Just a friendly reminder that for folks in Pennsylvania need to remember to “spring ahead” and set their clocks ahead 1 hour before they go to bed on Saturday, March 12, to make sure they are on time for whatever plans they may have for Sunday.
This January 19, 2016 article on the Madison Commons website, written by Samantha Silverman talks about one woman’s personal experiences with life as a homeless person trying to blend in and make the best of a bad situation while trying to attend college.
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An article talking about what some Lawmakers are trying to do to help poor people meet their basic need for clean diapers for their children
This July 22, 2015 attn: article is lengthy, but talks about recent and ongoing studies that are finding through the use of brain imaging, there seems to be a correlation between the amount of grey matter that a person develops in their brain and the income level of their household. Areas of the brain that seem to be most effected are those areas that regulate behavior and could be a reason about why people from low-income households seem to be at a higher risk of developing disorders such as AD/HD. Other factors that are being considered as well as the brain imaging, include genetic and environmental factors like air quality and noise pollution, lead exposure, and nutrition.
This January 28, 2015 CBS: Chicago article talks about how Illinois State Senator Sandoval is pushing to decrease the taxation of baby diapers in his state. He acknowledges it will be a loss in tax revenue, but it is something that would help many families with small children which is good for everyone in the state.
Illinois State Senate (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
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Tagged baby diaper tax, baby diaper taxation, baby diapers, Diaper, diapers, disposable diapers, disposble baby diapers, Illinois, Illinois senator pushes to decrease baby diaper tax, legislation, proposed legislation, United States
This YouTube video was uploaded by Acrumble31 on December 31, 2011 and is a summary of the “Every Little Bottom” study done by Huggies on the topic of Diaper Need in the United States.
September 8 – 14, 2014 is National Diaper Need Awareness week and is designed to help raise awareness about the broad impact that not having enough clean diapers can have on families in need.
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Tagged awareness week, Baby, Children, Diaper, diaper need, diaper need awareness, Disposable, low-income, Poverty, Textile, United States
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This April 10, 2014 St. Louis Post-Dispatch article talks about diaper need and the impact it can have on every aspect of a family. The article points out that some who are desperate to get diapers will resort to stealing them because that feel they have no other option for being able to provide clean diapers for their child.
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This April 1, 2014 Portland Business Journal article talks about a non-profit that was established in 2012 to address diaper need in the Portland area.
This Junior League of Pittsburgh article is another example of what diaper need looks like and includes a request for help within the Pittsburgh area.
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