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 [...]

This Week in Amazing: SONY’s Personal Hallucination Console

Welcome to the first instalment in a series of articles on Strong Whispers called “This Week in Amazing”! Each week we will explore fascinating concepts and developments in our ever-changing world. Feel free to share this info and if you would like to suggest something totally AMAZING, drop us a comment at the end of this article. We will be sure to [...]

By |February 3rd, 2014|Amazing, Entertainment, Featured, Technology|2 Comments

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

10 Brave Journalists That Deserve Respect

News broadcasting is the most constantly demanded area in the entertainment industry. Whenever something important is happening in our society, we turn to the news to deliver the information as soon as possible. Whether it is a televised broadcast, newspaper article, or online information, people will continue to rely on news to stay up to date with controversial issues. The [...]

By |January 17th, 2014|Business, Featured, Good Deeds, Lists, Role models|Comments Off on 10 Brave Journalists That Deserve Respect

Fitness After My Heart Transplant

On November 2, 2009, I received the gift of life courtesy of a generous donor and the very accomplished heart transplant team at Tampa General Hospital. Last month, my four-year annual review was spectacularly smooth. My wonderfully new, 26-year old heart is about one-third the size of my diseased heart. Every day, I think about the courageous young male donor, [...]

By |January 15th, 2014|Featured, Health|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

Changing the Face of Tech: Our Top 10 CES 2014 Picks

CES 2014 has now come and gone, but some of the tech introduced at the event will likely remain on our minds as we journey through 2014. Here are a few of our favourite picks from CES 2014 that we believe will change the face of tech as we know it.   Asus Transformer Book Duet (TD300) Samsung made us [...]

By |January 13th, 2014|Featured, Lists, Technology, Ten Things|1 Comment

Marijuana vs Alcohol

Marijuana vs Alcohol: Who is the Real Killer? With the legalisation of marijuana for recreational use in states like Colorado, our societies are beginning to reevaluate the effects of the once taboo drug. Decades ago leaders like Ronald Regan pioneered efforts to eliminate all drug use. Since then, the “War on Drugs” has drained  a ton of money from the [...]

By |January 12th, 2014|Culture, Current Events, Featured, Health|13 Comments

5 Windows 8 Vulnerabilities We Should All Know About

1. Picture Passwords Are Easily Cracked Windows 8 has introduced a new picture based authentication process. The way it works is that you draw 3 points on an image of your choice to log in; similar to Android’s swipe lock screen. This was supposed to be a significant improvement over Android’s version because it supports 3 random points chosen by [...]

By |January 12th, 2014|Featured, Lists, Technology|12 Comments

Awards Season: Sex Sells

The days of graceful and elegant celebrities like Marylyn Monroe and Gene Kelly are long gone. Also gone are the days when song lyrics were meaningful and a reflection of beautiful emotions. We've ushered in the age of Britney Spears in a transparent body suit, celebrities posing nude on magazine covers, Lady Gaga's outrageous dressing sense and, of course, a [...]

By |January 9th, 2014|Culture, Entertainment, Featured|3 Comments