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North Korea Sells Residents Into Slavery

North Korea, could be described as a uniquely politicized country. A nation that probably knows more about the outside world, than what the outside world knows about them. North Korea, a land still largely masked in secrecy, is a place that is intriguing, and a country that curious minds want to know more about. However, for [...]

By |February 19th, 2017|Political News|Comments Off on North Korea Sells Residents Into Slavery

Police Brutality an Issue in the United States

Police brutality has become an issue in the United States for quite a while. Policemen and women use excessive force when dealing with civilians, disregarding the enforcement laws they have sworn to uphold. The officers engage the civilian and over-perform their duty. They then, verbally attack the person until they are unable to fight against [...]

By |February 19th, 2017|News|Comments Off on Police Brutality an Issue in the United States

Gun Control From Each Side of the Aisle

“A well-regulated militia being necessary to the security of a free state, the right of the people to keep and bear arms shall not be infringed.” With these 27 words, the course of the fledgling new nation collectively known as the United States of America would be changed forever. America won its independence from the [...]

By |February 19th, 2017|Political News|Comments Off on Gun Control From Each Side of the Aisle

Betty White Was the Subject of a Death Hoax

Comedian Betty White, age 94, best known for her parts on "The Golden Girls," and "Hot in Cleveland," is alive and kicking. White was a victim of a death hoax. The rumor began to spread in Jan. 2017. “At about 11 a.m. ET on Saturday (January 07, 2017), our beloved actress Betty White passed away...She [...]

By |February 19th, 2017|Entertainment, News|Comments Off on Betty White Was the Subject of a Death Hoax

‘The Humane Economy’: An Interview With Wayne Pacelle

Cover image of The Humane Economy: How Innovators and Enlightened Consumers are Transforming the Lives of Animals. Wayne Pacelle is the CEO and President of The Humane Society of the United States (HSUS). In his book, “The Humane Economy,” he advances an approach to protecting animals around the world and shows companies how to [...]

By |February 19th, 2017|Political News|Comments Off on ‘The Humane Economy’: An Interview With Wayne Pacelle

‘Tinder’ Linked to Lower Self-Esteem in Men

The dating app "Tinder" is linked to lower self-esteem in men, according to a recent study conducted by the University of North Texas. The research was presented at the Annual Convention of the American Psychological Association, in August 2016. According to Well and Good, "Tinder" users experience embarrassment and dissatisfaction because they are required to compare [...]

By |February 15th, 2017|Health, Technology|Comments Off on ‘Tinder’ Linked to Lower Self-Esteem in Men

Proxima b Might Be Next Habitable Planet

According to CNN News, researchers have confirmed the existence of a rocky planet by the name of Proxima b that orbits Proxima Centauri. New data shows that the planet is the closest star to Earth's sun, as well as the closest exoplanet to Earth in the universe. Excitement grows in hopes that Proxima b might be the next habitable planet. Due to [...]

By |February 15th, 2017|Technology|Comments Off on Proxima b Might Be Next Habitable Planet

Color Blindness Upgraded With Color-Correction Glasses [Interview]

The funny thing about a deficiency is that others around see with crystal clarity what is wrong while the host or carrier of the defect has no clue. As a society, people are great at pointing out the issues of others all the while ignoring their own. Therefore, to be clear, everyone has them. My [...]

By |February 15th, 2017|Health|Comments Off on Color Blindness Upgraded With Color-Correction Glasses [Interview]

Australia Becomes First Country to Microchip Citizens

In 2010, the Australian government announced it was working on a radio frequency identification (RFID) microchipping plan for the country’s health system. Around the same time, predictions surfaced stating by the year 2017, all Americans would be microchipped. Now it seems Australia may beat the United States in its efforts. The Australian push is not [...]

By |February 15th, 2017|News|Comments Off on Australia Becomes First Country to Microchip Citizens

Top 4 Universities in Romania

Besides being a destination worth visiting, Romania is a good place to study. The East European country has 90 universities of which 50 percent are public institutions. Moreover, according to Studying in Romania, the tuition fees and living expenses are reasonable. The schooling costs are between $2,200 for the undergraduate or graduate programs to $10,800 [...]

