Five Novels to Read Prior to Traveling to the UK

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BY STEPHANIE KASHETA While travel guides are all well and good, I feel the most crucial way to immerse yourself in the sensibility of a country is to read several novelists who hail from it. This being said, here are five books to read prior to your trip to the UK. A.S. Byatt’s Possession Byatt has […]

The Trickle Effect of (Over)consumption

By Deja Dragovic I just read this investigative report in The New York Times, a gripping expose on New York City’s nail salons. It directly addresses labour exploitation, modern slavery, human rights, illegal migration, the polarization of power, inequality, xenophobia and racial discrimination. Indirectly, it also raises questions about consumerism, the value of services and commodities, and […]

It’s Official: The Culture-ist and Humanity Unified Have Merged

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You’ve probably heard us talk a lot about a sister site called Humanity Unified on several occasions like in this article or in this one. We are very proud of what the social enterprise is accomplishing, so much so that we decided to make The Culture-ist Humanity Unified’s Community home base for news, ideas and collaborations. Both organizations are for […]

I Am Not a Drifter

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By Ash Bruxvoort Eight months ago I quit my full-time job to pursue my dream of traveling the world. I was recently separated from my husband and dealing with a baggage cart full of emotional issues. As I trudged into the office every day I not only felt like my dreams were slipping away, I […]

How Indonesia Turns Old Garbage into Free Healthcare

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Dr. Gamal Albinsaid’s Garbage Clinical Insurance accepts trash as payment for health care services. In Malang City, Indonesia, more than 55,000 tons of garbage is produced daily. Of that, only 50-60% gets collected. These unsanitary conditions lead to health issues, and for Dr. Gamal Albinsaid, the connection between trash and healthcare triggered an ingenious idea […]

In Manhattan, 4 Ways to Get Up, Stand Up for Earth Day

Earth Day - Connect with Nature

Earth. We live here. So why do we need to delegate one day as Earth Day? Is it just another thing for “hippies” to strap on their activism boots for? Maybe in some cases, but historically speaking, the day was initiated on the heels of the anti-war movement. During the 1960‘s, science made great advances […]

Why Life Is Better As a Girl’s Girl


By Katarina Kovacevic I haven’t always been a girl’s girl. As a teenager, there was the typical adolescent cattiness between me and my friends: two of us would hop on the phone, call the third and try our hardest to pull out some piece of scandal from the unsuspecting girl. Or, we’d buy the same […]

Share Your Story and Help Make Access to Medication Affordable in the USA

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Every year $5 billion of usable medications are destroyed, flushed down the toilet or dumped. SIRUM, a California-based nonprofit organization that facilitates the donations of medications, is working towards getting health facilities, pharmacies and hospitals, manufacturers and wholesalers, and others in the industry to donate these unopened unexpired medications to people in need. Because SIRUM makes donation […]