Missouri Expands Insurance to Cover Eating Disorders
Posted on : 06-30-2015 By : Samantha Pointer
In an unprecedented move, Missouri Governor Jay Dixon signed a bill this week that will require insurance providers to pay for certain types of treatment for eating disorders. Missouri is the first state to have this bill put into action and it will open up doors for better and more extended treatment for patients who suffer with various types of eating disorders. Prior to this recent bill signing, those with eating disorders have often not received adequate treatment for their illness because their insurance would not pay for it. Under…
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Fire Saves Woman and Baby
Posted on : 06-30-2015 By : Samantha Pointer
A woman in went on what she thought would be a trip in the Plumas National Forest that would only last for a few days. What she didn't expect was to go into labor while in the forest. There was no cell phone reception in the woods, so she couldn't call for the help she needed. Instead, she did the only thing that she knew. She started a fire in the hopes that someone would see the smoke and rescue her and her baby. According to Marcio Alaor BMG, the woman…
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LGBT Issues on the Horizon
Posted on : 06-30-2015 By : Samantha Pointer
After 2 months of the infamous Obergefell v. Hodges hearing on same-sex marriage, the Supreme Court finally made their decision that legalized same-sex marriage nationwide. This was an unbelievably large victory and momentous time for all same-sex couples as well as same-sex supporters. There were Pride parades across the United States as people took to the streets in order to celebrate the right to marry as well as social equality, something they had been fighting for years and years. Although the Supreme Court has ruled in favor of same-sex marriage,…
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Progression of Image Recognition Technologies in 2015
Posted on : 06-29-2015 By : Samantha Pointer
Image recognition technology has made a vast impression to the fashion and product industries internationally. Consumers and enterprises are discovering the wonders of using visual search to network together using the best high performance image recognition applications. Doe Deere points out that the purpose of image recognition software is to detect and identify precise or similar products, brands, individuals, or architectural structures, for an example. It is changing the way consumers shop and the way businesses offer products and services to the general public at large. Some of the companies…
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New Yorker Cover is a Failure in Support of Marriage Equality
Posted on : 06-29-2015 By : Samantha Pointer
Over the weekend, The New Yorker republished its 2013 Bert and Ernie "Moment of Joy" cover that was originally released for its "July 8 & 15 2013" edition. At the time, the Supreme Court had overturned the Defense of Marriage Act because Section 3 was deemed "unconstitutional." The cover presented Bert and Ernie as a gay couple snuggled up together in front of the TV happily hearing for the first time the news. Why was the cover problematic at the time? Why is it still problematic today? For decades, adults…
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