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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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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. [...]

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 [...]

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

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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.   [...]

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 [...]

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