Women have been putting their health and livelihood on the line for centuries in order to be beautiful. That’s crazy, you may say to yourself. However, how crazy is it really? Makeup– many of the makeup currently on the shelves have not been evaluated by the FDA, and may not only be carcinogenic, but may […]
What if you knew the key to happiness was a choice, a state of mind, a specific call to action, and a particular way of conducting life’s decisions? I’m not talking about a magic formula for creating wealth, health, or fame, as studies show these have no more effect over happiness, then a placebo does. […]
UMM Bucket List: 10 Things to Do Before You Die
The idiom, drop in the bucket, refers to the idea that most things in life are only a very small portion of the whole. Kick the bucket, references death by imagining yourself standing on a bucket with a noose tied around your neck. Once the bucket is ‘kicked’, well, you can imagine the outcome. But […]
2012: Is the End Really Near?
You can call it Armageddon, 2012, Mayan Prophecy, The Dark Planet, or simply, the end of the world. Hollywood has already taken its stance on the last days of mankind, and it’s been described in such films as 2012 (sixth mass extinction), I Am Legend (Pandemic), Armageddon (asteroid impact), Independence Day (alien invasion), The Day […]
Celebrity Roast: Heidi Klum
Born from a hairdresser and cosmetics executive on June 1, 1973 in Cologne, Germany, Heidi Klum’s choices in life were obviously not far from becoming a supermodel. It was either that or a fashion designer, but when was the last time you’ve seen a designer with a pair of hooters like that? Exactly, so she […]
Living Summer to the Extreme, Whitewater Rafting!
What does living life to the “extreme” in the summertime mean? Well, to some it means the thrill of plunging into a pine scented abyss of gurgling water, dodging bobbing rubber ducky’s and balancing a laptop carelessly on the edge of their garden sized Jacuzzi tub. To others it means wavering carelessly in the lazy […]
D'VERSIONS: U.S. Laws and the Shallow End of the Gene Pool
The shallow end of the gene pool is getting awfully deep around here folks and my research of some of the U.S. laws to guide American citizens down the path of righteousness and goodness is there to prove it. Throughout the course of history the U.S. has had some pretty ridiculous laws that would seem […]
D’versions: Tower of Babble
In today’s raunch culture (as the younger generation has been described), it is cool to look like a porn star and sometimes even act like one. But how can just a few words of babble make that much difference to an entire world and a generation? Well they do… and they have! As certain words […]
A Rebel Without A Cause: Colton Harris-Moore
It’s the classic story of man (err, boy) against the odds. Hundreds of police, swat teams, FBI, special crime units, psychiatrists, and disgruntled towns members, against one 6-foot-five, 205 lb, green eyed teen, with a scar on his left arm (knife wound), and the desire to open shelters for abused animals (according to his mom). […]
Corey of Deciduous Designs, Asks, How Intimate are You with Your Furniture?
Craftsmen: Corey Allen Furniture is truly one of the most intimate forms of art that one can enjoy within their own home. “Space is a dynamic dialog between the furniture and the person,” says Corey. “The furniture itself interacts with the person as they touch it, sit on it, and become intimate with it in […]