you in your life. First, there are ten life lessons that people learn too late. Second, there are twenty-five empowering life lessons suggested that you should know by the time you turn twenty-five. Finally, you may also be empowered by forty-five lessons written by a …Read More >
More women are going to college now than men. 70 percent of women had some college experience, where only 61 percent of men had attended college at some point. A study of 9,000 young Americans conducted by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics found that 32 percent of women, in comparison to 24 percent of men, had received a bachelor’s degree by the age of 27 – an …Read More >
Some very interesting developments have come to the surface that is overwhelmingly alarming to our local communities. Researchers were surprised to see increasing suicide rates among black children, especially boys. The rates of suicide among African-American children have doubled in the last two decades, surpassing the rates among white children, which dropped over the …Read More >