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  • Banned From Prom? Let’s Count the Ways

     

    Banned From Prom? Let’s Count the Ways There aren’t going to be any stats on this, but during prom season there are slews of reasons why teenagers aren’t attending their proms.  Are the rules too strict? Are fashions truly that racy? Or are school policies being enforced in more creative ways? Maybe it’s all of […]

  • 2 Millennials Have an Impromptu Racial Conversation and “White Guilt” Comes Up

     

    My friend, bless his heart, feels like he has a touch of what he openly describes as “white guilt.” White guilt is a type of guilt felt by some for harm resulting from racist treatment of people of color by whites both historically and currently. Even though his family tree has been traced back  far enough that he knows his lineage immigrated […]

  • True Blood Is Fictional, Vampires Are Not Real. (maybe you should write this down)

     

    On a not dark and stormy night in St. Petersburg, FL, Milton Ellis, 69, slept in his motorized wheelchair outside a vacant Hooters restaurant, just minding his own business. He awoke to find Josephine Rebecca Smith, 22, of Pensacola, on top of him claiming to be a vampire and proceeding to bite off chunks of […]

  • A Mom Breastfeeding a Toddler and the Magazine Cover Everyone Is Talking About

     

    I like to think that if you can ask for the boob, maybe you’re too old to still be getting it. I’m not a mother with an informed opinion on the matter, I wasn’t breastfeed, and I haven’t really thought about breastfeeding. Put a woman with a kid that looks like he could be in […]

  • Why Designing Architecturally for the Deaf is the Best Thing Hearing People Can Do for Themselves

     

    Would you be able to walk into a building and say, “Wow, I’m digging the DeafSpace situation going on in the architectural layout! Nice!” Even if you were a hearing person and informed enough to recognize an intentionally deaf-friendly space, even if you were an architect nerd, even if this were the future and you’d […]

  • After 30 Years South Carolina Prison Death Row Inmate Retracts Innocence Plea with Guilty and Is Then Released

     

    Plead you’re guilty and then get off death row? I’m confused. I came across this tidbit of an article about Edward Lee Elmore. A man who was imprisoned thirty years ago for the stabbing death of Dorothy Edwards. An attorney for Elmore says he is innocent, but he pleaded guilty because he wants to be […]

  • Pet Therapy in Prison, Say What? (or… ‘If You Give an Inmate a Pet’)

     

    If I’m completely honest, I’m the kind of person who respects the notion of going to jail/prison to pay your time for doing the crime. –Without launching into the all too real reality of false imprisonment, and the over use of correctional facilities in place of tactics that would better serve select individuals and committers […]

  • Missing Bees Found as Zombies (as if bees weren’t frightening enough)

     

    Bees have been disappearing for a little while now, and it’s been a problem. [see: disappearing bee population and the case of the disappearing bees if you really had no idea they’d been going MIA since ’07] Everyone’s been all..where have all the good bees gone…? Bees are pretty important. (Um…yeah, honey is awesome!) Here’s […]

  • Are These Ladies so Hot That They Deserve Free Trips and College Tuition?

     

    There is literally an online assisted platform for everything…especially in the realm of dating. There are dating websites that match you by book preferences, date creation ideas (yeah think about that one…lol), religions, open desires to commit adultery, salad toppings, facial similarities, and more. So really I shouldn’t be surprised that there are websites that […]

  • Lefties With Mental Illnesses? It’s Common Apperantly

     

    The Wall Street Journal has a really fascinating article on research that suggest that, “dyslexia, schizophrenia and attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, or ADHD,  are more common in left-handed people.”

  • When Genes in our DNA Go #tbt on Us (a case of atavism)

     

    Sometimes it really looks like our genetic coding plays tricks on us. DNA, full name deoxribonuclei acid, is the self-replicating material present in nearly all of living organisms, as the main constitute of chromosomes. These inherited chromosomes are our blueprint for life. Sometimes they do unexpected things and we stand back thinking, where have we seen […]

  • Teacher Tosses Student’s Packed Lunch to Comply with Government Lunch Mandate

     

    One 4-year-old recently got the shock of her little life when she was forced to put aside her packed lunch in favor of the state-dictated cafeteria lunch of chicken nuggets. Okay, so the kid probably didn’t care one way or another, but her parent’s and an area blogger sure had a lot of say about […]