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  • I Took An Adult Gap Year, I’ve Never Been Happier Exactly one year ago, I found myself seriously facing the decision to either follow my newly-found passion for traveling, or pay rent. I couldn’t do both, because I literally only had enough money for one or the other. Since it had taken me twenty seven years to even discover this passion, and a full year ...
  • 10 Slimming (Yet Totally Satisfying) Recipes For Swimsuit Season Warm weather is upon us and, like it or not, swimsuit season is here. But that doesn’t mean you have to give up good eating. Summer meals can be lighter and less caloric, but still delicious. From soups to salads to entrees, all of these recipes are light, full of flavor, and totally satisfying. 1. ...
  • U.S. Takes Step Towards Embrace Of Gulf Plan To Destabilize Iran The Trump administration this week appeared to take a potential step closer to backing efforts plotted by Saudi Arabia and the UAE to destabilize Iran; possibly topple its Islamic government; and force Qatar to fall into line with Gulf policies that target Iran, political Islam, and militants; with the appointment of a seasoned covert operations ...
  • Don’t Cheer Up On Thursday, President Trump announced he will withdraw the United States from the Paris Climate Agreement. If that makes you mad, good. If that makes you outraged and disgusted, even better. We have good reason. Even for a president whose administration has quickly earned a reputation for reckless and morally bankrupt policies, this appalling decision ...
  • CNN Anchor Mocks Indian-American Spelling Bee Champ Many people are giving CNN some heat this morning after two anchors asked a national spelling be champion to spell “covfefe” and then went too far with a racist joke aimed at the twelve year old of South Asian descent. In an on air interview, CNN anchors, Alisyn Camerota and Chris Cuomo, asked Ananya Vinay, the ...
  • Disaster Branding: The Importance Of Naming Climate Disasters After Trump Donald Trump knows the power of branding and actually makes huge profits by selling the use of his name. But the power of naming and branding can be a double-edged sword: when a president creates and perpetuates real human disasters, we can truthfully attach his name to them and allow well-earned disaster branding to spread ...
  • How Successful People Stay Calm The ability to manage your emotions and remain calm under pressure has a direct link to your performance. TalentSmart has conducted research with more than a million people, and we’ve found that 90{8883afff3f996f915e4087502a0d4bc0cab7d523e6eee37ef51ae9a6c529a071} of top performers are skilled at managing their emotions in times of stress in order to remain calm and in control. If you ...
  • Trump’s Abdication Message Not Best For All Some broken hearts never mend, Some memories never end, Some tears will never dry, My love for you will never die* When I’m faced with difficult decisions, moments of sadness, or when I’m contemplating the state of the world in tumultuous times, I often turn to country music, and its vulnerable and open-hearted ...
  • Normalization Of The N-Word; Nobody Gets A Pass Several years ago, National Action Network and I came out strongly against use of the n-word in any context by anyone. We took the firm position that any racially disparaging term must never be accepted or normalized in society. We marched in front of major record labels, and protested against Don Imus who lost his ...
  • A Liberal’s Perspective: Evergreen College And The Fascism Of The Illiberal Left At Evergreen State College in Washington, the dangerous authoritarian streak of college-aged, left-wing extremists is being exposed in disturbing detail. In recent weeks, social justice activists demanded that white students refrain from attending class or being present on campus on a predetermined day, in order to appropriately, from their perspective, observe the traditional “Day of ...
  • Trump Keeps Making It Up … Donald Trump is an inappropriate president and has not delivered anything more than a Potemkin Presidency. Grigori Potemkin erected phony portable settlements along the Dnieper River to deceive Czarina Catherine the Great that her reign was creating prosperity. After she passed, the structures would be disassembled and re-assembled further along her route to lengthen the delusion. Likewise, ...
  • The Film “FaithKeepers” Is Not The Way To Defend Christians The recent horrific massacre of 29 Egyptian Coptic Christian pilgrims served as a tragic reminder of the vulnerability of minority faith communities in many parts of the Middle East. As a Maronite Catholic with family and friends in the Middle East, a Ph.D. in Comparative Religion, and over 40 years of work experience throughout the Arab ...
  • Quiches, Stratas And Frittatas: 6 Easy And Elegant Egg Dishes Eggs are affordable, always on hand, and easily transformed into elegant meals. From Crustless Broccoli Quiche to Spinach & Cheese Strata, these simple egg dishes taste like restaurant-quality splurges. 1. Crustless Broccoli Quiche There’s really only one way to put it: this quiche is insanely delicious. And I promise you won’t miss the crust! It reheats beautifully ...
  • How Did U.S. Get Stuck With Solving The North Korea Problem? SEOUL, REPUBLIC OF KOREA—Just 30 or so miles from the Demilitarized Zone, which separates South and North Korea, sits Seoul, the political, industrial, and population heart of the Republic of Korea. It remains vulnerable to North Korean attack, but is as chaotic as usual. Lately it has been convulsed by a domestic political crisis, leading ...
  • The Nauseating Hypocrisy Surrounding The Kathy Griffin Criticism There’s a vein of sad, pathetic hypocrisy running through both the left and right of the United States tonight. We live in times fueled by constant breaking media reports and self serving social media commentary. Adding fuel to the symptom, Americans are quick to take reactionary tones in times of tension. We’re quick to jump ...
  • Weekend Roundup: Trump’s ‘America First’ Posture Is The Midwife Of A Post-American World By pushing his “America First” position to its logical conclusion, U.S. President Donald Trump is paving the way for a new world order in which America is no longer the dominant player. In rejecting the Paris climate agreement this week, the American president has given birth to an alternative “network of the willing” to battle climate ...
  • Moving Forward For Children In California And Nationally Alameda County in California straddles the San Francisco Bay area and stretches from Silicon Valley north to Oakland and Berkeley. A major branch of the San Andreas Fault lies beneath the most densely populated part of the county. That’s where Betty lives. She was hard at work full time in the health care field, with ...
  • We Will Continue To Fight The Hate Deep In The Heart of Texas By Thomas Kennedy In 2011, the Florida legislature attempted to pass an Arizona-style “show me your papers” law at the behest of Republican Governor Rick Scott. The proposal generated a hugely controversial and heated debate in the legislature and ultimately failed after the Senate was unable to broker an agreement. In the same year, Georgia actually enacted ...
  • A Traumatic Experience Can Reshape Your Microbiome By Susie Neilson I’m not disputing the scientific soundness of the whole brain-gut connection, but it really does sound a little bit like something out of a science-fiction story. I mean, you’re telling me that the trillions of tiny organisms that live in my gut, chomping up my food for me and maintaining my ...
  • Why Pride? An Explanation For Straight People June is national pride month, a month set aside to remember, celebrate, and empower queer people and our contributions to the flourishing of humanity. All across the country, LGBT+ people and our allies will be gathering for festivals, parades, parties, demonstrations, and marches that boldly proclaim that we are not ashamed of our queerness and ...