Loneliness and Social Isolation

CQ Researcher

Do they pose a growing health epidemic?

Paula Dutton experienced a series of life changes that reduced the number of close friends and relatives she could turn to: a cross-country move from her hometown of Philadelphia to Los Angeles, a divorce, the death of both parents. Then she retired.


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Human Rights Organizer

Sally Salem: Training for Youth Citizenship and Participation in Egypt

At 22, Sally Salem seemed to be heading down the path expected for many women in Cairo, Egypt. It was 1999 and she had just graduated with a degree in English literature and, through family connections, had landed a secure job

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Student Homelessness

Frederick Magazine

Community Supports Students in Need

Abbey couldn’t hold back the tears as she made her way through the hallway between classes at Tuscarora High School. The 18-year-old was tired, stressed and emotionally exhausted, having started her senior year sleeping most nights in the SUV she had purchased

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Digital Danger

Frederick Magazine

As Social Media Explodes (Again and Again), What is Being Done to Keep Kids Safe in the Cybersphere?

Amy Diggs asks the sixth graders arriving in her Integrated Studies class at Middletown Middle School one fall morning to list the rules for being

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