Monthly Archives: February 2013

How Tattoos, Powdered Wigs, and Uggs Have Made Us Who We Are

Be honest, how much time to do you spend on your looks in the morning? Do you have piercings or tattoos, or dyed hair? What does any of that say about you? You would be surprised how much things like … Continue reading

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Everyone loves a good research paper, right? Finding a topic, looking for references, getting all those fun publisher dates for your bibliography…you know the drill. I have written many a reference paper, and for a while, my research method consisted … Continue reading

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Riding the Soul Train

February is Black History Month, a time when we consider the many contributions African Americans have made to American society. Now granted, I think we should remember those contributions pretty much all year round, but I guess it’s good to set aside … Continue reading

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And the Academy Award goes to…

It’s Oscar season baby! As a major movie geek, I absolutely love Oscar season. I love the speeches, the awkward banter at the podium, the outfits, the speculation, and, of course, the films. Of the nine movies up for Best Picture … Continue reading

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169 Million Pounds of Pistachios Were Consumed in 2010- Did You Eat Your Share?

You know when you are watching a court room type of show? And the lawyer starts angrily quoting statistics in an attempt to back up their point and make a rousing closing argument that will sway the jury to their … Continue reading

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