RACE

Ah race...the social grouping of a group of people who share similar and distinct physical characteristics and perceived traits. A concept used to used to signify different types of human bodies even though there is no biological basis for the classification of, just a means to organize groups of people based on similar skin color and physical appearance. Scientist may discourage collective differentiation of it, but since we've yet to agree with scientist on that on front, might as well discuss it. - Maggie Barnes

HISTORY

Best known as the branch of knowledge dealing with past, notable for important, unusual, or interesting events, acts, or ideas that can, will, or have shaped our present. We explore history to tap into curiosity and think about how that happened, and maybe even why. - Maggie Barnes

CULTURE

Culture, you know, those predominating attitudes and behaviors that characterize a group or organization. All those complexities of arts, beliefs, customs, institutions, and other products of human work and thought, with regard to particular times, social groups, and acquired habits. The concept of culture covers expression to principles, and that intangible heritage to ethnic groups, nations, and subcategories, is fascinating wouldn't you agree?

  • She May Have a 20-Inch Waist, but This Model Is No Record Holder

     

       Romanian model, Loana Spangenberg is causing a stir with her natural 20-inch waist, off set by 32 in hips.Warning: images are dramatic! (Click here to see more)How so thin? Spangenberg claims to have tried everything and cannot gain an ounce around her midsection. “No one seems to believe it, but every day I eat three big meals […]

  • Is Employment Nervousness Giving People Asthma?

     

    Shortness of breath, chest tightness, inflamed and narrowed airways, wheezing, coughing, the illness that makes breathing feel about as comfortable as breathing through a straw is for any extended length of time. In the same way that asthma is a struggle to live with; it is a struggle for doctors to understand even though the […]

  • 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.”

  • Teen Preps to Avoid Paying Future Mortgage Bill

     

    Sixteen-year-old Austin Hay of Santa Rosa, Calif., has been sleeping in a work-in-progress 130 square foot “tiny home” in his parents’ backyard for months. The project came about because “like every teenager, I want to move out,” says Hay. The wise beyond his years practical carpenter doesn’t believe that bigger is better, “bigger house equals […]

  • 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 […]

  • I Will Not Put Out My Fake Cigarette, And You Can’t Make Me!!

     

     “Irate Southwest Passenger Objects to Putting Out Electronic Cigarette, Pelts Crew With Peanuts” Please oh please click here and read up on this!! Beware of the smoker who’s trying to become a non-smoker. It’s not a pleasant transition. There may be turbulence along the way…  

  • 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 […]

  • Heroic Dog and the Need for Domestic Abuse Victim Pet Accomadation

     

    If you’ve ever owned a much loved pet I don’t need to tell you about the powerful emotional benefit can come from such a companion. Pets can be amazing in more ways than one, from our friend to our protector. They deliver powerful healing that is well-documented. When a domestic violence victim came in need […]

  • Washington Highschool Students Asked to Sing Naked by Music Teacher

     

    A Tacoma, Washington, Community College music teacher said he was conducting a study, ”on how sexual arousal affects vocal ranges,” but for some reason thought it was okay to ask his 17-year-old student to participate. Kevin Gausepohl, 37, allegedly told his several students their vocal abilities would improve if they followed his suggested instructions and […]

  • Not Theirs: Notes Surrogacy on Because This Curious Mind–is Curious

     

    Not Theirs: Notes Surrogacy on Because This Curious Mind–is Curious “Here, I’m just going to put my baby in your body, and let you deal with that whole pregnancy business. Nine months from now I want that baby back–don’t forget!! Thanks.” When you think of surrogacy a couple of thoughts probably first come to mind, […]

  • Could Saving Up All Year to Give Your Money Away to Charity – Become a Thing?

     

    If word continues to spread of how Charity Buzz collects proceeds for well deserving nonprofits, it just may well be. We already know that the end of the year is a favorite time to give, and retailers favorite time to receive.  It’s also when nonprofits take in the bulk of their donation dollars too—perhaps we’re off […]

  • The Meds Made Me Gamble & Spend All My $$ (Yep. not me, the meds fault)

     

    Big fan of the Lifetime program Drop Dead Diva! (to watch) I’m also a huge fan of plots based on actual events. Having personally researched and written about the topic of objectum-sexuality — people who are in love with inanimate (non-human) objects. One of the cases two of the lawyers were defending involved a woman […]