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What Is Gaslighting?

What Is Gaslighting?

Gaslighting means to manipulate someone by psychological means into questioning their own sanity (Google). The term “gaslighting” comes from a 1938 play, “Gas Light.” The movie “Gaslight” was more widely known in 1944. A husband manipulates his wife to make her believe she is losing her grip on reality, so he can commit her to […]

Prioritization of Jobs and Educational Welfare in the Eyes of Phalanx

Prioritization of Jobs and Educational Welfare in the Eyes of Phalanx

Phalanx Family Services is a non-profit organization dedicated to helping remove employment barriers for Chicago residents. The agency began working with low-income black communities in 2003 and continues to do so by consistently seeking funding for those in need of assistance. The organization’s prime objective is finding permanent solutions needed to reverse the decline of Chicago’s […]

Athletes Drinking Too Much Water Can Be Fatal

Athletes Drinking Too Much Water Can Be Fatal

With football practice beginning in the hot August heat, athletes are encouraged to stay hydrated. However, drinking too much can be fatal. In 2017, a football coach from the University of Texas created a urine-based “Longhorn Football Chart,” which designates players with yellow or brown urine and labels them as “selfish” or a “bad guy” respectively. […]

HIV Rates Higher Among Those 50 Years and Older

HIV Rates Higher Among Those 50 Years and Older

Americans 50 years and older make up the highest group of individuals living with HIV, human immunodeficiency virus. In 2014, the CDC reported living with diagnosed HIV by age group, the two highest groups were ages 50-54 and 55-59. There is a significant drop, greater than 5,000, for ages 60-64. Ages 65 and older show a […]

Recall of Whey Powder Affects Dozens of Popular Foods

Recall of Whey Powder Affects Dozens of Popular Foods

A little-known key ingredient in the manufacture of many foods is whey powder. It serves as a gel, thickener, or to modify texture. When there is a possible salmonella contamination in the production of packaged foods the item is recalled. Once the wholesaler of the whey powder sent out notification of the possible contaminant, their customers must […]

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