From August, 2019

How to Reduce Cellulite – Here are 5 Ways

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.

Good News for Today Feature – 2019 August Updates

By: The Millennial Source

Reading Time: 3 minutes As part of The Millennial Source’s mission to spread awareness of all global events, it is time once again for our monthly good news feature. By reporting on these events, we hope to spread awareness of the positive developments occurring in this fast-paced world.

1) Unemployed father is offered a job after handing out hundreds of resumes on the street
2) Wind power generation surpasses coal in Texas – the largest consumer of coal in the US
3) Man helps young boy doing homework on the streets of Peru
4) Ophthalmologist treks to rural areas of Nepal, restoring the sight of over 130,000 people

Faces in the Cages – How US Policies Shaped the US-Mexico Border Crisis

By: Bennett Siems

Reading Time: 11 minutes Images of the children, separated from their parents and huddled in detention center cages at the US-Mexico border, have shocked the world. Verified reports of these children being denied basic necessities like blankets, soap and toothbrushes, have escalated the global outcry. And detained adults are not doing any better.
The current humanitarian emergency at the US southern border is a complex problem with many causes. Sadly, some of those causes are rooted in US policies of the past.

Go beyond the headlines with us…

– Who are the people being held at detention facilities today?
– Who were these detention facilities initially built for?
– How does the US spending $78 billion a year on a so-called War on Drugs relate to the central American violence causing so many to flee north?
– How did the “Banana Republic” era and the Cold War shape the situation we see today?

This is why your leaders and ALL the companies want a piece of the 5G pie

By: The Millennial Source

Reading Time: 8 minutes Headlines about the global “5G Race” are everywhere these days. We were told that China and South Korea jumped out to a big lead in 2018, but the US is now surging to the front of the pack. But is 5G really such a big deal? Is it really worth a cutthroat worldwide race?
In two words, yes and yes. Here’s why.

Go beyond the headlines with us…

– What exactly is 5G, again?
– What are the Economic benefits for businesses, governments and regional economies during the 5G rollout phase?
– What are the benefits for the actual winners of this race?

4 gift ideas for that type A friend

By: The Millennial Source

Reading Time: 4 minutes We all have that friend who is always just so on top of life. Every single event is recorded in her calendar, and she’s always 15 minutes early to everything, always put together, just always “on”.

They amaze us, but these friends also cause us mini panic attacks when it comes time to buy them gifts. Finding something that will meet their expectations and that they’ll actually like seems a little … daunting, to put it mildly.

So when it’s time to get a gift for that friend, here are a few ideas to make her day without driving yourself crazy!

Mass Shootings in Context – NZ Weapons Ban vs US 2nd Amendment & “Gun Culture”

By: Bennett Siems

Reading Time: 11 minutes After leading her country out of a deep darkness following the Christchurch Mosque Shootings, New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern looked across the Pacific and was mystified:
“Australia experienced a massacre and changed its laws. New Zealand has had its experience and changed its laws. To be honest with you, I don’t understand the United States.”
Most of the world finds the intensity of US “gun culture” bewildering. At the root of it all is a lone sentence in the world’s oldest constitution still in use.

Go beyond the headlines with us…

– What are some of the key facts and misconceptions about gun ownership in the US?
– What further context could James Madison have given when he wrote the Second Amendment – The Right to Bear Arms?
– How do most Americans view the Second Amendment today?

Why I’m not scared of the #metoo movement, and I’m a man

By: The Millennial Source

Reading Time: 6 minutes In September 2018, Dr. Christine Blasey Ford testified to the US Senate that Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh had sexually assaulted her when they were teenagers. Responding to her testimony and to the #MeToo movement, President Donald Trump stated that it is “a very scary time for young men in America.”

Well, I am an American cisgender, heterosexual male, and I am not afraid. Here’s why:

1) I have seen how women are pressured to remain silent.
2) I understand that women are people. Completely. Really.
3) I keep things in perspective.
4) I want my life to matter.

The Millennial Source – Following the Hong Kong Protests

By: The Millennial Source

Reading Time: 5 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.

Beijing first press briefing about Hong Kong since handover in 1997

Let’s look at that press briefing on Hong Kong protests

By: The Millennial Source

Reading Time: 4 minutes Some see Spokesperson Yang Guang’s use of the phrase “cost upon society” when describing the potential consequences of the ongoing demonstrations in Hong Kong as a threat. However, from a purely economic standpoint, it must be acknowledged that negative effects can already be witnessed in the financial hub:

1) Property prices fall for the first time
2) Retail sales suffering
3) Broader economic impacts