I’ve long known that there was cyanide in apple seeds, however, when I was a small child I avoided the accidental consumption of apple seeds not because I thought they were poisonous but because I thought that an apple tree would grow in my stomach. When you think about it, the apple has always gotten [...]
Guest post by Anne Melton I always thought that ADHD was a hoax set up by drug manufactures to suck money out of the pockets of inattentive parents. It was the overly-diagnosed syndrome of kids who lacked self-control because the parents worked more outside the home than they did with their kids. Then my oldest [...]
Jennifer Garner is pregnant again. This will be her third child with Ben Affleck. In and of itself — not very interesting. I don’t think I was all that impressed when I was pregnant, so Jennifer Garner’s pregnancy didn’t strike me as anything of note – just another People Magazine cover on the butt stain [...]
Guest ‘hot topic’ post by Amanda Johnson I’ve always been the type to think things through. So, when at the age of twenty-three I finally decided to give away my V-card, you’d better believe I was well protected. There were actually 3 layers of protection, the condom, the birth control, and the scarring on my [...]
It’s been almost a decade since the biggest act of war staged on U.S. soil has been carried out. Unless you want to be bummed out or you’re the kind of patriot who prides yourself on “never forgetting,” you might as well just sleep in on September 11, 2011 because the boob tube will be [...]
When it comes to the many challenges facing Chicago parents and education, what’s good enough for the goose is not good enough for the gander. When Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel settles into his charming little upscale neighborhood on Chicago’s North side, he had to make a difficult decision — will his children live like the [...]
The Casey Anthony foreman did little to gain support for the infamous Casey Anthony verdict after he gave an interview to Fox News’ Greta Van Susteren. The foreman tried to explain away one of the most memorable acquittals in history which found the accused Casey Anthony to be guilty of what her defense team called [...]
Guest post by Shawna Lacharite Interest in the development of political and civic engagement increases when there are concerns about the younger generation’s commitment to the political system (Flanagan, 2003). Due to the issues surrounding weak voter turnout in the past, researchers are focusing their attention on perhaps an existing disparity among generations of voters. [...]
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