When members of a majority group adopt a cultural element of a minority group in a disrespectful, stereotypical or exploitative way, that’s cultural appropriation. In the last several years, many people have opened their eyes to this practice. They’ve taken notice and made changes to show respect and spread inclusivity. Dr. Kayla Lewis, associate professor of literacy at … [Read more...] about Discover a more authentic Native American experience
For cybercriminals, stealing your personal information and money through online scams has become big business. The growth of social media use has resulted in even more scams, according to recent reports given to the Federal Trade Commission. More than one in four people who reported losing money to fraud in 2021 said it started on social media with an ad, a post or a … [Read more...] about Beware falling prey to online scams
Juneteenth falls on June 19. It’s the newest federal holiday in the United States commemorating emancipation of enslaved African Americans. Dr. Marlin Barber, senior instructor of history at Missouri State University, explains to BestColleges.com the meaning and significance of Juneteenth, as well as how colleges and students can celebrate it. … [Read more...] about Understanding Juneteenth
Bread is a staple food around the world and there are many different types. Some are healthier than others. Registered dietitian Jaime Gnau offers some insights about choosing the healthiest types of bread to INSIDER. She’s also a clinical instructor of biomedical sciences at Missouri State University. … [Read more...] about What are the healthiest bread choices?
Books have the power to shape, influence and change our lives. Why is that so? What goes into a book that can shape lives? Jennifer Murvin, assistant professor of English at Missouri State University and the owner of the indie bookstore, Pagination Bookshop in Springfield, Missouri, shares with Authority Magazine about the books that changed her life. … [Read more...] about The power of books to change lives