Blog Posts by Tawana Phillips

  • Would You Knowingly Poison Yourself?

    Hippocrates said, "Let food be thy medicine and medicine be thy food" but he didn't mean the kind of food we are being exposed to now a days such as Genetically Modified Foods. GMO's are food items that have had their DNA changed through genetic engineering. Unlike conventional genetic modification that is carried out through time-tested conventional breeding of plants and animals. Combining genes from different organisms is known as recombinant DNA technology, and the resulting organism is said to be genetically modified, genetically engineered, or transgenic.

    California recently came very close to passing the first statewide initiative in America that would have mandated the labeling of food if genetically modified organisms (GMO's) were an ingredient. Prop 37 was known as the "The California Right to Know Genetically Engineered Food Act."

    The initiative was defeated when over one million dollars a day by big companies were pumped into deceptive advertising in the final

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  • Is a Women's Place Only in the Home?

    Coco Chanel said it best, " A girl should be two things: who and what she wants." But history says otherwise, in 1967 a women earned only 58 cents to a man's dollar.

    According to society if a women chooses to work in what is considered a "pink collar" job, which was coined during the Second World War, when women occupied jobs such secretaries, typist, and transcribers. As the U.S. economy evolved, these jobs became defined as those that were traditionally dominated by women and have been blamed for fueling the wage gap between women and men for the last 45 years.

    The top ten "pink collar" jobs held by women include:

    1. Secretaries and Administrative Assistants
    2. Registered Nurses
    3. Middle and Elementary School Teachers
    4. Cashiers
    5. Retail Sales
    6. Home Health Aides
    7. Retail Sales Managers or First Line Supervisors
    8. Waitresses
    9. Book Keeping, Accounting and Auditing Clerks
    10. Maids and Housekeepers

    Real Estate Investment is a sure-fire way

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  • What About Our Daughters?

    Statistics show that women are living in utter poverty to this day, women working full-time year round get paid 77 cents for every dollar paid to their male counterparts and the wage gap has been stagnant over the last decade. In 2011 African American women working full time year round were paid 64 cents and Hispanic women only 55 cents for every dollar paid to white non-Hispanic men.

    The poverty rate among women rose to 14.5 percent in 2010, up from 13.9 percent in 2009, the highest in 17 years. According to the 2010 US Census Bureau the "extreme poverty rate" among women was the highest ever recorded. Single mothers are having the hardest time of all, more than 40 percent of women who head families are now living in poverty. Over a forty year, working career, the average women loses over $400,000, as a result of the wage gap. More than forty percent of the wage gap cannot be explained by occupation, work experience, race, or union membership.

    Tiffani Chanil shares how she

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