By |December 2nd, 2016|News|Comments Off on Top 4 Universities in Romania

US Students Prefer Teachers of Color Over White Ones

Adolescents are tired of the racial gap between teachers and students. It is no surprise minority students in the U.S. prefer teachers who look like them, but white students also prefer minority ones, according to new research. While the demographic makeup of middle school and high school students in the country is moving toward a [...]

By |December 2nd, 2016|News, Stories|Comments Off on US Students Prefer Teachers of Color Over White Ones

US Health Care Costs More Than Other Countries

Most Americans are going to pay a lot more for health insurance in 2017. They also will pay considerably more out of their pockets for copayments, prescriptions and satisfying large deductibles. However, the U.S. health care system costs users more than medical care in other countries, but people are not getting their money’s worth as [...]

By |December 2nd, 2016|Health|Comments Off on US Health Care Costs More Than Other Countries

The Benefits of the Paleo Diet

Some people may have recently heard of the many benefits of choosing a Paleo diet and may be wondering what this regime entails. Is this a new fad diet that is heavy on promises and low on results, or is it something that deserves to be thoroughly looked into? Today we are going to address some [...]

By |December 2nd, 2016|Health|Comments Off on The Benefits of the Paleo Diet

New England Patriots Honor a Genius

When one thinks of Albert Einstein, Bill Gates, and even Barack Obama the word genius might come to mind. The game of football has their own. His name is Bill Belichick, coach of The New England Patriots. The New England Patriots might have lost by 16 points to the Buffalo Bills on Sunday, October 2, 2016, [...]

By |November 26th, 2016|Stories|Comments Off on New England Patriots Honor a Genius

‘Texas Rising’ Series Event Expanded on History Channel

In March of 2014, a miniseries event with the working title of Texas Rising was ordered. At the time, the program was scheduled to be an eight hour event. The cast was announced, the director was announced and a journey to record both the Texas Revolution and the rise of the famous Texas Rangers really [...]

By |November 25th, 2016|Entertainment|Comments Off on ‘Texas Rising’ Series Event Expanded on History Channel

‘Suicide Squad’ and the Definition of the DC Villains

IMDb stated the definition of the group of DC villains, called the Suicide Squad is that they are imprisoned supervillains, on death row, who have been requested by a fictitious federal government agency to carry out multiple black ops missions. The supervillains do the assignments in exchange for clemency. David Ayer was the director and writer [...]

By |November 25th, 2016|Entertainment|Comments Off on ‘Suicide Squad’ and the Definition of the DC Villains

‘Kids These Days’ Is a Common Phrase

Are kids these days really fair game? Do they deserve the derision, scorn and stigma that has been so generously heaped upon them? For humorous purposes, imagine the following passage as if it were being said or shouted by an old man in a cranky voice. Kids these days are lazy, disrespectful and ungrateful! Back [...]

By |November 17th, 2016|Blog|Comments Off on ‘Kids These Days’ Is a Common Phrase

New York City Offers Visitors Cultural Diversity

From the bohemian spirit to the serious intellect, the casual visitor to the avid traveler, New York City has something for everyone. A person can glimpse the majestic Manhattan skyline when driving to Liberty State Park. Before venturing out it would be wise to use the ParkWhiz app to book a parking space and save [...]

By |November 17th, 2016|Blog, Entertainment|Comments Off on New York City Offers Visitors Cultural Diversity

Joker and the History of the Clown Prince of Crime

The history of the "Clown Prince of Crime" is a mystery. Where did this character come from and what is his backstory? No one knows where he came from, according to the Batman comic books. The character fell into a vat of acid after Batman thwarted his robbery of the Ace Chemical Plant in Gotham City. [...]

