This ideal female body type is getting even harder to attain

Day after day, we’re bombarded with so many media messages that rarely do we stop to think about what they’re telling us to think, do or feel. Much has been written about the unrealistic beauty standards women have been held to. Female actresses, models and TV personalities are overwhelmingly thin, which has had a detrimental … Continue reading This ideal female body type is getting even harder to attain

Snowden: Stop Putting So Much Faith (and Fear) in Presidents

Whistleblower ​and former NSA contractor Edward Snowden remains a fugitive at large, but that didn’t stop him from popping up and chiming in on the recent presidential election. Snowden, who in 2013 blew the lid on the NSA’s massive covert surveillance program, recently appeared on camera via livestream to talk about privacy in an event hosted by … Continue reading Snowden: Stop Putting So Much Faith (and Fear) in Presidents

Trump Should Focus on Debt Crisis Rather Than Raising Tariffs

Donald Trump achieved the presidency telling the American people he would “Make America Great Again.” Given that during eight years of Barack Obama’s presidency there was not a single year in which national satisfaction, as measured by Gallup, averaged above 30 percent, tapping into Americans’ general dissatisfaction with the state of the nation was good … Continue reading Trump Should Focus on Debt Crisis Rather Than Raising Tariffs

TRANSCRIPT: Cruz hammers Zuckerberg over liberal bias

Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, and Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg spared over political bias and censorship during the Senate’s hearing Tuesday. Lawmakers questioned Zuckerberg about the social media company and its handling of user data. Cruz specifically asked if Facebook considers itself a neutral public forum. A full transcript of their exchange is below. Cruz: “Thank … Continue reading TRANSCRIPT: Cruz hammers Zuckerberg over liberal bias

15 of Mark Twain’s Sassiest Witticisms

  Mark Twain (1835-1910) is arguably the most celebrated humorist and writer in American history. Born Samuel Langhorne Clemens in Hannibal, Missouri, Twain built a literary reputation unrivaled in his day. On one hand, he wrote Huck Finn, a literary masterpiece widely considered the greatest novel ever written by an American. On the other hand, … Continue reading 15 of Mark Twain’s Sassiest Witticisms

Professors: College students are ‘almost illiterate’

For a number of years, it was assumed that public education was swimming along, efficiently educating children of all ages. More recently, the products coming out of public schools have caused a troubling concern to leap into the minds of adults: are schools dumbing down the content they teach to students? That concern seems to … Continue reading Professors: College students are ‘almost illiterate’