10 Things You May Not Know About Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

Martin Luther King Jr. (1929-1968) was a Baptist minister and social activist who played a key role in the American civil rights movement from the mid-1950s until his assassination in 1968. Here are 10 surprising facts about the civil rights leader and 1964 Nobel Peace Read More …

The Mystical Powers of Topaz

*The information provided here is for entertainment and reference purposes only. It is based on centuries of folklore, most of which came the birthstones of your loved ones, or your favorite combination of colors about before the age of modern medicine. It is not meant Read More …

I’m So Conflicted Right Now

I’m so conflicted with the flurry of sexual impropriety claims that have been lodged lately. While all victims should be heard, my concern is the assumption that all allegations are true, despite what the accused has to say doesn’t come without serious ramifications. Some have Read More …

11 Habits of Supremely Happy People

We’re always chasing something—be it a promotion, a new car, or a significant other. This leads to the belief that, “When (blank) happens, I’ll finally be happy.” While these major events do make us happy at first, research shows this happiness doesn’t last. A study Read More …

Top 8 Ways to Make Extra Cash This Holiday Season

With holiday shopping on almost everyone’s mind, here are the top 8 ways that you can make some extra #money. 1. Clean out your jewelry boxes. Yes, I will buy even your old and broken #jewelry. If you’re not sure if it’s real, just bring Read More …

Reading Out Loud Will Help You Retain That Much More

It’s a well-known fact that kids learn to read by speaking words aloud, and only later are they able to channel that brain activity into a silent internal monologue. But in terms of what goes on in our brains when we read silently, not much Read More …

Death Cleaning Should Be The Way To Go

You could die at any minute, which sucks. But what sucks more is how right after you die, your family and friends are going to show up at your house and stare, slack-jawed, at all your dumb stuff. They will be sad, certainly, but not Read More …

Finding Your Inner Peace and Truly Love Yourself

With everything that has been going on in the world, this topic seems more important than ever.  Self-love is an action of providing yourself with unconditional love, nurture, comfort and respect. It does not mean that we are selfish humans (not all of the time), Read More …

First European Battle on American Soil: 1565

With so much talk about the history of this country and how it’s been cherry picked and “white washed”, it might serve some well to actually know how the beginnings of our country actually came to be. Spanish forces under Pedro Menéndez de Avilés capture Read More …

Back to Your Corners! Or Not…

It’s amazing how quickly we sink into our defensive positions even after overcoming such difficult circumstances. These very powerful hurricanes which dealt us as a nation a one-two punch in both Texas and Florida brought out the true human side of us. It was mostly Read More …