Doomsday Prepping: Are You One of Them?
Photo by cottonbro from Pexels. Doomsday Preppers. That’s what they’re called. The people who believe that the world is coming to an end and they need to do something about it. Are you one of them?Read full story
Opinion: It’s Not Team Chris Rock vs. Team Will Smith; It’s Between being Primitive and Civilized
Photo by Jeffry Surianto from Pexels. “If we are to preserve civilization, we must first remain civilized” —Louis St. Laurent. I’m still thinking about what we saw at the Academy Awards last night. There are so many issues on so many levels. It’s hard to wrap my mind around them.Read full story
Your Child Can Get A “Divorce” From You; It’s Called “Emancipation of a Minor.”
“Emancipation from the bondage of the soil is no freedom for the tree. “—Rabindranath Tagore. Did you know that once your child turns 18 years old, they are considered an adult and no longer a minor in most states? This means that they are now responsible for themselves and their actions.Read full story
Opinion: It’s Time to Stop Objectifying Celebrities: Let’s See Them for What They Are, People
Celebrities are people too. I can’t believe I have to say that, but I do. It’s sad to see that so many people objectify and dehumanize them by turning them into something they are not. Celebrities are humans; the only difference is that many people know of them given their jobs. Celebrities deserve respect as everyone else does.Read full story
A Philosophy on Turning Adversity Into Something Beautiful: The Japanese Art of Kintsugi
Have you ever taken a moment to appreciate the beauty of something broken? Kintsugi, or Kintsukuroi, is an ancient Japanese philosophy that teaches us to turn adversity into beauty.Read full story
Opinion: A Successful Marketing Campaign That Got Everyone Talking: Spotify Wrapped
The idea of marketing is not new. Marketing has been around for centuries, and it’s something that most businesses are constantly trying to do better at. Marketing is also an essential factor in our day-to-day lives, even if we don’t realize it.Read full story
Twitter's Jack Dorsey is being replaced as CEO by Parag Agrawal
Twitter, Inc. (NYSE: TWTR) today announced that Jack Dorsey has decided to step down as CEO and that the Board of Directors has unanimously elected Parag Agrawal as CEO and a member of the Board, effective immediately. Since 2017, Agrawal has served as Twitter's Chief Technology Officer. He has worked for the site for nearly a decade.Read full story
WHO Condemns the Severe Travel Bans Imposed on Southern Africa
According to the office for Africa of this UN agency, the World Health Organization (WHO) released a statement today condemning the severe travel restrictions imposed on southern Africa and calling for policies to be based on evidence and support for African nations.Read full story
Opinion: Ethical Shopping: How Do You Make Thoughtful Choices When Shopping for Goods?
Do you ever wonder what your clothes are made of? What materials in your furniture were mined from? Do you ever think about where the food on your dinner table comes from and how it was produced? If so, then you might be an ethical consumer.Read full story
Elon Musk, Forget Mars, We Can Feed the World With Space Bacteria!
It’s a great time to be alive. We live in an era where we can grow meat without animals, cure diseases with genetic engineering, and soon even travel to Mars. But despite all our technological progress, one fact remains, according to the United Nations’ Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO). In 2020, between 720 and 811 million people faced hunger. And that number is only expected to increase as Earth’s population continues to climb.Read full story
The Rise of Black Friday: A Day of High Shopping Activity and Mental Health Concerns
The day after Thanksgiving is now known as Black Friday. It's a day of high shopping activity and high retail traffic. It was the cheapest day to buy goods from stores that were in debt. But, this tradition has been dying out due to the rise of online shopping.Read full story
Opinion: "There Might Be "Humans" All Over the Universe"
Creative Commons Zero (CC0) by Pexels. “The universe is a pretty big place. It’s bigger than anything anyone has ever dreamed of before. So if it’s just us… seems like an awful waste of space. Right?” — Jodie Foster (Eleanor Arroway in Contact)Read full story
Opinion: Is Anyone Really in Control of Their Life? Do we have free will or not?
Photo by Freepik. Design and Edition by the author. What if everything is predetermined? What if what we experience as free will is nothing more than well-designed programming?Read full story
Kirsten Gillibrand wants the DOJ to investigate UFO and UAP sightings
A small group of senators, led by New York Democrat Kirsten Gillibrand, is pushing for legislation to clarify the method for reporting unusual sightings known as UFOs. The New York senator went so far about proposing legislation investigating "any resource, capability, asset, or process" of the Department of Defense and intelligence community.Read full story
Transhumanism: The Transformation of the Human Race.
Transhumanism is a set of views and beliefs related to the transhumanist movement. It aims to use science and technology to improve the human condition. Transhumanists believe that by making healthy living possible for everyone. They can create a world without suffering from diseases such as death. Transhumanists see death as another disease that will be cured in the future.Read full story
Is Humanity on the Verge of Extinction at the Hands of Artificial Intelligence? Yuval Noah Harari Thinks So.
Since I read “Sapiens” by Yuval Noah Harari, I’ve been a fan of his work. I was captivated by that book, and it has become one of my favorite reads. I encourage everyone to read it.- I’ll write a book review about it later.Read full story
The Foundation Trilogy Is Made Into a TV Series That Appreciates Its Intricacy for the First Time.
Foundation was originally a collection of short stories published in “Astounding Science Fiction” magazine in the 1940s. It eventually became a trilogy of books written in the 1950s, with Asimov intending to illustrate the fall of some great future culture.Read full story
The Metaverse: Virtual Reality and the Convergence of Physical and Digital Space.
“You do not need to know precisely what is happening, or exactly where it is all going. What you need is to recognize the possibilities and challenges offered by the present moment, and to embrace them with courage, faith and hope.”Read full story
The Day of the Dead: "What Would You Do if You Knew That Today Was Your Last Day?"
This is a philosophical and existential question that may give most people shivers. "What Would You Do if You Knew That Today Was Your Last Day?" is a thought-provoking question we may not be able to answer. The question is not about what we would do if we knew that it was our last day but rather what we would do differently, knowing that it was our last day.Read full story
I'm Hooked- I'm Addicted to Writing
I never thought I would be hooked like this to writing. But it's true; I'm addicted to it. Since I was a little kid, I have always enjoyed reading, and since the Internet came around, I'm a compulsive reader of the content. I read so many different types of it- from news articles to blog posts or even infographics- but there is one thing in common with all these pieces: they have something interesting about them, which makes me want to continue reading.Read full story