People are Hallucinating Without Drugs!

One thing that simply astounds me about the human brain is that even with all the years of research, scientists are still finding out new things about it every year. Hallucinations are described as perceiving something that isn’t actually in existence as reality and are commonly associated with either drug use or mental health issues. But hallucinations don’t have to [...]

By |February 2nd, 2014|Culture, Current Events, Health, Lists|2 Comments

Elderly drivers – When to take the keys away

You know the day will come. Your parents know the day will come. But, even with wisdom, logic and experience on your side, the day you have to formally insist that you parents never drive again, is a sad and emotional milestone. AARP, the national senior citizens organization, reports that in year 2000, 10 percent of American drivers were 70 [...]

By |January 31st, 2014|Current Events|2 Comments

Grade School Murderers: Kids that Kill

Kid Killers Go Beyond Crayon Graffiti Kids can be a real pain in the butt at times. Nobody is immune to passing through the mischievous stage that so many parents loathe. When we are younger and less educated on moral standards, the concept of misbehaving intrigues us. Because of this, many kids write on walls with crayons, break dishes, and [...]

By |January 31st, 2014|Culture, Current Events|2 Comments

20 seconds of insane courage

 (Names have been substituted to protect the identity of those involved) Bob was a towering giant and the company’s marketing director. The marketing director played one of the most strategic roles in ensuring the success of this multinational business.   He was an astute senior manager, experienced and highly qualified (law, science and business) feared and confident. He was very [...]

By |January 29th, 2014|Current Events, Employment, Role models, Uncategorized|22 Comments

Which Leader Is Worth More? Jamie Dimon vs. Clayton Kershaw

Some of the most interesting baseball and life observations were made by Yankee Hall of Fame Catcher, Yogi Berra. A few of Yogi’s more memorable quotes are: “When you get to a fork in the road, take it.” “Baseball is 90 percent mental. The other half is physical.” “You wouldn’t have won if we had beaten you.” Yes, Yogi is [...]

By |January 29th, 2014|Current Events, Finance, Sport|1 Comment

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

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

Sex, Violence, and Racism in Banned Cartoons

For a long time the Warner Bros animation company has been regarded as a reliable form of quality entertainment for children. The subsidiary of Time Warner is responsible for timeless classics like Merrie Melodies and Looney Tunes. What many people don’t know is that the company's legacy isn’t as innocent as Bugs Bunny gnawing on a carrot. Back in the [...]

By |January 24th, 2014|Culture, Current Events, Featured|1 Comment

How to Cure the January Blues

With such great highs at the end of each year it is no wonder that people go through such depressing lows at the beginning of the next one. Coming out of the holiday season and New Years, a lot of people experience a big shift in emotions during January. After the excitement boils down we are left to consider the [...]

By |January 24th, 2014|Current Events, Nature|1 Comment