About Chana Elizabeth

I am a freelance writer, blogger, and student. I enjoy writing, reading, music, art, and intelligent conversations.

Gifted: 4 Prodigies that Challenge Society’s Perspective on Disability

All things splendid have been achieved by those who dared to believe something inside them was superior to their circumstances. It is often those who are brave enough to overcome adversity, and even see adversity as a blessing, who have a real impact on the world. Despite this, disabled people are often viewed as burdens, or deemed outcasts, because healthy [...]

By |February 11th, 2014|Culture, Lists, Role models|3 Comments

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

When should Juveniles be tried as Adults?

On December 25th, 1998, a sixteen-year-old boy approached his sleeping father with a knife. For reasons unknown, this boy had intentions of murder--and stabbed his father repeatedly in the head, neck, and arms. Because his attempt was ultimately unsuccessful, this juvenile, Shawn, was charged with attempted murder. During the trial, Shawn's attorney claimed he had been sleep walking, and thus [...]

By |January 28th, 2014|Current Events, Politics|3 Comments

5 Hazardous Additives In Your Diet

According to the American Dietetic Association, only 51% of people pay attention to ingredient labels when purchasing food. Is checking these labels an unnecessary hassle or a critical endeavor? As it turns out, checking labels has become essential to staying healthy, due to the adverse effects of chemicals and other additives in food products. Here are 5 common additives to [...]

By |January 21st, 2014|Health, Lists|2 Comments

3 Myths About Catching Lies

One of life's curious truths is that no one appreciates being lied to, yet everyone engages in the activity. In fact, some research suggests we may be lied to as many as 200 times a day. Strangely, even with so many opportunities for lie catching, the average person detects lies with only 54% accuracy--scarcely better than chance. Thus, most liars [...]

By |January 14th, 2014|Culture, Featured, Lists, Nature|1 Comment

Why do I do that? 5 Fascinating Facts About the Human Brain

Is it possible our memories aren't as reliable as we think? Is it possible that men and women think in entirely different ways? Many of life's misunderstandings could be avoided if we simply understood one thing—how our own brains work. Below, you will find the reasoning behind 5 fascinating behaviors, reactions, and misconceptions our brains engage in on a daily [...]

By |January 7th, 2014|Featured, Health, Lists, Nature|1 Comment

Milestones in History: World Changing Inventions and Discoveries

Throughout the centuries, creative minds have presented us with countless astounding inventions and discoveries. Now, milestones such as the internet, electricity, and computers subsist as the cornerstone of today's society. Likewise, there are many other breakthroughs, long-standing as well as newly developed, that have made a significant impact on the world. Here are just a few. The Printing Press: 1400's [...]

By |January 4th, 2014|Featured, Technology|2 Comments

Is the Gunsmith Liable?

French political economist Frederic Bastiat (1801-1850) published a satire essay entitled “The Candle Maker's Petition” in 1845. In the essay, all manufacturers of artificial lighting, as well as the “producers of tallow, oil, resin, alcohol, and generally of everything connected with lighting” petition for protection against the sun's unfair competition. “If you shut off as much as possible all access [...]

By |December 30th, 2013|Culture, Current Events, Featured, Technology|1 Comment

5 World Changing TED Talks of 2013

TED provides a platform for some of the most fascinating minds to share their passions and progress. In 2013, hundreds of new ideas were spread throughout the world about technology, education, design, and more. Some of this year's most world changing (or potentially so) talks include information on how and why to prioritize creativity and individuality in education systems, a [...]

By |December 26th, 2013|Lists, TED|12 Comments