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Would you take the Food Stamp Challenge?

April 14, 2015

This week, actress Gwyneth Paltrow joined a growing list of celebrities by accepting the “Food Stamp Challenge”. The challenge involves living for a week on food purchased through the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP). Formerly known as food stamps, SNAP gives low-income individuals approximately $43/week to spend at authorized retailers. As of 2014, the program benefits […]

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March is Multiple Sclerosis Awareness Month!

March 23, 2015

For healthy individuals, the body’s immune system serves to protect against disease. But for those with Multiple Sclerosis (MS), it actually attacks the body’s tissues. Specifically, it destroys myelin – the fatty coating on nerve fibers in the brain and spinal chord (which facilitates the delivery of electrical signals). As a result, individuals with MS […]

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The Rich get Richer: Forbes Releases 2015 Billionaires List

March 9, 2015

Imagine having over a billion dollars?! Well according to Forbes’ 2015 Billionaires List, released this week, a record 1826 people fall into this coveted class. Ranging from sports stars to entrepreneurs, the billionaires have an aggregate net worth of $7.05 trillion (up from $6.4 trillion in 2014). That equates to an average of $3.86 billion […]

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Scientists Feverishly Defend Vaccines after Measles Outbreak

February 17, 2015

They say Disneyland is the “happiest place on earth”. But over the last month, the theme park has become the epicenter of a major measles outbreak. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), 121 Americans across 17 states contracted measles between January 1 and February 6. At least 103 cases (or 85%) […]

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Super Bowl XLIX. More than just the National Football League’s championship

February 11, 2015

There was much more at stake during Super Bowl XLIX than just the National Football League’s championship. While the New England Patriots are the biggest winner, NBC, Katy Perry, and Budweiser also could make the claim that they are going to Disney World. A post-Super Bowl survey shows that 76.2% of the 1,000 adults polled […]

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Good Things to Know… About the Super Bowl

January 29, 2015

While Deflate-Gate has occupied much of the nation’s attention as we approach the kickoff to Super Bowl XLIX, Opinions 4 Good (Op4G) has decided to bring relevancy back to the conversation.  This week we surveyed 1000 people (balanced across gender, age, income, ethnicity, and education) to find out what people are really thinking about the […]

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American Sniper Triggers Key Conversation

January 24, 2015

Americans are abuzz over American Sniper. The Clint Eastwood film grossed $105 million in its opening weekend, more than The Hobbit and Avatar. It has shattered January box office records in “red and blue states, small and large cities, tiny towns — everywhere”. Furthermore, it has earned 6 Academy Award nominations, including for best picture […]

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Adding Fuel to the Fire: Will Plunging Oil Prices Hurt the Environment?

January 9, 2015

Oil prices are in free fall. On Monday, the price of a barrel of West Texas Intermediate (WTI) crude fell below $50 for the first time since 2009. This compares to a price of $105 per barrel just 6 months prior. Certainly, a drop of this magnitude could have considerable economic and geopolitical implications. But […]

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Pets as Presents: Wise or Risky?

December 13, 2014

With less than two weeks until Christmas, many are scrambling to find that perfect holiday gift. Certainly, puppies and kittens have much to offer: loyalty, companionship, unconditional love. But should pets really be on holiday gift lists? The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (ASPCA) thinks so. According to the non-profit, the […]

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Congress Unites Behind Disability Assistance

November 29, 2014

Examples of bipartisanship are few and far between on Capitol Hill. But in recent weeks, at least one bill has managed to win broad support from across the political spectrum: the ABLE Act for Americans with disabilities. Also known as the Achieving a Better Life Experience Act, the legislation would create new tax-exempt investment accounts […]

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