Gay Rights vs Guns: Orlando Front and Center

Photo: James Tensuan/S.F. Chronicle By: Winston Ross/Newsweek Supporters of gay rights took to the streets of New York, San Francisco, Orlando, Chicago and other cities across the globe on Sunday in annual celebrations of gay rights with a brooding twist, in the wake of this month’s massacre at a gay nightclub in Florida. This year,Continue reading “Gay Rights vs Guns: Orlando Front and Center”

Why Can’t We Enjoy A Three-Day Weekend Every Weekend?

By: David Spencer/Newsweek As we enjoy the Labor Day weekend, it is worth reassessing the amount of time we devote to work. What if all weekends could last for three or even four days? What if the majority of the week could be given over to activities other than work? What if most of ourContinue reading “Why Can’t We Enjoy A Three-Day Weekend Every Weekend?”

Why Do People Still Go to Dollywood?

By: Victoria Bekiempis/ The main parkway through Pigeon Forge, Tennessee, population 6,036, is lined with dinner theater venues and theme-based museums. The Titanic Museum, for example, looks like the doomed ship, and Jaws, a big-box gift shop with a great-white-shaped entrance, promises LIVE SHARKS. Inside, there is indeed an aquarium where creatures that look likeContinue reading “Why Do People Still Go to Dollywood?”

MERS: What is it? AND What You Need To Know

Middle East Respiratory Syndrome What is MERS? From Newsweek MERS is a serious viral respiratory illness. The virus is caused by the MERS coronavirus (MERS-CoV). Coronaviruses are a common group of viruses grouped into four types: alpha, beta, gamma and delta. As far as researchers know, humans can only be infected by alpha and betaContinue reading “MERS: What is it? AND What You Need To Know”

Paul Shaffer: Life After Letterman

Paul Shaffer attends the 2011 Apollo Theater Spring Gala in New York City. For 33 years, Paul Shaffer has been the warm to David Letterman’s cool, the Ed to his Johnny and the Peaches to his Herb. So what happens when the world’s greatest sidekick has to go solo? SHAHAR AZRAN/WIREIMAGE By Lisa Birnbach/Newsweek ItContinue reading “Paul Shaffer: Life After Letterman”

Searching for Mexico’s Disappeared

From left: Jovita Flores Donado, mother to a disappeared son; Marta Ramirez, aunt of a disappeared man; Rosenda Arroyo Jimenez, mother to a disappeared daughter; and Rosa Maria Ramirez Rojas, mother of a disappeared son walk in an area near the town garbage dump amidst sugar cane fields where personal belongings of some of theContinue reading “Searching for Mexico’s Disappeared”

Does Facebook Know You Better Than Your Mother? Or Roommate?

By: Stav Ziv/Newsweek In the 2013 sci-fi romance Her, a writer falls in love with his computer’s operating system. Theodore Twombly, played by Joaquin Phoenix, begins to feel as if his Samantha—the female identity of his OS, voiced by Scarlett Johansson—knows him better than his closest friends do. After Wu You and Michal Kosinski sawContinue reading “Does Facebook Know You Better Than Your Mother? Or Roommate?”

Are Children Better Off Today Than 25 Years Ago?

Yes and No, New Report Says   Kurdish refugee children from the Syrian town of Kobani in a makeshift classroom at a refugee camp in the border town of Suruc on November 18, 2014. OSMAN ORSAL/REUTERS By: Lucy Westcott/Newsweek Twenty-five years since the United Nations ratified its Convention on the Rights of the Child, have theContinue reading “Are Children Better Off Today Than 25 Years Ago?”

Bill Cosby America’s Dad: Is Silence Golden?

By CityFella If your over 40 years old ,your probaley not familiar with the  Australian born rapper/singer Izzy Azalea.  She is the current “IT” girl and newest celebrity.   Fame is what she wanted, what she is rapidly learning is the price of fame, her privacy.  In the you tube video she simply wanted eggs.Continue reading “Bill Cosby America’s Dad: Is Silence Golden?”

Top Twelve Most Homophobic Nations

Gay rights activists hold placards during a protest against a verdict by the Supreme Court in New Delhi December 15, 2013 Adnan Abid/Reuters By: Max Strasser/ Nigeria Nigeria is the most homophobic country in the world, according to a 2013poll, which found 97 percent of citizens think society should not accept homosexuality. The laws reflect that:Continue reading “Top Twelve Most Homophobic Nations”