How to stay clean in Prison

I saw new guys avoid the showers because of fear, but that never played out well. You can’t stink in prison   Excerpted with permission from “A Day in Prison” by John Fuller. Copyright 2017, Skyhorse Publishing, Inc. Available for purchase on Amazon, Barnes & Noble and IndieBound.   There are six showerheads available in the small, white-and-mold tiled room,Continue reading “How to stay clean in Prison”

Flint and America’s Corroded Trust

 It’s not just about pipes. And it’s not just about a city in Michigan Sabrina Hernandez bathes her granddaughter, Hazel, with bottled water.   By: Charlie LeDuff/Mother Jones It’s been the subject of protests and debates, but if anything is improving in Flint, Michigan, it’s hard for any of us on the ground to see.Continue reading “Flint and America’s Corroded Trust”

All the single mamas raising kids isn’t always easier with a partner

Here’s a secret some of us don’t talk about — doing it all ourselves is often much easier than being married By,Dena Landon/Salon When I tell people that I’m a single mom, with 60 percent custody, the typical response is a combination of pity and comments like, “you’re so strong” or “what a tough job.” If I’mContinue reading “All the single mamas raising kids isn’t always easier with a partner”

Same old, same old. How the hipster aesthetic is taking over the world

The Fortitude Coffee shop in Edinburgh. Photograph: Murdo MacLeod for the Observer Industrial furniture, stripped floors and Edison bulbs: why must we aspire to such bland monotony? By:Kyle Chayka/UK Guardian Go to Shoreditch Grind, near a roundabout in the middle of London’s hipster district. It’s a coffee shop with rough-hewn wooden tables, plentiful sunlight fromContinue reading “Same old, same old. How the hipster aesthetic is taking over the world”

The Very Idea!

О́чень: very, really, incredibly Очень (very) is one of those handy little words you learn in Russian 101 and then use every day. Add it to any verb to jack up the intensity and emotion. For example: Я тебя люблю (I love you) is a summer fling; я тебя очень люблю (I love you very much) is maybe we should think about a mortgage. SayContinue reading “The Very Idea!”

No regrets? Why not?

‘Carpe diem means making daring decisions, so as not to feel regret later on, whereas amor fati means learning to love the choices you’ve already made, daring or not’ By:Oliver Burkeman/Uk Gardian Of all history’s thinkers, I’d say Friedrich Nietzsche provides the second-best example of why you shouldn’t take philosophers as models for how toContinue reading “No regrets? Why not?”

Unhappy Living in the US? Try Switzerland

Apparently, this goes beyond the great taste of Swiss chocolate. Switzerland is the happiest country in the world, according to a global ranking of happiness unveiled by the United Nations in New York on Thursday. The 2015 World Happiness Report is the third annual report seeking to quantify happiness as a means of influencing government policy.Continue reading “Unhappy Living in the US? Try Switzerland”

CA Attorney General unlikely to stop petition to kill gays

California’s initiative process allows citizens to amend or add to the laws of the state. do both.   After paying a two hundred dollar fee the citizen can  submit the proposed law to the states Attorney General.    With this the citizen can begin collecting signatures  If the citizen can collect enough valid signatures in 150Continue reading “CA Attorney General unlikely to stop petition to kill gays”

Mom breastfeeding six year old and say’s she wont stop until daughter asks

Denise Sumpter’s daughter Belle is the oldest child in the UK known to be taking her mother’s milk Bond: Denise says she and Belle have never been closer By: Jennifer Wiley/UK Mirror As a proud mother, Denise Sumpter cuddles her bright, talented and confident daughter it is clear they have a special bond. At six-and-a-halfContinue reading “Mom breastfeeding six year old and say’s she wont stop until daughter asks”

Happiness ‘about making right choices’

Can happiness be learned? And can you measure how happy certain people are? An international conference in Innsbruck is looking at these questions.  From: The Local The Conference of the European Health Psychology Society is examining the emotional and social aspects of well-being and looking at the latest research into what makes people happy. The LocalContinue reading “Happiness ‘about making right choices’”