A room full of college students in Utah, United States sat in silence when asked if they knew the signs of human trafficking. 

Some of them had read a little bit online, but the overwhelming response was that most didn't know the signs.

But human trafficking doesn't happen in the United States, right? So why do we need to know the signs?

Actually, according to the National Human Trafficking Resource Center (NHTRC), there have been nearly 40,000 reported victims of human trafficking in the United States since 2007.

This year alone there have already been 1,345 reported cases of human trafficking and there is an estimate of more than 27 million slaves worldwide, according to the NHTRC. This means that there are more slaves today than any other time in history.

The United States is known as being one of the countries with the most people being trafficked. Sex and corruption follow money; this makes the United States a big culprit.

However, the United States isn’t the only country with problems. Countries in Europe, Africa and Asia are high culprits as well.

Experts say one of the first ways people can help with this issue is by knowing and recognizing the signs of human trafficking.

Common signs include people who are not free to leave and go as they wish, work excessively long hours, owes a large debt and can’t pay it off or live in houses that have unusually high security.

Experts say that it’s better to call in a false alarm than to not call at all.

More information on recognizing the signs of human trafficking can be found at the National Human Trafficking Resource Center.


Today is ‘No Bra’ day. This is to increase the awareness of breast cancer among people. This is (no bra) also a part of the ‘sexual revolution’ in the US, which started a long time ago. And we are still going through that sexual revolution phase and faraway from establishing feminism. It’s sad how we treat women. Perhaps it has reached its peak because of Trump. We really owe this to Trump for bringing so many things on the surface. I have been saying this since Trump is in the limelight that Trump may not be fit to be the POTUS, but sure having a tremendous impact on our society.


Bullying seems to be another buzzword these days, but when we think of bullying, often we think of bullying in high school or middle school. Certainly not about bullying in the workplace.

Recent studies show that 72 percent of the time bosses react in a way that is unhelpful to the victim of bullying and only 12 percent leads to the actual elimination of bullying from the workplace.

We all seem to have heard the phrase about sticks and stones, but studies are increasingly showing that bullying has a longlasting effect on victims.

Victims have increased risk of sucidality, depression, and mistrust of their peers. 


With college tuition currently on the rise, many students are now questioning whether obtaining a college education is even worth it any more.

With the recession in the recent past, young adults are concerned with landing a job after graduation. Severl students now say that it isn't worth it to spend thousands and thousands of dollars just to graduate and ge a twelve dollar per hour job that they could have got without a degree.

With debts rising and not much of an increase in salary, a college education doesn't make much finanical sense.

However, people still claim that obtaining a college degree provides its alumni with better opportunities and better job offers. They might not be landing their dream job out of college, but they claim college is still important. 

Other people claim that to get a job in today's market people need to get a master's degree as everybody seems to be getting a bachelor's degree these days. 


Three years ago, James Holmes walked into the Aurora Colorado shooting and killed 12 people and injured 70 more. Now, he's finally going to receive his punishment.

The jury is meeting to make their final deliberations on whether he will be sentenced to life in prison or receive the death penalty.

The District Attorney is pushing for the death penalty, claiming that it is the only thing that is just after Holmes' actions. However, unless the jurors reach a unanimous decision, he will be sentenced for life.

According to Fox News, it was an emotional day for families of the deceases victims. Unintentionally, all of them walked out before the defense finished its case. The emotions of all those involved are boiling high as this case finally comes to a close.  



As society becomes increasingly concerned with healthy, or “pure” eating, psychologists and nutritionists say this fascination can all too easily become a fixation that results in disordered eating.

An unhealthy focus on eating healthfully and anxiety over food are key components of an eating disorder called orthorexia. While this disease is not officially recognized in the Diagnostics and Statistics Manual as a mental illness, mental health professionals are calling more attention to this increasingly common disorder.

Orthorexia, like any other eating disorder, causes severe medical and psychological symptoms. Mental health professionals and dietitians state many reasons why orthorexic eating can occur. Reasons range from previous psychological illnesses to incorrect ideas portrayed in the media.

Other experts claim that this unhealthy eating results from using food to feel worthy about themselves. They will turn to food in order to show that they are a good person.  With the media constantly spreading the lie of "sinful foods" and "angelic foods," people are buying in to the myth. 

Other causes of orthorexia stem from people turning to information sources that aren’t credible, both through the media and the Internet, which are full of information touting foods that will boost metabolism and assist with weight loss or warning about food groups to avoid.

Some reliable sources include dietitians or nutritionists or science-backed websites such as eatright.org or the National Eating Disorder website.

Recovering from orthorexia can be a long process, and mental health professionals say friends and family are essential in the recovery process for those dealing with it.

For those struggling to overcome orthorexia, experts agree they first need to find somebody they can trust and talk to throughout the various stages of their recovery. They also need to learn what resources are available to help.