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The Risks behind Cryptocurrency Trading

We are now undergoing one of the greatest transformations of wealth we have ever experienced. From dropshipping to the options market, the pandemic has fueled people to divulge their interests and explore worlds they have never had the chance to look at. At the center

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India’s Rabid Epidemic

This article was originally published in our Spring 2022 print issue. PHOTO BY A. BELSARE/S. DESAI India’s deadly, yet silent, epidemic has gone largely unmentioned by the Indian government, and unnoticed by the rest of the world. Over time, this has allowed for the quiet

The Danger of Convenience and Information

This article was originally published in our Fall 2021 print issue. Direct to consumer (DTC) genetic companies, like 23andMe and Ancestry, made the science of genomics accessible to the ordinary consumer as early as 2010. The convenient process involves spitting in a vial and dropping it

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Health & Economics

Healthcare can be dependent on an individual’s/nation’s income. But, a country’s economy can be heavily influenced by better health practices and policies. As Bloom and Canning stated: “Health may be not only a consequence but also a cause of high income.” This can work through

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COVID-19 and Malnutrition in the Asia-Pacific Region

In recent years, the Asia-Pacific region has been facing dire malnutrition and food insecurity issues. Even before the COVID-19 pandemic, approximately 1.9 billion people in the region were unable to afford nutritious diets. In 2019, the Asia-Pacific region accounted for about half of the global

China’s Vaccine Crisis

Reports of ineffective vaccines given to thousands of children have sparked uproar in China. What does this mean for public perception of vaccines?

When Global Philanthropy Fails

Philanthropy can lead to unintended consequences. How can Americans work to tackle the roots of international issues by donating money effectively?