Economy

Market For Plant-based Substitutes Expected To Surpass $5 Billion By 2020

Market For Plant-based Substitutes Expected To Surpass $5 Billion By 2020

The future is green. At least, that’s what a new report is projecting. According to Markets and Markets, the faux meat industry will increase to $5.17 billion by the year 2020. Specifically, it’s expected to grow at a CAGR (Compound Annual Growth Rate) of 6.4% between 2015 and 2020. The report release reads: “The growing demand […]

Paramedic Who Makes $15/hr Shuts Down Every Argument Against Fast Food Workers Who Earn The Same

Paramedic Who Makes $15/hr Shuts Down Every Argument Against Fast Food Workers Who Earn The Same

By Joe Fletcher / Addicting Info The internet is a mighty tool. Occasionally, you come across a person’s perspective on an issue that is so spot on you just have to share it. A paramedic from Arlington, Texas who earns $15/hr. shared his views on New York’s decision to make the minimum wage for fast food workers […]

Pope Francis Calls To End Tax-Exempt Status For Churches That Don’t Practice Charity

Pope Francis Calls To End Tax-Exempt Status For Churches That Don’t Practice Charity

Should churches be tax exempt? There’s no easy – or clear – answer to this question, as not all religious institutions (or the people behind them), are the same. Pope Francis’ opinion on the matter, however, might surprise you. Right before his trip to America, Pope Francis spoke with a Portuguese Catholic broadcaster and discussed […]

In 10 Months, This Cafe Has Fed 10,000 People With 20 Tons Of Unwanted Food

In 10 Months, This Cafe Has Fed 10,000 People With 20 Tons Of Unwanted Food

Are you aware that in the United States, nearly 40% of the food produced is tossed into the trash? As it makes its way to the landfill, 795 million people in the world wonder where their next meal will come from. It’s ridiculous – as well as disheartening, which is why activists around the planet […]

Rockford, Illinois Effectively Ends Veteran Homelessness!

Rockford, Illinois Effectively Ends Veteran Homelessness!

Lately, a number of positive developments have been shared concerning homelessness. Not only have some incredibly innovative sleeping bag designs been revealed to help individuals on the street stay warm and cozy, the city of Rockford, Illinois announced that it has officially eliminated homelessness among vets.  Rockford is now one of at least 15 cities […]

This Hospital Bill Is Going Viral. Why? This Is What Childbirth Costs In A Nation Without Public Healthcare

This Hospital Bill Is Going Viral. Why? This Is What Childbirth Costs In A Nation Without Public Healthcare

Having a baby should be an exciting, heartwarming endeavor, not a soul-crushing, fearsome experience. Yet, for millions of people who don’t live in a nation with universal health care, the stack of bills after a hospital visit can be just that. Twitter user @YumiYoko conveyed this to the world when, earlier this year, she delivered a […]