Category: Culture

Who Shares Your Name?

You may be a unique and inimitable individual, but chances are your name can’t make the same boast. Some names are far more common than others, but most everyone has to share their moniker. Have you ever wondered about your “name doppelganger?” A man named Wes Moore did. What he found was startling.

What Would You Do With $10?

Like so many other Americans, Reed Sandridge recently found himself unemployed. He was laid off from his position at a non-profit company in Washington D.C. Sandridge did all the things people usually do when they unexpectedly find themselves out of work. He filed for unemployment, updated his resume and started searching for a new job. Read More…

April Is Child Abuse Prevention Month

Many adults might not spend much time thinking about child abuse. The very idea seems absurd to most people. How could an adult intentionally harm a child? Tragically, the truth is many children are abused physically, emotionally and sexually. It’s a tough topic, but one that needs to be addressed. That’s why April is designated Read More…

What’s Affecting You? Healthcare Reform

Healthcare reform has been debated for years, and as of March 2010 a new bill was signed into law by President Barack Obama. A few revisions to the policy have since been approved by the House and Senate, and the modified document is expected to receive the Presidential signature next week. This bill is intended Read More…

Can Spending Money Make You Happy?

Most Americans are closely monitoring their spending habits these days. With concerns about the economy and a growing unemployment rate, people across the country are tightening their belts. A shrinking budget doesn’t mean that people are going to stop spending, but it seems that some expenses may have a more positive impact than others. According Read More…

Creating Happiness

We all have our own ideas about what it takes to live a happy life. A small group of researchers hope to prove that there are some specific components to personal happiness. According to a recent scientific study that will be published in the Journal of Clinical Psychology, there are five things people can do Read More…

Talk Your Way To Happiness?

A recent study conducted by the University of Arizona and Washington University in St. Louis showed that people who spend more time talking tend to be happier. The study concluded that happy people have more substantial conversations, not just small talk. Researchers listened in on volunteers over a four-day period and recorded snippets of conversations. Read More…

Relive Memories Of Elvis With Old Friends

Elvis Aaron Presley was born on January 8, 1935. His meteoric rise to fame is a legendary tale that sparked rock ‘n’ roll dreams for millions of young people throughout the world. By the early 1950’s, Elvis had become a sensation. He had the total package: the look, the moves and the voice. People everywhere Read More…

Pearl Harbor Day

December 7, 1941. This date was permanently burned into the memory of an entire generation, and more than 65 years later it still holds as one of the most notorious dates in American history. It was the day of the attack on Pearl Harbor, and a day that changed the world forever. Just before 8a.m. Read More…

Happy Labor Day!

On the first Monday in September people all across the United States enjoy a little extra time away from their jobs as we celebrate Labor Day. It’s a great holiday to share with friends and family as we start to say farewell to the summer. The origin of Labor Day goes back to the time Read More…