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?

  • They Didn’t Know They Were Biracial

     

    Its easier then you think to believe what your family doesn’t tell you.

  • What No One Is Saying about the Demisexual Sexual Orientation

     

    Life isn’t as simple as, sometimes you feel like a nut, sometimes you don’t; particularly by way of how we identify ourselves sexually. Take the term demisexual, it is a sexual orientation that sits on the lines of from being “halfway between” sexual and asexual. Our sexual orientation speaks to our feelings, interests and beliefs, […]

  • The Human Lie Detector Side Effect of This Communication Disorder

     

    “He’s lost the ability to comprehend spoken language. To compensate many aphasics become highly sensitive to subtle inflections in speech. When we lie those vocal nuances become more pronounced; most of us wouldn’t notice that, but aphasics do. And for some reason to them its sounds funny.” In other words he’s a human lie detector. […]

  • Would You Take an on Demand Amnesia Pill?

     

    Lacunar amnesia is the kind of amnesia that is the loss of only one specific event. It leaves a gap in one’s memory, pretty similar to getting blackout drunk. If you enjoyed the movie Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind, you are well aware that the movie’s plot centered on the capabilities of a company specializing in the removal of all […]

  • 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 […]

  • Clean Water Charity Donations: Comparative Shopping

     

    Water, water, and not a drop to drink. Well that’s not true for Americans residing on a continent on the higher end of the global water footprint spectrum. We have plenty of clean water. How many times have you seen an advertisement, or more specifically a well-designed infographic, explaining in serious lettering, usually involving a […]

  • Who Likes Smelly People?

     

    It’s not everyday you come a cross an article with the title “Got BO? It just means you’re sexy!” But when you do, you tend to read up on it because I’ve never seen in super sexy homeless people and they smell straight up rank! People can get pretty embarrassed to talk about the presence of heavy […]

  • To Angus T. Jones I say, “Put Your Money Where Your Mouth Is.”

     

    I’ll be eating an angus beef burger in the meantime. There isn’t much I know about 19-year-old actor Angus T. Jones, other than he’s on a show I forgot still existed, and Charlie Sheen was the star of until he went bat shitz crazy last year.  I vaguely recall reading a few years back how […]

  • Subject: Kittens banned from YouTube

     

    Kittens banned from YouTube? Charlie Sheen for president? Let’s be honest. That’s never gonna happen. But one thing we CAN make happen? The beginning of the end of AIDS by 2015. Today, over 6.6 million people are on life-saving treatment and nearly 350,000 babies have been born HIV-free. But we need to do more. Sign […]

  • The ASMR Phenomenon You Either Completely Understand or Completely Don’t

     

    I came into the ASMR fold pretty late. I heard about it after my ex crush, failed date, audio journalist, former neighbor (yes, all that), tweeted the article, Meet The Maryland Woman Who Makes A Living By Whispering. That night, I watched her role play that she was a flight attendant, explaining how to put on a seat […]

  • What’s Skittles and Tea Got to Do With It? The Shooting of a 17 Year Old

     

    Why was a 17-year-old African-American boy shot to death last month, crossing the street with a bag of skittles in his pocket and an Arizona Ice Tea in his hand? That’s what Trayvon Martin and police officials are trying to figure out. From within the gated town home community, The Retreat at Twin Lakes in […]