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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 [...]

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 [...]

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. [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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

Restoring the Great British Pub

Drinking alcohol socially has been a worldwide tradition since humans first discovered fermentation. Many cultures have a drink of choice, and in the United Kingdom, it’s beer. Though friends can hoist a few brews anywhere, the drinking establishment of the [...]

By |January 23rd, 2014|Culture, Current Events|1 Comment

London’s SkyCycle Program Innovates Bike Travel

There is almost no headache bigger than the one that comes from commuting to work. The streets are congested when you’re late, if you take a train it gets crowded and dirty, and it seems like there is never enough [...]

By |January 22nd, 2014|Current Events, Health, Nature|1 Comment

Obama Walks NSA Tightrope

On Friday January 17, 2014, President Obama announced reforms to the NSA’s surveillance program. In the speech made at the US Department of Justice, the President acknowledged the government “must maintain the trust of the American people,” but, in the [...]

By |January 21st, 2014|Current Events|10 Comments

The Blackfish Documentary: A Look at SeaWorld Corruption

When you were younger, SeaWorld might have seemed like a magical place. They have a variety of aquatic species that perform jaw-dropping stunts with a team of trainers. A trademark animal for the park has always been the killer whale, [...]

By |January 21st, 2014|Current Events, Nature|2 Comments

Could You Become a Victim of Food Contamination?

You might think that since we’ve come such a long way with processing food consistently and keeping hunger away that the things we eat are completely reliable. The problem with our expanding population is that food needs to be processed [...]

By |January 19th, 2014|Business, Culture, Current Events, Health|1 Comment

Gambling: Crossing The Line Between Recreational And Addiction

With the NFL playoff games this weekend and with the upcoming Super Bowl on the minds of most Americans, making a friendly wager comes to mind. We will buy boxes, bet on our favorite teams and follow these terrific games [...]

By |January 17th, 2014|Current Events|19 Comments

5 Motivational Wartime Stories You Have to Hear

Nobody looks forward to times of war. The concept of the same species killing because of small disagreements is a disheartening one to think about. In times of war we have to endure suffering and witness terrible things. The recent [...]

By |January 14th, 2014|Current Events, Good Deeds, Lists, Politics|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 [...]

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

UK Stay Or Exit The EU

As the 2014 elections come closer, the debate about the UK’s status as an EU member will certainly come to the fore. Along with immigration, the UK-EU debate is likely to become a central issue once again. Last May, Tory [...]

By |January 10th, 2014|Current Events|Comments Off on UK Stay Or Exit The EU

The Top Tweeters to Follow in 2014

The Wild World of Twitter Back in 2006 when Twitter was created it introduced a whole new way for people to use social media. It essentially took the concept of blog posting and smashed it together with Facebook. Users can [...]

By |January 9th, 2014|Culture, Current Events, Featured, Lists|19 Comments