Midwives and Racial Implications

People who do not belong to minorities often have difficulties understanding why people of color see discrimination when they see none. Here is an example that I hope can be helpful in bridging that gap. It used to be that midwives in the US delivered all babies. During slavery they were black or Native American women. Around the turn of the 19th century as the medical profession changed with what is Continue reading “Midwives and Racial Implications”

Age Friendly Cities

Imagine a city that offers the elderly opportunities  where physical and mental disabilities are not an obstacle, where you can live your final years with grace and dignity? That is what is being proposed in Valdivia, in southern Chile. And if it works they hope to expend it to the rest of the country. Chile not only has a problem with the percentage of its population Continue reading “Age Friendly Cities”

Dog Foster Care

We need to notice small and unexpected good things sometimes. It feeds the heart. In this case it’s dog foster care. I began by learning about the Dog Trust Freedom Project in the UK. They are volunteers who are foster  caregivers for the dogs of people who have been abused and can’t take care of their pet for a while. I am sure there are Continue reading “Dog Foster Care”

Web Pricing Differences

When Rafi Mohammed used his Orbitz iPhone app to book a vacation package he found one rate. When he looked up the very same thing on the Orbitz website from his laptop, he received another, one that was about %6.5 more. He’s a pricing strategy consultant and wrote about his experience for the Harvard Business Review. Dynamic pricing which Continue reading “Web Pricing Differences”