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Why your childless girl friends are worth their weight in gold.

By Annabelle Charbit, published on Dec 4, 2012

That's right, most of us new moms ditch those single gals, whose priorities are now so different from ours. But in spite of the radical lifestyle differences, accompanied by the misconception that we must run headlong into the nearest circle of new moms, it won't be long before we learn that our childless friends still have so much to offer...After two years as a mom, it has finally dawned on me that my interactions with mom friends is at best frustrating (at worst hurtful), whilst interactions with childless friends continues to be satisfying. With childless friends we can finish... (more)

Tags: friendship, society, friends, people, new mom, best friend, bff, toddler, over parenting, overparenting, neurotic mom

I'm No Expert...But

By DKIdea, published on Nov 12, 2012

I’m no expert...but I’d like to give a voice to the millions of people suffering and dying from cancer. I’m no expert, but I’m very familiar with cancer as it has taken away my mother, my aunt (her sister), many cousins and threatens to do even more. Cancer being what it is isn’t the issue I want to give voice to...but cancer being what it’s not: eradicated.

To be logically fair, there are so many types of cancer effecting so many different people that it may never be fully eradicated...but I’m a firm believer that more can be done to combat it and that the key to more successful treatments... (more)

Tags: medicine, health, business, cancer, society, lifestyle, alternative medicine, disease, cures

Health for Profit

By DKIdea, published on Nov 11, 2012

I think the title of this post says it all...but for those that don’t realize and understand the standard by which we all live under...the complete “industry” health has become, you need not remain ignorant as we are about to take a trip down a particularly unpleasant rabbit hole.

I’d like to say that I remember the good old days, but they were good and gone by the time I showed up on the scene. I heard about a time when doctors cured and treated ailments because they took an oath to do so...not because it was profitable. I’m not saying doctors shouldn’t get paid...I think they should,... (more)

Tags: healthcare, medicine, health, business, cancer, society, lifestyle, alternative medicine

Are you gay? So what are you so happy about?

By ranfuchs, published on Nov 8, 2012

The morning after the elections, the economy is still deteriorating, the education levels are falling, and the health system is still the worst in the western world. But this does not matter to just over 50% of all Americans whose team has won.

The morning after, the crème de la crème of America, the tri-state area, has not yet recovered from the last storm, many are without electricity and schools are still closed, and the transportation to the heart of America, Manhattan, is barely functioning. Infrastructure in large part of the country is reaching third world quality, and police... (more)

Tags: politics, society, elections

Is this really the new definition of friendship?

By Annabelle Charbit, published on Oct 7, 2012

I grew up in a world where you supported your friends no matter what, and the only grounds for dumping a friend was if they were unpleasant directly to YOU.

Nowadays, it seems the rules of friendship have changed. You can be friends with someone for years, yet God help you if you make a bad personal decision that has absolutely no impact on them at all. Because you are liable to be judged and then dumped! I have been dumped by a friend who disapproved of my high chocolate diet, deemed too selfish by another who disagreed with my point of view in an argument with my husband. Yet another... (more)

Tags: judgment, friendship, society, culture, friends, people, best friend, bff

Snapshot

By ranfuchs, published on Sep 2, 2012

Five thousand were killed in Syria

In August alone.

Assad, their president and an optometrist, is in love with his wife

And goes shopping to make her happy

Often on-line.

A UK university still call to boycott Israel.

Assad does not live in the UK any more.

The Arab world blames Israel

They must have planned it all along

Especially the failure of the UN

To stop the bloodshed.

The same UN that appointed Libya

To head the Human Right Commission.

Barbara, my neighbor, is truly upset

Her favorite chocolate... (more)

Tags: society

Honor Killing: Why They Kill People In Love

By Uttam Gill, published on Jun 9, 2012

...for the occurrence of heinous crime.

The most disturbing is the audacious display of honor killing. An intimidating reaction of the family members over the couple who elopes against the wishes of the family and the community/sect/religion/caste they belong to is a reflection how our society is permitting such intolerance. Under the very nose of constitution the medieval practices and customs are claiming the life of couples in love. They are being brutally killed.

How such heinous crime can take place? How in the name of honor, people are killing? Do they really know what ... (more)

Tags: love, society, crime, honor, kill, custom, practices

Firewall to a Farewell

By p.d.adams, published on Mar 29, 2012

It should have been an ongoing no go, a seafaring from afar, lasers adrift with one passive eye at the watch, the other barely containing her furions, the most furious of ions.

Her impersonal inferred, infrared photon network continues to shine a light on known knowledge in breathtaking breakthroughs. She grows a leaner, cleaner hunger for far places, the ones that remain as nameless bounty, uncharted beauty.

She is surprised by her laser, to a certain point, as she comes upon an image of memory.

Is it an invention? An old war field? An arrangement of a bout between …what?... (more)

Tags: environment, fiction, health, green, death, society, culture, adventure, event, science fiction, technology, mystery, diet, sci fi, drama, online, digital, revenge, anonymous, ecology, ultraviolet

Angels of Entanglement

By p.d.adams, published on Mar 20, 2012

...springboard. Prefrontals measured and fitted for new thinking. The kind of artificial being theHumans allowed--to join the workaday world for acceptance, being acceptable inside the watchtowers.

She doesn't seem to care much about the [fashion online religion medical event="for_me"] society. She doesn't care about iterations of political pettiness in regime forces, rogue or otherwise. It's all duty action here at theWorkstation and, loveless.

It's the starry eyes of distant lands she cares for.

She goes workmanlike, creating network feedback loops. She neutralizes... (more)

Tags: religion, environment, politics, health, green, angels, death, business, society, culture, women, adventure, motherhood, science fiction, technology, history, sci fi, android, quantum, ecology, biobot

The Sundown Laws of the 1930's

By Patricia Adams, published on Mar 4, 2012

It’s Glendale, California, early 1930's. Black people know they have to be outside the city limits before dark.

Mama, a civil rights activist before the title had hardly been invented, tells me about the injustice of the so-called “sundown laws.”

Mama tells me about the hardships the sundown laws cause for hardworking people, like the Black maids who work in the big houses in the Rossmoyne district up near the country club. “If they’re not out of town before sundown, they’re harassed by the police, and sometimes they’re picked up and dropped at the city limits. Some of them even... (more)

Tags: education, politics, parenting, family, love, children, society, culture, women, jobs, kids, news, friends, history, opinion, girl, black history month, models, cooperation, african american

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