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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

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

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

When athletes go bad

Sporting events ideally should be enjoyable for the players as well as the spectators. However, the players sometimes make it quite unpleasant by indulging in reckless behavior and throwing a fit about the outcome of the game. Over the decades there have been countless instances of unsportsmanlike behavior by some of the most well known athletes. Given below is a [...]

By |February 6th, 2014|Celebrities, Culture, Lists, Sport|3 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 [...]

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

5 Companies that hire pensioners

Many pensioners decide to join the workforce once again because of personal and financial reasons. The number of employment options available to retirees is growing recently. There are a wide variety of companies in almost every industry that hire seniors today, from New York Life Insurance to McDonalds. The AARP's list of "Best Employers for Workers Over 50" for 2013 [...]

By |January 31st, 2014|Employment|1 Comment

A tribute to these Medal of Honor Recipients

The prestigious Medal of Honor has been awarded by the President of United States to over 3,400 recipients. Some of the bravest and the most selfless Coast Guardsmen, Marines, Airmen, Sailors and Soldiers receive this decoration to pay tribute to their acts of heroism and bravery. All soldiers deserve our respect and honor because they do what most of us [...]

By |January 30th, 2014|Culture, Good Deeds, Lists|1 Comment

Why women make better leaders

Most political leaders, CEOs and other powerful positions in companies are held by men. Yet, time and again it has been claimed that women are better leaders than men. The few powerful women that we've seen in our society are perceived to be lonely, emotional, tough and icy. These perceptions convey the general thoughts and anxieties we have about women [...]

Black market organ donors

Although the tissue and organ donation market in the U.S. is highly regulated, black market dealings are not unheard of. Black market organ donation is illegal in most countries, including the United States. However, this does not change the reality. In fact, the World Health Organisation says that an organ is sold every hour and fears that the situation may [...]

By |January 26th, 2014|Current Events, Health|1 Comment