From August, 2019

5 Lifestyle Changes You Can Make to Reduce Cellulite

By: The Millennial Source

Reading Time: 6 minutes Recently, popstar Camila Cobello was snapped on the beach by paparazzi and passersby. Soon after, she was slammed in the media for having cellulite and being “too fat”. But cellulite is so normal – a reported 85% of women over the age of 21 have it.

Even though cellulite is made up of fat deposits, it isn’t necessarily related to being fat.
That said, managing your weight and making a few other healthy lifestyle choices might significantly reduce the appearance of cellulite. And there’s no reason to feel bad about wanting to try.

Here are some tips:

1) Drink more water
2) Brush and exfoliate your skin
3) Eat well
4) Stress less
5) Move around – doesn’t have to be intense, don’t worry!

Targeted by Both the Law and the Lawless, Migrants Endure in Trump’s America

By: Bennett Siems

Reading Time: 16 minutes On August 3, a gunman opened fire at a Walmart in the border city of El Paso, Texas, killing 22 people. Many of the victims were Latinos, including migrant workers and eight Mexican citizens.
Just four days later in Mississippi, ICE officials took almost 700 undocumented immigrants from Mexico and Central America into custody. Occurring on the first day of school, the raid left many children parentless for hours or days.
Despite undocumented immigrants adding value to the US economy and paying taxes, politicians claim that illegal immigration costs the country billions of dollars each month.

Go beyond the headlines with us…

– Why is the US averse to punishing employers for hiring undocumented workers?
– Why have past attempts to reform US immigration laws failed to resolve long-standing issues?
– How do Trump’s words and policies on immigration compare with those of the president whose campaign slogan he borrowed?

Hong Kong unrest sparks a floating conspiracy theory amongst some Taiwanese

By: The Millennial Source

Reading Time: 3 minutes Recently, The Millennial Source spoke with some citizens of Taiwan to learn what those on the eastern side of the Taiwan strait think of the current unrest in Hong Kong.
Hong Kong has recently entered its tenth week of almost continuous protests, with increasingly bloody clashes and mounting tension gripping the city.
While President Tsai Ying Wen remains firm in her rejection of any mainland China involvement in Taiwan’s affairs, the people of Taiwan are more skeptical about her ability to maintain the status quo.

Go beyond the headlines with us…

– What do the Taiwanese think of President Tsai’s ability to maintain the status quo?
– Why do some believe that the protests on Hong Kong island have been staged by Beijing?

Top 6 Angelina Jolie Quotes on How To Be (and Raise) Magnificent Women

By: The Millennial Source

Reading Time: 2 minutes Recently, Oscar-winning actress Angelina Jolie spoke out about the inequalities women endure around the world today. She also shared some advice she gives her daughters on how to become strong and magnificent women, in spite of all the obstacles placed in their way.

“In my work, I travel often to countries where I know that if I were a citizen there, my beliefs and actions as a woman could land me in jail or expose me to physical danger…”

“I often tell my daughters that the most important thing they can do is to develop their minds. You can always put on a pretty dress, but it doesn’t matter what you wear on the outside if your mind isn’t strong. There is nothing more attractive—you might even say enchanting—than a woman with an independent will and her own opinions.”

Migrant Labor Made America Great – History Behind the US-Mexico Border Crisis

By: Bennett Siems

Reading Time: 14 minutes During a tour of a US border detention facility, Mike Pence encountered hungry men struggling to sleep on the floor of overcrowded cages. Many of the men came to the US to work.
To investigate why the US has failed for decades to enact useful immigration reforms, The Millennial Source abided by an old guideline of American journalism: When in doubt, follow the money.

Go beyond the headlines with us…

– Which private corporations are cashing in on the humanitarian crisis?
– How crucial is migrant labor to the American economy?
– For how long have US employers and government agencies alternated between recruiting immigrant laborers and punishing them?
– What is the history behind the labor exchange programs that brought the first waves of Mexican workers to the US? What happened after the largest such program ended?

The Millennial Source – Following the Hong Kong Protests

By: The Millennial Source

Reading Time: 6 minutes They started in March as a bottom-up push to block the China-Hong Kong extradition bill. Now, protests in Hong Kong have evolved into something much greater – an all-encompassing battle over Hong Kong’s future.

The following update is part of The Millennial Source’s continuing coverage of the months-long protests, which show no sign of slowing down. For further context, please see our feature article on the current situation in Hong Kong and its implications for Beijing’s One-China policy.