The Impact Industry

The Impact Industry

A person’s voice is a commodity, so in an era where one’s voice is more amplified by their popularity than ever before, even the perception of celebrity is a potential industry waiting to be tapped. With companies transitioning from television advertisements and billboards to personalized marketing and social media influencers, there is money to be made for the service of drumming up views, likes, retweets, and followers — even when they are fake.

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It's reigning cats and dogs: pet store profits

It's reigning cats and dogs: pet store profits

Go out to any park on a sunny Sunday, and there’s a high chance it’ll be filled with people walking their dogs. Pets. They’re everywhere— whether it’s the commonplace dogs or cats, the slightly off-beat reptiles, or the plain weird (and fairly illegal) Siberian tigers and poisonous cobras. The pet industry has been burgeoning in the last few decades, and it’s clear North Americans can’t get enough of their furry (and sometimes scaly) best friends [...]

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Enough: A generation standing against gun violence

Enough: A generation standing against gun violence

Guns have become synonymous with the United States in the same way as apple pie and baseball. In fact, as of 2017, Americans own nearly half (48%) of the total 650 million civilian-owned guns worldwide. Even more shocking, with a population representing only 5% or the global population, the United States accounts for 31% of global mass shootings. Clearly there is a problem.

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