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    Media Savvy in the age of “Fake News”

    Nearly every day we hear the term “fake news” whether used in the political context, or increasingly, through social media platforms. Whether you find this disturbing or not, one thing has been proven: lies and falsehoods spread much more rapidly than the truth. So say researchers at MIT (Massachusetts Institute of Technology) who studied news […]

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    As Housing Costs Rise, Women Face Increased Barriers to Obtaining Home Ownership

    Recent information from the Pew Charitable Trusts confirm what we are hearing from the nonprofit sector: the high cost of home rental leaves most families out of homeownership. After the 2007-09 recession more households are termed “rent burdened” spending more than 30% of their pre-tax income on housing. In fact, Census Bureau data shares that […]

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    Juggling College and Child Care

    A recent article from the Institute for Women’s Policy Research (IWPR) delivered an eye-opening reality about another issue facing student parents – the cost of child care. The article profiled a young mother, Andrea Fitch, whose parenting experience was both a joy and challenge for her husband and for her.  The high costs of basic […]

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