The Preposterous Success Story of America’s Pillow King


Former drug addict Mike Lindell’s multimillion-dollar idea came to him in a dream. By: Josh Dean\Bloomberg.com As so many great entrepreneurial success stories do, the tale of Mike Lindell begins in a crack house. It was the fall of 2008, and the then 47-year-old divorced father of four from the Minneapolis suburbs had run outContinue reading “The Preposterous Success Story of America’s Pillow King”

American Jews Are Terrified


A deadly shooting at a kosher grocery store in New Jersey is the latest manifestation of anti-Semitic violence that doesn’t fit in a neat, ideological box By Emma Green/The Atlantic Jews have once again been murdered, and their children will have to live with the knowledge of that violence. This is the thought that hasContinue reading “American Jews Are Terrified”

When your family doesn’t accept you


Volunteers serve a Friends giving meal at the Sacramento LGBT Center, a welcoming place for the holidays.  PHOTO COURTESY OF SACRAMENTO LGBT CENTER For LGBTQ people, the holidays can be very stressful By: Rachel Mayfield/Sacramento News and Review It was a typical L.A. Christmas—quiet, uneventful and a little too warm for sweaters. My extended familyContinue reading “When your family doesn’t accept you”

E-scooters suddenly appeared everywhere, but now they’re riding into serious trouble


  By: Julia Buckley/CNN Brussels. San Diego. Bogotá. Walk around any major tourist destination these days, and you’ll see them. Electric scooters, gliding silently around city center streets, zipping through traffic signals, or abandoned — lying on the street, propped up against trees or, in some cases, dumped in rivers. Scooter-sharing systems similar to city bike schemesContinue reading “E-scooters suddenly appeared everywhere, but now they’re riding into serious trouble”

10 Shopping Quotes That Prove A Little Retail Therapy Is All You Need To Feel Better


From Your Tango Com   Get in loser, we’re going shopping. Everyone needs a little retail therapy now and then. When you get stressed out or are feeling a little sluggish in your body, hit the mall and find yourself an outfit or accessory that makes you feel confident. If you have a bad dayContinue reading “10 Shopping Quotes That Prove A Little Retail Therapy Is All You Need To Feel Better”

Every Kid Deserves a Family or If They’re Really Lucky, Two Dads


Same-sex couples and LGBTQ folks make some of the best parents; that’s why we need to ban discrimination in foster care. By:Alec Mapa/The Advocate My husband and I adopted our son Zion out of foster care when he was five years old. We were upfront about the kind of family we were from the start.Continue reading “Every Kid Deserves a Family or If They’re Really Lucky, Two Dads”

The Curse of an Open Floor Plan


A flowing, connected interior—once a fringe experiment of American architectural modernism—has become ubiquitous, and beloved. But it promises a liberation from housework that remains a fantasy. Illustration by Arsh Raziuddin / The Atlantic.   By:Ian Bogost/The Atlantic For some American families, one kitchen is apparently not enough. What is wrong with having just one kitchen?Continue reading “The Curse of an Open Floor Plan”

Sea of Change


Someone said: Trees that bend with the wind often grow to be strong trees, while fixed ridged trees often break in strong winds. Between 1940 and 1945 America was in two wars. There was a widespread shortage of white male workers. Women entered the workforce in unprecedented numbers. However their pay was less than halfContinue reading “Sea of Change”

PRIDE: Before the Rainbow


Do you have 45 minutes? Today over 4 million people in San Francisco and New York City will attend the pride celebrations. Two of the largest celebrations on the planet. Through the years there has been growing criticism about the politicization and commercialization of the pride celebrations. There are some in the gay community whoContinue reading “PRIDE: Before the Rainbow”

Old People Should be banned from Facebook


I have a theory, Facebook decimated the country with people over 40 going on Facebook.   When Facebook was just being used by College Students it was fun, cool.   It was old people is how we got Trump.  With them sitting on Facebook all day, spreading fake news, saying Muslims are trying to take over theContinue reading “Old People Should be banned from Facebook”