It’s no accident that refugees – including Albert Einstein, Hannah Arendt, Vladimir Nabokov and Marc Chagall – shine as some of our greatest examples of human accomplishment. Historically, when immigrants and refugees have started businesses after relocating, the results have been spectacular. "Rather than allowing refugees to languish, we should invest in their productive capacities," writes Irene Yuan Sun for @bloombergopinion. Finance exists to solve certain basic problems. The world’s 70 million refugees and internally displaced face more of those challenges than anyone. It’s time we created the tools to address them. Read more about how we can give refugees the resources they need, link in bio.
The long-term effects of breathing in dirty air are well known. In some places it can be as bad for you as smoking 25 cigarettes a day. But there may be a more immediate danger linked to toxic air. A seven-year-long study of 397 American counties took crime data from the Federal Bureau of Investigation and air-pollution data from the Environmental Protection Agency. As this chart shows, the researchers found that being exposed to more PM2.5 (particulate matter less than 2.5 microns in diameter) is associated with an increase in violent crimes, such as assault. What happened to crime rates the last time America banned some pollutants? Tap on the link in our bio to find out. #pollution #healthpolicy #americansociety #crimerates
Just know your never alone in anything in life. Someone is always going thru something just like you or worst then you! Once you get over the hump, tell people how you did it “if you want”, and express it cause your story may go along way. Just know, YOUR NEVER ALONE 🙏🏾🙏🏾🙏🏾 #onoursleeves #nationwidechildrenshospital #harlemglobetrotters #inspire #antibullying
I initially decided to run across the U.S. to bring awareness about the importance of better food choices. The deeper I dug into the science, the more I knew without a doubt that a plant-based diet was key to reversing climate change, creating a healthier population, and alleviating unneeded suffering of animals. . At the time I knew little about the world of plant-based advocacy. I had no idea that there was a slew of athletes already spreading the word and proving that a plant-based diet was the most optimal fuel for success. Since the conception of my run I have had the honor of getting to know some of these amazing humans and becoming a part of this larger community. . I remember when I first heard rumblings about a movie that was going to change the game, aptly named The Game Changers (@gamechangersmovie). Like so many, I eagerly awaited its release. It has made its way from world premieres to becoming available on Netflix TODAY!! . Please, please take the 90 mins to watch this film. You need to see it. There is no other reason not to adopt a plant-based diet other than an unwillingness to change. The science is in and the athletes are here to attest, it’s the most optimal diet for health and performance. . And what about the implications that plant-based diets have on our environment? It helps to not only halt, but reverse climate change. Big Ag is destroying the world and we have all the power to stop it by refraining from consuming animal products. . After watching The Game Changers I ask that you give @richroll’s most recent podcast with @paulhawken a listen, titled “We Can Solve Climate Change Now.” Plug it in next time you’re in traffic, on a run, cleaning the house, whatever. But do give it a listen. It’s important y’all. . To me there is no single issue more important than changing the way we eat. Hell, I put my body and mind to the test for 75 days as I ran 3,175 miles to bring awareness about it. Do me a favor and help make the effort worth it by giving these two pieces of media a bit of your time.
It’s so easy to get discouraged when you don’t see results overnight. It takes discipline and focus over time. Keep going. If you give up now you will waste all the progress you made and go right back to where you started. Unhappy and craving change.