California may become the land of death and dust
Mar09

California may become the land of death and dust

Citizens of California are facing a serious water crisis in the coming years, and it doesn’t seem like it’s going to end any time soon. The lack of rain, over watering of desert lawns and hour long power showers have finally taken their toll on the state’s water reservoirs. Californians are facing a drought so severe that the state’s drinking water supply is threatened. The situation is so dire that Gov. Jerry Brown declared a state...

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Putting a stomp on food stamps
Mar09

Putting a stomp on food stamps

I work at a natural grocery store and watch people who buy sushi, sandwiches, lattes and fresh juices proceed to swipe a food stamps card and walk out the door. I stand at the cash register in fury because my coffee and lunch cost $10 out of my hard-earned money. I tried to apply for food stamps, also known as EBT and SNAP benefits in 2011 and was denied. I was employed part-time and going to school. The government informed me that my...

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Labeling is a waste of time
Mar09

Labeling is a waste of time

Throughout the years, the government has devoted a lot of time and energy to create limitations for pedestrians. Some actions have been the prohibition of weed and alcohol. And now, Sen. Bill Monning is attempting to create a new social prohibition, the unhealthy consumption of sugar-sweetened drinks in California. Sen. Monning intends to use the bill SB1000, also known as the Soda Warning Label Bill, to require a warning label on the...

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Don’t make February just history
Mar05

Don’t make February just history

When Carter G. Woodson set out in 1925 to archive and teach others about the contributions of African Americans he couldn’t have imagine it’s impact and how we would trivialize in the present. His main aim was to celebrate a whole group of people not just personal achievements, but lately Black History Month has become a racial crutch that people seem to use to show how far we have come in our pseudo-post racial society. Woodson’s...

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Organic food; inorganic diet
Mar05

Organic food; inorganic diet

There is a big misconception that anything vegetarian or vegan is automatically healthy. But it is not always the best choice. A study on the International Wellness Directory showed that if you avoid red meat, you are over 7 times more likely to suffer a zinc deficiency. Zinc is a crucial part in the production of hundreds of enzymes that are responsible for regulating your bodily functions. When someone proudly tells me that they eat...

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The future is ahead and at your fingertips
Mar05

The future is ahead and at your fingertips

The future of visual entertainment has arrived. It may not be everywhere yet, but it is most certainly here. That is not to say holograms and 3D movies, those are accepted as norms in the entertainment world these days. No, the next leap for entertainment has been made and it is bringing us all into the world of virtual reality. Virtual reality has been a staple of sci-fi and wishful thinking for a while now, alongside flying cars and...

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