As cases of the novel coronavirus hit unbelievable highs across the world, the majority of Americans remain in their homes as a literal safe haven from the world around us. While domestic violence cases are known to spike during economic crises, there's rising concern for victims of in-home abuse during a time when there is no way out. For those who … [Read more...] about No Escape: The Harsh Reality of Domestic Violence During Quarantine
In the midst of all this chaos, a little positivity goes a long way. Take a break from the news and check out the Emerald's compilation of 100 things people are doing to keep busy during quarantine! 1) Lauren, 21. Chester County, Pa. “I have been getting in touch with my creative side again by smoking and drawing this jellyfish forest for the … [Read more...] about We Asked 100 People How They’re Keeping Busy During Quarantine
Historically, surges in birth rates have followed periods of tragedy or prolonged indoor isolation, like hurricanes or blackouts. In response, many wonder whether the novel coronavirus pandemic will cause another baby boom. As such, social media is abuzz with potential titles for the new generation: baby zoomers, coronials, or quaranteens. Ultimately, we'll have to wait … [Read more...] about Baby Boom or Blip: Will the Effects of the Novel Coronavirus Pandemic Result in More Births?
As the novel coronavirus continues to affect global life, many are labeling the pandemic as mother nature’s revenge. For us, it's time to stay at home. But, for the earth, it’s an opportunity to heal. As we attempt to protect ourselves and our fellow earthlings from illness, we must also remember to protect our planet. Amid the opposing opinions about personal … [Read more...] about Stop Littering Your Masks and Gloves, Let Mother Nature Heal
On Monday, April 7th, 2020, Charlotte Figi—namesake of high-CBD, low-THC strain, Charlotte’s Web—died. She was 13 years old. Charlotte’s death was announced on her mother's, Paige Figi, Facebook page in a message that read, “Charlotte is no longer suffering. She is seizure-free forever. Thank you so much for all of your love. Please respect … [Read more...] about “The Heartbeat of our Passion,” Charlotte Figi, Industry Pioneer, Dies