The Fairness of Progressive Taxes

Opinions on Debatable Issues #5 Progressive Taxes is a taxation system that imposes different tax rates based on the taxpayers’ financial ability with low-income individuals paying fewer taxes. Tax brackets are used to group taxpayers by income ranges. The money the individual earns places him or her into a bracket, resulting in a higher taxContinue reading “The Fairness of Progressive Taxes”

Why No Child Left Behind Act (NCLB) is a FAILURE

Opinions on Debatable Issues #4 The No Child Left Behind Act (NCLB) is a reauthorization of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act. Its main purpose is to improve education for all American students. The U.S. Department of Education emphasizes the Act’s operation following 4 pillars: Accountability: to ensure those students who are disadvantaged achieve academicContinue reading “Why No Child Left Behind Act (NCLB) is a FAILURE”

Why the US Should Hold Onto USPS

Opinions on Debatable Issues #3 USPS is the oldest and most important public goods in American history. It has catalyzed the development of many of our nation’s essential networks. Our national roads, railroad systems, and even airlines were kicked off by a need to transport mail around the country as efficiently as possible. 50 yearsContinue reading “Why the US Should Hold Onto USPS”

The “Weaknesses” of DACA

Opinions on Debatable Issues #2 DACA, the abbreviation for the Deferred Actions for Childhood Arrivals is stirring lots of political disagreements and intense sentiments. Under the policy, people who came to the United States as children and meet several guidelines may request consideration of deferred action, which is the use of prosecutorial discretion to deferContinue reading “The “Weaknesses” of DACA”

3 Small Things to do to Organize your life.

Main Tips: 1. Clean up your email (Gmail and Outlook instructions) 2. Check and manage spendings on credit card subscriptions 3. Donate/sell all unwanted or seldomly-used stuff 1. Clean up your email Gmail Users: Clean Up Your Google Drive and Photos to free up storage Sign in to your account and go to google storage page.Continue reading “3 Small Things to do to Organize your life.”

The Problem with “Ageism”

Disabusing Stigmas Series (#2) “Ageism is the stereotyping, prejudice, and discrimination against people on the basis of their age” according to the World Health Organization (WHO). To be more specific, Robert Butler, who coined the term, states that ageism causes the elderly to be “categorized as senile, rigid, and old-fashioned in morality and skills. AgeismContinue reading “The Problem with “Ageism””

SAVE LIVES: The Social Influences on Americans’ mask-wearing behavior during COVID-19 Survey

Dear everyone, I’m conducting a study regarding the Social Influences on Americans’ mask-wearing behavior during COVID-19. The purpose of the study is to provide evidential support to public policymaking regarding the handling of COVID-19 and future pandemics. The findings and conclusions from this study can potentially SAVE LIVES. If you live in the United States,Continue reading “SAVE LIVES: The Social Influences on Americans’ mask-wearing behavior during COVID-19 Survey”

Say “NO!” to Fat Stigma

Disabusing Stigmas Series (#1) By Sharon Huang Main Takeaways: Being overweight is not a shame nor a disease Diets do NOT work BMI is flawed (body works biologically, not physically) Finding your set-point weight is the key The challengin g of social anti-fat trend is crucial Steps to make peace with food and finding balanceContinue reading “Say “NO!” to Fat Stigma”

Must-Read book for Everyone

Getting to know how your body ACTUALLY works biologically, disabusing social FAT stigma, making PEACE with food, finding BALANCE in your life. “The only way to solve the weight problem is to stop making weight a problem—to stop judging ourselves and others by our size. Weight is not an effective measure of attractiveness, moral character,Continue reading “Must-Read book for Everyone”