Methane Found on Mars and These Jokes Write Themselves

When you think of signs of life, what comes to mind? Water? Oxygen? Maybe…flatulence? It may sound unbelievable, but researchers just found methane gas on our galactic neighbor, Mars! Both my intellectual, 38-year-old self and my inner eight-year-old self are delighted. For completely different reasons, of course. I mean, there’s methane on mars – these [ keep reading ]

Ways to Keep Kids Safe: Learning from Tragedy

ways to keep kids safe, crime scene tape

Like most people in my community, I was devastated when a beautiful young girl from a neighboring town went missing last month. Hundreds of people turned out to search far and wide for Riley Crossman. Searches came to an abrupt halt when cadaver dogs led police to her body. As most parents do, I often [ keep reading ]

Should Biological Males Compete as Females?

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The world of track and field is immersed in controversy regarding transgender and intersex athletes competing as female runners. The two issues are slightly different; yet, the base questions when males compete as females remain the same. I believe such issues will continue to proliferate in the coming years. We can’t deny that every human [ keep reading ]

The New Travel Restrictions to Cuba

Last year, my husband and I decided to take a cruise to Cuba. Turns out, we may be part of a small portion of privileged US citizens who got to see this amazing country during the short window of time that Americans were permitted to travel there. Here’s what you should know about the new [ keep reading ]

Researchers Able to Partially Revive Dead Pig Brains

People used to believe that a person died once the heart stopped beating. Science eventually changed that idea. Research showed that if the brain was still active, it was sometimes possible to get a person’s heart beating again. In the United States, the current criteria to determine death is the “irreversible cessation of circulatory and [ keep reading ]

Felicity Huffman and Lori Loughlin College Scandal

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Felicity Huffman and Lori Loughlin have landed themselves in some really hot water over a college scandal. These famous women, and others in the financial stratosphere bracket, have been indicted for being involved with a college bribery scam. This scam involved falsified SAT’s scores and fake athletic achievements as a way for their children to [ keep reading ]

Cherokee Secretary of State Is Angry at Elizabeth Warren

A renowned geneticist recently published his assessment that Senator Elizabeth Warren appears to have native American blood in her. Whether or not the senator is part Cherokee has been the topic of raging debate in political gossip columns for weeks. Doctor Carlos Bustamante says the DNA test she took in order to trace her lineage [ keep reading ]

When to “Protect and Serve” Becomes Warped

Those who take the vow to offer protection to those who cannot protect themselves are often looked upon as heroes. While this is true in the majority of cities and towns across the country, there is a dark and chilling side to the famed “Blue Line’. According to a recent report, not all police officers [ keep reading ]

Our Neighborhood Got a Behind the Scenes Look into the Movie First Man

A long awaited movie about the life of Neil Armstrong, the other astronauts and the NASA team that achieved the first landing on the moon is premiering in theaters on October 12. It is especially anticipated in our community, because parts of First Man were filmed in our neighborhood. What is it like to have [ keep reading ]

How Do We Explain the Tragedy and Impact of September 11th to Our Children?

For an easy fundraiser, a neighborhood Boy Scout troop places flags in our yards on patriotic days throughout the year, including September 11th. As we walked to the bus on September 11th, my 8-year-old naturally asked me why the flag was in our yard. As I tried break down the significance of the day to [ keep reading ]


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