Crimes committed by police officers in charge of protecting the people

Crime has infiltrated its way to every part of our society today in small towns as well as large cities. We rely upon our society's heroes, cops, to ensure the streets are safe. But what happens when law enforcement officers are the ones committing crimes? Here are 4 such cases that make us wonder who we should be more afraid [...]

By |February 12th, 2014|Current Events, Lists, Role models|14 Comments

Animals In Captivity: Humanity’s Way Of Determining Natural Selection

The news of Copenhagen’s Zoo publicly executing a healthy giraffe, dismembering it, and then feeding it to the lions has sparked outrage among the public within the past several days. The zoo said they had no other choice, as it was required by the European Association of Zoos and Aquaria (EAZA), which informed the zoo that the giraffe, Marius, was [...]

By |February 11th, 2014|Current Events, Nature|6 Comments

Innocent people jailed

According to the Innocence Project, a few studies have estimated that around 2.3%-5% of all U.S. prisoners are innocent. There are a few common themes that connect these cases to one another such as racial issues, poverty, eyewitness misidentification, invalid forensic science and law enforcement officers that are too eager to solve the case. An increasing number of stories are [...]

By |February 10th, 2014|Culture, Current Events|5 Comments

Does the War on Drugs do More Bad Than Good?

When I was younger, the War on Drugs seemed like a great concept. Drugs are bad after all; why not wage a war against them? Should we really place our faith in a concept coined by Richard Nixon? He isn’t known for being history’s most trustworthy leader. After further investigation into the battle on elicit substances, I realized that the [...]

By |February 9th, 2014|Culture, Current Events|19 Comments

Inspirational stories of survival under extreme conditions

In "Life of Pi", Pi managed to survive at sea for 227 days after a shipwreck. For most of us, the idea of finding ourselves lost on a deserted island or at sea without water, cell phones, laptop or food is unimaginable. However, every now and then we hear about unfathomable stories of people who find the strength and the [...]

By |February 8th, 2014|Current Events, Lists, Nature|1 Comment

How to be Single on Valentine’s Day

Brace Yourselves Single People It’s that time of the year again. When the colours red and pink reign supreme. On the radio we hear gushy love songs, the television channels are stuffed with romantic programming, and social media pages are loaded with pictures of happy couples embracing each other. It’s Valentine's season. Valentine’s Day is a time when people get [...]

By |February 6th, 2014|Culture, Current Events|1 Comment

U.S. Drone Strikes: Should Terrorism Suspects be given a Fair Trial?

"They say Lewis Carol is fiction," Senator Rand Paul begins his filibuster, opposing drone strikes on American soil. "Alice never fell down a rabbit hole, and the White Queen's caustic judgements are not really a threat to your security. Has America the beautiful become Alice's wonderland?" Paul proceeds with a dialogue excerpt from classic literature, ending with embellishment: "No no!" [...]

By |February 4th, 2014|Current Events, Politics, Technology|6 Comments

Hollywood and drugs

For decades, Hollywood singers, actors and performers have died because of drug overdoses. Famous celebrities like Heath Ledger, Whitney Houston and Michael Jackson have been victims to these unfortunate circumstances. Recent news of the sudden death of Philip Seymour Hoffman due to overdose has once again shocked the industry as well as fans. According to an estimate about 66% of [...]

Planning For Senior Living Transition

Ageing is about change. When today’s baby boomer generation grew up, the average life expectancy in the US was just over 60 years old. Our senior population enjoys better health and is more knowledgeable about health than any previous generation. This has helped the generation set new records and establish new standards for longevity and senior lifestyle. Along with that [...]

By |February 4th, 2014|Current Events|2 Comments

Guinness world records

The Guinness World Records is considered to be the effective authority when it comes to the requirements for setting world records and deciding who should get those records. Because of its popularity in the last few years, it has become the main international organization to catalog and verify an overwhelming number of world records.   How are the world records [...]

By |February 3rd, 2014|Current Events, Entertainment|1 Comment