By |November 17th, 2016|Entertainment|Comments Off on Joker and the History of the Clown Prince of Crime

Opioids May Be Over Prescribed by Non Specialists

An opioid is a substance that may be over-prescribed by non-specialists. One such form of the drug is opiates, which are derived from opium, these drugs are highly controlled substances. This drug is used to release endorphins into the central nervous system to relieve pain. The opioid is one of the two drugs that are [...]

By |November 17th, 2016|Health|Comments Off on Opioids May Be Over Prescribed by Non Specialists

Christmas in Iran

Christmas celebrations in Iran may sound like a contradiction in terms for a country dominated by Islam and known for its harsh and cruel treatment of Christians. However, Iran is unique in the Middle East in allowing the festivities to carry on unhindered and without persecution, according to CNN. Iranian Christians and other citizens are [...]

By |November 17th, 2016|Festivals, Middle East|Comments Off on Christmas in Iran

Christmas Day Survival Tips

It is that magical time of year again when gluttony and overindulgence rear their ornery heads. With all the great food spreads and social nibbles that are bound to present themselves, it is challenging to keep one's health and diet on track. Whether weight loss is a must or not, everyone could use a few Christmas [...]

By |November 17th, 2016|Festivals|Comments Off on Christmas Day Survival Tips

‘The Strain’ Season 3 Review [Video]

From the start of Season 3 of "The Strain" the group has been scattered; divided over their attempt to escape the fallen city of New York. After inadvertently causing the death of Nora, Zach was captured by the enemy. Eph was alone and wandering while self-medicating with any available bottle. Meanwhile, Quinlan and Setrakian continued the good fight against [...]

By |November 17th, 2016|Entertainment|Comments Off on ‘The Strain’ Season 3 Review [Video]

J.K. Rowling and Her World of Magic

J.K. Rowling is best known for her magical world of Harry Potter, filled with ghostly Dementors, tricky house-elves, butter beer, and spells that enchant or dispel an opponent. Her spellbound books do not stop there. Rowling has written other books, which are geared toward adults, such as her crime novel, "The Cuckoo Calling," currently being filmed for [...]

By |November 17th, 2016|Entertainment|Comments Off on J.K. Rowling and Her World of Magic

Brent Jones and Donald Trump Share Dislike for Common Core

Brent Jones, Nevada Assemblyman of District 35, has stepped out onto the national stage in full support of Donald Trump for President. Preceding Trump’s speech, given this afternoon at the South Point Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas, Nev. Jones also gave a speech that oozed with reverence for the bombastic poll frontrunner, parroting his [...]

By |January 21st, 2016|Political News|Comments Off on Brent Jones and Donald Trump Share Dislike for Common Core

Assemblyman Brent Jones Joins Forces With Trump

Nevada Assemblyman of District 35, Brent Jones, is known for his willingness to fight and bring an end to Common Core. He wants to be a "thorn in the side of the Establishment," so he will be heard as the voice of the people of Nevada. Assemblyman Jones’ vote cannot be bought! Trump and Jones [...]

By |January 21st, 2016|Endorsement, Political News|Comments Off on Assemblyman Brent Jones Joins Forces With Trump

HTC Corporation Wins Best New Innovation Award for 2015

On Dec. 18, 2015, the HTC Corporation announced that accolades had been rewarded to them in recognition of their Vive virtual reality (VR) system by Popular Science Magazine. The creative gaming headset and platform achieved the Best of What’s New Innovation of the Year Award for 2015. HTC Corporation, based in New Taipei City, Taiwan, [...]

By |January 19th, 2016|Technology|Comments Off on HTC Corporation Wins Best New Innovation Award for 2015

On the Border With Connie Foust

Activist-turned-candidate Connie Foust is running for Assembly District 19. She has a strong background in U.S./Mexico border control issues and believes that if the border is secure, Nevada will be, too. Foust became a member of the Minutemen Civil Defense Corps (MCDC) in 2005 and was eventually named the National Director of Border Operations for [...]

By |January 6th, 2016|Endorsement, Political News|Comments Off on On the Border With Connie Foust
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