November 8, 2023

Standing in a 45-minute line to vote in one of the many state elections held across the US yesterday, a few of my fellow voters griped at how much casting a vote hasn’t changed that much from the times of our great-grandparents. I’ve often wondered why not work to create a secure system online to cast a vote via our home computers or smartphones. Of course, there are critics who are fearful of one thing or another. Yet, other things that used to require in-person engagement have found success in going online. The latest research shows just what a game-changer buying groceries online has been for the low-income; Changing our perspective when looking at an issue, especially a volatile one, enables us to broaden our view. For example, have you ever thought why Puerto Ricans see themselves in Palestinians?; We knew it was coming. Scientists just released their analysis of 2023 climate; and Researchers found if we practice one particular type of meditation the impact can be big for our well-being. Go beyond the headlines…

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